Tuesday, August 18, 2009


So today I was just going to show you a little something I made for my son and his new backpack. It isn't anything special but my son seems to like it. I didn't have much room to work with because the piece of paper had to fit within a small window that was on the back of my son's backpack.

I looked through all my stamps (which, admittedly aren't very many) and gave him all the options I thought would work for him. First he was interested in the OCL peanut (elephant) stamp because he really likes elephants. And then I showed him the Billy stamp from Pink Cat Studio's. I wanted him to see ALL of the stamps I picked out so he can decide from there instead of just picking the first one and then being upset that he didn't get one he really wanted.

I gave him all the options that dress up Billy has and he finally settled on the crown and scepter. That totally surprised me because I never expected him to pick that one. The Indian or the Firefighter, maybe, but not the crown. He did mentioned the firefighter but I told him you might not be able to see all of the jacket or the boots and he didn't like that idea. So he settled on the crown and I got to work. I let him pick the colors and everything. After all, it was going to be on his backpack and I felt he should have total control over what it looked like.

Unfortunately I had to write the information because I do not have any nifty alphabet sets that would work for this small space. I guess I really do need to get either the justrite stamps or the mini alphabet set from Papertrey Ink. I will be looking into that now for sure.

I have decided to include some pictures of my son from the first day of school as well. If you don't care to see than go ahead and skip it.

Thanks for stopping by!!!



resmith said...

this is a cute tag for his backpack. Too bad we didn't live closer because I have some Justrite and the PTI stamp set.
I really like the first pic of Cody.

Lorie said...

Great tag for your son! How cute it is when the backpack is almost as big as the kiddo. :o)

Crafty Num Nums said...

I love it. I was laughing so hard when I saw the pic from the side, and I was saying that his backpack is half the size of him, sooo cute :) The pic with his foot on the bench, priceless!!!