Friday, August 30, 2013

Back To School! I Love Learning -Fabulous Inky Friday with Tiddly Inks Stamps

Happy, Happy Friday all!

We have a super busy Friday. We have 4 doc appointments to make it to today. I'm hoping for this day to run as smooth as possible in able to make it to all appointments today...we'll see lol. I have an MRI bright and early to get an updated look at the discs in my lower back. My last MRI was 5 years ago, so doc thought it was time for a new one. Then off to the foot doc to get fitted for my shoe insert for the heel spur. A little break time to rush home and get everyone fed, then back at it with all the boys getting their checkups and possibly shots! And then to finish off the day, hubs will be getting some cavities filled and a tooth pulled.

And the countdown in our house has begun...4 more days to go till school starts back up! It seems like I've blinked my eyes and missed the entire summer lol.

Hope you all have a fun Memorial Day weekend!


Now onto my Fabulous Inky Friday creation...I have another fun "Back To School" card for you and a reminder that you still have 3 more days to enter our "School Day Fun" challenge over at Tiddly Inks Challenge blog!

I had a blast creating this! I designed this card to loook like a school notebook. After I finished this, I thought this would have actually made a super duper cute real notebook instead of just a card! I don't have any type of binding machine yet to make journals or notebooks...but it's definitely on my xmas wishlist to get one!

This image is just too cute! I've used the "School Girl" digi stamp from The Tiddly Inks shop.

And before you ask...why yes those are real pencils! I know I'm weird. Hubs says I always use the weirdest things as embellishments on my cards LOL.

All the DP I've used and the wording came from one of the new Recollections paper packs! I love their 180 value packs! Such a variety of cute paper in each pack.

The inside...


SIZE: 6" x 6"
IMAGE: School Girl "Tiddly Inks Stamps"
Skin & Blush: E13, E11, E00, E000, R21
Outfit: Pink -R35, R32, R21 Blue -BG72, BG10
Books: Orange -E97, Y32 Green -G94, G82, G40 Pages -E81
PAPERS: DP is from Recollections and All cardstock matting is DCWV 
EMBELLISHMENTS: Sharpened pencils and all brads, buttons and ribbon from stash
TOOLS: Sewing machine



4 Crafty Chicks - "Squares"
Crafty Ribbons - "Anything goes w/Ribbons"
DL.Art Thankful Thursday - "Back To School"
Milk Coffee Challenge - "Back To School"
Paper Crafting Journey - "Anything Goes"
Perfect Sentiments Challenge - "Summer or School"
Polly Craft - "For The Kids"
Simon Says Stamp - "Anything Goes"
The Sisterhood Of Crafters - "Back To School"
Bearly-Mine Challenges - "Digi Days"
Craft Room Challenge - "Something New (New DP Stack and New Pencil Embellishment Technique)"
Party Time Tuesdays - "Anything Goes"
Tuesday Throwdown - "School Colors"
Card Mania - "Ribbon"
Craft Your Passion - "Office Supplies"
Love To Create - "Back To School"

Until next time,
Happy crafting to all!
Big Big
xx Hugs xx


  1. Ths is such a fun back to scool creation. Love the ribbons on the side. Good luck with all those medical appointments.
    Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}i

  2. So bright and happy and fun!! Awesome creation!

  3. Your colouring skills are amazing. Beautiful card and great layout.

  4. Wow!! Tracey this card is sooo gorgeous. Love that cute diggi and the pencils are brilliant!! You've put such a lot of effort into this with all the stitching, it is amazing.
    Love, love, love!!! oxox

  5. Your coloring is delightful, the details and embellishments make me grin - you have a winner in this card Tracey! Thank you for sharing your project in the “Office Supplies” Challenge at Craft Your Passion!
    Design Team - Craft Your Passion
    RubberMAD at

  6. Love the bright colours Tracey,fabolous card!!
    XXX Heidy

  7. This card is absolutely gorgeous! I LOVE all the extras, the ribbons, the pencils, I could go on and on!

  8. WOW! This is such a cute creation in so many ways! LOVE all the little ribbons down the side ... happy, happy card!
    Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘BACK TO SCHOOL’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    The Sisterhood of Crafters

  9. wow so stunning tracey.your ribbons look fab and i love your papers and gorgeous sweet image :D

    xx coops xx

  10. Hello Tracey, thanks for stopping by and became my newest follower... I'm here now checking out all your lovely creations you've been doing, and really like what I see. I'm also your newest follower too!
    Good luck on my candy giveaway!

