September 08, 2009

Back to School for Whimsical Wednesdays!

I can’t believe it is back-to-school time already. ***WOW*** Between the bad weather all July and having a rough time with my health, the summer just flew by! My son, Jameson, 8 years old, is back to school tomorrow in grade three (though this won’t publish until Wednesday) and he is a mix of excited, nervous and worried he will miss his baby brother and me. Isn’t that so sweet? I KNOW he will miss us at first but once he is back into his schedule, it won’t be so bad. To encourage him, I decided to make him a ‘Happy Back to School’ card and matching book mark. (ETA Tuesday night: He loved them and took them to school, not just chucked in his backpack but neatly tucked away in a special pocket!) In case you see my Copic colouring and think I’ve gone off the deep end, it is deliberately cartoonish to fit with the stamp style.

Back to school set

The design for the card is for “The Diedrich Dare”, the reincarnation of Twinkling Tuesdays. So now, as a Team Member, instead of a Twinklette, I am a DareDevil! The change reflects that the other Diedrich kids now want in on Madelynn’s Twinkling Tuedays. You haven’t seen any challenges lately because we took a break for the summer; I am so excited to get going again. In case you are new to my blog, this challenge started when Jessica’s daughter Madelynn decided to start drawing sketches like those she saw her mother using. A challenge Design Team was born! Participating this week are:

Jessica Diedrich
Jacquie Peifer
Cassie Larson
Darla Wilson
Debbie Lee
Heather Schlatter 
Kim Ross 
Lisa Slusser
Sandra Maclean

Be sure to visit everyone’s blog to check out their creations. I so hope you can join us this week; if you try it out, be sure to link to Whimsical Wednesdays; if posting to SCS or PCP use keyword DDSC1 (nope, not the same as the sketch, it is incorrect). To celebrate, just for linking up your project, you could win a prize from Marie of The Greeting Farm and Jessica; her new stamp set, “Butterfly Wishes”!!!


Enjoy, Rebecca

Ink: memento black, riding hood red, baja breeze
Paper: Cosmo Cricket Lil’ Man, SU! CS pumpkin, kraft; Taylored Expressions white CS
Accessories: ribbon-stash, jumbo eyelet-WRMK, foam dots-Jody Morrow, Nestabilites, Copic markers, brads-SU!


Lisa said...

Hi Rebecca! Gorgeous card... LOVE the orange, so warm and cozy. I am with you on the school starting thing. My son starts college today and it has me completely blown away. Time is just so precious and it's one of those things we cannot get back. So glad I scrapbooked and made cards with him all those years! Especially now that he has NO interest in that stuff anymore. I joke that someday he will find a scrappy cardmaking girl that I can create with lol ;)
Anywhoooo... FAB card!
Lisa :)

Jessica Diedrich said...

Very cute, Rebecca! I love making back to school cards for the kids. Love that Cosmo Cricket DP too-I just ordered a bunch of their new stacks!

Sandra MacLean said...

This TOTALLY ROCKS Rebecca!! I {heart} that Cosmo Cricket paper!! Such a sweet present for your boy's first day back at school!

Cassie said...

oh wow - i love it girl!! that paper is awesome!! i can totally see why he tucked it in a special place!!

Cassie said...

did my comment post?

Heather Schlatter said...


So special that you did this for your son!!! We started back to school here on August 17th so this is the begining of our 4th week already!!! Wow almost a month into school time just flies by so super fast!!!

Love all the orange as that happens to be one of my favorite colors these days!!!!


Darla said...

Great Job Rebecca! Perfect for back to school fun. Glad to be designing with you on the team again!