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Monday, September 5, 2011
Happy Monday Everyone!! I hope you all had a great weekend!!  I know mine went well...spending time with my dear hubby and girls.  I also did do some crafting..a little. Today is Labor Day in the USA so our weekend is not done!!  More time to lay low... it is time for a new challenge at Stamp and Create!

With School heading back, it's a good time for a Back to School Challenge!!
Let's see your school themed cards or a card for a teacher or student returning to school.

One random participant will win a $25 Gift Certificate to Stamp and Create!

For my creation I used aWhiff of Joy back to School stamp: Hitting the Books to make a criss cross card.  The number band is created with the WOJ I Love School  stamp. The front is embellished with a bow created with the bow easy and satin center reversible ribbon as well as two orchid fairytale roses. The designer paper is some hoarded retired Stampin up paper (I forget the name).

Here is the inside.

 For more inspiration using Stamp and Create's stamps for the Back to School challenge , please visit my talented dt sisters: JoyLaceyHeidiVicky and  Jeanette.

Don't forget that today is the last day of the Laborday sale at Stamp and Create as well.
10% off everything in the store when you use discount code
laborday (all one word-all lowercase).

challenges I am entering my creation in:
Crafty Boots - Anything GoesMake it Monday - always Anything GoesThe Crazy Challenge - Spots and/or StripesThere's Magic in the Air - Back to SchoolWoodware USA -  Anything GoesAly's Sunday Challenge -  BowsCard Cupids -  Card with StitchingCome and Get It Challenges - Back to SchoolCreative Inspirations Paint - Back to SchoolOpus Gluei -  Roses or RosettesPile It On - "B is for.."  bowsQuirky Crafts -  Flourishes and EmbossingScrappy Frogs - BlingCatch The Bug -  September Anythings GoesCrazy 4 Challenges - #C4C103 Back to SchoolMarks Finest Papers -#71 Bring on the BlingOne Stop Craft - #147 Back to SchoolSweet Stampin -  must Stamp - Anything but BirthdayAlphabet Challenge -  P is for Pretty PastelsClearly Inspired -  patterned papersFabulous Friday - flourishesFashionista Friday - back to schoolGuylou's Inimitability -  back to schoolRaise The Bar - paper pieceShow and Tell - Anything goesPixie Dust Studio -School is COOL!Rainbow Lady's -  Lets Emboss itSome Odd Girl - Paper PiecingStamp Insanity -  Back to schoolCrafty Creations - #134 punch/diecutPixie Cottage - Sketch* and/or back to schoolStampin' Royalty - 3C -  #87 back to schoolTruly Scrumptious - #64 mostly pink Sisterhood of Crafters  -  flowers

Thanks for stopping by and for all your comments!! They are greatly appreciated!!
Have a great weekend!!



Lil Daffodil said...

Hi Chris,
This is beautifully done. I love the image and the layout is fabulous. A fantastic card.
Fiona x

Louise said...

Hi Chris!
Oh this is just soooo cute! Love the stamp and your utterly gorgeous colouring :)
Lovely papers and stunning details :)


Unknown said...

Oh what a cute image this is Chris! I love how you paper pieced her skirt and backpack on the ground. So pretty!

Miss you! ;) hugs, Angela

Sandra H said...

Hi Chris, another cute image and so beautifully put together in this fabulous card:) Sandra H

Cheryl said...

Just GORGEOUS,love the paper piecing and your fabulous colouring!!! Thanks so much for your well wishes for Lyndall's benefit!!
Hugs xx

Grace said...

Oh this is so darling Chris! I love the paper piecing... love the dp! Hope you had a good weekend! We were on the go the whole time. Went to the VA Mnts Sun and today the kids were here all day to surprise us. They are coming back Fri. for next weekend too. How fun!


Amy Johnson said...

Such a cute image and card! I love the paper-pieced skirt!

Lacey Stephens said...

This is so sweet, Chris! I love how you paperpieced her outfit to match her bag!! :-)

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Chris this is fabulous what a gorgeous image and I love the design and colours a super creation.
Lorraine x

Karen Howard said...

