Tuesday, September 10, 2013

reach for the stars

This goes out to all the kiddies and students who just went back to school.  Work hard, stay focused, and reach for the stars!

For the past couple of weeks, my Facebook feed has been full of back to school posts...my friends and family members posting photos of their kids' first day of school, from sending off their kids to their very first day of preschool or kindergarten (and holding back the tears) to sending off their grown children to college (and again, holding back the tears).  My heart is with you.

I'm submitting this card into the CAS(E) this Sketch challenge and Cas-ual Friday's Back to School challenge.

In the spirit of going back to school, here's a photo of some back to school cupcakes I made for my friend's church function a few years back.  They're red velvet cupcakes with a mini red velvet doughnut on top to add some height...then frosted, covered in sprinkles, and topped with a tootsie roll stem and a fruit roll-up leaf.  Phew!

Extra hugs and love to the parents who have children in school.  Loving, guiding, and supporting our students is one of the most important jobs out there.

Stamps: Mama Elephant Cosmic Stars, Starry Night
Inks: Memento (tuxedo black); Tim Holtz (broken china); Copic markers
Other: Martha Stewart glitter, Mister Huey's color mist (blizzard), glossy accents


  1. Oh, I love this, Lorraine! It's so sweet!
    Thanks so much for playing along with CAS(E) this Sketch!

  2. Darling card. Beautiful colors and I love your little MME character. Very cool. Bev

  3. This is absolutely adorable! I LOVE IT!

  4. Pretty card. Thanks for playing along with us in the CAS(E) this sketch! challenge and hope to see you again.

  5. Ack, I really love your inspirational message, and that sweet girl who's telling it to me : ) Wonderful card, Lorraine! Thanks so much for joining the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge!

  6. A simply gorgeous card!

  7. Your card is so super cute! I love it! Great job! And now I want a cupcake. Thank you so much for playing along with us over at CAS-ual Fridays!