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Saturday, August 13, 2011

Back 2 School

Hello my treasured crafters!

My oh my! This past week has been a whirlwind! One exam done..two more to go! Thursday I'll be a free woman! :) So in the midst of studying, I was working on two projects. I'll be posting one today, and make sure to visit back on Tuesday - it's a good one! :)

So with all the back to school blog hops and challenges, I decided that I wanted to create a back to school project. Here in Canada, everyone doesn't go back to school until after the Labour Day holiday, which is usually sometime in September. So hearing that some kids in the States are heading back to school already is a bit bizarre to me. Nonetheless, no kids means more time to craft right?! :) Of course I don't have any kids yet, but I'm sure that I would have mixed feelings when I have to send my children back to school!

For my project, my inspiration came from the little ones. Whenever I think about back to school, I always picture the kids thrilled to go on the playground and they just throw their backpack on the ground and run for the slide or the swings! So that's exactly what I did!

I absolutely adore the Baby Steps cartridge. If you do not own this cart, you MUST get it. The images are SO cute and super easy to layer! I cut the 'sand' out of sand-paper. Neat eh? This is a 5 x 5 card base that I'll be entering into the following challenges:

Celebrate the Occasion Challenge 25 - Back to School
Peachy Keen Stamps LFIF - Shaped Card
Pink By Design Challenge 7 - Back to School Project

Trail of Treasures:
  • Slide and backpack cut from Locker Talk Cartridge
  • Patterned paper from DCWV Grade School Stack
  • Seeing Spots Cuttlebug Embossing Folder
  • Sign cut from Walk In My Garden Cart
  • Card shape cut from Create a Critter
  • Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress Ink
  • Apple cut from Doodlecharms
  • Boy cut fom Baby Steps Cart 
  • Face from PK-642 Boy Mates Face Assortment
  • Silver Foil Cardstock for Slide
  • White Gelly Roll
  • Crystal Accents
  • Sandpaper
  • Irock
All the best to all the little ones who did have to head back to school this past week! Make sure to tune back in on Tuesday for another Celebrate the Occasion challenge -- one that you do NOT want to miss! ;)

Until next time's treasures,
Tracey xox


  1. This is adorable! And so much the truth! I love it! Thanks for playing at CTO!

  2. How cute, love that little face peeking over the slide :)

  3. Very cute! Thanks for playing with us at CTO!

  4. This is adorable! I love it. That's exactly how I think of kids going back to school too... :) Great job!!

  5. Such an adorable card...great work! ~Shen

  6. Super cute project... thanks for playing with us at CTO..


  7. How sweet! Like the shape and the embossing of the card!
    Thanks for plying with us at CTO!

  8. OK this is WAY to CUTE for words!Your card is just ADORABLE,I LOVE it!FANTASTIC job as always my friend!:)

  9. Too cute, you did a great job! Thanks for joining CTO!

  10. So adorable!! After labor day?? That would be amazing! This is my 3rd week back teaching!!

    Such a cute card! I love the shape and the scene you created is perfect!

  11. Really Cute! Thanks for joining us at CTO this week!
    Hugs, Jenni

  12. Adorable!! I love the postage stamp shape for your card -- And I love that you used sandpaper for your sand!! :)

    Thanks so much for sharing your talent at Celebrate The Occasion this week!! A new challenge starts tomorrow -- Can't wait to see what you create!! :)

    Amy :) at
    Celebrate The Occasion DTM

  13. Oh this card is great, and so much fun! I love the slide!!!
    Thanks for joining us at CTO!
    Rebecca "Crafting Misfit"
    Celebrate the Occasion DTM
    Visit my blog!

  14. so adorable! love that little boy, so cute! Thanks for playing with us at PKS Let's Face it Friday! Good luck! :)


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