Keep on Truckin’

I hope you are having a fantastic weekend – we are sunny and in the 90’s with humidity right around 80%, feels a bit muggy but I’ll take it  over snow anyday.

In the sport section of our newspaper they do a flashback to what happened 10 years ago and 25 years ago on that date.  To my surprise, I saw my son’s name detailing one of his high school baseball games where he hit a home run.  I’m not sure where those 10 years went any that got me reminiscing about his boyhood days.

Isn’t this a great stamp from LOTV to use when making a card for a boy?  Some of the kids’ favorite toys have been the large boxes their gifts have come in – not the toy itself!

I’m using the sketch for this week’s challenge at Sketch ‘N Stash.  I used several different papers from the Marjolaine line from BasicGrey.  For some reason, I thought it would be fun to try some stitching for this project.  I used to sew a lot years ago but I can see there is a technique to sewing with paper – I’m definitely going to need to practice a bit more to get this down.  I resorted to faux stitching on the photo mat.

I’m not entire happy with how this card turned out but the cute image makes up for lack of sewing skills.  I do think the screw brads give the card a bit more of a masculine feel.  I’m glad you stopped by – I hope you’ll stop back again soon!  Dee

Other Challenges:

Crafty Creations – Boys to Men      Creative Inspiration – No Flowers Allowed

Simon Says – Anything Goes      Crafty Sentiments – Use Stitching

Paper Crafting Journey – For a Guy     Sweet Stampin – One for the Boys

Totally Gorjuss – All About Boys     A Gem of a Challenge – Let’s Hear it for the Boys


22 thoughts on “Keep on Truckin’

  1. Awwww sweet image gorgeous male theme creation fab colour all the faux stitching..

    thanks for sharing with us at A gem of a chall this time..

    smiles Christine xx


  2. Lucy says:

    When you look at your own work you always think of something you don’t like but I LOVE it and it isn’t a 5×7 (lol) your coloring is perfect the paper is perfect. A great inspiration card I really need to get some of the Lili of the Valley stamps they are so cute.


  3. Oh you should be happy with this card, it’s cutesome and the stitching looks fab. I love how you’ve used my sketch, thanks so much for playing at Sketch n Stash. x


  4. Tracey T says:

    This is a fabulous boy’s card! I love the attention to detail and your colouring is beautiful. Thank you for playing at Sweet Stampin’. Tracey x


  5. Daisychain says:

    A great card, love the design and colours. Thanks for taking part in my challenge at Crafty Creations this week. Good Luck! Hugs Christine x


  6. It is such a fab image & I love how you’ve embellished it with the screws & stitching! Thanks so much for playing along with the Sweet Stampin challenge xx


  7. ~@ngie~ aka JustAng says:

    I love it… the image is so cute & the papers work fabulous together 8o)

    Thanx for joining in with us over at Sketch N Stash…. Good luck 8o)

    Angie xXx


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