Back to School Challenge

Happy Friday everyone.  It's almost time for school to start back in session and that means back to school challenges.  Not just challenges in finding all of the supplies on the teacher's list or the right uniforms in the right colors and sizes, but challenges in our papercrafting too.  This week Cardz TV is hosting a back to school challenge.  All you have to do is create a card, layout or project for back to school.
For my card I wanted something a little less traditional so I chose to go with reading as my back to school theme.  Reading is something we have to do a lot of in school and for some kids even during the summer as they tackle those summer reading lists. 
I used the Summer Celebrations cartridge for my cut.  The stamped sentiment is from Cardz TV Stamps set "Good Times" and for my background paper I just took a page from an old book - literally.
And now that you've seen my take on this challenge which I will be linking up here shortly go on and create your own so you can link up and play along too.

It's Almost Craft Show Time..... I've been giving my looms a run for their money lately getting scarves and hats all knitted up.  Tonight I wanted to get started on some more of the team spirit items and started with FSU.  Not for any particular reason other than it was the skeins I pulled from the shelf. 
So while my oldest son and husband sat watching Evil Dead, I sat knitting, looking up every so often.  It took me two hours to make this hat from start to finish minus the little rosette.  That maybe added in another 15 minutes.
Once I finished the hat I did as I usually do and took a few pictures to post on my Facebook.  Within a couple minutes one of my friends from high school hit me up saying she wanted to buy it.  Guess it's a good thing that I have more yarn and had planned to make a couple more.......

Test? Who's Got Time For That?

School is quickly approaching (one month to go) and that means it's time to start making all of those back to school projects the kids hate and moms everywhere are anxious to delve into.  Today I wanted to share a card with you.  This one focuses on those pesky tests we all love to hate, but this one is designed to have a little funny encouragement.....
For my project I used:
Locker Talk for:
the Desk cut at 3 1/2"
the Paper cut at 1"
the Pencil scaled down to less than an 1"
PPDU for the boy cut at 3"
Everyday PPD for the shoes cut at 3"
Plantin Schoolbook for the numbers/symbols scaled down to about 3/4" tall and welded together.
The inside sentiment says:
As long as teachers give tests, there will always be prayer in schools.

Diaper Baby - Baby Gift Basket

Happy Fourth of July Holiday everyone.....well for some of us at least.  Some of us lucky ones still have to work.  But that's okay because it means I'm gainfully employed.  ;o)
I wanted to share a gift basket that I made for a friend with you today.  I found this wonderful idea for making a "diaper baby" on the internet the other day and just had to give it a try.  It was so easy and I had a lot of fun making it.
Once I finished the baby I put my basket all together which included a onesie mini album I made a while back and having been waiting to have someone to give it to.  If you're curious as to what it looks like inside you can view that post here.
The card is one that I just made using the Baby Steps cartridge.  I swear that's my favorite cartridge when it comes to making baby items.  The little toy on there was put on one of those action wobbles so that it would spring around just like a toy.
Needless to say my friend was delighted with the basket....