Wow, fabulous back to school creation! Thanks for sharing with us at The Pixie Cottage! Hope to see you again next week! Hugs, Karen

Nancy said...

So adorable, Chris!! I love the bow! Thanks for joining us this week at Woodware USA!!

Debbie Bakk said...

How adorable love this stamp and the flourishes are great added bonus to your cards Thans for joining us at Frosted Designs

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card, loving the bow and those rosettes are gorgeous! Thank you so much for leaving me a comment on my blog too, it's always loved! :)

Jodie Mackrell said...

great card! thanks for playing this weeks BUgaboo challenge at catch the bug!

Two Dogs and a Book said...

What a beautiful back to school card! Unfortunately, it will not count towards our prize since it does not have an apple on it! So sorry! I hope you will continue to check our challenges and participate when you can.

Brenda said...

What a sweet card! So beautifully colored, I really like the paper pieced skirt. Thank you for playing along with us this week at Speedy the Cat's Friends challenge!

Scrumplescrunch said...

Lovely design and such a pretty card Chris, saw it on MIM.

* Shell B.* said...

Great Card Chris! Love how you paper pieced the little gal's pants and backpack!

Thanks for joining in on our Back to School challenge at "Come and Get It" this week!


wannabcre8tive said...

Chris, your card is so adorable. I love how you did paper piecing and put the two roses with the beautiful bow. Thanks for joining us over at Paper Cupcakes/There's Magic in the Air blog challenge.

Vicky said...

Just so gorgeous hun....

thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin...and good luck...!

hugs Vicky xx

Winnie and Patty said...

Chris--What a great card!!! Very cute!!!Thanks for playing along with us this week at Speedy the Cat's Friends challenge!

CraftygasheadZo said...

Love this image. Thanks for joining us over at Crafty Boots. Zo x

Spyder said...

Fabulous card Chris! Thank you for joining Quirky Craft's Challenge this time. Don't forget to pop back this Friday/Saturday to vote for your favourites!

Linda . J said...

Beautiful card Chris love the colours and the gorgeous design.

Hugs Linda

Dr Sonia S V said...

What an adorable image and the roses are so beautiful
Dropped in seeing your card on MIM

Cheers from Bangalore ,India
Dr Sonia S V

Carol Hurlock said...

This is just precious Chris. I love the paper pieced image and the way you did the numbers down the side. So sweet. Thank you so much for playing along in Speedy's the Cat's Friends Challenge this week. It is a pleasure to visit your blog and see what you made for us. Good luck in the drawing and I look forward to you playing again next week.

Bear Hugs,

Ashley Horton said...

Cute! The patterned paper with the flourishes is very pretty! Thanks for playing along with us @ Frosted Designs! :)

Anonymous said...

OOH Chris, she is soooo sweet hun!! Love your coloring and darling design!! :) Hope you are well!! BIG HUGS

Caroline Rawcliffe said...

A super card, Chris. Thanks for joining us at Rainbow Lady.

Unknown said...

A lovely card thanks for sharing with us at StampinSanity this week
Luv Jane xxx

Jen said...

Lovely card, I do like that stamp. Thank you for sharing with us at Rainbow Lady's this week.
Jen x

Tammy said...

This is sooo cute Chris!! Fantastic coloring and I LOVE the paper piecing!
Hugs, Tammy

Lionelsa said...

Adorable card.
Thanks for joining us at The Crazy Challenge this week!

Rainbow Lady said...

A super card Chris I love it. Thanks for sharing
Love Cynthia x

Denise Marzec said...

Love the paper piecing, Chris!

Nicki Olsen said...

Wow Mom!I love the colors,dp,and all the details!!Beautiful job!I love you !

Carol L said...

Oh my gosh, what a darling little back-to-school card! I love the image and how you colored it, and the numbered panel is fabulous for this card! said...

What great paper piecing, plus I like the way you did the #s. Fabulous as always!

Cindy van Oorschot said...

what a great job Chris. Love the paper piecing to make the things match. Also love the colors you've used on the card. Thanks for playing with us at Come and Get It.

