Tuesday, August 23, 2011

My First Day of School

Happy Tuesday! I am sitting here smiling while I type because the weather is so beautiful outside that I can here wonderful sounds that I haven't heard most of the summer because it has been so hot and the AC seemed to run 24 hrs.a day. I have all the windows open and it is wonderful!

It is also time for another challenge over at  Going Grey with Scrap-Creations.
This week we have a fun challenge that fits in with the time of year that it is, School Time. Another week or two and all the kids will be back at school so we would like to see a creation with that theme!

I decided to go a bit different with my school card. When I saw this Mo Manning image I thought it was cute. When I was looking through to find a school image this image kept pulling at me. We have a lot of walkers at our school and it is always the little ones that hug their moms, younger siblings and lastly their dogs before they are coaxed through the big red doors. That was the thought behind this school themed card.

 Tip to share for Tip Top Tuesday- With all of the intricate die cuts that there are now it can be very hard to get them out of the die with out using some sharp like a pin so I keep wax paper close by and when I use a die I put the wax paper (cut a bit larger than the die) between the die and my paper after I run the die through the cutting machine the cut paper comes out easily because of the wax paper behind it, hope this helps you next time.

All the ladies created some fabulous cards to inspire you this week so be sure to check out their creations!

Here are some other wonderful challenges that fit my card

Anything Goes Challenge #48-Inspired by TV/Film- Mine is Kindergarten Cop
CES Challenge #50-Banners, Bunting & Flags
Cooking It Up with Katie Challenge # 71-Die Cut A Banner with Ribbon
Crafts and Me Challenge #48-Blues or blue/greens
Crazy 4 Challenges C4C101-Bingo, Square Card, Die cuts, 2 or more DP
Digi Doodle Shop's Best Challenge #72-A Recipe, 1 Ribbon, 2 Backing Papers and 3 Buttons
Send A Smile 4 Kids Challenge-Puches and/or Die Cuts for Kids
Mo's Challenge #96-Feeling Blue
Paper Pretties Monday Challenge-Blue, Brown and Choice(Green)
Everybody Art Challenge #156-the colors brown/blue
Tip Top Tuesday Challenge #48-Masculine Card and Tip (above)
Fairy Tale Challengeblog #22-Back to School
Make It Colorful Challenge #31-Ground Your Subject

These are all fabulous challenges so be sure to stop by and play along with them.

Thank you so much for stopping by today to see what I have created. I really appreciate all the wonderful comments that you leave for me to read.

Happy Creating,


Courtney said...

This is too cute Mary!! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Penny's. Good Luck!!


Michelle Quinno said...

The weather is gorgeous, huh?!

This is adorable. It gave me a chuckle!

Bianca said...

What a amazing card! I love the image, your sentimetns and your coloration! It´s so very cute! Thank you for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge! xx Bianca

Karen Hasheck said...

Very cute card for kids! Love the image and the coloring is fantastic! Thanks for joining us at Send A Smile 4 Kids and please come back soon!

Lucianna Dilsaver said...

I just love all the extra's you have put into your card, such great details and fabulous coloring! Thanks for sharing your work with us @ Send A Smile 4 Kids :)

Denise said...

Fantastic card - lovely Mo image great sentiment.
Thanks for playing along with us at Digi Doodle Shop Challenges xx

downrightcrafty said...

beautiful creation, thank you so much for joining us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge
Hugs Kate xx
PS I have candy if you are interested :)

Alanna said...

Great card. Such an adorable image. Thanks so much for joining us at Lollipop Crafts this week.

skylife said... cute and how sad...So true - running with your best pal all summer and the school ruins it all :-)

Love it!

Thanks for joining us at DDSC

karen said...

A fabulous card,love your bunting,thanks for joining us at CES this week,Karenx

Shelby said...

Absolutely beautiful card...I love everything about it! The welcome sign is darling and the buttons perfect. Thanks for joining us at SAS4Kids and Penny's paper-crafty.

Francesca said...

Beautiful Creation

Thanks for joining us at Secret crafter Saturday challenge and good luck!


Sue said...

Hi ya
a gorgeous card, fab image & colouring, lovely papers & design, great bunting, thank you for joining us at Totally Papercrafts this week, hope to see you next time, sue,x

Sue said...

Sorry should have said CES!!! lol, sue,x

Unknown said...

Oh wow what a super cute card you made! *-* I love everything about it: The special easle shape, the embellishments and the image with your great colouring!

Thanks for joining us at Fairy tale Challenge blog!


Elaine L. said...

What a cute card you've created! I love the little story it tells, and all your details are wonderful! Glad you shared it with us in Mo's Challenge.

gina g said...

Gorgeous card in love the image and your colouring is great. Thanks for joining us at Crafts and Me this week. luv gina xx

Franz♥ said...

Stunning card, really amazing! I love the image and the cloudy background is gorgeous!

Thank you for sharing at Deep Ocean this fortnight.

Hugs! Francesca.

Iulia said...

