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Sunday, August 7, 2011

Back to School Blog Hop Day 2 - It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year.

Hi Everyone! I hope that you are enjoying this hop as much as I am.
For today's project I made an A7 card (5 X 7).
I love my children with all my heart, but I have to admit, the closer we get to the first day of school the bigger my smile gets. LOL  I'll be the parent singing, (It's the most wonderful time of the year.) and dancing down the street as the bus drives away. (Only Kidding)
If you just happened upon my blog, you'll want to start at the beginning. I wouldn't want you to miss out on any of the great inspiration these ladies have worked so hard to share with you.

Michelle: http://queenofmycraftroom.blogspot.com
Sherry Wolfe: http://www.upordowntheyrebeautiful.blogspot.com/ (You're here) 
Before I start telling you the products I used. I'd like to thank Anita Cannon, (a fellow design team member). I needed a bus for my card and not just any bus, but the back of the bus. So that you could tell that the bus had picked up the kids and was moving on. Well, they had exactly what I wanted on the Locker Talk Cricut Cartridge but I don't have that cartridge. So I asked if anyone had that cartridge and would be willing to cut it for me. Anita responded immediately and asked what size I wanted. Not only did she send me one bus, she sent 2. So I want to say "Thank You again Anita. I really appreciate what you did for me." I had this card all laid out in my head and having that bus was a crucial piece.

So now back to my card.
I also used the Everyday Paper Doll Cricut Cartridge (Mom and grass) and also the Create A Critter Cricut Cartridge (clouds). Mom was cut at 2.5 inches and all her layers, the grass was cut at .35 inches and the clouds were cut at 1.25, .75, and .50 inches.
I inked around the edges of the clouds. Used a Sakura Gelly Roll Pen for faux stitching and accents.  Peachy Keen Stamps PK-490 Everyday Character Face Stamps.
Stamp-In Up - Old Olive, Soft Suede, Blushing Bride and Bashful Blue Card Stock along with dimensionals.
Papertrey Ink - White and Blueberry Swirl Card Stock
Joann's - Bazzill - Blackberry Swirl
The Paper Company (Value Pack) - Brights (Peach and Yellow)
Pop Dots and Glossy Accents
The road and the grass on the right hand side were cut free hand. My oldest daughter Danée had a lot of great ideas to help me with this card. She is so talented and artistic. I'm real proud of her.
Now for the blog candy for the final day of the hop. DCWV The High School Matstack
What you need to do to win this DCWV Matstack is to leave a comment and become a follower. No comments will be accepted after midnight EST and I apologize but I can only ship in the Continental United States. I will announce my winners on Tuesday, August 9th.
If you'd like to be entered for the sponsor drawing you need to leave a comment on all the blogs and Michelle at Queen of my Craftroom  will announce the winner for the sponsors blog prize on Tuesday, August 9th.
Thanks for visiting me today and Happy Crafting.
God Bless
Sherry

15 comments:

  1. I love this card! I was the same way..I loved my kids too but when it was time for school to start I was happy..:)

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  2. This is just so adorable. I love it. TFS

    Hugs
    Kate

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  3. What a cute Project. TFS. Love the smile on the moms face.
    Debbie
    http://craftywizard.blogspot.com

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  4. How wonderful for Anita to be such a wonderful friend and fellow crafter! VERY sweet! Love your project and the pen work you have odne is simply amazing! TFS! I am a new follower and would be honored if you would check out my blog and do the same if you haven't already at http://acreativejourneywithmelissa@blogspot.com
    Have a wonderful day!

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  5. OMG!!! that bus is so cute!! love it:) TFS, I'm now a new follower Sherry:)
    Hugs

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  6. Such a cute card! I am just the opposite since I am the teacher going back to school. I don't want my summer to end!!

    Kerri

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  7. Lol, so I was not the only parent who felt that way! Great idea! Blessing to you!

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  8. This is too cute! What a great idea. TFS

    tiffanymarierice@yahoo.com

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  9. Very cute card!

    http://happyscrapper64.blogspot.com/

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  10. Such a fun card! Love it!

    Lynda
    rlhamm1 at gmail dot com
    lyndascreativetouches.blogspot.com

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  11. Your card made me laugh. I am that same parent but, on the second day of school. LOL. This year my youngest daughter will be going off to middle school and the 6th graders start one day earlier than the other middle schoolers. So, I won't be child free till the next day. (I also have a daughter going into 8th grade) But, I still have 4 1/2 weeks till they go back. Have a great first day of school when ever yours comes.

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  12. Adorable card! Thanks so much for sharing and also for the chance to win! Looking forward to seeing more of your wonderful creations, I am now a follower. :)

    I would be honored if you stopped by my craft blog, Made Especially For You.

    Ashley
    http://especiallymade.blogspot.com

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  13. School buses make me smile! Super cute!!

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  14. Don't you just love blog world where evryone shares? Too cute. I love the Paper Dolls Cart. Thanks for sharing, CallyAnn(new follower)
    http://callyanncraftycreations.blogspot.com

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All your comments are appreciated.
Thanks.
Sherry