8.21.2013

Setting Sail on a New School Year

I had a pumpkin spice coffee this morning and a PumkinHead beer (It's made by Shipyard and it is the BEST pumpkin beer on the planet...go find some.  For reals.)  the other day.  As much as I hate to admit it, fall is creepy it's way in slowly, but surely!  Fortunately, it is supposed to be in the upper 80's around here today, so that helps me out a bit.  HA!  Don't get me wrong, I love fall...it's just that nasty thing-which-should-not-be-named that comes after it that I so dread.  But, alas.  *sigh*

With fall, however, also comes the excitement of back to school for many students and teachers!  The Hubbums still has a bit before he starts, but I know many schools have gone back already!  The Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge is all about BACK TO SCHOOL this week!  Super fun!

Let's Set Sail on a Great School Year!


I couldn't pass up this opportunity to use one of my FAVORITE techniques!  The chalkboard technique!  The inside of my card reads, "On a GREAT School Year!"  It's a perfect card to tuck into a lunch box, give to a teacher, or even to the office staff or admin!  The design team is using Maya Road products this week and I am in LOVE with that striped fabric tape that I used to create that fun little flag!  LOVE IT.  For reals, dude.

Let's Set Sail


And, of course, Simon Says Stamp is offering one lucky participant in this week's challenge a $50 Gift Voucher to the Simon Says Stamp Store!  For reals, you guys.  That's good stuff.  Just sayin'.


You have until 9am Eastern Time 28 August  2013 to participate.  We ask that you do not backlink - we like to inspire you to create something NEW!  YAY!  Also, you can enter up to FIVE times!  Woot!  That kinda rocks.  Just sayin'.  Be sure to add links back to the challenge blog to be eligible for the prize.




If you would like to check out the awesome goodies I used to create this fun card, they are all available at Simon Says Stamp and can be found in the links below!  (Sometimes they take a minute to load, but it makes it super easy to find 'em.  Just sayin'.)







22 comments:

Laura Sterckx said...

Very fun card, Jennifer! Super smart sentiment! I love the chalkboard technique!

Miriam Prantner said...

What a great card! Love how crisp and CAS it is, and the little flag is so cute!

Mary Pat Siehl said...

so cute!

Lin said...

Love your take on the challenge, Jennifer! I always thought of this time of year as a new beginning, too!

Kristie Goulet said...

Love how you did the chalkboard technique on your lovely, CAS card. I am like you, love fall but dread what comes after it. ;)

richardbreaks said...

I just saw (and loved) this over at SSS,, and didn't even realize it was you! Awesome!

Dictionary said...

Ooh love that chalkboard technique, card is very cool with the shawdow.

Debby said...

This is a lot of fun. I know Simon Says has some great challenges.

Annette Allen said...

cute card.. love how you stamped the ship..

Lisa Rukin Swift said...

Love the chalkboard technique! This is awesome!

lisa dickinson said...

how cool is this?! must try it!

Deb said...

fantastic stamping love that technique, it looks amazing!
Looking forward to my first pumpkin spiced latte of the year, probably another week or 2 though. Never tried pumpkin beer, sounds intriguing!
Debxx

Chark said...

this is so cool! love the chalkboard ship!

Cheryl said...

Oops, I totally forgot a card for my DD's teacher at the beginning of the year! This might be a good time to make up for it, huh? :) Your card is adorable. Love the chalkboard technique with a solid stamp iinstead of text, and all the white mats are FAB...Just Sayin'! ;)

Amy Coose said...

You are so creative, love the card!

Tracey McNeely said...

Super super cut Jennifer! Very creative.

Heather said...

A stunning card Jennifer, your take on the challenge is fabulous and I love your design!!

hugs
Heather xx

~amy~ said...

I do believe this is my new FAV of yours...it rocks.

Amy said...

great technique! Love the card!

debby4000 said...

Fabulous and love the technique.
luv
Debby

Melissa Bove (SCS ~ Melissa1872) said...

Super fun card Jennifer!!

hugs...

Lorraine A said...

Fabulous card Jennifer, the sentiment and nautical theme is a fab fun idea :-)

luv
Lols x x x

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