Wednesday, August 22, 2012

School's back in session. YEA!!!!!!

I'm so excited.  This is the second best time of the year.  The only thing that can beat it is Christmas.  So what time of year is so great? 


The kids are in school again.  I thought I wasn't going to make it through the summer.  I have my nieces all day every day and they are quite a handful.  Always bored even though they have more toys than any child I have ever seen along with a backyard full of equipment and a pool.  They have kept me quite busy all summer.  I decided to celebrate my first day off sleeping and my second making this card to commemorate the occasion.

This lovely image and the school paper come from The Paper Shelter.  They have so many cute little kids.  I colored her with Whisper Strokes, Stampin' Up and Copic markers.  I know that is a weird combo but I am trying to go to alcohol markers and off of watercolors.  They just work so nicely.  I added some Stickles by Ranger on her purse and her glasses.  I also added Glossy Accents to give the glasses the glass look.  The sketch is from Hanna and Friends.  

The remaining papers come from Bazzill, The Paper Co., and my stash.  I used a word stamp inked with Tim Holtz Distress Ink for the background paper. I got the stamp at Achiever's but can't remember who the stamp comes from.  The sentiment is something I did on Word and used a little Tim Holtz there as well.    The die cut is Spellbinders and the floral comes from Petaloo.  Finally, the ribbon is Darice.  

I am entering into the following challenges:

The Paper Shelter #78 - Anything goes
One Stitch at a Time #127 - Back to school
Robyn's Fetish #121 - Use a digi
The Crafty Pad #184 - Back to school with primary colors
Craft Your Passion #124 - Use three of something
Marker Pop #5 - Back to school
Inky Impressions - Back to school
Simon Says Stamp and Show - Back to school

Thank you for visiting me today.  I hope you enjoyed your stay.


Tonya said...

Robin, this is darling. Great image and coloring. Thank you for joining us this week for the Inky Impressions challenge. Good luck and I hope you will join us again soon.

Cathy Clouston said...

What a great card, and I love that you combined marker types - I never thought to use my alcohol markers with my Stampin' Up ones. It would certainly increase my colour palette until I can increase my alcohol marker collection. Thanks for the tip! Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion this week! :)

ScrappyAndrea said...

Beautiful card! Love the image!
Thanks for playing with us at Hanna & Friends!
xxx Andrea

Terry said...

Thank you for sharing your card with the DT from Simon Says STamp and Show, love the colors and the image is just fabulously colored, thank you for sharing, hugs terry xxxx

Sue Nicholson said...

Beautiful card, lovley colouring. Thanks for joining us at Royn's Fetish Use a Digi Challenge, good luck, cheers Sue xx

Nikki Byrne said...

Wonderful image and great back to school card! Thank you for sharing it with us at OSAAT this week. Good luck. Hugs


Thrifty Finn said...

Nice card! Thank you for joining Craft Your Passion!

Dilyana said...

Adorable card :-) I love this Paper Shelter image especially with the school knocking on the door :-) Thank you so much for joining us at Card Mania Challenges and I'd love to see you again :-)


Kerry said...

Great card, beautiful image. Thanks for joining us at Inky Impressions.

Rica said...

A fabulous card, a gre at design and colours, your image is adorable such great colouring.

Heather xx
Thanks so much for joining us the Simon Says Stamp challenge

Marie said...

A very lovely card. Thanks for joining us over at the Paper Shelter for our anything goes challenge.
Love n hugs

Kim Kelley said...

So cute! And I am in the same boat...YEA for back to school! LOL Wonderful coloring! HUGS

Shelby said...

Glad you survived summer and I know what you mean by not sure if you're going to make it:)!! Love the use of the bold primary colors and your coloring looks wonderful.


Hazel said...

Hi Robin

Beautiful card - the kids are going back to school here on 3 September so can't wait for that.

A big thank you for dropping by to see me and leaving me some lovely comments.

I hope you have a great weekend.

Take care


Hazel xx

aqualeiga said...

I know what you mean, although we still have about 10 days holiday left!!!

Love your card, greatto see you join us at THE CRAFTY PAD, thanks so much for playing along.

Hugs, Ali x

Made by Mandy said...

This is a lovely bright card Robin and the image is perfect for a studious school girl :)

Many thanks for joining in with our Back To School challenge over at OSAAT & hope to see you back again soon.

Mandy (DT member for OSAAT)

downrightcrafty said...

she is on a mission this year in school, love the colouring and great primary colours too
Hugs Kate xx

Tracey said...

This is gorgeous :)
Thank you for joining us at The Paper Shelter & Good Luck!

Carrie Robinson said...

How super cute is this gal???? fab card - Thanks for going back to school with us at Inky Impressions this week xxx

Lisa said...

What a beautiful card!! I love the adorable image and the background papers are so pretty!! Thanks so much for entering my giveaway and posting it on your sidebar...I appreciate it!! I'm happy to be a new follower :)

A Mermaid's Crafts

Carol said...

This is gorgeous Robin, love the image. Carol x

thescrapmaster said...

GREAT card! Thanks so much for playing along with us at! I hope you join us again this week :)