Monday, 24 June 2013

Happy Birthday Struan!


Today's my son's graduation from middle school. That's not what you thought I was going to say, was it? But I've already shown you his graduation card, and tomorrow (his birthday) is CASology day, so today you get a preview of his birthday card!

I was inspired by the design of the Snowbirds plane in this photo:


You may recall that we went to an airshow last weekend and saw the Snowbirds (and many other planes). Snowbirds pilot is Struan's current career aspiration. Right now, I say he just has to focus on high school!

I would wish him happy birthday here, but he just assured me that he never reads my blog, so I'll save it for real life.  

13 comments:

Meredith MacRitchie said...

Is the maple leaf a stamp?? I don't do a TON for Canada Day, but I'd sure love the option since there is so much out there for the 4th!!

And you did AWESOME - I knew it was essentially the Snowbirds logo almost right away!

Vicky Hayes said...

This is fab too! Don't be too sure that he doesn't read your blog... mine assure me they don't but they sure seem to know a lot about what's on there! Hope your son has a great day! Vicky x

Lynn said...

What a great pic to be inspired by and a fabulous boy card. Happy birthday to Struan! Hope he has a fabulous day.

Kylie said...

Happy birthday to your Struan! Such a great card. He'll love it!

Skye said...

A terrific card. Your son will love it.

Carol L said...

I'm loving your son's birthday card with the maple leaf center and bold colors! He may not read your blog, but I wish him a happy birthday anyway :)

Tracey McNeely said...

Happy Birthday Struan! Fabulous card for a 14 year old, great inspiration for your card and aspiration for your son.

Geri said...

... I don't think my son even knows that I have a blog....

Fabulous card. He is definitely going to appreciate that you have modeled it after something so near and dear to his heart! Awesome job shading the card - wow!

Happy Dance said...

HB to your son! Oh they grow up so darn fast... This is an amazing card, and is one I'm sure he'll treasure his whole life long. You've captured his dream perfectly in this card. What a wonderful mommy you are!!! And wouldn't it just be cool if Struan did become a Snowbird pilot???!!!! You'll have to keep us posted on that. Great card, dear friend. Bev

OH Babs said...

HB to your son. Great card and glad to see where you get inspiration.
Thank you for the honorable mention on my fish card - it really is exciting and makes me want to keep on going. The CAS blogs make comments and I really appreciate it, whereas others say little or nothing and that being said I feel like not submitting cards to them.

mypapercraftworld said...

What a perfect card for Struan ... happy Birthday to him! I love the bold colours and the 'manly' shapes ... and that you were inspired by the Snowbirds show! Anita :)

Kelly Griglione said...

What a great way to personalize Struan's birthday card! I always love how you show your inspiration ... makes us feel like we're getting a behind-the-scenes tour of your creativity : )

mjbest said...

Awesome card. Just wondering where you found the Maple Leaf stamp.