Thursday, September 1, 2011

Hi ho, Hi ho, it's back to school we go...

Hi again! I'm back with another marvelous Maggie creation. This month on Magnolia-licious Highlites Challenge we are challenging you to a create a Fall card, using autumn colors or a back to school theme card. Your choice!

For my card I decided to do a back to school theme, using some almost autumn colors ( because the temps here in Texas are still in the 100's) and two older Tilda images. Here I've combined #258 TILDA WITH EYE GLASSES and #534 BOOKS WITH COVERS. Unfortunately neither of these images are available in Diana's store, but I know that if you ask her she will do her utmost to get them for you.

This is an easel card and the stopper is actually a post it note holder. I thought it might be quite handy sitting by your phone or on your desk. ;-)

Here is a close up of Tilda. I gave her read eye glasses, but don't ask me why...just because! I cut two of the books off the stack of books and used them as part of my embellishments. The little charm hanging from the seam finding bow is a little ruler which I've had forever.

I made the little post it holder box using the same dp as is on the bottom of the card and added some post it notes. That's my only embellishment on the bottom.

Here is what the card looks like from the side. Of course because of the depth of the post it notes, this card won't close completely, but if you're going to use the notes then you don't want it closed anyway.

Well that's my card for the September challenge. I hope you'll come along and play with us and post your creations to the Highlites blog.

Card recipe:
Card stock - Bazzill white, Cryogen white, SU Always Artichoke
DP - stash
Ribbon - stash
Charm - stash
Copic markers:
Skin - E00,000,0000,11 and Chalk
Glasses - Spica Red
Hair - E35, Y26,23 and Blender
Shirt - YR14,24 ,E35,30
Pants - YG61,63,67
Books - YG61,63,67; YR14,24; Y35,30; E40,41,42,43

Blessings and hugs,


  1. Barb, this is just lovely! Love the way you've separated the books and put two at the front. Your colouring on this one is just gorgeous, Great job
    Hugs Julie P

  2. Hi Barb,
    I had to smile at the red glasses! My niece had red glasses when she was small. I like your color choices and using part of the book stack for your elements was perfect!

  3. This is sooo cute! Love the post its too! : )

  4. Very, very cute! Love the card shape and the sentiment. and practical, as well! great idea.
    Sue S.

  5. Abslutely gorgeous, Barb! Love the fabulous shape and your coloring of this cute Tilda is phenomenal....beautiful work!

  6. Sooooooooo cute! Barb, I love Tilda with her glasses. The shape of your card is very nice, love the colors too! Very very sweet.

  7. you are amezing (sorry for my language no speacking ingles)
    I like you works, is beautifull
    i'm new in this art. Please I need your opinion in my blog I'm starting and I need skilled people

  8. Another beauty Barb! Love the post-it note holder idea for the stopper.
    ~ rubber hugs ~

  9. Soooo very adorable Barb.. love the glasses and the books (you are so smart to split the books like you did) great idea.. lovin yor colors and your post it note holder for your easel holder.. Gorgeous card.
    Hugs, Jean

  10. Absolutely fantastic, Barb!! Love the red glasses... I had candy striped ones when I was in second grade.... where was my Mother??? LOL!!!! I was so proud of them!!! Tilda is adorable sitting on the books and how smart are you with that post a note holder!!!!

  11. LOL, I think I had the striped frames on my glasses, too! I think Teri's comment stirred up a distant memory! LOL This is just too cute, Barb. I love the colors - so warm. Tilda looks precious. I love the books to the side. What a lovely design!


  12. Hi Barb!
    This easel card is lovely. Can you believe it? I just made a card for my sister's birthday with a post it note on it just like yours. except mine had a cute dragon on it and not Tilda. I prefer Tilda. I love how you colored her hair. I also love how you separated the books and used them as an embellishment. Nice touch and thinking outside the box (or is that books?)hee hee.
    Hugs Maz

  13. I love that image and I do love those books. Great easel card Barb - and I so agree with you, you definitely need that by your phone with notes for babysitters! Great design work using part of the books to balance your card.

  14. are so clever. This is darling. I love that Tilda......she is so darn cute. Great idea!

  15. Oooh I love the shape of this card! Fantastic! And you know I love your Tilda because she looks like my Grace! :D
    And now I have to get that book image because I'm going to have to imitate you again! ;D

  16. Hey Barb...I heard that you were having record high temps...AZ is too. Crazy weather all over, huh?! It can't last forever...fall will be here soon...I hope! hehehe! Whe I first saw this, I thought, "Barb has done it again with another fabulous easel card!" Gorgeous coloring and colors and DPs and embellies...and then I realized that it's also a post-it note holder...YIKES! Over the top brilliant!! I'm coming to live in your creative brain for a week or so! Oh...and I LOVE Tilda's red specs!! Absolutely stunning! Big hugs! Pat

  17. The is fabulous Barb and definitely a great gift idea!! I've got to get busy and actually make some! Hugs, Rosie

  18. that blonde hair is gorgeous! that dp looks familiar, lol. i love the books that you added to the side besides for the ones you sat this little sweet Tilda on. I do think this little Tilda is so cute with her little glasses. Missed our chat last night, catch you over the weekend

  19. So very cute. Looks like a little school girl and the coloring is great. Edna

  20. Hi Barb in Texas Too, Ü
    Just wanted to pop in to thank you for visiting my blog and leaving a comment, both are appreciated.
    Your card is adorable, when looking at it, you just have to smile!
    Think snow, and happy week-end,
    The other Barb in Texas

  21. WOW Barb this is WONDERFUL!!! I LOVE your color combo and Tilda with those books is a grand idea!!!! Gee with a fabulous suprise on the inside. Your talent is amazing!!! I love everything about this one!!!!
    Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

  22. Great idea Barb using the Post-It note holder as the stopper! I am in LOVE with the shape of your card, but I could not find any mention of the dies or brand. Can you write an email and share the name please? This Tilda is Soo darn cute and nerdy looking. Your coloring is fab, and everything just "works" so well together...the mark of a very great creative mind! Kudos to you my dear friend.

    Love, Martha

  23. I love everything about this project!

  24. Oh wow!! This is sooooo adorable!! I love the notepad design and your coloring along with the image is sooo sweet!! TFS! :)

  25. Oh Barb, this is just too cute and adorable! who wouldn't want this sitting on their desk?!!!

  26. Wow Barb! This is just gorgeous! Love the coloring of your image and the notepad design is just adorable! TFS


  27. LOVE LOVE LOVE this!!!!! I want to make one for my desk at work! I think it's fabulous and your coloring and images you used are absolutely perfect! Awesome take on the challenge, Barb!!!
    hugs, Sharon


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