Friday, August 24, 2012

Meeting My Teacher

Hello and Happy Friday!!! I can not believe that it is almost September. The weather this week has been beautiful. I have been walking for miles everyday and enjoyed every step. I would much rather be outside walking than on a tredmill and this wonderful weather has been an added bonus.

This week the challenge over at Going Grey with Scrap-Creations is "Back To School". I am late posting this card I created. There is  still plenty of time for you to come play with us. I am sure back to school is on a lot of minds these days. For me it means back to work for me. My family looks at it differently. They aren't looking forward to having the buses on the roads again stopping at almost every other house. They walked to the end of the street to get the bus when they were young, to hear them talk they walked a mile unlike the kids now, hehe.

I decided that this digi from MayzyArt would be the perfect with this great school 8x8 paper pack for $5.00 that I found at Michaels. It was a great deal on clearance and the pack was loaded with lots of sheets. It afforded me the luxury of cutting up some of the sheets for the apple, busses, pencils, the popped up parts of 2nd grade and the letter strip at the top. I can't remember the last time I cut so much out!

Here are some other fantastic challenges that fit my card

Aud Sentiments Challenge #61-Numbers Up!
Avadares Challenge #2-Anything for August
Bearly Mine Challenge #49-Anything Goes
Stamp n' Doodle Aug. 22 Challenge-Lots of Layers
Card Makin' Mamas Challenge-A New Challenge, mine is a new style all paper and very little other embellishments (not typical for me ever)
Craft Your Days Away Challenge #52-Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion Challenge #124-Power of 3, pearls
Crop Stop Challenge #86-Back to School
Divas By Design Challenge #49-Anything Goes
Fashionista Challenge #6-Card for a child
Forever Friends Challenge #43-Anything Goes
Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge #70-Back to School
Inky Impressions Challenge IIC#73-Back to School
Lexi's Creations Challenge #72-Back to School or College
Lollipop Crafts Challenge #87-Anything Goes
Made Especially For You Challenge-Use 3 Pearls
My Sheri Crafts Challenge #92-Back to School
Paper Crafting Journey Challenge-Anything Goes
Paper Pretties Monday Challenge PPMC53-Cards for kids
Platypus Creek Digitals Challenge #13-Back to School
Raise The Bar August Challenge-Back to School
Simon Says Stamp Challenge-Simon says...Back to School
Simply Create Too Challenge #20-Back to School
Stamptacular Sunday Challenge #176-Let's Here It For The Girls!
The Crafty Pad Challenge #184-To "Die" For
The Crazy Challenge #127-Anything Goes
Card Caravan Challenge #24-Paper Piecing
The Cutie Pie Challenge #35-Borders and frames
The Paper Shelter Challenge #78-Anything Goes
Whimsy Stamps Challenge #50-Lots of Layers
Mad For Markers August Challenge-Anything Goes
     Markers Used  Hair-E21,E34,E25,YR21 Skin-Eo00,R11,R20  Eyes-B02
       Shoes R35,R37,C05,Y15 Chalkboard- C07, C04, E21, E35, B95 Globe-B21, B41, G21,G14
        Book-B03, YR21,YR24

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

Thank you for stopping by today to see what I created. I really appreciate all the wonderful comments that you leave for me to read. They really make my day!

Happy Creating,


Chana Malkah said...

Hi, Mary! I love your card. It is beautifully colored and your composition is great! I would love to see this card in our challenge at
It is also perfect for the Back to school challenge at

Chana, DT Coordinator, JDE
and DT, Grettings Challenge, The Outlawz

Chana Malkah said...

Hi, Mary, It's me again! I really like your card the colors are fabulous, great image and as I said previously, the composition is wonderful. Very nicely done! Thanks for playing with us at Stamp-N-Doodle!
Chana, DT, SND

Always with a Sentiment said...

Hello Mary. Love this card. So full of colour and fabulous detail. Thanks for sharing at Lexi's Creations.
Sandra x

Vicky said...

What a lovely bright and colourful card. Thanks for joining us at Paper Crafting Journey

hugs Vicky xxx

Basement Stamper said...

Wow, what a great card! Love the image and that blackboard looks so perfect.

cotnob said...

Fab card Mary, great image and papers.
Thank you for joining us at The Crafty Pad this week.

Céline said...

really fab card, love the design
have you see our Dt call? it will be a pleasure if you want to apply
thanks for playing with us at stamptacular sunday this week

Dawn said...

Just adorable! Thanks for playing at The Crafty Pad this week in our To Die For Challenge!
Good Luck
Dawn xx

Helen said...

This is lovely, thank you so much for sharing with us at Aud Sentiments.

Helen DT xx

Margaret said...

