Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Back to School

Howdy y’all,

I guess I should start out with some southern lingo, so you know I’m starting to adjust here in the south.  Noah has picked up on some of the word choice already and it sounds strange coming out of him.  ;) 

Click to view larger photoSchool started this week.  I’m excited and sad at the same time.  Noah has been so helpful since I broke my elbow and I’ve come to depend on him to help me out.  On the other hand, I’m excited because now I’ll have a bit more time to devote to stamping and getting some stamping activities going again!  To begin, I wanted to share a card that I gave to Noah yesterday to celebrate the start of his 4th grade year!

The summer mini is almost gone so I have to share some of my faves before they disappear and the Holiday mini takes over.  I know I’m behind the times, but better late than never, right?  One of my favorite stamp sets was the rough type alpha in Clear block.  I love that those tiny letters can be lined up to spell almost anything. Can you see the “rocks” in the lower left corner? How cool is that?!  Line up and stamp once! Did you notice that I forgot to stamp “grade”?  I just noticed when I was typing this out.  I guess I am human, huh, although it kinda makes sense even though I forgot part of the words. LOL!

This card uses Noah’s favorite colors, so it is actually a little “bright” for me, but it totally screams “LET’S CELEBRATE”, don’t you think? ;) Don’t you love how colors can emit emotions?  Anyhow, the Extreme Elements stamp set is a great set to create a collage and is perfect for kids to teens to adults!  Noah told me that he likes the splatter stamp because it looks like slime hitting the wall…what else would you expect from a 9 year old?  LOL! The number and letters were created using the Go Go Boots Medium Sizzlets dies for the Big Shot.  Forgive me, but the big red star is from the retired “A Little Somethin’” hostess stamp set. I hope you were lucky enough to earn that level 2 set as a hostess in 2009.