Tuesday, July 3, 2012

You can be my hero baby

     My pastor and his wife have two little boys ages 6 and 3.  The three year old asked his mom if he could be Superman when he grew up.  LOL  She told him he could be whatever he wanted to be so we'll have to wait a few years and see if his super powers develop.  I couldn't stop thinking about him the whole time I was making this card and I believe it will be going home with his mom very soon.  Maybe she can use it to write him a note for later or stick it in his scrapbook.  :-)
     Although this is pretty CAS it took quite a bit of work.  The banner pieces were made in my usual way by cutting off the arms of a Sizzix star die cut.  There's a layer of chipboard and two layers of Bazzill.  That's pretty simple and straight forward, but do you see those little stars on there?  Those were punched one by one with a Martha Stewart star hole punch and glued on one by one.  I needed some Spiderman sticky finger super powers for all those itty bitty stars.  :-)
     Now I haven't even told you yet, but maybe you've guessed that this is a Whimsy and Stars Studio Mabelle R.O. image.  I just think he's adorable and you can find him in Mabelle's etsy store.  If you aren't a follower of The Whimsy and Stars Studio blog then you may have missed the BIG announcement Mabelle posted yesterday.  At the end of the month she will be releasing some new rubber stamps through The Crafts Meow as a new stamp illustrator for them.  Mabelle's rubbing elbows with some pretty awesome talent over there like Nina Brackett.  You can read about her new adventure right here for yourself.  :-)
     I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Party Time Tuesdays--be patriotic (USA)
Top Tip Tuesday--one for the men
Crafty Bloggers Network--anything goes
Incy Wincy--use only colors or items from your country (USA)
Kaboodle Doodles--a boy's life
Make It Monday--anything goes
Paper Playtime--red, white, blue plus die cuts (circle and star tip banners)
The Cutie Pie Challenge--one for the boys
Sentimental Sunday--be patriotic
2 Sisters--red, white, and blue
Card Makin Mama's--red, white, and blue
Chocolate, Coffee, and Cards--anything goes
Phindy's Place--inspired by a song (note the title--Enrique!)
Poodles Parlour--cute and/or cuddly
Paper Play--flags/pennants/banners
Inspired by Stamping--red, white, and blue
Sisterhood of Crafters--stars

     Tomorrow's the last day to link up for my candy draw.  Meanwhile I hope you enjoy my little super hero and have a great week!

  • Paper:  The Paper Studio, Bazzill, Kraft Outlet Light Kraft and chipboard
  • Stamp:  Whimsy and Stars Studio "Superboy", Cardz TV "It's All About you"
  • Ink:  Copics, Memento Tuxedo Black, Faded Jeans Distress ink
  • Tools:  Sizzix Stars #2 die, Martha Stewart Embossed Zigzag punch and Star hole punch, Nestabilities Standard Circles, Making Memories Eyelet Setter
  • Miscellaneous:  Kraft Outlet Earthy Hemp Cord, Recollections eyelets


Unknown said...

Another Fab one Tracy . love this little boy he is fab and the string is a nice touch on the bunting Well done what a super card.Hugs Elaine

Debbie said...

This is perfect for your pastor's little one, and I do hope she does a scrapbook it along with that story attached because it is adorable as is your card.


nwilliams6 said...

So sweet! Makes my heart melt it is sooo cute. Loe the coloring and the card is totally fabulous. I so love to look at your creations!

Jane said...

I'm loving the red, white and blue Tracy - another fantastic card.

Ann Marie Governale said...

This is just adorable... I love how you colored this image..great card! xxx Ann Marie

KimCreate said...

This is adorable! Yeah, Sometimes I call myself a brain surgeon when I'm gluing tiny pieces held with tweezers and tiny dots of glue!!!
Anyway, those stars DO pop against the navy!
Smiles, Kim

Sarah said...

Such an adorable image and so beautifully colored! Those tiny stars were well worth the effort!

Sue said...

I love this card so much Tracy. The image is delightful and the colours are wonderful. As for that bunting, it really does look fantastic and definitely worth all you hard work sticking on those tiny stars

Hugs Sue

Jenny said...

Fabulous design and colours and image. All of it ... just fabulous! x

Stacy Morgan said...

