Thursday, September 6, 2007

A FS Challenge and some west coast beauty!

Well I made it through the first day of K! I shed some tears and braved the mommy face for my boy but I tell you it was really hard walking home after that. I even had some of the local moms (my friends) poking fun at me "the new school mom" as I walked by them. His first day was good but I had to laugh when he came out of the classroom confessing "I was good for most of the time mom but I didn't listen at the end!" *lol*
I too had a new school year in full swing today. As many of you know, I am an online school teacher so I had the pleasure of talking with many of my families today, setting up their curriculum purchases and creating their learning plans. Not a lot of time for crafting today but enough time to download my vacation photos and upload my card as well as some recent photos of my west coast oasis!

I created this card for the FS Challenge on SCS. The original card by Heather
was the inspiration for this card. I choose to change the colour and ribbon along with stamp set. I am pleased with how it turned out. I absolutely LOVE this set Nichole!!!!

Paper: Kraft, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Soft Sky, Very Vanilla
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Soft Sky, River Rock
Stamp Set(s): Beautiful Blooms (Papertrey Ink)
Accessories: Slit Punch, Corner Rounder Punch, Ticker Corner Punch, Dimensionals, Heidi Swapp Ribbon, Polka Dot Ribbon (May Arts)

Note: I enjoyed creating my own DP today!

These photos were taken at sunset! How lucky am I?

Have a stamptific day. (do you like my made up word? *lol*)

Because I love to stamp and you do too!


fran said...

Beautiful, beautiful colors! I love this card!

Rose Ann said...

Your card is so gorgeous! I love the colors, and how you sponged the flower tips.

Congratulations on making it through the first day of Kindergarten. It's tough...I know. ;)

Those are some beautiful pictures as well.

Etha said...

Well congrats to being a "school mom" now :) A big step to watch the little steps walk away from you....

Beth said...

What a big day! I love the quote about not listening at the end- it is priceless! Absolutely love the card. The colors, layout all of it is beautiful!

steph said...

Great card. I NEED that set!
Also, your sunset photos are beautiful.

Julie Masse said...

Your card is drop-dead gorgeous!!! you do such a nice job with PTI!

Flossie's Follies said...

Your card is beautiful, you work is always so great.

Sherrie said...

love what you did with those papertrey stamps! Beautiful color combo, I love using those colors together! Nice photos too! We do live in a beautiful part of the world!

Kristine Reynolds said...

I love the colors your used! I never would have thought to use those colors but they look great!

Jill said...

Love your card and those sunset pictures are wonderful! Congrats on making it through the first day. It does get easier. (At least it did for me--now by the end of Summer I am really ready for my two oldest to go back to school!) :)

Beth F said...

Oh Alli, I remember it like yesterday when my 22 yr old got on the bus for K. I was standing at the bus stop sobbing. I look back now and laugh at myself. Because he was probably saying "Yeah!, I'm getting away from the cry baby."
Today will be better.

Bethany Paull said...

Gorgeous card! Amazing colors. I love the shading on all those flowers.

Dawn Easton said...

Your card is wonderful! Love your homemade DP!

Those pictures are beautiful!

First day of Kindergarten is tough, probably tougher on us Moms...LOL

Cheryl said...

you are awesome. I love your pics and your card.

I think you are enabling me to buy some more stamps. :)

Have a great weekend.

Dana said...

Not only is your card STUNNING, but those photos are incredible! I'm really impressed by your very own PP on this card. Awesome.