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~ Back to School ~

Hello, friends!

Many of you, like me, are getting ready to send your kids back to school this week.   Some already have.   My youngest (Levi) is starting his Junior year of high school.   My oldest (Josh), is also starting his Freshman year in college.   Josh just turned 28, so he’s getting a late start.   We’re so proud that he’s doing it, though, as it’s better to do it late than never!

This week’s Technique Lovers Challenge is a fun one.   You’re to go to your favorites folder on and find the FIRST card that you put in there.   Then you’re to CASE that card.   When I came up with the challenge, I hadn’t been to my folder yet.

The oldest item in my favorites folder happened to be this Photo Card by StampsnCoffee.  Well, technically I have several of memory_lane’s punch art sheets in there first, but I could very well  CASE those! 🙂

Here’s what I came up with:



Here are my deets:

Stamps:  There She Goes’  Believe in You

Colors: GP White, Basic Black, Yo Yo Yellow, Real Red, Green Galore, Paper Studio dp

Ink: Versafine Black Onyx, copics

Accessories: 3/8″ yellow gingham, 3/8″ red gingham, 3/8″ lime green polka dot grosgrain, yellow/white, green/white and red/white twine, round tab punch, hole punch, large aged copper eyelets, corner rounder, star punch, large black/white polka dot brad, word window punch, oval punch, 7 gypsies gaffer tape (school themed), aged copper alphabet embellishments, scoring blade, sticky tape, dimensionals

Here are some close up views:

A place to put that first school picture:

You could even write a little personal note on the chalkboard!


I’m also going to share a card I made this evening for Sweet N Sassy Stamps Sweet Shop sketch challenge (SSS122)

Here are my deets:

Stamps:  There She Goes’ Bit of Stardust

Colors: GP White, Pretty in Pink, Regal Rose, Paper Studio dps

Ink: Versafine Black Onyx, copics

Accessories: white lace, lace circle nesties, circle nesties, white and pink 1/2 pearls, faux stitching, pink/white twine, white button, swiss dots embossing folder,  dimensionals.


Here’s a little close up:


Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you’ll play along with the challenges!


10 Responses to “~ Back to School ~”

  1. on 21 Aug 2011 at 20:40dianne davis

    Great tags, & cards, really love the baby girl card!!! TFS

  2. on 21 Aug 2011 at 20:46Crafty Math Chick

    These are both so precious Holly! AMAZING attention to detail! Love all the pearls and the gingham in the baby card. You are so talented! Looking forward to your TSG sneak peeks later this week! EEEEEEE!

  3. on 22 Aug 2011 at 00:16Corinna

    Oh my gosh girl if these are the greatest EVAH!!! I am going to save YOUR image of the tri-fold tag thingy (technical term) in MY file! 😀 (Mine’s called the MUST DO.)

  4. on 22 Aug 2011 at 11:13Marisa

    Two fabulous cards, Holly. Love the school themed panels you created and the baby card is too cute. Congrats to you son on going to University. Never too late 🙂 My daughter is shaking in her boots about going to eighth grade. Poor thing is an introvert and hates change so high school is not big on her list of things she wants to do. No middle school here so it’s a big jump. Lots of reassuring talks coming up in my future LOL!

  5. on 22 Aug 2011 at 15:17Kim O'Connell

    Gingham, lace, pearls, baker’s twine………you ROCKED this sketch challenge with a spin! I just adore your card! Love the little booties and that sentiment is so sweet! Thanks for joining us at the Sweet Stop this week!

  6. on 22 Aug 2011 at 15:30Jennifer Moore

    Love the popped up baby socks on the card. The photo card is cool too.

  7. on 22 Aug 2011 at 20:05Jennipher

    Holly, this is darling! Love all the pink and the darling vintage baby buggy! Great take on the sketch.

  8. on 24 Aug 2011 at 17:05Monika/buzsy

    Oh, Holly… both projects are so pretty and sweet. Love the images and fun colors… the baby card is just precious. The embellishments are perfect. Thanks for playing along with us at The Sweet Stop! :o)

  9. on 24 Aug 2011 at 21:20Wendy Ramlakhan

    Oh, those tags are CUTE!! And that baby card is DARLING!!! The sweetest thing!! Love LOVE it!! Thanks for joining us at The Sweet Stop!!


  10. on 25 Aug 2011 at 07:38Korin

    Love your tag photo card and that precious baby card!! Thanks for playing along with The Sweet Stop :). LOVE having you!!

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