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Sunday, February 1, 2009

{sweet} 16!

It hadn't really phased me much until I started writing this post that my DD is turning 16 this week and all the feelings that go along with a mother's firstborn turning the proverbial "sweet 16"--aaack!! I don't think I'm "aacking" about feeling old but more so about her growing independence as she grows closer to the edge of the nest, so to speak. I know, I know...they don't "really" leave the nest for quite some time after highschool, but the hour is approaching and I find myself quite often wondering what it will be like for me! I guess I'll just stop right there and leave those thoughts for another day.

Obviously, this is the birthday card I made for her with the colors requested by her and total inspiration from a card Kelly Lunceford, aka Atomicbutterly, made for the Dirty Dozen Gallery a few years back. If you're a SCS Fan Club member, you'll be able to view the card by clicking here. If you're not a member, this is your chance to do so! You wouldn't believe all the inspiration that oozes from the monthly DD galleries--better than you could imagine!

Thanks Kelly for your inspiration! If you're not familiar with Kelly's work, you should be, so click here to view her blog.

Card Deets:
Stamps: SU! Collage Alphabet (retired), Office Accoutrement, Small Sayings
Paper: Bravo Burgundy, So Saffron, Parisian Summer DSP, textured black (Archiver's), Whisper White
Ink: same as paper colors
Accessories: Fiskars decorative edge scissors, curvy label punch, mini library clip, black gingham,
skeleton key charm, red tag alpha, Big Shot


Valerie said...

Happy Birthday! Great teen card, Amy! I may be CASEing this shortly as Morgan turns 16 in April. :)

Kelly Lunceford said...

*blushing* thanks so much, amy! You are always so sweet! Can I just say I love your card *so* much better! It is charming and cute and just perfect! I really love that you used that alphabet, it is one of my all-time favorites, yet I never get it out! Thanks for reminding me how much I love it!

P.S. Did you notice about a week ago how I left a comment as an anonymous user? I seriously blanked as I went to leave the comment and it asked for my username and password. I seriously sat there for a minute or 2! I think I must have sniffed too much StazOn or something! LOL!

Nancy Riley said...

Amy, this design is awesome! An extra special card for an extra special celebration!

As a mom of teenagers, I can relate to all those future empty next feelings you're going through. Sends me to tears every time!

Alli Miles said...

GORGEOUS card!!!

Denise said...

OMGosh, this is one Beautiful BD card!

kathleenh said...

Gorgeous card befitting a 16 year old! I hear ya' on the milestone birthday Amy. My daughter turns 15 tomorrow and I'm having some of those feelings too.

michelle le breton said...

Just discovered your blog, and I love it. You have a beautful sense of style.

Chrissie said...

Eine wunderschöne Karte. Gefällt mir sehr gut.
En liebe Gruess

Libby Hickson said...

Such a gorgeous card - love the colors and the little key charm. Congrats to your DD and good luck to you. :-)

Erika H. said...

WOW! I LOVE it. The colors are just wonderful. Beautiful card, your DD will LOVE it.


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