Wednesday, August 10, 2011

My first "Little Darling" Guest Designer Project!

I can't tell you all how thrilled and honored I was to find out I was chosen as the Guest Designer for August on the Little Darling Challenge blog.  I went right to the computer and started looking for some inspiration to fit the challenge and just the right image from the "Back to School" collection at the Love to Stamp Store where you can get the latest paper, classic ribbon, flower/border dies and much, much more for very affordable prices!  Not to mention the cutie I used in this card that made the entire card come together!  I hope you all enjoy and are inspired to remember your School days with this.

Little Darling Challenge 5

The challenge this time is "Back to School".
Here's some of the things you need to know about this fun and rewarding challenge:  

You don't have to use Little Darlings images, but if you do, you could win a $20 merchandise gift voucher to the Love to Stamp store. If you use any other stamp you could win a $10 merchandise gift voucher.

Great Prizes!  So I hope you all join me!  You have two weeks to enter so there is plenty of time to play!

I made the form of a chalk board with plywood for a background, added some film strip to help remember all those years of pictures, the medal to show the excellence we can accomplish and well . . . the apple is for the teacher, the picket fences that were hopped to B E with all of our friends learning our ABC's and 1  2  3's.  Everything was aged and made to look rustic for the trip back in time, the closeups below!  Also, I embossed the green on the planet to give depth and texture to the earth.


Bazzill Stock
Basic Grey "Out of Print" DP
Image ~ Little Darlings "World Civics 101"
Nestabilities Die Classic Ovals Large

Embossed the land of the world!


Copic Sketch:  skin~E000,E00,E13,R32
pants~ BG10,BG18,BG23
Earth/Land ~G05,YG05,YG07,B95,97
other~ C00,C3,C5
E29 is used on number brads
Ranger Distress Ink~Antique Linen, Vintage, Walnut Stain, Spun Sugar
Signo white pen
Tim Holtz Ranger ~ Crackle paint "Clear Rock Candy and Antique Linen


Birch plywood 1/32 thick from Michaels
The Paper Studio Spare Parts~ button brads, star brads
Tim Holtz muse tokens, time pieces, corners, game spinners and swivel clasp 
Hemp Cord by Cousin
Woodsies craft picks
Dress It Up "small gold hearts collection"  frames
Wooden Apple piece, letters, and picket fence from Hobby Lobby 
Tim Holtz film strip ribbon 
Tulip "Beads in a bottle" White

 Challenges Entered:
Creative Belli ~ Not Paper
Art Impressions Stamps ~ One for the Boys
Delightful Challenges ~ Stitching real or faux
Dutch Dare Card ~ For the kids
Paper Crafting Journey ~ Photo Inspiration (winner)
Crafty Catz ~ Back to School
Flowerette ~ Schoolck back 8-28
Just Add Ink ~ Tearing or Distressing
Paper cutz ~ Back to School  + 1ribbon+2Buttons(Letter frames and alpha)+3 colors(Teal,Mustard,red)
Pattie's Creations ~ Stamped image +faux/real stitching (winner)
Raise the Bar ~ Anything Goes
The Stamp Man ~ T!M stitching
Jelly Park ~ Photo Inspiration (winner)
CMC ~ copic Challenge ~ Color your embellishments with Copic (the number brads w/copic E29 ck on 8-21
Ellephantastic ~ Add some layers monthly ck on 9-6
My Sheri CRAFTS ~ Back to School (winner) emailed for info
Sugar Creek Hollow ~ Vintage
Corrosive Challenge ~ Earth Tones monthly ck on 9-7
Dream Valley Challenge ~ Distressing check 8-21
I did it creations ~ children
Quirky Crafts ~ Numbers (1,2,3 brads)
Simon Says Stamp and show ~ Tim Holtz tech
Pollycraft ~ Recycle (civics 101 + hug earth) and recolor brads to recycle
Heart Song Inspiration ~ Back to School / Circles
Daisy Doodles Creative Challenge ~ Schooltime
Celebrate the Occasion ~ Back to school
Creative Card Crew ~ Best foot forward ( Guest Design spot) (new stamp)
Cupcake Challenge ~ Sew It (winner)
Scrap Creations ~ Bingo, Ribbon, Brads, Buttons  (winner)
Crazy craft ~ Emboss (see the planet earth)
Crafts and Me ~ Make it count include a # (see buttons and closk) ck on 24th wins

