Wednesday, August 19, 2015

School Days

Hello Friends,

School is back!! Looking forward to another academic year, new friends, new teachers, expanded knowledge and silence (Did I just say that? Why yes I did!!). Don't get me wrong I love my children to pieces but we are all getting under each others skin.. We have done all the day camps, outings, camping, and family visits that one Mom can handle.. You can hang me out to dry because by this time in the Summer I am fresh out of ideas..

So many blogs are having school themed challenges and I am SO jumping on that band wagon!! I am packing a one, two, three punch with this card.. I am sending it to (PIN)spirational, CAS Colours and Sketches, Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Blog and Addicted to CAS! Here it is I hope you like it..

Plays along with the CAS sketch. (PIN)spirational inspired
the chalkboard background with the black backdrop from the photo.
Very graphic and simple to replicate.
'teacher' is die cut 3x and sandwiched together for
just a bit of dimension.
The 'chalkboard' look follows the school theme. Embossed
black cardstock and rubbed with a white crayon.
Couldn't be simpler.
Entering these challenges:
CAS Colours & Sketches: Challenge #137- Sketch
Addicted to CAS: Challenge #70- Code Word: School
(PIN)spirational: Challenge #147- Photo
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog- Back to School   Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog

How to:
  1. Cut and scored white CS to size A2 card. Set aside.
  2. Cut black CS the same size as the card base (A2)
  3. Dry Embossed the black cardstock then rubbed a white crayon over the image and applied it to the card.
  4. Die cut a star shape out of PP.
  5. Die cut 'teacher' 3x and sandwiched them together.
  6. Cut out bingo card from more PP.
  7. Arranged the elements on the black 'chalkboard.
That was it!! So easy and simple to do.. Well it is 1:30 A.M. and I should turn in for the night. Thank you so much for checking in and seeing what I have been up to.. Any comments good, great, or otherwise are always welcomed.  It really means a lot to know that you are there and listening.. Take care and until next time.

All the Best,


Jane said...

Great back to school card using the CC&S sketch. Thanks for playing.

Petra Swart said...

Another late night, Shawna!!!! Seems like it's a habit to stay up late at night to do your posts!!!!
Your teacher card is so special!!! Love the great chalkboard with the lovely texture, the big star and the die-cut sentiment!!!! Full marks!!!!
Have a great day!!!!

Patricia Hays said...

What a terrific back-to-school card! The colors of the sentiment and the star really pop against the chalkboard background. Thanks for joining us at CC&S this week! I hope you'll come back again soon for another challenge.

Barb Ghig said...

Your chalkboard background is fabulous and I love how you layered the elements on this card! Perfect for a great teacher! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at Addicted to CAS!

Monika Reeck said...

oh wooooww Shawna really love our chalkboard background too and I love how you used th sketch and change much but I can see the sketch too
and I knew you will win again at Pinspirational better being DT there sweety
your card so inpiring
I want to make card with that picture
but my brain is blank
I better pass the challenge again hehe
love all on your card
now I am waiting for you with my open the door to my blog Shawna
missing you
hugs, Monika

anja curvers said...

Very pretty all the right elements for a back to school card. Glad you joined us over at ATCAS.

Taunya Butler said...

THIS. IS. AWESOME. I love the background, the way that star looks, the bingo card - just everything about this is perfect!!! Any teacher would be absolutely thrilled to receive this!!! So glad I got to see this!! I really enjoyed visiting your blog and I would love it if you popped over for a visit to my blog at!! I have a giveaway going on right now -
Taunya Butler

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Shawna :-) I love the whole design of this, the embossed background and die cut teacher are fabulous! LOVE it :-)

thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Lols x x x

Ksenija @Sweet Kobylkin said...

Wonderful card, Shawna! Love the embossed background and the perfect layering of all elements. Thanks a lot for playing along with us at ATCAS. -Ksenija

arteKatie said...

thanks for joining PINspirational challenge this week, good luck and hope to see you again! :)

Kasia, PINspirational DT

Deanne Saunders said...

Awesome!!!!! Thanks so much for participating in our {PIN}SPIRATIONAL. challenge!!! Can’t wait to see you participate again in our next challenge!!
Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

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