Saturday, January 15, 2011

"Happy Birthday" and Racing Memories

The month of January between family and friends, we have a ton of birthdays! In my immediate family my little girl turned 1 last week, my father-in-law's b-day was Thursday, my brother-in-law yesterday and MY birthday today!!  Then I have a bunch of friends b-days scattered throughout the month!

I have mentioned this before, but have gained a lot of new followers, so just thought I mention it again for those that don't know, our family is big into racing!!  My husband and I have been together 10 years! Other then summer of 2009 & 2010, we spend almost every Saturday night at the race track!  It has been such a passion of mine, and honestly something I never thought I would EVER do!!! Yet along be good at!! 

Making this card for my brother-in-law's b-day brought back all the racing memories.  We sold my car last and it brought tears to my eyes!  But with the two kids, my priorities have changed for awhile!  I wasn't ready to let go, but keep thinking that someday I may just get back behind the wheel!  It also was a bummer that our local track changed from asphalt to dirt, which kind of put us with no place close to race.  The track was only like a few miles from our house!

I enjoyed racing against the guys!!  They just HATED being beat by a girl! LOL I thought it was funny and I think that is what gave me all my motivation!!  The adrenalin rush was awesome as well! 

We've met a lot of fun people through racing over the years and it was so fun to have the whole family together each weekend for support!  Let along I just loved my fans, especially the kids!!  They'd always bring me good luck charms and cute little things!  It really was a blast! 

Something I will always hold dear!  The times were so much fun!  I felt like a celebrity when I was there!  All the attention and autographs!

So here are some pictures to share:
This was my last racecar.  I just love my Honda CRX!!

 My husband's Mid-American.  He still races a few times each summer in some of the series races around here.


Well...I think I've poured my heart out enough...on to my card:

I found this stamp from The Stamping Boutique "AJ the race car driver" and just HAD to have it!  It'll be used a lot!  I added the number 64 to the front of the racecar, as that is my brother-in-law's #.  A quick and fun card!

The Stamping Boutique is currently having a DT Call.  I sent in my info!  Check it out if you're interested.

Hope you are having a great weekend!



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Challenges:
The Stamping Boutique: Use Their Images
Catch the Bug: Birthday Theme (They are currently celebrating their 1st Birthday - Happy Birthday Bugaboo!!)
Totally Papercrafts: Happy Birthday
Stamp Something: Anything Goes
One Stop Craft Challenge: Card for a Male

9 comments:

Melissa S. said...

Your Little Helpers are very cute. And so is your card. Love your layout and the color combo. Thank You so much for playing along this week for our Birthday at Bugaboo.

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

What a cute card - love the image and your background papers are pefect.
Thanks for joining our 'Happy Birthday' challenge over at Totally Papercrafts.
Caroline xxx

Ellie said...

What a great card! Love the fun image and the papers are perfect for it!

Thanks so much for sharing it with us at stamp something!

Christy Dillman said...

Oh I love this card, that background paper is perfect! Good Luck in the monthly challenge at TSB!

Hugs,
Christy
TSB Challenge/DT Coordinator

Lori said...

Kendra, what a fun card. Thanks for sharing your story, sounds like you really enjoyed racing and someday when your kids are older, you'll go back to it and sharing it with them will be even MORE fun. (Your kids are ADORABLE, by the way.) Thanks for playing along in the Bugaboo Birthday celebration challenge. I hope you'll join us for our mini challenges this week too.
Lori

Suzi said...

Wonderful card, love the papers and the sweet image. Thank you for joining us at One Stop Craft this week with your lovely creation.
Hugs
Suzi x

Rae Anne said...

EEKY-SHRIEKY, what a fabulous go-go card! It's perfect in black & white with hints of red & yellow! Thanks so much for participating in Catch the Bug's Birthday blog hop with Bugaboo Stamps! :D MWAH!

Stephanie said...

Oh this is wicked sweet! Thanks so much for playing with us at Catch-The-Bug!

Shelley said...

What a brilliant card, love the image and colour scheme. Thanks for joining in this weeks OSCC. Hugs Shelley x