Saturday, August 16, 2014

My Little Helper's Card #2

Hi!  I'm back to share another card my three-year-old son made for my mom.  (We're linking it up to the Simon Says...Summer Vacation Kid's Challenge.)  When we set out to make this card, I suggested that maybe we should use pink because that is Grandma's favorite color, but he didn't agree.  He said, "No, green.  She likes green like me."  I had card bases in green already, so I pulled one out.  Remember how much fun he had cutting when he made this card?  Well, he wanted to do some more, so we got more paper out, and he went to town again using a different pair of decorative edge scissors.  After he glued a piece on, I asked him what we should put on the card, and he said a turtle.  I was grateful I had one.  When we got the turtle stamp out, he saw the balloons in the set and decided he wanted them, too.  He inked everything up and stamped it on by himself.  His favorite part, though, was spritzing the water to clean the stamps.  Let's just say that more than the stamps got wet. :)  I did choose the pink paper (my mom really loves pink), but he punched out the butterflies, and then much to his delight I let him put them through the Xyron machine.  He LOVES that thing!  Then he stuck the butterflies on to finish off his card.  I asked him to show me his card, so I could take a picture of it, and this was his pose.
He decorated the inside, too, and I wrote exactly what he said about it.  Don't you love his chubby little fingers in the bottom corner?  
I'm not sure where the tornado thing came from, but I do know why he commented about writing an email.  Earlier this morning he found a calculator.  He immediately started pushing buttons and said he was sending messages.  My family lives on the other side of the country, so he's familiar with having to communicate with them through a variety of electronic mediums.  Here he is typing "We love you" to my mom. :) 
And I'm happy to say that as soon as he finished his card, we put it in an envelope and took it to the mailbox, and my mom was thrilled when she got it.  And he was thrilled when he got a special thank you call from Grandma. :) 


  1. another gorgeous card and I am sure your Grandma will cherish this :-)

    Lindsey, he is such a sweete, so cute :-) Lovely photo's too :-)

    thanks for joining in with the Simon Says Summer Vacation Kid’s Challenge on the Wednesday Challenge Blog and good luck with the prize draw :-)
    Lols x x x

  2. So cute, I wonder where he got his talent from *wink* mom!!!!

  3. Another fun and creative scene from your sweet son, Lindsay ... great photo's and I loved reading about his process! P'raps he has a future in IT! Anita :)

  4. Oh that is so stinking hearing their thoughts and watching them grow. I'm sure your mom will cherish this card for a long time..and those chubby fingers melt my heart!

  5. this post Lindsey♡
    Such a cutie the green card with pops of is my favorite color too:)

  6. So very sweet , love those chubby fingers for sure!!!

  7. Your son definitely has your artsy genes! I can see why Grandma loved her card--the color combo is awesome! And I love the photo of him "texting"--so cute!!

  8. What a fabulous card, I love your balloons and tortoise - your pink butterflies are beautiful and I bet Grandma will love it !!!

    Thanks so much for joining us with the Simon Says Stamp Childrens Summer Vacation Challenge
    Heather xx

  9. Darling post Lindsey! I love that Luke wanted a turtle and green.....I know he melted your moms heart when she received this,and put a huge smile on her face. Please tell Luke I love his card with the turtle.

  10. Oh how sweet is this card! I love it! He did a fabulous job!! I love the "tornado"! LOL I'm sure Grandma loved it!! So sweet!!

    Thank you very much for joining us for the Summer Vacation Kid's Challenge at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!


  11. Awwww...! How sweet is this???!!! He really made a special card. It's just darling. I can tell you that as a grandma, I would treasure this all my days. And he's texting "love" to grandma too. You're raising him right! Three is such a fun age. Tell him another grandma liked his card very much. Bev

  12. This is so sweet! I love that he sends messages with his little calculator! Too cute! Love the tornado, too...haha!

  13. What a sweet, fabulous card, I bet Grandma was pleased.
    Thank you for joining us at Simon says Stamp Children'sChallenge.

  14. What a blessing for Grandma Janice! And thank you for more fat sausage eatable fingers!! Hugs, Darnell