Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Chalk Up Another Year! FMS 74




Lovin' this chalkboard effect!  My love affair with chalkboards began long ago when my dad hung one in our garage.  School was in session! Our entire basement was also fair game for chalk as we outlined games on the floor and wrote messages on the walls.  My mother worked in a hospital and sometimes worked a few hours over the weekend.  I'd tag along and "work" in an adjoining classroom where there was a fabulous chalkboard with big fat white chalk. Standing alongside that board was a real skeleton, all labeled and wired together. He was a well behaved student but had trouble holding the chalk so I had to guide his hand when he wrote. Sometimes I think back and wonder who that guy was in real life.  He probably never thought he would live on to educate nurses and play school with a 7 year old on Saturday mornings!


I flipped Allisa's wonderfully versatile sketch on its side this week at Freshly Made Sketches.




14 comments:

Diane - oliverdi@att.net said...

Linda love your chalkboard against the cheery background DSP. This is such a cute card and love your story too! hugs.

Jen said...

I too had a love affair with a chalkboard. I got one for Christmas one year and "played" school in my cellar for hours on end with my imaginary students!

I love your combo of chalkboard and bright colors. This card practically jumps off the screen!

Jen Brum said...

I also loved chalk boards! My mom had one she let me use when I was little! No wonder you became a teacher!!! Did you use white ink for that? It's fabulous! Great colours!

Dawn Tidd said...

This is so cute! I love the way the balloons just peek over the top of the card.

Allisa said...

Love the chalkboard look paired with the bright colors!

Tui Nathan said...

Wow ... what a great card Linda, that chalkboard effect is ever so stunning ... awesome job!

Shelley Germann said...

Great memories. I had a friend who had an entire school room in her house. Old desks with ink wells and everything. We loved playing school! I really liked the balloons you fussy cut and had flying off the card. A wonderful birthday card!

Linda Suarez said...

Love the chalkboard effect Linda! You did an amazing job - I love how the balloons are floating off the top of your card!

Cindy Beach said...

Absolutely the cutest card I have seen with this set, Linda! Terrific chalkboard effect. Love the word picture of you with the skeleton!

Jen Timko said...

Your chalkboard is perfect!! I love this little banner stamp for the technique! Another fab card!

Cindy Hall said...

This is so cool, Linda! I love how you used the chalkboard look with the bright and festive DSP! Great card!

Jaydee said...

Linda, great use of the technique. What a wonderful story.... it took me back to my days as a young kid and the smell of the classroom and the sound of the chalk on the board. thanks for the smile
hugs
jaydee

Heather Jensen said...

This is super cute! Love how you turned the sketch. :)

Angie Tieman said...

Awesome card!! You rocked that chalkboard technique!!