Sunday, August 31, 2014

Back To School...Again!

Well, Summer is officially over.  Homeschooling starts this coming week at our house after Labor Day; and ready or not....Andrew and I are about to embark on another year of learning.  I am so grateful that God has blessed me with such well-behaved children who have a heart for the Lord and have chosen to be obedient.  You do the best you can, you pray for them, and you trust God with it all.  But there comes a point when your children have to decide for themselves whether or not they want to be obedient and choose to live their lives in the will of God.  I praise God for children who have a heart for the things of the Lord.  I'm a very blessed mom.  I wish you all a great school year, whether you homeschool or not.  Our children are precious gifts from God, and they need our love, prayers and support.
My card was made from a Small Lunch Bag Kraft Note Card, and to that I added a piece of wood looking patterned paper that I machine stitched.  I added half of a vintage cream doily, some October Afternoon elements (school room and scissors), some buttons, jute and Baker's Twine.  I also added a Making Memories chalkboard tag that I inked with white chalky ink.
Papertake Weekly Sketch Challenges - Sketchie Free For All - This card was based on Sketch #26, but Papertake Weekly has LOTS of great sketches to follow

My Craft Spot by Kimberly - Challenge #150 - Back To School

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenges - Simon Says Anything Goes

Creative Card Crew Challenge Blog - Challenge #69 - Chalkboard - Even though I am the Guest Designer for this challenge, I couldn't resist playing along.  I used a tiny chalkboard tag that says "home work" and it's inked in white chalky ink and is hanging from a button with a miniature safety pin.  There's also a chalkboard in the image I used!

Thanks for visiting my blog, and I look forward to visiting yours soon.  Leave me a comment, and I will swing by to leave you some love as well.


  1. Olá, Karen!
    Seu cartão é adorável!...linda composição!
    Eu sou professora aposentada e seu cartão me fez sentir saudade da sala de aula!

  2. Lovely card Karen - love the definition and illustration you have used on it.

  3. Great card, I love all the little details!

    Thank you for joining the challenge with the Creative Card Crew!


  4. Wonderful card!
    Amazing Blog!
    I am your newest follower and hope you will visit me too

  5. Love your card, the buttons are brilliant, great sentiment too.
    Thank you for joining us at Simon says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

  6. Hello, Karen,
    I love your school card! I love especially the scissors and the chalkboard image. It seems you took it from a 50s school book or magazine! I love those old drawings! The wood-like paper is lovely too! I also like using it because it give cards more charm and makes them more real.


  7. This is such a great school themed card :) Your guest design projects were gorgeous!

    Thanks for playing along with us at Creative Card Crew!
    ~ Crystal (DT)

  8. Just ADORABLE Karen!!! LOVE the vintage feel! Thanks so much for joining us at My Craft Spot!!!

  9. gorgeous card_i love your layout and your scissors and all the other little bits.thank you for joining us at creative card crew. Irene DT xx