Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Best Teacher

     I try to play each month in the Progressive Challenge at ArtbyMiRan and the image for this month is right up my alley since it has to do with teachers and school.  My mom was a teacher as were several of my aunts and I, myself, taught college for many years.  Maybe one of my grandkids will use this to acknowledge one of their teachers.  :-D


I chose my colors from the inspiration at DRS Designs
(where I was lucky enough to be a winner last week! Woohoo!)


     I colored the image with ProMarkers and then cut it with a rectangle die.  I framed it with one of my newest dies from Memory Box, called Blooming Flower Frame.  I used a strip of turquoise CS at the top which brought out the blues in the image.  I added the sentiment and decided that the only embellishment I wanted was one of the small bows I make by the dozens and keep in my stash.  I didn't want to bury that beautiful frame under a lot of embellishment.

     Challenges:
613 Avenue Create
A Bit More Time to Craft
ArtbyMiRan
Aud Sentiments
Crafty Addicts
Creative Moments
Lemon Shortbread
Not Just Cards
One Stitch at a Time
Outlawz Greetings
Petal Lu
Sisters of Craft
Southern Girls
Sweet Stamps
Word Art Weds.

     Halfway through the week already and (hard as it is to believe) more than half way through the year!  I remember when my mom used to tell me that time goes faster and faster the older you get.  Since I was still in school in those days, and since waiting for summer or Christmas vacation was the hardest thing in the world, I simply could not understand what she meant.  Mom, I understand today.  Wish you were still here.  :-D  Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie

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19 comments:

Linda Simpson said...

Fabulous card and love the sweet image Connie. My mum used to tell me exactly the same about as you get older the years go quicker when I was younger, I didn't believe her, I do now! Have a wonderful day my friend.
Hugs
Linda xxx

Kim said...

This is adorable NC! I love the framed die around her. So cute.

Karin said...

I love that you were inspired by our color combo this week :) She is just darling and that frame looks amazing! Thanks so much for playing at DRS Designs!

Chris said...

Cute image framed by a beautiful die cut. Lovely colouring and colour choice. Thank you for playing along with the Southern Girls.
chris
x

Berni Cuttino said...

Hi Sweetie. This is so cute and precious for the school theme. Love, love the frame die. My apologies for being AWOL. I been just diagnosis with severe arthritis in my knee. Been spending most of my time in the recliner with my feet up. Looking at knee surgery in the very near future.
Fabulous job my friend
Hugs

Teresa Arsenault said...

Darling card. hugs, Teresa

Carolina Girl (Cely) said...

Darling...even with no purple....haha. I'm not ready for school to start even though I'm now retired...haha

nwilliams6 said...

She is so cute! Love her hair, your super coloring, and the framing. Darling card. Thanks for playing with us in the DRS Designs Challenge and letting our colors inspire you! Hugz

Eek Eek said...

As normal a bit distracted by your gorgeous cats :) But super card! She looks great in the frame! Thanks for joining us at The Crafty Addicts and Good Luck! :)
Annabel - Crafty Addicts DT.

Daffodil Cards said...

Beautifully coloured and framed, love this image.
Faith
x

Anne Chilvers said...

Lovely card. Thanks for joining in with the Sisters of Craft challenge, best wishes, Anne DT x

Victoria Rowson said...

This card is so pretty!! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog!! Hugs Victoria (DT) x

Dawn Lancaster said...

Sweet little card for ateacher! Love the die cuts too!
Hugs
Dawn xx

CraftyGirl said...

NC, adorable as always. Thank you for playing along this week at OSAAT. I sure hope to see you back again very soon. Good Luck in the challenge!!!

TTFN,

CraftyGirl OSAAT DT
craftygirlcardsandcrafts.blogspot.com

Glenda Atkins said...

Love this NanaConnie, wonderfully coloured and the rectangular die is fabulous.
hugs
Glenda

Sandy How said...

Cute card! Thanks for sharing with us at Aud Sentiments and hope to see you again soon.
Hugs, Sandy

Deanne Saunders said...

Sweet card!!! Thanks so much for participating in our LEMON SHORTBREAD challenge!!! Can’t wait to see you participate again in our next challenge!! Have a great crafty day!!!
Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

Helene Siermans said...

Great work with the colours and I like the die you used to frame this cute image.
Thank you for playing along with us at Artbymiran. Good luck and hope to see you back soon!
Nick DT

Sarah Nancarrow said...

Beautiful use of such fresh and vibrant colours. Thanks for joining us at Southern Girls Challenge Blog :)