happy birthday sweet boy

Today is a special day in our house. We’re celebrating my youngest’s birthday and he’s turning seven. How time flies! He’s a charmer, has aspirations to be the greatest artist in the world, thankfully still likes to snuggle and asked for an iPhone for his birthday. Just so you know…he’s NOT getting one. Happy birthday sweet boy! Don’t grow up too fast!

I cracked open a new pad of paper for this card and oh my, I have a new paper crush. It’s a kraft paper line by My Mind’s Eye and it’s perfect for parties or guys or anything. You know how I feel about Kraft and how I feel about patterned paper. Putting them both together….sigh.

Quick Tip: Draw your eyes to the focal point of the design using diagonals. You can’t see the ends of the trinket pins in this design but your eye follows the line to the focal point (the 7 bingo piece) anyway.

This is a simple sketch but a fun one. I wanted to remember it so I drew it up for myself. If you’d like to play with it, feel free. It’s great for using up scraps and playing around with lots of pattern.

Since it’s been a while since I’ve shared any photos, here’s a picture of him with his sister from the long weekend…

The water up here is still … ummmmm…brisk but we’re hearty Canadians, right?


Now I’m off to finish up the birthday dinner and wrap a few presents.

Hope you find something to celebrate today…

6 responses to “happy birthday sweet boy

  1. Terrific card! Love it and appreciate the sketch!

  2. LOL, must be hearty! That’s gotta be nippy!!! LOVE this paper collection too, and thanks so much for the cute sketch, that’s a nice one!

  3. Laura huffman

    Happy seventh birthday. Love the card. Enjoy a special day.

  4. Lovely card for your little/big boy. Love the craft look; must begin using it, especially if these papers come to my side of the world. Best of wishes to the birthday boy.

  5. Ok, Julia, very nice card……..Now, onto the tubing photo. Century home in canada, well, i am the banana belt of canada and drive up to the muskoka’s for tubing………..hummmmm, i wonder??? Are we cottage neighbours.

  6. I’m loving this fun card. Happy Birthday to your son!
    Thanks for the tip on drawing the eye. I love your site and your style of crafting. Have a great day!

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