Saturday, August 15, 2009

Hitting the books!

Hello there! It took me 3 days, but I finally finished this card! I had a heck of a time getting my layout right. I just could not decide what to do! If only I had the new MFT set I {heart} Books, but it's on its way, and I just had to make do w/ Reading Flopsey! Not that that's bad or anything! I need to ink up my Flopsey's more often! Funny that, since I don't like animals, but started collecting these Flopsey sets when I was participating in the MFT Idol contest! It's amazing how little will power I have when I see all the cute things you can do w/ Flopsey!
Anyway, so, I made this card for this week's challenge over on the MFT Forum Thread. The theme, presumably, Back to School! Like EVERYBODY else's! It's just that time of year! Soon we'll all be making Christmas cards! God, I have so much to do, I can't even think of Halloween, let alone Christmas! Anyway, I digress. Back to the point! So, anyway, I looked through all of my MFT sets, and Reading Flopsey was the best alternative for Back to School. I pulled out my Gradeschool stack by DCWV and went to town! Only, once I colored in Flopsey and cut him out, I didn't know where to put him! And what to do about those books?! So, I added a few MORE books and kind of just went w/ it.
Another funny thing is that when I was getting ready to take a picture of the front, I realized how flimsy the back was, because ssshhhh.....I don't use SU! cardstock! My white cardstock is from Walmart! I use so much white paper, it's a sin to buy 24 sheets for $5.95 or however much it costs these days when I can find 3 times that for a lesser price at Wally World. I SO hate that store, but their prices are really good. Darn it! Anyway, so, I decided to dress up the inside!
I finished the card today and I took it in to show my husband, which is what I do w/ everything I make. He's a high school teacher, so he will be heading back to his classroom in a few weeks! He saw this card and said, "Thanks for making me a card! That's so nice of you! It's beautiful!" What a dork! I really didn't make it for him, but since he brought it up, I'm going to give it to him! LOL!
Well, anyway, there's the longwinded story! Sorry it took me forever to tell that story! Jeez!
Here's the recipe:
Paper: white, Ruby Red, Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery, Barely Banana, Gradeschool stack DCWV
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Black Creative Memories Journaler
Extras: Certainly Celery ribbon, red button, white fun flock for Flopsey's tail, Crystal Effects for Flopsey's eyeglasses, Labels 1 nesties, pop up dots, glue dots.
Have a wonderful day!
Happy Stamping!!!


  1. Erin this card is amazing and it looks like alot of work went into it. Very nice.

  2. Looks Great Erin...Yes, Wal Fart paper SUCKS but Hey, on a budget it IS budget friendly... I only shop there for food unless it smells then I go to Safeway and pay 3x the price... LOL


    Hugs Friend!

  3. Super duper awesome card! GORGEOUS!


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