Adorable! This little boy is super sweet. The little one is going to giggle and the mom is going to cherish this. Love how you made your banners!

Allisa said...

Your star banner was worth all the effort, it turned out fabulous! Super cute image!

Dotty Jo said...

Stunning card Tracy, and what a lovely story! One of the children where I volunteer wants to be the Prime minister, Jo x

Lisa Minckler said...

You're insane woman! Cutting out all them lil' bitty stars and then digging around in the carpet to find the one's that dropped and then gluing them back on...that's crazy! (Says the woman who bakes tortilla flowers..LOL!) BUT your zany creative talent is what sets you in a league of your own. All the bitty bits you do to go the extra mile. LOOOOVED that story. You should buy him a little cape and gift wrap with the card. After all it does take a village to encourage and raise a super-hero!
Hugs to you and happy 4th almost.
P.S. Caught Jethro last night licking my card....you were right!!! Hahahaha

Nancy said...

Oh, I love it! What a sweetie pie! Mabelle's images are all so wonderful! I really like the design you've done here, Tracy! It's fabulous! Enjoy your celebrations tomorrow!...Nancy :o)

Hanna said...

Well Tracy you are my hero when it comes to cardmaking, your blog is a true treasure, and I love to visit you, here is always so much inspiration to find.

Love how your banner turned out, it was deifintely worth all the work you had with it. The little stars looks adorable!
The card is very cute, and I love the story behind it.
When someone ask my 5-yearold cousin what she want to be when she grow up, she always says Belle in Disney's "Beauty and the Beast".

Have a nice day! :)

Renee B. said...

Oh Tracy this is so cute & what a great story about your pastors son...I love that his Mom told him he could be anything he wanted...some would have told him that was a silly idea!
Hugs, Renee

Tracey T said...

Tracy, you've done it again! Love the layout of this one and all the little details are just right for a boy's card. Hugs, Tracey xx

Heidi said...

Your card is fantastic!
Your colouring is amazing:)
Hugs, Heidi:)

Unknown said...

What a fun idea behind this card Tracy! So sweet, the ideas little boys have (and when they grow up, they still believe their Superman, lol!). Your card is gorgeous, such an adorable image!! Hugs, Ira

Shelly Schmidt said...

Oh what a sweet card- love all of the details- and a delightful story- what a fun memory for that Mom and little boy! Love all of the details- love the banner you made.

Shelly Schmidt said...

I forgot to add- found your beautiful card on MIM!

Unknown said...

Love this image it's so cute!! Gorgeous colours too!! Saw you on MIM!!
Nat -x-

Deanne Saunders said...

Totally awesome card!!! Thanks for participating in our Chocolate,Coffee and Cards challenge this week! Hope to see you again next week!!!

Carla S. said...

This is absolutely adorable, Tracy! The image is too cute and your coloring and card design are fabulous! Saw Mabelle's big news yesterday! How exciting!

Grenouille Greetings said...

Super sweet! Love the banners! Hugs, Lesley

Darlene said...

Oh VERY nicely done! Love the banner! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood ‘SEEING STARS’ challenge and please come back again soon!
one of the 'Sistahs'

Janis Lewis said...

This made me smile! I love the banner on here too. Thanks for playing with us at Paper Playtime! :) Janis P.S. I'd love it if you'd pop over to my other challenge blog, Pause Dream Enjoy Challenges,
and play this week. The challenge is to make a project for someone who's left footprints on your life. Smiles!

Julie M said...

Gorgeous card, Tracy - love the colours, the image and that cute banner.

Thanks for joining us on PaperPlay this week.

Julie :o)

Debra Miller said...

Awww he is SO adorable Tracy - love the red, white and blue. Fabulous as always. Saw it on MIM. Deb

Colleen Dietrich said...

Isn't this the cutest?? YOu've colored him beautifully, too. I like the subtle blue shading on the circle die cut behind him.

Thanks so much for playing with us at IBSIC this week!

Kathleen (Kath) B. Hernandez said...

Love the color scheme and the fab coloring! Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles’ “A Boy’s Life” Challenge!

Blog: Creo by Lady Katutz

Kezzy said...

