Thursday, February 11, 2010

Happy Birthday Love!

This card is for some one very special - it is my husbands birthday today and I wanted it be to special...he L-O-V-E-S Elvis and when I won this stamp I knew just what I was going to use it for...I have also made my very first easel card - aren't they the best!! 

I stamped Elvis on some glossy paper and am so happy with the result, he is layered onto black CS and then popped up onto a Nestibilities (thank you Sabrina aka okimom2girlz), which I have also popped on on foam dots 

On the inside I have used the music sheet and distressed the edges, also layering it onto back CS and instead of using a button I decied to use a crown from the DP, only fitting for 'The King'!! LOL - and no card from me is complete without a BIG KISS!!

This next photo is not great but I tried a couple of times and it is UGLY lighting - I guess taking it at 7am outside didn't help, but I wanted you to have an idea of the side view.

I have decided that every birthday I am going to do a layout for the birthday person - so last night at my Scrapbook Class I did this page, I love these photos, they are just so perfect and show my DH just as he is.  My kids are blessed to have a Dad that loves them so much and is so-o-o involved in their lives.  

I am so grateful for Ron, who through some terrible accidents lives each day in a terrible amount of pain, which always comes as such a surprise to those who know him as he is always laughing or smiling.  People like Ron are very few and far between in life, he doesn't just feel the rain, he stops to get wet....makes the moments count and teaches our kids that it is not enough to live your life, but also to experience it and treasure every blessing - like the smell after the rain, thunder storms, flowers and any detail that gets missed by the rest of us!  So, HAPPY BIRTHDAY LOVE, we celebrate you - you are worth celebrating - if you should live to be 100, then I would wish to live until 100 minus one, so I would never have to live without you!!  We love you!!

Thank you for visiting today, you make my day -  I wish you could be here to celebrate with us - just quickly, Ron has asked me to make mini Lemon Meringue pies as his birthday cake, they are his favourite thing that I make....but the funny thing is that he has also jokingly told us that when he dies he doesn't want penny's on his eyes like they used to, to pay the ferryman, he would like mini Lemon Meringue Pies - for the trip, as he might get hungry! LOL!  What a guy!

God bless you!
I will be back to link this a challenge or two later....C U then!


  1. wow hun the card is brilliant my mum is big elvis fan she would love this too stunning easel card hun and brilliant scrapbook page too stunning papers and designs hugs cheryl xxxx

  2. Linda this is a fabulous easel card! Aren't they fun??? I find them addictive! Your love is gonna love this elvis card and the precious page of his kids!!! Such a special wife you are!!! No wonder he loves you so much! Hugs and blessings from blustery windy NC!!! Brrrrrr!!! Send us some heat please???

  3. What an awesome card and page, and what an awesome couple you must make. I do pray that Ron has a richly blessed day, and that you too are blessed today as you share this special time.

  4. Stunning card my friend and here is to your DH:
    Happy Birthday Ron and may God bless you with many, many, many more!! Enjoy your day and most of all those yummy Lemon Merinque Pies :D:D Hugs and blessings to both of you, Sabrina

  5. Holy Cow, is that a self-portrait of your hubby - you lucky gal you!!! I'm teasing you! Happy Birthday Ron, may you have many more. God Bless you for making Lemonade. Jane

  6. Oh my goodness your blog just barked at me and I jumped..LOL.. Ron is my kinda guy.. His bd is in February AND he likes lemon..All my favs too. This is wonderful and he must have loved it.. Is that really your lips and lipstick??? What a great idea. Love this. Happy Birthday Ron..God bless you.

  7. Cool, i bet your husbound will love it.
    The Elvis styamp is wonderful.
    I like your colores and your style, you did a great job.
    The layout is also, a great idea to make a lo for the birthdays. Makes it really personally..
    Big hug, from cold Norway.......

  8. By the way easel are the best, and yours are no

  9. I love the warm colors on this card. And Elvis and the music togheter looks great. Well, anything with young Elvis would look great I guess ;o)

    I sounds to me that you have a fantastic husband. Tell him Happy birthday from me ;o)


  10. WOW this is brilliant,the rich colours and image are perfect for your Elvis Fan!!! Oh YUM Lemon Meringue Pie is my favourite as well!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY to your wonderful hubby,I hope he enjoyed his day!!
    Hugs xx

  11. This is so sweet Linda!! You have a heart of gold and your husband is going to treasure these project for sure!! Elvis and the bright cheery musical paper on the easel is fab!! Great page too! Your husband is going to have the best day ever! Lemon Meringue Pie...when are you serving..I may have to fly over for some...Yum! LOL!

    Thanks for always inspiring me with your creations and with just being you!!

    big hugs,

  12. Well Linda I'm sure Ron would have just loved what you did for him on his Birthday. Loved both of these creations, and what a great Heritage you are making for your family. (you didn't make Lemon Meringue when I was there..Boo Hoo). Loved the tearing on the Scrapebook Page..I must do it more. A very precious Page. Luv ya Mum AKA SuperNan XXX

  13. Super! The card is so awesome, love how you used the crown and how the crown on the dp is at the top of the card. What a wonderful idea to do a page for each special birthday. I bet that lemon meringue was yummy!

  14. Linda, this is fantastic! Great patterns and easel styling. My dh bday is the 12th! Great card! Thanks so much for playing FTTC!

  15. Aw, this is just so touching. Besides the beautiful card, he's going to love it, your heartfelt love for your husband is beautiful.
    I couldn't agree more, I vote for Lemon pie over cake any time!!!!!! Have a great day as a family as Ron celebrates his b-day.

  16. Congratulations on your first easel card Linda, it is lovely. They make such a nice card for a really special occasion. Great idea with a layout for Birthdays. Have a great weekend. Sharon x

  17. What magnificent color and imagery. Simply stunning and what a awesome job on this card style. I have yet to make one yet..but I will some day...LOL

    Bear Hugs,
    Carol :o}

  18. OMH - Linda - your Elvis easle card is the BOMB!!! How fun...I love your idea!!!

    Thank you for playing with us!!! Sorry I'm a bit behind with commenting this week!!! Hugs ~S~


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