Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Happy Birthday!!

It's official - my "babies" aren't babies anymore!!  My twins turned 5 today!!  Holy moly - where did the time go??  Seems just like yesterday I delivered them both and brought them home, and today, they were registered for kindergarten....its amazing how fast time flies when you're not paying attention!   

Story is when we were scheduling my c-section for the girls, my father wanted us to schedule it on his birthday (which is tomorrow) but my OB only did C's on Thursdays - and so, my daughters were born the day before my father's birthday - which we all secretly love to say.

My card, today, is for my father.  I usually give him some sentimental card - you're the best
Dad....where would I be without you Dad I wanted to change it up a bit and give him something funny, hilarious even.  I think Gus from Bugaboo Stamps works, don't you?  I based the card on The Sweet Stop's 100th Sketch, however, I had to slightly alter it to fit the card:

Image:  Gus BDay golden years by Bugaboo Stamps
Digi Papers:  Promise Collection by Shabby Princess
Sentiment:  Bugaboo Stamps
Medium:  Watercolor Pencils
Yellow Stickles for candle flames
Glossy Accents for frosting on both cakes
Souffle pen for polka dots on frosting
Darico self-adhesive gems

The Outlawz - Greeting Challenge 3/21 Lets Hear it for the Boys GC032111
The Sweet Stop Sketch Challenge Blog - 100th Sketch with a Sweet Spin
Guylou's Inimitability - I See Dots Challenge
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Lets Hear it for the Boys


  1. Happy Birthday to your girls!!!
    Your dad will have a good laugh when he sees your card which is fabulous BTW!!
    Thanks for entering it in our challenge at Guylou's!

  2. LOL - cute card - love those Bugaboo stamps. Nice coloring.

  3. Ha ha ha, these stamps are great fun! I like the layout,layering and distressing here, it's a fantastic card.

  4. Oh now you've used one of my all time favourites and made him into a wonderful card!! :0) Hope you have a great day with your girls sweety!

  5. Yay, happy birthdays! They will always be your babies, no matter how old they are... =) Love the card! Gus always cracks me up.

  6. I just love this image and the way you colored it is beautiful! Hope you had a Happy Birthday!

  7. Oh Sara ... your Dad's going to LOVE this creation! Tooo funny! Thanks so much for joining in our "Let's Hear It For The Boys" Challenge at The Sisterhood! I look forward to seeing you again next challenge!

  8. Ooh, I love the Gus images, hilarious indeed & I love the layout & colours of your card. I know what you mean about your girls, I blinked & mine went from 5 to 17, just like that!!! Thanks for playing along at the Sisterhood of Crafters x

  9. Hello a very beautiful card, the design is gorgeous.
    Thanks, for joining us at The Sisterhood of Crafters.

  10. Adorable. I love the image. So cute
    Thanks for the sweet comment on my card and mini video.

  11. Happy Birthday to your twins! What a fun image and cute sentiment!! Great colors for a birthday!
    Jodi =)

  12. Happy Birthday to your dad and your babies! I love this card. Gus is perfect. He's so fun!

  13. Sarah, this is so fun! What a great card. Happy birthday to your girls and your dad.

  14. LOL, what a great card, I love it!!

  15. Thanks for your kind comments and for stopping by my blog, I do appreciate it :-)) I still love the humour on this card!

  16. OMG this card is perfect Sara!! Your dad is going to go absolutely wild for it. Gus is one of my total favorites...he's such a lovable old grouch...and you have colored him fabulously. The layout that you went with is perfect for him and I love the way you did the sentiment for him. What a great idea to use glossy accents for the icing on the cake and yellow stickles for the flames.

  17. Oh my goodness...and wish the girls a very Happy 5th Birthday for me please.

  18. hi sara
    happy birthday to your girls,
    i love gus too,fabulous colouring and super papers.i bet your dad loves it also
    thanks for stopping by to say how much you liked my swalk card in the bugaboo challenge,it was very kind of you and much appreciated,have a great week

  19. Sara, your card is too adorable (and HAPPY birthday to your twins!!).

    Sidenote: I love the music on your blog and I am BIG fan of Jodi Picoult too!! :-D

  20. LOL this is hysterical! I LOVE the sentiment on this and the image. You colored this to perfection. LOVE the colors you used and the papers. Great design. I am sure your dad got a kick out of this. I know I

    Loved the story about your girls and your dad's thanks for sharing

  21. What a fun image!! I am sure your dad loved it! I hope your girls had a wonderful birthday! Lots of birthday cake this week!

  22. Hi, Sara! I'm a little late, but give your girls a hug for me! We are celebrating my birthday today. (it was the 19th) We have been so busy we had to put off the celebration. I love this card! I love funny cards! I thank you for visiting my blog.

  23. Thanks for your lovely comments, I do appreciate them, hope your're having a great week! xx

  24. You've got a great sense of it! Thanks for joining us at the Sisterhood of Crafters. Janet--Guest DT Member for March

  25. Hey, Sara! Thanks for leaving sweet messages on my blog! It brightens my day, GF!

  26. Oh I love it. Totally made me crack up. And I totally agree, hehehe. This is an awesome birthday card..... Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Sisterhood of Crafters "Let's Hear It For The Boys" challenge. :-)

  27. Such a fun card, Sara! Great image and sentiment :-) Janna