April 19, 2010

Free Spirit Boy...

Hello!!  Yes, I am alive.  I'm sure you've all been wondering ;).  I've taken a bit of time off and enjoyed it with my family, and I feel refreshed.  Yes, I know I just posted on Thursday, but I think in blog days, it was an eternity! lol.

I'm here today to share with you a simple little number featuring the latest and greatest from Waltzingmouse Stamps.  I've been struggling for a while now for appropriate images for cards for my nephews who are pre-teen/teenagers, and Claire has TOTALLY hit the nail on the head with these sets!!  Free Spirit Boy, and Free Spirit Sentiments...LOVE them!!

My nephew Bobby had his 14th birthday last week, I still can't believe he's 14!  For goodness sake, I was still a teenager when he was born, and I can't be that old, can I??  Dang.  Anyway -- he's a real great kid,  he's got a good heart, and a great sense of humor.  And, he's my first nephew (also my Godson) so he always has a special place in my heart (he'll probably GAG if he reads this!)

He's pretty easy to shop for these days, iTunes gift cards or cash that he can use to put minutes on his cell phone are always a good bet - and I know they're being put to good use...besides, how else will I know all the coolest apps for my iPhone, than to get input from a teenager?? ;)

Here's my card, simple, straightforward, and uses his favorite color, orange (which is my favorite too, in case you'd like to send me some happy mail ;) ).


He said he liked it, though I'm sure he liked the check made out to cash much better, but hey, what more can I ask for??  I'll be lucky if he even still wants to associate with me by his next birthday, so I'll take what I can get ;).

Thanks for stopping by today -- hope it's a great one!


Supplies:
Stamps: Free Spirit Boy, Free Spirit Sentiments (Waltzingmouse Stamps)
Ink: Pumpkin Pie, Not Quite Navy, Green Galore (SU!) Memento Brown
Paper: Not-Quite Navy, Whisper White
Accessories: Sponge, Aquapainter

7 comments:

Ramona said...

What a beautiful card. I love the shading that you did on it. The color combo is absolutely perfect!

Lisa Kind said...

Cool card, Tracy! Cute nephew too!

Geny (Mommy Geny) said...

Okay, I left you a comment and apparently it didn't work...so anyway, I LOVE this card! It is just perfect for a teenage boy! This set is on my long list of WM stamps I want (need) to buy! Thanks for the inspiration!

Claire Brennan said...

Tracey, Cracking card!!! I love the colours and the blending!! Brilliant!! and what a honey that wee dude is, lol, yep, he'll appreciate being called a honey, I'm sure...

Dawn Easton said...

Tracey, this card is perfect! I, too, find it hard to make cards for boys at that age. You nailed it though! Fantastic!

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Sarah said...

I LOVE the card! I am sure he did, too, but how much can you expect a 14 year old boy to say? ;-) And 14 does come pretty fast doesn't it? He looks like a great kid!
Gee, it used to be that gift giving for teenagers was so hard- but now with all the gadgets and electronic things they all have it's so much easier! And cash- well you know they love that! What a nice Aunt/ Godmother you are!