Paper Crafting Journey sketch (colors)
Jelly Park (school play and colors)

Wisdom is knowing what to do next, skill is knowing how to do it, and virtue is doing it. 
                                                                David Starr Jordan

 Thank you for visiting,


  1. always love your creations and the attention to details on this one is fabulous
    Hugs Kate xx

  2. This is adorable!! Congrat on your first DT sample
    Buffy x

  3. Fabulous work hun!
    Thank you for playing with us at Delightful Challenges this week for our stitching challenge, and at Paper Crafting Journey for our picture inspirationg
    Good luck

  4. Wow, this is a work of art! Youe embellishments are amazing. Thanks so much for joining us at Jellypark this week.

  5. Hi Tammy!

    This card is GORGEOUS GIRL!!! What a way to kick off your Guest Design spot at Little Darlings. I stared at each and every detail for a VERRRRRRRRY LONG TIME! This card has so many details, wonderful texture, beautiful coloring, and that color combo is my fave. You know how I love my warm colors!

    Have a wonderful day :-)


  6. Gorgeous project! Love how the image just pops off the page with the vibrant colors.

  7. whoa nelly! this is stunning! love every single gorgeous detail!
    thanks so much for joining our photo inspiration challenge at Jellypark Friends! :)

  8. Beautiful card Tammy and such a fab design, your stitching is perfick! Thanks for joining in the fun at Cupcake this week :) Donna x

  9. Wow, this is fabulous, Tammy! Love the added elements and the way you made your own chalkboard! Very cool! Thanks so much for sharing your creation with us in our school time challenge at Daisy's Doodles.

  10. Your card is absolutely adorable. Love all the layers of papers and cute elements you used on this. The metal pieces are a nice touch as well. Very well done. Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show's TIM TECHNIQUE Challenge. <3 Candy

  11. This is beautiful Tammy! So many fantastic details! Love the clock and the chalk board too! Thank You so much for joining us at Dutch Dare this week!

  12. Wow..... what a wonderful project!!!
    Your colouring is perfect an I love that cute image!
    Thanks for your lovely coments and the chance to win!!!!!!
    Hugs Gisela

  13. Oh wow how cool is this love the image and thanks for sharing with Crafty Catz this week

  14. This card is fantastic and what a lot of challenges you have managed to join in with! Thank you so much for joining us at Quirky Crafts this week.

  15. What a gorgeous card, love your picture, your card is fabulous, thanks for joining CTO!

  16. What a sweet card. love all the embellishments. It all goes so well together. Thanks for participating in the Art Impressions challenge. Hope you win!
    Ai design team

  17. Tammy - yet another beautiful creation, wow, love all the elements and coloring of the image.
    Thanks for playing in our 'STITCHING' Challenge #27! Any Digital OR Stamped image is required to be eligible to win!
    ♥ Sandi
    DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!
    and Pattie's shop
    Home of Pattieboop and Allie!

  18. adorable, u did an awesome job!

  19. Brilliant and beautiful card Tammy, love it! Thank you for playing along with Quirky Craft's Number challenge this time, don't forget to pop back this Friday or Saturday to vote for your favourite! Good luck with your challenges.

  20. This is one stunning card super work thank you for joining us at the crafty catz this week linda x

  21. Lovely card and great colouring. Thanks for joining us at Cupcakes this week and good luck - Jane x

  22. Such a beautiful card, love everything about it. Thanks for joining us at Dream Valley. xx

  23. What a wonderful card, I love all the embellishments you have used. Beautiful colours and a sweet image..thanks for sharing with us at DDCC this week.

  24. Wow, what absolutely wonderful details. Your card is beautiful inside and out, really stunning! Thanks for joining us this week @ CTO :)

  25. Tammy, you've done such a beautiful job on this card! I love all the gorgeous embellishments you used - really makes for an interesting card! hugs, Angela

  26. wow gorgeous card, thanks for joining us at CRAFTY CATZ for our back to school challenge, x carol

  27. Your card is totally stunning. Sooo much detail x

    Thanks for joining us this week @ Delightful Challenges & Good Luck x

    hugs sally x

  28. This is adorable! Thanks for playing with us at CTO!

  29. A stunning card and I love all your added embellishments. Thanks for joining in the Pollycraft challenge this week.

  30. Very nice card with delightfully bright colors. Fun image of the boy and the globe. Thanks for joining us at Heart Song Inspirations.
    NanaConnie HSI DT

  31. Wow, gorgeous card!! You did a wonderful job with all kinds of great elements in this card!! Very nice!
    Thanks for playing with us at CTO!

