Thursday, August 14, 2008

First day back to school!

So today is my kids' first day back to school. They were so excited! They are always ready to go back, even if we are starting 2 weeks earlier this year! I was happy for them- they are lucky to enjoy it so much and be good learners. They picked their own outfits out so I kept my mouth shut, and just took pictures. They both insisted on wearing their new tennis shoes since they are forbidden to wear them prior to the first day!

Now that they are back, and mama's got some extra free time, I plan to do more stamping! In fact, I've already started. So here's a card I made for this week's color challenge over on SCS (CC179) to use Old Olive, Elegant Eggplant and Taken with Teal. Yes I know it didn't say anything about using Kiwi Kiss also, but I just couldn't resist. It's an illness I tell ya! It just happened to be on my desk and looked so darn good with these colors that it begged me to use it. :) Anyway, as I mentioned on my upload to SCS, I am an asymetrical person (take that however you want) so to make a symetrical card never comes naturally to me. However, I really like them when I do. This one in particular reminds me of a fellow GSG gal, Becky Carafa. Her style is very clean and simple and just easy on the eye.

Anyway, I did end up putting the Styled Silver ribbon slide on there, off-centered of course, but overall it is still a symetrical card I feel. The angle of my photo doesn't show it much, but the butterfly and the label punch behind it are both raised on pop dots, as well as the main panel. Also, the background olive piece is stamped with the Stitched background in Taken with Teal. So, hope you like it. I'll be back with more tomorrow!

Stampin' Up! Supplies
Stamps: Flight of the Butterfly, Stitched
Paper: Old Olive, Taken with Teal, Kiwi Kiss, Whisper White, Elegant Eggplant
Ink: Taken with Teal, Elegant Eggplant
Accessories: Eggplant grosgrain, Styled Silver Hodgepodge, label punch, dimensionals


  1. I just left some love in your SCS gallery, thought I'd see if you addded anything different here. Totally see Becky's influence with this card. glad to see you are taking full advantage of your alone time! gotta love the first day of school.

  2. Fabulous card! Very striking! Precious kids! And I see you changed your profile pic too, looks great!

  3. I LOVE THIS! Colors are great and so is the layout. Enjoy your time with the kids back in school, cute pic too!

  4. Oh, I *love* this!!! It's a perfect, sweet and simple style... totally reminds me of something SU would design. Way to harness the creative power! LOL! :)
    Off to save this to my gallery!


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