Saturday, April 17, 2010

I love paper!

Especially, when it's flippin' awesome... Super-delicious colors and let's not forget about cool artwork! These days, my tail wags ferociously for nostalgic vintage prints, and October Afternoon has been delivering the goods, big time! I was INSPIRED...

By their new {to me!} and recent collection, Report Card....

My kids, who just returned to school after Spring break, not so inspired! But that's okay, I did my time!!! I was in school when these images were still in use! So, I'm allowed to play! {hee hee} Speaking of play, I thought that these cool stamps would compliment nicely with the Report Card collection, so I colored up this guy, his wagon and books and sent him off to school as well!

He's pretty cute! I colored him with a combo of Water Color Pencils and Stampin' Up's Watercolor Wonder Crayons with an aqua painter {LOVE those things!}

Anyway, these stamps are by a COOL, local (in my neck of the woods!)company called Pink Persimmon... If you can't find them or you want more info, please e-mail me! I met the owners, IRL, around Christmas time at a local VINTAGE art fair {awesomeness!} and I was quite smitten with their vintagey funness!

Sometimes, I just loves me a good "color-in" image and Pink Persimmon has MANY that fit with that fun criteria! So, YEAH for PAPER CRAFTING-FUN! Hope you're having some RIGHT NOW!

Happy Saturday to ya!

Supplies -

C/S - Stampin' Up!
D/P - October Afternoon
Stamps - Pink Persimmon
Ink - Stampin' Up!; Staz On
Ribbon - Stampin' Up!
Charm - Michael's Recollections
Corners, Circles, Scallop Circle Punches - S/U!
Die Cut Sentiment "Good Luck" - Quick Kutz
Die Cut Letters "TIME" - Sizzix
Chipboard Alphas "2 LRN" - Heidi Swapp


Karen said...

Mmmmm.....loving these! Vintage school papers & images get me all giddy and when you add your creative touch to them, I most definitely SMILE!! :> Way to get your craft on, Elise! :>

Rosemary said...

So...... YAAY!!! I see you are back and in truly fine form, my friend!! Love your cards and you!!! (and they bring back some "See Dick & Jane" memories for me! Yipeee!!!)

Kathy Martin said...

These are such sweet school cards! Love them! :)

LeAnne said...

Oh my gosh, you know how to make me sit up & take notice. I had someone send me a card using these images, and they were just as cute as could be. I LOVE those OA elements, too!!! I think I need to get a (real) job.....I am spending way too much money here lately!! And I want more!

Rose said...

oh these take me back to my school days!! yup i remember them lol
awesome papers and your cards are fantastic girl :)

Dotty Jo said...

Hi hun, love these - sooooooo much fun! Those papers are just swooningly wonderful with their vivid colours and great images.
I can't believe that I haven't crafted this weekend. Too much garden work to do... wasn't going to let a sprinkling of volcano dust keep me in today. There's going to be some serious window cleaning needed around here once it's all over. Happy hugs to you, Jo x

Ann said...

Eeeee! My teacher self is giddy over these fantastic creations! Gives me joy to finish out the school year with a smile! :D

Vanessa said...

Hi sweet Elise! I love your cards!!! I recently bought me some Report Card stuff, too and it makes me happy! You used it so well, love that boy with his books! Have a fab week!

Vanessa x

Anonymous said...

Wow and wow again!! Your cards are amazing and so are your coloring skills!
I love that October Afternoon line too. I only have the 8x8 paper pad and I keep hoarding it, lol!!
Thanks for leaving such a sweet comment in my blog, it made my day!
xoxo from Spain :)

Dana Gustafson said...

You are keeee-ling me with the awesome vintage school kid goodness here. I love how the OA paper an the PP stamps have made a connection here. oh yeah, and I do love me that Heidi Swapp chippie's a go to font!