Tuesday, February 18, 2014

        Monday came and went and I had no time to play in my studio!
My hub and I spent the day, a sunny,15 (brrrr) degrees,shoveling off the roof and melting the built up ice in the gutters. And this was all in anticipation for the next snowfall heading our way! Argh!!!  

       Today I decided to post a card I made last week for one of our grandsons- Calem.


        A few weeks ago we went with Calem,his Mom and Dad to the Strong National Museum of Play.  We had a ball! There are so many neat and interactive things to see and do there for kids! Well worth a membership for a family! My hub and I played PacMan and he whooped me! 
      The museum also houses an incredible collection of vintage toys and games.Read about the founder Margaret Woodbury Strong, here, an incredible woman who truly believed in the importance of PLAY!

    The card.The red and white piece along the edge is my wrist bracelet we had to wear while in the museum...
 the kitties are for-Boots-the kitty, the grands have and adore!
    This is Calem on a sculpture of "The Count" from Sesame Street-see The Count's waving arm?  In Calem's hand is a wand I made, like the one I made for him at the museum in the Wizard Hall- he carried that around waving it proudly!! made me proud too! ")
  Here is the card opened up. In the pocket to the right is some play money, some real money and a Get Out Of Jail Free card!  So, if you are wondering, Calem LOVED it! Calem pointed out the wrist band right away, and his Mom said said, when they opened the card and he saw himself- he was so happy and excited and ran to get his real wand! ")

Making the card, I used all kinds of fun mediums and trinkets.The mini glasses on the kitty are from Retro Art Cafe' Gallery. Kristen has a great assortment of goodies! Also used were, Ranger's Stickles for most of the glitteryness and Ink Essentials-Glossy Accents
  
    Heading into the studio this morning-hoping that my muse is ready to play!! 
thanks for checking in ")

7 comments:

ann said...

What a gorgeous colourful card, I bet Calem loved it :)

Annette said...

Oh have fun and I know Calem is proud of his Nana. Keep warm and have fun today. Muses get to work. xoxoxoxo

Bev said...

Wow inside so much to see and a great treasure for him to keep as a reminder of a wonderful day....

Annette said...

Yea girl I finally remembered how to add you to my blog roll. LOL sometimes it just takes me a while. xooxoxox

JackieP Neal said...

Omgosh everyone! Thanks so much for your wonderful comments! and all from such wonderfully gifted artists yourselves! love and hugs to you! xo

Darlene K Campbell said...

See you can't buy a card like that from Hallmark. Awesome card and I got a real picture of who Calem is.

Anonymous said...

I WANT ONE....Of me Of course!!!! Ya Know the prettiest one....Ha ha ha..