Oh, what a beautiful card, Mary!
Love all the details and the sentiment is just so sweet!
Thanks so much for joining us this week at Mo's for our fun "blue" challenge!
HGugs, Iulia

cheryl said...

oh this is just brilliant super image and gorgeous detail bless you for playing at anything goes this week hugs cherylxxxxx

happyglitzygirl said...

This is a wonderful card, great colouring. I have this image as well. Thanks for playing with us at SAS4Kids, good luck, blessings Hilde

Lisa Minckler said...

WOW, I don't know if I should compliment you first on your gorgeous card or that gigantic list of challenges you so beautifully organized! ;) LOL Your card melted my heart and I absolutely adore it. I love when I see pets waiting for the kids after school. Almost think it would be great to let them in.
Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Top Tip Tuesday for our "masculine" challenge.
Good luck to you...
Lisa xx

Jane (Carroll's Creations) said...

Thanks for joining our "Create a Scene" challenge on SECRET CRAFTER SATURDAY CHALLENGE this week :)

Hugs Jane x

Unknown said...

Wau eine super schöne Karte einfach toll.
Danke für deine Teilnahme bei Kreative-Stempelfreunde.
LG Nicole

Anonymous said...

Great card with so many fabulous elements.Wonderfully coloured image.Thanks for joining us at DDSC.Hope to see you again next week :D
Lisa x

auntbeespickles said...

What a sweet fun card! Reminds me of Mary and her lamb. Too cute! Thanks so much for joining us over at the Send A Smile 4 Kids challenge. Good luck and I sure hope you will come back and play with us again! I loved seeing your creativity!
Hugs, Sarah

Donna said...

Oh this is lovely Mary, the colours you have used are perfect and your bunting is fab! Thanks for joining in with us at CES this week :) Donna

WeirdCat said...

This is adorable, love the design and the different elements, thank you for joining us at The Digi Doodle Shop Challenge this week
Ruth x

Anonymous said...

Stunning colors beautifully, a very nice card.
Thanks for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge.
* *Karla

Elaine Stark said...

I love this card and everything about it. A fab tip too. Thanks for joining Top Tip Tuesday. Elaine

papertrails leaver said...

This is so sweet! Great job with the image! Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments and good luck! :-) Amy

Bettina L. said...

Such a gorgeous card. Love the colours. Thanks for playing at Top Tip Tuesday and Totally Gorjuss this week and good luck. Hope to see you back for next week's challenges as well. Bettina

Helen said...

Awww...such a cute card!
Thanks for joining us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge!
Helen x

Donna said...

Aw this is so adorable, beautiful card. Thanks for joining in the Digi Doodle Shop Challenge. hugs Donna x

Pat said...

Oh Mary...this is beyond absolutely precious!! I love this little Mo image...and how perfect with this sentiment! I just LOVE this! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Mo's! Hugs.
Pat Frank

Carol L said...

What an adorable card! I love the sentiment and cute scene you've created on this card! Thanks for joining us at Stamps R Us!

Tamara Morton said...

What a gorgeous card! Thank you for joining us at Anything goes challenge blog with our TV theme challenge..

Nela said...

Totally adorable!
Thanks for playing along with us at Fairytale Challenge
xx Nela

deesdesigns said...

LOVE everything about your card - My favorite color is blue and I'm drooling over your papers! What a wonderful back to school card and your image is beautifully colored. Thanks for sharing your creativity with us Aud Sentiments!

Sue VanDeVusse said...

Sooo cute! Love all of the blues and your coloring is fantastic.

Zulma said...

Beautiful card! nice image, LOL! and great job colouring it, d/p and embellish. TFS at Lollipop Crafts.
Zulma DT

sparklygirl-Tina said...

Hi Mary

Oh this is such a lovely card and what a really cute image too!

Thanks so much for sharing with us over at Creative Inspirations and good luck.


Ails said...

Cute card, love the blues. x

Caroljenks said...

Fantastic card - I love the colours you've used and the image is perfect :)

Great tip you've left for us too - thanks :)

Thanks for joining us over at Top Tip Tuesday this week for our Masculine Challenge.
Have you made a note on your calendar so as you don't miss our Birthday Bash week after next? £100's of prizes!!!

Carol x

Milliesmarvels said...

This is gorgeous! I love the blue! It's so fresh looking. Thanks for joining us for this week's CES Challenge!

Lynne said...

Brilliant! Love it, just think its great. Thank you for joining us over at ATG this week. That image is fab. Lynne x

wannabcre8tive said...

I love your cute card and your fabulous coloring. Thanks, for joining us in the "There's Magic in the Air" challenge.

Manuela said...

This is a beautiful card. I love this cute image and colors.
Thank you for sharing and joining us at Penny's Challenges. Good Luck.

Steph said...

Such a cute card, I love the colours! Thanks for joining us at Anything Goes, hope to see you again soon! x

PokSa said...

Your card is so amazing! I love it. The image is lovely and sweet. Perfect card.
Thanks for joining us at the Fairy Tale Challenge.
xx Sandra

kreative basteltante said...

This is a beautiful card. I love this cute image and colors.

Thanks so much for joining us at Creative Stamp Friends
Hugs Manuela