Thursday, January 26, 2012

Congratulations, Hayden! Way to go!

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Do You Stack Up
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 This is my second post for today:

My grandson who is only 6 and in the first grade, received extremely high scores on his mid-year reading evaluation!  I'm not surprised that he is reading above grade level, but the scores were WAAAY up there!  He has been reading since he was 4, and there aren't too many books in my house that he can't pick up and read every word!  I am so very pround of him.  So, because he will be spending the next few days with us, we plan to reward him for his work.  Taking him to his choice restaurant for dinner,  rodeo on Saturday, and then his pick of movies from Blockbuster...  whee!

A peek into my private life...
Hayden playing soccer this past Fall.


I love October Afternoon's school themed papers! They aren't too babyish for the kids as they get older. And I am always up for some vintage!


The sentiment is from Stampendous, and the "brads" are simply gold office thumbtacks that I made rustic with StazOn and cut off the points then adhered them with Pop Dots!


I think the ribbon will get the message across that I think he is
Number One in my book!


 When it came time to make this card, I needed some inspiration. I found the best sketch at Skipping Stones Design, but had no stamps from them that would even come near what I wanted to express for a child. So, today I am fondly using their sketch and entering this in their challenge!  This experience tells me that I need to expand my SSD stamps past "girly" images!  (which I love, by the way!)


  And of course, I had to flip it!
Hope everyone is having a wonderful day!
Jan

5 comments:

Katie Gehring said...

Clever twist on the sketch and beautiful card! Thanks for joining us this week at Skipping Stones Design!

Mickey's Craft World said...

HI JAN,

THIS IS MICKEY...NOW I AM YOUR NEWEST FOLLOWER...THANKS FOR VISITING MY BLOG...

I JUST LOVE THIS CARD...YOU KNOW I LOVE VINTAGE AND THIS CARD IS AWESOME!!

HUGS,
MICKEY

Stephanie said...

Beautiful vintage card, Jan! Thanks for playing along at Skipping Stones this week!

wendyp said...

Love those October Afternoon papers! Super cute! Thanks for playing along with Skipping Stones Designs Sketch Challenge!

Jingle said...

Very cute! Thanks so much for playing along with us over at Skipping Stones Design!