Thursday, December 2, 2010

LOC Defining Moments

Everyone's life has moments that define our lives and who we are.  I have had a number of them and I have made this card to celebrate a special defining moment!  On December 2, 1994 at 3:33pm my world was changed dramatically, never to be the same again - by the birth of our firstborn - our son!!  I cannot believe that he is turning 16!!!

How was I to know that this little man could bring such an amazing change to my world - from the very first time I knew he was there he won my heart and sealed the deal on his arrival - it was love at first sight!

I am still amazed that one person can arrive and with him bring such an overwhelming sense of love and such a strong bond that would grow deeper throughout  the years.  This little man successfully destroyed all preconceived ideas and logic, that special bond that is there at  the arrival of your child just blows logic and reasoning out of the window - never to be seen again!

I realised as I created this card for his birthday tomorrow that he is no longer a child and my card had to be more mature - gone are the says on Batman, Super Heroes and Lego - this card had to be suitable for a young man but still be fun - after all, he is still a teenager and I am in no way rushing him to grow up!

I could not go past the Layers of Color Wild Grass Frame cling art stamp - it is so much fun.  Other products used are Spellbinders - Labels 16 and Fancy Tags, Stampin' Up Punch.

I am blessed to have many defining moments in my life and my son, Jacob was followed by two daughters, both of them unique and fill our home and hearts with love and laughter - parenting is the most amazing experience and I am blessed to be sharing it with my fabulous DH who loves us all!  It can take us through such an array of emotions in moments - but there is nothing that compares with it!!  I am blessed with my three children - they have taught me and continue to teach me so much about myself, life and love!!  They make my life wonderful!!!

Happy, happy Birthday Jacob

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Creative Belli - R embellishments
Fab 'n' Funky - Birthdays
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Artful Inkibles - Punches and Dies
Scrap Creations - Anything Goes

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  1. Awww...what a great card, and a great story! Jacob sounds like such a special young man! Happy Birthday wishes, Jacob! Have a wonderful day, both of you!

  2. Wonderful card Linda, and a great tribute to motherhood!!

    Happy Birthday Jacob.

  3. What an amazing card. It's perfect for your 16 year old son. Happy birthday, Jacob!

  4. :Happy Birthday Jacob!:
    Jacob's birthday card is amazing, Linda! It's a perfect masculine teen card - that's such a challenge - you pulled it off spectacularly!

  5. Stunning card,beautiful colours and detail,perfect for a young man,thankyou for joining us at fab'n'funky

  6. Happy Birthday Jackob! The card is supercool!


  7. What a fine card for a young man! Linda, what a mom you are, love the fact that you shared your feelings. Yep, 16 is a milestone ine one's life...the beginning of alot of adventures in life.

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY JACOB! YOU ROCK...so does your mom.

    Hugs, Auntie Giggles,xo

  8. Happy Birthday Jacob! love your card for him Linda. It definitely says teenage guy! So is he driving yet? Not just driving you crazy? Happy Birth Anniversary to MOM!

  9. You've said it perfectly, Linda! Took me back to Jan 2 1995, (just one month later-ha). I'm sure your son will be thrilled with this 'explosive' card, at least that's how it looked to me. Fantastic teen b-day card.

  10. WOW!!!! Never would I have thought that that image would make a perfect male card!! Beautiful my friend. And your son is so very blessed to call YOU mum!
    big hugs,

  11. How very nice Linda, nice way of creating a masculine design with the Grass Frame. Happy Birthday to your son...children are such a treasure!

  12. Wonderful birthday card!! Thank you so much for playing along with us at A Crafty Little Place this week!!
    Sheri-ACLP DT

  13. Stunning.
    Thanks for joining us at Fab 'n' Funky this week, hope to see you again next time round.
    Sharon x

  14. Oh, Linda...your card is amazing but your heartfelt words about your Jacob...they melted my heart. I've a fifteen year old daughter and I can relate to love and amazment you feel for your son. Thank you for playing with us this week at A Crafty Little Place.

    Gwen DTC@ACLP

  15. Linda...this is really thinking out of the box....this LOC cling stamp makes into a wonderful masculine card. You really hit a great balance with this card...not too babyish but hip and cool with the scroll work emanating from this stamp. You see young mens clothing with this type of motif. Great job!

  16. WOW! Great card for Jacob! Thanks for playing the Belli Challenge!


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