Saturday, January 19, 2013

We're Not Too Old !

My son turns 24  and is having a Birthday bash today with all his old buddies , the theme being "We're not   too old". These kids have been friends since kindergarten and have been competing    in tournaments at his birthday parties since then.. They make up giant posters and charts to track the winners and losers and who plays who.etc. All the posters are saved and are lying under the bed in the spare room  gathering dust to be hauled out and reminisced over every year. The group has grown somewhat with new close buddies added and the fairer sex showing up.My son and his gal moved to Calgary last year, but are back up at Mom & Dads for a repeat of  a yearly party that has been  going on around nineteen years now. This will probably change as they get married and have kids of their own but  for now , at least this year,  it is  'on', let the games begin!!! My son has been blessed with a fabulous group of friends and I am so thankful for that.

The silver on the 24 (see sentiment) did not photograph very well but looks great IRL. I left the 'sign' or whatever it is blank, was going to put his name there then thought maybe not, couldn't make up my mind so blank it is:O).

Card details:
Stamp:  Kenny K
Sentiment: freebie
Colour Medium: Prismacolor Markers and Copics for the flesh tomes (E11,E00,E000)
Die cuts: Spellbinders Nestabilities scalloped circles,circles, foliage;  Impression Obsession die 24-X
Punch: Martha Stewart
Papers: Stampin Up's whisper white; Pattern's Pack 111 and K&Company 'Julianna' ; the papere used for the brown from stash
Other:twine, chipboard?, button from my button box, dimensional tape
Sketch: based on 'Addicted to Stamps Challenge #47 Sketch' closed

1. ATC's and Cards with Attitude: #31 add a tag or sentiment/anything goes
2.Card Crafters Circle:#58 Layers
3.Lady Anne's Challenge : Dec/Jan Sentimental Friday- must use sentiment
4.Fairy tale Challenges: #59 Use Your Newest Stamp:Bought the stamp   especially for this card -hot off the press LOL!
5.Fat Pages & Cards with Attitude: #31 Add a tag or sentiment: anything goes
6. Guylou's Inimitability: : I see Dots
7. Simply Create Too: #29 Anything Goes
8.Wags n' Whiskers: #95 Celebrations - mine is birthday
9.Forever Friends: #53 Your Favourite Embellishment - for me on a masculine card it is twine and or buttons  (love buttons on feminine cards too)
10.Moving Along with the Times:Happy Birthday


  1. Awesome card Glenda, perfect boy/man image & love the strong colour combo......very masculine! My eldest is 25 and they have xbox get togethers at least once a week....they definitely never too old! The younger ones love school holidays cos then I let them have an xbox "all-nighter" it's funny cos they never manage all night though!
    hugs Jo x

  2. This is just the image and fab

  3. What a fun card!!! Love that great image and the design is awesome!!! Well done!
    Thanks for joining us at Guylou's!

  4. This is fantastic Glenda what a fabulous image and the colours are just perfect, hope your Son has a good birthday.

    Hugs Julie x

  5. Sounds such good fun and how wonderful that they have all stayed in contact since kindergarten! Fab card Glendale the image is perfect for him x

  6. Oh boy, this is a GREAT male card! Love the layers and the funny image. NancyD

  7. Fabulous guy card! Such a fun image! Happy Birthday to your son!
    Enjoy all the fun!

  8. Awesome masculine card...and the birthday theme sounds pretty cool! Bet they had fun!

  9. Now your son knows a good party doesn't he? This creation is a perfect keepsake to be treasured for years to come! Way to go Mom!

  10. *lol* that´s so lovely and that´s typical for boys ;o) Your card is so very cute! I love it, the coloration, the image, your layout. It´s just perfect! Thank you for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge. xx Bianca

  11. This is such a great and fun card!! Great layout and design and the image is fabulous.

    Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us this fortnight at Simply Create Too.
    Best of luck and we'd love to have you visit again!

    Simply Create Too Design Team Member

  12. Oh Glenda, what a super fun and clever creation! Your son is going to love it. Exceptional coloring and perfect image!

  13. The boys had a great time at your place. Neither finished in first place, not even close, lol! I think they've gotta practice just a bit more. I LOVE the card, the image is perfect!

  14. Forgot to say...great son is not quite that old but in college and the troop all get together on breaks...been friends since elementary school and picking up some in middle school. It's wonderful that the friendships continue into their adulthood.

  15. Glenda, what a great card to the birthday event!! Your mix of papers and the image made it look like a guy in his Man Cave!! He is going to get a big kick out your card. What a great story too. Enjoy having your boy home, Mama!


  16. This is fantastic, Glenda! Love how you did the background with all the dark greens. It really makes the image pop. How wonderful to have that kind of history for so many birthdays and still be able to enjoy it in the mid-20s. :-D

  17. What a wonderful card! I need that image. I have a 24 year old that is also a gamer and this would be perfect! Love your coloring and layout. And that silver sparkle shows up great! Love your card! Happy Sunday!

  18. Oh this is brilliant and such a great male card, I love it. Hope your son had a wonderful birthday. Thanks for playing on MAWTT this week, love Hazelx

  19. Now this is awesome...My gamer is now 26 and still he and his friends are going full force on the games. How wonderful this card would be....Wonderful job...joann sassy raggedy

  20. Gorgeous. Love how you have used the twine. Thanks for sharing your talent. Good luck with the challenge. Hugs Desíre {Lady Anne's Paper Crafts DT Member} {Doing Life - my personal blog}

  21. Hi, Awwww what a pretty card and such a lovely image too great layout and beautifully presented......thank you for joining our in our challenge over at Forever Friends your favourit embellishment good luck and hope to see you again next time DT Member Sandra H xx

  22. Great card, Glenda! Fun image and terrific card design! Thanks for joining in on the challenge at Guylou's!

  23. What a wonderful tradition and what a fantastic card to help continue it memorialization! Love the image and you have created a design that present the image to the max! Thanks for joining us at Guylou's!

  24. Wonderful creation! I love the colours, and the twine and all those embellishments! Thanks for sharing with us in the Card Crafter's Circle!

  25. What a fun image - great card! Thanks for joining the challenge at Forever Friends, Lisa (DT) x

  26. What a great card for your son. Hope he had a great Birthday!