Thursday, September 8, 2011

Birthday Card for my Son...

This Sunday, the 11th of September is a very special day. Not only will it mark the 1oth Anniversary of the devastating tragedy of 9/11/01 but it is also my son's 9th Birthday. He is so in awe of his Dad and swears that he will be joining the Army when he is of legal age. lol So, on Friday I will be taking Army men cupcakes to school and he is planning on dressing the part by wearing his Army camo. It is no surprise that he asked for an Army Birthday card, so this is what I came up with...I can't wait to see his reaction!

For this card I used K & Co. Army Paper. All the sentiments were printed using a stencil font. I inked the edges with CTMH Cocoa ink and the image is Daniel, God Bless America from Fresh Brewed Designs.


I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Sunday Sketch & Stamp-#71 Sketch x
Clearly Inspired Challenge-#35 Use Patterned Paper
Stamp Something-Digi Day x
Stamping With the Dragon-Occupations x
Catch The Bug-Anything Goes x
Challenge Up Your Life-#51 Something For Men x
Stamp, Scrap & Doodle-Labor Day/Occupations x
OSAAT-Use a Digi x
Stamptacular Sunday Challenge-The Sky's the Limit x
Fresh Brewed Challenges-#63 Something New (I used my new markers to color the image)
Blog-a-Doodle-Anything Goes x
Cards for Men-#18 G is for Green x
Make It Monday-#53 Anything Goes x
Crafty Boots-Anything Goes
Creative Stamp Friends-#33 A Card for a Man x
Daisy Doodles-#41 Anything Goes x
A Spoon Full of Sugar-Party Time x
Creative Card Crew-Anything Goes x
Ladybug Crafts Ink-#37 Anything Goes x
My Mum's Craft Shop-Layer it up!
Papertake Weekly-Anything Goes x
The Stamping Boutique-Birthday Challenge
Inspire Me Fridays-#23 Anything Goes x
Ribbon Carousel-#19 Anything Goes x
Truly Scrumptious-#65 Decorate the Inside
Your Next Stamp Challenge-#50 Inspired by a song (The Army Goes Rolling Along, the official song of the US Army) x
C.R.A.F.T. Challenges-#119 Children x
Southern Girls Challenge-Lots of Layers or Birthday Theme
Card Makin' Mamas-#28 Going Digital x
Crafty Purple Frog-Birthdays x


  1. Cool card, thanks so much for playing with us at OSAAT

    xoxo Marjo

  2. What a beautiful creation, thank you so much for joining us at Stampin with the Dragon
    Hugs Kate xx
    PS I have new candy if you are interested :)

  3. That's wonderful. A FAB card :-) Thank you for joining us at SSDS this week.
    Ike xx

  4. Absolutely delightful and happy birthday to your son! Thanks for joining the fun at Stamping with the Dragon.

  5. What a lovely card
    thank you for joining us at OSAAT this week
    love Jan

  6. this is fabulous, thanks for playing with Bugaboo's anything goes challenge! JOY DT

  7. What a great post. Happy Birthday to your little man (on Sunday) and say a Thank You to your hubby from me and my family for his service, please! Your card is ADORABLE and I particularly love the camo font you used, too. Thanks for the sweet comment at my blog. Happy to be a new follower!

  8. I love this card it is amazing! My sons love everything about it and so do I. I saw it at MIM and wanted a closer look, then I noticed you also came and checked out my blog. Thank you for your kind comments. Absolutely loving the design and colors of your blog too. Happy Birthday to your son.

  9. Fab. Thanks for joining us over at Crafty Boots. Zo x

  10. what a wonderful project - Thanks for linking up to Make it Monday
    Lisa x

  11. What a great card, perfect for your son - hope he enjoys his special day! Thanks for joining us at C.R.A.F.T this time and hope to see you again soon! Love Jacky x

  12. very nice! thnx for playing with us at cmm!!

  13. lovely card....thanks for playing along with CRAFT this week, x carol

  14. Wonderful creation! Thank you so much for joining the Anything Goes challenge at Daisy Doodles.

  15. Hi Courtney! Wow! First of all, I want to thank your husband and your family for his service to our country. Second of all, I want to wish your son a very Happy Birthday! I'm so glad that you chose, "Daniel, God Bless America" to make his card! You did such a great job! I'm sure that your son loves it! You colored Daniel beautifully and the camo ribbon with that dp works perfectly! I'm sure that today is filled with so much heartfelt meaning for you and your family.
    Thank you for playing along with us at Freshly Brewed Challenges Month Long Prize challenge: use something new.
    Hugs and blessings,

  16. I am speechless. We attended a service today honoring those who served and died, who served for 9-11 and still serve today as well as honored the wives and families. My prayers and thanks goes out to you and your family. My husband is a police and Fireman here so we know a little about what is given from time, love, and sacrifice on both parts. LOTS of hugs and smiles to your little man. I hope he had a wonderful birthday.

    Thank you for sharing your something new with us at Freshly Brewed Challenges month long prize challenge.

    Heather D.

  17. Please thank your husband and family for their service to our country. I am an Air Force brat and know how much the families also give.

    Your card is too cute. Your son will love it, I'm sure.

    Thanks for sharing 'Something New' with us at Fresh Brewed Challenges for our September month long challenge! :) Gale

  18. oh what a fabulous card -a wonderful tribute to all servicemen and women
    Thanks for joining us at LCI this week
    Lisa x

  19. Great card and a happy birthday to your son!
    Alicia xx

  20. Fab card Hun love the image of little soldier thank you for joining us at truly scrumptious this week for our challenge

    Wendy TS DT

  21. Wonderful card as always Courtney!! Happy birthday to your son and I'm sure he'll just loooove this card. Thanks for joining us at MMCS layer it up challenge!


  22. Lovely card for your own little soldier! Thanks for joining us at Creative card Crew for this challenge
    Margaret :o)

  23. What a sweet little boy you have and a wonderful card that I am sure he will enjoy! Thanks for joining the b-day challenge at TSB and good luck!

    TSB Store Manager

  24. Beyond cute card. I love it. Thanks for joining us at Stamping With The Dragon.


  25. Brilliant! Your son must have been thrilled! Hope you had fun with our blog hop and that we see you again for another great Ladybug challenge this tomorrow!Julie.x

  26. Wow this is amazing Courtney, I love your card its brilliant, I hope your son had a good birthday, I am sure he loved his card.
    Thanks also for letting me know I had won the challenge over at Mami Doodles Hugs Julie x

  27. What a great card - hope your son had a good birthday! Thanks for playing along with the first crafty boots challenge! Amyxx

  28. This is such a wonderful card. I love the image you've used and the colours are fab. Thanks for joining us this fortnight at Truly Scrumptious. Hugs Michele x

  29. Wowza, this card is absolutely wonderful!!!! I bet your little soldier loved it along with his Army themed birthday celebration!!! Thanks for joining us at the Freshly Brewed "Something New" Challenge.


  30. Great card.

    Thank you for entering the first Crafty Boots challenge.


  31. I bet your son loved this fabulous card and I hope he had a wonderful day!
    Thanks for joining our blog hop at Southern Girls :) Sue

  32. Hope your little army man had a very special birthday! It's great he has such a strong role model that he wants to be like when he grows up - so cool! Very sweet card as well, I sure he loved it!

    Thanks for helping celebrate our first birthday blog hop at southern girls as well. xx

  33. What a cute card. So precious design. I want to try to design like this for the Plastic cards, if you don't mind. I appreciate this.