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.
Blessings,
Karen

11 comments:

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

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

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

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

    Sheena
    xxx

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

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

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  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.
    Love,

    Mariangela

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  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)

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

    housesbuiltofcards@gmail.com
    www.housesbuiltofcards.blogspot.com

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  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

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