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Aug 10, 2009

good books build character

Have I mentioned that I LOVE the new stamp set, I {Heart} Books!  *swoon*  The images are SO SO adorable!  Here is a card I made with the little boy in the set.

I got a little teary eyed when I was stamping this card, because my "little boy" is starting HIGH SCHOOL this year!  Oh my goodness... where did the time go?  It seems like just a year or two ago that he was running around the house pretending to be a velocoraptor and now he is a high school student!  WOW!  I feel O-L-D!  I must say, I can't wait to sit in the stands and watch him play football this year!  I am going to be a proud football mom!  :) 
The image was stamped in Memento black and colored with Copic markers.  I created the look of stone-washed jeans complete with grass-stained knees!  Every boy has those, right?  :)
I stamped the image onto Crate Paper Orbit Collection patterned paper and pieced it onto my image so I could show that he is reading a space aliens book.  :)  I needed a title for the spine of the book, but none of the patterned papers in the collection contained words, so I used the cover sheet with the name of the paper pack on it.  :) 
I used a glittery die cut strip at the top of the card and added some simple pierced holes to add a little somethin'.
I added LOTS of stitching to this card!  Stitched all the panels together... stitched the sentiment panel to the back layer and did some wavy stitching to the main image panel (because boys are messy).  :)  The star brad is from Making Memories and has a center cut out star, which I used as a "portal" for my silver brad.  I resisted the urge to add ribbon, because it's just NOT manly... *heehee*
Days before my "baby" starts high school: 7
Days before my older daughter starts middle school: 7
Years that my youngest has left in Elementary school: 2
card details:
Ink: Memento black
Paper: saffron, smoky black PTI, white PTI, Crate Paper Orbit collection
Accessories: silver brads, Making Memories star brad, Janome sew mini, Copic markers, large brads, red line dimensionals


  1. I just cried myself to sleep FOUR days ago... my Bubba left for college... They DO grow up fast.... Enjoy Jody!! I'm a College Football Mom now!!! LOL

    MacFadden calls me "Hot Football Mama!" LMAO

  2. Awesome Jody! I'm so tunnel visioned, I didn't realize there was a BOY in the set! LOL Can't wait for my set to get here!

  3. How cute is THIS with the alien PP on the book!

  4. was wondering where you were, haven't seen you in a couple days, now I know you're off crying in the corner. well at least you're making cute cards while you're doing it. funny thing, I altered a book with the Orbit paper last night, but used Monsters Ink as the stamp.
    your card is very cute.

  5. I love the way you paper pieced the book! Cute papers and image, and a great card! These milestones are sometimes difficult for a mom to bear, I know. Gosh, for every milestone you pass with your oldest, you've got to repeat it twice more. Hopefully it will get easier...

  6. This is FANTASTIC, Jody! I LOVE the stitching, the grassy knees and that little star in the corner!


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