Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Girl Talk

I've been crazy busy getting ready for today--the first day of school! Not only do I meet all the kiddos for the first time, but also their parents for tonight's open house. SO, it will be a very looooong day. You've probably already noticed, but now that school is underway, I'll no longer have daily blog updates, and my visits to your blogs will mostly be on weekends.

With all the prep work for school, I've done zero crafting, so I thought I'd share a publication reject. This one was submitted to CardMaker magazine.


The editors prefer cards that are decorated inside and out, so here's the little detail I added to the inside of the card. What do you think?

Stamps: On My Couch, On My Couch Additions (Papertrey Ink)
Paper: Basic Gray, Bashful Blue, Cameo Coral (Stampin' Up!); Stamper's Select white (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Basic Gray, Cameo Coral (Stampin' Up!)
Accessories: scalloped edge punch (Stampin' Up!), ribbon (Stampin' Up!), button (Papertrey Ink), pearls (Kaisercraft), Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder

45 comments:

Laural-Lee said...

Awwww Anne, I will miss your daily updates. I love your fresh ideas. This card is adorable. I can't wait to get my hands on this stamp set. I'll be able to do so much with it.

Good luck with school. We still have a few more weeks of summer freedom here in BC, Canada.

Kelley Eubanks said...

I think it is great Ann! Love the layout and colors!

Pat said...

I think your card is great.
We are going to miss you, not seeing you every day. I hope the children behave for you :)
Take care xx
Pat

Karen said...

Personally, I just love the embossed, raised, polkas on the cardstock, mirroring the negative space stamped polkas on the couch!! And the girl talk? TOO CUTE!

What grade do you teach? Open house on the first night? Our Open House/Back to School Night is in a week. My son goes back to school on Thursday, but we are going in to meet his teacher tomorrow (just for him, not open to his whole class). He had the most FANTASTIC teacher last year and has made his school experience and education such a positive experience (as it should be). And I am so Grateful to all of the wonderful teachers that are there to educate our kidlets. :>

Glad you were able to get crafty this summer and of course, will continue to pop by to see what you are up to! :> Have a Great first day of class!!

Clare (Littlebear) said...

Good luck today Ann!
This card is so pretty, I love it. You always know the right colours to use.
Clare x

Dora said...

Good luck Ann, must be a busy week! But I think your card is lovely!

Sparkly Pink Star said...

This is beautiful!

Erika M. said...

I love the card! I feel your pain with starting school as I'm a teacher as well. I manage to do a little blog surfing early in the morning because I choose to get up earlier and I get some done in the evening.

mommyabbytommy said...

Good luck today!! I love the card, so sweet!

StampinCathy said...

Fabulous card and love the inside too.

AUsome mom said...

I can't believe that this was rejected!! I love it! The little couch is too dang cute and the inside is perfect. They missed a great opportunity on this one! Hope your first day goes well :)

Maggi said...

I like your card, the sentiment inside is too cute. Good luck this school year!

Aimes said...

Loving this little number Ann! I'd say Cardmakers Magazine were crazy to pass up on this - I love the colours and layout and who could say no to those adorable On My Couch stamps?!?
Good luck with your first day!
Aimes
x

chercroppin said...

It turned out GREAT Ann! Love the sentiment too!

jacque4u2c said...

Very nice!!!!

Maile Belles said...

Love the card and the layout is fab! Hope you have a wonderful first day of school! Sure will miss you around here, I'll miss visiting you daily and your wonderful comments!

~amy~ said...

well, I think it is a fantabulous card Ann!!!!

Laurel said...

It is an adorable card! In a couple of weeks I'll be swamped like you, we start September 8th.

Maureen said...

I love that, your couch or mine. I hear ya on starting school. I can't imagine how I will keep up with all the sketches and daily postings I've come to enjoy this summer...but it was a good chance to practice posting more quickly. I am always exhausted during the first month with all the talking and thinking that I didn't have to do in the summer!!

SMK said...

cute! don't you love that PTI set :D

Heather P. said...

This is super cute! Good luck today!!

Bree said...

what a little beauty.
Such a cute sentiment....

Stamp and Smile said...

Love this card! Don't feel bad for not posting everyday... we know life goes on and we'll be standing behind you!! SMILES... :)

Linby said...

I love this card - I ordered this set inspired by your use of it - just waiting......... for it to arrive!

Linbyx

HazelQ said...

Lovely card Ann, we're going to miss your daily updates :P but have fun this school year :D

Heidi Van Laar said...

Totally adorable Ann! Lovin the colors and the cut sentiment on the inside!

Have a great 1st day of school!

(-: Heidi

Sue a/k/a MOUSEMOM40 said...

What an adorable card! I hope you have a happy first day of school!

PaperCrafty said...

Adorable card Ann!! Hope you servived the first day back. DS went back yesterday. :D

Anita said...

Cute card!

Spyder said...

another lovely card, really looks like a cosy place to sit and have coffee!!
((Lyn))

Lyn S said...

Love your card, and good luck with your busy school week!

Susan (peebsmama) said...

I think the sentiments are so fun. What a cute card. I can't believe the magazine wants decorated insides. I guess I haven't read any card magazines lately because I don't remember them showing the insides, just the fronts.
Happy Back to School!

Winter said...

Very cute! I love the colors!

tiffguam said...

Well, IIIIIII would've accepted it! I think it's perfect!

Suzy said...

Allready school? We have two more weeks. :)

BTW: Nice card. :)

Pat (mspfd) said...

Super, super cute. What a fun sentiment!

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

Hope your first day back is a true pleasure!!! Love the card!

Cindy Lee said...

I think this card is beautiful!! Love your eye for colors! Seriously, I'm eyeing at your ribbon!

Sara said...

Well if you are mounting some kind of march or riot- let me know I'll fit it in. :) This card is GREAT, and I like what you added to the inside. But you know what? I prefer to make cards with nothing in the inside. But I'm a rebel I guess.

Laura O'Donnell said...

Really cute card! Good luck at school!

Belinda said...

Super cute! :) Hope your first day/week goes well!

Marie B. said...

Ehh, what do they know anyway? I like your card just as it is! Have fun this school year!

Becky Carafa said...

Love the inside detail! Love the outside too, great colors. Good luck with your school year!

cricketeew said...

What a commfy place to chat with a friend! Great card and diffrent color choice!

Kathi said...

I love it! Their loss. Keep plugging away. You never know.