Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Girls like Trucks - Boys like Sand

First of all, I was able to attend a stamp convention this last weekend. Three times a year, there is a stamp convention in Carson, CA and I am always happy when I get to go. It is nothing like it used to be in the "good ole' days" but it is still fun, educational and Tim Holtz was even there doing what seemed like non-stop demos.
So, I said all of that to say that one of my favorite booths to stop at to see what is new and to look at their examples is Printworks. I always LOVE their example boards, they use such clever accents. Among new-to-me stamps was an adorable truck and a Volkswagon car. I was trying to be very cautious of what I picked out to buy, but I thought I could see several ideas of how to use the truck.
So, on the way home, I could envision a red truck for our oldest daughters birthday card and here is the result! I sprayed my stamped truck with a red Chalk Glimmer Mist which really sprays pink so you can see the pink edges. I thought that would add shading to my red coloring with Copic markers but I really ended up coloring the entire image with the red anyway.
I just cut a slit in the back of the truck in order to tuck in the money gift. I just made sure that I didn't put glue in that area. The bumper and lights are coated with Aleene's Paper Glaze after I colored them. I thought that that glaze would add a real look to it. Moxie Fab having a week featuring Card Styles and one of the challenges is to create a CUTE and FUN card so I thought this fit very well.
And here are a couple photos of our beach trip recently. It was a gray, cool day but you can tell it was a fun adventure anyway. You would never know by looking at these pics that at first he was afraid and clingy!

Thanks for visiting, Linda (lbpost)
Materials list:
Cardstock – Core Essentials/Core’dinations
Patterned paper – Little Yellow Bicycle
Sticker letters – October Afternoon
Truck stamp – Printworks
Copic markers
Chalk Glimmer Mist – Tattered Angels
Self adhesive rhinestones – Queen & Co.
Corner rounder punch – Fiskars
Clear Paper Glaze – Aleene’s®


  1. Cute card, super cute baby! I would enter him in every challenge, he's definitely a winner!( I hope you don't mind me saying so.

  2. LOVE the money tucked into the truck!! FAB card and even more FAB beach photos!!

  3. Very cute card, Linda! Love the pocket for the money!! Great job with the Moxie Fab challenge!!


  4. oh my goodness! Linda, this is the cutest idea! Love how you created the pocket!

  5. What a magnificent way to put money into a card. I love the layout and everything about this, you pulled it together very nicely.

  6. Lovin' that truck!! You are so clever to put the money in it!!
    Fab card!! Lovin' those cute pics, too!

  7. I love how you did that truck! The gems are a cool touch too.

  8. What a great idea for a money card!! LOVE it!!!

    Your little guy is just the cutest thing ever!

  9. Great card Linda love that it holds money adorable

  10. Oh my goodness! That little truck and your clever idea are just adorable! Great card! =)

  11. Super fun money holder. Way to rock the Moxie Fab Challenge.

    It's a good life!
    Terri E.

  12. What a great money holder. Your coloring skills are outta this world Linda. Love it

  13. What a clever idea for a money holder card...love it!

  14. I just LOVE your clever card! How creative!

    The beach photos are adorable. He is a cutie!!

  15. Linda, your card is SO adorable! Love your clever idea to stash things in the back!

    Super cute pics! My youngest ADORES the beach, he could just sit and dig in the sand all day!

    (-: Heidi

  16. Hey Linda! Thanks for entering the Let's Do Fun & Cute challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on the fun! :)

  17. Great card! Love the pocket idea!

  18. Oh, look at the little guy go! He is SO cute playing at the beach. Looks like he warmed up to the experience really well!
    And oh my.....is that truck card ever fabulous! What a creative use for that stamp! This is definitely CUTE and FUN! Awesome coloring job. Love the paper glaze detailing and the added gems.

  19. Cute money holder and your pictures are adorable!