Hello Crafty Friends!
I’m back with another quick post. Did I tell you that we bought a new house?! Oh yeah – I think I failed to mention that! So needless to say, my life is a bit chaotic at the moment. Buying one house, decluttering, purging, and packing up 14 years of accumulation (OH EM GEE!), and selling our existing house – such a daunting task! But one worth the effort if we ultimately downsize and simply our lives, which is what the goal is at this point. But, that’s enough chit chat from me. Let’s get to the challenge, shall we?
This time of year is such a magical one for me – there’s something about the crispness in the air, the change of colors in the trees, the smell of school supplies and books! Fall is in the air, for sure! So I was thrilled when Michele threw a “Back to School” themed challenge at us. So fun, right?! This week’s CAS-ual Fridays Challenge is to create a CLEAN & SIMPLE project and use “Back to School” as your theme.
Our sponsor is Pretty Paper Studio, and they’ve provided a wonderful prize for the this week’s TGIF Winner. But you’ll have to click on through to the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge Blog to find out what it is – you’re going to like it, I promise! Thank you Pretty Paper Studio!
I don’t have any little ones in school anymore, but I still love to create for the Back to School theme. I recently visited one of my fave-a-lave brick and mortar stamp stores, Impress Rubber Stamps, and found the cutest alphabet stamp that was just perfect for my project! I stamped it onto some black cardstock with some white pigment ink, to give the effect of a chalkboard. I’ve listed the other products used on this project below:
STAMPS: Pretty Patches: Apple (W Plus 9 Designs), I Love School (Technique Tuesday), and Alphabet (Catslife Press – 216G)
INK: Unicorn Pigment and Black Dye (Memories/Hero Arts), Cherry and Grass Pigment (A Muse Studio)
PAPER: Black Licorice and Sour Apple CS (French Poptone), Riding Hood Red (Stampin’ Up!), Solar White CS (Neenah)
OTHER: Scallop Border Punch (Stampin’ Up!), Tag Sale #1 and #5 Dies (PTI), Linen Impression Plate (PTI), Green, Red and Black Baker’s Twine (Divine Twine)
That’s it for me, kids! I need to get back to my packing and purging! It’s amazing what you accumulate in 14 years and didn’t even realize you had! Do yourself a favor and go through your stuff long before you decide to move – you can thank me later! LOL Thanks for stopping by today – I so appreciate it!