January 7, 2009

FOR MY BOY

Happy Hump Day!!! I am sure those of you who had to go back to work this week are ready for Friday - hey, halfway there!! I feel like this week is flying by, but I have been very busy with "stuff" - you know, nothing important, but has to get done! However, I have had some time to stamp too so I cannot complain, lol!! Today I want to share a card I made using a sketch from a new site called Inspirational Card Sketches. The site is run by a wonderful blogger and my friend Dawn who is a very talented scrapbooker and cardmaker in her own right. Well, she has decided to start this site and I just had to jump right in since I love sketches!! And, she is hosting a DT call so if you are interested, hop on over there and check it out! This is the card I made using her sketch - it is hopefully a masculine card, or at least good for a teenage boy since this is for my son - LOL! No flowers, to ribbon (well, rope twine, but hey, it's rope, right!), no pretty bling! I do like how it turned out though. I made this for him because he is fourteen, feeling kind of overwhelmed with his first year of high school, and has been kind of slacking on the grades thing which, well, I don't tolerate very well and so I have been pretty hard on him lately. Well, I left him alone about it all through Christmas break, and then yesterday afternoon when I picked him up, he said to me out of the blue, "mom, I know I have been lazy and not trying very hard, but I am going to promise you right now that I am going to give it my all from here on out and that I have been thinking about what you said, and you were right" then kissed me on the cheek! Oh, how I love that boy!! Sometimes they surprise you, don't they?! Tyler is a wonderful kid, full of laughter and so much like his dad he just makes my heart ache sometimes. He really is turning into a wonderful young man *sniff*. So, I thought I would make this card for him, in which I wrote a little note from mom to son and stuck it in his book bag inside his phone (he won't miss it then, *wink*) and so he will find it sometime today. I hope he likes it!!! And, I hope you do too! I will leave you with the recipe - tomorrow I will be back with the first sketch from Tamara of 2009 and let me tell ya, it is FABULOUS!!! So, until then, have a wonderful day!
Card Recipe:
Paper - Not Quite Navy, More Mustard, Real Rust, Naturals White card stock, Autumn Vine Designer Series Paper
Inks - Not Quite Navy classic stampin' ink and Stampin' Write Marker
Stamps - Its a Sign
Accessories - Not Quite Navy Brads, Ticket Corner Punch, Photo Corners Punch, 1 3/4 inch Circle Punch, Mat Stack and Paper piercer, Stampin' Dimensionals, Rope Twine

24 comments:

~Denise Lynn~ said...

Great card Alex, perfect for a boy! The colors are great and love the papers. Great layout too, off to check out that new site. :)

Suzanne said...

They can be so sweet sometimes it melts your heart. I hope he likes the lovely card his mum has made for him. Sue :o)

Denise ~ Paper Ponderings said...

Ahhhhh...that is so perfect!

Vicki said...

Great card Alex. Very masculine. Tell Tyler I said Hi! Love that boy! He is a wonderful, funny young man!

Chris said...

i think this is fabulous!! very manly!! happy hump day...>"<

ScrapMomOf2 said...

Well, I saw Dawn's announcement! I might have to check it out! This card is very nice Alex! GREAT job!

a portland granny said...

This is a great card....and I especially liked the note idea tucked into his book bag. How I miss the days when I used to tuck in a little note in the lunch bag! He is at a hard age--somewhere between boyhood and manhood--not all easy for them to sort out. (I have a grandson the same age)

Love your work--something new almost every day! Always fun to visit your site!

Dani said...

Awww, what a great kid! Love the card- perfect for a boy! :)

Rose Ann said...

This is a great boy's card, Alex!! Love the layout and colors!!

Manna said...

Love this, Alex! Great colours! Guy cards are always fun to make!

Bethany Paull said...

wonderful. I really like the stitching on those layers.

Pearl said...

Lovely teenage boy card , Alex ! Great take on the sketch !

Pearl said...

Lovely teenage boy card , Alex ! Great take on the sketch !

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Love this card!!

malieta said...

What a super awesome card and the sentiment say how much you care Alex. Your son is going to love it!

Angie Tieman said...

Great card!! Perfect for a guy, he's going to love it!

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Deb said...

fabulous card for a fabulous son,he sounds like such a sweetie, you are one lucky mom!

scrapnnMO said...

WOW gorgeous masculine card and I love it. Fabulous job using the sketch. Thanks so much! :)

Ila said...

Fabulous card Alex!! just perfect...I'm sure he'll love it!!..and he sounds like such a nice young fella!!...Hugs, Ila

Corie said...

This is just adorable!!

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

How sweet!! This is too cute!! Awesome job with the sketch!! :)

Jess said...

Oh wow, what a great boy card! Love it!!

Fink said...

Wowsers! Great job! Good luck with the call!