Monday, August 27, 2012

Inspired by Dana (and patterned paper for sale!)



Happy Monday!  As this blog is live, my house is waking up (the first time in a few months than more than just me is getting up this early) and getting ready for the first day of school.  All of the boys seem ready with a few tears coming from one yesterday. Normal worries, but worries about who will be in their class, etc.  Breaks my heart to see him nervous, but we'll get through it together as we always do.  And, I was thrilled that he shared his worries with me.  So big hugs, pictures in front of the house and pictures on the side (where their friends can't see...how could I want a picture when they are this old?!) and of course kisses too.  Off we go today for the first day of school.

My card today is inspired by Dana.  I'm playing along with the CASE Study Challenge to case another player.  How fun it was to look through the gallery.  I loved this fun CAS couch with the retro pillow. Dana is so talented, be sure to pop over to her blog to check out her creations!

And if you've made it to the bottom of this post, I have two packs of patterned paper for sale.  There are over 25 8 x 8 sheets of paper and over 55 sheets of patterned paper. They are full sheets many double sided from the following paper packs:
  • PaperTrey Ink Damask Designs
  • October Afternoon 5 & Dime
  • Simple Stories Happy Days
  • Basic Grey Eskimo Kisses
  • Echo Park Splash
  • Basic Grey Little Black Dress
  • My Mind's Eye Six by Six Paris & Co
  • My Mind's Eye Six by Six Honey Lane
  • Crate Paper Snow Day
If you are interested in a pack, the cost is $10 which includes shipping in the US.  Please email me at lmangan@cinci.rr.com. 


 

25 comments:

Brandi said...

Your cards are too cute!

~amy~ said...

awesome take on Dana's card...super fun!

Karen B. said...

Good luck to the boys today. I really like how you've grounded the kleenex box. Great card!

Els said...

Ah yes, the nervousness and excitement of that first day of school. Makes me smile! I hope they all had an amazing start.
What a gorgeous CAS card! to perfection! Love it :)

Laura B. said...

oh my gosh! such a cute card! fabulous CASE!

Laurel said...

Cute cards!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Such an adorable tissue box card, and wonderful take on Dana's, Lynn! Thanks for sharing First Day of School stories too. So sweet!

Maureen said...

funny how the first day is so full of emotion. I always ask my students to write a sentence about how they feel on the first day and then we'll revisit that paper in June next year...they always laugh and wonder why they were so nervous...must be the scary Gr. 2 teacher! LOL Sweet cards...CAS perfection as usual :)

Barb said...

Oh, do I ever remember the emotions of the first day of school! Aww, I hope they all have a wonderful day and that the first-day-jitters are all calmed by now!

Love your sweet card! :)

Tracey McNeely said...

I love both of these cards Lynn, yours and Dana's. You rock CAS cards my friend. Tomorrow is the first day for us, a few jitters. My son going into grade 12 knows that I will be camera ready because that's what I do. Have a great day!

Anonymous said...

My son just had his Senior pictures taken this weekend....sad that the youngest is alreay 18 and a senior....time flies...enjoy this time. Love all of your cards, always!

Marisa said...

Darling card!! Love it :)

My daughter has a hard time with the first day of school and last year's transition to HS was a horrible experience for her...poor thing lost 12 pounds in 3 months she was so stressed out! Thankfully everything finally settled down and yet I can sens her getting a nervous as we await the beginning of school after Labour Day. Thank goodness for cell phones!

Dana Nelson said...

Aw, shucks, Lynn! Your CASE is awesome!!
My kidlets don't start school until next week but they wish they were starting today! Good luck to all!

Jinny Newlin said...

The perfect case, right down to that little shadow, Lynn! Good luck to the boys! I'm sure they're home now, but I'm praying that they each had a blessed and exciting first day!

Teresa Kline said...

adorable!

The Paper Parade said...

Awww, I love the card, Lynn :) It is so sweet! Great take on the inspiration card!

Sue Lelli said...

CUTE card! LOVE the box of kleenex with that sentiment!

Noelle said...

I hope their first day went great and that there were no tears AFTER school, that's even worse than beforehand! I hope first day of HIGH SCHOOL went exceptionally well (and that Mom was ok about it all!) I did ok, I didn't cry (in front of Ian) at all! ;) Thanks for your sweet comments, Lynn, I always wish we lived closer! I think we'd all have a grand time together:) *hugs*

PS Darling cards, the chair one is SO adorable!! :)

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Love that we both CASEd the same card, and way to go on using up your stash (making more room for new stuff!)

Iwona Palamountain (Chupa) said...

Fabulosity!! Thanks for joining us at CASE Study this week :)

Jean Martin said...

How adorable is this?! Thanks for sharing this with us at CASE Study Challenge! :)

sandie said...

love the tissue box, such a cute image for a get well card x

Debby said...

Perfect CAS card and a great CASE! Thanks for joining us at CASE study this week :)

Aimes said...

Y'know I still get the nerves hitting me the night before we head back to school...and I work there! LOL!
I hope all of your boys had a great first day and it went as smoothly as possible...!
Fabulous CASE - I'm taking yet another note for my DP stash: paper piecing! I don't do it nearly enough!
Thanks for joining us on CASE Study too!
Hugs!
x

Jen W. said...

Eeek! Love that little tissue box! So darn cute!