Thursday, August 25, 2011

An Apple A Day!

Its back to school time, and I could not resist the chance to make a card with an apple theme and a little bit of back to school goodness. It would be perfect as a morning "pick me up" for a student or for a special teacher { most of my best friends are teachers} actually I seem to gravitate towards educators of all kinds!

 Back to school is always a bitter sweet time of year for me, even though Chella is now a junior in high school, I miss hanging out with her when she is out of school for the summer. I love late night dinners, and midnight movies. Resuming the school schedule means getting up early, homework, and packing lunches. But it also brings new friends, family meals, the start of fall, and so many fun school functions! Go Titans!!

I followed this weeks Mojo Monday sketch, a fun mix of shapes on this one! Curves and zig zags, and a super interesting ribbon treatment. I'm so happy I had a chance to play along this week!

I love this pretty paper collection from My Minds eye {Stella and Rose} the number patterned paper is by Pink Paislee, its one of my favorite number papers ever! Decorating the inside of the card, makes it sturdy, and I love how it continues the fiesta for the eyes!

Glitter brads, add to my never ending need for glitz! I have had that little pencil button in my stash since I used to design Children's clothing...and that has been more than 10 years ago {at least} but you have to hoard the good stuff....you never know when you will need it! :)

6 comments:

Connie Hobbs said...

Shantaie, I love this card! So many places for the eye to visit!

Cindy said...

What a cool card! Love it! And I'm glad you kept that button--it's too cute :-)

Lynn B. said...

I love this, it is wonderful! I must, however, add a "go Panthers" to my comment. (Must support my school!)

Deneen said...

Such a fabulous card! I love how you decorated the inside too! Those glittery red brads make me think of Dorothy's shoes from the Wizard of Oz. LOL.

Nadia said...

Oh, the layers and wonderful vintage feel of this card! Wonderful energy from muted colors is magical and I love that you decorated the inside too. I love the continuity!

Thank you so much for visiting my blog-- felt like crafting royalty visited!

Nadia

Jillian Deiling Cassity said...

your card is stunning!! I love the glittery apple! :)