Saturday, January 09, 2016

Make It Monday #236: 2015 A La Carte

On Monday, Austin tested for his driver's license -- and got it!
I guess it's true: the third time is the charm. ;)
He was being all sneaky when he got back from his test --
he had his shoulders slumped and a sad look on his face 
and I thought: "Oh no, I'm going to have to be supportive about this..."
But then when I got to the room where he was going over his test
with his evaluator, he looked at me and said: "So, I passed."
I was so relieved! LOL!


Here he is in the car as we (he) drove away from the test.

I wanted to make him a card to let him know how proud I am of him.
along with my new Be Mine, Valentine stamp set:


I smooshed my background using orange zest and hawaiian shores ink.
When it was dry, I stamped the little fan, as well as the "from: your biggest fan" from
Be Mine Valentine.



The "congratulations" is from SSS's Congratulations stamp set.

Thanks for looking!

27 comments:

Marybeth said...

Congratulations to your sun,how fun! Love the card you made for him! That fan is my favorite out of the whole set!

Karen B. said...

Cute! The "air" is so neat.

Christy Q said...

Awesome card, Leigh! I love that watercolor wash you did!

Christy Q said...

Oh, and congratulations to Austin!

Jeni Jenne said...

What a great way to use this Valentine set! So creative;) Love the smooshing and color scheme! Your son is about to enter a whole new world;)

lainey said...

Leigh, what a cute and colorful card for your son! I need to smoosh more often this year!

Cecilia Hsieh said...

Congrats! My son just got his licence after a second try. There was a roadworks sign in his route the first time and he didn't slow down in time due to poor signage! Love your card!

Nora N. said...

Congratulations to your son!! I am DREADING this day for Charlotte. I have another year and I am thankful for that! I LOVE your card the you created. That fan is fantastic and I am loving the smooshing!!

Diane Jaquay said...

What a perfect card to congratulate your son for his special accomplishment!

Diana K said...

Cute, Leigh! They grow up so (too) fast. I'm amazed that Austin is driving, and I haven't even met him. You must be in shock :)

artful-notions said...

I know how proud you must be, it's one of those milestones in a child's life that's so exciting. And your card is adorable! Love the fan's 'air', and the brilliant colors!

Tara said...

Super cute card and such a nice way to recognize your sons accomplishment!

Betty Wright said...

Congratulations to your son, indeed! I just love this set with the fan! So versatile! Great background technique!

donna mikasa said...

Yay! Congrats to your son! He looks like a responsible driver.
Your card is super cute--love that fan!

Lee-Anne said...

What a sweet card to celebrate Austin's achievement! Love that fan!

Lynn said...

Way to go Austin! Love, love, love his card.

Lisa said...

That smile says it all!! Congrats Austin. Cute card mom ;)

Marcia HIll said...

What a perfect card for your son Leigh, and I just love that smile on his face! Perfect smooshing too!! :0)

samantha's cards said...

great card! hide your keys..lol!

jen said...

I love how the air looks! That fan is the cutest & you've used it perfectly! Congrats to your son!

Skrater said...

Super, super cute!

Nana Griffin said...

Love the card. It is so perfect for the occasion and congrats to your son.

Audrey Pettit said...

Awww, huge congrats to Austin!! And LOVE his card!

Deepti said...

Wowzers! this looks superb! the colors and design, amazing

Mary-Anne V said...

Fun fun...congrats to your son! Hope mom can handle the stress now! Ha! I will not be ready I can tell you that! Love the punny fan card!

Lily Wittlinger said...

so cute!

Kim S said...

A big day and a fabulous card to celebrate!! I wasn't thrilled when my older son got his license but it's absolutely a blessing (just like you pointed out in a later post). That son is an old soul and very, very law-abiding. My younger son has his learner's now and and I'm scared to death. He's my irresponsible, unfocused, slightly wild child - not looking forward to his driving at all!