Thursday, January 26, 2012

Congratulations, Hayden! Way to go!

To see my
Do You Stack Up

 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!

DYSU Challenge #56- RIBBONS!

First off, I'd like to wish all my Aussie blogging friends a

Welcome to a new challenge at Do You Stack Up?! This week is all about
We all have yards and yards of those yummy things in our stash.  So let’s take them out and give them some good use. 

For this week we have four great sponsors:

Crafty Sentiments
 Winner's choice of 4 images 

The StampingBoutique 
 Winner's choice of 5 images 

Dearie Dolls 
 Winner's choice of 4 images 
Since I love using ribbons and bows on my cards, this was no challenge at all!

And that adorable little image is from Stamping Boutique.
Isn't she so, so sweet!

My Copics class last week was on hair, skin, and eyes, so hopefully my skills will be noticably improving!

Go check out the rest of the DT's projects!