Thursday 18 August 2016

Back to School Mini Series | Part 1

Hi everyone, thank you for stopping by. I hope you are having a great day.

Wow! It has been a crazy long time since I posted. Like a whole month, and while I'm sorry I haven't put up anything new, I'm not sorry about how I have been spending my time. Summer is one of those times in my house when all plans and scheduling just go straight out the window.

We had some crazy vacation time, with my youngest going all the way to Thunder Bay with the Grandparents for 12 days. Her first time on the plane, first time on a boat, first time fishing (she caught four!), first time eating what she caught -- she thought that was just about the best thing ever.
My oldest daughter went with her Dad to Regina for a memorial and camping for 10 days.
I went to Kelowna to spend some time with my Aunt and then that got extended because my hubby and son decided to come out for the August long weekend so I got some extra days in the sun. I gotta say, coming back to Calgary and having to deal with the rain and crappy weather was the least fun ever.

Then my Mom and sister and I headed out to Revelstoke to take on the new Pipe coaster on the mountain for Mom's birthday. So it has been super non-stop.

Anyway! Let's just jump right into the first card in my newest mini series; Back to School! It really is the most wonderful time of year. I love all the new shiny stuff you get to have. Everything just feels so fresh.

That being said I wanted to do something that was clean and simple but just *screamed* back to school.

To begin, I stamped the apple and pencil images from MFT's "Class Act" stamp set around the boarder of the card. I then stamped the Teacher from CTMH's "Teacher Appreciation D1612".

I coloured the images in with Copics and used clear Wink of Stella on the silver part of the pencils. It occurs to me that it may be helpful if I listed the Copics I used in the image. If that is the case, pop me a comment below so I can start including them, but if no one is interested I won't take the time to do that. Just let me know!

I die cut the "hello" using Lawn Fawn's scripty hello die. I chose a green cardstock that matched the apple leaf as closely as possible just to tie the card together a bit more. I then used that same cardstock as a boarder piece and then mounted the lot on a standard A2 sized greeting card.

I was so pleased with how much it looked like the old school (get it?) bulletin boards that the teachers used to decorate when I was in elementary. Do they still do that? I'll have to look at my daughter's school when she goes back (IN ABOUT TWO WEEKS!!!).

I hope you like today's card and are inspired to create something of your own. Don't forget to follow me over on the right so you won't miss future posts! Toss me a line in the comments section below and let me know what you think. I'd love to hear from you!

This card is for:
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge:
Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog

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