Monday, March 1, 2010

My Baby Boy is Sixteen!

I really can't believe that this day has come!!  And without getting too sentimental on you, my baby boy is turning 16 years old today!  While he might be the last child of my four, preceded by three older sisters, Ricky is hardly a baby in stature!  He is pushing six feet tall and basically towers over his mommy!!

Here is a picture of us that I love from my wedding back in November of 2008...


And this is one of us from last August... I love that boy!!  What a sweetheart he is!! 

Ricky has a heart of gold.  He is loved by anyone who knows him and is passionate about animals and fishing.  He is definitely growing up too fast right now... he got his first girlfriend last month and will get his driver's license later this month!! Oh boy!!  Let the fun begin!!

Happy Birthday Ricky!

Today I was the hostess on the {ippity} Blog for this week's Hippity Hop Challenge.  And in honor of my sweet boy's birthday today I am challenging you to make a card or project using your {ippity} stamps for a BOY.  Enter your creations into the Gallery and label them ippity and IHHC13 for a chance to win. You have until next Sunday to submit!

Next Monday I will be drawing from the submissions in the SCS Gallery 
for one lucky person to win an {ippity} mug!

Here is the card that I created for today's BOY challenge!
To make this card I stamped the banners from the Winter 2010 Love in Return set onto the blue, green and orange papers.  Then I used rub-ons to spell HAPPY.  To make the Birthday I stamped the letters from the Alphabetically Adorable set from the Fall 2009 line and colored them in with Copics.  I placed a coordinating ribbon underneath the banner to make it appear like it is suspended.  All the colors were chosen to match the DP from Scenic Route.

Here is a closeup of the letters...


Need some {ippity} stamps to make your project for this week?  I have many of sets on hand and will be happy to sell some to you and get them in the mail right away!  I have two Alphabetically Adorable sets and three Love in Return sets in my possession for immediate release!

Visit my {ippity} sales blog for details!


Now, head on over to the {ippity}blog and use the list to hop to all the 
wonderful blogs signed up today to participate in our Hippity Hop!  


Have a wonderful  day and may your bucket overflow with joy for a boy in your life!!





20 comments:

Heather said...

Omgosh! What a FABULOUS rockstar of a card! LOVE the way you used the alphabet set and how you created those flags! Just super fun! Happy Birthday to your little Ricky!

Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

Fabulous boy card, Kelly!! I love it!! Happy Birthday to your sweet Ricky!!

ps: Got my stamps for SSW on Saturday and can't wait to play!! Thanks Kelly!! :D

Robynccgirl said...

Kelly!!! I'm so in awe of your talent! This card is amazing! Happy Birthday to your son!

lynn said...

happy 16th, ricky! love your banners behind the letters-very creative, kelly!

Elisabeth said...

OMGoodness wonderful! LOVe, LoVe, lOve this card!Happy Birthday to your Baby Boy!!!

Maria Gurnsey said...

You rocked this card!!!!!! I love the banners and the alpha's look amazing :)

Bogner's said...

What a fabulous birthday card! Happy 16th Ricky!

BonnieRose said...

happy bday to your big boy!!! My daughter just turned 17 this w/e... love the card kelly.. gorgeous!

Sheryl K said...

Love this Kelly!! Great colors!! Happy Birthday to your baby boy:)

Rona said...

Nice card - hope your baby has a great birthday!! My youngest turns 16 this summer too! We just have to embrace and enjoy every age (even if that has to be through gritted teeth on occasion LOL)

Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

Girl! Your son is a budding heart breaker! What a handsome boy! That card is SUPER DUPER! Love the image is ribbons and love the letters. Hugs,

Katie Skiff said...

Very cute card Kelly!! And Happy Birthday to Ricky!! Both of you have a great day!!

Stephanie Zito said...

Wow Kelly! Amazing card! I love it! Happy Birthday to your Ricky! Hope you have a great day!

Jennifer Buck said...

How cute is this! Love the colors and layout! Adorable! :)

Susan Bouchard said...

Kelly, this card is perfect for a boy! My son just turned 17 and I just wish he wasn't growing up so fast!

JenMarie said...

FABulous pics!
LOOOVE your card!

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

OMG, Love this card wishing I had that set now!!!

Eva said...

OHhh...look at your handsome boy growing up!!! Happy Birthday Ricky!!!! And what a FABULOUS birthday card you made for him! I bet he loved it!!!

Thanh said...

Happy belated Ricky!!! Your son looks so sweet, Kelly! I'd be proud of him too, if I was his mom :P

Andrea said...

Wow!! That card is so vibrant and beautiful! uhem, I mean masculine! :) Thank you so much for such wonderful comments on my blog - it's very special to me!