I Love You To the Moon!

Say it's only a paper moon sailing over a cardboard sea.
But it wouldn't be make believe if you believed in me.
        ~ It's Only a Paper Moon, lyrics by by E. Y. Harburg and Billy Rose (1933)


October Afternoon Rocket Age Stamp


Tomorrow's a big, big day for some little people. I remember when we dropped our boy and girl off for their first day of Kindergarten. We took them to their desks and then their teachers told us we had to leave. Oh my! Yeah, and dropping them off at college wasn't any easier. The world just got bigger and they seemed  smaller. What?! Leave my babies to tackle this big world without me?! But they did, and they do, and they make me proud every day.

To infinity and beyond . . .


Catered Crop Recipe


I made this for the latest Ribbon Carousel Challenge #17, which is all about the ribbon (always) and going Back to School. I hope you crazy-busy Moms and Dads have time to play with us this week between all those back-to-school conferences and piles and piles of paper you have to sign for the new year. 

While you're checking out the challenge, you can get the answer to this riddle: "How did the little ribbons get to school?" Well, don't twine about it, get all hot and thready about, or says it's gross(grain) . . . just roll over to the Ribbon Carousel Challenge – I hear a $10 gift certificate is up for grabs (and certainly something more appealing than my bad puns).

In the spirit of the collage/mix-media project that is our inspiration for the Catered Crop Follow-the-Recipe #19, I used lots of different mediums. I layered the round orbit on top of a round chip board piece and edged it with some Distress Stickles to make the stars glittlery and sparkly. Some clear glaze (Crystal Effects) over the little rocket and radar gun toys was to mimic the plastic and metal look of the toys.

Here's the rest of my recipe:

  • Stamps – October Afternoon Rocket Age, My Favorite Things You Move Me
  • Paper – Kraft, Neenah, Stampin' Up! card stock, October Afternoon Rocket Age
  • Color Mediums – Memento Ink, Copics, Stampin' Up! Stamping Pastels
  • Embellishments – Stampin' Up! Mini Library Clip, Baker's Twine
  • Misc. – Bazzill Chip Board, Crystal Effects, Ranger Stickles, Modge Podge
  • Tools – Nestabilities, My Favorite Things You Move Me die
  • Challenges – October Afternoon (one clip, one little boy, and one tag); Card Patterns Sketch 129


October Afternoon Rocket Age Copics


Good luck tomorrow, every one, big and small.




[Edited to Add – Boy am I a goof. Apparently I need to go back to school myself. Not only did I forget to give you the Copics in my original post, but I also forgot to add the most critical ingredient of my card – a ribbon. And! I posted a day early. So, I added some twine and did another photoshoot. Oh dear. It's not even a full moon. Maybe there's a lunar eclipse out there somewhere in the universe I can blame this on.]


Sweet Comments

  1. Adorable card, Linda! :)

  2. Love the space-age, retro-vibe with some of the patterns and the time card in the background! Cute touch with the baker’s twine, as well!

  3. I just LOVE this card! The off-set circles really do elicit the feel of planets and your coloring and paper piecing is perfect! Love IT!

  4. Adorable card! Perfect for a boy

  5. What a fun card–LOVE the paper! I love the theme and I love the layering! FABBBBBBY job:)

  6. This is super cute. I just love this line.

  7. This is WAY too cute!!

  8. I LOVE this card! The saying reminds me of the book, “Guess how much I love you” with the cute rabbits!
    ..well I’m off to follow your blog – great work! :)

  9. just saw your gorgeous card on the October Afternoon blog and had to stop by and tell you how much I adore it! Love how you made the OA papers shine even more by using your Copics! Awesome!