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Friday, July 18, 2014

Art Impressions "Big Birthday" challenge...

My husband just celebrated another birthday, and I decided to make him a birthday card with an Art Impressions image and enter it into one of their challenges.

I used my "Norm" stamp from Ai, but I just had to dress him up a bit:
See that balloon on a string tied to his finger? Yup. I added that. I also added the birthday hat. You can't really see it in the photo, but the tassels at the top of the hat are even glittery. I couldn't help myself, I had to add a touch of glitter even if it is a masculine card!

I colored Norm with my ProMarkers and free-handed some ground for him to sit on and some sprigs of grass around his chair.

He has a bit of a pout going on, but I think he's just putting on a show. He really is a lovable guy who doesn't mind some special attention on his birthday. He just doesn't want you to know that he's actually enjoying himself!

You can tell he's fun-loving by the clothes he chose to wear on his birthday. He picked out his wildest shirt and his brightest shorts. He would have worn purple socks, too, if only he had some. Maybe someone will give him a pair as a birthday gift.

My DH really is young at heart, but he has the usual aches and pains for someone who just turned 73. That doesn't keep him from riding his bike 12 miles to work and playing outside with the grandkids. He's a wonderful life partner, and I'm a lucky woman to have him in my life!

I like to tease my DH about being older than me and "robbing the cradle" when we married. ha ha

I am entering this card into the Art Impressions Challenge #140 "Big Birthdays" All Birthday Cards. I hope they enjoy seeing my card as much as I enjoyed making it.

Thanks so much for stopping by, and remember to laugh--a little or a lot--every day (even if it's at your DH!).


Sherry Eckblad said...

Cheryl love your card. The addition of the hat and the balloon are just perfect.
Thanks for joining us at Art Impressions for our Big Birthday challenge.

designbydonna said...

Your card made me laugh a lot today. So funny!! I love that image. And what a cute sentiment.

slang said...

I love your card. I used the female version of this for mine. These old people are so funny. Great job.

slang said...

I love your card. I used the female version of this. These old people are so funny. Great job.

debby4000 said...

Oh what a fun, fabulous card.

Karen Amidon said...

Very cute and love your post! Purple socks for Norm would make a wonderful birthday present. I think you dressed him up nicely with your add ons!

Shanna said...

Love it!! Haha!

Anonymous said...

Very cute! I like the ground you created for him :)

Lindsay said...

Awesome job.. love how you coloured that fellow.

Sheryl said...

Super cute! Love his outfit. :)