Friday, April 16, 2010

Birthday Month!

April is a big month for birthdays in my household. Stepahnie's birthday falls on the 16th and Dr. John's is on the 17th! How awesome is that! I actually had false labor when I had Stephanie and I was sent home on the 15th and then on the16th I went back to the hospital, then she was born! Not a day too soon or late and just before John's birthday. I can see why the father and daughter have such close bond . They appreciate each other's humor and she even took up John's hobby-photography! Her photo just got published in the university Life Science Journal.  Not only that, she then became a big time Star Wars and Star Trek fan in her teen years. That sure makes John proud and warms his heart. Stephanie thinks her Dad is the funniest man in the world. And I know that' one fine quality she looks for in her search of a perfect BF. I made this card for John.
Since Dr. John is a chocoholic, I had to make this one in chocolate brown. Back when we got married, we changed our wedding cake from something fruity that was offered by Westin Hotel to something chocolate with hazel nuts! The special feature of this card is the candle. Yes, there's the Starbucks coffee sleeves again! It gives the perfect texture of a candle if you cut diagonally. I painted it with Making Memory acrylic paint in copper.
Here's another happy news about my owl card. It won a 2nd place in EBTKS Challenge (strings)
I always choose to take part in challenges that "speak" to me. This was definitely one of them! I had SO much fun making this owl card.And then for this card to be recognized,  it's just icing on the cake!
Stephanie in her preschool year (Disney World, FL)
Happy Birthday, Stephanie and John! You are the LOVE of my life!

31 comments:

Tiffany said...

Love your card that you made for John! So suited for him and love anything chocolatey! Love that cake set too! I hope the celebration for both of them is wonderful and memorable!!

Nancy said...

Well there is nothing better than chocolate cake, except maybe a birthday card with chocolate cake on it! Love your card, it's bright, it's cheery, it's chocolate....it's perfect! Congrats on the nod over at EBTKS, you are on such a roll lately, I'm so happy for your success.
Thanks for sharing the great photos, how blessed are you!
Sending birthday wishes to Stephanie and Dr. John!

Karen B. said...

Such a wonderful time for your household, I hope you are able to take some time and enjoy! The card is delish, by the way.

Karen Lee said...

Love your work! I've joined the hop!

xoxo Karen Lee

Jane said...

Awwww how SWEET! Thanks for sharing those pics!! And I just LOVE LOVE your cards! My daughter's bday is March 23 and my husband's March 24...isn't that special!! ;)
A very HAPPY BIRTHDAY to the two of them! God bless!

Simone said...

Sweet cards!! The cake looks sooo yummy! And congrats on 2nd place for your owl card - its so cute!

ivy said...

happy birthday to hubby and daughter!

NinaB said...

Happy birthday to your hubby and daughter. Beautiful cards, as always, Virginia.

Dawn said...

lovely cards Virginia. Congrats on your win and best wishes to Stephanie and Dr John... how nice for them to have birthdays so close.

CinnamonSally said...

Happy birthday to your Husband and Daughter, I have two birthdays to celebrate on Monday, my Husband and son are both 19th April babies makes for a busy time celebrating two at once! Hope you have a fun weekend Virginia, love your cards and congratulations on your EBTKS win well deserved such a cute card and a great way to use string!!!

Tina said...

Happy birthday to your loved ones. I hope you`ll have fun celebrating. Congratulations for the EBTKS challenge, this card is so lovely with great background. And the cake really looks yummy.

Alice Wertz said...

your posts always warms my heart, Virginia! seriously! you have such a sweet family! =) I adore your cards and big congrats on your win at EBTKS!! you are amazing, my friend!!! =)

Vicky said...

Happy birthday Stephanie and John! I wish you both all the best! Virginia you are really blessed to have a happy and loving family :)
Go and give then a big hug! NOW!!!! Go... still there?

Stamping Cafe said...

Thank you for sharing the photos, Virginia! They are precious!! Love your cards!! Congrats on your EBTKS' win!

Sending birthday wishes to Stephanie and Dr. John, hope their day is wonderful and special just like them!!

Karen from MI said...

Awwwwwwww Vriginia! I have those chillies and tears all at the same time. What a touching blog entry.....so sentimental! LOVE your photos of Stephanie and John. How could Stephanie NOT be the PERFECT daughter with parents like you?! She's a SWEETIE! Oh Virginia, I LOVE your card for John. It is DARLING. He's going to treasure it for many years to come. I also know that he appreciates all of the time and LOVE that you put into creating it! HOW SPECIAL! Enjoy your day and your SWEET memories.
"Happy Birthday, Stephanie" and "Happy Birthday, John"!! Love, Karen xoxo

Courtney Baker said...

And that card totally rocked! Congrats girl!

Vicky said...

Forgot to mention earlier ...Thank you so much for participating on the BLOG HOP and putting it on your sidebar. Keep in mind that it might grow a lot and having it on your sidebar might make your blog too long. If that is the case you can always copy and paste the script on a simple post. Thanks again! Hugs

Kelly Booth said...

Wonderful cards Virginia...Happy birthday to Stephanie and Dr. John!! today happens to be my hubby's Birthday too!!!
Hugs....

Leesa B said...

Happy birthday to Dr. John and Stephanie! Such a sweet story and cherished photos, makes for a special day and I hope all of you have a wonderful time celebrating. Oh I can relate I am a chocolate lover too-loved that card! I love that owl card! What a fun several weeks for you to be celebrated for your beautiful cards!

Kathy (krolski) said...

Such wonderful photos, Virginia! Your cards are great!! And congrats on another contest win! Wooohoooo!!

Happy Birthday to Stephanie and Dr. John!

Jill said...

Love your card! Congrats on another win! You are a SUPERSTAR! Birthday wishes to your family, too!

Jennifer said...

Your cards are ADORABLE!!

Ayana Posadas said...

Your family is beautiful. :)
And what an awesome card you made!
I love the bright colors!
And congrats on your owl card!

Trinh said...

The card for your husband is so sweet and that candle is genius! Congrats again on your EBTKS win! Have a wonderful weekend with you family!

Kathy Martin said...

Oh.....these cards are fun! LOVE that pic of your daughter and hubby! Happy birthday to them both! :)

Lin said...

Happy Birthday, Dr. John!! And also to Stephanie - you guys are going to have a great weekend!

Love these pictures, Virginia, and your card, too! Congrats on the challenge, little sis!!

Fika said...

Happy birthday Dr. John and Stephanie.. hope you have marvelous day!! With V as your DW/DM, i have no doubt that your birthday will be fun and memorable moment :)
V.. i love your card, especially the owl and bird and big congrats on your win on EBTKS!! you're on roll V and i'm soo happy for you!! big big hugs for you :)

Monika Reeck said...

Congrats on your card being in the 2nd place on the EBTKS...your idea is so clever V...and happy bday for your DH and Daughter Stephanie...hope your Mama cook a nice cake for you :) lovely Photo V...hugs

AnitaRex said...

Happy Birthday Stephanie and Dr John! Wishing you good health, happiness, joy and prosperity this year! Loved seeing the old photo!

Suzanne C said...

Happy birthday Stephanie & Dr. John! Loved the cards. The pictures are so sweet!

Jenny said...

Happy Birthday Stephanie and Dr John! Great cards!!! :)