MTCC #62

Well, anyone with kids knows that we are in the last days of summer and the kids go back to school in about 2 weeks. Maybe yours are already. My son hits grade 8 this year and he goes back on the 6th. Needless to say, he is less than thrilled.

Speaking of back to school, guess what our theme is for the next 2 weeks at Make the Cards Challenge....yep School or Teacher!

I decided to go with a slimline for my card, just because I hadn’t done one in awhile and I thought it would be great for these little gnomes!

Surprisingly, I didn’t really have any back to school stamps or papers that I could find. However I did find this apple paper which was the back side of the paper I used for my last project. It was perfect. Then I just went online and found these little gnomes and I thought it was great that they were all holding apples too! Perfect. I printed out a sentiment and I created the holes and the border using my Studio Katia slimline die set that I have.

I’m going to give it to my son on his first day back to school. I don’t think he will appreciate it as much as I do…LOL

Stop by the blog to play along with us and to see what the rest of the DT has created…there are some amazing projects there, and we can’t wait to see what you create!

Welcome my pretties!  I’m giving you the deets on our new challenge over at Color Crazy….  as always, the theme is anything goes!   Our sponsor this week is Polkadoodles!

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I’ve created this card using the Polkadoodles image called “Snowman – Winnie Angel” as well.  I knew for this card I really wanted to go with the traditional red/green color scheme and so I just used some Recollection paper that i had in my stash.  I added some snowflakes that I recently picked up at the $$ store which I just love!  I colored her with my copics and then added a strip of washi and a word sticker to finish it off.  For a little extra fun, I did one edge in a fun border punch.

Your turn!  What are you coloring this week????

Thank you Teacher

Well, today is Riley’s last day of Grade 3.  I can’t believe it!  He’s just getting so big!  I know all moms say that, probably because it’s true!

Here is the card that I made for his teacher gift, inspired by Pinterest!

The DP is a sheet from my box that I’ve had forever.  I cut out an image using my cricut and some scraps.  The sentiment is stamped from a Paper Smooches stamp set.  I just added half a doily because I just didn’t quite like the way the die cut sat against the DP.



3rd Grade

Hey there! It’s a new challenge from our new DT member Beth on the Use Your Stuff blog!  Her challenge is to use your favorite punches on your project.

I have this heart punch that I bought at a garage sale years ago for like a dime!  It’s one of my favorites because it just adds a pop of color to a layout or card…just a little finishing touch.

Here is my layout for you this week.  I have been trying to use up the kits that I have and have been putting together and this one is made from the Yes, Please line from Amy Tangerine for American Crafts!  I love the colors in this line!

Be sure to stop by the blog and join in on the fun!





It’s an AiFactory Challenge

Hey everyone! AiFactory is starting the fall term with a new Design Team and a new Challenge.  In case you didn’t know, I am the new DT lead for AiFactory and am extremely chuffed about it. 🙂  So this week our theme is back to school!  We got to use these really cute images

So here is the card that I made

The DP was from a stack pack that I had bought eons ago, and the ribbon from a swap.  I cut the apple and the crayons out using my cricut A Child’s Year cartridge!  Basic colorings with the copics.  I hope you like it and I hope you will play along at AiFactory as well.  Just pop over to the challenge blog and upload your entry using the linky. You have until Wednesday September 15 12:00EST to get in to win this week’s images.  If you use some AiF images awesome but you don’t have to ..but make sure you check out the freebie section!  You also don’t want to miss checking out the awesome creations by our DT








I look forward to seeing your entries.  Happy scrapping everyone!

I’ve entered this card into the following challenges:

Creative Card Crew: Back to School

Meljens: Back to School

The Pink Elephant: Back to School

Fussy and Fancy: Back to School

Incy Wincy Designs: Celebrate (what mom doesn’t celebrate BTS!)

365 Cards: Tools and Techniques: my fave tool is my cricut and technique for dimension is popdots!

Tuesday Throwdown: Celebrating Fall

Crafty Bee’s: Anything goes!