What a bright and cheery card to start off the new school year. Thanks for joining us at Avadares for this challenge. I hope to see you back for September's challenge.
Margaret, DT

Unknown said...

Hi Mary! Thanks for joining Fussy & Fancy! I love your card!


Céline said...

it's me again,
thanks for playing with fussy and fancy this week

Teresa Arsenault said...

Mary, this card is gorgeous and so much fun. I love all the little details. Thanks for playing at Avadares Challenge Blog.
Blessing hugs,

Samantha said...

This is a lovely card. Nice bright colours and beautiful details. I love it!
Thanks for joining us at the fashionista challenge.
Gr. Samantha

Unknown said...

great card with fun colours and great colouring! thanks for sharing iwth us at MEFY!

NanaConnie said...

Beautiful card, Mary! Thanks so much for playing in our "Anything Goes" challenge at Avadares this month. Good luck in the draw and I hope we're going to see you again for our next challenge. :-D
NanaConnie DT

Debs said...

Gorgeous card, lovely colours,thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter Challenge this week.
Good Luck
Hugs Debs

Vicki said...

Awesome card! Love the primary colors and details. Thanks for joining our CropStop "Back to School" Challenge.

Kasey ~ in Oz said...

Lovely card, loaded with fun images. I like the way you have incorporated lots of school related detail.

Thanks for joining our Anything Goes challenge this month.

Kasey ~ in Oz
Mad for Markers DT

Kristy said...

What a super cute card!! Love your images! Thank you for playing along with us in the MEFY challenge! : )


Tonya said...

This is a really great card! Wonderful details. Thank you for joining us at Inky Impressions for our back to school challenge. Good luck and I hope you will join us again soon. :o)

TRACEY O said...

Lovely card. Thanks for sharing with us at Platypus Creek Digitals.

alethea said...

Wow, fabulous back to school card! Love it!! Thanks for joining us at CYP for the power of three challenge and PCJ for our Anything goes challenge.. Hugsxx

jonim52 said...

Very cute back to school card. Thanks for joining us at Inky Impressions.

Caz said...

This is gorgeous, thank you for joining us at Craft your Passion, and good luck..

Caz xx CYP DT

Laura Bradley said...

I love this! Mayzy's images are just gorgeous! Thanks for sharing with us at Bearly Mine! Laura x

Check out my new challenge blog at

Unknown said...

Hi Mary, what a fab card - love the image and your layout is great.

Thanks for joining in with us this week at Divas by Design.


Heather said...

A fabulous card Mary, your a great design and colours, I love the sweet image!!

Heather xx
Thanks so much for joining Simon Says Stamp challenge.

Michelle Quinno said...

This is adorable, Mary! I'm not looking forward to the bus traffic or the students either! Hope you have a good start.

Corrinne said...

WOW! So many fun back to school details - love it!

I welcome you to share this with us at Tuesday Alchemy for our Back To School challenge! Lots of prizes!

Lots of joy,

TRACEY MO said...

This is so cute gorjuss project
Thanks for joining us at stamp n doodle dt

Laney said...

Fabulous card mary!! great design! Thanks for joining us at BMC

Julie said...

What a fun back to school card. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments

Rina said...

This is just incredibilly awesome!!!
Love the whole idea and design...
Thanks for joining the Diva's this week,
Rina Fashionista

Mandy said...

Gorgeous card Mary, fab image and the embellies are so cute.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp
hugs Mandy xx

Carol said...

Fabulous card. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments this time. Carol DT x

Anne Fenton said...

Wow such a cute did a fabulous job of coloring..thank you for joining us at Avadares challenge

Craftin Suzie (Susan Wykes) said...

What a fab card for going back to school! Thanks for joining us at Card Makin' Mamas for our Try Something New Challenge hugs Susan x

Sonia said...

Amazing creation, Great JOB!
Thanks for joining us at Lollipop Crafts.
-Sony LC-DT

Christy Designs said...

Fabulous back to school card with bright color! Thanks for joining us at Fashionista Challenge

paper fun said...

Awesome card. With all the creativity that you have shown on your card, you must be a great teacher. Best of wishes for you and your new students.

Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Days Away.


Berit Synnøve said...

Gorgeous card. Love your image and papers.
Thanks for joining The Crazy Challenge. Hugs Berit

Wattage said...

What a great school themed card! Thanks for joining the challenge at Forever Friends, Lisa (DT x

Julie said...

Congrats!! You won at Aux Sentiments. Please email me at juliescraftyspot at Yahoo dot com tor pride info

Unknown said...

I love this Image . My daughter is a teacher so I love them.
We would like to thank you for Entering Whimsy Stamps inspirations Challenge.
Hugs from Tammy Ortiz - DT Digi Team for Whimsy Stamps