Thursday, May 18, 2017

Birthday Balloons

My grandson had a 14th birthday last Thursday
and this is the bright and cheerful card I gave him.
He was actually born on Mother's day 14 years ago,
what a gift he was, the best one a mother could receive (and grandma,

I used some pretty bright cheerful and shiny papers
and backed with a metallic paper.
and the Tutti Designs Balloon Corner for this one.
I colored each balloon in with bright Copics.

Here are my pictures for today...
These are the side view of our wrap around porch at our Lake Huron home.
We will be headed there for 6 days next week
and I can hardly wait!

See the big red star?  
We had to take it down as we had a bat residing behind it!

Also a few pictures of my many Day lilies!

How do you like the fly on this one?...LOL!!

Entering the following challenges:
Use Your Stuff .... Metallics
Crafting When We Can .... Bright and Colorful
Paper Play Sketches ....Color Challenge


Ros Crawford said...

I wanna come with you ... That place is just Bliss! A gorgeous home, not that I'd be happy with the bats though Lol!
Happy birthday to your Grandson! Fabulous card!

Shona Erlenborn said...

What a happy card! So nice that he was a Mother's Day baby! Your home looks divine, and that little bat would have kept the mosquitoes away!

missgailly said...

Wonderful, bright, happy card. Thanks for playing along at Use Your Stuff - Gail

LisaDV said...

A very bright and happy card. Love your day lilies. My husband's favorite.

Janis Lewis said...

Beautiful card! Love the front porch too, and glad you got rid of the bat! Thanks for sharing at Paper Play Sketches.
~Owner/DT Janis

Donna Ellis said...

Such gorgeous day lilies, Diane! It's been too hot for ours to bloom the past few years, and most of the plants have disappeared altogether! So I'm glad I can enjoy yours.

Happy birthday to your son! Say it isn't so! A grandson FOURTEEN years old? You must have been a child bride (giggle). It's a wonderful card. It's always important for the techie generation to see tangible works of art, I think. It's a validating experience, and one they will remember long after the electronic greetings are forgotten.

Hope your week-end is enjoyable! hugs, de

Lisa said...

This is so beautiful, Diane!! I love the papers and the fabulous balloons!! It's so fun and festive!! Happy birthday to your grandson!! I hope he had a wonderful day!!

Oh, your porch looks so peaceful and relaxing...assuming the bat is gone ;) Your day lilies are so beautiful!! What gorgeous colors!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

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Darlene said...

Awesome, happy card for your grandson! You are so good with bright & bold colors!!
Love the photos ... oh that porch looks so inviting! Can't wait to see it for myself ... I can picture us sitting out there in the early morning with a cup of hot java with not a care in the world!
Your flowers are always SO BEAUTIFUL and yea, what's up with that fly? LOL
Thanks for the awesome share!!

Donna Phelan said...

Perfect card for a young man! I love the balloons and that balloon background Designer Paper too, fun and happy! Love a wrap around porch! Beautiful flowers!!!

Leslie Miller said...

Bright and cheerful for your grandson! Simple in design which makes it a good card for a boy. Loving these pictures. Keep it up! I'd like to retire at your beach home. Well, in the summer at least. Don't need the bat, though.

AO Creations said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Paper Play Sketches, good luck!!! Amy DT

Jo said...

Great card. Love the colours you've used!
Thanks for playing along at Crafting When We Can :)

Georgiana said...

Thanks for sharing your grandson's birthday at Paper Play Sketches ~ Color Challenge. Hope he had a fantastic day.

Vickie Y said...

Love the balloons! super sweet card. Thank you for sharing with us at CWWC Challenge.