Back to Education

Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school.
    ~ Albert Einstein



I've been hoarding this stamp set, and, thanks to our Catered Crop Follow-the-Recipe #18, I have a great excuse to pull it out – Back to School! I love the vintage feel of this set, since I am, well, vintage. Need proof?


Yep, that's my adorable twin sister and me on our first day of first grade with Mrs. Jacobs, Principal Mr. Horn, and my favorite all-time teacher, Mrs. Skirvin. Circa 1964! There were two classes for every grade, one through six, and sister and I were always in different classes. I think I got the better deal with Mrs. Skirvin that year. I spent most of the year on bed rest thanks to rheumatic fever, and sweet Mrs. Skirvin visited me at home every week to make sure I didn't get too far behind. I was so glad for her visit, I didn't mind all the homework. I know I never thanked her enough for the education she gave me about charity and kindness, oh, yeah, and there's that whole learning to read thing.




Catered Crop Follow the Recipe

May Arts Ribbon


My kiddos have all graduated from school (Whoop!) but I do remember how crazy hectic it was getting everyone ready. You can blame all this back-to-school jibber-jabber on Cheryl Gorka. She started it all with her fun back-to-school bookmark. I'm following her recipe with the primary colors, circles, notebook paper, Copic markers, ribbon, border punch, die cuts, matted panels, and sewing.

Of course, you don't have to use all her recipe or even as many of the ingredients as I did. Just pick and choose. You'll find all the details here – come join us! Some lucky random player will win more than 20 yards of 20 different ribbons provided to us by May Arts – THE leading distributor of high quality ribbon products, serving a wide variety of merchants from large retail outlets to home-based business in the craft and scrapbooking, gift, stationery, quilting, fancy food, floral, interior design and jewelry industries.


Here's the rest of my card's recipe.

  • Stamps – Stampin' Up! Greeting Card Kids, Lil' Inker Designs Sentiment Flags Stamps (set of 11)
  • Paper – Kraft and Prism Cardstock, October Afternoon Schoolhouse, cork sheets
  • Color Mediums – Memento Ink, Copics, Stampin' Up! Stamping Pastels
  • Fibers – May Arts ribbon and ric rac
  • Embellishments – Stampin' Up! Vintage Brads, Stampin' Up! Mini Library Clip
  • Tools – Nestabilities, Lil' Inker Designs Sentiment Flag Die, Stampin' Up! border punch
  • Challenges – That's Krafty Thursday 53, Mojo Monday 203 (MOJO203)


Good luck to all of you going back to school and to all of us continuing our education.



Sweet Comments

  1. Love your adorable vintage card, Linda! And adorable vintage YOU! :-)

  2. So super cute!!

  3. Eeeeek! OMG I’m lovin this card and that photo is the BEST!! I’m right there with ya kiddo! Looks like my school bus too! Bwah-ha-ha-ha! Great story and STUNNING card, as always! Thanks for playing along in my That’s Krafty Thursday challenge! {{{hen hugs}}}

  4. Man were we cute or what! Love the vintage look of your card, as long as it does not reflect us :)

  5. I am vintage too! Born 1957, I just love your vintage card! I was just looking at October Afternoon’s new line called “Sidewalks” it is perfect for us vintage gals. Gonna have to get some.

  6. o.m.g.!! This is just too adorable! LOVE it! and that pic of you and your sister…priceless!

  7. Your card is adorable! I love the mix of patterns and your stitching.

  8. This card is so nice. Love the color combo.

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