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Thursday, September 8, 2011

Back to School


Hello! it is definitely back to school time; there's a bit of fall in the air, football has started, the school bus just passed by and I have to leave a little early for work to drive through school zones. I made this card for my nephew, he is starting his junior year. The school colors at his school, and my alma mater, are Black and Gold. I love the Emo line of stamps from Simply Betty Stamps because they are perfect for teens, especially teen boys. Cole is a pretty great kid and would never say anything negative about a card I have made for him, but it usually is a struggle to find something that isn't to juvenile or too generic. This is also my entry for the Simply Betty Get to School Challenge. I used a Notebook paper embossing folder for The Paper Studio, a border punch from EK Success, some brads and stickers from my stash and I colored everything with Copics.

Last year for Christmas my niece wanted a stamping kit from me as a gift. (Here is what I gave her.) Throughout the year I have been picking up some little additions as I find them. I found some cute little dollar stamps at Michael's last week and have put together a little box of goodies to mail to her. She is getting some Halloween stamps, a could of new colors of ink, some adhesive refills and some fall/Halloween card fronts and papers. I felt bad because Cole doesn't have a interest like that where I can pick up things here and there for him so I decided to make him a card and tuck in an Itunes gift card for him. I will get Zoie's card posted later, it is a Halloween one, using one of her new stamps.

Have a great Day!

21 comments:

Pat (mspfd) said...

What a fabulous card, Gina. Your coloring is a knockout and I love your design. Perfect for a male teenager!

MiamiKel said...

Now this is a fabulous card! Love your coloring and the choice of colors to pair it with - splendid! How sweet of you to make Cole a card :)

jimlynn said...

CUTE!! Love the black and gold and the design you used is great! Cute image that you've colored just perfect, as always! Great card.
Lynn

*Vicki* said...

Oh wow Gina!! I love your coloring and this is a really fabulous back to school creation!! :) TFS!! HUGS

Jeremy and Samantha said...

love this card perfect a teenage image

Amber said...

Such a great card.... great coloring!

Kathy and Lucky said...

What a fun card!!! I love just everything about this. Can't believe how great your coloring is, I just dream about this. :) Your niece is one lucky girl to have an aunt like you, sound great what you are putting together.

BLJ Graves Studio said...

Love your card. That stamp image is too cute.

Jackie said...

What a cute card Gina! Love that image, your coloring & layout...excellent work Hun & TFS!!!

Curt in Carmel said...

Your niece and your nephew are so lucky to have you. You are a wonderful, thoughtful aunt. This is such a great card and reflects so much thoughtfulness. Great stuff! Best, Curt

Lorraine said...

Perfect teen card, Gina! Love that image (that little green insect thing looks cool too - not sure what it is, tho, lol) and the colors. So nice that you included him in the gift giving w/ your niece!

Runnergirl Creations said...

So cute!! What a fun & creative card!:)

punknscrap said...

Awesome image, great card Gina, thanks for sharing.

Emily Leiphart said...

HAHA, this is so cute, Gina! Great colouring and design.

Tammy said...

This is sooo cute Gina! I love that FUN image and your coloring is gorgeous!!

Scrappychick said...

this is just adorable! love the little words you aded to the side!! and the notebook edge, i totally forgot i have that punch!! Thanks for joining us at SBS this week and good luck!
Cyndi

The Mama Monkey said...

This is perfect for a teenager! I love it! Plus, that embossed background is to die for! You are such a bad enabler! LOL

HappyCrafter said...

Your niece and nephew are lucky to have an aunt who takes an individual interest in them :-) This is a fun card, and I have a feeling it will be appreciated too!

Maria Matter said...

omgosh, I LOVE this image, what a cool dude!
Fantastic card Gina, your coloring is fab!
hugs & blessings

Dell said...

Great image and fantastic card! So perfect to sum up the beginning of a new school year and the coming of fall.

Heather Huggins said...

Awesome card. Love the sayings!!