Last month my great niece had a birthday, and I made a fun treat holder card for her.  So when I saw the challenge this week at Stampin’ Sisters in Christ, to make a card/project for a child, I decided that I would make a similar card for her brother’s birthday.

As with his sister’s card, I made a slider on the inside so that the candy can be accessed without having to tear the card apart.

HERE is a tutorial for the slider.

Today I have a confession to make… I’m terribly forgetful!  I would like to blame it on old age, but must admit that the scattered-brainery is not a phenomenon that developed only as the years were added on.
I’ve always been this way.

I have lots of lists to remind me of everything I need/want to do.  My boys used to leave me notes in sinks or on walls.. on the stairs.. to remind me of things.  It’s embarrassing!  What did I do before post-it notes!?!

So with that introduction.. a sweet blogging friend gave me a blog award a couple of months ago which is just being posted here today.  Sorry it took so long to thank you for this award, Patrice.

As part of accepting this award, a few things are to be listed about myself.  Well I’ve already done one above!  But here are some others:

1. I lived for 5 years in London England where my 4th son was born.

2. My first job as a teenager was an usherette. Now you younger people probably don’t even know what that is! But when you went to the movies back in the 60′s, there would be a girl standing at the back with a flashlight who would help you find a seat if you wanted or needed it. Since I would have to stand there for the entire movie I ended up seeing some movies so many times I had them memorized.

3. Also when I was a teenager I played classical piano for ballet classes. It paid a whole lot better than babysitting!

4. I hiked to the top of Mount Vesuvius in Italy. There is a chairlift for tourists but it was broken the day we were there so we decided to hike it. I was 5 months pregnant at the time!  Oh and while pregnant I also skied the Swiss Alps.  The tram gave me such “morning” sickness that I would have to wait at the top until I wasn’t so dizzy before skiing down.  What was I thinking!?!

5. I married my childhood sweetheart… Literally. We met when we were 3 years old! I’m 23 days older than him and he likes to tease me about his “old lady” and how I “robbed the cradle” for those 23 days until his birthday.

6. I am a certified scuba diver. On my 50th birthday my DH took me diving in Tahiti. One of the dives was with sharks! Another was a deep dive where we sat on the ocean floor and huge 12′ manta rays kept swimming over us within touching distance.


7. And my crowning glory?  I have 4 handsome sons and 3 beautiful granddaughters (with another grandchild on the way!)

Thanks so much for stopping by today and spending part of your precious time here.  And thanks again, Patrice, for thinking of me with this sweet award.  Happy Crafting!


Stamps: SU Something Sweet and Made 2 Last

Papers: Papertrey Ink Select White and Pure Poppy; SU Pawsitively Prints II DSP

Inks: SU Real Red and Taken with Teal

Accessories: Spellbinders Circle Nestabilities; SU Tab Punch, Corner Rounder, 1-3/4″ Circle Punch, 1″ Circle Punch, 3/4″ Circle Punch and Round Treat Cup; M&M’s

21 Responses to “Luke Turns 10 and A Thank You”

  1. I love the card! So cute!

  2. What a cute and FUN birthday card for Luke! He’ll love the treats inside!
    TFS all those interesting and fun things you’ve done throughout your life! You are an adventurous soul aren’t you? 🙂

  3. I bet he loves this card! What a great idea for a 10 years old … guess my age wouldn’t mind it at all as well LOL

  4. The card is so cute and the slider is a wonderful idea. It was good to learn a little about your life. You have done some amazing things. Isn’t it funny that you had 4 boys but all your grandchildren are girls? Hope your weekend is wonderful.

  5. Darling card, Susan. Great touch with the slider so you can get at the candy without wrecking the card.

    I had to giggle at the Post It not comment – I live by them too LOL!

    Loved reading your 5 things. You go girl!! Lots of wonderful experiences you have had in your life. So much fun learning about the person behind the cards 😉 Have a great weekend.

  6. Loved the card! I may just have to make this for my kids in Sunday School. I love to spoil my kids, you know! 🙂

  7. A very clever and bright, happy card. I enjoyed learning a bit more about you. You certainly didn’t take it easy when you were pregnant did you?!

  8. What a sweet card. Luke will love it. Congrats on the award!

  9. What a fun and yummy card!! I just love the pockets and all your dimension!! Thanks for joining the Stampin Sisters in Christ challenge this week!

  10. Love your card Susan – totally fun!

  11. Susan, this is such a cute birthday card for a little boy or girl! I love it, gf.

  12. What a wonderful card, Susan. Love the pocket on the inside and you know I love the chocolate slider!
    I am scatter-brained too. I wonder if it has something to do with being creative. Maybe those two things go hand in hand. LOL
    Have a wonderful week!
    Hugs and smiles

  13. Cute card, like the money in the back pocket. Wow! You’ve had some fun adventures. I enjoyed reading them.

  14. I think he will be very happy to have a fun card too, very cute!
    Neat getting to know you more, you have had quite the interesting life and so neat that you were blessed with granddaughters after having all sons.

  15. You have such a fun and interesting story Susan 🙂

    And the card is so cute! I love the little pocket inside!

  16. Serioulsy, what DID we do before post-it notes?? 😉

    AWESOME card!! I love the slider to get to the candy. VERY cool!

  17. Happy Birthday Luke! I bet he loved his cool card!!!

    You have done some really amazing things!

  18. Aww! You might be my hero with your wildside 😉 and I love that you met your husband when you were three! Plus the card is very fun! 🙂

  19. So cute, what kid wouldn’t like chocolate and money. ehe hee The pocket is darling.

  20. I have been a bit out of touch with blogland lately, but was just catching up on your posts and while all of your recent projects are lovely, as usual, what caught my attention was the bit about you also being a SCUBA diver – I don’t believe I knew that about you! Or else I did and forgot…I’m a bit forgetful my ownself these days!! There aren’t many of us diving cardmakers!! And Tahiti has always been one of my dream destinations. Very interesting reading!

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