Friday, August 16, 2013

Under The Big Top (Curtain Call)

Hi guys! Sorry for the lack of posts, it was Back-to-school week around here! You might think I would have a lot of time, but they all went back on different days, and my youngest didn't go back until yesterday. This year I have a new middle schooler and a new kindie, so it was exciting (and also a little sad for Mom, I won't lie to you... these kids grow up too fast!) Let me share a few pics with you of my handsome boys, though. I'm really proud of all of them, they truly are amazing kids! (ignore the dead plant in the photos, I often tell people, I do great things with paper but if you want a cake made, or a plant tended to, I am NOT your girl! LOL) ;)

Today's card is for this week's Curtain Call Challenge! It's called "Carnival Craze." Lawn Fawn is providing the winner with a stamp set of their choice! I was so impressed with Lawn Fawn when I went to CHA last month. They had the absolute BEST make and takes, so fun! :)

Here's the graphic for the challenge:

I had just purchased a bunch of circus themed items from TCP! I had been wanting to use them and this was such a great opportunity, I couldn't pass it up.
I used the Circus Tent CutUp and pieced it together with other patterns. Then I stamped and colored Mr. Ringmaster Bear. I created a little scene using the Holiday Toppers wave shaped CutUp for a hill. The Circus Panels CutUps made a great spot for the sentiment to sit. This is a 4"x6" card.
I think Circus/Carnival themed cards are so fun and make perfect birthday cards, which is probably what I will use this for. I can always use more birthday cards! My little Ev had a circus themed nursery, it was so cute! I can't believe he's about to be 6! No more baby. :(

I have several more posts scheduled for the coming week (hint: something exciting is coming!) ;) Have a wonderful weekend!

Hugs, Noelle


Tracey McNeely said...

Noelle your card is super cute, I love the big top! Great first day of school photos, your boys are adorable! Thank you for joining us for the Carnival Craze challenge.

Leslie Germain said...

This card is adorable. Hope your boys had a great first week back to school.
Leslie :)

Marisa said...

Absolutely ADORE the tent you created!!! Thanks for joining us at The Curtain Call :)

Kim S said...

It IS a really busy time getting everybody back to school, isn't it?? But it is SO peaceful when they are gone. I love you tent and that happy bear welcoming everybody in! Thank you for joining us at Curtain Call's Carnival Craze!

Stacey Schafer said...

Wonderful card, Noelle! hope your kids have a great year!

Laurie said...

This is too cute! I love the colors and that little guy in the corner! Adorable! Thanks for playing along at Curtain Call!