It’s Back to School Week!

It’s back to school week here and for the first time in years, I’m home!  While I’m having some mixed emotions about not returning to school, I’m also looking forward to more crafting time.  Nevertheless, I love everything about going back to school, especially buying school supplies.  I may have purchased a few this year, too…just because!

Using mostly (maybe all) retired SU products, I created today’s card for a former colleague of mine who is returning to school.  One of my favorite SU bundles is the Harvest Hellos.  I started with a black card base followed by an embossed panel using the Tasteful Textile 3D embossing folder.  I punched the apples with the Apple Builder punch in Real Red card stock and inked it very subtly around the edges, then gave it a little detail with a white gel pen.  The sentiment is also from Harvest Hellos and the DSP is Crushed Curry.  The alphabet paper is from Echo Park.

I took my layout inspiration from Ann Marie’s  sketch challenge at The Paper Players HERE

…and more inspiration came from the Tic Tac Toe #176 challenge HERE

I covered a few different ways on the board.  The 3rd column down: Alphabets or Letters, Embossing, Yellow and the 3rd row across: Checks/Gingham, Back to School Theme, Yellow and diagonally: Alphabets or Letters, Red, Checks/Gingham.  This was a fun board…thanks LeAnne!

…And Just Us Girls Photo Week #647 Challenge HERE

While I’ll miss seeing all my reading buddies in the school library this year, I’m looking forward to spending much more time with this little Pre-K guy…my grandson Jack!

Thanks for popping in today and I hope your week is going well.

Take care,



  1. This is marvelous, Rosanne and I think your former colleague will appreciate your thoughtfulness! I like your layers and the bit of texture. Enjoy all of your special time with your little guy Jack, he’s a cutie! Thanks for playing along at Just Us Girls!

  2. Love your card. It is perfect for the school theme. Those big red apples look great with the yellow plaid paper. TFS
    Your grandson, Jack, is adorable. I know yo will enjoy spending more time with him.

  3. What a fabulous “back to school” card, Rosanne and love the matching envelope!! Perfect card for our challenge! Thanks for joining in this week. Betty, TTT design team

  4. Awesome back-to-school card, Rosanne! The envelope is icing on the cake! Thanks for joining us at Just Us Girls and darling Grandson!

  5. I understand not going to school. I still miss it. I LOVE this amazing card. Crayons and paper make me happy and this will be so appreciated by your friend. Your mix of patterns and the embossing is perfect! So happy you joined us at The Paper Players this week!

  6. Absolutely DARLING, Roseanne! Such a sweet card for back to school. Thank you so much for joining us this week over at The Paper Players!

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