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Saturday, June 4, 2011

International Skull Appreciation Day Blog Hop!

Coffee of the Day - Vanilla Macadamia Nut


Smeared Ink Skull Blog Hop



Welcome to my stop on the world famous International Skull Appreciation Day Blog Hop! whew, that is one big mouthful! ;) if you have arrived here from the fabby blog of ***BARB***, then you are right on track. if you get lost during the hop at any time, just jump right over HERE to see the full list.

As I was planning for this most amazing day, I realized that I wanted to make something pretty spectacular to share with someone pretty spectacular who, most importantly, needs to know just how spectacular he really is! 'He' is a 4th grade boy we are just beginning to know thanks to Camp and our Church District. This young guy and his mom have had a pretty tough go of things and he has a few learning disabilities on top of it all. I am so excited that he is going to attend a week of Camp this summer. The Summer Camp theme this year is, "Anchors Away", which is ideal for my project! I thought if our new friend had this waiting for him when he arrived at his cabin, it might remind him just how cool he is and how much God loves him! Plus, coming from the Scull fam, whom he already knows, just adds to the fun! :)

I took a page from a chipboard album and covered both sides in papers from the October Afternoon Night Light collection. sides were sanded and covered in vanilla craft ink. A page from Treasure Island was copied, wrinkled, sprayed with walnut ink, and then burned along the edges to age. I added a wooden pirate ship, foam flag & skull pirate head that were inked along the edges, and a tag made with cardboard. I just love the quote from Thoreau! The mesh fiber trim was then added along the bottom.


Now for that waaaaaaaaaaaaaay cute image - this cutie pirate comes from Claire at Jellypark. isn't he so much fun?!?! he reminds me so much of my guys when they were younger. as with most of my stamping, it was done with inks & watercolor brushes. I did sponge vanilla craft ink over the top of the box to help makes it more like a real cardboard box. Btw - be on the lookout for more news coming here from Jellypark! ;)

just a reminder that there are some intensely cool prizes available during this hop. deets can be found at the beginning, at Terra's blog.

Now sail on over to the wonderful blog of ***TERI***!!!!


Craft Your Days Away - Father's Day/Special Guy
Designed 2 Delight - masculine with no flowers
One Stop Craft - texture
Delicious Doodles - texture
Fussy and Fancy - for a guy
Stamp Something - digi
Fresh Brewed Designs - it's a guy thing
Craft Your Passion - what a guy
Simon Says Stamp - for a guy
Sweet Stamps - masculine

41 comments:

Andrea C said...

Great card for a any pirate lover x

DonnaMundinger said...

What a great project! He's gonna be over the moon with this. Will you adopt me so my last name can be Scull? Love it! xxD

ike said...

Fantastic - superb card I bet he's going to go mad for this. TFS
Hugz
Ike xx

Crystal said...

Arrgghh-some!!!!

Kelli said...

Wonderful project! Love it and he will love it as well!!!

Alison said...

Wow! It IS spectacular! Fantastic project! How could he not love it?! It's just wonderful!!!

silvia said...

Very cool project!! I hope that the camper loves it and has a wonderful time at camp!!

I Don't Do Straignt said...

Great card, one lucky boy

Dawn said...

AAAWWWWW this is really cute

Susan's crafty chaos said...

What a wonderful way to bring a big smile to your friend's face! I hope he has a great time at Camp :D

Barb said...

Such an adorable piece, and I love all of the little details!

Prissy said...

Fantastic pirate project.

Terra said...

Jennifer, this is so stinkin cute! Pirates are my fave, so fun and I know he will love finding this in his cabin! My son, who is three, says he wants to buy this!! lol

Alex said...

just wonderful. That special little boy WILL know he is special! Great sentiment too.

ScrappingBeauty said...

cute card! Perfect timing for the pirate theme! AAARGH! lol

Jane said...

A fantastic project I am sure he will love it
Luv Jane xxx

~Lady B~ said...

What a fabulous card for a fabulous kid! He will be so thrilled to receive it. Great coloring of the image and awesome card design! I love the burned book page and distressing! Thanks for hopping along with smeared and smudged!

~Lady B~ said...

What a fabulous card for a fabulous kid! He will be so thrilled to receive it. Great coloring of the image and awesome card design! I love the burned book page and distressing! Thanks for hopping along with smeared and smudged!

Kathi said...

Wow. What a wonderful surprise awaits that boy! He's going to love it.

Dragonfly Jane said...

What a fantastic gift for your little friend at his camp, I'm sure he will love it.

Frith x

Susan said...

Great creative gift for a boy!!
inky hugs,
Susan

Judi B said...

I am sure that he will adore this card. what child doesnt adore pirates and skulls. this is so way cool.

Tish LaRee said...

cute!

Scrappy Rat said...

Love your swashbuckling slant on Skull Day!

Yvonne - Frl.Klein said...

Wonderful card!
Hugs,
Yvonne

Heather Strenzwilk said...

Hi Jen! I like your pirate theme- what a great way to incorporate skulls without being scary.

ldfdesign said...

oh wow! wonderful project, you did a fabolous job!!!!!

Gaynor said...

What a cutie, I love the layout of this card, really nice, thanks for sharing at CYDA and good luck with the challenge, Gaynor DT xx

Scrappychick said...

This is totally fabulous..he is sure to love it! I'm glad someone else was on the pirate vibe, LOL!

blackdragon said...

I am sure this young man will be really pleased with this.
I love all the details. Thank you for hopping along with us at Smeared and smudged.
lynx

Posh Cat Crafts said...

Wonderful card I love all the different embellies Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stamps
Hugs
Tamara

Croms' Cubby Hole said...

I can just picture that beam of a smile when this is given. What a fantastic project

Heather said...

Ahoy Matey! This is such a cute project!!!

Thanks for playing along at the Freshly Brewed Challenges Month Long Prize Challenge.

Heather D.
Fresh Brewed Designs

Kate P. said...

What a wonderful thing to do for another person - plus great card - I'm sure he loved it!

Jacki Randolph said...

Oh my just FABULOUS!! He will definitely love it and know God loves him dearly!! Thanks for sharing and playing along with us at Sweet Stamps

Steph said...

Super cute! What a fab idea to start out with the chipboard page. Love all the textures you've included.

KC said...

first of all can I tell ya how much I love your last name?!? and second that is so sweet about that little boy...I'll be coming back to your blog for updates because really that is so cool! I love your project all the elements are perfect together! great job!!

DK Spins said...

I'm sure that little boy will love this card! you added so many wonderful touches to it - great image from Jellypark. So cute!

Dawny P said...

What a fabulous card chick - love your wonderful design and the colours you used are brill. Thank you for joining us over at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge and hugest of apols for being late stopping by - major techie probs - :( Hugs, Dawny x

Tori said...

This is so amazing! I love all the different layers and textures that you combined and I also love that it's going to someone really special! It's sure to make his day! Thanks for hoping with us! Hope to see you around the forum!

:)tOri

*Vicki* said...

This is just too cute girl!! Love your design! Such a lovely creation! Thanks for joining us at Stamp Something this week and entering for our GDT call!! *Vicki* ~ Sr. DT member