Sunday, May 13, 2012

While the Big Boys are Away


While the big boys are away, the little one and I get to play. When asked what he wanted to do while my husband and the oldest were out fishing, he responded "Let's make some cards for Grandma!" When he makes cards he gets free rein of the typing paper and a bag of wooden stamps that I no longer use. He is so careful now to wipe off the stamps with a baby wipe before inking with another color. He ended up with thirteen cards, I think, which he was so proud to present to my Grandmother who is recuperating from a recent surgery. He stood their with his chest out and eyes wide as she looked at each and every one and had a few nice words for each as well.


Moxie Fab World has a pretty fun challenge called Spectacular Spectacles. I drew out some old style glasses and for the lenses filled one side with plain acetate and the other I used the cracked glass technique over another piece of acetate. Since I had the broken lenses situation, I knew I wanted to make the card into some sort of encouragement card (for Gallery Idol)...things will be better soon, you've got to just get past the bad bout first... My husband helped with the sentiments-he's good like that sometimes, and was close by to make sure I executed them in the way he had imagined.

Happy Mother's Day to all the wonderful seasoned mothers, new mothers and expectant mothers today!

(Sue Speck if you are reading today: To answer your question on my post the other day, the three window die is from Papertrey Ink, you can find it here.)

Supplies:
Cardstock: (Teal) Bazzill, (Basic Black) Stampin' Up!, (White) Office Max
Stamps: (Alphadots) Paper Smooches
Ink: (Onyx Black) Versafine
Other: (Acetate), (Pen) Pilot

54 comments:

  1. This is so cute, and so is your little guy!

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  2. Ahh...Karen...what a fabulous way to spend time with your little guy. I love the pic of him with the glasses too cute. And I can only imagine the conversation with his grandmother. So precious.

    PS I love your card...sentiment is perfect!

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  3. Love the story, what a cutie! And what a good grandma... I'd like to copy this idea for a poster to put up in my classroom (high school special ed.). I think the kids would get a laugh out of it, and it just might help someone remember. Hope that's okay.

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  4. love the card and how fun is it that your little guy loves to make cards!

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  5. Fabulous card!! And of course you would hand draw out the right eye glasses... glad your little helper is cranking out the cards, I've put my to work cleaning my craft desk :)

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  6. okay, what a whipper snapper you have....he is a rock star!

    LOVE your card...so brilliant.

    Happy Happy Mother's Day karen:)

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  7. Hee! This is a winner with me, Karen! I love it!!!!!
    Wishing you a happy Mother's Day!
    Hugs!
    x

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  8. So cute, so creative! What a great story too :>)

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  9. love your cracked glass in the spectacles! very cute idea.

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  10. This is just such a great idea! Love the photo with your son too. have a great mother's day!

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  11. This is just such a great idea! Love the photo with your son too. have a great mother's day!

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  12. Love the cracked glasses idea, and so well put together. I like the font with this too. Glad you had time with your little guy today, happy Mother's Day!

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  13. so creative! i love the broken lens. great design. good luck with idol!!!

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  14. Ok Karen this is beyond clever!!!! Love this card! And love the cute photo of your son, and his card making!

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  15. Oh this is so creative Karen and it is such a great sentiment! Your son will have such happy memories of his crafting time with you. Happy Mother's Day!

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  16. How wonderful he wanted to make cards! Such a fun activity for you to share with him!! Love the spectacles!


    Happy mothers day!

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  17. So fun and creative! It put a big smile on my face. Great work!

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  18. It's so cute that your boy crafts with you :) Your card is so clever - love the cracked lens.

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  19. How COOL, Karen! You have come up with this awesome design!Have a GREAT Happy Mother's Day!

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  20. Happy Mother's day to you too Karen. Love these Glasses. The crackled effect is stunning!

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  21. Such a clever design Karen! Love the 'cracked' glass and fab sentiment!

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  22. What a great card and love that you got to spend crafty time with your little dude, how sweet! So, will we be seeing an eyeglass themed set from you anytime soon?

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  23. this is so cute and so is he! happy Mother's Day!

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  24. oh i love the cracked lenses!!
    how sweet your little one made so many cards :) **pics please** love seeing what the young ones make!

    happy mothers day :)

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  25. I'm reading! I'm reading! Thanks so much for the info on the three window die, Karen - I'll be ordering tomorrow. You're a peach!

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  26. your little one is so sweet...it is so fun when the kids want to make cards with you...my niece loves to make cards...she just moved to Maui... :( but we are doing mail cards now...

    this card came out so cute...

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  27. Wonderful!!!...Karen..A wonderful way to spend time with your little guy... {Blessed!} Cute pic of him too!!!And I love your card..it's cute and the sentiment is perfect!...Awesome... HAPPY MOTHER's Day... hugs...xoxo

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  28. This is sooooo fun! What a great collaboration with the hubby!

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  29. Sooooo clever! Your little man is a cutie! :)

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  30. Not sure which is cuter - the card or the little guy! Love his little grin behind the glasses. :) And the card is genius! So cool how you created the cracked lens!

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  31. Clever, clever, clever! Love this punny card (and I know just who I would give it to! lol!)

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  32. This seems like a card Cath E would love very much, Karen!

    You are blessed to have a child who wants to stamp with you. So cute! ONe of my DDs sometimes does, the other....never. LOL

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  33. You DREW those glasses!! I can't draw a straight line with a ruler. Awesome card and cute model, too!!

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  34. Karen, this is amazing! YOU are amazing!!!

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  35. This is genius, Karen! I love, love, love it!!

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  36. The cracked lens is brilliant Karen and it looks like someone had some fun with them before they got to the card front!!!!
    Hope you had a wonderful day yesterday:0)
    Jenny x

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  37. How cute is that little creation and it sounds like you guys had a fun creating time!

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  38. Hey Karen! Thanks for linking this up to the Spectacular Spectacles challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

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  39. This is an amazing card! Love the color, the spectacles and the sentiment!

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  40. GORGEOUS card Karen! It's FAB sharing crafting time with our kids isn't it!!!

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  41. Genius. Total genius! Tell your hubby the sentiment is perfect, too! Hope you had a Happy Mother's Day. Oh, and your son is a cutie pie!

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  42. Super cute card but even a cuter kid!!!!

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  43. Very creative take on the challenge! And a terrific CAS design, too!

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  44. How utterly adorable!!! What a fabby idea Karen!!!!

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  45. This is such a fun card....I love the cracked effect in the lens! Great job with the Moxie Fab Spectacular Spectacles challenge!!

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  46. Your card is adorable! Your son sounds like such a sweetie.

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  47. Sweet post and awesome card, love the broken glasses idea.

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  48. you drew the spectacles???? awww.... i adore it!! fab card and it sounds like you have another amazing card maker in the house! =) and good luck with Gallery Idol! think i'll see you there again! =)

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  49. Hubbies are so very helpful! Love that you created your own specs and the fantastic sentiment to go with it.

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  50. AMAZING! I LOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE the shattered lens! YOU ROCK!

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  51. Brilliant! Absolutely BRILLIANT!

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