Gorgeous, love the colours and your colouring is ultra amazing :-) Kerry x

Jude said...

Fabulous card Tracy, love the bunting, and great colours.


Alyce Kit and Clowder said...

lol! That's too cute Tracy...I hope he does grow up to be superman. Love the card...Beautiful details and the stars on the banner are a really great touch...Now I know what to do with all of the leftover hearts from my card this week! hehe!

CaroleAnn said...

I love your super hero - brought back a lot of memories for me with my sons running around with their caps and using a lot of imagination! Have a great 4th - Hugs

Cely said...

absolutely gorgeous! thanks so much for playing this week at party time tuesdays!

PTT DT member

Unknown said...

Awwwwwwww I LOVE your card! Thanks for playing along with us at Kaboodle Doodles this week.

Anonymous said...

Such a cute story and such a cute card! Thanks so much for playing along with Paperplay this week!!

Elaine aka Ellapu said...

Fantastic hun thanks for joining us over at PP this week
Elaine DT

Jennifer Scull said...

oh he is CUTE! my boys always played super hero as little ones, now they do it on a grander scale with their game systems! ha!

of course in our family, we all have special secret super powers..... tee hee!

nancyparker55 said...

Adorable. Love the colours & design. Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles this week.

Anonymous said...

WOW fabulous card LOVE the colours and also your bunting too! Thanks for playing along at Top Tip Tuesday this time for our 1 for the Men challenge, hugs Samantha :0)

Kathy said...

Tracy, this is too cute. That's one of my favorite W&S images. Love your coloring and the banner. Bet your pastor's son will love this.

Penny said...

Thank you for sharing your Red, White and Blue card with us at Card Makin Mama's.

Ivonne said...

Beautiful card Tracy. Your pastor's boy will love it. Love the layout and the sentiment. The image is super cute! Hugs, Ivonne

Angela Drummond said...

Cute card I love the colours - really bright and cheerful and that image is just SO cute. Thanks for joining us in the Crafty Bloggers Network Challenge.

Micki said...

Absolutely adorable. Wonderful card design and great coloring. Thanks for playing along with us in The Sisterhood of Crafters in our "Seeing Stars" challenge.

Nikbee said...

A wonderful card. I love the image and the story is fantastic. Thank you for joining us at Incy Wincy.
Nikki F x

Sharron aka Sharrahug said...

How cute is he & I love the story of your pastor's little son wanting to be Superman. Too cute the imaginations of a child.
I could have sworn those stars were part of the DP you used for the banner. Love it. Just the perfect touch.
Happy Huggies ~

Deneen said...

Great guy card, love the colour combo, and the image is super sweet. Thanks for joining the '1 for the Men' Challenge at Top Tip Tuesday.

Ann English said...

Tracy, I LOVE this-as always, your coloring and design are wonderful!
So glad you shared this with us at Phindy's Place. Good luck and best wishes!

kbrandy4 said...

Brilliant card and image!! Thank you for sharing with the Cutie Pies!!
Hugs Hazel xx

Debs said...

Perfect card for any wanna be Super Hero :o)
Amazing colouring and fab LO.
Thanks for playing along with us at Cutie Pie this time.
Good luck.
Debs xx

Julia said...

Absolutely in love with your project! Thanks for sharing!
I saw this on Make it Monday!
These are my entries: # 129, #158, #160, #162, # 250 and #252 (Candy Alert) would love it if you could visit.

Unknown said...

I'll simply say, I love your cards. This image is so cute and you have amazing skill when it comes to coloring. I'm lovin' that banner too!
Lisa xx

Michelle said...

Hi Tracy

Awww, gorgeous card!! Lovely story to go with it too. As always I am so inspired by your colouring.

Thank you for sharing with us at Make It Monday this week.

Michelle :o)

Debra Pate said...

Cute story about your pastor's son! Love your card too!!!! I saw it on Make it Monday!

Debra Pate
Fabulously Creative

ddazzled71 said...

Such a sweet card and fabulous design. I love your banner too! Thanks so much for joining us at Party Time Tuesdays this week.
Danie xx

Joanne said...

Ahhh, this is just too adorable! What a cute image and lovely colors! Really great card! So happy you played along at CC&CC! Come back again soon! Aloha!