Saturday, September 15, 2012

Apple for Teacher Sketch

Fall seems to be in full swing now, and I am loving the warm colors popping up outside of my window and around the blog world.  DT member Jennifer Holmes has created a lovely sketch for the Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge Blog that is just perfect for filling with lovely images!

School is in full swing now, too!  Catching the bus, settling in with new teachers and classmates, and nights of homework and after-school activities.

I paper-pieced the apple image from Peace and Plenty with lovely papers from American Crafts.  The sentiment from Frame-It fit my theme perfectly!

The ruler paper also came in the patterned pack.  Recently, I picked up a mini pack of chalkboard paper from Hobby Lobby.  I cut it with my square nesties then added an A+...written with real chalk!  So much fun, although I will admit that schools around here don't even have chalkboards anymore.  It's all white boards...or even better?  Computerized Smart Boards!  My kids think that chalk was made for sidewalks.  Am I really that old already?

It's your turn to play along with Jennifer's awesome and versatile sketch.  Upload your creations HERE by next Friday, September 21st.  Be sure to include at least one Waltzingmouse Stamps image on your project to be eligible to be the randomly-selected player who will win a WMS stamp set of choice.

DON'T FORGET....the Waltzingmouse Stamps Blog Party will start on Monday, September 17th.  All of the details can be found in THIS post.  You will have 24 hours to upload a project to the Mr. Linky set posted on Claire's blog.  The theme this month is....FALL!  Claire will post some special blog party mentions on September 20th and will also announce the name of the randomly-drawn participant who will win a WMS set of choice just for playing along!

Stamps:  Peace and Plenty, Frame-It, both Waltzingmouse Stamps
Paper:  PTI Rustic Cream, American Crafts patterned paper, dotted yellow paper from My Mind's Eye, chalkboard paper
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Other:  Spellbinders Classic Squares Small Nestabilities, corner rounder punch, twine, buttons, chalk!


Deborah Frings said...

Fabby!!! I adore these sweet apples, the chalk board (and I remember them too) and ruler paper! Great card!

Marlena M. said...

I love this~it's so sweet!

Vickie Z said...

Love those apples and the chalkboard is fantastic! I have some of that and haven't even used yet! Yes, I grew up in the chalkboard years too!!!!!

walchowDesign said...

Beautiful card! Love the pp apples and the chalkboard!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

I haven't used this sentiment in ages... what a perfect pair.

Jill Norwood said...

Kelly I just love this card! I pinned it so I can try it too! I love making cards for teachers and this one just makes me smile! Precious!