Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Perfect Sentiment Challenge #89 - Goodbye Summer, Hello School

I've noticed when traveling that school starts at different times across the U.S. It usually starts in our area the 2nd week of August while a visit to Connecticut one September showed me that children were still off for summer until after Labor Day in September. I remember the mixed feelings I had as a child and as a teacher hating to see the end of summer freedom, but also anxious to get back to friends and the familiar routines of school.  That's the mix of possibilities for our challenge this week at The Perfect Sentiment Challenge. You can focus on either

Goodbye Summer or Hello School
LABOR DAY IS AROUND THE CORNER AND FOR MANY THAT MEANS THE END OF SUMMER AND BACK TO SCHOOL. CREATE A CARD WITH EITHER A SUMMER THEME OR A BACK TO SCHOOL THEME. DON'T FORGET TO INCLUDE YOUR SENTIMENT ON THE FRONT.



Our sponsor this week is The Paper Shelter where you can find some really cute summer or school images. They will give one lucky winner a $20 gift certificate!!!  I used Copic markers and colored this fun  outline image called "Learning is Fun" to make my card today.

I used the "Scholastic" paper pack from CTMH. I found this sentiment quote that is great for a teacher and printed it on some of the graph paper in the Scholastic pack. I made this card for one of the teachers at the Christian school where four of my grandkids attend. They were so excited when I picked them up from school on the first day --two weeks ago - especially Michel who is starting Kindergarten.


We took my youngest grandson to lunch with this school bunch. Since he was starting afternoon kindergarten, he wasn't starting school until the next day, Aug. 15th (still so early, what a short summer). The biggest change I noticed from my teaching years was the color of boys' school shoes:

 
I believe that our children are our most precious "resource." We should focus on giving them the best education possible for the future depends on them. I'm trying to put more focus on praying for them and what they do at school each day. That includes asking God to help them pay attention, to make good friends and be kind to others, to obey their teachers, to work hard and do their best, and to do well with schoolwork, homework, and tests.  Thanks for letting me share. I hope you'll share in the fun at The Perfect Sentiment and let us enjoy your art.
 
I'm also sharing this card with the following challenges:
ABC Challenge #42 - No flowers
Card Mania #28 - Ribbon
Cuttlebug Mania - Anything Goes with Die cuts 
Love to Create #80 - Back to School
Love to Scrap #12 - Bingo (Die Cuts, Sentiment, Buttons)
 
 
 
The Pink Elephant #214 - Back to School
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


 

11 comments:

Jannie said...

Love your card! She is such a cutie!
And the sentiment is awesome!

Thank you so much for joining us at Cuttlebug Mania!

Cuttlebu&Hugs
Jannie

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Great card, fab colouring, papers & that perfect sentiment!
love the boys shoes fab colours lol
Hugs Shell xx

Ani said...

Beautiful card! Thank you so much for playing along at Card Mania! Good luck! Ani

kenli said...

Wow!!! This is gorgeous.

Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation with us at Card Mania Challendges.

FeistyCrafter said...

Super cute card! Thanks for joining us at Love to Scrap! Challenge Blog
Tina

Ruza Rebel said...

Gorgeous card ... truly love the image, and your layout! Thank you for joining us this week at Love to Create for our Back to School Challenge.
Ruza, LTC Designer

Ger said...

Love the image, fab back to school card! Thankyou for joining us this week at ABC Challenges

Andrea said...

What a wonderfull card - I love it!
Thanks a lot for playing arround with aus at stamps+fun=creativity!
Hugs, Andrea

Jacki Randolph said...

Vickie, this is an adorable card with your sweet little gal ready for school!! Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful card with us at Love to Create Challenge.

Hugs xx
Jacki - LTC Owner

Tanjas-Kreativstueble said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at SFC

hugs
Tanja.

Margaret said...

Fabulous job on your creation. Your coloring is amazing an I love the little buttons and layout.