Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Back to School

Remember when Labor Day was officially the last day of summer vacation and school began after Labor Day? This certainly is not the norm any more in most locations in the U.S. Here my teaching friends headed  back to school on August 7 with students starting a week later. I will admit that this time of year makes me thankful that I am no longer teaching.  Of course, I may tutor again this year at one of our high schools.  However, now instead of spending an evening grading, I can head to the nearby mountains for a few hours with my husband as we did yesterday. And of course, on a weekday morning now I can play with stamps, ink, and paper.   With school on my mind lately, the latest Cameo Spotlight challenge to use numbers, led to   a back-to-school card.

The background panel is stamped with Impression Obsession  Cover a Card Notebook. Now for all the bits and bobs: Following a Kerri Bradford tutorial and using my Cameo, I made the abc-123 embellishment.  I stamped Mr. Smarty Cat from  Crafty Secrets Cutie Cats, fussy cut, colored with  Copics,  and attached with dimensional tape. The apples were die cut and stamped with PTI's Fruit Fusion. The sentiment is from Tag It #6.  Lastly,  PTI's star border die and twill ribbon to ground kitty.

Until later,

Stamps: Cutie Cats (Crafty Secrets); Fruit Fusion:Apple, Tag-It # (PTI);  (Impression Obsession)
Ink: Grey Flannel, Black Tuxedo (Tsukineko); Aqua Mist (PTI)
Paper: Aqua Mist, New Leaf (PTI); red, blue, yellow (the Paper Studio)
Other: Fruit Fusion, Star border die,New Leaf twill ribbon (PTI); Silhouette Cameo,


  1. The "ABC 123" embellishment is so CUTE Cammie! What a great card for back to school!!! So glad you played along with us over at The Cameo Spotlight!

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  2. Great back-to-school card! Love the cat stamp! Thanks for playing in the Cameo Spotlight Numbers Challenge!

  3. Hello Cammie, your abc 123 element is such a pro feel well balanced design! The red tie pops on the cute cat and coordinates well with the apples and numbers! Love the notebook stamp too! Thank you for joining us in the Cameo Spotlight Challenge! Happy crafting!

  4. This is such an adorable card, Cammie! You have combined all those great 'school' elements into such a fabulous design. Your 'smarty cat' is so cute and the "abc-123' element looks fantastic!

  5. Back to School cards are always fun and yours is great. Thanks so much for playing with us at The Cameo Spotlight.

  6. Super cute!! Love all the school related embellishments that surround that darling cat - very fun! Thanks so much for playing with us a The Cameo Spotlight - we're so glad you did!!

  7. Great project! Would love for you to join us at Cameo Creations Challenge this week!

    Many blessings,


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