Friday, September 12, 2014

School is in Session!

Ready for the weekend??
I sure am!  
But before 'taking a break' for the weekend, I wanted to share with you a card I have created as a member of the Crafty Secrets design team.  There are so many fabulous papers, images & ephemera available through Crafty Secrets ... I sometimes don't know where I want to start! LOL!

For today's card I have used several Crafty Secrets elements ... many were already cut and just waiting for me to create with them!
The background papers I have used are from the Radiant Paper Collection.  The adorable images are from the Childhood Booklet and the numbers are from the Altered Alphabet & More booklet.  Many of these items are on sale so be sure to pop over to our STORE for some amazing sales going on now!!  You DON'T WANT TO MISS OUT!

A touch of gold Satin ribbon, border punching and faux stitching were used to accent these beautiful papers & adorable images!  Hope you like it!

A few challenges to share in today:
Freshly Brewed Challenges - School Days
Inky Impressions Challenge - ABC's
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge - Stitching (faux or real)
 The Paper Girls Challenge - Back to School
Use Your Stuff Challenge - Border Punch (OLD Martha Stewart border punch)
Sparkles Monthly Challenge - Back to School
Kitty Bee Designs - School
Classy Cards 'n Such - Chevrons, Stripes & Dots

That's it for me today!  
Enjoy your weekend ... 
I'm headed out to sit on the deck!  Fall is certainly in the air and we won't have many more weekends where we can sit outside ... without a winter coat that is!  LOL!  In fact, the temperatures have dropped considerable (only in the 60s for a high) after Wednesday's storms and I'll definitely have to put on a light jacket or sweater.  But that's okay ... I love the change of the seasons!!
As always . . .


Anonymous said...

So great! I love vintage! Thanks for joining us at Use Your Stuff and hope to see you again.
Tammy DT

Rebecca said...

Gorgeous vintage card! Thanks for joining us at Sparkles we hope to see you again

Love From Rebecca xx

Ruthie Lopez said...

Gorgeous vintage card!!
Thanks for joining us at our ABC's challenge at Inky Impressions

Gracie CH said...

Oh Darlene this is too pretty! I love nostalgic images, and these ones are just perfect for your vintage back to school design. What a great design. Love all the layers, and the colors you used. Thanks for joining us once more for our weekly challenge at Classy Cards 'n Such.


Michelle Looi said...

Lovely vintage card! Great use of that punch for this card!
Thanks for joining us at Use Your Stuff!

Pamellia Johnson said...

This is fantastic Darlene! What a wonderful collection of images, so vintage! Love the border punch and your faux stitching! hugs :)

Debbie said...

WOW, I love the images, so vintage! Great colors. Thanks for submitting to the Classy Cards 'n Such challenge this week!

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

I love this sweet vintage image, and the little touches you've added make this card really special! You are such a crafty gal!

wannabcre8tive said...

Darlene, your card is so sweet and cute. I love the vintage image and all the fabulous details. Thanks, for playing along with us for the Classy Cards N Such challenge.

Desire Fourie said...

This is so perfect for our SCHOOL DAYS theme. Thanks for sharing your talent with us and good luck.
{Fresh Brewed Designs DT Member}
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Diane said...

Really adorable with adorable images!! Love the vintage back to school look....another of your creative masterpieces!!

Paper Panda said...

Lovely card! Thanks for sharing with us at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge.
Mandy x (PPCC DT)

Heather D. ~ Fresh Brewed Designs said...

Oh this is so sweet! I love anything old fashioned / vintage looking. This makes me happy! Love the mix of images and the layering.

Thanks for playing along with us at Freshly Brewed Challenges


Caz s said...

This is lovely, thank you for joining us at Penny's Paper-Crafty. And good luck.

Caz xx PPC DT