Friday, September 2, 2011

Back To School Challenge at Guylou's!

It seems only fitting since fall is in the air and the kids are heading back to school that Guylou's Inimitability is hosting a Back to School Challenge!!

For our challenge this fortnight, your projects must have the back to school theme going on as well as include an apple somewhere on your creation!!

Today my babies are going to head out on the school bus for the first time, become Kindergarteners, and make their way into the real world.  And my big baby is entering 7th grade.  I'm doing the happy-dance for gaining some of my freedom back, but I know the tears will start to swell as I kiss them goodbye and wave them off.

I made a simple little note card using the new image in the Guylou's Inimitability store called 1 + 1.  I decided to go sentiment-less since I'm sure that I'll have many different reasons to send notes to at least one of the teachers at some point during the year ;)   I also left the tab on the book blank but will write in the name of the teacher that gets the note card.  I have lots left of this paper from last year, so I'm making box sets of these note cards as Christmas presents for their teachers.  Cute, right?

The winner of our challenge will be awarded a $5 gift certificate to the GI store and grab a Guest Designer spot for an upcoming challenge !  Wow, pretty sweet deal! 

And, that's not all!!!  This weekend, Sept. 3rd thru Sept. 5th, Guylou's Inimitability is having a 50% off sale to grab some fabulous images at half the price- a steal!!  

You have until September 15th to play along in our Back to School Challenge - we'd love to see you and your creations!

Medium:  Copic Markers & Colorless Blender
Image:  1 +1 by Guylou's Inimitability
Paper:  K&Company Pumpkin Pie
Green Hemp Twine
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  1. Oh, Sara! This is just adorable!! I know your kids' teachers will love them. Beautiful card.

  2. Sara this is such a cute card, hard to believe the school year is here already.

    Hugs, Lori m

  3. Love it! Cannot wait to see the sets that you make! The apple paper is so perfect with this image!
    HUGS to you Miss Sara! Thinking about you on the joyously sad day!

  4. Sara... this card is soooo cheerful and sooo pretty!! Love the pp!! You colored this image sooo beautifully!!
    Love it!

  5. Sara, girl, I think this card is adorable. I love the button and the scallops. And what a great idea to add the teacher's name to the binding on the book. Who makes that paper? I want it!

  6. so cute, Sara! I so remember my daughter's first day of pre-school 22 years ago! Yikes!

  7. Yummy card,love the apple coloured button & twine.Its great!

    Thank you for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week

  8. Wow, What a great back to school card, love that backing paper and the image is so fitting. I think it's a wonderful idea to use the papers for gift packs for teacher gifts, I may start on my kids teacher gifts myself now!

  9. Lovely card, thank you for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week
    Love Jan

  10. I like so much your card... I like the image, and the sketch...
    thanks for playing along at THE PIXIE COTTAGE

  11. Sara, this is a fabulous card. I love the papers, image and that button is a perfect accent!!

  12. Adorable Back 2 School card, Sara!! Love the fun papers and design!!

  13. This is so cute and I love the apple dp you've used on it.

  14. Hey Hun!! What an awesome notecard. I love that apple dp. What a lucky teacher.

  15. Sara another fantastic card, Happy Labor Day!

    Hugs, Lori m

  16. beautiful creation and great use of the button theme, thank you for sharing your lovely work with us at the Emerald Faerie Garden
    Hugs Kate xx
    PS I have some new candy if you are interested :)

  17. FABULOUS! i love the bold, primary colours, and the image goes perfectly with the paper! your little twine and button are the perfect, simple embellishments for this card! thanks for playing along at Charisma this week!

  18. Hi Sara! I love this card, the big button is fantastic!! Janna

  19. A lovely card thanks for joining us at StampinSanity this week
    Luv Jane xxx

  20. This is adorable! Love that backing paper and your simple design. Thanks for playing at Emerald Faerie Garden. Viv :)

  21. Wow, what a fabulous back to school creation! Thanks for sharing with us at The Pixie Cottage! Hope to see you again next week! Hugs, Karen

  22. Adorable - thanks for joining us at MyGraphico

  23. Great back to school project. Thanks for playing along with us at Mygrafico this week.

    Mygrafico DT Coordinator

  24. The button just finishes this off for me. Just wonderful. Thanks for playing with The Pixie Cottage.