Thursday, January 27, 2011
Let's Switch Gears A Little......
As you know I have 4 Grandsons and they are each very dear to me. We have my daughter's son, her husband's two sons and my husband's daughter's son. Sort of "Mine and Yours, Them and Their's"!! So every now and then I need to make cards just for them. They love getting mail especially if I tuck in a little Wal Mart money! I doesn't take much ....just a little to tuck in their pockets so they can say they are not broke. When my daughter's son, Spencer, was very small he would spend a lot of time visiting me. One day I gave him a dollar and he said what is it for. I said , it's Mad Money! With this most serious face, he looked up at me with dollar in hand and said....."I not mad"! So I said ...Wal Mart Money? His little eyes gleamed. Now he is almost 13 and it is still Wal Mart Money! Funny how little things can mean so much!
I'm sorry, I got lost there for a minute! We were talking about making cards for them! Yeah....I do love doing that, but boy cards are a little difficult for me. They are getting to be young men and the little cutsie cards just don't cut it anymore! So even if they have a cute image, I have to do something sort of grown up on them. Anyway....here is a card I made for a boy's birthday. It's an easel card and I colored the image with Ranger Distress Inks. I cut out the image and used a Spellbinders Oval die to mount him on. The sentiment is done on Spellbinders Labels 10. No lace, ribbon or bows for this little guy....just some stripped grown up paper and a few buttons for a pop of color. Of course there will be birthday money tucked inside so all will be well!