Good-bye Summer

I’m back! Sorry for the lack of blog posts over the summer. Business was booming and family time was at a premium. With the days getting shorter and the nights getting cooler, it’s time to turn my attention to my creative, crafting side again.  It only seems right that my return is marked with a back to school decorative tag featuring Julie Nutting’s Rita doll stamp.

You can follow along as I create ‘Teacher Rita’ in the video below.  Materials used appear below the video.

Please note that many of the links below are affiliate links, which means I’ll receive a little money when you purchase via the link. It does not add any additional cost for you, but does help defer the cost of maintaining this blog.

Pebbles Americana wood grain paper

½ sheet Colorbok Tuxedo black cardstock

Simon Says Stamp Schoolhouse Red Card Stock

Red Plaid 12 x 12 paper (old Creative Memories)

1 sheet 9 x 12 Pacon Manila Tagboard

1 Extra Tall Watercolor Tag

Ranger Craft Sheet piece cut from a Craft Sheet I accidentally ruined

Best Ever Craft Mat (covers my desk top)

Julie Nutting Rita Stamp

Echo Park Through the Year stamps

Dylusions Basic Background Stamps

Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad

Ranger Archival Ink Jet Black

Memento Chalk Cloud White Ink Dewdrop

Memento Rich Cocoa Ink Dewdrop

Distress Ink Minis (Pumice Stone, Salty Ocean)

Tim Holtz Mini Blending Tool

We R Memorykeepers Nested Circle Die

Sizzix Big Shot

Scor-Tape ½”

Copic Markers (Pale Fruit Pink, Cotton Pearl, Barely Beige, Cool Gray 3, Warm Gray 2, Sand, Dark Suntan, Copper, Carmine)

Gelly Roll Clear Glaze Pen

Uni-ball Signo White

Sharpie Fine Black Pen

Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive

Scotch Foam Tape

Doodlebug Designs Red ‘Sprinkle’ Dot

Tim Holtz Small Talk Stickers  “learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow”

(School Books drawn on 90 lb, mixed media vellum paper by Strathmore, colored with Tombow Secondary Colors #993, 996, 885,977,177 and 679, outlined with black Sharpie fine point waterproof pen and highlighted with Uniball Signo White gel pen)

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