Tuesday, August 9, 2011

You Control Your Own Destiny

Happy Tuesday, everyone! I hope you are having a great day!
The theme at Celebrate the Occasion this week is back to school and I'll admit I really struggled with this card. I just could not figure out what I wanted to do. I love the school and bus cut from Heritage, but my gosh, I could not get anything to work. I cut a forest scene from Campin Critters and embossed the heck out of it thinking it would go behind the school. I didn't like the way it looked. I am not happy with this either and almost didn't post it, but I wasted so much time on it and I hate wasting time! I decided on a long card to fit both cuts. The background paper is perfect for a school theme so I went with that. I love this stamp from K Andrew's Positive Thoughts set. I was thinking that children can control their destiny by deciding to work hard in school and study :)

  • DCWV Fall Stack - school theme paper (rest of paper from my stash)
  • Heritage - school at 4"; bus at 3"
  • Graphically Speaking - school wording at 1/2"
  • Tim Holtz Bricked Embossing Folder - school
  • K Andrew Positive Thoughts Stamp - click HERE to purchase your own set
  • Foam dots - school and bus
  • Colorbok Red Chalk - edges
  • Fiskars Corner Rounder
  • The Twinery - yellow twine
  • Button from my stash
  • White Gel Pen - faux stitching around bus (which you can't even see!)
I am entering the card in Celebrate the Occasion #25 - Back to School

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you have a wonderful evening :D


  1. Great card! You picked the perfect sentiment for it! I love that background paper and the twine/button too! :)


  2. Great job on the Challenge! I must get that Brick embossing folder!!! Super cute. ~Yvonne CTO DT

  3. WOW, now this is creative! Super super cute! :)

  4. Like this and the background paper goes great with it. I beat myself up on the project I did for "There's An Artist in my House" using oil paints & such but sometimes we have to sit back & look at the project in another way.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  5. Super job! I love all the detail you take into consideration with all your cards. This one is no exception. I love it.
    DIANA L.

  6. I love this Lisa! You did an amazing job. No matter what kind of card you make, you always do a fabulous job.

  7. WOW, i would have never thought you had issues. This card is great..thanks for sharing.

  8. HI lisa!I think your card came out great! All your designs are always terrific!:) Hugs! Dina

  9. I love the schoolhouse- the embossing makes it look so real! Love it! Paper and sentiment go perfect- Great Card! :)Amy

  10. Oh Lisa, this is cute! I know what you mean though. I've felt that way about a project too. Actually, often...lol! But don't be hard on yourself. We can be our worst critic! I do want to be honest though, my stomach did churn when I saw the word "chemistry". Ugh, a bad memory there!

    Now as for trying to bribe Ms. Kiki for the gift card. Yes, she can be bribed but don't go through the expense of Beggin Strips, she can be bribed for a spoon full of peanut butter and a fortune cookie. ;) lol

    Have a great night!


  11. Oh Lisa, love your awesome creation...you did such an amazing job with it. FABULOUS! ~Shen

  12. Very cool card! Thanks for sharing on CTo- Paper Panther http://purplepeepstechniques.blogspot.com/

  13. What a great card! I love the school bus and senitment! Thanks for playing at CTO!

  14. So cute! Thanks for playing with us at CTO!

  15. Great job on the card!
    I like the brick embossing folder you used on the school house and the sentiment is wonderful!
    Thanks for playing with us at CTO!

  16. Great jon on the challenge very cute!!! Love the sentiment:) TFS

  17. So fun! You are way to hard on yourself! The paper is great, the message is clear! It is perfect! Great work as always! :)


  18. I love this card. The sentiment works perfectly and the paper and embellishments work so well with it. It may not be one of your favorites but maybe after a little while you'll see what we see when you look at it.

  19. Great card Lisa.Love the embossing and sentiment.Thanks for joining us at CTO.
    Jayne x

  20. Really cute! I love the brick embossing and the background paper. Thanks for playing with us at CTO this week!

    CTO DT

  21. This is so cute. I love the embossing. Thanks for joining us this week at CTO!
    Hugs, Jenni

  22. Great job, everything looks just perfect, love it! Thanks for joining CTO!

  23. I think this turned out really cute, Lisa. I like the twine and button. And the sentiment is just perfect.


  24. So cute, great sentiment! Thanks for joining us this week @ CTO :)

  25. Lisa, I am so thrilled that you have been chosen for Krystal's Design team! Of course my hubby will be sorry because I will probably buy even more of her stamps! lol! Love your card! Love the twine, just great (as usual)


  26. Oh, I was also going to say I love that background paper, that is really cute paper!

  27. This turned out great Lisa! I think you were a little hard on yourself...I have had a few challenges like that to~ where it just doesn't fall together and it gets a bit fraustrating and then the next week it wins a challenge..go figure:) I like your bus and brick school house. Great cuts!
    Sherrie K

  28. Love your bus and school house
    CTO DT

  29. Love the school layout, gosh I'm having so much fun looking at your designs. Hugs, Lori

  30. Lisa, This too is just another example of you wonderful work. I really love the brick school building.

  31. Great card.. thanks for playing with us at CTO..


  32. This would make a great end of primary school year card to a young person. well done :)

  33. Lisa,

    Congrats on winning over at CTO! Whoo Hoo! When I saw your card I knew it was going to win! Chriss

  34. Great card! I love your bus!

    Thanks for joining us at CTO!
    Rebecca "Crafting Misfit"
    Celebrate the Occasion DTM
    Visit my blog!

  35. Hmmmmmm... Lisa, I've never seen you post one less than wonderful card... And this one is NO EXCEPTION!! :) I love that sentiment for the card and the background paper is the perfect accent... MAH-VELOUS job, as usual, my-dear!! :)

    Thanks so much for sharing your talent at Celebrate The Occasion!! :)

    Amy :) at www.lovetocrop.com
    Celebrate The Occasion DTM


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