Friday, August 26, 2011

Jot it Down

Head over to Hambo Hoedown and check out the school themed primary color challenge that's going on right now.  It's a progressive challenge and if you play along this week using a Hambo image  then you receive a free image next week.  I was the Queen of the Hambo Hoedown for this past week!  Very exciting.  Then of course hubby saw the badge with that cute little piggy on it and just had to make a snide comment about the pig and me being the queen.....you get the drift I'm sure.  Not funny!  LOL!

This week we received an image of a pencil.  I kept thinking of all sorts of projects I could do with this - an altered pencil box or can, a notebook, card, etc.....I finally combined a couple of things - a card type front with a Post It note on the inside to "jot it down" - and kept it VERY clean and simple looking.    I thought this would be great for someone in school to keep on their desk to write notes on.

The inside is pretty boring to say the least.  I may have to re-do that and jazz it up a bit.

I printed out the pencil image several times in different sizes, colored them in Copics and Prisma pencils, and then cut them out.  "Jot it Down" is computer generated. The card stock is from SU and the DP is from Paper Patch.  Anyway, I think it will be cute and useful to sit on a desk.

I'll enter this in a couple of "back to school" challenges: Party Time Tuesdays and Creative Inspirations Challenge.

Thanks for stopping by..............and have a great weekend!
(I'll try to have another Funny Friday next week!)
Lynn 

29 comments:

Tammy said...

Great card and perfect use of primary colors. Hope your husband recovers quickly from being smacked down!!!

Kathy and Lucky said...

This is great, love it with the pencils and the post it note and the primary colors which are always bright and cheery. Now you don't mind hubby, Congrats on your win, glad your awesome work was recognized and you can show your badge with pride. Have a great weekend, I think I will go get a pencil and see what I can come with so I can play along as well. THS

Marilyn said...

This is very cute Lynn and it just jumps off the page when you see it. Love those papers and man, those pencils look so real!

Donna Hanley said...

Lynn, This card came out really cute. IYou did a fabulous coloring job on the pencils, they look so real. Sometimes less is best and I like the interior of the card, plain and simple. The post it note is just perfect. Tell Hubby to never mind with his comments. LOL. Hugs, Donna

Crafty Cre8tions said...

Great idea for the post it note holder!! I just worked on a ton of them yesterday!!

Congrats on being the Queen of the Hoedown!!!! No jokes here!! :)

Maria

Anne Temple said...

Love your post it note holder - very clever way to use the pencil image. Congrats on being Queen of the Hambo Hoedown - that is very exciting.

Gina said...

What a cute idea, I love different ideas for note pads.

McCrafty's Cards said...

Its great Lynn, practical and ueseful, and colourful enough not to get lost.
Kevin xx

MiamiKel said...

I like it, Lynn! Sometimes Clean and simple and classic elegance it the way to go! I think the pencils make a nice focal point against the white - nicely done! Have a fab weekend, my friend! x0x0

punknscrap said...

adorable card, the pencils are really cute.

Cibele Glazer said...

What a great back to school image! Your card is awesome and anyone can easily see why you would be queen.

Judy Rozema said...

Really awesome! I love your layout! Thanks for joining us at the Hoedown this week!

kasthurirajam said...

thanks for dropping ur comment on my blog.

beautiful card.nice idea

Monica said...

So perfect... the pencils look just right with the sentiment. The colours are so school-like as well.
Very smart looking card!

Congrats for being the Queen for the past week.

xxx Monica

Hey Hey Paula said...

Love your CAS look & your very useful card. Great idea. Thanks for playing in the Hoedown this week.

Carol L said...

I always need notepads close at hand, and this would work for me! I love the simplicity of it with those cute pencil images! Cute idea!

Babette said...

Thanks for sharing the hubby comment. It made me laugh out loud. :) This is a great card!

Tammy said...

Oh I love this Lynn!! What a fabulous and different idea for Post it notes!
Have a great weekend!
Tammy :)

Linda said...

This is stunning Lynn!!!!! The colours are so vibrant and fresh. :)

Colleen Holmes said...

I love the fresh clean look of this! Very nice holder for post it notes! Love it!

Jackie R. said...

This is such a FUN and vibrant card! Thank you for the comment on my storm post Lynn.

Shannon White said...

Love this Lynn! Super Idea for post it notes! Love your cute litle pencil images and swiss dot embossing! Perfect dp's too!

Hope you are having a Great Weekend!

Hugs
Shannon 8-)

Mary G. said...

Love the "crispness" of this card! Great design. Thanks for playing along with us at Party Time Tuesdays!

Becky said...

This is great Lynn..love the design. Fabulous on the inside too :)

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Lynn McAuley said...

What a fun notepad with all these cute pencils!! Great design, Lynn!!

NoraAnne said...

This is really cute! I love the gingham paper and the swiss dots! Great combo with your CAS design! Thanks for playing in the hoedown again!

E.T. said...

congrats on being the Queen! Fabulous creation!

NanaConnie said...

Every time I see yo do a Hambo card, I swear I'm going to get started doing their progressive challenges. Uh huh. Then my normal work week and obligations get in the way. Another really wonderful coloring job and the red/white/blue dp is perfect!