Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Are you smarter than a 2nd Grader?...........

............hmmmmm..............good question, well if we're talking about my dd, and I'm having a bad day..........possibly 'No'! (heehee) But I can make cards better than a......a.......oh I don't know, but I can make cards OK! So here's today's offering............

Isn't she a sweetie? There are at least two reasons for making this card, maybe more if I can get my act together and hunt down some challenges to enter this into. The first goes like this.........remember the Good Luck card I made the other day to mark the occasion of my youngest starting Kindergarten? Well, I showed it to my eldest and was rewarded with the phrase we all love to hear......."Where's my card.....I want one!" So the (one sided)(on my part) conversation went something like this.........

"But you don't need a card, you're a big girl"......."It's not your very first day of school"........"You don't need any Good Luck to find your way around"........"You're in 2nd Grade"..........................."OK, I'll make you a card!"..........Get the picture?

So here's the deets. I used the 'schoolgirl' digi image from The Lollipop Shop, created by of course, Ms Lori Boyd, and I'll be getting into that more in a moment. I paper pieced her dress, sweater and hair bow, and I coloured with the usual, Prisma's and a touch of Copics. I finally used the 'numeric' tape I've been holding onto for so long I can't remember who makes it (Making Memories I think) and my new Fiskars I know it's not quite straight......don't be 'hatin' was after midnight when I created this! DP's are from Queen Martha and I do like the DIY chalkboard I threw together, after I decided I really needed one on there. Did I mention it was after midnight when this decision was made! Not a good idea, but after hunting down a chipboard frame, a scrap of black cardstock, a white pen and another scrap of woodgrain effect DP.......hey presto.......a chalkboard!

So, onto my second reason for making this card. Today marks the official launch of the brand new By Lori Designs 'Lollipop Shop', where you can now get a hold of all your super sweet digi images, created by Lori Boyd. "Oh Happy Day!" As I have been fortunate enough recently, to be included in the company of her sparkling, new, talented Design Team, we're all going to celebrate the occasion by having a little fun. It's time to get hopping for your chance to win a nice little fix of sweet treats! If you hop on over to The Lollipop Shop you'll find the full instructions, but basically, you need to start at the store, then visit each of the DT's blogs (in no particular order) and leave a comment in order to qualify. You have until midnight on Saturday and the winner of the sweet stash of digi's will be announced around 10am on Sunday.

Just in case you've arrived here....... mid to speak, thanks for visiting and don't forget to leave a comment. Here's a list of the other gals you need to visit:

Lori B
Andrea G
Arielle G
Hannah B
Jane B
Linda L
Sheri G
Tanja H
Vera R

So........what ya waitin for?


PS. I may be back later after I've scouted for challenges.

OK, time has passed, I've scoured 'blogland' and this little baby will be entered into the following challenges:
Die Cut Dreams Challenge Blog - #65 Digital - Sweet Little Girl

Daisy Doodles Creative Challenges - #17 Keep It Simple - 1 digi image plus 1 embellishment

Critter Sketch Challenge Blog - #31 School

Karber Weekly Challenge - Challenge 5 - Card for a Girl

Fingers crossed!



Sweet card Jayne, I love that image. It is one of my favorite. Your coloring is great.
A Lollipop Sister


Congrats on being on the DT! Beautiful card! Arent kids fun :D They say the funniest things!

sherryann (aka Sherry Eckblad)

Jayne I love the card and your 2nd grader sounds like a hoot.

Lillian Child

Love your story on making a special card for your older daughter! Made me smile out loud! And what a SWEET image for just such an occasion! Great coloring job!


Hi Jayne, how old do I have to be to be a second grader ?
Love the card and so pleased to be joining you on the DT x


Congratulations on being chosen for Lori's Lollipop Design Team - how exciting. I love your school girl card - Adorable! Have fun on the DT


Jayne - the second greater is precious as well as your story.


Jayne - I really like your second grader - love the little dress and her hair seems to shine - sooo beauitful. Looking forward to be in a DT with you!
Hugs Tanja


Hi Jayne - smarter than a second grader...well I used to be...but I'm not so sure now!! The kids all grow up so quickly.

I'm so happy for you and all of the DT and simply adore Lori's images and all of your wonderful talent.

Congrats and Happy Coloring!!


Rhonda Miller

What a great card. I just love the image. Congrats on being on the DT. TFS.


What an adorable card! Your blog posting is hilarious. I love your one sided conversation! Of course your eldest daughter needs a card! Thanks for playing along with the Critter Sketch Challenge Blog. Great job with the challenge!


wow i really like your card, cingrats on making the dt!!


love your card!!


So cute, Jayne! Congrats on the DT!

Maria Matter

just too cute Jayne!!! wonderful coloring!


Great card for a first day, fabulous image and lovely DP. Thanks for joining our digital sweet little girls challenge at DCD this week.
Dawn x

Joanne Gilch

Great card, fabulous personal story. thank you for joining the challenge at Daisy Doodles.

Lisa Somerville

How cute, fab coloring and paper piecing. Thanks for playing at the CSCB.


what a really cute image and I love your dp, thanks so much for joining us at Die Cut Dreams this week


Adorable card and super cute image! thanks for playing the Critter Sketch Challenge this week!

Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty)

Awww...this is super cute Jayne!! I love the little chalkboard!!


sooo stinkin' cute Jayne.. congrats on being new DT in BLD :)


Oh how adorable is this! I just love your image, your paper piecing and how well you DP compliments "back to school"! Thanks for joining our challenge at the Critter Sketch Challenge this week and hope you will join us next week for another exciting challenge!


This is just adorable! Love the images and congrats on being selected for the new DT!
Hugs, Marsha


Absolutely adorable, wonderful coloring.


What a good mom!! LOL Love the card!! Congrats on making the DT. Hope you win the other challenges too. :)


WOWSERS, Jayne,your blog rocks! I just sent you your images from your Meljen's win! Please let me know that you got them!!!!! Did you know that I design for Claudia and Co and ACLP?? Small world, huh? Please let me know if you got your goodies! Blessings, Nicole

Berenice R.

Super cute card! Thank you so much for playing the KARBER challenge.


Brilliant card!!! Thank you so much for joining us at Daisy Doodles! Hugs Tina (DT)


What a lovely card. Thanks for joining us at Daisy Doodles.

Lawren - DT


Love it!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks so much for playing with us at Daisy Doodles. :)

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