I keep trying to tell myself that "what goes around comes around"--I moved from New York, where I grew up, to California after graduating from college. It was not my intent to stay here; my plan was to let my husband finish his studies and then take us both back to the east coast. But life got in the way, and soon we were working, bought a house, and started having kids. And before we knew it, we'd made a life for ourselves on the west coast, 3000 miles away from my parents. And I've spent 40 years traveling back and forth. I'd always hoped that one day I wouldn't have to make that trip, but I guess it's my destiny. Sigh...
So today is our last hurrah, for now. And since my grandson, Jake, is having a birthday on November 10th, we won't be with him to celebrate. So I'm throwing him a little party today. He'll be three.
Jake and big brother, Ethan, like "Jake and the Never Land Pirates". I decided to try my hand at punch art for the first time, and here's the card I created:
"Jake" was created using the old Ornament Punch for his face, scarf and the base for his hair (which I snipped with my Paper Snips). His eyebrows and mouth are 3/4" circle punches and his eyes are from the Owl Punch and the 1/4" Circle Punch. His arms are the Word Window Punch (I really need a lesson on drawing hands, but I think my Jakie will get the idea).
His body and white shirt are 1-3/8" square punches, and I used the Tree Punch to make the little snip in his shirt. The vest is also the square punch, snipped in half, and the corners used for the collar.
This card is large--4-1/2" x 6-1/2"; I used Whisper White Thick cardstock for the base and a piece of retired DSP on top.
A labor of love, but I'm pretty pleased with the results; I hope my little Jake enjoys his Jake card!
Here's my boy:
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