Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Build Me Up, {my Buttercup}...

Love that song - LOL!

I need to build my card stash up for the new year, so it goes without saying that I need to make boy birthday cards (yes, I guess technically saying something goes without saying and then saying it is kinda silly, but oh well). I really do need to make all kinds of cards,But it is always easier for me to default to my go-to and most needed I guess. I've been trying to be better about having cards on hand so I don't have to rush in the 15 minutes before we leave to make one. I hardly have any left, because I actually donated basically all the cards I had on hand over the Christmas holiday, believe it or not. I had never donated cards before - up until now it was all for my use (or for my mom who I sometimes make them for if she needs one).

Our church was asking for donations to make personal bags for a women's home in the area and the items listed include shampoo, conditioner, lotions etc and the last thing listed was cards for all occasions. Lately given everything going on in the economy, I've been much more aware of community service and charity. I've just been trying to be more aware in general because we all know it is so easy to get caught up in our own lives (and I can barely keep up with that sometimes!). This past holiday, we donated items that weren't necessarily the most glamorous things, but were a necessity and necessary to help someone maintain their dignity. We donated diapers and formula to a charity that was helping military families that were in need, and I made up 5 bags for the women's shelter. It's the least we could do. So hopefully my cards (and all the other stuff) will help someone out, even if it saves them a 15 minute trip to the store!

Anyway, I love this little guy who's doing the yo-yo. This image totally reminds me of my oldest guy. He ALWAYS wears his hat backwards - and he wears hats a lot. I can hardly ever get him to wear it facing straight, except for when he's playing baseball (and that's only because the coach tells all the boys to do so). So I colored his hair black like my son's and pretty much used the scrap piece of PP to determine the colors. What you see on the card is basically all that I had left of this whole piece of paper.

Stamps: Elzybells; Paper: Scenic Route (PP), SU Kiwi Kiss (can't get enough of this color), Tempting Turquoise, PTI Stamper's Select, Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black; Other: Prismas & Gamsol, SU Tab Punch, twine, dimensionals and buttonPosted by Picasa


Jennifer Bradley said...

This card is oh soooo cute. I love how I always need girl cards and you always needs ones for the boys - it makes trading images and projects with you easy!

denise:) said...

Sweet card! Very cute! (and you thought i forgot about you, didn't u?!)
I think that is awesome that you made those kits for the women's shelter- what a great idea- and practical, and such an easy thing to do. You've inspired me!!

margot said...

For whatever reason I just really love the little banner with the sentiment on this card! Is there a special way to manipulate the paper to make it as sturdy as this looks? Or is it just a simple wave?