Friday, January 28, 2011

Celebrating a Golden Birthday!

Happy Friday to all!

I have just a quick post for you today as it's a busy one
for me.  Tonight is our night to watch my two oldest
grandsons and Paul is home as well.
We are taking CJ and Caleb out to celebrate
CJ's report card...can I just brag
He has been declared
top of his 2nd grade class 
and also received 
'excellent' on all behavioral levels in class.
His choice for dinner.....''the mall where Papa works"
He went on to explain that as he likes Japanese food, we
would all get to choose a 'type' of food 
we like in the food court!
The dinosaur exhibit is also there and he is a huge fan
so we'll spend some time there and I am sure both
boys will be able to talk us in to a trip to 'Papa's store'.
Barnes & Noble is there favorite place to make
a stop because they both love to read.


My PDCC teammate Fiona suggested a challenge
for me that I was unfamiliar with.  This one is from
her homeland of Australia and I was thrilled to
have an opportunity to participate for this
special occasion. 

Inkurable Stampers is having a 

My British husband has made it pretty clear that
the celebration of 'golden birthdays' is a very
American I was surprised to see it
celebrated in Australia, but apparently, it's new
to them as well!

A birthday card which includes the use of
gold made me reach immediately for these
wonderful EK Success 3-D stickers.
The gold glittered center of this cake is perfect!
I also embossed the bottom of this beautiful gold
shimmer paper with a sweet heart from Sizzix.

No cake is complete without a little icing, so I
used some of my favorite trim in white and pink
and added pearls at the top.

Quick have until
midnight CST tonight to leave a comment on
my post here to have a chance to win some
pretty great blog candy.

I'd love to know you stopped by today, so I
hope you'll take a moment to say hello by
leaving a comment...I appreciate all of your notes!

Today's Project Recipe:
Cardstock: The Paper Company
Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink in 'Frayed Burlap'
Stamps:  Kristen Powers
Sizzix EF 'Heart w/Flourishes'
Embellishments:  EK Success Sticko 'Wedding Icons', ribbon, pearls
Tools:  Fiskar's Corner Rounder


Vic said...

Your card is beautiful! Have fun with the DGSs!

Heather said...

How yummy! Makes me want to go eat cake! Seriously, love the trim icing. Beautiful card!

MariLynn said...

Beautiful card. I love the decorative trim.

Michele Gross said...

Sounds like CJ is wicked smart just like his grandma ;D
LOVE this card! Its soooo pretty! I've just learned about this golden birthday thingy and I'm thinking this is pretty cool!

Fiona said...

Bragging about grandkids is grandparents duty! Hope you guys had a fun evening :) Love your take on the golden birthday theme Julie! Your cake on your card looks almost eatable :)

Mona Pendleton said...

Pretty card Julie! Love all the fancy trim! Woot Woot for your Grandson :)

azviatx said...

Julie, As a new grandmother myself, I am already finding it a thrill to celebrate my 1 and 1/2 month old grandson's little accomplishments. First smile for grannie for instance! Congrats to CJ for his excellent marks. Brag all you want, I'll take lessons! Tina P.S. I work for a bookstore also, although an independant. Love my job.

Jinny Newlin said...

Absolutely beautiful, Julie! I love your soft color combo and all your icing ;)! Hope you had a wonderful night celebrating with your grandkiddos!

Julie said...

Gorgeous birthday cake and card! Love it!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

SUPER gorgeous! LOVE those ribbons--fab job for the golden birthday. Unfortunately mine was when I was 5--bummer. I don't even think I had a great birthday party--and I don't remember ever having one maybe this year I'll have the 30th golden! Def. inspiring me--in more ways than one:)

Anonymous said...

this card is fabulous and the cutest I've ever seen!! Would work great as wedding card as well:)
icing-so smart ideas!!
really love it!!!