Friday, August 28, 2009

Are You Ready for Back to School?

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I am almost ready. School clothes purchased, supplies are gotten, backpacks and lunch bags ready to fill, classmates are known, teachers are ready..... but sadly, I am not. Not that I won't mind the quiet, more time to create, lunch dates with hubby. But I will miss the kiddos. We have had a great few weeks together, going bowling, thrift store hunting, learning to cook, be better shoppers, and reading some great new books at the library. Summer just was over too fast for us. Didn't help that we had some really crappy weather the months of June and July. September is always meloncholy for me. My oldest is going into middle school and I am sad. For the first time, I am feeling my age and don't like it.

The cards above have actually lifted my spirits today. They have turned into the cutest danged cards! I just love them! Kris gave me some Reminisce stickers that she felt were "been there done that- KWIM?" and that I could put them to better use. I found a sketch at Inspirational Card Sketches #31 and really struggled with the image to do, in twofold no less. These stickers helped me fill the bill! I used the entire sheet, some scraps of black, orchid bouquet and petal CTMH cardstock, scraps of ribbon and these stickers. Now, the photo "stage" is taken in my front window. The set was too large to do on my black c/s and it is raining outside (like cats and dogs, hahaha couldn't resist that one!!LOL!) After I made them, my DD just loved them and wants to give them as a gift to a girlfriend. AHA! Cuttlebug Challenge #46 is to make a new gift set- these are PERFECT for a tween girl or even a college freshman to keep in touch with mom. Wonder who is going to be the lucky recipient of them.....????ME!

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Karen said...

WOW! This is the most adorable set, and any girl would be so happy to receive! Way to go on this challenge!! I love all the little stamp images and that is a cool sketch too!

Have a great weekend!

June Houck said...

Kelly, this is a sweet card set! Perfect for a little girl :)

June Houck
Proud DT member @ Cuttlebug Challenge blog

itsabrt said...

These are terrific I love the color palette and the design of the cards! Beth

Beth said...

Kelly these are gorgeous I love the colors you used and you are thinking like me my set I did was for my GD and I thought that a teen or co-ed would love it.
I can see why your DD loved yours.
Thanks for joining us at CBC

Anonymous said...

Hi Kelly..Well your cards are definatly `Gorgeous` fabulous array of `beauty`
Thaks for joining in with the ICS...:)great to see you.
Thanks for joining in with the Cuttlebug Challenge..
Great use of both Challenges..TFS

Fink said...

I am glad you could use the sketch for multiple cards! I am a unicorn collector so that card was my favorite!

Sarah said...

They are darling!

Shantaie said...

Oh so cute, Im glad making them lifted your spirits (how could they not) they are so adorable!

Thanks for playong along at cuttlebug challenge blog

Cassie said...

cards are a great gift set! thanks for joining in at cuttlebug challenge!

Julz said...

Cute cards!

wendipooh13 said...

oh wow those are SUCH fun cards!!! how cool.. and LOVE the unicorns!!! way to go on the IC card sketch this week!!

Michelle said...

awww thi set is ideal for any girly girl! TFS!

scrapnnMO said...

Awesome take on the sketch over at ICS. I love that you made so many super cute cards. Fantastic job. Thanks for taking the time to play along with ICS this week. :)
Owner of ICS

Heather said...

ALL of your cards are just fantastic! WOW!!! I love them all ~ great images and colors. sorry I am late commenting. Thanks for playing along.