Sunday, December 4, 2011

Joe's 8th Birthday

Today is my youngest grandson's 8th birthday.  Happy Birthday Joe!!!   Last Christmas Joe and his sisters spent a week with us and it snowed Christmas Day.  They had so much fun sledding down the mountain.  We live on top of a mountain out in the middle of no where.  There are tons of critters around which I just love.  Joe will be with us again this Christmas and we are really hoping for another great snowfall!!









Under the red and white paper clip there are 8 one dollar bills.  Of course there are 8 pennies, 8 quarters and 8 dimes.  Inside the paper bag is a secret message from Santa!!










And this is the very back - 8 nickels of course.  On the back of the secret Santa message is a special message from Nanny and Grampa Art.

I hope you got a kick out of my creation for my grandson and you know I would love to hearing from you!
Thanks!!!!!
Sandy

46 comments:

Myrna said...

He's going to LOVE IT!! Cards are always so special when they are made from special memories!! Nothing more special than time spent with grandpa & grandma! What a special keepsake for him.

Card Crazy said...

Oh Sandy, that is magnificent! I hope Joe can go sledding again this year. Even if he can't he can always remember that day with this adorable card. Pretty clever, lady. He's gonna have fun picking all the money off the card.
Sue S.

Janiel/ janny said...

Oh Sandy...............Your grandson is going to LOVE THIS!!!! You are so very creative dear!!! Beautiful and lots of fun!!!!!!!
hugs............

Jean said...

Oh my Goodness Sandy... what ideas you come up with.. this one is just so precious.. love the money idea and the letter from Santa and Grandpa's last page, a penny saved is a penny earned, but why the nickles?? Didn't get that one?? Your main page is so perfect and shows him what a fun time he is going to have with you at Christmas time.. What a place to live, on top of a mountain with no one around, wow.. love the inside, all 8's.. great thinking card..
Hugs, Jean

Paper Tails said...

Sandy,

This is awesome! What a fun card. So creative and the inside is perfect.

Karen

Paula said...

Awwww, this is just too cute!! I'm sure your grandson is going to be thrilled (not just for the $, but because it's him sledding down the mountain!!) Great card :)

Christina C. said...

What a fun card, Sandy!!! I naturally zeroed in on that super adorable dog with cap and scarf....toooo cute! Please let me know where I can buy that stamp...the animal shelter would love it!!!! What a great scene you created and Edwin looks amazing sledding down the mountainside!
I'm sure Joe loved this great card!

angel4031 said...

Awwwww wow Sandy this is something special. I wish I was 8 again & this card was heading my way....Joe will love it!!!! x x x x

Linda said...

Oh my word you are one crafty lady!!!! This card has to be one of the most special card ever!!!! Don't know how you did this design on the card but it sure is stunning!!!!!!! Wow Sandy keep going my friend!!!!!! FABULOUS!!!!!

Barb Hardeman said...

Oh, girl! This is absolutely fabulous! What a great idea to recreate a winter scene on the front of your card, with Joe, no, Edwin, sledding down the hill. The personal note from Santa is sure to grab his attention and the jar with pennies saved is so cute! Your cards are always so creative and so well thought out!
Hugs,
Barb

Karen's Fun Blog said...

Wow!! This is fantastic!! Happy Birthday to Joe!! He shares his birthday with my Dad! : )

Peggie said...

What a fun card. Looks like Edwin is having a great ride. Cool idea to add all the "8's" t0 the card.

Rene said...

Do the critters sled with you guys? I'm having a total Disney image of all of you sledding and deer, rabbits, chipmunks and other critters chasing you down the mountain!
This card is fabulous! Love the coins! What a fabulous Nanna you are!
Rene :D

Rene said...

Lol! Nanny! I'm not sure what a "nanna" is!

Harma said...

Waw what agreat idea to recreate a winter scene on the front of your card, with Joe,imean Edwin, sledding down the hill. and the jar with pennies saved is so cute! Your cards are always so creative and so well thought out!What a great Oma you are and so much fun.
Big hug harma

Kelly Neis said...

Sandy your grandson is going to love this card. Awesome idea for boys. I really like how you created the mountain scene.

Shelly said...
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Shelly said...

What a neat way to celebrate a birthday! Your card is very cute!

THE HOOSIER STAMPER said...

Oh Sandy, this is awesome. You are so creative. He's gonna love this card! I love it!!! Hugs! Leah Ann

julieprice3 said...

This is lovely Sandy! How very clever and thoughtful to make a card so fitting for the occasion. I'm sure that your grandson will be delighted with this
Hugs Julie P

Pam Sparks said...

I'm speechless! ok - I recover quickly! hehe
Sandy - I LOVE this! Fabulous keepsake for him to get out every year at his birthday! oh, I wish I could see this in person! I'm sure I would be totally charmed by it all! Edwin is so handsomely colored and I love all the trees and critters! What a cute snowman too! Is it from Penny Black? Winter wonderland for sure! I have so many fun memories of sledding and ice skating too! Thanks for sharing Sandy!

Linda Palmer said...

