February 18, 2012

Oh, Brother!

It is my very favorite brother's birthday today.....okay, he is my only brother, but still is my very favorite!  He is seven years old than I, so I attribute a lot of the trouble I ever got in to him!  That did not work out so good after he moved out on his own from my parents home.   They would say, "he doesn't even live here".   I held steadfast.

While I still can hardly believe how old we are getting, it seems like yesterday that I was so little and he was teaching me all the parts of an engine.   I was probably the only six year old that knew what an Edelbrock carburetor was!    I am not sure what happened, but none of the knowledge really stuck! 

The love for cars stuck with my brother.   That boy was h*** on wheels before he got keys - okay and still today.  And no, it does not run in the family!  ;)   From drag racing to a sanctioned sport, if it goes fast, my brother is THERE.  

I thought this card would be perfect for him.   I received two images in an image swap.  There was a truck and a car.   I used the truck for another masculine birthday.   I liked the layout for the truck card and used the same for this card.    I will include both pictures for you to see.

I believe the stamp set is from Stampin' UP! and quite a bit older.  If anyone happens to have it, I would love to beg, borrow, or trade some additional images.

Okay, off to text my brother how old he is getting.  I have been doing it oh, about once an hour today!

Card entered in the following challenge(s):  Digi Doodle Shop's Best, Paper Sundaes


April said...

Great card! I am sure your brother will love it; even after getting text after text from you. LOL
You do remember what they say about payback? ;-)

Darlene said...

I'm a gear head also. My Dad was an auto mechanic and took me to work with him every Saturday since before Kindergarden. Only the things about the older engines stuck, the newer cars with all the computer electronics-forget it!
Love the layout and the stamps. Yes, it would be good to get more images from that set!

MiamiKel said...

Somehow I hear my son saying these same words about his sisters in the future, ROFL!! Too cute :)

GORGEOUS coloring and design - this will be a big hit, for sure! Happy celebrating!

Bettina L. said...

Wow I love this design. Perfect colouring and love your embossing. Thanks for playing at Digi Doodle Shop Challenge and good luck. Hope to see you back thursday for a new challenge. Bettina xx

KraftyKoolKat said...

Fantastic cards sweetie. Awesome embossing and fab papers and colouring. Thank you for joining us at Digi Doodles Shop Challenges this week and good luck.


Danderella said...

What a fabulous card, I'm sure your brother will love it. Thanks for playing in Paper Sundaes Birthday Challenge this week!


Stampalicious said...

gorgeous! thank you for joining our challenge at Digi doodle Shop challenges this week, hugs, martina

~Paola~ said...

awesome masculine cards Tami...your coloring of the 'ol classic cars is absolutly impeccable! wow...very very impressively shaded too.Love the layouts and your chosen dps as well as the embossing...Spot on all the way!♥

Melina said...

Great cards Tami! I love the dp panels :)