Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Happy 8th Birthday Collin!

Happy 8th Birthday today to my sweet, sweet Collin!  He gets to start school on his birthday...and doesn't seem bothered one bit about it!  I think that attitude might change as he gets older!  I love this little man. He is my shyest boy and is always quick to give a kiss to those he loves.  He is very thoughtful and expressive to us; telling us he loves us and misses us if we are ever away.  He is creative and extremely clever with his hands.  Whether it is cooking, crafting or watching Pat do handiwork, he definitely is clever.   He's a wonderful big brother to Marcel and just a sweet, sensitive soul.  Oh how I love this little man.  Happy birthday my sweet boy. 

Of course, I have to share Collin's birthday card.  The colors/papers are what we used for his birthday party invite as well so I'm sure he'll be pleased with it!  He wanted lots of stars on the invites so I've added them to this as well.  It was inspired by the Viva La Verve Sketch.
In addition, in honor of my self proclaimed CAS week on my blog :), I also wanted to share a fun little back to school notebook that I made for the boys.  I picked the notebooks up for really cheap and I thought they'd be perfect to pop notes to them in their lunch boxes.  I combined my Verve & PTI stamps for the easy, peasy little notebook.  I love the Dream Big sentiment from Verve's Words of Wisdom.  Perfect for so many occasions!

15 comments:

  1. Happy birthday, Collin!! Hope your birthday and first day back at school is a good one! :)

    Love the colours on the card and of course those stars! The notebook is super cute too. More stars - yay!

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  2. Such a fantastic card for a fantastic little man. Great colors and design. And the notebook idea is so sweet as well! Good luck to your boys today on their first day of school.

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  3. BIG birthday wishes to Collin!!!! Also hope his day back at school is a goodie :)
    Ooooh you totally indulged in the DP for this card - I'm taking notes (I really need to use up my stash!) Love the embossed panel as well. Bet Collin loves it!
    Oh and the notebook keeps the CAS theme so sweetly (love that twine treatment!)
    Hugs,
    Aimes
    x

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  4. I miss putting notes into my boys' lunches! Fun notebook cover, Lynn! Happy Birthday to sweet Collin! Love the card you made for him! The papers are gorgeous!

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  5. That card and notepad are fABULouS!! Happy bday, little man!!

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  6. EEK!!! What an amazing card for a super amazing boy!! Give him one more birthday hug from me :) LOVE the colours and paper and stars....his wishes are sure to come true after getting this :) And what a sweet notebook...did each boy get one? LOVE altering little books like this :) Let us know how the first day of school went. :)

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  7. Happy birthday to your son, Lynn!! Wow, 8!! Gorgeous boyish card you've made!! Love your notebooks too!!

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  8. Happy Birthday Collin, I bet he loved his card :) Love all the PP and the fresh colours. The notebook is such a sweet idea...I would have loved notes in my lunch box too :)
    Jenny x

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  9. Happy Birthday Collin! What fantastic projects, Lynn! :)

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  10. Happy birthday to Colin. They grow up so fast. We have one turning 8 early next year. Love the card. The stars tie it together well. Such a great idea with the notebooks. I have seen lots of ideas for sending notes. Must do something myself.

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  11. Happy Birthday to your sweet boy! I love reading about him and all the wonderful things you shared! So love the card you made him and great idea about the notebook! Love what u did!

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  12. Hope Collin had a wonderful birthday and great first day of school. Love your card and notebook Lynn - yay for CAS :)

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  13. Very cool card for the b-day boy! I really like the embossed circles and circular background!

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  14. Wonderful projects! What a lovely mix of colors and textured layering on your card!

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  15. Aw! Happy Birthday, Collin! LOVE his card! Such great colors, and what a fun, little, useful notebook!

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