Monday, January 9, 2012

Drinks Well With Others

Not all teachers, just all the teachers I know (said completely with tongue planted firmly in cheek)! This is for my teacher friend Yaz who had her birthday on Dec. 20th, 2011. She was in Mexico for it. We usually go out for drinks on the last day of school to celebrate her birthday but she had a pretty poor excuse for missing that this year if you ask me ;o)  I used a Bugaboo Stamp, JJ Tequila. I wanted to make it look like a report card so I used some lined school paper as my patterned paper. I ran the background paper through my printer to add the black square and the sentiment. I printed the image out on white cardstock and used my new heat embosser that I got for Christmas to set it. Colored her with EK Success pencil crayons and a blue glitter marker for her dress. Then I colored her glasses light pink and then added glossy accents to them. I thought rose colored glasses went nicely with a stack of drinks. I also added glossy accents to the martini glasses. I outlined my cardstock with a light blue marker. I used a red Zig marker to add the check mark and the A+. Inside I added that I am one of those 'others'!
My lessons learned: my heat embosser works really well to dry my printer ink, but it can curl the paper up a bit. I also used my new Ott Lite that I got for Christmas to take the picture. With sunlight always a gamble in January and the fact that it's usually well after the children have gone to bed that I finish my projects, I can't tell you what a great investment that light was!
I would like to share my card at:
Fab'n'Funky Challenges something new (digistamp), closes Jan. 10,
Fussy and Fancy Challenge Happy Birthday, closes Jan. 13,
Catch the Bug Challenge anything goes, closes Jan. 14,
Sentimental Sundays sentiment, blue and glitter, closes Jan. 15,
Totally Stampalicious funny, closes Jan. 15,
Aud Sentiments sentiment and use scraps, closes Jan. 17,
Creative Craft Challenges what's your resolutions (to drink more...I mean less, or at least with other people), closes Jan. 17,
Southern Girls Challenge show us your sparkle, closes Jan. 19,
Card Makin Mamas something new(digistamp), closes Jan. 19.


Maria Matter said...

too funny, love that sentiment!!!
fantastic Barb!!!

Virgo5 said...

Awesome, I love JJ...love the report card look!

Julie said...

I give this card an A+! Love the fun layout, fabulous sentiment and great background paper! Well done! Thanks for playing along in our Funny card challenge this week!

papertrails leaver said...

This is really cute! Love the sentiment! Funny!

Lisa xx said...

great sentiment, made me smile! thank you for joining us at Aud Sentiments - see you again!

Doreen said...

Cool crad - great image and sentiment.
Many thanks for joining us at Sentiemental Sundays this week
Doreen xx

Sandy S said...

this is so cute! Love the report card!

Thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays Challenge!

Sandy S

Joycelyn Pelkey said...

HAHA!!! This definitely falls under the category of funny!! I know a few teachers that would appreciate this!!! Thanks so much for playing along with Totally Stampalicious!!

Sheryl said...

This is a really fun image! Great card!
Thank you for joining us at Fussy and Fancy for our, "Happy Birthday, use an Animal print" challenge!
Warmest Hugs,

Lori Turner said...

HA HA HA!! I love it! The A+ is excellent with that sentiment/image! Thanks for joining us at Totally Stampalicious this week :)

Sue U said...

tee hee, love your card, the sentiment is priceless!!

Thanks for joining us at Southern Girls this time, hope to see you again soon, hugs, Sue xx

Kathy said...

This is so cute and funny. Love the lined paper and report card look. So glad you joined the challenge at Sentimental Sundays this week.

Nazeema Calypso Thompson said...

LOL!!! You just have to love these Bugaboo images!!! Great layout and coloring.
Thank you for joining us at Sentimental Sundays.


Paul said...

Seeing a JJ card always brings a smile to my face as she reminds me of a friend. Thank you so much for joining in with our Anything Goes challenge this week at Catch The Bug. This open challenge really is a great way to see lots of different styles and techniques – always an inspiration.
Crafty Blogocks
DT Member for Catch The Bug

Min said...

Believe it or not, that's a great trait to have on your resume!! =) Thanks so much for playin' along with us this week for the Catch The Bug "Anything Goes" Challenge with Bugaboo Stamps! Hugs & Happy Days! ~Min
Kaymin Kreations

Tracey said...

This is fab & such fun :)
Thank you for joining us at Sentimental Sundays & Good Luck!

Lisa xx said...

fab card, and I would second that sentiment, lol! thank you for sharing it with Aud Sentiments

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

You have made a lovely card here. Thank you for taking part in the Aud Sentiments Challenge this fortnight and I wish you the best of luck in the draw. Best wishes, Kym (Aud Sentiments Design Team Member) xxx

Gem said...

fabulous creation! Thanks for using your scraps up with us at AUD Sentiments challenge! Gemma :)