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

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22 thoughts on “Keep on Truckin’

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

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

    smiles Christine xx

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  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.

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  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

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  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

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  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

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  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

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  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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