Saturday, January 22, 2011

School Board Appreciation

I volunteered to make cards for our local School Board Appreciation Week. It's great to work for a school board where you can know some of it's members. I got to know one member when our DD belonged to 4-H and another I've know since he was in elementary school in my DD's class. I had an idea in mind of what I wanted to make
( a CASE of the Graduation cards I've made)
but without the cap and diploma. Then I couldn't decide what to use for the embellishment. I knew I wanted to stick with the brush gold CS (SU!) but in the end I went with So Saffron and Black.

I used several challenges to get my Mojo going and ended up with the following card.

We are planning on giving them gift cards.
Below are the challenges I am entering this card in-

CropStop - square card and die cut
Diva Coffee Break Designs - a sketch
Kaboodle Doodles - use black and white + one other color
Let's Ink It Up - Anything goes
Paper Cutz Challenge - anything goes
Paper Play Challenge - back to black
Penny's Challenge - Anything goes
Pile It On - anything goes
Picture Perfect Creations - emboss, heat or dry
Raise the Bar  - NEW (Nestie/Embellishments/White)
ResQ Challenge - think bunions, or bumps and dry emboss
Simon Says Stamps Challenge - play bingo, my 3 are Punch/Die Cuts, Dry Embossing, and ribbon
Simply Create Challenge - use your punches
Flutter By Wednesday - is open with a butterfly, fairy or angel
Stampin' Royality - anything with wings

Thanks for stopping by.   Warm Winter Wishes and Hurry Spring!



Michelle VP said...

Oh how elegant! And I love the little pocket for the gift card. :) Thanks for getting inky with us at Flutterby Wednesday this week. :)

SuzanneK said...

Very stylish creation, how lovely of you to volunteer. Thanks for sharing with us at LIIU, good luck. Suzanne x

Kim Mc said...

So very elegant mother dear! So nice to see my alma mater's colors used so beautifully! I'm the board members will appreciate all your hard work! Can't wait to see what you come up with next!

Aloha, KL

Jill said...

Lovely card, great colour with the black and white! Thanks for playing along at Kaboodle Doodles this week and hope to see you next week. Jill

Tamie said...

OMGOSH this is fantastic! I love the colors, the layout and oh the border punch is SUPER FABBY!!! I love the embossing you put behind your image! Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful creation with us at PPC this week.

Tamie - PPC DT

Claire said...

Wow, they'll love them! Gorgeous work! Thanks for joining us at LIIU and good luck
Claire xx

Vicki said...

Fabulous card! I really like the color combo that you used. That border punch is awesome! Thanks for playing along with our CropStop Challenge blog.

Olga said...

Gorgeous cards my dear!!!!

Anna said...

Beautiful card! Love the color combo. Thanks for joining us at Flutter By Wed.

Deirdre said...

These are beautiful. Bet the recipients will love them too.

Thanks so much for playing along with Paperplay this week on our Back to Black Challenge. ♥

Veronica said...

what a great idea and

**Farrah** said...

Very nice, they're sure to LOVE them!!
Such a formal, classy look!!
Thanks for playing at Kaboodle Doodles and good luck!

Kristie said...

Very pretty card! I love the black borders. Thanks for joining in at FBW & PaperCutz this week!

darling Ho said...

Pretty card.
Thanks for join us at SC ,hope to see you again.:)
~hugs~darling Ho~

Lori said...

Gorgeous card! I love the border punch and all the embossing is gorgeous! WTG! Thanks for playing in our "embossing" challenge this week at PPC!

Manuela said...

Beautiful card, so simple yet effective.
Thank you for joining us at Penny's Challenges.

Anonymous said...

WOW!! YOu fit alot of challenges on one card!! Great job! Thanks for playing along with the Divas!

Annette said...

So simply gorgeous & elegant! Love the crisp, clean look! Thanks for joining the PaperPlay Challenge this week.

TaraG said...

This is the inside too! Such a great colour combo love the contrastThank so much for playing bingo with us at Simon Says Stamp Challenge!

Denise said...

fabulous! Love the colors! Thanks for playing RESQ challenge this week!

A Touch of SOL said...

GIRL, you are a CHALLENGE DIVA! Beautiful card. Thank you for playing with the Divas....

Kristin Moore said...

I don't know how you could come up with anything for that many sketches- my mind would be swirling so much I"d be dizzy! BUT YOU DID- and it is spectacular! Love that black on yellow, plus the embossing and the silhouette image. Lovely! Thanks for joining the Divas this week!

Leilani McGranahan said...

This card is really gorgeous. Great interpretation. So creative. Thanks for playing with the Divas and we hope to see you again.

Gloria Stengel said...

These are GREAT! Love the embossing! Thanks for joining us at CropStop this week! Hope to see you again!

Ann Schach said...

Very classy! I love the color combination!

Kirsten said...

Wow, the butterfly card is stunning. I love the colors you used. Thanks for playing with the Diva's sketch.