Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Enjoy Your Day {and Collin}


Aren't the flowers in the inspiration challenge for Cutting Edge fabulous?  I have the PaperSmooches dies used in Lisa's gorgeous card so I decided to use them on my card.  I added a PTI die/sentiment to finish off the card.  Love the pops of color against the black and gray background.  

Thought I'd share a couple of pictures of Collin from this weekend. They capture what he loves:  cooking and creating.  First up was our Sunday breakfast. All by himself he made Marcel, me and himself bacon and eggs.  If you could see the eggs closely, you'd see some with ketchup, others with salt and one with salt/pepper. He is exactly like Pat when he cooks. The order of what he takes out first, how he lines up the plates, etc.  So sweet.
And here he is working side by side with Pat.  We bought a new TV for our basement and the old one needed to be taken apart to fit out the steps. Collin was in heaven using the cordless drill to remove the screws.  He will definitely be the brother that gets called to help out with projects when the boys are older and have their own homes.

 Love how these pictures capture his personality...definitely Pat's son.


19 comments:

~amy~ said...

LOVE your card! The contrast of the white sentiment and pops of color from the bloom...absolutely amazing.

Whatta cutie pie boy...yum to breakfast...my fav meal of the day!

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

Gorgeous card and fun family pics - I love seeing kids' personalities shine through like that. And I wish one of mine was a 'chef' but not so far...

KayM said...

Awwww, Colin is just a doll! What a fun little guy you have there! So cute! Your card is gorgeous! Love the striped paper and the black mat to showcase your lovely flowers!

Gerrina said...

Great those phot´s! So are they all boys and all different...
Great colours and layout on your card again! ugs, Gerrina

Marisa said...

Darling card. Love the orange with the black/grey. have that Wet Paint set and dies on my wish list. Yeah for Collin :) Such a great kid!

sandie said...

Collin is adorable, we could do with him here! I do love that striped background x

wienerhoneymooners said...

Love, love, love this! Amazing contrast!!!

Tracey McNeely said...

Fantastic card Lynn and I LOVE the photos! The way the breakfast plate are all presented is so sweet, amazing when our children are so like their parent(s)! This is precious!

Maureen said...

LOVE the colour against the black :) Those photos are too adorable! I love that he does everything the way Pat does! Kids are just sponges! More than we know! ox

Joyce said...

Beautiful card, and your boy is going to make some fabulous husband one day.

Lindsey said...

Love your card! I keep trying to order those wet paint dies, but they are always sold out when I actually place an order. Loved the photos of Collin. What a sweetheart.

Deepti said...

Love the black base and striped frame :)

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Great use of the colors!

Barb said...

Gorgeous card, Lynn! Love the beautiful pop of color against the darker background!

And I love seeing your photos! My David loves to cook too - not sure about the handyman stuff though! Collin is a sweetie, that's for sure! ♥

Leigh Penner said...

So pretty!

Noelle said...

That is so cute how he made breakfast! My Collin also likes to cook :) this card is fab-love how it looks like the chalkboard technique, but it's really a die cut :) hope you're doing well, Lynn! *hugs*

Amy Kolling said...

Love love love!!!! Wow....the sentiment really stands out and I love the striped background!

Lisa A. said...

Your card is beautiful, Lynn...LOVE it...those PTI stamps/dies are in my basket!! Your little man is amazing...how sweet and wonderful to have him make breakfast...and so cool and sweet that he is dad's shadow...I am smiling...love it all:)!!

Bobby said...

I missed this post earlier but came over after seeing your HM at The Cutting Edge. Congrats! Love seeing young men learning to cook and do handyman work. He'll be in high demand when he's older.