Thursday, July 21, 2011

Happy Birthday To My Baby :)

Seems like only a breath ago that I was waking up at 4 a.m. anxiously and excitedly preparing to go to the hospital to have my labor induced with my last baby.  In reality, that will have been 10 years ago on July 27th.  What a whirlwind those years have been...filled with joy, laughter, much exploration and learning as well as some tears and sad times as we all go through as our children grow.  This little boy has been one of the greatest blessings in my life, and I feel so fortunate to be his Mom.  I look forward to many more fun years with this little boy before he has grown into a young man.  You just never know what is around the next corner with him.  It's always exciting,  and he keeps me young, makes life interesting and teaches me something new pretty much every day.  Little did I know before my kids came along how much they would enrich my life and fulfill it in ways that I could never even imagine.  So looking back at these last 10 years, it makes me take a step back and appreciate life, time and taking advantage of every moment that we are given, because once they are gone, you can't get them back, and if you make the most of them, you will have many wonderful memories to look back on as each of these precious years passes.

So, in the hustle and bustle of our everyday life, I really pondered what kind of card I could make for this sweet boy for his birthday this year.  Then it dawned on me that of all the people that I know that have seen my cards, this child has been my biggest motivator and highest praiser.  He doesn't care what is on it or if it is just so.  He cares that it is made by his Mom for him and with lots of love, and that makes it perfect in his eyes.  So, while I keep wondering if I made this card boyish enough with my constant desire to always add gems and flowers somewhere on my cards or add some sort of frill...and I know I did more than I probably should have on here, I can bet that this concern will never even cross his mind. He will tell me how much he likes the little mice and the frog on the inside, and he won't even notice the things that I am concerned about.  Now, tell me if I am not the luckiest Mom in the world.  He is going to make some lucky lady a wonderful husband one day.

Image is House Mouse and can be found at the McMahon Five Design's Store.  There are just tons of images over there to choose from.  Hop over for a look.  I used some of their wood paper and gem flourishes on here too.

So, is anyone sitting there saying ....  look at that lacy looking border punch she used and those gem flourishes?  lol.... Let's just keep that between us, ok ;)
Thanks for dropping in today and sharing in my boys special birthday card.  Have a wonderful day.


Becky said...

What a fabulous card. Wonderful colors and coloring and those flowers are so perfect with this scene.

Jane, at Thepaperaffair said...

Oh Carolyn, I love the frog and all of it. Happy Birthday to your little man. I hope your summer is going well and hope to talk with you soon. Jane

kiwimeskreations said...

Carolyn this is fabulous - the wee mice and the frog are so 'boy-ish'! And he sounds a wonderful young man!!

Amy Johnson said...

Such a gorgeous card! Love the rhinestone flourishes!