Monday, January 21, 2013

Happy Birthday, Hiro!!!

YIKES! Looks like I haven't blogged in like FOREVER! SORRY~! Most of you know that I work on Spellbinders™ Paper Arts' marketing and web team. This 2013 Winter CHA (Craft & Hobby Assoc.) trade show was our BIGGEST release to date...over 180 items. Well, that means I write all those descriptions and measure every single die templates/bezels/blanks PLUS other responsibilities (too long to list!). BUT I LOVE IT!! LOL!!

Yesterday, my responsibility (and important) is being MOM :) So I am wishing my "little" guy, Hiro, a SUPER 16 birthday!! He finished his first semester final exam on Friday, went to a chess conference on Saturday to place 1st in fifth board category - beating out over 350 players and last night, we had dinner at a restaurant of his choice - Buffalo Wild Wings! SO HAPPY BIRTHDAY, HIRO!! Love you!!!

Happy Birthday by Margie Higuchi
Supplies - Card Base, Cardstock, Die Cuts, Sticker Sentiments and Sand-It Gadget: Core'dinations ColorCore Cardstock® (David Tutera™ Celebrate Card Making System); Stamp: JustRite® PaperCraft Inc. (Vintage Travel Background Stamp); Watermark Ink: TSUKINEKO (VersaMark); Embossing Powder: American Crafts (Black Opaque); Wood Button: Maya Road; Metal Gears: Advantus (Tim Holtz Idea-ology); Embossing Folder: Spellbinders™ Paper Arts (EL-015 Bricks and Bark M-Bossabilities™ Folder); Tools: ScraPerfect (Perfect Crafting Pouch) and Fiskars (Easy Stamp Press); Adhesive: ScraPerfect (Best Glue Ever) and SCRAPBOOK ADHESIVES BY 3L (3D Foam Squares)

This is what I started with to stamp the image. Love this Perfect Crafting Pouch - makes the stamped image more sharper and works great on vellum and computer printing too!


Here's a video on its uses...



This medal came home with Hiro on Saturday! Last year, he was Board #8 and in a year, he's up half way (#1 being the toughest). In a couple of weeks, he'll be headed to State in Peoria - fingers crossed that he will do well :)


Next, I'll post pictures of the Core'dinations booth at CHA with all the David Tutera Celebrate Cardmaking System!

Thanks for stopping by!
MargieH


12 comments:

Staci said...

Awesome! I love masculine cards! TFS.

Lisa Rukin Swift said...

You do masculine cards so well, Margie! :)

Kimberly Kett said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Hiro!! Hope his day was FANTASTIC!!

Great Card too!

Fleursbydesign said...

Great card :)

Mona L. Pendleton said...

WOW Margie! What a job! Bet it's so much fun to see all those awesome products!!! Your card is fabulous! Happy Birthday to Hiro and HUGE congrats to him for his chess tournament accomplishment! Scott was in chess club not too long ago while in high school ;) LOL, bet Hiro would show him up! Great to see you at CHA! Thanks for the sweet hug :)

Connie Mercer said...

Love,love ( did I say love) the card my friend!! Glad your back blogging love to see your beautiful cards!!

Mary Pat Siehl said...

what a totally awesome card!!!

Jingle said...

Gorgeous card!

Marisa Job said...

Great card for Hiro! You must be so proud of him!! Hugs!!

Sarah Webb said...

Great card! Love the gears!

Izzy Anderson said...

A great big happy birthday to your little one. Love that card. It's hard to do masculine ones. This is great.

Nirupama said...

Love this masculine card!