Thursday, April 5, 2012

Happy Birthday to My Sweetheart


Today is my sweetheart's 45th birthday.  Happy birthday to my wonderful hubby (this year we will have been married 20 years!  And...I am so happy that number just keeps on ticking up!).   He's relaxing on the patio hear last Friday night and he certainly deserves it.  But, honestly, this picture isn't quite fair...as he does a ton of work all day long to support our family...He is a wonderful husband, father and friend and I'm so happy we get to celebrate our birthdays together.  Even if the eyes are closed the ears are always open listening to what our guys are up to. I love you Patrick.

Here's his birthday card...a nice clean masculine card inspired by this week's Retro Sketch!
 


Of course, I have to also show you what the boys made for him for his birthday too. First up is Collin, who had "to sketch what I want to make first."  I think you can guess who spends the most time in the craft room. It is the first time he has pre-sketched a card.


And then Marcel....we need a picture of me playing baseball...and he drew our family playing baseball on the card.

And Jonathon...his retro feeling card is a technique he is learning in art class at school.

Ryan's card isn't made yet...but I'm sure one will be soon!

21 comments:

Jen W. said...

Awww! Big birthday love to Pat! I hope you all spoil him rotten today. :) Love all 4 of your cards and especially love that Collin did a sketch first. :)

And whoop whoop yo you for your wins at Play Date and CASE Study!! Go girl!

Judy said...

Hi Lynn,
I'm just smiling at all the wonderful cards that were made for your hubby... I appears they all have your talent.
Hugs to you, I wish you a Happy Easter.
Hugs,
Judy

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

Your card is super fabulous, Lynn and I love that your guys made him cards, too!
Hope he has a wonderful birthday. :)

Laurel said...

Great card and I love the ones from your boys too!

Barb said...

When your blog popped up and I saw the photo of your hubby, I laughed out loud! I'm sure we all see the same thing in our own homes! Love all the cards from the boys - so sweet! And your card is perfect, Lynn! Tell Patrick, Happy Birthday! Hope you all have a wonderful Easter too! :)

Christina said...

What sweet cards by your boys, and I love the neutrals on yours! Hope your husband has a great birthday!

Anonymous said...

Love all the cards - sure Pat will too.

Sara Mac said...

Happy Birthday to Pat! Love your post about him. I also love the fact that each boy made him a card. That is precious.

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

What fun to see everyone's cards, can't pick my favorites... but I'm sure they were all very well appreciated.

Aimes said...

Happy birthday to Patrick, Lynn! I'm sure he deserves a few winks on the patio every now and again!
Your card oozes masculinity and I love those peeking buttons!
Oh bless Collin - that sketch is fabulous! The finished article is so sweet too - I think he's gonna make a fabulous stamper :)
Lovin' Marcel's idea to incorporate a pic and I'm getting a real on-trend vibe with Jonathon's card.
Have a fabulous day celebrating!
Hugs,
Aimes
x

Chunyuan said...

Happy birthday to Patrick. Great masucline card using the sketch. Your boys' cards are awesome too. Love that Collin has to sketch first :)

sandie said...

Happy Birthday to Pat x

Love all the cards x

Jenny said...

Wow who's a lucky birthday guy then?...just look at all those cards!
I adore the PP on your card, the herringbone is gorgeous..Basic Grey?you worked that sketch well for your guy and so good to see your boys taking time to make a card, much more heartfelt :0)
Have a great birthday Pat!
Jenny x

Jay Gee said...

There is nothing better than cards made by your kids - love them :) Love your card too Lynn... the natural tones are wonderful.

~amy~ said...

Happy Birthday to your Hubby....such wonderful cards to help him celebrate! Love what you and the boys created!

I received some extra special happy mail today...thank you soooooo much:)

Maureen said...

happy birthday to Pat for me!! I love how he has positioned the pillows for ultimate comfort on the love seat :) I love how calm he looks despite having 4 boys running around...he's a seasoned parent for sure...not one of the helicopter ones that don't let kids be kids or get bruises. Love that about him :) and what a line up of cards full of love for this special man :) I'm sure he feels equally blessed! Hugs to my favourite Ohio family :)

Kara said...

Awesome. Love your boys' cards!!!

Anita Recksiedler said...

Happy Birthday to your sweetheart! I love this post!!! And that picture! :> Wow so happy and proud of you two for 20 years! And here is to many more! Love your masculine birthday card for him! :> Fab take on the sketch! But I think your boys cards are stealing the show! :> Love them and how they came up with them! LOL at the sketch! Great post!

Karen B. said...

Great cards from your boys, each is so unique! And happy birthday to your hubby! Your card is such a great masculine card.

Jinny Newlin said...

LOVE the fabulous background on your hubby's birthday card! WOW! And your boys outdid themselves! LOVE that Collin picked up a little Wplus9 for his design ;)! Happy birthday, Patrick!

Lisa Arana said...

Wow, LOVE your card to your hubby. And your kids rocked out the cards too!