Gina Lindsay said...

This is just gorgeous! That bow is fabulous. I love that you stamped the image on the inside too.

Karen Wilson said...

Hi Chris!! Hope you had a fabulous summer!! What a sweet card and perfect for back to school! Love that bow!!

Kerri said...

Oh that image is so cute! I love this, Chris!

Scrappy Scatty said...

lovely card thank you for joining us at Raise The Bar this week
Love Jan

Tracey T said...

This is fabulous - I love the paper piecing! Thank you for playing at Sweet Stampin' this week. Tracey x

Fiona said...

fab card for back to school!!

Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week.


Tamara Morton said...

Hi Chris, hope you are well, thank you for the lovely comment on my blog. I love all your projects and this one is just a fabulous!!
Have you heard from Holly and Chris please pass on my hello's
and thank you for joining us at ACB

Gini said...

Oh such a pretty card :-)
Thank you for joining us at Opus Gluei!

Cindy Haffner said...

Ohhhh Super SWEET Chris!!~

Paul said...

Thank you sooooo much for joining in with our Anything Goes Challenge at Catch The Bug this week.

Mandy said...

Stunning card Chris, so sweet and pretty, love it.
I've emailed you hun :)
hugs Mandy xx

Lesley said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for taking part in the Alphabet Challenge xx

Caro said...

So beautiful. I love that image. Thanks for joining us this week at Quirky Crafts

1CardCreator said...

Sweet card, love the ribbon on the inside and the front bow and flowers are gorgeous!

Designing with Debbie said...

Great back to school card. I love your coloring and layout. Thanks for playing along with us here at Speedy the Cat's Friends challenge this week. Hope to see you again next week.

Lisa Minckler said...

Wow, it takes awhile to scroll past 54 compliments to leave you yet another one! LOL FANTASTIC card and that bow...WOW! Love your work.
Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Make It Monday!
Good luck to you and have a great weekend.
Lisa xx

Chrissy D said...

This is PRECIOUS, Chris! I pray things are well with you. I think of you often and miss everyone from the ODBD Team!

Anonymous said...

Oh how lovely I love ALL your details!! I love your Image AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!! Love it it is beautiful! You are an AMAZING card maker and an AMAZING mother!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You know that? Huh Huh Huh???????????????????????
I LOVE YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I LOVE YOU VERY MUTCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Crystal said...

AWWW you and your girls are the SWEETEST ever!!! Thanks girls for your comments....Meghan you made my night sweetie!!!! :) Chris this is absolutely ADORABLE I LOVE LOVE this image and the inside looks FABULOUS TO GF, the numbers on the border is such the perfect touch!!! super cute and beautiful!!!!! Have a GREAT weekend!

Kerrie said...

Oh I love this image its so sweet, and what a great card you have created.

Thanks for sharing your creation with Make It Monday.
Don't forget......... if you leave a comment on another entry, mention that you saw their card on "Make It Monday" for a chance at second prize. The more entries you comment on the more chance you have of winning second prize.

Jean Peters said...

Wow just saw this on Make it Monday. It is adorable. Love it x

Kristen H said...

Oh such a pretty card, that little girl looks like she may be in the sassy chair. Too fun!!!
Thank you for joining us at Opus Gluei!

Rosemary said...

What a pretty card, love the colors and the feminine touches! Thank you for coming back and playing with us at Opus Gluei!

Crafting Misfit said...

I love the number strip going up the side, great card.

Thanks for linking up on Show and Tell this week!
Rebecca "Crafting Misfit"
Stop by my blog anytime!

Dee's Craft Room said...

Such a cute image, great card.

Thank you for entering the first Crafty Boots challenge.


Amy Tidd said...

Fab image! Thanks for playing along with the first crafty boots challenge! Amyxx

lesleyworth said...

Beautiful! Love the paper piecing! Thanks for playing along with us at the Shoe!

Kathy D. said...

love how her backpack and pants match!! totally can see that.

Thanks for playing with us at Clearly Inspired Challenge. The new challenge was posted today so I hope you will come over and play again with us.


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