Friday, August 21, 2015

Rockin' G'Maw

     I'm so tickled about the image I used for the new challenge at QKR Stampede this week.  Our theme is "Use Die Cuts."   Both my image (Digi 17202 Rocking and Reading) and my sentiment (Digi 22902 Birthday Candles) are from QKR Stampede.

I loved the inspiration photo at Shabby Tea Room.

     I'm convinced that lady in the rocking chair is a retired, first-grade teacher -- can't you just hear her reading aloud to a classroom of 6 year olds?  lol  Or maybe I just see in her my mother, a grammar school teacher for 37 years before her retirement.  In any case, I'm going to send it to another retired school teacher for her birthday, hence the fun, birthday-related sentiment.

     I used my ProMarkers to color the image, and cut it with a die from Spellbinders.  The sentiment is printed, hand cut and inked on the edges.  The ribbon has been in my fall stash for more seasons than I care to admit and the pearls just called out to be used here.  I added a little twist to my otherwise predictable designing by finding and using that little wooden leaf for another touch of fall and maybe more thoughts of returning to school.  I used a ProMarker to color the leaf.

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Crafty Cardmakers
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Melonheadz Friends
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Paper Minutes
Papertake Weekly
Simon Says Stamp
Stamp and Create
Through the Craft Room Door
Vintage Stamping/Flonz

     I hope you'll come and play along this week.  Dig out those dies, make a few cuts, and put something together that you'll want to enter into our fun challenge.  Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie


  1. OMG this card is ideal for a retired teacher. I LOVE it and of course that sentiment is perfect. Great touch with the leave and very pretty ribbon/bow. Another winner from you Connie. Hope you are doing OK out there with all the drought and fires. My heart breaks every night for you people on the West coast when I look at the news. Know I'm always praying for you.

  2. LOL .... that's is just too funny, NC!
    hugs, Asha

  3. Wonderful card and just love the sentiment. Enjoy your weekend.
    Linda xxx

  4. LOL!! Such a perfect sentiment to go with your rockin' g-ma!! :) Fabulous Fall colors and design!! Happy weekend Connie!!

  5. OH! a fabulous card, I love that image and the sentiment LOL.

    Hope some of our UK rain gets to you.

  6. She does remind me of a retired teacher... And someone who enjoys baking cookies, too! Love your colors and shading!

  7. Great job with this. Love the sentiment. :)

  8. So cute!! Love the sentiment. Thanks for joining us at Die Cuttin' Divas this week.


  9. fab card
    thanks for playing with us at crafty sentiments

  10. What a super cute card!!! Thanks for joining us at DCD this week!

  11. Fabulous card super image and great sentiment all in all a fantastic card and you are right she does look like a retired teacher.
    Hugs Janet xxx

  12. PERFECT for a retired teacher or just one of us "oldies" too! Love that little gal and she's colored beautifully. The sentiment.....SO true! FUN and cute, cute card.

  13. Hi this is a fantastic card I love the image you have used. Thank you for joining us this month at Not Just Cards . Hugs Jackie DT

  14. Fabulous image and great Summer colours. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers and More for our warm Summer colours challenge.


  15. Such a great card! Love the colours. Thank you so much for sharing with us at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!

  16. Sweet image & a cute sentiment!
    Love the die you've used too!
    Dawn xx

  17. Love this card, great image and colour scheme! Thank you for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers and More

    Sue xx

  18. So much fun! I really like that ribbon. Thanks for joining us at Melonheadz Friends.

  19. I love this design!! Fantastic! Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
    EnjoyScrappin2 {My Blog}
    Through The Craft Room Door

  20. Hahahaha! This is so cute and if I got a card like this, I'd have to whoop the person giving it to me. Hahahhaa! Adorable image and sentiment. And your ribbon and bow are so pretty, too! Thanks for joining us at Craft-Dee BowZ for our August challenge! Hugs, Gail

  21. Just darling...I agree...a 1st grade retired teacher. My hair was long at one point during my teaching time. My son pointed out that I was like an old teacher pointing out my bun. The bun came down and I never wore my hair again like that no matter how bad a hair day I was having.

  22. Beautiful card with such an adorable image! Love the sentiment. Delighted you are sharing your card and creativity with us at The Shabby Tea Room!
    Amelia (The Shabby Tea Room Design Team)

  23. Great Autumnal colours for this card and such a fun image/sentiment combo! Thanks for joining us at Vintage Stamping Challenges this month.


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