Thursday, September 30, 2010

I appreciate you so much card made using the Cricut Martha Stewart All Occasions cartridge.

Hello, everyone!!

Thanks so much for the sweet words about my grade! You guys are the best!! I have gotten a few questions about what I am going to school for and how much longer do I have. I am going to school to be a graphic designer. It is something that I have wanted to do for sometime and when my little one started kindergarten I finally had the time to do it. I am only in my second year, so I have a few more to go. Going back to school as an older more responsible adult is definitely the way to go though! My grades are so much better this time around and I actually show up to class which is a huge improvement. I think my problem with the first time around was a poor choice in majors. I was pre-med those long 15 years ago and it just wasn't for me. Art is more my thing....well, art and history! I also would love to be a history teacher!! So, if any of you are history teachers I am so jealous!! I HEART history!!

Anyway, I have a card today that I have been wanting to make for a few weeks, but kept forgetting to every time I sat down to craft. I finally remembered, so here it is. Oh and I made it using the Martha Stewart All Occasions Cricut cartridge.

The wreath is cut at 4".

The stamp is from Papertrey Ink.
The paper is from SU!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!! See you back here tomorrow!

Have a totally awesome Thursday!!


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57 comments:

Diana Joy said...

Beautiful card. "show up at class which is a huge improvement".... you made me lol.

Kristen said...

Beautiful Card! I love it.

Linda said...

Way to go on the test. It is so much fun to go to school when you know what you want.
Your card is beautiful. Is that wreath all little pieces layered?

Santaread said...

Sweet card!

Tammy D said...

Pretty, Pretty!

Ann said...

Love this card and the colors you used. Congrats on your determination for being a graphic designer ~ you are 95% there girlfriend ~ just gotta get the sheepskin!!!
<Mstgane
ANN

scrappymama said...

beautiful card!

Karen said...

Great card. It's like that yellow paper was designed for the wreath shape! Congrats on decided to go back to school. I know how hard it is to do with all the responsibilities of being an adult with a family. I went back as an adult to finish my education degree while working and raising my children, but boy was it satisfying!

Amy said...

Lovely card, and keep up the good work at school!

LJ said...

Beautiful card! Congrats on the school thing. I've thought about it but just haven't got up the nerve yet.

jordanbev5 said...

Adorable card! I would love to get any of MS cart's so have those on my Santa list! LOL! Thanks for sharing!

Ohhh Snap said...

Love the "show up to class". I think there is a lot to be said for working before you go to college lol.

This card is stunning! Love the choice of papers and you might have heard I love PTI :D. I love the cake carts for paper crafting, and BTW I'm blaming you and Joy for that lol. Most hoped for rewards cart for me is the Cake Basics lol.

Cindy in Upland said...

Congratulations on your grade! Beautiful card!

Sharon said...

This is so pretty! Love the layering and colors. :)

JenE said...

Beautiful card...love the colors you chose too! Continued success in school.

Teresa K said...

Keep up the good work in school! Funny how we take things more seriously as we "age"...not that we are old, by any means!
Love your card...good colors!

mekei said...

it is better second time around! so many of my friends are back in school it doesn't feel unusual. and you know yourself better after a little more 'living' to know how you would want to spend your time and talents

Scrapper69 said...

Simply BEAUTIFUL Melanie! I Love the colors and the added ribbon... just soooo pretty! And it's smart to wait (I Think) because you are a bit more mature and a lot more ready for school than when you go right after H.S..... Most kids today don't take it seriously enough and I think if they were a little more mature they would.... and of course having a family can motivate anyone to go back to school for a better future! :o) You know I wish you the best! :o)

motcm said...

Very pretty! Where do you get the MS carts?

Janet said...

What apretty card. I simply love anything (ok almost anything) Martha Stewart.
Congrats on going back to school I can so see you in graphic design. Your work here is fabulous!

Linda said...

What a beautiful card.
Thank you
Linda in Stanwood

Jingle said...

This is beautiful!

Maryellen said...

This card is beautiful! Keep up the good work Melanie! :D

AndreaA said...

Melanie you story hit home with me because of my nieces. All four went to collage straight out of high school, none finished.
Three have gone back and one has finish. The other two are still going.
One of my nieces said " I would never want my Mom to here me say this but I wish I would have listen to my Mom while she was paying for collage"

Oh...Great card.

Susan said...

