Sunday, August 19, 2012

Freakin' Back to School

Welcome to the Freak Tour!!! This month we are going "Back to School" with a few things to get you in the mood for it! You should just have come from the blog of my BFF, JanTink ... she is a WIZARD!!! A stampin' GEENYUS, right??

I have spent the weekend moving my baby girl away to college ... sigh ... and I made her this little tag for her backpack. Not even sure she will actually USE it (she might hang it above her desk in the dorm), but it was fun making her SOMEthing for school. This is going to be sooo strange not having to wake ANYone up in the mornings!!

Stamps: Perfectly Preserved
Paper: Early Espresso, Cajun Craze, Very Vanilla, Orchard Harvest DSP
Ink: Cajun Craze, Lucky Limeade
Accessories: Window Frames Framelits, 1 3/8" and 1 1/4" Circle Punch, Typeset Alphabet Bigz Die, Woodgrain Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Linen Thread, Designer Naturals Button, Ball Chain

Next ... how about a card to put a smile on the teacher's face? I was going for the "blackboard" look with this one ... VERY simple, but I like how it turned out. (And that Chevron embossing folder is becoming my new favorite, I tell ya!)

Stamps: Perfectly Preserved, Fabulous Phrases
Paper: Cherry Cobbler, Basic Black, Whisper White
Ink: Basic Black, Whisper White
Accessories: Chevron Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, 1 3/8" and 1 1/4" Circle Punch, Whisper White Embossing Power, Word Window Punch, Cherry Cobble Polka Dot Ribbon, Festive Paper Piercing Pack, Vintage Faceted Buttons, Whisper White Baker's Twine

And lastly ... I made this for another one of my BFF's, Kathy ... she is an inspiration to me. She has NINE children!!! She is bringing three of her daughter's to Utah from Minnesota for college this week (she has four older daughters who are out of school, and two boys left at home!). This card is for HER ... happy for her to have all the kids back in school so that she can have some PEACE and QUIET!!! Love ya, girlie!!

Stamps: Occasions Alphabet
Paper: Basic Black, Whisper White, Real Red, Marina Mist, Daffodil Delight, Polka Dot Parade DSP
Ink: Real Red, Marina Mist, Daffodil Delight
Accessories: Perfect Polka Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Stripes Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Oval Punch, Finishing Touches Edgelits Die, Real Red Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon

And NOW? You get to check out the ever-fantastic Yvette Ashe!!



vdoyle8 said...

I love your projects!! I will be in your shoes next year - my daughter is starting her senior year this year. Unbelievable!!!

Anonymous said...

I love all these cards!! Thanks so much for the fun ideas. BUT THERE'S A PROBLEM--maybe it's too early in the morning--but I can't figure out how you did the stripes on the 3rd. card. Any hints? Thanks a lot!!

Christyne said...

Adorable projects! Your little tag is just too cute! :)

Carol Carriveau said...

Wonderful the tag you made for your daughter...surely she will hang it somewhere rather than worry about loosing or wrecking it...keep us posted! Your friend with 9 kids soooo deserves some quiet time for herself, but she might be lonesome as well...great card you made for her. Time between now and the Holidays will go fast and before you know it, your daughter will be back home for a visit!

Cindy said...

Wendy, the tag you made for your daughter is amazing! You cans see the love that went into it. What a wonderful keepsake for her, as she goes off to college. She'll always know Mom is near her. :-)