Sunday, August 14, 2011

Back to School

Oh boy, if I were going to get a piece of this big old yummy looking cake, I might not mind going back to school.  My daughter is not pleased with the rapidly approaching new school year.  Me, well I'm like that mother in the school supply commercial with "it's the wonderful time of the year" music playing.  Even when I was a kid I liked going back to school.   Whether you're happy or not about going back to  school you can make a card about it for this week's Cupcake Inspirations CIC123 challenge.  If you really hate the theme you can use the colors or whatever else inspires you.  This week our sponsor is the fabulous Mo Manning's Digital Pencil.   The prize is a $10 gift card to her store.  Now that's a prize I wish I could win.  I do love her drawings.

Can you see the pencil charm?  click on the photo to enlarge
My inspiration came from the theme and the colors.  The image is Mo Manning's "Erasmus".  Can you tell that the mini brads are star shaped?  It seemed like a good idea to put one on the paper in her hand. 

Here's the deets:
stamp - Mo Manning "Erasmus"
ink - hp printer; Ranger "Antique Linen" and "Vintage Photo"
paper - Stampin' Up "Night of Navy" cs; My Favorite Things "Red Hot" cs; Cosmo Cricket "the Boyfriend" dp; Georgia Pacific white cs
miscellaneous - copics; Stampin' Up border punch; mini star brads; burlap twine; pencil charm; sewing machine

don't forget the inside

Here's the challenges:
Cupcake Inspirations CIC123 - photo
Kaboodle Doodle #79 - Primary Colors
Top Tip Tuesday #46 Straight Edges
Speedy the Cat's Friends  #68 - Distressed
Craft Us Crazy #14 - Anything Goes
Sew Many #64 - 3 or more brads
Terrifically Thrilling Thursday - Back to School

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you'll come back again.  All of us at
Cupcake Inspirations look forward to seeing your creations inspired by that fabulous cake.


  1. Very nice back to school card! I like the digi image you used. Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles!

    Blog: “Let’s Get Scrappy!”

  2. Love the colors used on your card and the distressed look too.

    Thanks for having me as (1) of your Guest Sweeties for the week. =)

    Blog: “Let’s Get Scrappy!”

  3. Fantastic paper choices on this card and that little image is sooooo cute!
    I can't wait to kick my kids out...I mean...I'll be sad when they go back to school. :( LOL
    Great card and thank you so much for playing with us at Top Tip Tuesday for our "straight edges" challenge.
    Good luck to you...
    Lisa :D

  4. A great card. Love Mo Manning images. Thanks for joining Top Tip Tuesday. Elaine

  5. Wow this is really beautiful. I love the design and the colours. Thanks for playing at Kaboodle Doodles and Top Tip Tuesday this week and good luck. Hope to see you again next week for a new challenge. Bettina

  6. so so sweet! love your coloring!

  7. How sweet and adorable your image is. Great papers and layers on this fabulous card. Thank you so much for playing along with Speedy's Friends Challenge this week. It is such a pleasure to visit to see your work. Hope you can play again with us next week. Good luck in the drawing.

    Bear Hug,

  8. Christine--this is so cute. And your coloring is wonderful! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Speedy the Cat's Friends challenge!

  9. Cute back to school card! The way you colored the girl reminds me of Ramona and Beezus. :) THanks so much for playing with Speedy's Friends this week. :) Love when you play with us!

  10. Very cute. Thanks for joining us at Sew Many. ~~Jamie DT

  11. Such a cute image! Love the papers and the mini-stars are great! Love the spiral punch on the side of the paper too!


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