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Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Let's Go Back To School

I finally found some time to do a little bit of crafting. Since it's Back To School time,I figured I'd make a card in honor of school days. This card reminds me of a teacher I used to have in 8th grade, Mrs Estoye. I swear the woman was an imposter and locked the real teacher in the closet. I couldn't wait for that school year to be over! (I'm sure we all remember a teacher like that)

For this card, I used the Sketches at Papertake Weekly, Sweet Stop and Sunday Sketch & Stamp, and Crafty Ho's. The image is from the Stella line of digi stamps, from Bugaboo, and is colored with Promarkers. (I just love Jodi's images!) Stella may not be lovely to most of us, but I'm sure she is, in some way, to her husband Gus. After all, beauty is in the eye of the beholder, right?

The background paper is all scraps from my stash. The border is punched using a border punch from Martha Stewart. I tore these buttons off some old clothes I threw away. The ribbon is new, from the dollar bin at Target. It's hard to see in the pic, but I used a clearstar jelly roll pen to her glasses to make them shine.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

P is for Punches at Alphabet Challenge
Challenge #43 Die Cuts (punched border) at If The Shoe Fits
Challenge #44 Back To School at Stampin For The Weekend
Back To School at Catch The Bug Challenge Blog
August Challenge (Blue & Green) at Whoopsi Daisy
Challenge #39 Fave Stamp Or Image at Sweet Stampin
Challenge #26 Pack A Punch at One Stitch At A Time
Challenge #17 Open House at Just Scraps
Challenge #40 Recycled Element (buttons) at Creative Inspirations
Challenge #34 Sketch at Sunday Sketch & Stamp
Challenge #16 Ribbon or Lace at Sentimental Sundays
Sketch at Crafty Ho's
SSS69 Sketch at Sweet Stop
Sketch #46 At Papertake Weekly
Challenge #72 Use Your Scraps at Digital Tuesday
Back To School at Kah Wink E Dink
CCCB Week #18 Isn't She Lovely at City Crafter
B is For Blue at ABC Challenge
back To School With Primary Colors at Delightful Challenges
Challenge #45 Back To School at Whimsie Doodles
Challenge #21 Anything Goes at Digi Doodle Shop's Best
Challenge #9 Anything Goes at Aud Sentiments


  1. I LOVE STELLA!! This card is awesome Sammi! Terrific work! I can remember a history teacher I had in high school that I think was the WORST teacher I've EVER had. I learned nothing that year except how to deal with difficult people......so I guess I learned SOMETHING, huh? LOL
    Great work!
    Hugs & Happy Days!

  2. Ha ha I love the image, so cool. Thanks for entering it for the creative inspirations challenge and good luck.

  3. I love the image..so funny..reminds me of my nan-in-law lol..

    Fabby card, love the colours and layout xx

    Thanks for playing at sweet stamping xx

  4. Oh, I love how you turned the sketch on its side and that ribbon paired with the punched border looks really awesome! Thanks so much for working the corner with The Crafty Hos! :D MWAH!

  5. Lol what a fab card just love the sentiment
    Thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week
    hugs shell xx

  6. Beautiful card - the image is great! Love the colours. Thanks for joining the Alphabet Challenge x

  7. Cute card! I love the ribbon and punch border.

    Thanks for joining us at One Stitch at a Time this week.

  8. Hi, Sammibug! What a really cute fun card!!! It's so funny because it sounds like a teacher I used to have but she had a different name... Ummmm, imposter.... could it have been an alias?!!! LOL!!!

  9. Great card Sammi! Very fun image and sentiment. Thanks for joining us at One Stitch at a Time.

  10. Fab card -really bright and cheery. Thanks for joining the Sweet Stampin' challenge this week.

  11. Love your punch border, and image are very cute. Thanks for playing with us at OSAAT. Hugs, Nataliya.

  12. Hilarious story of the teacher (or was she?). Great sketch . Thanks for joining us at Creative Inspirations for this recycling challenge.

  13. Love the colours, lovely card. Thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week

  14. Great card and yep I remember a teacher like that too!! x

  15. This is fun! Thanks for playing along with us at CCCB!

  16. Lovely card, wonderful image! Thanks for playing at One Stitch At A Time this week.
    Hugs, Agnieszka

  17. Great card.
    Thank you for joining the alphabet challenge

  18. This is a fun take on our challenge ... Thanks for playing along at CCCB

  19. Awesone card, I love the cute image.
    Thank you so much for joining us at the Whoopsi Daisy challenge this month. Hope to see you again in our next challenge.
    Hugs, Rleen

  20. Sammibug! I love your card. As a retired teacher, however, I can't believe such imposters really occur:) Thanks for playing along with the Crafty Hos AND in the Bugaboo challenge.

  21. Great card and wow, lots of challenges! Thank you so much for playing along with us at The Sweet Stop Sketch Challenge and we look forward to you playing with us again tomorrow! God bless.

  22. fabulous card :-) I love this image ,, isn't she FAB !! :-) I don't remember a horrid teacher like that but my daughter does !! she's scarred for life LOL :-)

    thanks for joining us on the PTW Challenge :-)
    Lols x x x

  23. Very cute! I love this sassy image. Thank you for joining us for the Sentimental Sundays “Ribbons or Lace” challenge. I hope you will join us for our new challenge on Sunday.


  24. Hey there Sammi girl! Great job on your card! Everything is just PERFECT! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ho's, KWED, and Bugaboo CtB Challenges! We hope we'll see you back again soon!

  25. It was my 5th grade teacher! lol Made me laugh! great card! So glad you joined us for the Sweet Stop Sketch!
    Pam Going Postal

  26. Just love this one-the sentiment is wonderful and your colors are great! Thanks for joining us this week at Catch the Bug Challenge Blog for our Back to School Challenge! We Hope to see you again for our next challenge! Thanks Again, Tammy

  27. What What a great card! I just love it! Thanks for joining us this week at The Crafty Ho Blog for our sketch challenge! Hope to see you again for our next challenge!

  28. super cute and fun! Thank you for joining us at CCCB!

  29. I'm glad she wasn't a teacher I had! Thank you for joining in with our Back to School challenge at Catch the Bug and making it a success once again. Hope to see you again,

  30. Cute card.. And I love that image.. Thanks for playiing along with us at CCCB!

  31. What a fabulous back to school card....great image!! Yes I think we all have had teachers that we will remember forever.
    Thank you for joining us at KWED this week and hope to see more of your creative works next week.
    Linda DT-KWED

  32. Lovely Sammi, thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shops Best.

  33. Your project is so dang cute! Thanks for joining us this week at Digi Doodle Shop's Best Anything Goes! Good luck and hope to see you again next time!

    DT Coordinator

  34. Super cute card!! Love the fun sentiment!! Thank you so much for playing along with us at Whimsie Doodles!!
    Sheri-WD DT

  35. I'm sure your teacher would be quite proud that she inspired a card for you ..........thanks for joining us at the CCCB

  36. Really cute card! I love the sentiment. lol Thank you for joining us in this month challenge at Whoopsi Daisy. We hope to see you again next month.
    Hugs Bonnie
    Guest Designer

  37. Hihi..love the sentiment. Great card, love it.:))
    Thanks for playing with DC.


  38. Love this image Thanks for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy this month.

    Beccy x

  39. What an adorable card! I love the layout.
    Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments and don't forget to enter in our monthly drawing going on right now.

  40. So funny!! Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments

  41. Gorgeous sweet card. Love the image and colours too. Thanks for joining us at ABC this time.
    Hugs, Donna x

  42. Adorable card! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at DDSB! :)