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Good morning! Do you guys still have books you had when you were little? I have only a few. I am an avid reader and have been since I was little. I sort of have always collected books. There's just something magical about books, I think. Always have found great comfort in reading. When I was little, I used to sit in the living room rocking chair rocking away and reading books out loud. Drove my family crazy to the point they would tell me to Be Quiet or Read To Yourself! Sadly, we have moved around so much as an adult, I have slowly over the years reduced my collection of books.
I still remember the titles of several books I used to love reading over and over. Books like:
|Blueberries for Sal by Robery McCloskey|
|Harry the Dirty Dog by Gene Zion|
|Lyle, Lyle Crocodile by Bernard Waber|
|My Big Little Golden Book About God by Jane Werrner Watson|
|Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel|
So.... my card today is in remembrance of reading Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile when I was little. Not because Lyle sailed on a ship, but because my Crocs Rule cartridge just reminds me of this book.
|Project #281 of this year|
- A2 size card 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
- CROCS RULE for croc on ship cut @ 3 1/2"
- Background pink stripe paper from My Mind's Eye Lost & Found paper pack (Hobby Lobby)
- ELEGANT EDGES used for background shape p. 51 cut @ 3 1/2"
- Anchor Charm by Charm Me was on sale at Hobby Lobby for 25 cents - adhered here with a metal, silver tiny brad from Joann's
- Twine by Doodle Twine (Doodlebug Design, Inc) from Hobby Lobby - I just love these bold, bright colors!
- CARDZ TV STAMPS "Ticket Talk 2" for sentiment stamped on the back of a ticket (I bought a roll of tickets from Walmart)
|CARDZ TV STAMPS "Ticket Talk 2"|
|Anchor Charm by Charm Me|
|CARDZ TV STAMPS "Ticket Talk 2"|
|My Mind's Eye Lost & Found paper pack (Hobby Lobby)|
Smiles! :) Janis
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Challenge Up Your Life - Inspired By a Book (Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile)
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awww, what a great card, created with imagination and memories, those are the best, thanks for joining us at the BBTB2 Challenge, hugsReplyDelete
Fantastic card - love the little charm attached to the boat.ReplyDelete
Thanks for joining us at DYSU this week xx
Great card I really like the colors and the added charm. It is very reflective of the books you read as a child and would make a nice cover for a story about the sea.ReplyDelete
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What a great card and a wonderful memory. Thanks for joining us at BBTB2. StephanieReplyDelete
Adorable card! I teach 1st grade and we still read Harry :) The kids love it!ReplyDelete
Fabulous card,love the scene you've created.Thanks for joining us at BBTB2.ReplyDelete
I love it! Crocs rule is SO cute, wish I had it.ReplyDelete
Janis, this is such a cute card! Love the string used over the waves. Great color palette! Thanks for joining us at Art Impressions this week!ReplyDelete
This is just fabulous! Just love it! Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.ReplyDelete
Awesome take on the challenge..good luck...and thanks for joining us at Clear it out TuesdayReplyDelete
What a fun and super cute card! I love that ship and the croc. Too cute! I love how you used the twine for your water, looks so awesome. Great take on the BBTB2 water challenge! Thanks for joining us at BBTB2 ;-)ReplyDelete
What an awesome job you did on this adorable card. I love all these books. That is why I loved teaching first grade for 33 years. I love Lyle. thanks for joining us for the BTB2 Water challenge.ReplyDelete
Hi Janis, what for a great and wundful card you made... I don't know this storie, but I think my kids would like this book too... Thanks so much for playing with CUYL and best luck ;O) hugs UteReplyDelete
This is wonderful. Love the anchor charm. My mom read to us every day. I think my sister became a elementary teacher because of the joy she got from reading. Bev can quote lots of the stories we read as children. I had the room for our childhood books. Bev reads to her kids in school daily. They too become avid readers.ReplyDelete
BTW, how did you like Sue Grafton's work? I have everything through M in paperback. Lost track and found another author to follow after M. Also, was not going to purchase hardbacks.
Our wonderful memories keep us in line, and I took remember the childhood books that were so much a part of my life. Your card for the BBTB2 water challenge is great. Thanks for sharing with us.ReplyDelete
Great masculine card!! Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up. Hugs, JoanReplyDelete
What a 'snappy' card! Thanks for joining us this week at Delightful Challenges for our "For the Boys" Challenge hugs Susan xReplyDelete
TOO TOO CUTE! Now I've just got to get Crocs Rule! thanks so much for joining us at BBTB2. xxDReplyDelete
Such a cute card, Janis. I have to tell you, I've read all the books a million times. I love how you used Crocs Rule to depict Lyle. Great job!ReplyDelete
Such a great masculine card.I just loved it.Thanks for joining us at DYSU this week.ReplyDelete
So beautiful card!! Thanks for joining us at Art Impressions-challengeReplyDelete
This is just a fabulous project and absolutely great take on the challenge. Thanks for joining us at BBTB2.ReplyDelete
So cute! What a fun and creative card. Thanks for sharing your creativity with us at BBTB2!ReplyDelete
Oh how adorable!! I love your little sailor gator and what wonderful use of the twine. Super-cute card!!! Thank you for sharing with us at BBTB2.ReplyDelete
Great project, thank you for joining us at CRAFT Challenge this week and good luck! Don't forget to check back with us again on Thursday for our new challenge and to check if you have won or made our Top3.ReplyDelete
Don't miss out on the regular freebies at Trimgym's Digistamps and Images and the current challenge there. Hope to see you there as well!
Super cute card, perfect for our challenge :)ReplyDelete
Thanks for joining us at Paper Play
hugs Mandy xx
Your card is absolutely gorgeous, I love the crocodile :D Fantastsic project!ReplyDelete
Thanks for playing with us at Challenge up your life!