Monday, April 4, 2011


it will be before we all realize it my son will be gone to start a new chapter in his life and,
i think the "empty nest" syndrome is attacking me already. i feel so anxious these days.
   this card that i will give him after his lead in the musical "Lil Abner" made me happy. i needed to craft to take my mind off things :P

You've got mad skills
4.25" by 5.5"
using the "nifty fifty" cartridge and image#44 with all its layers.
 all images were cut at 3.50". the shoes are so darn cute, aren't they?
 the sentiment "you've got mad skills" is from my pink stamper clear set called
 i stamped it on a scrap of cardstock and mounted it on a ticket shape.

i also used a handy action wobble for the dancing shoes.

it was really easy and fun to make this card.
hope you like it.

note: i purchased the new everyday pop-up cards cart but it is not so easy and i  lost my patience the other day with the first image which is the eiffel tower, lol. i need more practice, hehe. any tips are welcome! :)

on another note: here is a photo of the local newspaper where you will find my son and some cast members. they will be performing this weekend.

he had to get a funny haircut for the part
 the top is really long and the sides are really short. hehe
 anyway...sunday he will be going for another haircut, lol-- to get his style back.

and i am so very sorry i haven't been around your blogs and i really really feel bad but i believe things will be like this maybe until after the graduation party. maybe not as bad as lately but some things are going to required extra time and this poor body can do so much a day. after so many hours i am good for nothing. :P

see you on friday tough for my pink stamper blog hop...a small candy might be

 love you all!


  1. Very cute card, love the colors and of course the shoes!! I'm an empty nester of boys are moved out and my daughter is hardly ever home. I did get to take over the boy's room though for my crafting...yeah! I love all of your ideas, they are great!

  2. Such a fun card! Love the shoes! I can already feel the empty nest syndrome coming....and my oldest is only 11!! :-( I think you mentioned that your son is coming to Boston??? BU? BC? Great schools...good for him! TFS!

    ~Sharon C.

  3. Great great card!!! Tell your son to brak a leg this weekend!!!

    hugs, Jenny

  4. Great card! I LOVE the patterned paper you used too! Hugs- Glora

  5. Love your card! Have fun this weekend :)

  6. Adorable card, love the colors and patterns. I just ordered that cart so looking forward to working with it!-- Pat N.

  7. Just so fun! love the layer effects and the colors are fabulous :)

  8. Love the card! Congrats to your son being in that play. I love that play, it is so fun!


  9. Agnes, this card is fabulous and those shoes are pretty darn cute!! I love the way the patterns work with each other and what a great stamp to use on it! Good Luck to your son and the rest of the cast this weekend! I am sad to hear of your soon to be empty nest. My oldest is starting kindergarten this fall and I am at the brink of having a panic attack over that! I can't even imagine them graduating and leaving me (sad face)! We'll be here for you!

  10. Very cool card for your son Agnes...the shoes are perfect for his musical role.
    Thinking of you........take care

    Tracey xo

  11. This card is awesome! I love the saying and shoes! Congrats on your son's play! How exciting! Please join us for our Blog hop from friday April 15-17


  12. This is adorable! I always wanted a pair of these shoes! Don't laugh and I am NOT kidding! You can tell how proud you are of your son! You really should be... talent runs in your family!

  13. Oops forgot to say; Note to self... don't get that cartridge if it requires patience! Thanks for the heads up! LOl

  14. I know so sad they are getting older....I'm sure he loved the card! Hope you took lots and lots of pictures of his funny hair cut :) I have no tips to give you on the pop-up cartridge--I threw my first 3 attempts away, LOL!


Have a fun day!!!