August 5, 2014

First Day Of School {CTD304}!

Hi everyone!  Happy Wednesday!

I am SO excited to be a Guest Designer this month for The Color Throwdown!  Today is my first week, and we are up to CTD304!  All of the Color Throwdown girls have gotten together behind the scenes to surprise Lori Tecler and wish her good luck as she returns to the classroom to teach Kindergarten this year!

CTD304 First Day

For my card for Lori, I’ve used the darling á la modes An Apple For Teacher, and I stamped her onto X-Press It Blending Card with Black Licorice Hybrid Ink.  I colored her with Copic Markers and then fussy cut her out.  Cutting her out REALLY made me appreciate the new Pure Innocence Die-namics!  SO.MUCH.EASIER.

I popped her up with Jody Boosters onto a panel of Smooth White Card Stock cut with the 3X4 Notebook Paper Die-namics, which I stamped with LLD Head Of The Class using Blu Raspberry Premium Dye Ink.  The main Grout Gray Card Stock panel was cut with Blueprints 13 Die-namics and stamped with the Linen Background using Grout Gray Premium Dye Ink.  I added a panel of Red Hot Card Stock cut with the Vertical Stitched Strips Die-namics to the left side.  The sentiment, “First Day Of School” from LLD Head Of The Class was stamped onto a panel of Smooth White Card Stock cut with the Fishtail Flags STAX Die-namics and stamped with Black Licorice Premium Dye Ink .  I anchored it to the card with a star cut from Blueprints 16 Die-namics cut from Blu Raspberry Card Stock.  I added a bow of Hemp Cord behind the star.

CTD304 First Day Closeup

On the inside, I again used Blueprints 13 Die-namics to cut the Grout Gray Card Stock panel, and I stamped “School Days” from LLD School Days using Black Licorice Premium Dye Ink.  The Smooth White Card Stock mat was cut with Blueprints 2 Die-namics. I added another Red Hot Card Stock panel, and stamped it with Red Hot Premium Dye Ink using the Linen Background

CTD304 First Day Inside

MFT Supplies

Check out what the super talented Color Throwdown gals have created today right on the Color Throwdown Blog!

swatch 304

Thanks SO much for stopping by!


Recipe: Stamps: LLD School Days, LLD Head Of The Class, á la modes An Apple For Teacher and Linen Background (MFT) Ink: Black Licorice Hybrid Ink, Black Licorice Premium Dye Ink, Blu Raspberry Premium Dye Ink, Grout Gray Premium Dye Ink and Red Hot Premium Dye Ink (MFT) Paper: Blu Raspberry Card Stock, Red Hot Card Stock, Grout Gray Card Stock, Smooth White Card Stock and X-Press It Blending Card (MFT) Accessories: Blueprints 2 Die-namics, Blueprints 13 Die-namics, Blueprints 16 Die-namics, 3X4 Notebook Paper Die-namics, Fishtail Flags STAX Die-namics, Vertical Stitched Strips Die-namics, Hemp Cord (MFT), Copic Markers, Enamel Dots and Jody Boosters


  1. Yay! So glad to have you be our guestie this month! I'm a long time fan of yours! Always admire your awesome coloring and you've rocked this sweet a la mode gal perfectly in the throwdown colors!

  2. Fantastic card Jodi. Love the sweet image, the coloring... the background looks great. Congrats on being our August Guest Designer. :)

  3. Fabulous card, Jodi! I especially love the linen background! Very classy looking! I'm so glad you're joining us this month!

  4. Perfect card!! Playing with the al a modes....brings back memories. Love the notebook paper, fantastic coloring...perfect! So happy you are joining us this month!

  5. This is adorable honey!

  6. A perfect card for Lori and totally adorable, Jodi! SO FREAKIN' EXCITED to have you with us this month! (psssst....I think you should just stay around permanently!)

  7. I'm so glad you're joining us this month at the Color Throwdown! This card is just adorable--I can only wish I look as cute as that a la modes girl does when I head back to school!

  8. I am beyond excited to have you guesting with us this month, Jodi....just like the good old days in the dirt pile!!!! Your card is absolutely adorable and so beautifully colored, as always (wish I had such long, skinny legs..LOL!!)!!!


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