Friday, August 21, 2009

Let's go to school

Like so many other people, I love new office and school supplies, and love walking through stores looking at all the notebooks, and pens and pencils. I am a bit of a pen hoarder, always in search of the perfect pen! So this time of year is a lot of fun for me, looking at what new stuff is out there and remembering how much fun it always was to go shopping when school started. I tried to remember what we did when I was back in school and we did not have backpacks! Back in the sixties and did we carry our books??? A wagon would have been great! I had a wagon like this too.

I also remember back in the 60's going to Sears when they had a dress sale, something like 3 dresses for $8 and I would get a few new dresses; girls did not wear pants back then! Dresses all year long! So when I saw this set from Pink Persimmon, it really hit home....ankle socks, barrettes and a wagon. This is a fun set, it comes with all sorts of images you can put in the wagon!

I colored this with colored pencils and odorless mineral spirits, and layered the books and the girl for some depth. For the sidewalk, I used a distressed image stamp from Tim Holz stamped on kraft paper. I also love this paper pack from Basic Grey called Cupcake. I embossed the dsp with a cuttlebug folder, although it is a little tough to see.

Now that I have totally dated myself....hope your back to school memories are good ones!

stamps: Pink Persimmon
paper: Basic Grey Cupcake, SU! cardstock
technique: Kohinor pencils, OMS
accessories: buttons, brads, ribbon, Hodgepodge hardware


Jean Marie said...

Love the added dimension to this card! Thanks for the walk down memory lane...hehe...I remember the days of no pants for girls..boy would it get cold in the winter!!

Lorie said...

I'm proud to say that I remember those days too. Dresses, and pigtails with matching ribbons, red wagons, and oh, the feel and smell of those new crayons!! Of course it had to be a pack of 64 with the sharpener! I think I was an addict waaaaay back then! ;-) Thanks for the memories! That's one awesome card when it can bring back all that! Thanks for sharing!!

Curt in Carmel said...

Thanks for the walk down memory lane! I went to Catholic schools, so it was always the same outfit every day. . .navy blue pants, white shirt, navy tie. LOL Those were the days. Cute image on your card! Best, Curt

Stephanie said...

I think I became a teacher partly b/c of my love of back to school shopping :)

Love the retro feel of your card! Good luck in your quest for the perfect pen!

Jennifer Scull said...

omg - I love this!!! she reminds me of the Dick and Jane characters. so there, I REALLY dated my bad self! you did a beautiful job with this!

I am not familiar with this stamp company (shock - a company I don't know about yet!! grins!!) so will have to google them and investigate. I can see her leading her wagon right up my sidewalk......

and I collect different colored pens and baby clippies from the school suplly aisle.......

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