Monday, July 11, 2011

Elephant Crossing Guard

It's time for another Monday challenge at My Craft Spot.  For those of you who have been followers for awhile, you know that each summer and Christmas, I make a card for my youngest son's crossing guard and always include a stop sign.  Lynn tells me that she keeps and displays them all!  This is the card I made for this end-of-year celebration.

The challenge this week at My Craft Spot is "Ink it Up" - so I did lots of inking around the edges.  Most of the card was made with scraps, with the exception of the kraft card base.  I created the card by welding together two of the flower image from Plantin' SchoolBook using my Gypsy.  (One was flipped.)  The blue mat is part of the same image and I embossed it using the Polka Dots folder through my Cuttlebug.  The elephant is from Paisley and the STOP sign is from Going Places.  I welded a handle to the sign using George and Basic Shapes and added a gem for the flashing red light.  I did some doodling and added Glossy Accents to the sunglasses.  I also added a "Hip Hip Hooray" sentiment from My Craft Spot's Sweet Sentiments #2.  The sentiment is perfect for end of school (and start of summer holidays)!  To finish things off, I added some sky blue crinkle ribbon and red baker's twine - both from My Craft Spot.

Please head over to My Craft Spot to see the rest of the design team inspiration - and to link up your own "Ink it Up" project!


(I'm still up to my eyeballs in readings, research, papers and presentations.  This month will continue to be incredibly busy and I look forward to visiting your blogs as I am able.)

22 comments:

Sweet Magnolia Rose said...

What a cute card Kate!!! I just love Elliephante!!! Good Luck

Mistyrose

Heather said...

Cute, cute, cute!!! You are so very talented, Kate, and I look forward to your blog posts.

Hugs, Heather

Angi @ CokiePop said...

This one made me SMILE Kate. :) Love the stop sign and adorable sunglasses.

Judy said...

Such a cute card. I love the idea of the design. Have a wonderful day.
Judy

Sentimental Scrapper said...

Cute card! I love that you always include a stop sign in your card for the crossing guard! How fun! The elephant is adorable!

Kimberly

Besthobbyeva said...

Kate - so much fun!! I love this card!! Fantastic job!!! I would love to this card.

Laurie

MyCuriousCrafts said...

Hi Kate, what an awesome card you created...love it. You do FABULOUS work, always. ~Shen

Dr Sonia S V said...

First time I am seeing an elephant with sunglasses and I do see a lot of elephants in India! Yours are the cutest!!!
Cheers from Bangalore ,India
Dr Sonia S V
http://cardsandschoolprojects.blogspot.com

Jayne said...

Hi Kate,just adore this card. Love all the inking. Another keeper for Lynn!Think I may borrow this idea as our crossing person went MIA and the Headmaster and his deputies have taken over until we have a new one.

Sherrie K. said...

Such an adorable card Kate!! The elephant is just too cute, sure lovin those stylin sun glasses..so cute!
Sherrie K
http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

Scrapper69 said...

This is soooo Cute Kate! I Adore the sunglasses on the Elephant! I use to be a crossing guard when I was in school many moons ago! It was a fun experience... :o)
Theresa

Rhonda Emery said...

oh wow kate this is just too cute. you are so sweet and thoughtful I know the crossing gaurd looks forward to the end of the year. hugs

Tracey said...

Hi Kate, What a wonderful idea , it is so nice to show the crossing guards how much they are appreciated!(We call them Lolly pop ladies or men....Have you heard of that?) Your elephant looks very cool in his sunnys and I love the shape of your card.

April said...

I love this cute elephant with his sunglasses! So cool! You did a great job on this card.

Noor Nahdi said...

Oh my!!! Such a fun cute card :) Heart your creativity...

CRAZY4CHRIST said...

so cute, I love elephants!! I have an award over at my blog for you!!
Kristan
sierrababy08 dot blogspot dot com

Rhonda Emery said...

I have award for you on my blog friend. hugs

My 3 E Scrapbooking said...

Oh Kate, this is so sweet! I'm sure your son's crossing guard is going to cherish this card just like all the others! That is so cool that you give her one with a stop sign every time :) I bet she loves seeing your son and you each day! I love the shape and that elephant is sooo cute! The sentiment is perfect! I hope your classes are going well!

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

This is so adorable!

Audrey Frelx said...

Hi, Kate! Such a cute card!

Cindy said...

This is sooo STINKIN' CUTE!I LOVE IT!!:)

~Tammy~ said...

Well,I know this is another card she will be proud and happy to have and keep! The crossing guards usually go unthanked, so this is special that you take the time to make such special thank you cards!