Friday, August 23, 2013

Happy 10th Birthday Collin and Fusion Challenge!

Happy Friday my friends!  Before I get to my FUSION card for this week, we have celebrating to do!  My little man, Collin, has a big milestone today.  He's hit double digits today!  The big ten years old!  We're celebrating by going go-karting with a few of his friends this afternoon.  He is so excited for the big day.  Oh how I love this sweet little guy.  A few of my favorite things about this little man:  when he smiles he smiles with his eyes...I love how his eyes dance when he's really happy; he loves to be outside, he's daring, loves to ride skateboards and bikes at full speed, "why would I ever sit down on a skateboard?!"; he loves to work with his hands...he's our little chef in the making.  And he's my lovey child...always quick with an I love you and always quick with a kiss and a hug.  He's shy and he's 100% adorable in my book!  Happy birthday Collin!

Now, back to card business! We have another awesome challenge for you over on the Fusion Challenge blog.  A fabulous inspiration photo and a super fun sketch.  When I saw the watermelon, I instantly wanted to buy a watermelon stamp, but since I didn't have any (and I actually behaved and didn't buy any!) I went with the pink/green theme.  I also cut my patterned papers to make it feel a bit like a sliced piece of watermelon.  And yes...I went back to my PaperSmooches Reflection die cuts again :)
Please go on over and check out the amazing cards the design team has made and of course, we'd love for you to play along.

And here's the birthday boy's card to celebrate the big 10!
 

29 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday to Collin...the big 1-0!

    Love your fusion card...so pretty, love the design. Collin's birthday card is so fun with the sunburst and the splatters!

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  2. LOVE that fusion card!! Happy Birthday to your son!!

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  3. Happy birthday Colin and welcome to the double digits, that is big. Have fun go-karting today! Both of your cards are fabulous, love how you used the colours, the Reflections set is on my wish list. A perfect card for Colin!

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  4. I'm going to have to try and play along this week - lovin' the pink and green! Your card is darling, Lynn!

    Tell Collin Happy Birthday from me! Such a cute photo of him! He sure sounds like a delightful young man! I'll bet he thought his b-day card was petty darn cool! :)

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  5. aw, happy big 10 to Collin for me! What a beautiful description of him :) The eyes are the windows to the soul. What a super fun card to celebrate the day! It feels explosive! LOL That is the coolest watermelon paper! I love how you worked it! Yay! Friday! Heading in this morning again! ox

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  6. That's a great idea for a kid's card - that sunburst just feels like it's leaping off the page! Love your pretty Fusion card, too!

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  7. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Colin!! Love your Fusion card (so beautiful) and the card for Collin is perfect!

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  8. Happiest birthday wishes to Colin! Perfect card for him and perfect fusion card! Love the use of the colored paper and the sentiment.

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  9. HAPPY HAPPY birthday Collin!

    Very pretty card Lynn, love your design!

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  10. Looooooooove the Fusion card! Happy Birthday to Collin...the card s fab!

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  11. Beautiful cards! Happy birthday to your sweet boy!

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  12. Happy birthday to Collin and love the card with the sun in the background :) amazing

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  13. HAPPY 10TH BIRTHDAY COLLIN!!! Such a great picture of him:) Both cards are wonderful Lynn. Great idea to replicate the watermelon with patterned paper.

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  14. HAPPY 10TH BIRTHDAY COLLIN!!! Such a great picture of him:) Both cards are wonderful Lynn. Great idea to replicate the watermelon with patterned paper.

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  15. Happy Birthday to Collin! Love the card you made for him - so fun and right up a boy's alley :) They grow up sooo quickly. There are times I wish I could freeze frame them! Lovely first card too.

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  16. Happy Birthday, Collin!!! I hope you had a fun day with your friends!

    Your mummy has made a very bright card for you.

    Wishing you all a nice weekend,
    Judith

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  17. Congrats on double digits Collin!!!
    Fab FUSION card Lynn :)

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  18. LOVE both cards and is it my imagination or does Collin look more mature now that he's 10??!

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  19. Happy Birthday to Collin for yesterday!
    Love hos card-perfect for the sunshine little guy!
    And love the DSP watermelon x

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  20. Happy Birthday Collin! Double digits is a BIG deal, I hope he has/had fun go carting!!! He sounds much like my little guy, Ethan. Fast & furious, great fine motor skills and the one to come up and give me a hug for no reason, LOVE that!!!

    I love the card you made for your little man too!

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  21. Happy 10th Birthday to your Son! Love these cards! It's so hard to make good kids cards and the one you made for your Son is PERFECT!!!!

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  22. Happy birthday to Collin! LOVE the cards!!

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  23. Beautiful Fusion card!!! And Collin's birthday card is so fun!

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  24. awesome cards! I bet your Collin loved his card! I am digging how you did the watermelon card, such a great take on the theme. :)

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  25. Both cards are fantastic Lynn! The first is a CAS beauty and the second is so AWESOME and really fun!

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  26. I have said it before Lynn... you make it look so easy!
    Lovely lovely!

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  27. Happy birthday, Collin! Great cards! Really love that sweet, little, pink bloom!

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  28. I love this picture of Collin! He looks like such a cool little dude and totally like he belongs on a yacht!

    This card is a beauty. I love the pink and green circle - the chicest watermelon ever! And of course Reflections = Lynn for me!

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  29. I hope Collin has an awesome birthday! I LOVE LOVE LOVE his birthday card. I will totally be borrowing that idea. ;) Your fusion card is AMAZING! Love those colors and that sentiment is awesome.

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