August 17, 2010

A Little Late {MTSC87}




Hi there!!  I'm here today, a little late, with Mercy's AWESOME Tuesday sketch!  I apologize for the tardiness.....My girls started school yesterday and it was a little emotionally draining for me.....you see, my oldest started middle school and for some reason I had a REALLY hard time with it!  I didn't cry when either of my girls started kindergarten, but her starting middle school just did me in!!  I had a good cry and then worried about her all day long!  LOL!  Good news is she absolutely LOVED it, so I'm back to my old self again today!

In honor of the start of school and having my uninterupted stamping time back I thought it fitting to break out my Make the Grade set from Taylored Expressions and make a school themed card!  I hadn't yet inked up the cute little school house so I did exactly that!  I paired it with a mish mash of October Afternoon scraps and I LOVE how it turned out!

Don't forget to check out what the rest of the Muses cooked up with this sketch!
Angela Thomas (August 2010 Guest)
& of course, Mercy Kerin....

Thank you for stopping by!!

Stamps:  Make The Grade (Taylored Expressions)
Paper:  Kraft, Vintage cream, October Afternoon DP
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic Markers, Ranger Distress Ink in Tea Dye
Accessories & Tools:  Circle Nesties, Circle Punches, Divine Twine, Buttons, sewing Machine, Foam Tape

21 comments:

Karen Giron said...

Oh seriously! How cute is this?? I am loving that paper and stripedie twine :D So cute, Jacks!

Dana said...

Oh I adore that school house, I might just NEED that baby!

Danni said...

Fabulous card!

Wanda Cullen said...

Jackie, your work is ALWAYS above and beyond everything in blogland...you are so talented! Love this school-themed card and can so relate to your emotions (though I have to pull it from my memories since my 3 are all grown and out of school).

Cindy Haffner said...

FUN and PERFECT Jackie.

Diane Jaquay said...

FABULOUS as always Jackie :)

Melody said...

Love this card Jackie! Love the buttons and twine!

Michelle-Jersey Girl said...

What a great back to school card...I love the mixture of all the patterns!

Keva said...

How cute! I love all of the patternes you used..really cute!

Lisa H. said...

it was worth the wait! this is amazing as always, Jackie! and I'm tearing up over first grade for my middle guy. You'd think it would be easier with the second one, but I'm really sad about him being gone all day! I have a few weeks at least! glad you're feeling happier today!Hugs!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

This is spectacular Jacks! Just FAB in every way! You poor thing...I can totally picture you crying while they were at school! HUGS girlie!

margie c said...

Oh my, this is absolutely stunning! I love this lil schoolhouse and papers! Beautiful work!
hugs, margie

Crystal (mom4cuties) said...

Looks like we both had school on our minds for the sketch :) I love the twine and the image is adorable!!

Anika said...

What a great sketch and I LOVE what you did with it!

Kerry J. said...

This is awesome Jackie!! Love all your details. And hugs about middle school! It's funny what affects you when you least expect it.

the whimsical butterfly said...

WOW! This is SOOOO so sweet, Jackie! LOVE your choices of paper/buttons and that stamp is darling!

Nikki Schmaltz said...

This is such a sweet card. I feel for you. My oldest (girl too) is starting MS and I feel the same way. End of innocence and all that. I'm sure she'll love it too, but I think I might cry. I didn't cry when my little girl started K, but did at first grade because it was all day. I just hope that I won't become so embarrassing to her along the way. THAT will kill me. Glad your DD loved it. That is good to hear.

Amy said...

You are back at it....making these adorable school cards! Love the divine twine!

Kathy Martin said...

This is the cutest little school house card! :)

Jessie/knightrone said...

Absolutely perfect! I love it!!

Pam Speidel said...

You get an A++ PERFECT grade for this one! WOW!