Sunday, September 20, 2009

Darien's Sweet 16

So, I was looking at my stamps, and yes, I have a lot of them.  I was trying to find just the right image to use on Darien's birthday card.  I like Damask Designs, but thought it might be too fancy for such a fashion forward but laid back girl.  Piece of Cake...Friends 'Til The End...ugh, I just don't know.  Would you believe I did not have just the right image anywhere in aaallll the stuff I have?  (hey, gotta justify new stuff anyway i can!) So I remembered that I had been somewhere online that has different stuff.  When I finally remembered just where that was -ah! Mo's Digital Pencil - I went & had a look-see.  Hmm, I almost used this image, but it was more fairy than dancer, and that would've been perfect.  Then I came across her teen drawings and this one made me laugh.  Yep, that's Darien.  If she doesn't straighten her hair, it would be big & puffy. Ok, curly, so she doesn't completely hate me.  Plus, on the phone, eating, shopping and wearing a cute outfit...that is my baby!  And the really good thing was that it's a digital image, so I didn't have to wait for it to ship to me.  I just downloaded it, resized it and printed it right away.  Of course, it took me an hour to color it in, but it's my baby, so it was worth it!  I have to thank Darien herself for being the inspiration for the card.  The day I made it, she was wearing almost the exact same outfit.  Only her shirt was hot pink and I wasn't quite that brave, but basically the same thing. Oh, yeah.  She'd probably like me to point out that she would not be caught dead wearing Uggs.  K, moving on...

How much do you love this box?  It's actually the 2nd one I've made, but I never really got a good shot of the first one that I gave to a teacher at the elementary school (it was slightly bigger and filled with chocolates!) for her birthday.  This one, however, is not filled with chocolate.  Darien is 16.  She wants a car, way less rules and money.  That's about it.  Well, how about 1 outta 3?  She just likes to have stuff to open, so I made this so she would have the card and a fancy box.  How about that? Mother of the Year, I can feel it coming my way!

So here they are together, so you can get a better idea of how big the box is.  Tiny.  But just the right size for some cash!  So that's it.  My baby is 16 years old.  No, she's not driving yet, but it's coming soon.  And she should be lucky she has her dad to teach her, cuz I may be fabulous at a lot of things *snort* but I do not possess the nerves of steel it takes to be sitting there the first 100 couple of times my daughter is behind the wheel. Anyway...

Happy Birthday Darien!

Supplies: Image from Mo's Digital Pencil, Stamps: Piece of Cake & Wedding Day (PTI), Circular Sayings (Verve), You Say It's Your Birthday (The Cat's Pajamas), Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Pink Pirouette (SU!), Paper: Pink Pirouette (SU!), white & Smokey Shadow (PTI), Accessories: Pink Pirouette ribbon (SU!), flat back pearls, punches, Nestabilities, eyelets, Copics (yeah, i used ALOT this time):


Anonymous said...

Perfect, perfect image. On the phone, shopping and a cute outfit? Yep, sounds suspiciously like a teenage girl, all right. Wow, you must have used at least 1% of your copics on this one! Cute box, too! As for the driving thing, I, on the other hand, DO possess nerves of steel. I went ONCE with each of my kids when they were learning to drive. Good thing I only have two kids, because I don't think I could take a third time. Whew!
Happy Birthday, Darien!

Bestest Mom Ever (OK, except for the whole teaching them to drive thing)

Stephanie said...

I love the card and I love the box. Happy birthday to the birthday girl. Happy sweet 16. She is a beautiful girl. ;)

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday, Darien! The card AND the box are both adorable! Too, too cute! And, I should get the "mother of the year" for being in the car SEVERAL times with BOTH of my boys until they got their license. And, I KNOW I made them nervous.

Your Favorite Aunt

Darien said...

LMAO! tell me why i was hella about to say, Uhm, except i would NEVER wear Uggs. right before you said that hahaha. i love you mom.


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