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Friday, June 12, 2009

School is winding down...

I know a lot of US schools are already done for the year, but up here in the great white north - LOL! - we still have about 1o more actual school days.

Jonathan will be going into grade 1 in the fall (how did that happen!) and so we will be bidding farewell to the bus driver that he's had everyday for the past two years.

Mario (the bus driver) is going to Italy so today is his last day. He's a GREAT driver and always makes sure the kids getting off the bus point out their mom or dad before letting them go - no lost children in two years - WOOHOO!!!

I always find it incredibly difficult to make gifts for men - I do much better with girly stuff of the pink and frilly variety. Thank goodness both boys have female teachers this year - PHEW!!!

Since Mario is going to Italy, I thought I'd make him a little flip album to take on his trip or to record his trip when he gets home.

I used the papers from a DSP pack that I've been hoarding for AGES! It's either Spring Flowers or Spring Showers...not sure which, but I do know they both came out around the same time. I think it was supposed to match Kraft cardstock, but I didn't have any of that in 12 X 12, so I used Sahara Sand. I supposed I could have modified the directions to but it would have made a TINY album if I'd used 8 1/2 X 11 Kraft. Something to ponder for another project on another day.

I made the card using some leftover scraps from the album and stamped the sentiment (from All Holidays) in Whisper White Craft ink directly on the card (using my Stamp-a-ma-jig).

What do you think???


  1. This is great, and SO thoughtful of you! I struggle with guy stuff, too, so any inspiration you can offer is appreciated! ;)

  2. What a great project and perfect guy colors. :-)

  3. How really thoughtful of you to do this Christyne! Great project!

  4. you did great on this! love it and I am sure he will love it too :-)

  5. Love these card but your's is one of the best I have seen. Perfect color.

  6. Fabulous card and perfect guy project. Nice job on this :o)

  7. How thoughtful you are. I am sure he will be absolutely chuffed to receive this as a present!


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