Happy Birthday Jerry! 57

Mona Pendleton | Tuesday, February 7, 2012 @ 9:00 PM | , , ,

Hi there! Today we are celebrating my dear son, Jerry's 24th birthday! Yahoooo!!! I really struggle with making masculine cards so I kept things quite simple.
I'm so proud of Jerry. He has really come along way and is becoming quite a fine young man. Jerry didn't take high school seriously and barely graduated. After graduation, he was living in New York at the time and worked construction with his Dad for about a year and realized that was not for him. He came to Arizona on vacation to visit Scott and I, we offered him a place to live and encouraged him to attend college. Thankfully, he took us up on our offer and has been working his tail off ever since. He is now in his Senior year at Arizona State University, majoring in Computer Information Systems at the W.P. Carey School of Business and I am proud to say he has made the Dean's List :) I tease Jerry and call him "my little investment" :) Seriously, if you don't help your children, who will? Opening a 529 account years ago and pinching pennies to save for his college fund was one of the best things I could have ever done. 

Here are a few pictures of Jerry enjoying his free time. He used to compete in BMX racing since he was 10 years old and now, rides for fun :)


 Thanks so much for visiting! Hope you have a great day! Be Sweet :)

Supplies Used:
Stamps: Waltzingmouse
Dies: Spellbinders
Patterned Paper: My Mind's Eye
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57 Sweet Comments So Far:

~amy~ said...

fabulous masculine card Mona...he's going to love it!

Julia Aston said...

Great colors for a guy card Mona - you are rightly proud of your son's achievements! and he is very blessed to have you for his mum!

*Michaela* said...

Beautiful card Mona!!! Also, I like the new profile picture - sorry I haven't stopped by lately - just started working full time, so I am getting less and less "mommy" time (especially with my two monkeys). I hope you're enjoying the gorgeous weather we've been having.
Have an awesome week!
Hugs,
Michaela

Dawn's Craft Place said...

Oh my word I didn't realize you had children close tomy childrens ages.
Your story sounds very similar to mine...I think we need to make an investment in our children,it has been so worth it.
Happy Birthday to your young man
Beautiful design I am sure he will love.
Congrats to him and making the Deans list
Hugs sweetie

Evgenia Petzer said...

congrats to your son! card is fab!

Pauline said...

A fab card for your son, and how proud you must be, and rightly so! Hope you all enjoy his birthday celebrations!

Alina said...

Happy birthday to your son! The card is fabulous!

Alya said...

Congratulations to you and your son!
Great masculine card. I'd really love to case it, if it's ok with you. It is always so difficult to make masculine cards.

Monia said...

Great card, very masculine :) Best wishes to your son :)

Stacey Pembroke said...

Simple but beautiful card! Love the paper and the banner! Awesome photos of Jerry too! TFS!

Carol D said...

How cool is that card, I also struggle with Male cards, might have to pinch some inspiration.

Hope your son has a lovely birthday. Isn't it great when things work out fine and all the effort is worth it. Just wait until the Grandkids come along, they make it all complete.

Have a lovely day.

Carol xx

Fiona said...

Fabulous male card, Mona! You make it look just so easy! Love the colours and the pretty banner! What a great journey he has had and I'm glad that he is back in the fold and doing well! Much to be proud about! Thanks for sharing!

Becky said...

Big congrats to your son! So nice to hear that he is doing so well! Makes it all worthwhile! Gorgeous card for him! He will love it!

Ros said...

Love the card ... banners are always a winner I think ... and sounds like your son is too ... well done to him ... and to you!

Davi said...

Love the card with those fun little pennants! Perfect card for your son. Your son is blessed that you love him and care enough to invest in him.I see so many kids that do not have these days!

1CardCreator said...

Beautiful card, great pics of your son too. Wonderful that he has made the Deans list, I know how proud you must be!

Emily Keaton said...

Wishing a very happy birthday to your boy, Mona! You have every right to be so proud!!!

june lanum said...

fantastic card so perfect for a male

Carole Beath said...

Oh my what a delight to find you've visited my blog and left a sweet comment. That always makes my day, my oh so talented Mona. I loved your card for your son.... it is a wonderful guy-card, and I think we all struggle with those. You have every reason to be so proud of him.
Hugs
Carole

GabrielleH said...

Incredible male card, Mona! So perfect! I love that paper and the pretty pennants! The sentiment is just perfect too! He will really love it! So happy that he is doing so well! You are obviously very proud of him and rightly so! TFS!

lynn said...

happy bday, jerry, and congrats to you on putting in the time and effort for your education! and bless you, and your husband for investing in his future, mona! (your card is darling)!

Buffy said...

Gorgeous card Mona, he's going to love it. Hope his future is as bright as his mum.
Buffy x

Angi Barrs said...

Happy Birthday Jerry! Love that banner. :)

Kerry said...

Love this card, Mona! Simple but so incredible! Jerry will love it! Happy to hear that he is doing well!

Carlie said...

Here's wishing Jerry a very happy birthday! His card is amazing, Mona! Really, THE perfect male card! Love it!!!

