Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Sweet Sketch Wednesday Challenge 63 - Digi Stamp Boutique

Welcome back for another great challenge! Today is my last work day before students come tomorrow. We'll see how this goes. I actually get my students from last year and loop up with them to the next grade. I've never done this before, so I'm a little nervous. At least I know exactly where we left off and what they should already know! I did have a nightmare though and dreamed that when they showed up, they were high schoolers! Yikes! I am not that brave to teach the older kids...really hope that that doesn't happen!
Our sponsor this week is Digi Stamp Boutique. Sally Ann is offering 10 free digi images! WOW!

We have a great sketch to follow from Sweet Sketch Wednesday so jump on over and play along!

This image really caught my attention! It's called Cheeky Cat and Spider. I loved it right away. I used my Copics (RV11, W7, W5, W9, Y13, YR04, R08, and R29) to color it. The DP came from a pack of paper that I bought at Wal-Mart a long time ago. The cardstock is from DCWV The Shimmer Stack. The green and orange ribbon and buttons also came in the same pack. The spotted ribbon was bought at Michael's. The brads are from Hobby Lobby. I used my Plantin SchoolBook cartridge from my Cricut to cut the ovals. I also used Glossy Accents on the eyes of the cat, spider, and pumpkin.
Well, tomorrow is our first day of school and I am going to be busy. I am teaching 2nd grade this year...never taught 2nd, so I'm a little nervous. I have taught 1st grade for the last 5 years and I get to take my class from last year, so at least there won't be too much time taken to have to get to know my students, I will be able to hit the ground running. Wish me luck!
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  1. Awh best of luck Erika! You'll be fine i'm sure! Maybe you'll go through all the grades with them wouldn't that be fun. :-D Your card is stunning. I love the ribbon flowers. Cute idea!

  2. Have fun with the first day of school - I hope they won't be high school students!

    Loving the card hun! Beautiful and bright (my favorite things!). That kitty sure is cheeky and I love the ribbon flower - fabulous!

    Deanne :)

  3. Don't blink your eyes Erika, because before you know it they will be high school students! Good luck!
    Such an adorable card too!!! I almost picked that very same image, it's fabulous!! And your ribbon flowers...perfection!!!!!


  4. Ooh Erika, I hope they don't turn into High schoolers...that would be a nigthmare!!! I love your Halloween card. Those flowere are super cute! Your paper and image is super cute! Hope you have a great week.

  5. Hi Erika, I hope your day turned out fabulous and you were greeted by 2nd graders and not high schooler!! LOL that's too funny! I just {heart}your card. I did not see this adorable image and oh my gosh you did a fabulous job with coloring it up. Those ribbon bow are gorgeous, I am going to have to case that one for sure.
    Have fun at school!

  6. Hi Erika! I just love you Halloween card. The colours are perfect & the image is beautifully coloured. Hope your first day with the 2nd graders went well :)

  7. Hello Erika, What a fun Halloween card! I almost chose the image but went for Christmas instead...not sure why as I am not looking forward to the cold winter yet. But this image is so cute and I was happy to see it on a card! I love those ribbon cheery and clever too! Your bright colors and paper are so perfect! Perfect to get us in the mood for Halloween! Have a great first week with your students. I know you are a fabulous teacher!

  8. Your Halloween card is too cute! I love the ribbon flowers! Best of luck starting the new school year.

    Peace & Luv,

  9. Erika this is awesome! I love the ribbon flowers, so cool!

    I hope your first day of school went well!

  10. Hi Erika, great Halloween card really really cute. I do love the design papers and ribbons you have used. I do hope your first day of school went well for you and wan't toooooooooo bad!!
    Take care and have a great weekend

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  12. Erika I wouldn't be ready for high schoolers either. You will do wonderful. Your children are lucky to have you for a teacher. Thanks for making such a sweet card this week. Love that image and all your fun detail.

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