Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Back-to-School for Teachers

Today I have a back-to-school card for a teacher using images and sentiments from  Deedee's Digis.  As an ex-teacher, Labor Day was always a special holiday.  It was my last chance to take a deep breath before the year picked up momentum.   The classroom was set up, class rolls ready, and my subconscious checklist would be clicking off non-stop.  So, today, instead of creating a card for students, I made a card for a teacher friend--a reminder to take time for herself as the busy school year begins.  Here's the card...

Don't you just love it when you can mix and match stamp sets?  I used four sets for this card:  Chalk Talk ( mouse and chalkboard), High School Daze (sentiment on cup), Coffee Cup Greetings (cup with pencils), and So Cool (take time message). Check out all these sets in the Summer and Back-to-School section of Deedee's shop.

I will share my card at these challenges:

A girl who crafts Always AG
Brown Sugar  AG 
Cards Galore Encore MAKE A CARD! 
Clear It Out Challenge Theme: Anything Goes Stash: Anything Goes
Craft and Smash School: notebooks, pencils, diaries, pens
Crafting from the Heart Always Anything Goes
Crafty Bloggers Network  Anything Goes
Digi Makeover Challenge Anything Goes + GD Call
Sparkles Forum Challenges  Back to School 
Through The Craft Room Door Always Anything Goes
2 Cute Ink Challenge  Anything Goes
My Craft Creations Always Anything Goes
Open-Minded Challenges Office Supplies or Job Related (Labor Day Celebration)
Robyn`s Fetish Use a Digi
Wonderful Wednesdays Always Anything Goes
WordArt Wednesdays scriptural word art freebie offered each week - AG

Oh, I almost forgot!  Do you know about Deedee's Progressive Challenge?  If you create one project using one of her images, you get the next month's image FREE.  You will love this month's image because it will get you in the mood for fall.


Stampsnob said...


KT Fit Kitty said...

Fabulous card, Kren, and love how you combined so many sets! I think your friend will really appreciate this thoughtful card!

*Vicki* said...

AW!! This is so very sweet!! Love the chalkboard design! HUGS

jimlynn said...

SO cute and your friend is going to love it! It's a busy time of the year for teachers so this sentiment says it all!

Lynn's Place said...

Great take on our challenge @ CIO challenge blog hope you stop by and play again <((><

cass said...

Thanks for joining us at Brown Sugar this week for our Anything Goes Challenge

cass said...

Fun card for our Job related challenge this fortnight at Open Minded Challenges, thanks for joining us

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is such a cute and awesome creation. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation with us at Through the Craft Room Door.
Cathy DT Member

Whimsey said...

So cute - love that image; and the colors are perfect for school!
So glad you shared your work with us at 2 Cute Ink!
~Michele, DT

Whimsey said...

So cute - love that image; and the colors are perfect for school!
So glad you shared your work with us at 2 Cute Ink!
~Michele, DT

crafty-stamper said...

cute card and love the chalkboard and embossed background-thanks for joining us at Crafting from the Heart
Carol DT x

Denise Goeldner said...

Such a wonderful cute card. Thanks so much for joining us over at Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges, good luck and hope to see you again.
~ Denise DT ~
Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges
{Denise's Patch of Creativity}

Simona said...

mi piace! grazie per aver giocato su craft and smash

Susan Kennedy said...

This is wonderful!!! Love that sweet little mouse!! Love it!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges!!! Good Luck! I hope we see you again!!

- Susan, Co-Owner @ Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges
{Scrap A Thousand Words}

NanaConnie said...

This is adorable, Kren! Love that darling little mouse. Wonderful use of all those different sets.

Vicky F. AKA Crafting Vicky said...

This is such a great card!!! Totally adore the great image and the fabulous embossing you have used!

Thanks for joining our fortnightly challenge here at Open Minded Crafting Fun Challenge. Hope you will join us next time co-owner Crafting Vicky. I have a giveaway you need to check it out at 600 followers giveaway

Anna-Karin said...

Such a sweet card and a perfect message to a teacher. Thank you so much for sharing some bold stamping with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge blog!

G-ma said...

Thank you for sharing with us at A Girl Who Crafts Challenges

Carolyn DT

chanya13 said...

Beautiful card, wonderful colour combo. Thanks for joining us at Clear It Out!!! I hope you get to join us again for our next challenge. Agnieszka

Pink Blossom Creations said...

What a lovely cute card. Love the colours you have used and embossed background. Thanks for joining in with us at Crafts Galore Encore Challenge.. Make a card. Caroline x

Helen said...

Great card. Love the cute mouse. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Sparkles Monthly Challenges for our 'Back to school' challenge.

Hugs Helen P (DT) x

melania scalfaro said...

really really nice. Thanks for sharing with craft and smash

Perlilandia said...

Lovely and sweet! thanks for playing on Craft&Smash