Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Back to School!

Once upon a time there was a lady with 3 boys! One day, her youngest son started Kindergarten, her middle son began his first year in high school and her oldest is heading off for his last year of college. What a spread of years for these young men!

Anyway - I made a card to welcome the youngest to Kindergarten, decided her middle son would have his feelings hurt if he didn't get one (after all, I was there when he started Kindergarten, just didn't make cards back them) and then I knew the oldest would enjoy a card from Mrs. McDonald, since he started Kindergarten the first year I started teaching Kindergarten! Whew, shouldn't have said all that, it's making me feel old!

So here is the card I made for the oldest son:

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

The Cat's Pajamas for the color scheme of denim, kraft and candy apple red - gorgeous!

Hand Stamped Sentiment to follow this inspiration photo.

Pals Paper Arts to KISS (Keep It Simple, Sweetie) challenge, make it a masculine.

Hand Full of Stamps to think of September and October, I though about back to school.

The next card is for the son starting High School - Go Knights!
This card is being entered in the following challenges:
Treehouse Thursday Challenge  - Back to school theme
Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge is looking for a man's world.
Stampin' for the Weekend is going back to school
ABC Challenge is focusing on the letter A, which for my school district is going back to work/back to school!
The Wildflower Patch wants embossing
Sentimental Sunday is anything goes!
Friday Sketchers to use their sketch
Alphabet Challenge to use ovals for 'O'
The Shabby Tearoom to use the soft, neutral and shimmery colors in the photo or the theme ... or BOTH!

And the final card is for the youngest son, one that I made sometime ago so I won't be entering it in any

Thanks for stopping by!



Shannon said...

Sally, these are so sweet. What lucky boys to receive these from you. Great job! Thank you for joining us this week at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

Kim Mc said...

Wow, you are old!! I didn't remember the part about you starting to teach when Adam started that was a long time ago! :) Excellent cards mother dear! Very good masculine cards. Thanks for sharing and can't wait to see what you come up with this weekend!
Aloha, KL

{Jane} said...

Great cards

Thanks for joining us on SCSC :)

Hugs Jane x

Patti J said...

Lol...if you are old, that make me a genuine antique! No, wait - you ARE older than me!!! Love your cards, Sally! Can't believe it's time to go back to work already, and we never got a gal's day out! Call sometime if you need a passenger to a doc appt. or something thru the year! Hugs!

Gunn (Merete) said...

Such a sweet card. Love the image, and I really fancy your colorcombo.
Thanks for joining us at SFTW.

Debbie said...

Pretty cards! We're in about the same boat -- I send my oldest son off to his 2nd year in college and my baby for his first year of college this weeked :( Thanks for sharing your story and lovely cards with us this week in the Tea Room :)

Cheryl said...

Great cards! Thank you for joining us for the Sentimental Sundays “Anything Goes” challenge. Good luck!


Papertrails by a paper lover said...

fun cards! I especially like the second with the little boy image! That sentiment is cute!

Audrey Pettit said...

What adorable back-to-school cards for your 3 boys. Very sweet to do. Love the sentiment on your Shabby Tea Room one. Thanks for playing along with us.

Cathy said...

Fabulous man's card. Thank you for joining in the SCSC this time.
Cathy xx

Lesley said...

Great cards! Thanks for taking part in the Alphabet Challenge xx

Helen said...

Fab cards!
Thanks for joining us at the SCSC!
Helen x

Anesha said...

Great card, thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays.

Anonymous said...

What a great idea! Your sons will appreciate it. Thank you for playing at Hand Stamped Sentiments.