Saturday, February 16, 2013

A Book Mark for a Grown Up Boy

David, my son, is 17. He considers himself grown and he IS very manly. He even has a beard and moustache. So I couldn't do a boyish book mark for him. It had to be something he'd appreciate and use.

So I created it, gave it to him and here's what he said...

" Oh Mom this is awesome! Love the old owl on top of the books, makes me want to read right now. And the clock at the top just sets the whole thing off! You're right reading is my solace. Books are just so comforting. I love you Mom! Thanks for making this for me."

Such emotional creatures men! Stop already you're making me blush! Cool right? It's such a warm feeling inside when your kids GET IT.

















Image is from the Graphics Fairy
Embossing is Cuttlebug Script
















A purple book mark for a guy you ask? Why yes...it's his favorite color.






































In this pic I washed out the background so you could see the owl a bit better. I used my usual Prisma colored pencil technique that you can read about here (I had a cheap camera then so the quality of photos isn't nearly as good as they are now. maybe I should do another one.). I am really happy with how the shading turned out on this.  

So would you like to hear how the conversation really went?

Me..."I made this for you, hope you like it."
David..."Cool."
BIG PAUSE
David..."The clock doesn't work"
Me..."Smart ass...You're welcome"
David..."Ya Thanks"

Boys! Such minions of words and emotion. 

Love ya,
~Deb~


22 comments:

  1. Bwaahahahaha !!! ROFLMAO !!! Oh, that just about sums men up doesn't it LoL AWESOME bookmark and I really wish it had been the 1st conversation :-D
    Hugz
    IKE

    Hi... I came over from Inky Froggies :-D x

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  2. ha ha!! guys r guys!! love the clock on the top :)

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    1. Thanks Berina...I take it you know this from experience!

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  3. Debbie~You had me hook, line, & sinker. I was thinking that I wish my 2 boys had been that sweet. At 17 they were pretty smarty britches. But even the 2nd conversation was really nice! Wouldn't we all have preferred the 1st one? LOL My sons are now 35 & 31, or will be this year & we still don't have this type of communication. Men of few words. Love the bookmark!

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    1. LOL good that was my goal! Of course I read between the lines so the first conversation WAS real to me ;)

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  4. You made a great bookmark! I find it hard to create things for the men in my life! This is a perfect idea! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. You're welcome Ginger! I hope you'll stop by again for more inspiration. I love to have new people's thoughts and comments.

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  5. Gotta love them anyways right? Thanks for the laugh, it was a great way to start my day. Great bookmark too.

    Lisa

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    1. Yeah, we do still love them. Glad I could make you laugh! Big hug.

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  6. Great bookmark Deb.
    I came over from Cuddlebug cuties.
    Have a good week

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    1. Hi gran, good to see you again! I'll be hopping around tomorrow as the kids are visting today.

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  7. Great post, I loved it :) and the bookmark is amazing! The clock looks fantastic and the coloring on the owl is superb. I love it. Very pretty, err very handsome, ;)

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    1. Thanks Anna! So glad you corrected that he he he...really it's not like he reads my blog unless I make him LOL

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  8. Deb thanks for following my blog and putting your candy on it! I hope we both can help each other out learning new techniques!

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    1. I agree Ginger! This community is so great to learn from, I'm always amazed by what I see and didn't thnik of out there. It'll be a joy to have you with us.

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  9. Hi Deb, I came over from Cuddlebug Cuties link party. I really like this book mark. Your son is a lucky young man to have a mom who takes time to make something special for him.
    Best
    Angel

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    1. Thanks Angel! I think he's a lucky oung man too, but you know how teenager's are :) He doesn't think he's lucky because I have rules LOL

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  10. Very cool bookmark! But you & your son's exchange is priceless!! They're all the same!!

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    1. Thanks Patty and welcome to my blog. It's so nice to have new visitors and comments! I take it you have a son? I'm going to hop over to your blog and check out what you're doing :)

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  11. This is very creative.....very nice & cool bookmark.
    LOL your conversation was funny....made my day ;)

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    1. Glad I could make you smile :) Thanks for stopping by and hope to see you again soon!

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