Sunday, April 5, 2009

Happy Birthday Alex and Derek

Our twin boys came of 'age' yesterday and turned 19. I've had this Beerafella in my stash ever since Emily released it just waiting for this opportunity. You will notice that I did add some 'arms' to the fella's because with one in football, and the other an avid gym guy, they would have been very displeased had I colored up these guys with skinny arms! LOL!!!! One more difference between this beerafella and my boys is that neither of them would be caught DEAD with their shirts neatly tucked into their shorts like this guy. But a mom can dream can't she! The guys were colored with copics, but the shading was done with pencils. The charms were some that I also got from emily and put them on mini key chains. There is a little 6 pack and a beer bottle top and I expect they will be taking them off the cards and I'll see them dangling from their backpacks or something.


Now, another thing about their b'day cards is that every year I try to come up with something witty inside their card. I do know that Alex likes beer and Derek does not. So I searched onto my favorite quote site, Think Exist, to find something appropriate to print inside the card and this is what I came up with.

For Alex (the beer drinker...i did reword this one just slightly):
Someday you will reflect back on all the beer you drank and feel ashamed - Then you’ll look into the glass and think about the workers in the brewery and all of their hopes and dreams. If you didn't drink that beer, they might have been out of work and their dreams would have be shattered. Then you’ll say to yourself, 'It is better that I drank that beer and let their dreams come true than be selfish and worry about my liver.’

For Derek (the one who 'claims' he doesn't like the taste of beer):
Milk is for babies. When you grow up you have to drink beer.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

Yesterday we took them to Casino Windsor with my parents for the buffet dinner and a taste of gambling. My mother, although not a high roller, is a casino frequenter and enjoyed showing them the ropes. We all gambled responsibily (well, some gambled, and others just watched) and a fun time was had by all. Alex came out a whopping $5 ahead, Derek lost 5, I wish I could lose as much weight as I lost in money! LOL!

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Linda these are fabulous!! Awesome colouring! I've got to get some of those charms... I wonder if Bella has any Chicken Wrap charms... hmmm..... LOL!

Tracy's Corner said...

Happy 19th Birthday Alex and Derek ! Beer is an aquired taste so maybe Derek would prefer a nice glass or merlot with you Linda ! I love the "pipes" on the Fellas ! Great cards as always.

Shannan Teubner said...

These are awesome, Linda! Thanks for the quote site...love it!

Pam Speidel said...

Fantastic cards and your coloring brings them to life. It's obvious you put a tremendous amount of thought and love into them. Happy 19th Birthday to your twins! :)

p.s. thanks for the quote site link...i like to add a quote to my blog each day!

Janine said...

Just came upon your blog via Paula Tracey... Your work is awesome...

Cindy H. said...

Great cards!! Your coloring is so fabulous!!! Happy Birthday to your two young men!

Kim Nath said...

These are awesome cards and your quotes are just perfect. I think I am going to have to case your ideas for my husband - they are just too perfect!

GDP2001 said...

love these cards. he is my favorite fella! love the embellishments too.
Gena

Betty Meyskens said...

Linda, great cards - again, love your colouring. I have this beerafella guy and hope to create some neat cards too. Like the idea of the charms and like the great quote site. Sounds like you had a great time with your boys.

paulatracy66 said...

I love this post and what you told the boys, hahaha Never heard about that site, will haveta log that one in my book to remember. Glad you guys all kept your shirts at the casino!!

Tammi said...

LOL and toooo cool you added more to the arms, I'd try that and it would be a disaster...your cards are always fantastic!

Marsha said...

Hi Linda,
I just found your blog and just love your coloring with the copic markers, your card lay outs and cute verses. I especially like your Beer a Fella. Can you tell me what copics you used for his glowing tan. I've tried several different combinations and have ended up with that "tan from a bottle" look. Thanks for your great inspirations!!
Marsha

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