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Friday, August 20, 2010

Back to School

Are your kids back in school yet or are you ready for them to be?  Mine started back almost 2 weeks ago and it's been great-except that my 10 yr old came home today with a stomach bug. He hadn't missed a day of school in over 2 years which is pretty good.  

So this week our list Mom, Lisa gave us the theme of Back to School.  I had received this set from Susan Liles awhile ago and had yet to ink it up.  I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it and loved how it turned out.  I love when things like that happen!!!  The set is Back to School from My Favorite Things which is now retired.




I stamped my chalkboard using Perfect Little Black Dress and used my Bitty Alpha Modern set with A Blanc Check ink.  I cut the chalkboard out and popped a little apple on it.  I colored the teacher with my Copic markers and again stamped a strip with the Alpha Modern and mounted it on a piece of Dare to be a Diva Red cardstock with a piece of Dare to be Diva Red ribbon through it (I *love* this ribbon-same on both sides-GORGEOUS to work with).  I used my new Open Scallop Border Die-Namic from My Favorite Things.  I added a Perfect Little Black Dress button with some black twine.

Hope you will check out how the rest of the blogger's participating in the challenge are ringing in their new school year here.

24 comments:

Lorie said...

This is completely adorable! Love it all!

Nikki Bond said...

Fabulous card. Love the button detail. {SMILES}

Lisa Somerville said...

How cute is that! Wonderful design, cute idea to pop up the chalkboard!

Crystal said...

OH WOW what a GREAT back to school creation!!!! LOVE this!!!

BarbaraW said...

Great back to school theme. Love that button for accent.

Ida said...

Great card Kim. Love the colors you used and the great details like the punch, ribbon and button.

GCgirl said...

Fun card--perfect for this week's challenge!

MJ said...

Very cute, you did a great job with this set. I have to say it always freaks me out these headless people, lol. I wish I had a headless teacher a few times, think of all we could have gotten away with, lol! Great layout and design.

Mary C said...

OMG Kim this is a perfect back to school card. A lot of the times when we are talking to the kids in class they look at the teacher or myself like we have no head and aren't talking to them! I love this card! Great work!

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Love your take on this theme, Kim. Great card! Beautifully done.

Tami Black said...

Wish I had the body of that teacher! Love how you created the chalkboard because it really does pop -- very cute card!

Kimberly Gajewski said...

Very cute Kim! Great layout! The chalkboard turned out wonderfully! :D

Shelly Schmidt said...

Darling card! I love the wonderful stamps and the great colors. TFS

Patti Chesky said...

Sorry to hear your son is sick! Your card is adorable!

Clara said...

Very cute card, really like the colors you used and the chalkboard on it.

Heidi Hihn said...

Great card! Love the color combo and the design! Nice work!

Linda Monroe said...

Great card - love that chaulkboard and teacher. Very clever.

Lisa Bohler said...

What a fantastic card! I love that image cause sometimes I feel like a headless teacher myself!!! Lovely job done!

Email me said...

LOL I have to agree with MaryJo. Those headless people are freaky, but it's a VERY cute card!

Kristen said...

LOVE IT!!!! This is so stinkin perfect!

Gerrie Johnnic said...

This is great, every child would luv a teacher like this! Cute set and perfect for the challenge

Marilyn SanClemente said...

Great card. I love the colors and the chalkboard.

Rachel Hope said...

Fun card! Great colors!

terisplace said...

Hi there, Kim!

What a fun card! I have that stamp set and never use it. Your card makes me want to grab it and play!

By the way, thanks for joining the impromptu blog hop!

Teri
Paper Crafts Go-to-Gal

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