Sunday, February 27, 2011

Life in a Shaker Card

I have to tell you a story about my grandson, Alex aka MonkeyMoo aka MM in order for you to understand this card. When MM was 2 1/2, he, his mom, a friend of his mom's and her two children went to Sea World for a weekend. They spent the entire day from 9 in the morning until 9 in the evening. It was a 6 hour drive back home for them on Sunday. My daugher and her friend were in the front seat, and the three kiddos were in the back seat. My daughter corrected MM, and his response to her was to throw his arms wide(for emphasis) and say, "Ou need to wisten me! Dis is not a game(I can so hear his mother telling him this)." The next part still cracks me up. He then proceeded to tell her with arms still outstretched and as serious as he could be, "I a PERSON! I got my life and a ticket!"

This week the Tiddly Inks Challenge Blog challenge was to create a shaker card(they even included a great tutorial on how to accomplish the feat). Christy, loved the story of MM and created this wonderful image called Ticket to Life that I've used for my card. She also created the LIFE ticket in my shaker background. I took it a step further and used the ticket shape for all the components of the card.
Image: Tiddly Inks - Ticket To Life colored with Copics
Sentiment: Modified the ticket image in Photoshop to add MM's quote
Papers: Red Cardstock and Bitty Background Paper Pad
Accessories: Buttons from Walmart; MTC and Cricut created ticket band and tickets for the shaker part
I think MM is pretty smart to have already figured out that he's a person and counts. I hope we all remember we are each important in our own right. Hope you have your ticket and a destination in mind.

14 comments:

  1. Taz, I love the look of this card. Well, I love the look of ALL of your cards. You do great work. But, most of all, I love the MM-isms. He's as clever as his DGM, who passed her "talent" to her DD, which is where he has the direct link! I'm sure you can use a lot of them, to make other cards, too.

    Ellie

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  2. Shirley this is to darn cute i love this!!!!

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  3. oh shirley i absolutely adore this card hun,its so personal and totally cute with MM's quote on it.I love the shakey bit too,thank you so much for sharing it in our challenge over on tiddly inks huge hugs Lou xxx

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  4. Aww super cute Shirley! Love the little mini tickets :)

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  5. HAHAHAHAHAHH!!! That is a FANTASTIC story Shirley!! Too hysterical!!! A gorgeous card to go along with a wonderful memory. Thanks SO much for sharing and playing along again this week at TI!

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  6. Shirley - I love this little story and the sentiment fits right on there like it's supposed to be there!! Gorgeous card - I love the tickets behind your ribbon too - nice touch! Thanks for playing with us again at Tiddly Inks!
    hugs,
    M

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  7. This card is just SUPER ADORABLE!!! I love everything about it Shirley! Great job! =D

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  8. Love the story of MM. He is one precious little man! Card is perfect too

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  9. This is sooo cute,
    Brilliant,
    H xx

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  10. Shirley, I can't tell you how much I LOVE this card. I love your shaker tickets!
    Marlena:)

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  11. This is the cutest ever! and the story is just precious! thanks for joining the Tddly Inkers this week. xxD

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  12. Really cute.. Love the tickets..

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  13. Shirley I so love your card! Love all the red! The story from MM is so adorable!
    Hugs,
    Larissa

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  14. Shirley, I already told you how much I love this card, but let me say it again. :) Love it!

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