8.06.2012

Riley Challenge Time - Back to School!


Good Morning :)   As I sit here typing in the solitude of a very quiet house with just a small table lamp to keep me company, and the kids slumbering from their busy day, my mind is just baffled that Summer is nearly over :(  It truly has been an event-filled, wonderful one and I just adore having my kids home with me.   I secretly count the days before they get out for the Summer each year and relish being so near them all day, every day in the summertime.   By this time next week, lil man will be back in school and the girls will follow him the week after to their prospective Middle and High Schools.  And mommy will be teary eyed ~ not to mention being back in the 'taxi' mode of to and from all their schools, activies, rehearsals, meetings, etc!  

Since it's time to think about Back to School, I wanted to share with you two things ...
1.  I apparently can't read very well - LOL!  {I misread the Riley Challenge for the week ... oopsie!  Rather than not have a card to show you at all, I'm showing you the card I made for the challenge I thought we were having and showcase for you a sample from the new stamp release, LIfe is a Fairy Tale!}
2.  The Challenge blog is located HERE and you can load all your Back to School with Riley and Company cards/creations!  {And I'll be back in a day or so with another fun Back to School card, too!}

Since I misread the challenge theme and created a whole different card ... here's my story for you using the adorable Cinderella Sophie and matching sentiment from the Fairy Tale Word Set :)


Sophie is an amazingly talented Moose!  She's a busy school-Moose juggling her friends Riley and Buster and Percy (etc), her school work and her after school activities!  Including Drama. Sophie likes Drama.  Not that kind of drama - the acting kind!   In fact, she wants to be Cinderella in the school play!  She tried on her dress ~ which is paper pieced IRL :)  She tried on her sparkling, glittery shoes and crown ~ which is dazzle dusted IRL :)  She even has the fabby up-do!  I'd say she should get the part, hands down!    And just in case, she wants to remind you that the sentiment on the inside is also a stamp available from Riley and Company ~ with the right shoes, anything is possible indeed! 

 


Are you ready to create your Back to School cards using a Riley or Sophie stamp from Riley and Company? If so, we'd love to see them!  If you post to a gallery, please use code word Riley1612 :)

Thanks so much for your visit!  
{{{ big hugs to all the Back to School kiddies and parents! }}}

Big hugs,
Bigger Blessings!
~Kelly

Entered into:  Paper Play - Layer it up!

27 comments:

  1. Isn't she just the cutest Cinderella? Love the sparkle!

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  2. Really cute card. Love those glittery shoes! You did a great job.

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  3. Oh Kelly this is gorgeous and such fun - the card that is, not your story :-).
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  4. How sweet! Adorable little shoes that sparkle :-) Love the sentiments you find/create for the inside of your cards Kelly.

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  5. Good save LOL, fabulous card :)

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  6. that is just priceless!!!! hang in there girl, it'll b ok!

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  7. Fantastic card inside and out. Love your twist on back to school! Sophie makes a perfect Cinderella for the school play.
    Take care!

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  8. Your card is gorgeous, I love the little buttons. And I am happy to know that I am not the only one who has misread a challenge and created something based on what I thought I read!

    I think it's awesome that you enjoy being around your kids so much and that you miss them when they are in school.

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  9. Adorable card and I love, love her blond wig! I think she so get the part as well!

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  10. Whether it's the right theme or not, Kelly, is ADORABLE!!! Ms. Sophie is so adorable and looks like a queen! Precious card!
    Lynn

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  11. Kelly, this is adorable, inside and out.

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  12. I love your card...your story works well too! Who says Preincesses don't go to school dressed like that?

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  13. what a cutie--Sophie is a darling!

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  14. I love how the buttons mimic the shape of the flowers. Your card - and coloring - is so pretty!

    Hugs,

    Terry

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  15. Cute card. Love the sparkle and all the buttons.

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  16. How fun- love Riley all dressed up. Oh the memories of the kids in their activities and Mom the Taxi- but it keeps them busy, focused and out of trouble....you will be surprised that you miss it a bit when they are grown.....!

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  17. You always feel like a queen in the right shoes!! Love Cinderella Sophie and her sparkly shoes!!

    Enjoy your last lazy week of summer with the kids!

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  18. Oh Kelly that's exactly how I've been feeling! I can't believe the summer is almost over!

    Love your Cinderella Card, I'd like a pair of shoes like that!

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  19. Kelly, It's wonderful to hear another mother enjoy summertime with her children! It's amazing to me when I hear so many moms talk about how much they dread summer vacation. How sad! Like you, I love summer and the time I have with my girls. Next week my oldest daughter will be a senior in high school and my youngest, a freshman in high school. Most of our summer was spent on college tours. It was an exciting time, but also a very emotional time (for me). We only have them for such a short time...

    Okay, sorry for the weak moment. As always, love your work (I need those shoes). LOL!

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  20. Kelly, right theme or not - your cards are always amazing !! Enjoy the last "free" school days with your loved ones.
    Liebe Grüße und einen schönen Sommer !

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  21. I think you did a great job of recovery, that is where I was going with the Cinderella image, that she was in a play :) It is amazing how fast this summer went and that is exactly what my DD was saying as we get her ready for school in a few weeks. She even taught herself to play "Call Me Maybe" on the piano this summer.

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  22. Ah I love Sophies story. It's always the shoes that make the difference!
    Your card is delightful!
    I am glad to see that you misread a criteria Kelly - I did it too this week for a challenge and was ticked off by the commenter - oh woe!NOT!
    And you my friend created a wonderful little unplanned story, how good is that!

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  23. Totally NOT ready for back to school. I like your card theme better, LOL. Such an adorable card and such cute papers.

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  24. LOL! Fabulous sentiment and her shoes and crown are just perfect.

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  25. Oh so Adorable!!!! Love it!!

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  26. While I love my job as a preschool teacher, I do agree that the time off during the summer with my girls is the highlight of my year! Always sad when we have to go back to different places!
    I LOVE how you worked this!Just proves what I always say...there are no mistakes in crafting!! Miss Sophie looks so lovely in her costume and those gorgeous sparkly slippers! The girly ruffled border on the card mimics her dress perfectly!

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  27. Hello friend!! I just LOVE this sweet creation!! What a great idea for this challenge!! I need to get my thinking cap on and figure out what to do with the Rileys I own!! :)

    It's great to get back into the swing of things again!! HUGS

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