Thursday, July 7, 2011

Boy Oh Boy! by Lily of the Valley



Here is the card I made yesterday...and then ripped apart and remade it! Trust me...if I think it was in need of a makeover...it needed it! I hate when I make a mistake and a card is all done! Just sayin I screwed up a wee bit with the scissors on this one! Got a little snip crazy LOL!

I use an ATG gun...have you ever tried unsticking your papers without ripping the dickens out of them? I read this nifty tip the other day and it has opened up my world. I am one of those stampers that has to glue it all down and then decide if I like it. Wish I wasn't like that...but now I have solved the problem of placing the paper crooked or in the wrong place.


Tip of the Day!: How to remove something that is stuck down with ATG tape????
Take your embossing gun and gently heat the back of the paper and then everything will just peel away! ( I knew I kept that embossing gun around for something!)


I took this card completely apart last night, added some stitching and a few  "bits and bobs"  and was happy that I did. This one is going to my little Cole! He is enjoying his summer break for sure! Oh the joy's of a 3 year old! (okay Gwamma...almost 4!)

I used  Jen's monthly sketch SFYTT July 2011.

I am also entering this in Papertake Weekly Challenge after seeing Lorraine's pretty card HERE. The challenge is anything goes with extra credit for buttons. Love the sweet LOTV image she used!
I had planned to add this to the last LOTV challenge, but I just missed out! I am such a pokey stamper LOL!

Hope you enjoy!

I want to welcome Jovi @ Inky Impressions (probably my longest running stamping buddy!) , Lynn @ Late Night Crafter (and a faithful HM stamper and kind SCS commenter- LOL)and Marianne (sorry I can't find a link to you Marianne) as new followers as well as my new feedblitz followers. I wish I could link feedblitz followers, but I don't know how or where to find you. If you are a newbie follower through fblitz, just email me, and I will link your blog!


Card details:

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Stamps: Boy Oh Boy (set 2) for image and sentiment---Lily of the Valley
Cardstock: Riding Hood Red, DP is Basic Grey I think-double sided  (I just love the colors!!!)
Ink: Memento Black, Versafine Black for sentiment, Copics
E, 00,11,31,33,27, 51  YG 25,63  B21,23  C1,3,4,7   R20
Misc: Rectangle nestie, sewing machine, old buttons, embroidery floss, natural twine, paper piercer, Tim Holtz embossing folder

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22 comments:

Lorie said...

Oh, goodness...this is so adorable Sue!

Joey said...

Fab card Sue, lovely and bright and that boy is too cute! Joey x

Susie said...

Such a cute card. Thanks for the tip about unsticking something. I just ruined a card doing that the other day.

Deloris said...

Absolutely Adorable! Love it!

Nancy Thomas said...

Really cute card (despite the snip disaster). I love the LOTV images especially their boy ones.

"Kirby" (KrB) said...

Wow, I love this, Sue. Didn't see it the first time around but I love the re-make. Thanks for the un-gluing tip, too. What a darling image that is. I love the look of sewing on a card but haven't tried it yet, even being an avid sewer. I'll probably finally try it and then from then on everything of mine will be sewed, LOL.I still think it's a hoot that we have the same SM cover.

Basement Stamper said...

super cute, love this little boy riding his bike!

*CAFE said...

I love it! Thanks for the tip witht he embossing gun! Yep....mine's been collecting dust for a while now! lol! I keep scaling back on my powder collection, too, and am down to 12 jars, from having almost 40! lol! Crazy collector, I am!! Now I know what to do with the gun to keep it "on the ready"! lol!

Pat's little corner of the world said...

OMG this is so cute...Love that little kid...I love your layout and color choice.

Carpet Cleaning said...

I love this card it so lovely! It makes me smile!The colours are really warm!

Carol L said...

Great card Sue, and I love that little dog riding on the back! Too cute! TFS the ATG tip - I never knew about that! I made a sympathy card for a customer the other day. It was white on white, all printed on the inside, beautifully done on the outside, and when I turned it over to put my personal stamp on the back, it got this big smudge right on the top line of the inside sentiment!!! AWRGH!!!! I feel your pain, trust me:)

Shirley N said...

Hey Sue, you rock with these boy cards--I wonder why, lol! Love this card and your adorable image!

Silli said...

wow girl, your card is fabulous, love your coloring, fabby papers too...BIG hugs

Glenda Atkins said...

Love the card, that little boy is just too gleeful! Thanks for the tip on the embossing gun, boy could that save time or what!

hugs
glenda

Kristine said...

awww, well it sure turned out CaUTE!! It was all worth it =) And I'm gonna have to remember that li'l heat gun tip because I too use an ATG gun/tape!! THANKS Sue!!

Pam Sparks said...

oh, I love this guy! I think I might own him! lol Crazy that I can't keep track better! I just use the general adhesive in my ATG gun and I can usually pull stuff up fine. The acid free stuff sure does stick though, wondering if that's what you're talking about? Glad to know I'm not the only one taking cards apart after they're finished! lol

Ann English said...

The image is precious, your design is wonderful!

Charlene said...

Don't you just hate when that happens? I have to get this image! Our little GS just learned to ride his two wheeler all by himself today! Perfect!

Glad you like the lime/salt popcorn..(wink)

Sue said...

Great bright boy card. Love the DP in the background, sorta looks like a brick wall, perfect!

Hugs
Sue

Jovita said...

Sue what a wonderful card, love your stitching and waxy flax in the stitching.

Leslie Miller said...

Wow! Cute! I just got this paper pad. Love what you did with it! Great card for a little boy, and I believe you've got a couple of little guys who might love a card like this card from Grandma!

Domestic Cleaning Agency said...

Lovely card, I always prefer hand made ones and they are not difficult to be done.
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