Thursday, February 10, 2011

Sweet Little Boy

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Hello, my friends!

Another beautiful day…all except for my little trip to the dentist this morning…oh, well!

Just a quick post today…I wanted to share a companion card to the one I showed you in my last post…another new set from Crafty Secrets, and it will be available tomorrow!

Isn’t it adorable?!  Here’s the card I came up with:

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Just a simple one…no lace or ribbons…and just a touch of sparkle—can’t quite seem to stay away from it!

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Another paper-pieced image—I just love “coloring” my stamped images this way.  Just stamp the image on all the colors of cardstock you want to use, cut them out with wonderfully sharp little scissors, then put them all together—a bit like a puzzle!

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A popped-up kite complete with string tied around the bobbin…

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I had so much fun with this one!

One of my favorite things about working with vintage stamps and printed images is the way they usually remind me of old family photos…makes crafting such a fun experience for me…

Here are a few sweet little vintage boys to introduce you to…

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One of my favorites…my dad, Clayn, on the right having a laugh with his older brother, Grant…don’t you just love those suspenders?!

Clayn & Grant again

Here they are again…Dad on the left…a bit more serious this time, and in their dress-up clothes…

Clayn Riggs Smith, about 1942

This colorized photo of my Dad has always just made my heart melt…from about 1942…

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Here’s another sweet little boy…from the mid-1960’s…my husband, Roger…wasn’t he so cute?!  One of my favorites of him as a child.

Roger 3.5 yr. old portrait 

A bit older here, and in his fancy duds…pretty handsome!

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And again…in normal, everyday boy mode…on a bike with a soldier helmet on, of course!

Well, that’s it for me today.  Hope your day is filled with joy!

Julie