School Daze

Good Morning Friends and Welcome Visitors,

Our kids start back to school today!  Whoo hooo!  Of course, by kids, I mean the neighborhood kids.  My kids are grown and gone.  This is my favorite time of year.  I love how quiet the neighborhood becomes and my days seem to slow down.  I had lots of cards to make for my little friends, so here is the first one.

I used a sketch by Paper Play Sketches:

I used Silhouette Stitched nesting rectangles and cut them out on my Cameo.   What do you think?  I think the paper looks more torn than stitched!  Oh well, my birthday is September 11th and I have heard hints that I will be getting lots of stitched dies.  Hooray crafting presents!  Love them!

Here is my take on the sketch.  Isn't she fun?  I love the sentiment "I like big books and I can not lie"  So funny!

Here is a close-up of the digital stamp.

Recipe for this card:

Sketch by Paper Play Sketches - #13
Bugaboo Stamps Big Book Girl
Colored with Copic Markers
Paper - DCWV The Grade School Stack
Tack - Simple Stories Smarty Pants
Dies - Spellbinders Nestabilities Oval
Sentiment - Die-namics Stitches Squares
Silhouette Stitched Nesting Rectangles - Silhouette Store

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Paper Play Sketches - #13
Sunny Day Crafting - Ch #11 - Always Anything Goes
PDE Linky Party - Ch #135 Bold Bright Colors
DL.Art August Linky Challenge - Anything Goes
Ellibelle's Creative Moments - Let's Color Linky Party 11
Jo's Scrap Shack - FFC #153 - Use Your Dies and Machines
C.R.A.F.T Challenge - #378 Back To School
Glitter N Sparkle Challenge #203 Back to School
Melonhedz Friends - School Rules Challenge
Scrap Creations - Back To School

Thank you so much for stopping by my friends.  I hope you have a wonderful week!



  1. Haha, that sentiment is awesome!! I literally laughed out loud reading it!! The image is adorable!! I love this my friend!! What a fun card!! Thank you so much for linking up at DL.ART!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  2. Great card! Hope your kids have a great first day! Thanks for linking up at PDE Linky Party.
    ~DT Janis

  3. Me again! Thanks for linking up at Paper Play Sketches!
    ~DT Janis

  4. Guess what?! I'm so happy you linked up at Sunny Day Crafting too. Woo-Hoo! Great combination of challenges in one card!
    ~DT Janis

  5. Very cute. Thanks for joining Glitter n Sparkle

  6. Super cute Chriss! Awesome image~she is adorable! Great paper choice to!
    Sherrie K

  7. This is so super cute Chriss- you could also enter this in the Fantabulous Cricut back to school challenge
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes August Linky Challenge. Have a blessed day
    DIANA L.

    DL.ART crinkle ribbon

  8. This is so cute!!!! I love the sentiment, and how it goes perfectly with the adorable image :) I like the effect that the die gave the paper, sort of a rough :) Thanks for playing along with us at CRAFT this week!
    Susan - DT

  9. Such a darling card! Thank you for sharing your creative talent with us at PDE Linky Party!

  10. Such a darling image! Totally cute card my friend!
    Have a wonderful day,
    Crafting with Creative M

  11. Love that you used different scraps of papers and patterns. That sentiment is too funny and goes great with the image. Thanks for joining us at Jo's Scrap Shack this week. AJ DT JSS.

  12. So cute, perfect choice of papers for this school themed card!
    Thanks so much for sharing!!

    Let's Color Linky Party
    critters & Creatures Linky Party

  13. A great creation. TFS and joining us at Jo's for Funday Friday

  14. Great card, love the following of the sketch.
    Thanks for joining us over at Glitter 'N' Sparkle, good luck. Hope to see you again.
    Jean DT XX


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