Thursday, January 23, 2014

February Birthdays 2

So here are the last two February birthdays for our family... 

Our son, John,  will be 37 this year on February 11th.  I always tell him the story of how cold it was 37 years ago.  We had a keep a faucet dripping to be sure the water pipes didn't freeze in town. Much like the weather we are having now I think!

This year, John and his wife are taking us to Turks and Caicos Islands with their family for a week in February... What a treat! 

Here's the inspiration for the card I will be sending ...

My inspiration was Sankaty Light on Nantucket. We took a day trip from the Cape last summer to Nantucket with John and his family. His wife Erica, found all kinds of things for us to do there. We had a fabulous day and it brings a smile just thinking about the kids and what a great time we all had!  Sankaty also has a special meaning to John career-wise, so it was perfect!

The lighthouse was from WPlus9 Guiding Light with a few adjustments to look more authentic. The black section is actually added again with foam squares to give it more dimension, the light actually in Silver Stickles. 

The base of the card is Neenah 110# solar white with Distress inks sponged for the sky (Broken China) and  for the grasses  with Wild Honey, Mowed Lawn. 

SU Pocket Silhouettes and Herb Expressions with SU crumb cake, soft suede, and Always Artichoke make up the grasses. At the last minute I added the birds from SU Up and Away in black ink.  The greeting is from SU Curly Cute.  

Happy, happy birthday John!  We love you and are so very proud of you!

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