10.17.2018

RSG: We're going to 1978!



Hi friends!   

It's the year 1978!

 Laverne and Shirley and Happy Days are top shows on TV,
 John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John - You're the One That I Want
 is the top song in June and the #1 movie ~
  Superman: The Movie!

 

 Although I was very young during that year and had just moved to Europe
for the first time with our military family,
it was a fabulous year.

Living in Europe was quite different than living in the USA then ~
before computers and cellphones and instant social media!
Most of the music and tv shows and movies - at that time - 
were months, sometimes a year behind what everyone had in the USA.
But, I did a little research because the RSG card group - 
that would be Barb, Jeanette and I - 
needed to go back to 1978  for Jeanette's theme this month.
This is (part of) what she said ↓

My Ready, Set, Go! Challenge for October is going to require a little research
 on your part.  I want you to search for facts/trivia/etc. from the year 1978
 and then to take something you discover about that year 
and use it in some way on the card you make.

I chose Superman ~ The Movie!

The most expensive film made up to that point with a budget of $55 million, Superman was released in December 1978 starring Christopher Reeve as Superman based on the DC Comics character of the same name. It follows Superman's origin, including his infancy as Kal-El of Krypton and his youthful years in the rural town of Smallville.  Disguised as newspaper reporter, Clark Kent, he adopts a mild-mannered disposition in Metropolis 
and develops a romance with Lois Lane and battles the villainous Lex Luthor.



First, I love, love LOOOOOOOOOOOVE My Favorite Things stamps!
In fact, most of my stamp collection is MFT :)
I was even SO VERY LUCKY to finally make it to
  the Brick and Mortar store in Eustis, Florida ♥
Bucket list moment - check!

The reason I chose Superman ~ The Movie is to make a card for my son.
He's such a joy and a beautiful miracle in our lives.
Recently, he was one of the few selected for a prestigious school trip
to New York City!
Just 10 children were chosen from his grade/academy and its. a. big. deal!
He had to write and present an essay that he wrote himself,
turn it in to administration and wait.
And he was chosen!
We didnt' get to see it (and I WISH I could see what it said)
and we are so proud of this kid :)

This was the card I made for him ~
He does love his mama's cards and always has the sweetest compliments ♥
I actually used 3 of my stamp sets - combining them - 
to create this card!

You know what they say ...... it takes a villiage :)
  I used Birdie Brown 1. Super Boy for the main image, colored and die cut ..
2. The 'cityscape' from You're Super and the matching dies 
and 3. Pure Innocence Woof You so I could add his dog, Buddy, on there ♥






For the sentiment, I heat embossed the sentiment from You're Super
to match the reason I was giving my son the card :)



Thanks for stopping by today!

Big hugs, bigger blessings ♥
~Kelly


13 comments:

  1. Super “Superman” card! I love the sky with the cityscape in the background. Very cute.

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  2. Love, Love, LOVE this!!!! I love the design and I am so happy that you got to the MFT store. Creative Pals and MFT in the same year--WOW! I love that you added Buddy too! Great Job on 1978!

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  3. Super cute card Kelly!! Love the scene you've made combining the sets!! :)

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  4. beautiful and great card Kelly
    Gr Karin

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  5. Love how you've combined the various stamp sets to create your gorgeous card! Love it!

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  6. He is adorable, as I imagine your son is too Kelly! Love the design and the background. A gorgeous card. Big hugs ad blessings, Carol S.xxxx

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  7. Big congrats to your boy! How exciting. And the card is perfect for the occasion. So great that you added his pup. And I was a big fan of superman, lavern and shirley, and the Fonz.

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  8. Wow!!! BIGGEST CONGRATS to your Super Son, Kelly!!! :D You have surely to be so proud of him, such amazing boy!!! Certainly he will love your fabulous card!! Your stamp is adorable and you made a fab design for him!
    ...At 1978 I was sixteen, I remember well Supeman :) :D
    Big hugs!!

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  9. Fabulous work Kelly - from the background cityscape to the bright little Superman and his doggy pal. I bet your son just loved this and big congratulations to him on this achievement!

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  10. Awesome card, Kelly! What an honor for your son. A special card for a special kid. Love the challenge and it's amazing what all three of you came up with. Really a cute idea.

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  11. I love the youthful innocence that shines through all of the MFT images. I can understand why you would have collected so many.

    What a perfect card for your little man. I know your heart is filled with pride by all the amazing things he has accomplished. This latest achievement will bring with it a lifetime of remarkable memories!! "There ain't know stoppin' him now!" Congratulations, momma bear!!

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  12. CONGRATULATIONS to your son! What an honor... for an amazing young man!

    And kudos on making him an adorable card!

    I giggled that both you and Barb mentioned TV shows in your RSG posts... and that you were both inspired by creative arts. Great minds think alike!

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  13. Love it!
    so adorable!

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