Monday, August 15, 2016

Welcome Back

Don't fall off your chair if you happen to stumble upon a post by me. It is true, it really is me... After a long long lag in blogging, I have something to share today. (If anyone will read this post)

I am halfway through my schooling and spent the first part of summer preparing for State Boards for my first course. I have taken and passed, and now I am moving on to the second phase of school. It's intense and leaves for little time for anything else past family. So I apologize that I have not left love on all your lovely work lately.

My kiddo will be starting school soon, so I took a much needed brain break and got creative. Something simple, but it did feel good to get inky again.

Have a look!
I used a combination of stamps. Mint Motif's School Basics (A retired set and company) was used to make the handwriting background, and the apple is from that set as well. I used a Back to School set by My Creative Time. I made the entire card with scraps from previous makes.  I am pretty sure I will have this school themed paper to make projects for my great grand-kids. It is never ending:)  I took a length of awesome Cherry Latte Trendy Twine and wrapped it around the card front and tied in a double bow. The absolute best twine EVAH! :)

Motivation was inspired with this week's Freshly Made Sketches Challenge!

I am also joining Jo's Scrap Shack - Recycled Scraps.

I am off to class with a commute ahead of me this morning. Thank you for stopping by...

Have a Marvelous Monday!


Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Glad to hear school is going so well for you!!! Congrats on passing your boards! Loveeeee your card! LOVING the apple!!!!!!!!!!

Kim S said...

Wow - March to August - you have taken a long break (school definitely gets in the way!), but I'm honored that you when you came back you came to Freshly Made Sketches!! Such a sweet card for back to school. Love the circle with the handwriting and the little apple. Thank you for playing along with us at FMS.

Beth F. said...

I am glad to see you crafting again, Tammy! Your card is adorable and I know your son will enjoy it. Good luck with your schooling!

Lisa said...

Hello my friend!! Huge congratulations on passing your State Boards!! Good luck with the second phase of school!! Your card is fabulous!! I love the design and that yummy apple!! It's beautiful!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

A Mermaid's Crafts

Cindy Hall said...

I just love your combination of DSPs; they all have relevance to the theme and that's awesome! So many great details as well as cheery and fun colors. Really great card. Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!

Sherrie K. said...

Hello Tammy! Congrats on passing your boards! I hope your second phase goes well for you to!
Your card is darling! Fun papers and cute design! Love the yummy, sparkly apple!
Have a great day!
Sherrie K

Lisa Elton said...

Hey you!! It HAS been a while, but it was worth the wait. This is a darling card. Lots of cute back to school layers! Speaking of school, happy to hear you are doing well!! Congrats on passing the boards!

Helen said...

Very cute!! Glad you got to have some creative time :)

Lynette Jacobs said...

Welcome back. I am sure that you missed your creative therapy. Your card is very pretty x

Sue Lelli said...

CONGRATS! I've missed you! Cute card!

Tina Campbell said...

Super cute card :) Coloring is fantastic and love the little details and textures. Thanks for playing along with us over at Jo's Scrap Shack-Funday Friday Challenges
Tina (DT)

Migdalia said...

Welcome back Tammy!! Missed you!!Congrats to you as well!!
Super DUPER cute!
Have a wonderful day,
Crafting with Creative M

Audrey Pettit said...

Congratulations on completing the first half of your schooling, Tammy! Great news, and good luck going forward! LOVE your card! Perfect take on that sketch, and such a perfect look for back to school. I adore that little shiny apple layered with the scalloped circle!