Wednesday, September 7, 2011

A Fresh Start!


After all of those years of teaching school, September always seems like the beginning of the new year for me!  The seasons change, school starts and those lazy summer days fade away.  It is the perfect time of year to start something new!  I am excited to be part of the Freshly Made Sketches Design Team!  The challenge is to follow the sketch and keep the design clean - doesn't have to be simple - just clean!  Hope you join us!


I used stamps from Button Buddies, Sew Suite and Sweet Shoppe alphabet with Just Add Cake DSP to create this card for a friend of mine who is still teaching. But the message is for all of my fellow teachers  - and students - school does rule!  Have a great year!

15 comments:

Colleen Dietrich said...

So excited for you in your new endeavor, Linda. :) I'm slowly breaking back into challenges, after months of dealing with a family issue, and I'll have to try my hand at FMS. Your back to school card is very sweet!

LeAnne said...

YAY for you! I am excited to see what everyone comes up with for Lesley's new endeavor! This is so fun, I love it!

Lesley said...

Your blog looks fabulous!! LOL! Love your card Linda...it is SUPER cute and I absolutely adore that swet button apple! So excited for our new endeavor!
Hugs,
Lesley

Tui Nathan said...

Fabulous card Linda ... I love the bright, happy colours, ever so perfect for a Back to School card ... and how cute is your little tape measure and cute apple buddy .... love it!
Woohoo ... here's to a fabulous and happy journey with FMS together!!!

Jen said...

What a perfect card for this time of year Linda! I love your notebook paper and that tape measure is so sweet! I'm looking forward to working with you on FMS!!

Rita said...

How fun, Linda! I love all the paper and details you found to really play on the school theme! They all work together perfectly. It almost makes me want to go back to school! :)

Carrie Gaskin said...

I LOVE this and can't wait to play along with you all!

Mary Fish said...

Congrats, Linda! I love the button apple ... so, so cute!

Hugs, M

Jen Timko said...

I love that you made the apple out of that stamp!! Brilliant! Such a great card and a great sketch!

Ann Schach said...

How cute! Definitely clean and classy! What a wonderful button apple you have created! Congrats on the DT position!

Notes by Nina said...

Love the apple button, fabulous bright colors.

Carla Bazhenow said...

I love it! Absolutely fabulous and your details are gorgeous. I too still think I need new clothes at this time of year. lol Hugs, C

Lauri said...

I love the look and colors of this...so bright and fresh!

Kathy @ Stamping Still said...

I love your use of the dsp on this card Linda. Your measure is just so cute in place of the sentiment. Love the little apple stamp too.

Cindy Beach said...

Congrats to you and big hugs on the DT spot! Can't wait to see your clean style highlighted each week!

This card is the cutest.The bold bright colors are perfect for back to school and I love the way you've combined sets.

Great message too. No matter how many years away I get from formal teaching - my year will always start in September.