Monday, August 16, 2010

The Wheels on the Bus...

It's that time of year! As you read this, I am probably preparing lesson plans, taping name tags, and organizing zillions of books! So, this card is a tribute to all of us teachers who are ragged this time of the year! (And think, its only beggining!)



I was able to combine three challenges today! Just Add Ink is honoring the Helping Hudson charity and challenged us all to use wheels on our card!



The Diva's provided me with the sketch and Creating with Connie and Mary provided the theme: BACK TO SCHOOL!




First, I tried to give my background a muddy appreance. I used stamps from Extreme Elemnts for this. Second, I had to add a little road for that diagnol strip! And, of course, lost of little busses that my friends will be arriving on! Hopefully, they won't get muddy on their way to my sparkly clean classroom!! LOL! It won't stay that way for long....

Stamps: Every Little Bit, Extreme Elements, Family Phrases

Ink and Paper: Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Basic Black, Whisper White, So Saffron,

Other: Whisper White Grossgrain Ribbon, black buttons, red twine, stampin write markers, silver gel pen, distreeing tool


And for those of you out there with little ones going to school soon, remember one thing! A teacher appreciates no gift more that a hand written thank you note! It means the world to a teacher to hear how she is effecting a child! Don't forget to tell your teachers how you feel! :-)

17 comments:

  1. Awww... ADORABLE! Love it! Thanks for playing at Just Add Ink!

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  2. This is a great card and I echo your comment about a teacher getting a thank you note. That always meant more to me than anything else! Thanks for sharing!

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  3. Oh...this is just absolutely ADORABLE!!!! LOVE IT!!! Thanks for playing along this week on the Diva sketch challenge!

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  4. I love it, Erica! The muddy background is perfect!!

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  5. I love the little road with the gorgeous bow.

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  6. Very fun card...love the row of buses and the awesome white ribbon under the road! Thanks for playing along with Create with Connie and Mary back to school challenge this week!

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  7. Aww this is so cute! Thanks for sharing! PS Love your blog wallpaper!!

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  8. Oh what a great card ERica! Love the creative use of Extreme Elements for mud! And those buses are adorable. My kiddos are back today for their first day. Can't wait to hear how it went! Thanks for joining the Divas sketch challenge again!

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  9. As always, you card is nothing less than STUNNING! xx

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  10. So cute! Love the little Buses! TFS

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  11. Love all the texture and color on this card... Thanks for playing along with the Divas Coffee Break Designs Team Challenge!
    Sharon Field
    Diva DT Member

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  12. This is so cute! Seeing your cards has made me try this challenge for my first timet his week!

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  13. Really fun card! Thanks for sharing.
    Kris Sobolik
    www.maddiebugdesigns.blogspot.com

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  14. Erica, this is super cute - love those little buses!

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  15. One of my favorite cards this week.. congrats on being selected as a favorite by the DCBD team!! Wonderful card!

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