Sunday, August 12, 2012

You're The Best!

Hi there!  Hope your weekend has been a good one for you.  I spent most of my Saturaday in my craft corner.  This morning my hubby and I went to church, out to lunch, stopped to pick up some chalk (you'll see why in a minute), played with Lola, read the paper...then...a long Sunday afternoon nap for me!  I do love my naps!  After my nap, I spent about an hour trying to get a decent picture of my luck.  I tried it in my light box, in the sun room - blinds open, blinds half open, blinds closed....ugh.  Easel cards are just hard for me to photo...if the top portion looks ok, the bottom looks out of whack and vice-versa.  So after about a zillion photos, I just gave up!

Ok, today's card (bad photos and all) is for my sweet granddaughter, Emma, who will be entering the 2nd grade in about a week.  I don't know when my baby girl grew up, but it seems she is well on her way....(big sigh).  I used my fun August Peachy Keen stamp set for this card...

* Bazzill cardstock for card base
* Printed paper - "October Afternoon" and "The Paper Studio"
* DCWV - Chalkboard paper (see why I needed chalk?)
* Peachy Keen August stamp set
* Twine - "Pink Paislee"
* Button - from my stash
*Copic Markers
* Glossy Accents

*The "wooden" part of the chalkboard is embossed with the "Woodgrain" embossing folder.
* I added Glossy Accents to her eyeglasses for some shine
* Her clothing is paper-pieced with cute "October Afternoon" scraps

I'm entering Emma's card into the Peachy Keen Challenge #30 - "Just Cards - Popped Up".  The challenge is to "pop up" your images.  I used pop dots all over the place on this one, but then again, I usually my pop dots!

Well, I guess that's about it for me today.  I need to get a few "non-crafty" things done around this house...(insert another big sigh here).  I hope you enjoy the little bit of time remaining in this weekend and have a wonderful Monday!

Until next time,


  1. This is so so cute. I have to so scraplift this one. TFS

  2. This is so awesome!! I love the school teacher and the use of the chalkboard paper!! So creative and fabulous :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  3. This card is so cute. I love the idea of using the twine as a mark that the crayon made!

  4. Wow, what a great card. I didn't know there was chalkboard paper. This is really cool. Your granddaughter should love it!

  5. Tanya ~ well let me say your granddaughter is going to ADORE her card ~ if not I will take it! It is seriously CUTE!!! I LOVE that image and how you have the crayon and twine! I really need this new release! I don't think your photo is bad at all! I couldn't even get a picture from the side of mine to show it popped! Oh I have to agree with naps too! I LOVE when I get aquick snooze in ~ which rarely ever happens!

  6. Absolute perfection! I love this... especially the twine trick on the bottom! What fun!!!

  7. Lucky girl-craft room all day on Saturday! How fun...I am really missing my time for fun in my craft room. I am only doing wedding stuff and missing you guys all terribly! I can't wait to get back to "my fun stuff", lol!
    Your card is super duper cute!I am sure Emma will love it-I love the chalkboard and the cute paper pieced clothing:) GREAT job:)
    Have a great week my friend!

    Sherrie K

  8. This is really cute!!! I love the polka dots on the teacher's dress and the pencil!!

  9. I love your card. Isn't the teacher precious. I used her on my card also.

  10. Such a fabulous card - love all the little details you have managed to include. TFS

  11. This is adorable Tanya.I love the image you used and your crayon for the easel base.
    Jayne x

  12. Too cute! Love the colors, cuts everything. The teacher image is adorable.

  13. this is tooo cute

  14. I LOVE this!! What a great back to school card!!
    TFS and Happy Monday!!

  15. Oh my gosh Tanya! Emma is going to love her card!!! It is fabulous!! I so love the teacher, the chalkboard, the pencil, just everything!!! :)

  16. OMHECK Tanya!!! This is way, way, way toooo CUTE!!! Bad photo's & ALL! LOL Actually I think the photo's look fine! But your card is really great and Emma is soooo gonna LOVE getting this card! :o)

  17. What a wonderful card! I'm sure she will love it! My grandson will be starting 2nd grade tomorrow. He told me this weekend that I needed to stop making notes for him and his younger sister because kids were going to make fun of them. It crushed me!

    Precious Hugs

  18. This card would be adorable if you photographed it upside down and backwards. Too cute! ;) Love the school marm and the writing crayon. So clever!

  19. This is incredibly adorable!! I LOVE what you did with the twine!!
    Thanks For Playing with us @ PKS!!
    TFS!! Take Care!!
    Jennie @

  20. This is just the cutest school card. I bet she felt so special receiving it. I love that it is an easel card too. Both layers are PERFECT in every way. Thanks for joining the Peachy Keen Challenge this week. Hugs- Glora

  21. Your card is sooo STINKIN' ADORABLE!SUPER job with it!Have a great day Tanya!!:)

  22. Super cute card! <3 it and Congrats on the top 3 pick!
    Have a fabulous and inspired day!

    ~I hope you can take a moment to pop over to and checkout my (relatively new) blog! I a follower of yours and would love you to give some blog love as a follower of mine! :) Happy Crafting!

  23. Tanya,

    You really outdid yourself with this card!!! :) Seriously, it should be published!!!!!!!! I love the trail you made from the crayon with the twin! So clever...and the chalk board paper is so cool!

    Thanks so much for sharing!

    Crafty hugs,

    partridgelu at yahoo dot com


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