Sunday, August 19, 2012

Back To School...CASology + FWF...

I cannot believe how time has flown by lately!  The end of August is near and some schools in the area are starting back this week.  WOW!!!  Where did summer go???  I have a back to school card to share...I am playing along with CASology this week and squeaking right in under the wire.  This is a really awesome blog with some great challenges!  This is my first time joining in, but I hope to be able to jump in more often :)

I am also linking up with FWF (Friends With Flair) over at the Unity Blog.  They are having a sale to benefit one of their employees fighting cancer.  Please check it out...great quality products, supporting one of their own.  This company is one of the best...because they have heart...a heart that stretches down to the tips of their toes.

When I think of school supplies, I almost always think of looseleaf or notebook paper.  This is where the background of my card was inspired from.  I also used to love the teachers who had those cool little stamps that said things like, 'Way To Go!', 'Super!', 'Awesome Work!' with little smiley faces or arrows.  I ran across these American Crafts chipboard elements that I have had for YEARS while cleaning, so I thought I would finally give them some use.  I love being able to use product up :)

"A Note Of Thanks":
SUPPLIES USED:
Card:  Office Depot
Inks:  Memento Dew Drop Brilliance Mediterranean Blue (Tsukineko)  
Stamp: Unity
Twine:  Queen & Co.
Other:  Corner Rounder (CM); Chipboard Arrow (American Crafts);  Tim Holtz Distress Markers (Ranger); Ruler


Close up shot of hand made lined paper:


I really loved how the ruled paper turned out.  When you do not have the right paper, just make your own, right?  Hope you all have a great week!

30 comments:

Ardyth said...

Great job on your lined paper - I love your arrow and the twine, too! Thanks so much for playing along with CASOlogy this week!

Tracey McNeely said...

A very creative card. Thank you so much for joining us this week at CASology!

Jen W. said...

Your hand made paper rocks and I love that little arrow! Thanks for playing along at CASology this week!

Penny said...

Wow, love this CAS design, Pryn! You are so good at this! Are you a graphic designer by trade, or does it just come easy for you? I find it the most difficult to do--much easier for me to just junk up my cards. LOL!
Your handmade CS is really cool! :^)
Hugs,
Penny

Rosemary said...

brilliant idea to make your own paper!! so glad you played along with CASology this week... looking foward to seeing you join us in the future!

Maureen Merritt said...

This is perfectly CAS Pryn! You are so creative with your stash!!!

Dawn @ LilyPinkScraps said...

CAS in the extreme! So perfect Pryn and love the fact you made your own paper :)

NanaConnie said...

Fabulous, Pryn! I love that you made your own notebook paper. Incredible job. I wouldn't have thought of it myself, but you can bet I'm going to steal (er, ah, CASE) the idea as soon as I can! :-D

angie said...

i love this!!

Michelle said...

cool notebook paper! Love everything about this card!

Laura Jane said...

Very well done notebook paper!
Nice quiet/ white space:)

Scrapper Myra said...

You always honor CAS style with great style, friend Pryn. Have a nice weekend.

jennifer mitten said...

This is so cute - the simplest is the best, I think!

Nora Anne said...

Great card! I love that you made your own lined paper, so creative!

Angel said...

well done!! less is more sometimes :)

Jen said...

This is fab, Pryn! love your notebook paper background and the cool chipboard arrow with twine!!

Julie Odil said...

You MADE your own notepaper? It looks exactly like it should. Great card!

JPScraps said...

Love it! Your lined paper looks great and I love that arrow.

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

How fun that you made your notbook paper! Great CAS card!

Glenda J said...

OK, I could never make ruled paper this perfect! WOW - fabulous CAS card. Love it.

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Great job on the paper! And super cute card too!

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Lindsey said...

Your lined paper is perfect! great CAS card.

Gwen said...

What a great CAS card! Perfect for back to school!

Amber S said...

Love this!

Emily H said...

Adorable!

Scrapper Myra said...

oh.. well.. now... I'm officially your follower in your blog... :)

Emily Leiphart said...

Wow, your handmade paper looks like patterned paper, Pryn! It's fantastic and I LOVE how you wrapped twine around an arrow pointed at the sentiment. Perfect CAS creation!

Colleen Holmes said...

Adorable! I envy you for being able to make CAS! Sweet!

Margaret said...

Fabulous CAS card. Such inspiration. I'm not so good at those either.

Teresa Arsenault said...

Simply beautiful, Pryn. Thanks for your lovely comments on Shauday's card.
Blessing hugs,
Teresa