Sunday, September 1, 2013

Curtain Call with SPARKS: Back to School

It's time for another challenge at Curtain Call!!  Since it is September, this challenge just has to focus on school!


I have loved reading blogs and Facebook the last few weeks.  There are first day of school pictures and so many people are saying they are sad that their children are back in school.  Personally I dropped mine and ran!!!  But I still want to make sure that they know I am thinking of them during the day so I like to have a stash of "great job" cards ready to go.

All of these fun images come from the Paper Smooches set Smarty Pants!!  I think I used most everything in it except for the cute little professor and Christina, also on the design team, used him on her card here.

Great Job

I hope you all pull out your "school supplies" and create some back to school/way to go/thank you teacher type cards for our Back to School challenge!!  And be sure to head over to  Curtain Call and check out all of the design team inspiration.  There is a prize up for grabs from The Alley Way Stamps for The Lead of our Back to School challenge!


I love my diagonal layout but I definitely didn't come up with it on my own.  I was inspired by the angled look of the frames on the photo challenge at Paper Smooches SPARKS.


Also linking up to Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes.
  • Stamps: Paper Smooches Smarty Pants
  • Paper: Stampin' Up Real Red, Crushed Curry, Papertrey Ink Winter Wisteria, Hawaiian Shores
  • Ink: Versamark
  • Accessories: White embossing powder, button from A Flair for Buttons

30 comments:

Lyndal said...

LOVE, LOVE the fabulous blocks of colour Kim - you are going to smash this months GD @ Paper Smooches out of the park :)

mypapercraftworld said...

Love these angled colour blocks, Kim ... the white embossing just pops against the strong hues! Anita :)

Marjolein said...

Great inspiration!
Love all the bright and bold colors and the black rim just finishes it off. Gives it a 'finished'look!!
love it!
Bye,

Marjolein

ps. I love the routine of the kids going to school again, and that our daily schedule is back to 'normal' whatever that may be, ha, ha. :-)

Happy Dance said...

Very cool. Perfect combination of both challenges too. Love all the bright colors and love the flair button. You've done a "great job" with this card! Bev

Kara said...

So cool! Love the unique colors!!

Monika/Buzsy said...

What a fun card Kim. Love the sweet images and the colorful blocks. Fabulous way of displaying those images.

snappy scrappy said...

So pretty, love the blocks of colour!!

Marisa said...

Fabulous colour blocking and school images!

Tenia Nelson said...

Dude....this seriously ROCKS!! :)

Shannon J said...

Completely awesome! And I LOL'd about dropping the kids off and running!

Laurie said...

Kim this layout is awesome! I love the white embossing and the bright colors!

Kristie Goulet said...

What a great layout and the white embossing against the fun colors is amazing! :)

Kim Heggins said...

Fabulous card Kim...I love the colors and all your school themed panels, so fun.

Marybeth said...

Oh gosh ! Love this one and its so perfect for the PS challenge. Love that each one is embossed. I really love this layout!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Spectacular CC card, Kims, but where this really shines is as a make of the inspiration photo at PS!! Love your creativity!!

Lesley said...

So very cool! What a great card!

Jenny said...

Fabulous colour blocking Kim, perfect take on the photo inspiration..... congrats on being last weeks PS Pro :0)
Jenny x

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Great use of the stamps Kim - love the diagonal layout and the white embossing on the block colouring. A totally fab card!
Sylvia xx

Stacey Schafer said...

Totally rocked it, Kim!

Barb said...

Awesome design! The colorblocking is a fabulous take on the challenge...and great inspiration for CC players too! love it :)

Elena said...

Fantastic card, Kim! Your color blocking is fabulous!

maria f. said...

Whoa what a design - inspiration photo or not. May have to borrow that idea cuz it's perfect for filler stamps.

cm said...

Absolutely fabulous card, Kim! Congrats on the win!! More PS coming your way = more awesome delights for you to create to share! Win-win for everyone! Thank you so much for your warm comment on my Christmas frame card...it was a stretch, but glad you liked it! Have a wonderful Monday!!
c

Bonnie said...

What an amazing card, Kim! Love all those little pieces! What a lot of embossing but so worth the effort!

Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

Fabulous back to school card, Kim! Love the fun blocks of color and design!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

LOOOOOOOOVE this card! What a fun design-- you nailed this photo using several different elements (frames, colors, diag!!)!!! LOOOOOOVE! THANKS so much for joining in the fun with the Paper Smooches SPARKS Picture Perfect challenge! I hope you will play along this week- Trending: Flowers <3

Mandy said...

Wonderful card Kim, love the colour blocks being on a diagonal.
Thanks for joining us for Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
hugs Mandy xx

Lindsey said...

Love this one! So colorful and happy and so creative with the blocks at the diagonal.

Tracey McNeely said...

Totally love love love this card Kim. The bright bold primary colours with the fun white embossed school themed images. Wonderful!

Kelly S. said...

Ummm, that layout is AMAZING! And I give you 100% credit for it because I never would have thought of it by looking at that photo, hee! I just love how you embossed the images all in white (with more fun angles). They look so sweet against the colorful paper!