Friday, September 5, 2014


It's back to school time! I'm excited, can you tell? I love having my kids home for the summer but these last weeks of summer have been hard. I think they're just as ready to go back as I was to take them. :)

It's a new 'Anything Goes' challenge over at Sister Act! I hope you will come over and join us. 
Our sponsor this week is Fitztown

Thank you so much for sponsoring our challenge, Fitztown

We have our first male teacher this year so I created this card that my daughter could write a first day note in and give to him. I wanted it school-themed but not girly...that was more challenging than I thought but I think I accomplished the goal. She loved and he did too, especially what she wrote to him. :) 

I used the Cut and Paste line by Echo Park and matted those together with some vellum (over the scissors, backpack, etc paper). I then tied some abc twill ribbon I have had forever and added my Tim Holtz grungeboard letters on top of that. 

I really like the way that it came out. 

Thanks for looking! I hope this finds you happy and healthy. 

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
NBUS #2 - Anything Goes w/ Option #4
C.R.A.F.T. #275 - -Back to School
D.L. Art #139 - Back  to School
Crafting by Designs : September - Anything Goes
WordArt Wednesday #148 - Anything Goes
The Paper Girls #63 - Back to School
Clear It Out - Anything Goes w/ Anything Goes (Back to School w/ Grungeboard)
My Craft Creations - Anything Goes
Craftin' Desert Divas #39 - Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - Anything Goes w/ Patterned Paper
My Craft Spot #150 - Back to School
Red Carpet Studios #77 - 'Billy Madison'
Sparkles #59 - Back to School


  1. You are so thoughtful to make this card for the teacher, Alycia! It is a great card for a guy and I'm not surprised that he loved it! Thank you so much for entering my second NBUS Challenge!! I hope you continue to get healthier every day and that no crap comes home from school to reinfect you guys. The twins always get sick in the first few weeks, but I've got my fingers crossed for everyone this year!! Hugs, Darnell

  2. This is wonderful !!! I always love the cards you create !!! Thank you so much for joining us at Craftin' Desert Divas !!! Hope you have a wonderful weekend !!

  3. What a fab project you have entered @ the CIO challenge blog...tfs...hope you stop by and play again <((><

  4. What a wonderfully thoughtful idea and a really great man card. Praying you have awesome day filled with joy. Thank you for joining our 148th challenge.
    Carole and the DT team at Word Art Wednesday.

  5. That's a great card! I'm sure the teacher loved it. You did a great job at keeping it gender neutral; that can be so tough! Thanks for sharing it over at Red Carpet Studios!

  6. Cute teacher card...I can see why he liked this creative card!

  7. Very cute - great papers --
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday #139 “Back to School” challenge, Have a Blessed day, DIANA L.

  8. Beautiful card, wonderful colour combo. Thanks for joining us at Clear It Out!!! I hope you get to join us again for our next challenge. Agnieszka

  9. Great card. Thank for joining us at CRAFT this week. Jeanette

  10. Such a great card - and perfect for a male teacher. I love the look of those grungeboard letters!

    Thanks so much for playing along with us at My Craft Spot!

    Small Bits of Paper

  11. Love it, Alycia - a really great card.

    Thanks for joining us at the CRAFT challenge.

    Helen x

  12. Alycia, this is so cool. :)

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at Crafting by Designs & good luck!
    Sanja, DT

  13. Thank you so much for joining my Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper September challenge with your super creation - hope to see you again soon x


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