Mara Campbell said...

That is a great card!! I love the banner, it's awesome. Hope he has a great birthday. I love the photos of him riding his bike!!

Claire Brennan said...

Mona, I was loving your card and was going to leave a comment about how fabby it is, but you know what? I am not one bit surprised to read what a terrific mom you are, you are an inspiration!!! In EVERY way!!!

Claire Brennan said...

OOOH and happy birthday to Jerry!!!

Karla said...

Gorgeous male card, Mona! Sounds like you and your son have lots to celebrate Wish him well for me!

Mary Chen said...

Such a beautiful card, Mona! I really love the pretty pennant and the beautiful bg paper! I'm sure he will love it! Love the photos of him "flying" on his bike! Cheers!

KathyO said...

Great to see that your son is doing so well! You must be very proud of him! Thanks for sharing his gorgeous birthday card with us! It is absolutely stunning! Great job!

Deirdre said...

Happy Birthday to your son, You must be so proud of him. Thanks for sharing the fab masculine card with us.

Gerdine said...

Love this!!! Congratulations with your son's birthday!

Katrina Turner said...

Fantastic masculine card Mona, I love it! You do not look old enough to have a 24yr old Son!! Congrats on his achievements, you must be so proud.

Katrina :)

Katrina Turner said...

Fantastic masculine card Mona, I love it! You do not look old enough to have a 24yr old Son!! Congrats on his achievements, you must be so proud.

Katrina :)

Katrina Turner said...

Fantastic masculine card Mona, I love it! You do not look old enough to have a 24yr old Son!! Congrats on his achievements, you must be so proud.

Katrina :)

Carole said...

Wonderful masculine card Mona, and the pennants set it off perfectly. "Happy Birthday" Jerry.

Mirna said...

Love this beautiful male card! The pennants are so perfect! Happy Birthday to him and I'm happy that he is doing so well!

Stephanie Kraft said...

Wonderful masculine card, Mona! I hope Jerry has a fabulous birthday! Thanks for sharing the sweet story and amazing pics!

Teri Holister said...

Happy Birthday to Jerry!!! He sounds like a great kid and a daredevil! Awesome photos! Love the card you made him!

Yesnir said...

Love these awesome photos of your son, Mona! Wow! I hope he has a great birthday! Your card for him is magnificent! I really love the pretty pennant and the gorgeous bg paper! Thanks so much for sharing this with us!

Sheri L said...

Love your card, Mona! Your son will love it!!! Hope he has a wonderful birthday!

Karin (PeppermintPatty) said...

FABULOUS design with my favorite papers - all time - absolutely LOVE your card!
So stylish and BEAUTIFUL! Have a great weekend, hugs, Karin

Heather Jensen said...

What a cute card. I am sure Jerry will love it. It is always hard for me to make a masculine card. They just don't design stamps for men very often and if they do it is usually fishing or hunting. ;)

It is sweet to hear how proud you are of him. He is one lucky boy to have such a wonderful mom.
Hugs~

Lori A said...

Hope your son has a wonderful birthday! His mom is very creative! Love this gorgeous male card! TFS!

sandi said...

What a great card...and those pictures...wow!

Pammy said...

Fantastic birthday card for your son! I love the colors and those pennants! You son is amazing! He is able to defy gravity so well! Awesome photos! Wish him a happy birthday for me!!! Thanks!!!

Tumbleweed said...

Love this card, Mona! THe plaid dp is perfect for a masculine card! Love the pretty pennants too! He will love it! Amazing photos! TFS!

Kelli Burnstein said...

Beautiful card; doesn't look like a struggle at all!! Sounds like your son is doing very well!!! He's lucky to have such a sweet mom! Hope he has a fun birthday!

Deborah Frings said...

Such a great card - love the colours and the banner! Jerry must have loved it!! Really good to read how well Jerry is doing - you are obviously very proud of him. Jerry - have a great day!

Lisa said...

Oh drat...I'm late in wishing you Jerry a happy birthday. Well I KNOW he loved this super card Mona! I sure do. the plaid background with the fun plka dot banner looks wonderful together!

Nancy L said...

Mona, I love your card! I have a hard time with male cards too! This one is just perfect! Hope your son has a fabulous birthday!

Tina said...

Wow, this is a fabulous male birthday card! That plaid background and the mini banner are beautiful together! I hope he has a wonderful birthday and thanks for sharing his wonderful story!

Cheryl said...

What a great card, Mona! I hope Jerry liked it and had a fabulous birthday!

Stella said...

Happy birthday to your son and of course to you too :) your card is stunning by it's simplicity. Neutral,pale blue..my ooh my I love that! A touch of your talent and voilá...another handmade beauty!

Helen Watanabi said...

Mona, this is simple but so beautiful! Love the plaid paper and those pennants! What a great birthday card for your impressive son! So glad that he is doing well and I hope he had a wonderful birthday!

Linda R said...

Happy Birthday to your son!! You have to be so proud of him! And what a perfect card for him..

Hugs, Linda


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