Sunday 10 June 2012

A Life Changing Event!

Nine years ago today I experienced an event that changed my life forever.....I witnessed the birth of my first granddaughter.....Jessica Ireland.....Jessica after my Mom & Ireland for my place of birth! It was such an incredible experience seeing my baby Keri bring a new life into this world. So, today that little bundle of joy is a gorgeous young girl celebrating her 9th birthday. She loves to play hockey & baseball; she is a top student in school; she loves to come to Grandma's so we can make cards & scrapbook & do crafts together. Her favorite animal is her dog Scout but she also loves panda bears & her fave color is lime green (it used to be purple) That brings me to my card today.....Jessica's birthday card! The image is a digi downloaded from free coloring pages & DP is My Mind's Eye....& it's lime green! Hope you like it.....I know Jessica will!

I want to enter this card in the following challenges:
Aud Sentiments.....childs birthday
Make It Monday.....anything goes
The Hybrid Chick card challenge.....CAS
Craft Punked.....Happy Birthday
Digi Haven.....use a freebie (panda bear)
Paper Craft Journey.....hand colored image
Paper Play challenges.....back to basics
Sweet 'n Sassy.....back to nature
Willow Sketchie challenge.....animal antics


  1. Hi Renee! Your card is beautiful! Happy Birthday to Jessica Ireland! What a beautiful and sentimental name! My sister collects Panda Bear Christmas ornaments! I can tell you from experience that they aren't easy to find! I ended up making her some special cross stitch ornaments for her tree!
    Have a great night!
    Warmest Hugs, Sheryl

  2. I really like that Panda. The green makes it pop. Thanks for playing at Digi Haven.

  3. This is a great personal card for your granddaughter. The lime green really sets off the black and white of your image and your coloring is fab. Thanks for joining out challenge at Digi Haven and hope to see you again.
    Tammy DH DT XXX

  4. I am sure Jessica will love this card and keep it in a special place to take out and look at again and again.
    I too was at the birth of my first grand child something I will never forget.
    Margaret M

  5. Hi renee
    how wonderful to witness your grandaughters birth and what a beautiful card you have made her,
    fab image and great colours i bet she loves it
    thanks for joining us at MIM and good luck
    tracey x
    Remember, to be in the running to win the prize from our sponsor this week just leave a comment for another entry. Be sure to mention you saw them on Make It Monday. The more entries you comment on the more chances you have of winning!

  6. I love pandas! Love the sentiment - just perfect for our "For a Child" challenge at Aud Sentiments. Thanks for sharing your creativity with us!

  7. Your card is so adorable. I love the panda! Thank you for joining us over at digi haven.

  8. This is just so gorgeous,love the image popped over from

  9. Beautiful card for your Granddaughter. Thank you for sharing at Aud Sentiments.

    hugs Ali x

  10. Adorable card! I love how you colored this sweet panda!

  11. What a lovely, thoughtful and loving card for your granddaughter. I'm sure she's going to love this. The image is so cute, the design and are perfect. Great coloring job too. Thank you so much for playing along with us on Digi Haven's first challenge! ♥ Denise @ Digi Haven.

  12. Your card and colours are soo Beautiful. I saw this on Make-it-Monday..Loz

  13. Renee - this card is beautiful. I love the Panda and the colours and layout are just gorgeous. Thanks for sharing. I saw it on MIM.
    Stamping Shanni

  14. Wow, what a fabulous image!! Your colouring is fabulous! i bet your granddaughter loved it!! Thanks for joining us at PCJ! HUgsxx

  15. I saw you on Make It Monday. Aaww . . . what a sweet creation! How fun to be able to create with your granddaughter :) I always craft with my niece & nephew - They love it & I love it, too. Now, if I don't bring my craft supplies, they get completely bummed!


    PS - I welcome you to join us at Tuesday Alchemy - as I know you'd fit right in :)

  16. Thank you for joining us at DigiHaven in our first challenge!!!

    Love the image you used!

    Dt Member DigiHaven

  17. Great Panda Bear :) Saw you at MIM.

  18. Lovely card, the panda looks fantastic, thanks so much for sharing at Willow Sketchie this week and good luck!

    Kelly x

  19. Lovely card and great digi image. TFS at Digi Haven for our very first challenge.

  20. What a beautiful story thanks for sharing - love the card too you have done a fab job :) thanks for joining Craft Punked this week x

  21. Love it! Bears are my fav wild animal so i think your card is fab! Thanks for joining Craft Punked this week, Paula :)

  22. Great job on this card for your granddaughter! It's not too grown up, yet not too childish. I hope she has many more happy birthdays!
    Thank you for joining in this week's Sweet 'n Sassy Digi Challenge!

  23. There's nothing like the combined joy of watching a grandchild's birth while simultaneously watching your child become a parent!! Congratulations! Your card is fantastic! Our daughter loves panda's too so I especially love this image. You colored it perfectly. Thanks for playing along with us in this week's SNSDC. We hope you'll join us often.

  24. Renee,
    Thanks for stopping by Fantabulous Cricut's Scrappin; Saturday! I have a quick 'how to' on how to link up your project that I can send you if you would like? Send me your email address and I can send it to you. I am now your newest follower as well! :)

  25. This is a wonderful card to go along with a wonderful story. I love how you colored your Panda. i saw you on MIM.

  26. Well this seems like just the ticket for your baby girl. We don't have any grandchildren yet, but hopefully soon. We're ready to spoil. LOL I didn't realize you were born in Ireland. I had a set of grandparents several generations back that came over from the Emerald Isle. I would soooo love to visit there. You did a fantastic job on this very special card Renee. Hugs!

  27. Very cute card. And congrats on your granddaughters birthday! Thanks so much for linking up to The Card Caravan at The Hybrid Chicks this time around. Hope to see you again!

  28. Nice card especially since your granddaughter loves Pandas. Thanks for joining us for this fortnight challenge at Aud Sentiments. Please join us again soon.

    AS DT member

  29. Beautiful card, very clever sentiment. I'm sure your granddaughter will love it to bits. Thank you for sharing at Aud Sentiments.x


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Hugs, Renee