Saturday, November 14, 2009

For Shawn & Krista

Yep, it's that time again. It's my annual post wishing both Shawn & Krista a very happy birthday.  Boy, times sure have changed.  It used to be so cute, the two of them having their birthday on the same day.  People would comment on the coincidence of it, and Shawn would joke how she's the gift that keeps on giving.  And then it was more like, poor Shawn, always getting forgotten on his baby's birthday.  Now they would both like their own birthday and it's my fault for not holding her in just a little longer.  Well!  I say it's always a miracle when a woman can eject a human being from her body and live to tell the tale.  Even more a miracle when she decides to do it again.  Well, this woman learned after the third time to quit while she was ahead.  And,  was even thoughtful enough to have that last baby in July, well away from everyone else's special day.  You're welcome.  Now, on to the cards.

I struggle with Shawn every time I give him a card.  I don't know why.  It's not like it has to be overly masculine.  He's pretty secure as far as all that goes.  {if you know him, you probably just chuckled and agreed with me. am i right or am i right?}  And I could pretty much scribble 'I love you' on it in crayon and it would probably come across the same as something like this one.  Yep, this one's a keeper!  Um, Shawn, not the card.  But I may just do that next time and see if he notices.

This card is very much Krista, who is 12(!) today.  She loves green and black.  She's very understated.  Ok, so maybe the card is a little bright for her taste.  And that ribbon...she's not that ribbon at all.  But the other girls voted on polky dotted ribbon or solid black and the dots won.  The teensy spot of pink will probably be very frowned upon once she looks at the card. I showed Tiara for her approval and she actually gasped at the pink bow.  "But mom, there's pink on it!"  Ok, really people?  I can only use so much green without feeling like I've gotta break out!  And I love using green on my cards. Sometimes you just need more, know what I mean?  Anyway, we all know that this whole card making thing is really about mom and no one else.  With that said, Happy Birthday!

Shawn's card: Stamps: I have no idea where that present stamp came from or who made it. Sorry. Sentiment from Birthday Basics (PTI), Ink: Ocean Tides, Ripe Avocado & Enchanted Evening (PTI), Versafine Onyx Black, Paper: white, Ocean Tides, Ripe Avocado & Enchanted Evening (PTI)

Krista's card: Stamps: You Say It's Your Birthday (The Cat's Pajamas), Simple Little Things & Polka Dot Basics (PTI), Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Spring Moss (PTI), Paper: white, black & Spring Moss (PTI), Accessories: black Swiss Dot satin ribbon (PTI), Copics:


Anonymous said...

Darned good choices for the both of them! That masculine hunk Shawn and that whatever girl Krista. Actually, writing I love you in crayon would not spoil Shawn's card at all. And I'm sure Krista won't vomit with a touch of pink. Having said all that,
Happy Birthday Shawn and Krista!!
Bestest Mom Ever

Anonymous said...

I love the polkadot ribbon...and I didn't know she hated pink that much...really! Both cards are very nice...I wouldn't have changed a thing.
Happy Birthday Shawn and Krista...from all of us here in Michigan!

Your Favorite Aunt

Susan Raihala said...

Both cards are wonderful, and Shawn's card actually made me gasp. Oh, I just love that crisp, soft look, those colors, the layout. Krista's card is so creative, too. Not your typical girl card!


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