My kids get to pick their special meal on their birthdays - either home cooked or dining out. Erik is usually quite fun as he is a foodie. He likes new and unique food experiences and unusual restaurants. He went an entirely different direction this year - - Golden Corral's breakfast buffet - - seriously!!!???
I am so uncomfortably full as I write this because I couldn't possibly say "no" to the second serving of biscuits and gravy!!
Then we wandered across the parking lot of Golden Corral to the bowling alley.
Then I had my husband take a picture of my boys and I.
Now we are home and Erik is settled into the recliner, hair a little shorter and spikier, PS3 remote in hand, playing a new game.
With this picture, you can see why I went the direction that I did with his birthday card!!
I used the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches. I found this one really hard - that square piece under the circle gave me headaches. But that's why they are "challenges"!
- Stamps: Papertrey Trey Ink Boy Basics: Game One, Grunge Me
- Paper: Stampin' Up Crumb Cake CS and dsp, Pacific Point CS, Black CS
- Ink: Stampin' Up Crumb Cake, Pacific Point, Basic Gray
- Accessories: Stampin' Up Star Brads, Cuttlebug embossing folder, Nestabilities Circle dies
Love this card - especially since I just got this stamp set for Christmas!ReplyDelete
Happy Birthday Erik! A big day for him hitting the big 1-3. Don't worry I remember the moon landing too. My 17 year old will be 18 in two weeks Kim. The secret to the smile is let 17 ride out we are just starting to get the smile back again. I love your card what a perfect one for a 13 year old boy! Love it.ReplyDelete
Happy Birthday Erik!!! Awesome card too!!!ReplyDelete
Wonderful card - wonderful birthday story! I am really old - my kids are in their 30's - and we still do that! They pick the menu and location of their birthday dinner! My son's always involves filet mignon or prime rib and my daughter is all about omelettes! So budget wise they sort of even out - lol!ReplyDelete
Fabulous boy card. As for getting teens to smile...threats...I always say...I've got all the time in the world to stand here and take hundreds of pics of you. My kids have learned to smile quickly and get it over with. Lee-Ann :)ReplyDelete
Love your card! It is perfect!ReplyDelete
I can't get your card pic to load but with your legendary status ... i am sure it is stunning again. I had a good laugh at your b'day story. It is always such fun to visit your blog! Hugs xxxReplyDelete
Looks like you all had a wonderful day celebrating Erik's birthday...I love all of your pictures, the one of Erik sitting back int he salon chair getting a head massage and that warm towel, how fun and what a treat! Your card is just too darn cute and I am happy to say that I just got that set so I can CASE your fabulous card. Happy New Year!ReplyDelete
Great card to celebrate such a momentous occasion! It was fun to see the pics of the big celebration. What a handsome family you have (but you already know that)!ReplyDelete
Fabulous card Kim! I love the great masculine colours and think that image is perfect for your new teenager! Love the brads! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!ReplyDelete
I just love the pic wth the PS3 in hand, you have captured this card perfectly for the birthday boy! What a fun day it was ... thanks for sharing the pics and your story!ReplyDelete
LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this card that I will definitely be CASE-ing! I too remember the first moon landing ;). Belated Happy Birthday to Erik!ReplyDelete
Another winner in the books, Kims! Congratulations on the well-deserved honor from FMS for Erik's super fun card!ReplyDelete
Great card! This is one of my all time favorite sets to use for my son and his friends. Great design...love that chevron embossing.ReplyDelete
You don't look a day over 29! What a great card for your new teen. Lots of memories made, and... a nice hair cut too : )ReplyDelete