Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Smile.....For You

Happy Tuesday!

Today I wanted to share a sweet card with you.  I have a bit of creativity and excitement in my world.  My husband bought some cabinets for me to put some of my crafty supplies in.  Eek!   You understand, don't you?   For the longest time, I've been occupying a corner of our formal dining room with containers of things stacked.  Now I actually have what resembles a crafty room.   Yay!!!  

Ok...now to my card...

Isn't that the cutest card?!?!?!  I just love how it came together.

The inspiration for this card came from several places.   I don't typically combine challenges, but these fit so well together.  :-)

The layout of my card was inspired by MFT's Sketch.

The theme came from two challenges... 

and MarkerPOP 
MarkerPOP! Challenge #75: Back to School
(requirement - use any marker that they carry in the store)  

My baby girl starts her Senior Year this fall.  So I thought I'd take these challenges and make her a first day of school card/greeting.   A bit of background...her high school is a few blocks from our grocery market and Starbucks, and every Monday (as a treat and reward) I would get her a coffee on our way in.

So the Lawn Fawn Love You A Latte stamp set (and coordinating dies) was perfect.  I cut my panel out of Lawn Fawn's Beachside paper pad and MFT's Zig-Zag Stitched Squares Stax

I stamped the cups on Distress Watercolor paper and colored them with my Distress Markers and an aquabrush.  After they dried, I added clear Wink of Stella and glossy accents (to the 'coffee')

This year my daughter will be driving herself to school *sniff*....so she'll be getting her own coffee.  I thought a gift card would be a great way to let her know to have a great first day.  

So the inside has a slot created to place the gift card, and plenty of room for a personal message. 


  1. Such a happy card! Love those cute stamps! Thank you for playing along with the MFT Sketch Challenge!

  2. Very cute card! I love the layout so much! Thanks for playing the Lawnscaping Challenge!

  3. Very cute! And congrats on your new crafty storage! I remember those days of crafting at the kitchen table. Have fun organizing all your supplies! And thanks for playing with us at Lawnscaping!

  4. So cute, and clever! Thanks for entering our Back To School Challenge over at MarkerPOP!, Tonya!!

  5. Your card caught my eye over in the Lawnscaping Gallery and I wanted to come visit and see more! This is cute and clever and I love how it meets more than one challenge!!! SO cool!! I really enjoyed visiting your blog and I would love it if you popped over for a visit to my blog at daisiesgirl.com!! I have a giveaway going on right now!
    Taunya Butler