Monday, August 12, 2013

School Days...School Days

How many of you remember the old song, "School Days, School Days"?  I can remember singing this when I was in about the Third Grade.  It was a simpler time when this song was written. 
School Days, School Days
Dear Old Golden Rule Days.
Reading, and Writing and Rithmatic...
All to the tune of a hickory stick.
You were my Queen in Calico,
I was your Bashful Barefoot Beau.
When you wrote on my slate,
When we were couple of kids.
I enjoy thinking about a simpler time.  Like the days of Mayberry RFD, Leave It To Beaver, and Father Knows Best.  Back when we called adults Mr. and Mrs., and said yes, ma'am and yes sir when we answered adults.
So anyway, I made this card with a simpler time in mind.  I added a metal Bible embellishment.  It's a reminder to me of how grateful to God I am for allowing me to home-school, and privately educate, our children.  They have grown up knowing God's Word and having it implemented into their educations.  I am SO grateful for that!
One of my fondest "Back-to-School" memories of all time was every year when my Mom would take me shopping for new shoes.  I had to wear corrective shoes, so I didn't get to pick from the "cool shoes", I had only a couple of choices and they were pretty basic/a little ugly (but they were good for my feet and my Mom really DID know what was best for me).
I'm entering my card in these challenges:
Sugar Creek Hollow - It's A Child's Life - I thought I'd share this vintage Back-to-School Card

Simon Says Stamp Vintage Challenge - Make The Cut - Use Die-Cuts, Punches, Etc.  I used a large circle punch to make the circles cut in the Vanilla Bazzill - it's hard to see because the washi tape is over it.  I also used a die-cut for the School Days frame.

Paper Sweeties - Challenge Sketch #10 - I definitely got creative with this sketch and flipped it around, but all the elements are there.  I used a Paper Sweeties stamp for my sentiment (School Days).
I'm so glad you stopped by today for a little peek, and I hope that you will be back by again soon.  If you're looking for another fun Anything Goes Challenge, you're all warmly welcomed to join us at Word Art Wednesday Challenge Blog.  We LOVE making new friends.
Have a blessed week!


  1. I love all the elements of your vintage looking back-to-school card! So pretty

  2. Adorable card, love how you added the Bible. Hope your doing well.

  3. Cute card. Love the ribbon. Thanks for entering our Back to School challenge at Created With Love Challenges.

  4. Hi Karen,

    I'm so sorry my response is so late. You don't "bug" at all, glad to help you out. The Thread Spool Card was cut at its original size of 4.25" x 11" and then scored and folded in half. Making the final size of the card to be about 4.25" x 5.5". You can always resize the file as needed. As for the license, that only applies if you are looking to mass produce and sell any creation you make using the Thread Spool File. If you plan on making it for a friend or DT project, simply choose the Personal Use - you won't be able to sell it on Etsy or other place.

    I hope you find this information helpful. If you have any other questions, please feel free to email me at ScrappinCookie at I'd be happy to help you out.


  5. What a cute card Karen - love all the element s you have included - especially the washi tape. Your stitching is beautifully even too!

  6. oh la la Karen, ton style est trop beau, biz

  7. Lovely card. Thanks for playing along with Red Carpet Studio this week


  8. This is great! Love the stitching and that black-gingham ribbon too! Thanks for playing along with us for the A.R.T. "School" Challenge, and we hope you'll join us again this Thursday for a *new* challenge too! ~Cheryl, Senior DT

  9. What a darling card and all wrapped up in the Word! Yes you took me back. I remember the song (at the least the first verse)!

  10. This is just awesome Karen and thanks for sharing the poem & memories with us! Yes they certainly were 'simpler times' ... seems like yesterday but yet it was so long ago!!
    Thanks so much for sharing your creativity with us at A.R.T. and joining our SCHOOL CHALLENGE this week! Hope you'll join us again next week!
    A.R.T. DT

  11. Great card! love your lil flash back....Thanks for joining us this week at Created With Love Challenges for our Back To School Challenge!

  12. Beautiful card Karen! I love your vintage style!

    Thank you for your prayers, we really need them right now.



  13. Lovely card, the cut squares are very effective and I love the ribbon and added numbers to one side. Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Monday Challenge. Tracy x

  14. Oh Karen, this couldn't be any more darling!! I love how you stamped the Paper Sweeties sentiment on the 'chalkboard'! Just precious! Thanks for sharing your lovely work with us :)

  15. Wow Awesome card Karen. Thanks for joining us at Created with Love challenges.
    Linda K. DT

  16. Great card..lizzi sugar creek hollow

  17. Such a cute creation!!!

    Thanks for joining us at Red Carpet Studios.

    Red Carpet Studio Challenge

  18. So sweet and vintage! Love the sentiments on the chalkboard! Thank you so much for entering the challenge this month at Paper Sweeties!

  19. such a lovely card, so glad you joined us at Sugar Creek Hollow