It’s Sunday and you know what that means… I’m over at the Can You Case It Challenge Blog for the Weekly Challenge! Come on over and check out this weeks challenge as well as the Design Team submissions. The challenge starts today and ends on Friday, August 28, 2015 @ Noon PST.
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Theme Challenge CYCI#83
The Can You Case It Design Team has a really fun challenge for you this week! Many kids are getting ready or have already started school. This year Caleb starts Kindergarten! He is very excited about going back to school and we’ve been trying to get him ready earlier this summer by driving past his new school as well as reminding him he’ll be making new friends. I can’t believe where the time has gone. Caleb loved going to Preschool and since he has special needs in one sense I don’t think this will be a difficult transition other than he is at a new elementary school, recently diagnosed as gluten intolerant and there will be no classmates from his old school.
We’ve already had a bit of confusion about when Caleb starts but we finally have some details. I was originally told he did not need to attend the Kindergarten Assessment on 8/24 so planned my vacation with the intent of going to the Minnesota State Fair (because NOTHING but maybe the Texas State Fair compares) but now I’ll have to miss the Minnesota State Fair by ONE DAY! We will need to leave Minnesota on Wednesday and start our 2 to 3 day trek home so we can get Caleb in for his Kindergarten Assessment before school starts for him on September 3rd!
Since Caleb has special needs, he’ll have 2 teachers and I have no idea how many Teacher’s Assistants will be added to the mix but I’m assuming at least 2 Teacher’s Assistants. So, today’s Back To School theme gets me started! I love this adorable card featuring the No Bones About It Stamp Set which is perfect for a Kindergartner.
The card base is the Thick Whisper White which I just LOVE. To set the tone for the card, I started by stamping the background with the Writing Notes Background Stamp using Tempting Turquoise Classic Ink. I love the whimsical nature of this “lined” note base. Next, I used the Gorgeous Grunge Stamp Set for the Real Red and Smoky Slate blobs. The sentiment layer is stamped with Bermuda Bay Classic Ink on Whisper White and layered with Real Red cardstock. Behind the sentiment I added a Daffodil Delight and Bermuda Bay banner using the Banner Punch then added the Linen Thread. The dinosaur is from the No Bones About It Stamp Set and he is stamped with the Smoky Slate. I’m not one to do a lot of fussy cutting but on occasion it is a must so I cut out the dinosaur and attached him to the front of the card. The final touch was the Brights Designer Button with a Linen Thread bow. I’m thinking his Special Needs teacher, Miss Gerrell will really love this card.
Here is this weeks Can You Case It challenge featuring a Back to School theme. If you are having a mental creative block, challenges are a great way to kickstart your creative juices. Why not visit Can You Case It, create a card inspired by this weeks Theme Challenge and post to the blog!
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