Thursday, May 14, 2015

Time Out: You Rock and Happy Birthday Ryan



Today is Ryan's 18th birthday. My oh my where does the time go!  I'll be sharing is card in a couple of weeks for another upcoming challenge.  Let's chat about the fact that he is turning 18 today!  It seems like yesterday that he arrived almost 3 weeks early and he was tiny...5 lbs 15 oz.  One year from now we'll be getting ready for his high school graduation.  I'm so proud of the young man that he is becoming. He continues to expand his horizons.  Love him more than I could ever put into words.  Starting to feel emotional that he will be leaving home soon but am so proud of him and my heart simply swells.  Here's a recent picture of Pat and I with Ryan.  Love how his heart is in his smile in this picture.


It's also a Thursday and that means it's time for a new challenge over at Time Out.  I had fun using stamps from PaperSmooches and a fun little electric guitar die cut from Frantic Stampers.  

 We have a theme challenge for you:  


Grunge with the optional twist of embossing

We are being sponsor by Stamploration and the prize is a $10 gift voucher.


We love seeing how you are inspired by the challenge at Time Out.  Be sure to pop on over and check out the design team's creations and play along with us.  Also, we have an awesome guest designer for our challenge too!  Pop on over to Ksenija's blog to be inspired by her creations!


I'm also entering this over on the CASology blog where the inspiration word is music.

21 comments:

  1. Fabulous card, Lynn! And Happy Birthday to Ryan! There is such a mix of emotions that hit us when our boys get to this age, isn't there? We feel sadness, pride, joy, worry, etc.... all at the same time! I know you'll really enjoy this coming year with him, and I also know you've raised him to be a wonderful, young man. Hugs to you! ♥

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  2. You have so much reason to be proud of your son (s) !
    Perfect card for the young man!

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  3. Wonderful clean card, Lynn! Love tenderly coloured splashes combined with a bold black guitar and a stripe. My congratulations to you on your son's birthday!

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  4. A very Happy Birthday to Ryan. The colour splashes are perfect and the black strip works really well here x

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  5. Congratulations and Happy Birthday to Ryan, Lynn ... lovely photo ... you're right to be so proud! Fabulous card ... such a cool image with those colourful splatters ... the black strip is perfect with them! Anita :)

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  6. Happy Birthday to Ryan!
    LOVE your card!

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  7. Very cool pretty/grunge card, Lynn! These are the days, Lynn... let those emotions flow freely! Congrats to all...
    =] Michele

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  8. Love the spatters and the colors Lynn! Happy birthday wishes to Ryan!!

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  9. Fantastic, happy card Lynn... And congrats to Ryan! He sure looks like a great young man. The black strip is a very stylish detail!

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  10. Such a fun and fresh grunge card, Lynn! Loved reading your post about Ryan turning 18 - an important birthday with lots of emotions. Enjoy :)

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  11. Happy birthday, Ryan! Gosh, that picture shows what a great mix of the two of you that he is! And I just love the colorful splatters here! I'd love to get my hands on that PS stamp set!

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  12. Happy Birthday to Ryan! Yes the time does go fast but he is obviously on his way to greatness. Definitely a very cool and grungy card for him!

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  13. this is the perfect card for him! You and Pat can be so proud for sure…he's the perfect mix of both of you :) Happy birthday!!

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  14. Love this card - so perfect for an 18 year old. My daughter was 5.13 when she was born and in her Jr year this year. Already dreading her graduating next year and then possible moving away for university....a mama's heart can be a tough road some times.

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  15. Happy proud parent moment to treasure & a wonderful card to make your son. Love the simplicity of your designs, they really inspire me. Hugs Bev x

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  16. Treasure these moments, Lynn. Your card is a great grunge concoction - perfect for teens.

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  17. Happy birthday to Ryan. What a handsome young man!! You are so very lucky that he still has one more year of high school at home with you (sniff, sniff).

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  18. Wow! Can see why you are the proud mum! Congratulations! 18 already! Love that grungy guitar! I am sure he will love it! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at CASology this week!

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  19. My oldest is 10yrs, I can't imagine her turning 18 one day!! You did such a good job with your 'grunge' card, I totally forgot about the 'rock' angle!

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  20. Congrats with Ryan! 18, wow that is a verry special birthday! Enjoy the young man that he has become and all the growth that he will show the next years when he will be at home with you all!
    The card you made looks great and so fitting for someone who loves music!
    Enjoy the sunday, Gerrina

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  21. Stunning card, Lynn!!! Colors are amazing!

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