Thursday, June 30, 2011

Backpacking Jiggy!

Cards for Jessica, Jillianne and Wyatt

It was brought to my attention that there is a wonderful organization that sends cards to children who are in hospitals, Card Cupids.

Can you help out??

HERE is the blog post that explains more about it! 

Good Friday to all my friends and family. . . My week has been so fun and beautiful!  My yard is just blooming away and the bee's are loving it!

So if you've followed my posts for a while, you know I have a 4 year old twin niece and nephew that are Aunt Tammy's little loaners!  I'm not a grandma yet but they fill that spot right up almost every weekend to give mommy and daddy that much needed break.  Anyway, they are going to school! Yikes!  Kindergarten already!

I wanted to make each of them a surprise for their first day away from mommy and this is for him, my little Kevin bug!  It reminds me of my sons first backpack except it had comic book squares all over it!  The backpack is altered from a purse template and the notepad is my own creation using cardboard from a card collection kit.  They both love to take your pizza orders so I thought it would be perfect to meet some new friends with at school! (other than sissy) hehe!

This is my first try at rolled flowers ( no pattern, just cut and rolled), I added cosmic shimmer watercolor paint to the image for the dragon scales to shine, glimmer misting a project as well as using the velcro fastener.  My favorite dragon Jiggy, available at Stamping Dragon Designs, is headed back to school on the backpack for my little Kevin!  Hope he enjoys it as much as I did making it.

Don't forget to hop over to Stamping with the Dragon Challenge Blog for inspiration and a challenge, our current sponsor is Dragon Designs , they have great new grab bags, papers and adorable new images as well!  So stop in, I would love to see your latest projects following the sketch below.

The Dragon Lair Designs "Jiggy goes back to school"
Fiscars paper edgers scissors
Kim MacFarlane "Box Purse" template
Bazzill stock
Sassafras DP"take note"
The Paper Studio "Cream Country Crackle"
3M Velcro dots
Canvas Artist Trading cards (cardboard for book)
Provo Craft "Tiny Mosaic Embossing folder
Martha Stewart "scalloped" punch

Copic markers: B00,B000,BG05,Y33,Y35,YG03,R20,
Ranger Distress ink: Antique Linen, Fired Brick, Wild Honey, Walnut Stain, Faded jeans
Signo "White" pen
Gelly Roll "Clear Star"
Cosmic Shimmer Water Color Paint "Persian Sea and Orange Gold"

Spare Parts Eyelet "Spring Daisy"
Leaf from Recollections "Mulberry Rose Collection"
The Paper Studios "Bright" Bag 'O' Button
Royal Coat Dimensional Magic
Metal ring from stash
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist "pearl"

Challenges entered:
Paper play ~ Anything but a card
Flutter by Wednesday ~ Anything goes
The Sisterhood ~ More for Men, project
Creative Inspirations ~ inspired by babies (gift for nephew)
House of Gili ~ Use your ribbons
Scrap Creations ~ Anything but a card
Anything Goes ~ D (for Dragon)
Southern Girls ~ childhood memories 

 Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.
Henry Ford

close up shimmer with cosmic watercolor paint

Thank you for visiting,


  1. Fantastic projects TLC! The kids are gonna love them. Thanks for the info on Card Cupids as I will be sure and check it out. Also a big thanks for stopping by to visit and the sweet comment. Have a fab weekend! "Hugs" Carol

  2. what a great project and beautifully created
    Hugs Kate x

  3. Beautifull project totally love it Tammy :)

    Hugs Janette
    Stamping Dragon Designs

  4. Fantastic idea for a gift for a child going off to school for the first time. You used perfect dp for the occasion.

  5. Your coloring and shading are fantastic, as always! Great projects and I know the kids will love them.

  6. Fabulous Project Tammy Louise, a great gift idea for a child, love love the colours.
    Kevin xx

  7. OMG Tammy you have out done yourself again. AWESOME!!!!


  8. Tammy, this is awesome! Love every detail and your rolled flower is great. You're doing better than me, I haven't kept any of mine yet, LOL. Thanks for joining us at CI Paint. Hope you will join us again. Hugs, Sarah

  9. Wonderful card and great for our D challenge on Anything goes thank you for joining us

  10. Great project! Your flower is great and that coloring rocks =) Thanks for joining in the Sisterhood of Crafters Challenge!

  11. Great project, loved the papers you chose and your coloring is beautiful. Thanks for joining us at Scrap Creations. hugs, Frances.

  12. This is sooo cool!! I just want to keep looking at it! There are so many wonderful elements! Your flower with the button in the centre looks great! Thanks for sharing with us at Southern Girls :)

  13. This is just amazing! I know he will love it!!
    Thanks for joining in our "Childhood memories" theme at Southern Girls. I have some candy on my blog if you want to pop on over and have a look.
    Alicia xx

  14. OMG, my mouth is still open. Wonderful project. AWESOME..... I bet he is going to love it..... Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Sisterhood of Crafters in our male themed birthday/anniversary challenge.

  15. WOW Tamy I love this project! All the details that you added made it so perfect. What a wonderful job you did on it! Thanks for playing with us this week at Going Grey with Scrap-Creations and Good Luck!

  16. Tammy,
    This is amazing!! I saw it over at Scrap-Creations. It's no wonder you were mentioned there. :D
    Way to go cyber buddy
    Lisa xx

  17. Wow, what a fabulous make. I especially love the gorgeous bright papers! Thanks so much for joining us on Anything Goes this week, hope to see you again soon x

  18. Oh this is so nice!! I love the image and such pretty papers!!
    Thank you for joining us over at Paper Play Challenge and good luck!


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