Monday, August 22, 2016

Happy First Day of School

Happy Monday!

I found a little crafty time with a break from the books to get another card ready for the beginning of school. My little man will have a few cards to give to his teachers.  Hard to believe they will be back in one week. I know many have already started back. I feel like I didn't get much of a summer break and most importantly, I missed being able to do a lot with the short stack this summer.
 I used stamps and dies from My Creative Time. I took a length of Cranberry Trendy Twine and wrapped it around the prepped banner piece and tied in a double bow.  All papers were odds and ends from previous makes, but I can assure you I will have these papers for years to come...I bought this school stack a couple of years ago, and I feel like I have not made a dent in my pile. As my son is getting older, I doubt I will be making many school projects past this year. {Enter very sad face}
Inspiration was found with this weeks Retro Sketches layout.
I am also sharing at Jo's Scrap Shack - Anything Goes.
I hope you have a fabulous week!

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!