Sunday, August 22, 2010

Time to Hit the Books!

Good Morning Stamping Friends! It is a very raining Sunday here, but hopefully you are still having a wonderful day! This week's Blogger's Challenge theme is Back to School and the My Favorite Things Wednesday Stamp Club theme is Hit the Books, so I combined the two and came up with this creation.

I was a lucky girl this month because I actually WON this set from one of the My Favorite Things Blog Hops! It is called Emma and Her Backpack. Now you know that backpack is just filled with heavy books! Poor girl! She is also carrying around the dreaded, "Blue Book". You know the ones I'm talking about. Our exams were always in blue books that we'd have to turn in after writing for hours in them...ugh! Although high school and college seems so long ago now, blue books probably don't exist anymore...lol! I also stayed with the book theme and made a Matchbook Card. I haven't done that in ages! I used my Jumbo Scallop Die-namic from MFT for the bottom fold of the matchbook. Emma is colored up with Copic Markers ( B12, C7, C9, E000, E00, E01, E35, E57, RV10, RV11, YG13, and YG25) and her skirt is paper pieced with some polka dotted paper from the Nana's Nursery collection from DCWV. All of the other patterned papers are from the same collection. I added a few pearl accents and some American Crafts ribbon and one of their buttons. Some real sewing and a little bit of faux stitching finish this one off.

For more Back to School projects, just click on the Blogger's Challenge logo in my right side bar, and to play along with the My Favorite Things challenge, just click on the Wednesday Stamp Club link above. Please let me know if you play along so that I can sneak a peek at your work too! Thanks so much for stopping by today! Enjoy the rest of the weekend...Toodles! :D

18 comments:

MJ said...

This is wonderful, I love those papers. That is a fun sentiment to use for back to school. Great job.

Shelly Schmidt said...

A darling card and I love your DSP- The scalloped dies are way cool! She will have a backache for sure- the kids backpacks are so heavy these days!!! TFS

Lisa Somerville said...

Wonderful Matchbook design to go with the super cute image of Emma! Love the colors!

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Sweet and special, adorable

Lisa Bohler said...

That is a darling card! Love the soft colors and the way you used all of the different scallops!

Tami Black said...

This is so cute -- love the paper, the way you colored the image and bling -- it's awesome all the way around!

Ida said...

Cute, Cute & Cute! Love this and of course I love Emma and her backpack. Great card as usual.

Alex Maldonado said...

Kim this is sooo cute!! I love the cute colors, so girly and sweet!! adorable!!

Clara said...

Very cute card! Love the background paper and the pearl accents you use, especially the one on her hair bow. Nice soft colors.

Linda Monroe said...

Oh she is darling. Congratulations. Isn't is so fun to win a blog prize???!!! I didn't have blue books - but I had plenty of other books in school. In NY we had many standardized tests so it was always a # 2 pencil and fill in the circle completely - except for the essays and short answers! Looks like you are going to town with your sewing machine! I'm loving all the stitching!!!

Nikki Bond said...

Love that DSP...so fresh and cute! Great card for Back to school...love it! {SMILES}

Jeanne Nielsen said...

What a cute card! Love her paper-pieced outfit!

Marilyn SanClemente said...

So cute!1 I love the little girl and the background paper!!

BarbaraW said...

Great matchbook design. Your image is so sweet.

Rachel Hope said...

SOOOO Cute!!!!

GCgirl said...

Emma is a girl with a great perspective and sense of fashion! Super cute card (as always) :-D

Basement Stamper said...

this is super cute! I just got some of these images.

Wendy said...

Cute Cute Cute!