Sunday, September 22, 2013

Happy Fall

Fall is my favorite season: leaves, scarves, sweaters, & pumpkin everything! For our 2nd challenge this month we want you to make a fall layout or card using non traditional fall colors.

Here's my example. I used a lot of pink and pastel orange instead of the usual burnt orange to showcase these fun fall photos.

Made mainly with the Studio Calico Valley High Kit. 

Inspired? play along and share your work with us! :)

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Back to School

For me Back to School time means back to work. I teach 4th grade.  It's a wonderful job, and I love it!
I've been playing with the Simple Stories new school line "Smarty Pants" SO CUTE!

I found this old class picture & had to scrap it. These third graders just started HIGH SCHOOL!
So crazy how fast time flies. Seems like they were just in my room.  I had only 15 kids that year, this year I've got 22! They don't do class pics like this anymore, which makes me sad. They do those lame composite ones. I'm going to have to start taking my own. That reminds me picture day is this week!

I also made 2 cards using the same paper line.

...and a cute bookmark! :)

Monday, September 9, 2013

Back To School Gear

(Singing) It's the most wonderful time of the year! (Big Smile)

My husband was going around the house the night before singing the above tune! Mind you we only have a daughter who is in 1st Grade this year. Our almost 4 year old son will only be in half day Kindergarten next year. What will he be singing or doing in two years!!!!

This year my daughter got excited for school well more excited about picking out school gear...So, this year I saved some of the tags/labels from her school supplies and made sure I took a pic before sending it all off the school.

Here is my 1st day Back To School page I created using those tags/labels.

It is hard to see the title, which I embossed. Also, used a gel pen and traced the edge to add dimension to the post bracket. Here is a better close-up.