Gorgeous! I see sooo many uses for that card! Thanks for a beautiful idea.
SusanJ in Atlanta

Susan said...

OMG - beautiful. LOVE what you did with the flowers. And what a pretty, pretty bow.

Awesomeness!!

xx Susan

Angela said...

Fabulous card. I like the fortune-line banner across the wreath.

Luv 2 Create said...

Melanie,
Love this wreath. About school, you are so right. I did the same thing. When my kids were todlers I went back to college and was so much more focused, grades I achieved amazed even me considering I worked full time, went to school at night and was raising two kids. You just find you do what you have to do. For me, it really did pay off and it will for you also. Best of luck at reaching your goals.
Hugs,
Marcie

bluucaca said...

Very pretty card love the wreath thanks for sharing

Melissa said...

Gorgeous card Mel. You are so inspiring to me!

Dakota Bear said...

Pretty card!

Keep up the good work at school, it is worth every sacrifice you might have to go through to complete the course. I did the same thing when my fifth child was old enough to go to nursery school. I was able to be a scientist for twenty five years and loved it before I retired three years ago.

Sandy Bayles said...

This is such a great card and I love the colors. Great job will have to put this cartridge on my wish list......Hang in there...
E-Mail: davidbayles@sprintmail.com

Manhattan Mandie said...

Great card! So pretty!

kruzr87 said...

Very nice. It struck me as having very nice fall colors, but off the beaten path fall colors.
Kelly
kruzr87@yahoo.com

Maureen Reiss said...

oh Melanie!!! Beautiful card!! Love the paper

Miranda said...

Great Card! Love the paper!

LisaR said...

Love the card. You would be a great Graphic Designer.

JANLYNN said...

The wreath is just gorgous. A pretty pretty card. Keep up the good work in class. High school does not prepare you for college. They spoon feed you. College, you have to get it for yourself. They supply the facts and you get it or not.

janine_jepsen said...

You will be at graphic design! And this may sound like a strange next comment but...you make wonderful bows! (too weird?)
TFS
Janine

Minta's Creations said...

I love your card, I don't have that cart but it's on my never ending list of carts. Thanks so much for sharing.
Minta

mintab@gmail.com
http://mintascreations.blogspot.com/

missionofjoycandles said...

Very pretty card.

Gaby ~ Scrapabookaholic said...

Just love it!!

Amy K said...

So pretty Melanie! I really admire how hard you're working/going to school, and still keeping up on your blogs/papercrafting!
Blessings...

the.k.krew(at)gmail(dot)com

love2create said...

what a beautiful card! and you know i tell my kids they can do anything they want in life - same goes for you! congrats on going for it!
JeanH

Anonymous said...

Love your card, beautiful colors.
jman4@comcast.net

Tabitha said...

You are very lucky to be able to go back, I have been trying and it just hasn't worked out as of yet. I still have one at home but he starts Kindergarten next year. Maybe then I can. Love the ribbon on this card! Beautiful!

Kaye said...

The card is just stunning! I went back to finish college when my daughter started high school, so really appreciated your comments...so true!

Joy said...

This card is BEAUTIFUL !!! I just love it ! Congrats on going back to school....your a brave one !
xoxox Joy

Sandra said...

WOW! love this!
Sandra

Donna said...

Oh my - I love, love, love this cartridge. It is on my list for sure! Thank you for sharing!
Blessings, Donna

cfine said...

Love the wreath on this card! Kudos to you for going back to school. I don't think I could do it now, but I know I would appreciate it more! I am currently reading anything I can about American history- an interest I never had until recently. Good luck in your schooling!

Lagene said...

Beautiful card!

Short Scrapper said...

Love the card! Also, very proud of you for going back to school. I finished my masters a year ago and I was also much more serious about school. Kudos to you!

Chris Wooten said...

congrats on making an A. You deserve Melanie and good luck the rest of the year.

wow really great project.

mcwooten1999@carolina.rr.com
http://turnedgypsy.blogspot.com

Jennifer said...

Melanie,

Your card is incredibly beautiful!!! :) I love the colors and your choice of papers! And I love all of the MS cartridges (not lucky enough to own any yet, though)!

I know what you mean about being an older student...not only are you studying what really interests you, but you just seem to appreciate learning more! Keep up the good work!

-Jennifer

CricutLuv said...

These cards are so nice. Very elegant.

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Toni in WI.

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