Thursday, September 13, 2012

Jacks turns one!

I knew someday I would write these words... it just doesn't feel like I should be writing them now. Not yet...! Our baby boy, Jackson, is 1 today.


Happy birthday to my sweet baby Jacks. We are so grateful to have you in our lives - you're a hoot.



List of supplies:Stamps: Owl Occasions
Paper: Early Espresso Core'dinations
Colours: Early Espresso, Island Indigo, Lucky Limeade, Real Red, Pumpkin Pie
Tools: 2-1/2" Circle punch, 1-3/8" Circle punch, 1-3/4" Scallop Circle punch, Sanding Blocks, Woodgrain embossing folder, Big Shot


Photo: Becka Yates (http://www.miaouphotography.com)
Edit to add:
In the excitement of my baby's birthday, I forgot to enter this card into the Freshly Made Sketches challenge! The lovely ladies over at FMS are celebrating 1 year!! I'm so excited to play along with them this week. I credit Freshly Made Sketches with helping me to develop a more 'clean' style. I tended to make more vintage and 'worn' looking cards in the past, and FMS challenged me to put down the sponges and find beautiful in the 'clean'. "Step away from the sponges!".

I chose to use sketch number 44. I played along with that challenge when it was going on, and I wasn't 100% happy with the results, so I wanted to give it another go. Here's the sketch:



Be sure to visit tomorrow for a really fun new Friday Mashup challenge!

-Tara
xox

7 comments:

  1. Cute card... I love owls, especially when you add googlies! Happy Birthday to your little boy Jacks.

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  2. Love the layered elements on your card. Thanks for playing with us at Freshly Made Sketches!

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  3. Beautiful card Tara! So sweet for a sweet 1 year old! Happy Birthday Jackson! I love that owl!!!!

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  4. This card is a hoot! And wonderful to celebrate Jackson's first birthday! That is SUCH an adorable photo too! And thanks for the sweet comments about your evolving style. I think that happens to all of us!

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  5. Congratulations on your son's first birthday! You did such a wonderful job with that sketch. I thought it was one of the hardest ones to work with and you made it look so easy! I especially love that tiny banner! Thank you for joining us for our first anniversary at Freshly Made Sketches!

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  6. Hi Tara! Happy birthday to Jackson! Wonderful birthday card! Great take on that sketch! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

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  7. Hi Tara,
    What a sweet card for your little fella. I love owls! Glad you stepped away from the sponges! LOL! Thank you again for your unexpected gift...it really brightened my day! Thank you for joining us for our first anniversary at Freshly Made Sketches!
    Lesley

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Thank you for your comments and encouragements! They mean the world to me!

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