Friday, August 24, 2012

Simon Says: Back to School

Happy Friday!

Any fabulous plans for your weekend? The hubs and I are finally going to celebrate our anniversary on Saturday! I'm hoping for a day trip maybe :) We so seldom to get to see each other it will just be nice to be together, you know?

Any who, Simon Says is hosting a back to school challenge this week. I so wanted to play along but I so don't have many stamps that qualify :( I've been out of school for years now and I don't yet have any babies so this is one of those times that I was ill prepared. However, I will not be bested! I will be creative :)

Take that back to school! In searching for anything that would be suitable I remembered I had It's A Man's World from Sweet Stamp Shop. and It's A Man's World has a pencil stamp in it, yay! 

I started by using MFT hexagon die and cutting from various pattern papers that read school to me. I used the grey from Amy tan's sketchbook and the red stripe/yellow polka dot from Echo Park's Dots and Stripes.  I fit them all together and trimmed to form a panel. 

I stamped the pencils and colored them with copics before adding stickles to them I printed the lined paper and the sentiment from my computer. I used an EK Success punch to create the notebook edge. That lovely twine is from Doodlebug. 

All in all I feel like I kicked back to school's booty. Oh the little victories. Ha!

Thanks for popping in! Wishing you a lovely weekend :)  


  1. Nailed it! I'm stuck with no real back to school supplies too. I must dig harder! Love what you came up with!

  2. LOVE the pencils!
    Have a great ANNIVERSARY weekend:)

  3. Super duper cute! Yep, kicked that challenge's tush!!

  4. So adorable!! I will be putting this set to good use for next week :)

  5. Way to go, I'm happy to see someone kick "back-to-school's" booty! (Could you kick it back another month? I'd LOVE that!) Your card is totally adorable, I especially love the sparkly pencils!

  6. Perfection. The pencils, the paper, the border punch... you OWNED back to school, chica!! :D

  7. This is perfect for Back to School Kel! I love the row of pencils and the hexagon background! Such a fun and cute card. I hope you had a wonderful day with your hubby :)

  8. and how come I was not following your site? I think I found you on flickr and that is how I see your stuff. This way is much easier! I love the card. It is a balance between the color and white space.

  9. Oh what a wonderful card, fab colours and great school image

    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamps Challenge.

  10. Hey sweets! This is fantastic! This is the perfect back to school card! LOVE the sparkly pencils! And the hexagons are fantastic!

    Thanks so much for playing along with the Simon Says Stamp challenge!

  11. Love your card, so crisp and clean, good luck on your challenge.