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Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Back to school, TCP style!

Yep, it's TCP Tuesday, folks, the swankiest day of the week, and I'm your hipster hostess with the mostest. Toni has picked a very timely inspiration piece for TCP Tuesday #72 that's bound to get you thinking anything school related.

There's nothin' better than sharp crayons, new pencils and notebooks. The beginning of the school year marks a clean slate, so to speak...nothin' better than a clean slate! To get you started, here are a few ideas that popped into my head:
  • make a backpack
  • coloring images with crayons
  • incorporating the bright colors from the inspiration piece
  • chalkboard like layer (black card stock stamped with white ink)
  • 3-D holder for pencils or crayons
  • clip boards

I decided to go with lined paper from a Making Memories pad, punching the side with my SU! notebook punch and stamping Poochie along with his name, using the Nightie alpha from TCP (love that alpha!). I added a monogram chipboard frame, smooshed in red ink and topped with a button. I also incorporated gold stars because who doesn't love getting gold stars from their teacher, right?! A couple of staples and scored lines on the blue layer finish it off, along with a scrap of my favorite Cosmo Cricket paper from the Early Bird collection.

It's time to play, you know, the best part of the day--recess!

Here are the deets. (Lifted from Ana's page.)
1. Each a week one of The Cat’s Pajamas DT members will host a challenge.
2. The challenges will vary {stamp, color, theme, sketch, etc.}
3. You will have until 12:00 midnight EST on Saturday to complete the challenge.
4. Link your project on this week’s hostess’ challenge announcement. This week you will link your project HERE!
5. TCP stamps are not required, but of course, highly encouraged. {Unless it is a challenge calling for a specific stamp}
6. There will be one winner each month. She/he will be deemed that month’s Swankiest Stamper and get $25 in Cat’s Cash {money to spend on the TCP site!}.
7. When uploading to SCS or PCP, please use the keyword TCPTUES71 for this challenge.
8. Alma will post the entries from the week the following Monday on her blog.
9. The newly crowned Swanky Stamper will be announced on the First of the Month and have his/her winning entry posted on The Cat’s Pajamas website where he/she will reign for the entire month.

Can't wait to see how you're inspired!


Deborah Anton said...

So cute Amy!! Hope to play..just got home from Orlando again!! Hope you are well!!

Alice said...

Thanks Amy, for the awesome inspiration! I was inspired by the image itself, and not the back-to-school theme.

This was fun! Here is my card:

Jamie N. said...

Great card! I totally love the notebook look.

There's mine:

Anonymous said...

So cute Amy!!These are great card..
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jen said...

Awesome inspiration photo,
here's mine:

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Awesome card!!
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kjlowrey said...

here's mine...thanks for the inspiration!

Linda Beeson said...

Love this challenge, here is my card.

Gretchen R. said...

This was a lot of fun! Thanks for the inspiration. This was my first time inking up this stamp and I just love it!

Here is mine:

Cathy Spicer said...

I know I'm late but still wanted to share my card. I love TCP stamps and hope to get some more soon.

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ineke said...

Here's mine!


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