A Love Story…

Earlier this month my son, Johnathan celebrated his birthday. Here he is with the cake his girlfriend surprised him with. Hard to believe this guy is 23 already, after all I’m too young!

Johnathan birthday

For those of you who have been stamping with me for a while, I’m sure this comes as no surprise to you – a VW emblem of all things. He was so excited.

Johnathan has been given many gifts, one of which is working with wood. He’s made several items for my craft room and our house over the years. You can see his work here and here. He’s also been gifted with the ability to work on mechanical things. I’ll never forget the shock on my friends face when he was 7, he took a look at her weedeatter and told her exactly what was wrong with it as soon as he tried to start it up. Darn, if he wasn’t right and fixed it for her on the spot.

Here is a photo of his latest project.

Johnathan's rail buggy

Yep, it’s a rail buggy – Johnathan loves to play in the dirt. LOL. His uncle had one when he was young and Johnathan loved riding in it – so last year he decided to build his own. In our garage!

What does this have to do with stamping you might well be asking yourself? Well for Johnathan’s birthday I gave him his first Project Life 12″ x 12″ Album, pages and card collection to create a memory book for his project. His look was priceless when I told him the name of the Project Life cards was Love Story! (But I chose this card collection since it color theme was Basic Black, Basic Gray and Whisper White – perfect for my little grease monkey.)

Johnathan Project Life (3)

And when I showed him the cards and how to use them – he totally thought that was cool.  And the best thing was he could use what ever color he wanted for his stamping – He chose Real Red to add a pop of color to his pages.

Johnathan Project Life (2)

He sat down and quickly caught up on months worth of photos that I had printed and included with his gift. We spent the afternoon together and I showed him how to use the coordinating stamp set, Day to Day to add more details to his pages. The set is great since it is photopolymer and easy to line things up. Johnathan quickly added his stamping to the cards he had already done with the stamp set.

Of course, then he wanted to know when he could print more pictures and was more than willing to turn over his phone so I could download more for him! That says a lot since he never sets his phone down. LOL!

He loves how quickly and easily he can put these pages together! And what a great way to keep the his memories of this special project of his for years to come. He couldn’t wait to show it off to Larry.

Johnathan Project Life (1)

And this is great for me – since now I can get all those pictures downloaded off the phones, printed and into books. That has become very difficult as the kids have begun using their phones instead of the camera.

Do you have boxes of photos that you need to organize? Or photos on your computer and phone that you need to print? Why not let me help? Contact me today and I can help you get started with this quick, easy and affordable way to keep your memories and photos for years to come.

Just a few more hours for the Weekly Deals

Weekly Deals April 7 2015


Stamp Set: Day to Day (135785)

Inks: Memento Tuxedo black (132708) and Real Red Classic Ink (126949)

Accessories: 12″ x 12″ Project Life Album (135292), Variety Pack 12″ x 12″ Project Life Pocket Pages (135294), Project Life Journaling Pens (135304) 

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