Saturday, January 25, 2014

PTI January Blog Hop - Jake's Entry

I have something extra special for you today!  I should begin by explaining that lately my eldest son Jake has taken a serious interest in mom's paper crafting hobby.  I cannot tell you how special it is for me to be able to share something with him that I enjoy so much!  After teaching him some of the card making basics and showing him how to use some tools he has just taken off!  He has made several cards so far, but the one I want to share right now is the one he made for this month's PTI blog hop.



Didn't he do a great job?  I told him that the challenge was to include the color pink and then I let him use his own imagination.  He saw the strips I used for my first blog hop entry and he wanted to use some on his card.  He chose the Smokey Shadow card base and adhered the strips himself.  He then said he wanted to cut a heart of out the middle, so I showed him my PTI heart dies.  He arranged them on the card himself and ran it through my Cuttlebug.  I then made a few suggestions for papers he could use to back the cut outs and he chose the Raspberry Fizz polkadot paper.  I just love this kid!  Pink has always been one of his favorite colors!



I told him I was going to enter his card in the hop and he was super excited.  I just know he would appreciate any comments you wish to leave him!  Thanks for your support and thanks for visiting!

Kate

INGREDIENTS:
Paper: PTI's Smokey Shadow, Hibiscus Burst and Raspberry Fizz Polka Dot
Dies: PTI's Heart Prints Die Collection

39 comments:

  1. Whooo hooo! What a fun card!! He did such a great job!!

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  2. WOW, what a FABULOUS card, Jake! It's a real eye-catcher! I love the design & the color combination!
    Beautifully done!

    Kate, how fun that your son creates with you! He is one talented young man. Watch out Tim Holtz!

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    1. Martha, you're right, I'm one lucky girl! :)

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  3. Jake--you are a natural, and I love your very first card. The pink and smokey shadow papers go so very well together, I love all those random stripes, and the hearts are very sweet. I can't wait to see what you make next.

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    1. Thank you for your sweet comment Joyce! :)

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  4. Aww..the is so Awesome Kate!!! Please tell Jake he did an AMAZING Job :)

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  5. He did such a FAB job with this card! FUN to be able to share crafting with him!

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  6. Kate three great takes on the blog hop, you have been busy!

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    1. Thanks Tracey, this one was actually done by my 10 year old son!! I'm so proud of him! :)

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  7. How sweet! Good for you for encouraging him and being a proud Mom!

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  8. I love that your card inspired his card! And how fun that you get to share your craft with him. (I REALLY need to get that raspberry dotted paper and some ink. All my pinks are pale. But this is so cheerful!) Good job, Jake!

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  9. OMG, it sure didn't take Jake long to catch on to his mother's talents. This is a great card with all the random strips & polka dot hearts. Can't wait to see his next creation. WTG, Jake!

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  10. Outstanding job, Jake! I love the polka dot hearts ;-)

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  11. Fabulous card...I love all the paper strips, so creative!

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  12. Jake did an amazing job! How incredibly special that he likes to create with you!

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  13. Wow--great card! I love his choice of using the heart negatives & backing them with the polka dot paper--a great crafter in the making!

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  14. Hi Jake!!! I am so proud that you made your first card!!! It is beautiful! I love the.placement of the hearts and you random stripe design! So much fun! Way to go! You Mama must be super proud to! Keep creating!
    Love,
    Aunt M

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    1. Thanks Aunt M! Can't believe you have time to comment right now with everything going on! I guess that's a good sign! :) We'll have to chat soon as I'm sure I'm not getting all of the details from JT.

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  15. How fun! So great when you can share your hobby with your kids. Great card Jake!

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  16. WAY TO GO, JAKE!! You did a wonderful job with all those paper strips. The card came together so well. I sure hope you'll continue to make little masterpieces like this. Please post more soon, won't you?

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  17. What fun cards what fun and unique cards!

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  18. You did a really great job on your card Jake! Somebody lucky is going to get a great card from you.

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  19. Jake, you did a SUPER job on your card! Thank you for letting your mom share it with us. I have twin grandsons, Adam and Henry, and they love making cards with me and have been making cards for two years now. (They are nine.) Enjoy your new hobby and this special time you can share with your mom!! Hugs, Darnell

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  20. Jake - your card is Wonderful!!!!! So glad your sweet Mom shared it with all of us in PTI Blog Hop land! I actually didn't get a card made for this blog hop but I sure have been enjoying seeing all of the PINK entries!
    :) My son is 9 and his favorite color is purple! :)

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