  11. What a beauty and eye catching details. Beautifully crafted. Thanks for sharing your talent with us at Tuesday Throwdown. We look forward to seeing you again.
    Berni, DT

  12. What a fabulous card. Love all the embellishments that you add to this card. Just fantastic. .. Thanks for joining us over at Perfect Sentiments for this weeks challenge..

    Good luck
    Pam Senior DT

  13. WOW first of all there are so many factors that blow me away on this card. It is so eye catching with all the colors you used and just draws you to want to look at it more. And the coloring on the image....I am in awe of it, it looks so real!! Not to mention that the inside is done up as well as the outside. This is definitely more than a card!! GORGEOUS!
    Thank you for sharing this with us over at the Sisterhood of Crafters. I am glad you linked it up to our Back to school challenge.! Good luck!

  14. Just can't stop staring at this card Tracey. Your coloring is always stunning, but I'm just crazy about how you did the edging. Love the look of it. Hugs!

  15. Gorgeous card! You did an awesome job with your layout! LOVE! Thank you for joining us this week at Love to Create for our Back to School Challenge.
    Ruza, LTC Designer

  16. This card is absolutely perfect! Love your design and your attention to details are fab!

    Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us this week at Love to Create.
    Best of luck and we'd love to have you visit again!

    Hugs Mian
    Love to Create Design Team Member

  17. Gorgeous card.
    Thank you for joining us at Bearly Mine Challenge.
    Hugs Julie x

  18. Hi Tracey, oh my how gorgeous, beautiful card, love the fabulous details and ribbons.
    Thank you for sharing at Craft-Room Challenge;-))m

  19. Oh I love it! I love all the details, the ribbons, the pencils are just fabulous! You rocked it!!! Thanks for playing along with us at The Perfect Sentiments,
    Hugs, Marzena DT

  20. Really fabulous, love the bright colours and the layout and the stitching is gorgeous
    Lindsay xx

  21. This is awesome!! Great job!! Thank you for sharing with us at Love to Create Challenge!!
    Zenita (aka Scrappinwith'Z)
    DT member Love to Create Challenge

  22. Such a Gorgeous creation Tracey!! I love all the elements, design papers and your gorgeous coloring!! Thank you so much for sharing this delightful card with us at Love to Create Challenge!!

    Hugs xxx
    Jacki - LTC Owner

  23. Love the use of pencils :)
    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ribbons Challenges for our Back to School themed week

  24. WOW Tracey what a fabulous card! I love your colouring, the bright and cheerful design and the way you embellish too, all so gorgeous!

    Hope you got to all the appointments. I know how you feel with the MRI thing, just had one recently myself for the same lower back thing. Hope yours came out well and you're OK.

    Big hugs,

  25. Fabulous job on your card Tracey. It does look like a notebook and I had to look twice and read what you wrote. Love the layout and all the embellishments you used. Thanks for sharing with us at Perfect Sentiment this week. Good luck and I hope to see you again.

    Maggie, DT

  26. Thanks for playing our squares challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks, great job!

    Leanne DT 4CC!

  27. Your card is amazing I just love the ribbon on the side and all the stitching and your coloring is perfect.
    This is so sweet. I love it.
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday #116 Back to school !! challenge, Have a great day
    DIANA L.

  28. love your card, so much cool detail! thanks for sharing with us at Craft Room Challenge, Debi x

  29. *mouth hung wide open in awe*

    Wow, Tracey!! This is such an amazing card! I love, love, love it! Would be awesome to make into notebooks, for sure! THanks for joining us at 4 Crafty Chicks this week :)

  30. This is totally fun! Thanks so much for playing along with us over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

  31. Fabulous fun card and super details - love the pencils. Thanks for joining us at the PCJ challenge xx

  32. I love your layout, colors, date ills and image. Incredible inspiration. Thank you so much for sharing it with us at 4CC.

  33. Your cards are always so beautiful. Always filled with lots of detail from the paper down to the last stitch. Gorgeous!! ! Thanks for joining us at Pollycraft: For the Kids Challenge.

  34. totally awesome!!! Thanks so much for participating in our LOVE TO CREATE challenge!! Hope to see you again for our next challenge!!
    A Little Bit O' Paper

  35. Love your bright and funny card! Thanks for joining us at Card Mania Challenges!

  36. Fabulous card! Thank you for playing along at Card Mania! Good luck! And hope to see you join our next challenge on Monday! Ani

  37. That is totally gorgeous!Love the layout and all those ribbons!
    Thank you for playing along at Milk Coffee Challenge and Good Luck!
    Smiles, Kaly

  38. Absolutely stunning card Tracey! I love the LO and your colouring is fab! Thanks for joining us at Pollycraft and good luck!


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