Card Recognition

Thursday, September 1, 2011

hello friend, you're a star teacher



I tried to bribe myself yesterday with some new Authenique Paper (who is having a Facebook giveaway right now if you want to try to win some!  Please tell them I sent you), the deal was I got something at Ben Franklin if I cleaned up the house.  Let's just say that I love my new paper, but my house still needs a bit of TLC, is that cheating?  Challenge happy girl over here decided to mix and match a few of the current challenges.  The current Jay Gee's Nook challenge had me thinking about yellow.  I started off with the bookmark, I have loosely used the Waltzingmouse Stamps sketch (the CAS girl in me decided to go super simple, but I mixed up two different WMS sentiments to make up for it?).  I haven't played with Wee Memories in awhile, so I thought this paper was a great way to incorporate the "Back to School" challenge.   

 

And then since I was feeling a bit guilty that my bookmark was super simple I made a card to go with it using the Moxie Fab World vertical sketch.  Once again I'm veering from the sketch a bit, but I thought the butterfly sorta worked for the banners.   


Materials: Card: Authenique Blissful patterned paper, Tattered Angels chipboard butterfly, SRM stickers, Core'dinations card stock, ribbon from Stephanie, water color pencils and blender pen


Bookmark: Waltzingmouse Stamps Frame It and Say It Loud sentiments, Authenqiue Blissful patterned paper, Versafine black ink, PTI bookmark die, Twinery charcoal twine

21 comments:

Lisa Petrella said...

Oh those papers are SOOOO YUMMY!!! And I think shopping for crafty supplies ranks WAY HIGHER than cleaning ANY DAY! No need to feel the least bit guilty, girl!! LOVE both of these creations, but your bookmark is SO FANTASTIC...and totally makes me want that bookmark die now!! AWESOME work!!!

Lisa said...

Oh ...love them both but the bookmark rocks! Yay for your new paper and I'm sure you'll get to the cleaning...when the crafting is done :)

lynn said...

love this cute card and tag, erin:)--love that big bfly!

Kelly S. said...

What a great way to use that WM sketch! Love the sentiment with the cute school-y paper :)

Jay Gee said...

Great way to combine challenges Erin with two fantastic projects. I am really loving that bookmark! Thanks so much for joining us again at Jay Gee's :)

Cathy Weber said...

I think sketches are meant to be "loosely" interpreted. That is what helps us to be more creative. I love both your bookmark and your card with that great big E on it. Very cute and the school themed bookmark is adorable.

Emily Keaton said...

Oh, these are FUN, Erin!! LOVE that great bookmark--so eye-catching and great for a teacher. You are a gal after my own heart on getting the new paper with the house still needing TLC!!! Your own MOAV sounded fantastic--WOW!! Thanks for sharing some of your experiences!!

Trinh said...

Oh I love that bookmark, Erin! And I think the butterfly is a very creative take on the MFW sketch. Very pretty!

yyam said...

Oh these are lovely Erin! Nothing like a reward for cleaning your house! :)

Jen Cuthbertson said...

What a fun take on this week's challenge, Erin! I love all of the school papers on that cute bookmark and am always a fan of cobbled sentiments! Thanks for joining us at WMSC this week!!

Amy said...

I so love these papers......I have stayed away so far. The yellows just got to me and I'm sure they will come to stay at my house soon! LOL Thanks for playing with us at Wee Memories Scrappy Saturday Challenge!

Authentique Paper said...

Thank you for the "shout out" Erin! Please send your friends our way! As a new company we love new friends and blog followers! Thank you for highlighting our products! Super cute card!

jen said...

mmhmmm. this is way better than housework- besides, you could say you DID do it, but having littles it just got that way again already!!! *wink*
these are both fab- those colors are so yummy together- I'm trying to use what I have- you're not helping.
:D

Cath said...

Hey Erin! Thanks for linking this up to the Vertical Sketch challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

cbuswell said...

Fabulous creations! thanks for joining us this week at the WMSC! : )

Jennifer Rzasa said...

Wow Erin, your projects are fabulous! My husband and I have been cleaning our apartment all day, I haven't crafted at all yet! :(

Danielle Therese Greenwood said...

What a cute little gift set! I love that paper! Thanks so much for playing along at the Wee Memories Challenge!

Ange Kelly said...

These are both fabulous! thanks for playing along with us this month .. cheers Ange

Debgem said...

Brilliant! Lovely bright colours and such fun! I do like the tag!

~Tammy~ said...

Way to rock all the challenges! Great papers for sure and what's the point in cleaning when it just gets messed up again with boys in the house right????

jen said...

congrats on your honorable hoot!!