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Friday, August 12, 2011

Bloggers Challenge - Back to School

Well it's Friday and that means a new challenge over at Lisa's Bloggers' Challenge! You can feel it in the air, autumn is around the corner, and school is poised to begin. This week the theme is Back to School. Now my children are 37, 35 and 29, so it has been a while since I had to get them ready for school. Much like Lisa, we took a photo every year on the first day of school at the same spot of them in their back-to-school clothing. I now have begun a new tradition with my grandchildren where we pick a day to do back to school clothing shopping and have dinner. Just did it earlier this week, as a matter of fact. What fun, though I must say the fashions have changed a bit. For my card, I really struggled with whether I even had a suitable image, and then suddenly I remembered this precious school boy image, complete with a ruler by Art Declassified and I was off and running. I found this chalkboard paper in an old Fall Stack by DCWV and the apple and sentiment are by Studio G. My embellishments include red photo corners, red and white Baker's Twine, and twill alphabet tape. Oh if I could turn the clock back, and have my little ones, again, but alas, time marches on. Lots of precious memories though. Have a great weekend everyone. Yvonne

9 comments:

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Such an excellent card, Yvonne. Love all the elements you have so beautifully created with.

Linda Monroe said...

Yvonne,
I love this image with these colors. They work very well together. My 'baby' is going to be a senior in high school so I am heading soon into the empty nest years. I was just telling someone that after my babe goes to college I'll just be waiting around for grandchildren (when they meet the right someone and get married.) Enjoy the weekend and your time with your grandkids.

Ida said...

This is really fun. For some reason that photo reminds me of one of my brothers. He had that same "impish" grin as a boy.

BarbaraW said...

Great image and love the details in the layout.

Mandy said...

Fabulous card Yvonne, so many details to look at, I love it.
Have a lovely weekend hun :)
hugs Mandy xx

Pat Huntoon said...

Great card, Very striking!

Kimberly Gajewski said...

Wonderful card, Yvonne! Great image! What a terrific back to school tradition you have with your grandchildren! :D

Lori said...

Fun back to school card! Love all the accents and elements you included--they're just perfect.

Lisa Somerville said...

Fab images and design for a wonderful BTS card! Thanks for playing along with the Bloggers Challenge!