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Sunday, September 4, 2011

Back to School and a Challenge

UPDATE: The challenge at The Hybrid Chick is live AND..... there is a prize!! Read on to find out more!

Back to school time always makes me emotional. No, I'm not one of those parents that celebrates the annual return to the regular routine of seeing the kids hop on the bus and head off to learning.  I actually get a bit down at this time of year. I miss the kids. I miss the lazy days of summer.

But I do love to see the kids growing and learning. And Fall is a beautiful season. I absolutely love all the holidays packed into the next few months.  However, I dread the coming of winter. The long cold dark nights, and all that snow. Not my favorite time!

Enough of this talk of things to come, lets get back to some fun to be had with back to school time!  Over at Paper Issues, our current theme is "Learning Curve". This card fits just great!  You'll find me linked up there. Do you have a project you'd like to share too? Come on over and join the linky party!

Now for the challenge..... I actually made this card for a challenge over at The Hybrid Chick.  A simple card challenge. All you have to do is use twine in making your card and you'll have this challenge all tied up!  LOL    So how about joining in the fun?  I can't wait to see what you create!

In celebration of our very first challenge, one participant will be randomly chosen to receive an Ultimate Sampler pack from The Twinery. So get on over to the Hybrid Chick and link up your creation!

Digital kit: A if for Apple collaborative kit by the designers and the Digichick
Font: Hand Garden
Twine: Martha Stewart
Punch: EK Success
Ink: Colorbox, Stazon

Shared at:
Card Making Mama's
Charisma Cardz
Clearly Inspired Challenge #35
Anyone for Anya
Come and Get It Back to School Challenge
Crafting When We Can
Creative Inspirations Paint - Back to School
Crazy for Challenges C4C103
One Stop Craft Challenge
Fashionista Friday
Fun with Shapes and More
Guylou's Inimitability Blog
Joyful Stamper
Jellypark Challenges
Our Craft Lounge
Simply Betty Challenges
Crafting MisFits
Simply Create


  1. Hi Cathy, what a gorgeous card. I love the beautiful papers and apple die cut. Thanks for joining us at charisma cardz challenge this week. Hugs, Denise x

  2. Love your design and the images you used! Thx for playing with us at "The Shoe"!

  3. what a wonderful back to school card! and I know what you mean about it being a bittersweet time. now that my sons actually leave to go to college, I miss them so much. but thank goodness for texting! :)

    thanks so much for joining our die cuts/punches challenge at Jellypark Friends. :)

  4. Such a great back to school card. The papers work so well together and the apple is perfect !
    Thanks for joining our 1st Crafting When We Can Challenge :)

  5. What a great card and what a great idea for a back to schhol card.

    Thank you for joining us at Crafting when we can for our 1st challenge

  6. Great back to school card. Thanks for joining our first challenge at CWWC. Carol DT x

  7. Great back to school card Cathy and I know what you mean about the holidays.

    Thank you for sharing your wonderful work with us at Crafting when we can challenges. :-) xx

  8. Cute card! Thanks for playing at SBS!

  9. Your card is really nice. I love the pattern paper and the cute note paper. Thanks for coming to play on our Come and Get it Challenge Blog.

  10. Great Back to School card! I bet there a lots of teachers out there that would just LOVE it! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Come and Get It!


  11. love the card - love the bakers twine on it too :D

    i love september but i don't like the dreary winter days either. i'm gonna buy a S.A.D.D. light this year for sure!

  12. Beautiful card! Love the pp and colors!! Fab work! Thanks for participating in our Back to School challenge at Guylou's!

  13. What a darling card! I've got to find me some of that twine!

  14. I love this card! I love the lazy days of summer too & I am no fan of the snow at all! Thank you so much for playing with us over at "The Shoe"

  15. i really love your fresh card! fab work!

    greetungs from germany

  16. Great card. I really love what you did to the top of the notebook paper!

    Thanks for linking up on Show and Tell this week!
    Rebecca "Crafting Misfit"
    Stop by my blog anytime!

  17. Perfect card to get one into the back to school mood. Thanks for sharing your art in the Creative Inspirations challenge.

  18. lovely card, Thanks for joining in with our First challenge at CRAFT WHEN WE CAN this week, x carol

  19. Too precious!! Love the papers together and that fabulous punch! Thanks for playing along in our Back to School challenge at Guylou's and good luck!!

  20. Thanks for joining in at Anyone for Anya this week. Unfortunately you must use an image from The Greeting Farm or CC Designs to enter our challenges. Hope to see you next week.

    hugs Christa dtAFA

  21. This is a lovely card I think the apples set's off the siloette image on the notlet beautifully, thank you for joining in at OSCC. Janet

  22. FAB papers and I love that apple die. Great card. Thank you for playing at Simply Create.
    Ike xx
    SC DT

  23. Lovely clean and simple card! Thanks for entering the simply Create Challenge - hope you can join us again next time!

  24. Super card!! Thanks for playing along at Guylou's!!!

  25. This is just making me want to try Bakers Twine so bad...fab touch :)

  26. Great paper choice and use of twine. I really like how you used the notebook paper.

    Thanks for playing with patterned paper with us at Clearly Inspired Challenge #35. Hope you will come check out the new challenge that was posted today.

  27. Love it! Thanks for playing along with CMM!

  28. Congrats!! Your card was lucky for you!!

    Hope you will play in CIC37 that is going on now!!


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