Monday, August 24, 2009

Back to School

As my daughters wake up this morning- way earlier than they've had to over the last 3 months- to head back to school, it seems fitting to post this card I made over the weekend using Susie the Squirrel from Digital Stamp Oasis! Susie has an apple for the teacher, and is quite the willing student, isn't she? I hope my girls arrive at their respective schools today with the same willing attitudes! :)
This card marks my last one as a designer for Digital Stamp Oasis, as my term with them has come to an end! I hope over the last few months you've enjoyed my work with Ellie's sweet images, and maybe picked up a few for yourself over that time. If you haven't, head on over to their Etsy shop and see what's available! The images are adorable, very professionally drawn with great details that make them really fun to color! I also used Mercy's Tuesday sketch #35 for the layout on this card.

This card is another one I completed this weekend, this time using Jen del Muro's Sketch for You to Try for the layout inspiration. Also, my super-talented friend Barbara Anders used some gorgeous flowers on her card this past Friday for our Stamp Simply challenge that really intrigued me! I checked out her link, and found that Dawn McVey has a tutorial on her blog for making this pretty flower! Be sure to check it out! It seemed the perfect embellishment to add to this card for the sketch layout. I know without a doubt that I'm going to be making many more of these flowers! (I knew there was a good reason for getting the Dahlia Nestabilities from Spellbinders recently!)
For the sentiment on this card, I used one of my Tiny Words stamps from Just Rite Stampers without the circular border. Always keep that option in mind when you just need a simple little sentiment! It was the perfect fit for this card!

Now... time to cook a fabulous breakfast for my daughters, and see them head out the door to school! Then, seeing as how it's my day off I think I'll crawl back in bed! :)

Have a GREAT day!

Susie Goes to School
Stamps: Susie (Digital Stamp Oasis), A+ sentiment from A Touch of Class (SU Ink)Cardstock: Kraft, Kiwi Kiss (Stampin' Up!), red (Bazzill), white (Neenah), designer paper (Scenic Route)
Inks: Brilliance Rocket Red (Tsukineko), markers (Copic)
Accessories: border punch (EK Success), Nestabilities (Spellbinders), rick-rack (craft supply).

Have Faith
Stamps: Tiny Words (Just Rite Stampers)Cardstock: Tangerine Tango (Stampin' Up!), Parakeet, Cantaloupe (Bazzill), designer paper (My Mind's Eye)
Inks: Versamagic Jumbo Java (Tsukineko), Tea Dye distress ink (Ranger)
Accessories: Stylized Flowers Cuttlebug folder (ProvoCraft), Dahlia Nestabilities (Spellbinders).


Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Both cards are awesome! LOVE the little school squirrel and your pretty "orange" flower is perfect! Great inspiration in both creations!! Have a nice, "well deserved" snooze!!!

Lynn said...

It's back to school day here, too!! Love this adorable digital image all done up in her first day of school finest!! Super cute card, Tammy!!

Kim Burmeister said...

Tammy, your cards are always so wonderful! Thanks for the daily inspiration!

Cathy Indelicato said...

Beautiful cards Tammy!!!!

Tracey said...

Both are gorgeous cards Tammy! Enjoy your day off! xx

jaymack said...

Ahh! The first day of school and a day off, what a bonus. I just love the Dahlia nestie. I have to get one.

Ida P. Krause said...

These are both such wonderful cards. The School Squirrel is so adorable and I just love how pretty and colorful your flower card is.

Rachel Hope said...

CUTE...Love the orange and green flower!!!

Norine said...

love them both so cute and pretty

Anonymous said...

Tammy, I am sorry I haven't left a comment in awhile. I follow your blog faithfully and enjoy each post that turns up in my mail box. I love your have faith card. Your creativity shines!
Thanks for all the work you put in your blog. You inspire me!
Hugs from Alabama,

sdever14 said...

cute stuff today Tammy!

Ellie said...

Hi Tammy, these are both just beautiful. Love the sketch and colors you used on the Susie card and the embossing on Designer Paper on your second card looks fabulous!

Barbara said...

Love both cards, girlie! That Dahlia die is wonderful, isn't it?! And the back to school image is just too cute!!! Great job on both!

Anonymous said...

ENABLER!!!! I totally order the Dahlia dies because of this card ;) Can't wait for them to get here!!!