Sunday, December 13, 2009

Cool to Be at School

Heading back to work tomorrow. I am one of those extremely fortunate individuals who really likes their job. I was cleaning out my purse today and found a 'report card'. Okay, so I know college end of term grades are not 'report cards', but this is what it reminded me of. One of 'my' students came to my office at the end of the term and handed me her list of grades. I looked them over, congratulated her on a job well done, and started to hand the list back to her. She said, "No, that is your copy." She wanted me to have it because I'm 'her family'. She was an emancipated minor (now 21). She has 'adopted' me and I am happy to fill the bill. Her family life was rough and she is miles and miles away from 'home'. We got to know one another because of my volunteer role as 'floor parent'. I told her I would bring it home and put it on the refrigerator!

I've been home from work for a week (story to follow 0n THAT one). I've had so many e-mails, texts, and instant messages from students this past week... they make going to work something to look forward to.

I decided to check things out over at BasicGrey Challenges. The challenge was to use cream, pink, and blue, and of course BasicGrey. Pink and blue - wow - now THAT is a challenge for me - sounds way too pastel for me to work with but as I've said before - that is the point of a CHALLENGE. This is what I came up with.

Salvaged Time
~Base card - vanilla cardstock
~Layer of BasicGrey 'Blush'
~Ribbon assortment
~Layers of brown, cream, pink, blue cardstock
~The stamped image was made weeks ago. It was a 'failed' attempt to collage using stamps. I saved it thinking I would use the parts of the paper I had not stamped for other stampings. I pulled out a stamp set to use for this challenge and this was lying on top of it - I had forgotten all about it. I actually salvaged a previously deemed 'looser'! Here is a list of the stamps I used:
Stampin' Up's The Art of Life and Peaceful Wishes; Stampabilities' Le London, Composer's Dream, and Antique Key; and Image Tree's Cultural Review. The lower left area I smudged with acrylic metallic bronze paint. Images stamped using Stazon. Some of the edges I curved using a punch.
~Embellishments: swirl clip, ring, corner clip with brad, and clock face w/brad (Spare Parts - Clock Icons - I just bought these - they have been on my 'have to have' list for a long time)

You can get up close with the card by clicking on the image.
All good wishes,

1 comment:

  1. What a great card! I love your originality in papers and design! Thanks for joining BG Challenges,
    Anthea & the BG Challenges Team


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