Fabulous. I have a hard time masking too but looks to me like you did a great job on this card. Beautiful scene, beautiful animals, loved this idea and the money idea 8 of everything and the message from Santa was just too cool! I love it and think you did an awesome job. I know Joe is going to love this and I hope it snows for him on Christmas. I just got on the computer since morning when I saw your email...glad you let me know. Love that old jar on back too! You are so talented. Your trees are also gorgeous!

cathylynn said...

Good golly Mrs. Sandy! What an outstanding birthday card for Joe! Love that scene. So much to look at! Wow all those stamps are so clever and wonderfully colored. And all the 8's on the inside. I bet Joe will be counting them all. You are definitely one very unique Gramma! I love it all!!
Hugs, Cathy

Sherry said...

Oh, Sandy this is awesome. What a great idea!! Absolutely luv the card. I know Joe is going to absolutely luv it. TFS!

Sandra said...

This birthday card is amazing! Love the idea of the coins a lot. And the sentiment on the jar is so true!! Thanks for becoming a follower! I just became a follower of you too!

Pat said...

What a stunning birthday card Sandy, I love all the different elements and I'm sure that Joe absolutely loved it. Love the crocheted Santa's too.
Have a good week.

Pat xx

Marie-Louise said...

Such a marvellous idea. A lovely card and a keepsake. He will totally love it.

Danielle said...

Hello Sandy, how adorable! what a lovely scene you have created. Love all the glitter, and Edwin sledding down the hill. Cute birdie, and dog with a hat and scraf. Love the inside too... very pretty.
Happuy birthday to your grandson.

Melanie said...

Oh so cute card for Little Joe. Love the "8" theme.

Pat said...

Soooo cute! Another great paperbag card! And how cute to use Edwin and his sleigh. I remember when the kids were at your place last Christmas...so you're having a houseful again?! Awesome...I'm pea green with envy!! You're gonna have such fun! And I'll bet Joe will love this card...and the money! hehehe! Hugs. Pat

Louise said...

Wow Sandy what a fabulous birthday card, he is going to love it. Great idea and your layout is fabulous
Louise

Eve said...

oh Sandy!! you are too much! lol lol lol i wish i had you as my grandma!! I would've luved to visit "my grandma" OFTEN!! lol:) wow, what a beautiful card he will get, with tons of money inside!! and a letter from Santa! holly molly!! lol oh yea, THAT ...days to christmas & ... days to MY BIRTHDAY thingy, I got that link from YOUR page; ... days to Christmas!lol:-)Thank you Sandy~~

Elle said...

Crazy cute!

Sharon Caudle said...

You warm my heart every time I visit you! You know what I love about your work? You create from and with your heart! And there's no better way to create. I know I'm in for a treat for my soul every time I click to come to your blog. I just think the world of you, and I LOVE this card! And so will your lucky Grandson.
big hugs and lots of love!
Sharon

Shelby said...

What a fantastically creative design! Your grandson is going to love it.

Shelby

Stamps and Paper said...

Wow Sandy your grandson is going to be thrilled with his card it's absolutely brilliant.

Anne

Susan Flynn said...

Absolutely brilliant Sandy he's going to be over the moon. I'm sure he will treasure it for life! It's obvious you have put a lot of work into it and it certainly shows xx

Jane H said...

Oh your card is adorable and I love the idea of the coins and dollar bills, I'm going to have to do this for my granddaughters :)

Lisa M said...

FANTASTIC creation Sandy. Just wonderful and that note from Santa, superb!! :D
Hugs to you,
Lisa xx

Kathy said...

This is so clever Sandy. I love the 8 of each coin and dollar bills, clever! The front is amazing, what a scene you've created. That little kiddo is so lucky to have you as a grandma!

Iulia said...

Hey sweetie! No idea how I missed this, but I'm glad I found it now. So happy belated birthday to sweet Joe; granny's card couldn't get any better. You are one of the most creative people I know and it's always a great pleasure to sit and admire your beautiful funny creations. You surely know how to make an amazing mix of beauty, humour and usefulness (look at those pennies too:))). Love the front scene, I imagine it is even more sparkling and full of joy in real life. The inside is so ...manly:)) and imaginative. Gorgeous letter from Santa too; hope you guys will have plenty of snow to play in this Christmas. Unfortunately we won't have snow this year, such a shame; but who knows:)
Wish you all a wonderful Christmas and a great new year, full of joy, happiness and most of all great health!
Sending big hugs across the ocean:) , Iulia

EnblogSail said...

OMG! I love this project. Lucky Joe! Muz be ecstatic!
Caryl

Flutterby Trina said...

How fab is that!? I love it!!! You grandson must have loved it!!! Thanks for stopping over at my blog today!! So glad i have stopped by here! xxx

Victoria said...

This is just amazing!! I'm sure your grandson loved this card - who wouldn't have? So clever and so original.

Tan's Hobbies said...

Oh, Sandy your creation is just fabulous! I'm amaze to see how talented and brilliant you are. Your grandson will surely love it! YOu are just a sweetheart, dear =P

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