Wednesday, March 30, 2011

For the Little Boys!

Today I am sharing two cards I made for very young boys!  In fact both are for Nephews! 

This was made for the nephew of a friend who is battling cancer.  Since I usually create with grunge on my mind and more on an adult level, it was a little difficult for me to get into a kid mode!  I had this all set to go on different background paper and then thought, think kid!  I remembered some Minds Eye paper I won from Jan and thought, OK, I can grunge and be cute cherry at the same time.  I sure hope this will cheer him up while he wins this big battle!  The "Old Jalopy" is of course from Tim Holtz new Sizzix line! 
Next is for my own Great-Nephew!!  He was premature, but I am happy to say doing very well and is at home with his parents.  The frame is from I Brake For Stamps and Della was so quick in sending this out.  I don't have very many baby stamps, so really needed one.  She also threw in some "freebies" and you know how we love that!!  The frame was another challenge as I did not know what I wanted to do, other than framing the tiny one!  Oh, I printed the picture from a photo taken at the hospital a few days after he was born.  I tried a couple of things with the frame, but decided to go with boyish type colors and did a technique from the Technique Junkies, Antique Glimmers.  The sheen is gorgeous and I did want a more vintage feel to the frame.  This was not easy to cut out both inside and out!  After I cut it out, I used markers to add extra color to the alphabet and other little sweet things.  I keep thinking I might add some bling around the rattle top, but not sure.  What do you think???  I wanted a more lively background, so used some striped paper with the color I used in the baby block frame.  I really like this frame and hope the parents do!!!

Thank you much for your visit today.  If you have not commented on my giveaway below, you might want to.  The winners will be announced on April's Fool Day!  He!He!

38 comments:

Jingle said...

These are so cute!

Meggymay said...

They are both super pieces. The little one is so sweet.

Dee in N.H. said...

Both great projects and isn't that baby just adorable!

Connie Paxman said...

Terry McClarry both creations are wonderfull...love the frame..and the grunge car is a super job..
Hope the little fella is battling the cancer without pain....saying a prayer for him.
connie paxman

Maria Ontiveros said...

So cute! Love the designs you put on the jalopy.
Rinda

Netty said...

Both terrific cards Terry am sure the first one will bring a smile to the little boys face and the second one is a totally magic card of a newborn. The frame is brilliant. Have a great week. Annette x

PetraB said...

Fantastic kid cards, the designs are wonderful and the baby just adorable!

Cindy Adkins said...

These are so precious and I am so sorry this little boy is battling cancer...I will pray for him, Terry.
XO

Christine said...

Your frame and the baby are adorabe!!! Cute card too!

CuddlyBunny said...

Terry, you found your inner child and played like a kid! Good job!

Love the vintage car and robot mashup, and the baby frame! WOW!

My opinion is to leave the rattle, and the entire frame, as they are: The photo is the focal point, you've already done a perfect job of highlighting that. :)

Chris A. said...

Oh wow these are both fab cards! I love the little baby too. Never had one but I do adore baby toes, noses and bums.

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Yep GF, you did good, sometimes it's hard to put on different hats.....the littlel one is so adorable, they grow so fast!

Jan said...

Love the grunge :) What a super sweet LO!

Lisa Somerville said...

Love the grungy old car - I'm hoping to break mine out this weekend! Sweet baby card, love the colors!

Debi said...

both projects are lovely- I love the car die- cool :)

Lisa said...

How precious (both cards & nephew)!

Linda said...

Both cards are really cute...such great projects!

Shelly Schmidt said...

You are so sweet- Bless you- little Brian will love this- the background patterned paper is perfect behind the car- and the baby frame is perfect- look at that sweet baby! Glad he is OK!

Carol said...

Fantastic job on both cards! Love the car and just look at beautiful baby face! TFS

Beverly Gotthardt said...

Two great cards. Noah is a cutie. You're really rockin' that car die.

Michele said...

best kid cards ever! xo

JP Card Crazy said...

Both are super cute!! Love that cute little baby! The Grunge car is just too special!!

Linda R. said...

These are so cute. I just love that second card. It is just adorable.. Well done.. Hope you have a happy day my friend..

Hugs, Linda

Jack said...

These are both fabulous, especially love the frame. xx

wearestampers said...

Both cards are perfect for the little ones! I'm sure they and their family will love them!!
Pam

1CardCreator said...

These are both beautiful cards Terry I love what you did with the TH old car, totally changed the look! The baby card is adorable, love the antique glimmers on that one!

Lindsay Weirich said...

Love that sweet baby frame!

ArtSnark said...

Fantastic cards & what a cutie

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Both cards are wonderful. Lucky boys.

Ira said...

Your cards will bring a smile on the face of the little guy who has to go through such an ordeal right now, it'll be of some comfort to his parents, I'm sure and what a sweet baby boy! Hugs, Ira

stampdiva said...

Terry, both so different but equally brilliant.
Have a great weekend.
Wishes
Lynne

Gerri Herbst said...

Two different but wonderful pieces.Love how you mixed the grunge(auto) with the sweeter background.Its wonderful that you send the little ones and their families handmade art, I do believe it has a special power/show of caring.gerri

Marva said...

These are fabulous! I love Tim's new car die! Can't wait to get it!

Lucy Edmondson said...

These are both brilliant! Glad the little one is doing well. I love that robot background, it works so well,

Lucy x

Lynn Stevens said...

oh so sorry to read about the little guy and his battle, I pray he will be healed. No doubt your card cheered him up! What guy doesn't love cars!
Both your cards are darling Terry.
What a beautiful baby!
hugs Lynn

Shelly Schmidt said...

I talked to my brother tonight- he said Brian got the best card- he loves it so much and it is a jalopy with Robots in the background! It is an absolute favorite so far!!! Thank you so much!

Heather said...

Terry~ love the cards...and your great nephew is a cutie! So sorry to hear the little boy is battling cancer, I will keep him and his family in my prayers. Hugs...and I am sure you brightened his day...so sweet of you!

Maria@BubblegumandDuctTape said...

the baby is so adorable, thanks for posting his cute picture.

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