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Thursday, August 6, 2009

My Favorite Bookworm


I was lucky enough to pick up one of MFT's latest and greatest sets, I {heart}Books, at CHA last week. I think this little girl is the sweetest, all involved in her latest great read. She reminds me of my now 16 year old daughter, Kendra. She was continually racking up Accelerated Reader points when she was in grade school, reading one novel after another. She's still a reader, but not quite as passionate as she once was...you know, all those other things that take over in the teen years (cars, jobs, friends, boys, phones, internet, yada yada yada).

I first stamped the book check-out card from SU!'s retired set, Stamp of Authenticity, in Soft Sky and then stamped my book lover on top in black, watercoloring her with reinkers and blender pen/aquabrush. The edges are sponged using PTI's vintage touch inking system as well as the rest of the card edges. In the following detail shot, I stamped the bookshelf directly above the patterned paper because it made a natural ledge. A button/ribbon cluster, scalloped edge and side notebook edge finish out the extras.


While I was typing this post, I remembered a scrapbook page I made years ago (circa 1999) of Kendra and her books...here it is, along with another shot from CHA.


It reads: "Anybody who knows Kendra knows that she loves to read books!".


Back Row: Candy Williams, Broni Holcombe, Sherry Cheever, Bev Gerard
Front Row: me, Alma de la Rosa, and Leigh O'Brien

7 comments:

Jackie Pedro said...

This is adorable, Amy! LOVE the bookshelf along the top of the card and the DP is so fun!

Great CHA pic!!

Niki Estes said...

Oh, this is so cute, Amy! I love the patterned paper, the card for checking out books behind the image, and the books stamped on the background!

broni (waterchild12) said...

I know those people!!! What a great shot. I'm gonna lift it from you, if that's ok! Wasn't CHA the best!?
Your bookworm card is precious and I love seeing your Kendra page!

Jenn Embry said...

Super cute card! I love, love, love it! My girls are bookworms too, just like me. LOL

carole (TruCarMa) said...

Awww... this is so SWEET! And I LOVE that check out card behind the main image. You're so clever!

Amy Sheffer said...

Amy, Amy, AMY!! Your card is INCREDIBLE!! Love the library card! Great photo, too!

Lori Craig said...

Why didn't I pick this set up at CHA? Darling, darling, darling card, Amy.

It was such a thrill to meet you. I only wish we would have had more time together. I can't wait to come up there and see you again - hang out - and stuff. Have a wonderful weekend!

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