Friday, August 16, 2013

New pencils

It's time for another Clearly iStamp Challenge and today we are celebrating the start of the new school year.  The Challenge is:
                                                               CiSC #5 - School Time!
Anything to do with school will work.
Can't wait to see what this inspires you to create!

Any type of crafty project is allowed as long as it meets the theme.
Dates: Aug 16(8/16) –  (8/30) Central Time
Prize: $10 gift code to Clearly Digi Stamps for digital stamps. If you use a CDS stamp they will be entered into the drawing twice.
There will also be a Top 3 award!

Here are my cards:
 I have homeschooled my oldest daughter for her first two years of school and this year I am going to start with my twins.  So, they won't be going to school, but we will still have a first day of school which we can now celebrate with these cute cards.  Did you notice something amiss in the photo?  No, it isn't a mistake, but the pencils on the center card are facing the opposite direction which was on purpose because my youngest is left-handed and therefore, her pencils will be pointing in the opposite direction.  See the photos below for close-ups of each card.
 I pieced the pencils with coordinating papers and wrote each girl's name in the center pencil.  I embossed the top section of the card with an alpha die to go with the school theme.
 I used a different paper that matches the pencils on each card.  That way the cards all coordinate but are different for each girl.
So head on over to the CIC blog for all the details and to see the other school projects from the DT.  Then come play along.  School time will be here before you know it.

V's Sweet Ideas #14--something twine
Sarah Hurley #83--texture and dimension (texture with the embossing, die, twine and popped up circle)
Word Art Wednesday--anything goes with uplifting sentiment
Sister Act Card Challenge #20--anything goes
Seems a Little Sketchy #45--sketch

Inkspirational Challenge #33--inspiration photo (I've got the letters embossed into my background

Stamps: Clear Dollar Digi Stamps "Pencil Talk"; PTI "Lock & Key" sentiment; Martha Stewart Save the Date numbers
Dies: spellbinders circles, large; Verve "Border Trim Trio" die; PTI alpha dies used for embossing


sandie said...

Heather this are adorable cards for their first day at home school! The embossing at the top is perfect for a school card and I love the little addition of their names. Thanks for joining us at Inkspirational x

Anonymous said...

These are so cute! I bet they really appreciate the personalized touch! I really like the embossed letters in the background. That is perfect for 'back to school' theme! Thanks for playing at Inkspirational!
- Shauna

paper fun said...

What lovely and thoughtful cards you have made. I love how you personalized it for each girl.

Thanks for joining us at Seems a Little Sketchy.


Carole Robb Bisson said...

Hi Heather,
Have we met? The first day of school cards for home-school is a cute idea. I home-school my soon to be 16 year old granddaughter and now I will have a special card for her first day. The crayons with names is really a great idea.
Thank you so much dropping in with your art today. Remember you can post up to five times which increases your opportunity to win. We hope you come back next week.
Carole Robb Bisson
Word Art Wednesday

M said...

Cute cards. Love the personalised pencils and the embossed background - perfect for our challenge. Thank you for joining us at Inkspirational Challenges. Come back next week! Marina

Ellen said...

What a cute idea! I'm sure your children will get a kick out of these cards! Thanks for joining us at Inkspirational!

Mynnette said...

Such a darling card! LOVE the fun embossed background!!! Thanks for joining us at Inkspirational! :) Mynn xx