Friday, June 13, 2008

All Boy

I made my mom a wreath wall hanging for Mother's Day, and in the center was a photo of my girls with Princess. She really loved it. Last week my mom sent me a photo of their neighbor's son, and she asked me if I could make a wall hanging for this little boy's mom. This couple lives across the street from my parents, they are expecting baby number two, it's been rough for the mom getting to this point, and they just adore their son! I think this little boy has quite the fan club! This young couple is living pretty much surrounded by seniors, and they're all crazy about Brandon! Of course, I was happy to make this for my mom to give to her neighbor!


Sorry for the weird paint technique on his face, but since I don't have permission to post his photo on my site, I didn't want to take any chances! I used corrugated cardstock mounted on red. I attached the photo, used a My Mind's Eye denim frame that I got from Sharon, and attached a MME title and hinges. I stamped a "You Make Me Smile" ticket and "Completely Loved", both of which are Autumn Leaves stamps. The letters that spell out Brandon's name are Lil' Davis chipboard. Last, I added two large eyelets with my Cropadile, and I threaded through some rope. I can't wait to see what my mom thinks, and then of course, I want to know Brandon's mom's reaction!!


Here's a closer view. Once again, sorry for the crazy paint on his face. I love how rustic this turned out! It's totally "all boy"!!

I FINALLY got a bunch of thank you notes out in the mail today. Does anyone else have the problem with actually getting cards written out, addressing the envelope, and then mailing the card? I don't know WHY I have such a big problem with this. Even if I need to go to the post office because a card is too thick, I pass the post office all the time! It's just crazy. Anyway, I hope you're having a great day, and as always, thanks for stopping by!!

17 comments :

Crayola58 said...

Your door hanger is darling, and I am sure that little boy is precious. I too am waiting for permission from my cousin's daughter. I did an Explosion Card using photos that she sends each year...it's a collage of she and her daughter all thru the year and I generally make something special with those photos. This one will be submitted for publication. IF I get permission, that is. Love your stuff,Carol....

Latisha said...

What a great idea!!! I'm stealing I mean casing this from you LOL. I have trouble getting cards out every once in a while. My problem is the card is too nice and I can't part with it >"<

Lesli said...

Wonderful job Carol - I love it when I am inspired by little boy ideas - I had all girls and struggle with doing things for my grandson!

Chris said...

well...if she doesn't like it, she is freakin' nuts!! it's so total boy, i love the cardboard!! i didn't get to work on anything today, i ran to the base to do our shopping. oh joy!! remember when grocery shopping was fun? yeah, that feeling lasted 2 trips...LMAO!!!

i received the super-cool motocycle stamp-offs you did...thank you so much. they are so cool. they have a harley, so that is perfect. i can't thank you enough!!!

have you e ver heard of "horse shoes"? i just seen on food tv about this diner in IL that serv es these, my dh said they look like his kind of food....i said they look like money to me, cuz after you eat those for a while, you are going to kick the bucket from plugged arteries and i'm so collecting on the insurance policy...

Lori said...

Fantastic! I really like the texture that the corrugated cardstock gives the layout.

Bouncy, Flouncy, Fun,Fun, Fun said...

This looks fabulous, Carol! I love the hinges and corrugated. What nice toucheds! She's gonna be thrilled when she gets this!

Terrie B x said...

fabulous creations since my last visit Carol...
Have a great weekend:)x

Fe-Fe said...

This is fab. I love the papers and the lettering. Great photo your mum sent to use too. I'm sure his parents will love it.

Alexandra said...

Stinkin' adorable Carol, I just love this and I know she will too!! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Michelle said...

AWESOME layout! Love the colours and all the different fonts.

Clare said...

This is great, I think the corrugated background sets it all off perfectly. I'm sure she will love it!

Glee said...

Oh, oh, oh, this is fabulous, Carol!!! What a wonderful, wonderful project!

Vicki C. said...

Carol -
This is a BEAUTIFUL project!!! I am sure your mother's neighbor is going to LOVE it!!!

Vicki

Lisa said...

That is adorable and I know his parents will love the wall hanging!

malieta said...

Wow...I love this layout!

Sharon Caudle said...

Oh girl, this looks amazing!!! I love the whole look of it! His mom is going to go bonkers over it! I got my thank you card!!! I love it! Thank you very much! And yes, you DID send me a thank you note already, but you aren't going to hear ME complaining about getting two of your beautiful cards! LOL! Thanks so much my friend. It's beautiful! :) HUGS!

~Michelle~ said...

This is absolutely the cutest! Love everything about it! I'm sure she loved it!!!