Monday, August 27, 2012

BBTB2/Back To School

Our hostess this week at BBTB2 is sweet talented Brenda.  She has asked the design team to create something with a "Back to School" theme.   It seems like summer just began and now the schools are revving up to begin a new year.  In my day (dates me, doesn't it?) our schools always started up the first Monday after Labor Day.  I loved our summer months..... three long wonderful months of carefree days of swimming and gathering around friends in picnics and fun.  I loved high school, and I am so proud to say that at age 75, I am still surrounded by cherished friends that I went to grade school and high school with.  We have a luncheon reunion every April, and in October we have a picnic luncheon at a park.... our turn out is amazing.  

My card has a wee bit of a different take.  I loved Art in school, and I carried that love with me to this very day.  My card recognizes school days but it celebrates artful endeavors.  My email address is crayola58 (I was 58 when I got my very first AOL email account) and so I present a box of 3 crayons, an apple that is always good to represent school...the lettering is Don Juan, and the Crayon box is from Simply Charmed, page 52. 
Hope you all join in with our Back To School challenge.  Just follow our simple rules which are printed  at the top of our BBTB2 blog.  Thanks for visiting, and I love your comments.

16 comments:

Sandi said...

Hey Crayola girl, love this, love your background and those colors are fab! hugs

Jayne said...

Fabulous Carole,couldn't be any more appropriate!
Jayne x

Jeri said...

This is so cute, Carole. I love how you worked your email name into it. All your colors and patterns definitely speak to ART.

1CardCreator said...

Sweet card Carole, I never knew that is where the Email addy came from!

DonnaMundinger said...

I always wondered where the 58 came from. LOL LOVE your card! Always think of you when I see Crayolas. xxD

Margie said...

So THAT'S what the "58" represents! LOL! Trixie, Trixie, Trixie....you are "Art Personified" You'd need a much bigger card to include all of your crafty, artistic talents, but this one has the whole "back to school" theme all wrapped up just fine!

Stephanie said...

Of course you would use crayolas. I love the paper you used. Perfect card to represent the fun art side of school.

Sharon said...

Oh my!! How wonderful!! Love your box of crayons. Such beautiful colors. :)

~JulieH~ said...

I always think of you when I see Crayola now I know how you came about the 58 too! Fabulous card Carole and I love how you placed the lettering of school and art it reminds me of graffitti art.
hugs
Juliexx

Glenda said...

Fabulous card Carole! Love the art theme with the cute crayolas!
Glenda

Brenda said...

So you are a Crayola girl are you Carole?!! lol I think that is so cute! I love that Crayola box and love that you paired the art with it. one thing that has never changed it an apple still represents school days. We always started back the day after Labor day too but nowadays they don't seem too. That is so cool that you are still close and get together with class mates! Love that!! Thanks for making my challenge such a special one with your fabulous card. Hugs!!!

Susan said...

Carole this is wonderful. I too loved art in school - my favorite subject! My second and third favs were lunch and recess!! Just kidding. Truly though I think people like us could have done wonderfully in the school of the arts they have today.
Susan

Suzanne cricutcraftingrammyblogspot.com said...

Love the combo of the diamonds and polka dots. The crayon box is so cute and realistic.

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

Such a cute card! Especially love the blinged out crayolas!
Love your story, too!

Bella and Aidees Mom said...

Such a sweet little card..Love the extra pop u added to the sweet and yummy apple..Krista

Penniannie said...

Carole

Love your card, so now we all know where that number came from so very interesting.. Perfect for back to school...


HUGS
Penny