Saturday, August 29, 2009

Back to School!

Well, it was a sad day yesterday. A package arrived at my office, and it wasn't a box of craft supplies. Oh no, despite that hope every time I see a package that perhaps there will be some primas or ribbon or flowersoft or stamps in it, that was not the case this time, instead there was a textbook :-(

In procrastination of the first assignment (due Wednesday!) I decided to make a couple of cards this morning.

My first card is an end of summer card, to celebrate the quiet moments I spent this past summer in my garden, watching and listening to the birds visiting our feeder (while browing craft sites on my laptop, LOL!).

I was happy as I was able to dig out my flowersoft and use it here on the flowers, which really makes them jump out. The ribbon is the chocolate taffeta ribbon from SU and the main image is one I got in a swap, coloured with copics.

After this I worked on a back to school card for a swap that needs to be mailed out Monday. The theme seemed appropriate to what's on my mind today. For those of you who are also on their way back to school or getting their kids ready to go back to school, are you all ready? I find that there are little things, like buying pens and paper, but then there is the mental shift too....what do you do to help yourself with that transition?

Once again, the image on this card is from a swap, and coloured with copics. I then used this fingerpaint stuff I got from Gina K on the edges and spread it into the background, and added some retired hodgepodge hardware from my stash.

Well, I might go and crack those books open...unless some crafting inspiration hits and I get distracted again :-) Wish me luck with this course, I think I'll need it!


  1. Hello! Your blog looks great! And your cards are so sweet! Wonderful coloring! Blessings to you!

  2. I just love the little yellow bird. You have created some wonderful greeting cards, and I am sure whoever receives them, will be touched by your special attention to detail!

  3. Welcome to the world of blogging! Your cards are darling!