  32. What a fascinatingly interesting card! Gorgeous colouring and so many pretty embellishments. Thanks for playing along at Ellephantastic. Jill

  33. Thank you for joining the add some layers challenge at Ellephantastic.
    AND another big thank you for playing with us at Daisy Doodles and the School Time challenge.
    The image is perfect for the challenge and there is plenty going on all over the card to keep the eyes happy for some time.

  34. Oh WOW, oh WOW! I love every one of your perfect details! My fav is probably how you embossing the continents on the globe. AMAZING project -- thanks for joining us at CTO this week.

    CTO DT

  35. What a great card! I love the image and all the extra embellishments! Thanks for playing at CTO!

  36. This is a fabulous card!

    Many thanks for sharing with us at Cupcake Craft Challenges.


  37. Wow,what a gorgeous card and such precious details.Great job.Thanks for playing at CTO.

  38. Darling card. I love this image and your beautiful coloring. Thanks for joining us at the Corrosive Challenge this week.

  39. Adorable card. Thanks for playing in our challenge!


    DT for Pattie's Creations Challenge!

  40. What a beautiful card, love your coloring and all the detail that you have added to the card. Thanks for joining us at SCH.
    Hugs, Heide

  41. What a fab card!! so much detail and the embellishments are perfect. Thanks for joining us at Creative Card Crew :o)

  42. This is such a delightful card. Each and every element are wonderful!! Thanks for joining CTO.

  43. Beautiful card.. great job with the challenge..

    Thanks for playing with us at CTO..


  44. WOW! Amazing card. Love your attention to detail. It rocks! Thanks for joining us at I Did it Creations this week.

  45. Wow, wow, wow! What an A.Mazing card. I love the bright colours and the funky details. Wow, some more. :) Thanks for playing with us for our Recycle Challenge at Pollycraft. x

  46. This is way too cute! Thanks for joining us this week.
    Hugs, Jenni

  47. Absolutely Beautiful!!! Thank you for playing along with CTO and this Challenge.

  48. Wow...amazing card. Thanks for playing with us at HSI.


  49. Tammy, your World Civics image looks fabulous on this great back to school card. Lovin' that clock and brad for numbers! So glad to see your entry at the Crafts and Me Stamps digi team's Make It Count challenge. ~ Rose

  50. Wow! This card is absolutely amazing... Just beautiful in every detail! Thanks for joining us at the Heart Song Inspirations challenge this week! Hugs, Shannah (HSI DT)

  51. Very fun card! So many fun elements, it just brings together that whole school experience in one card! Thanks for sharing this with us at Heart Song Inspirations. :-)

  52. Beautiful card. I love the coloring. Love the design and layout. Thanks for joining the HSI challenge this week. Good Luck

  53. Sweet card! Love the distressing :-) Thankyou for joining us at Dream Valley! Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

  54. wow Tammy what a fantastic design, your colouring is stunning and I love that image...thanks for joining in with the Crafts and Me challenge this week
    Mina xxx

  55. Hello Again Tammy;

    Don't know if you have seen that this is a winner at jellypark.


  56. OMG fabulous card Tammy, i love all the wee embellies, the clock and the ABC's. the layering is fab just makes a gorgeous card! thanks for joining us at the Ellephantastic Challenge this month.
    Elle DT

  57. Fabulous layers!!
    Thank you for playing along with Ellephantastic this month.
    Good luck
    Helen x

  58. I love love love this! Great details!!!

    Thanks for joining us at CTO!
    Rebecca "Crafting Misfit"
    Celebrate the Occasion DTM
    Visit my blog!

  59. WOW! INCREDIBLE!! Love, love, love that image! Thanks for joining us this week at My Sheri CRAFTS ;-)

  60. I love all the detail in your card and the way you've done the inside too, lovely colouring! Thanks for playing along with us at CMC!

  61. Oh wow!! What an AWESOME card!! I love all the details and the finished inside!! Spectacular!! :)

    Thanks so much for sharing your talent at Celebrate The Occasion!! :)

    Amy :) at
    Celebrate The Occasion DTM


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