At 18 the world is your Passport




Hi everyone! I am here today to share a bitter sweet event in my life. It is my son's 18th birthday. And while I am very proud of the young man he has grown into, It is difficult to see my baby boy as an adult. The vintage balloon is a new release from So Suzy stamps and the other embellishments and stamps are from my other "LOVE" Tim Holtz collections.


I wanted to create a card that basically said...the world is yours and here is your passport to adventure.  Soon enough he will be graduating and going off to college. And while I know he will always be my son, he is his own man and no longer my baby boy. 


I am not sure how it is for Father's, but it definitely is a tough one for Mothers. These young ones are so anxious to leave the nest and it is difficult to let go. While I know it will be hard to see him leave, he knows and I know (in my heart) the time is coming.


This sentiment is from So Suzy Stamps and when I saw it, I knew it was perfect for a 18 year birthday card. She also carries these fantastic Post Mark stamps that works perfect for my passport cards as well. 


All of my Passport cards I stamp with Limited Edition on the back, as they are all one of a kind. If you want to see any of my other ones, feel free to search with the word "Passport" on my blog search tool.


So I will leave you with this picture of this nice young man. Get ready world...here he comes!





I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:


Comments

  1. This card is beyond amazing. I can totally tell how much love went into making it! Happy birthday to your son, and big hugs to you!

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  2. Great card for that handsome young man! Thanks for joining us at Moo Mania and More, Valerie

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  3. Love the card! Happy birthday young man! xxx

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  4. Fabulous card ! I'm sure your son will absolutely love it ! Thanks for joining us at ATP Exchange. Sue C x

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  5. Fabulous card and love the background. You son's pictures is just adorable.

    Hugs Diane

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  6. Fabulous card and love the background. You son's pictures is just adorable.

    Hugs Diane

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  7. Hi Monica :-) this is a gorgeous card for your son and I am sure he will treasure it. My son will always be my little boy even though he got married last week :-)
    At A Vintage Journey we ask that you let us know what grid /products you have chosen from our Tic Tac Toe challenge and this should be written within your post to be in with a chance of winning. Unfortunately I don't see this detail :-( x

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  8. A fabulous card, your son will love this I'm sure. Wonderful details and sentiments. Thank you for joining us at ATP Exchange this time.
    Yvonne

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  9. This is such a lovely post Monica, you will clearly miss your young man but he will have your beautiful card to treasure! Thanks so much for joining in at A Vintage Journey and thanks too for joining us at Inspiration Journal. Anne x

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  10. BEAUTIFUL!
    Thank you for sharing this all with us at Moo Mania & More Challenge!
    xxx
    Susi

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  11. Monica, this is a beautiful Birthday card for your young man! Much love went into making it, he will treasure it! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Inspiration Emporium! Bobbi xx

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  12. lovely card, Monica!
    your son will love it. :)
    Thanks for playing along in the Sister Act Card Challenge.
    Hugs,
    Natalie
    INKognito
    Stop by for my Birthday Candy :)

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  13. Fabulous 18th Birthday card for your son which he will treasure
    MaggieH

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  14. A lovely creation. Thanks for sharing with us at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges.
    Mags
    x

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  15. What a great design on your 'passport' with wonderful stampings and ephemera on each page - it is so hard to let them go - but that is the goal after all - and hopefully they keep coming back to visit!! He's a handsome young man! Thanks so much for joining us in the AVJ Tic Tac Toe challenge!

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  16. Fabulous project :) thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity hugs x

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  17. A beautiful card clearly made with love and passion for your son and his forthcoming life. You have included so many wonderful details that it needs more than just one look! I'm sure your son will adore it and remember: they always come back home to see Mum!!
    Thanks so much for sharing with us at ATP Exchange this time. Juliax

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  18. Such a lovely gift to a boy turning 18. He will treasure it. Loved how wonderfully you have made all pages with stamps and dies,embellishments

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  19. Such a treasure Monica and perfect for your son. Thanks for popping aboard A Vintage Journey with such a fabulous creation.
    hugs Brenda xxx

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