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Happy Birthday Phoenix! Plus, Day 9 of the S&S 12 Days of Christmas

Happy Birthday to my son Phoenix! He turns 5 today! I can’t believe I have been a Mommy for 5 years. And to such a wonderful boy! And yes, it is very hectic having both kids Birthdays only 2 days apart. :) Of course, I am sharing the card I made for Phoenix with you today, as well as my latest holiday card.

This adorable little monster is from Bugaboo. I thought he was perfect for Phoenix. I colored him pink, since he loves the color.

Seriously…what a cutie! I colored the image with my watercolor markers.

Here’s the inside. I repeated the border that I have on the outside of the card, and the sentiment is nice and sparkly. I love that my boy loves pink and sparkle. He is already so much his own person.

A bit more sparkle on the outside, as I held the cabochons on with Stickles. I think he’s going to really like his card!

Now on to my latest for the Smeared & Smudged 12 Days of Christmas. Did you know I have an obsession with paint chips?

Yup! That’s a mighty big paint chip that is making up the background of my card! It’s from Behr, and you can find them at Home Depot. I love them because they are so big!

Both stamps that I used are from Tattered Angels. And I embossed them with the same sparkly powder that I used in Phoenix’s card above. If you are going to try stamping on paint chips, remember that they are a bit slippery, so be careful not to slide your stamp while making an impression.

You can see a bit of the gloss here…but it is sooo much prettier in person!

And in this pic, though it’s darker (on purpose) you can see some of the holographic colors from the glitter in the powder. If you click on this pic, you’ll really be able to see it.

Now it’s time for you to visit the rest of the Jolly Bloggers, listed in my side bar. But! Before you go, here are some pictures of my Phoenix!

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Happy Birthday Phoenix!!! 

Comments

ike said…
FABULOUS cards - love the monster. The glitter on the tree really shows when you go big doesn't it ? I love that tree. :-) Happy Birthday to Phoenix. You have smashing looking kiddies xxxx
~Lady B~ said…
Nix is just the cutest ever! Tell him I said happy birthday and I just know he will love the card his mommy made for him. He sounds like an awesome kid.

I missed Rhi's bday, but tell her I wished her a happy birthday as well. She is so spunky...I adore her!

Awesome Christmas Card! Now I know what I can do with all the paint chips laying around my house!
blackdragon said…
Happy Birthday Phoenix...xxx
Brilliant cards Alison... love the paint swatches...ours are tiddly little things .... love your Tree.
Keep safe my friend much love lynx
Unknown said…
Happy birthday to Phoenix. Lovely card
Luv Jane xxx
Monique's art said…
the monster card is fun and I love the tree card, happy birthday Phoenix
Happy Birthday Phoenix :)

Both cards are FAB!!! Alison, you have two beautiful kids :)
MaRyKaY said…
what an awesome tree image. I'd love to have that. I too have an obsession with paint chip sample.s. I have a ton but have yet used any of them. You've inspired me to hurry and use them up though.
Your lil phoenix is adorable. My friends son is named phoenix. great name
Jamie Phillips said…
Very cute cards! Happy Birthday Phoenix

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