Sunday, August 19, 2012

Taylor Off To College... OSAAT Challenge #127

Good morning everyone! Today begins a new challenge at One Stitch At A Time! The theme for Challenge #127 is Back To School. I used Image 'Yo' by Barbara Jensen.

I used several different papers and lettering. I colored the image with my Prismacolor Pencils. The papers are Numbers and Letters by Echo Park, Composition Book by Pinecone Press Papers, I don't know what the grid paper is.. but I love it. The card is made of Kraft. The ruler was on one of the papers and I punched the two holes in it. The "Back" was from some stickers from Michaels Reflections line. The '2' is a Thicker and the School was a random item from my stash. I also used Gamsol on my coloring to help blend. I popped the letters and numbers paper and I also popped the image and then I pieced the hand and popped it out a bit more. I love this image.. I think she is adorable. Thanks for taking a look! I can't wait to see what you can come up with now!


Friday morning I took my oldest to college. We went to Walmart to pick up a few last minute things for her and then headed on our way to Dahlonega, Georgia. It was a good ride up. Takes us about an hour and a half to two hours I guess. The school is North Georgia College and State University. They are changing their name to North Georgia University soon I believe. So, she moved into the dorms on Friday. She starts classes either Monday or Tuesday. Her roommate seems really nice. She is from North Georgia and she has some ribbons from showing sheep and cow. She is also good at English, her mother is a high school english teacher, she is a nursing major. Taylor should be able to help her some of the medical stuff and hopefully Taylor can get some help from her on the english/writing side of things. Should be a good trade off. I met her parents. They were very country and really nice. They are all snug and tight in that dorm room! I really hope that she will enjoy her time at school and really focus on doing what she needs to do.

Her friend is up there with her as well as her boyfriend. I'm not really keen on her friend.. never have been. This girl is obsessed with Edgar Allen Poe, she is a very dark person. Taylor and I went to lunch and she said that she couldn't wait to meet this girls roommate. She said if she is a good, god fearing girl (not in so many words) that her friend will go way out of her way to scare her, even bringing out her demonology book. I looked at Taylor and said.. And you wonder why I have never liked your friend. Anyway... God has already intervened in her life and she doesn't realize it. She is in a separate dorm from her friend and her boyfriend. She will be able to get to know new people. She doesn't have the same classes as her friend or boyfriend either. So their schedules will be different and they will not have a lot of time to hang out. God is wonderful. I will keep her in my prayers. I hope that she will do well.

This is Taylor in her dorm trying to unpack and get her stuff where it needs to go.

This is right outside of her dorm; looking at her building.

This is looking right down the middle. They are really crammed in there.

This is Taylor's side of the room.. her bed and then underneath is her desk and the two three drawer dressers stacked on top of each other. They each have a wardrobe too and her roomate brought a futon which is under her bed on the other side. And the little fridge near the door.


Desire Fourie said...

Susan this is just gorgeous. Love the colours and beautiful design. Hope you are having a fab Sunday.
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Crafting Vicky said...

Totally wonderful card. Must be weird that your oldest is now gone to school.... Not sure how I will be able to handle that lol

Made by Mandy said...

Great card Susan and your pencil colouring is awesome.

Had to grin at your tale about your daughters friend. I am sure as a parent to have her separated from a darker influence can only be a good thing :)

Love Mandy xxx

Choccy said...

Gorgeous card Susan. Thanks for helping me out on this one ;O) I really appreciate it xxx

Love reading your blog... Oh how exciting going away to school.. that doesnt really happen here. I am looking forward to hearing more of Taylors adventures :O)

~amy~ said...

Such a fun back to school card! congrats to your daughter! how exciting! thanks for joining us at The Craft's Meow!

Josephine said...

Fabulous card! It's a little earlier than here to be going to university - my daughter just got her exam results last week and her accommodation information yesterday, so she's off in about a month. The house is going to be very quiet without her. (And her university is an early starter by UK standrds!)

Unknown said...

Great card! Love how you colored her. Glad that Taylor is all settled in and yes those rooms are tiny!! Wow! Good luck to her as she starts this new journey.

NanaConnie said...

Wonderful card, Susan! Great challenge and I just posted my card for it. Love to support my teamies on their other DTs. :-D

Sassy Raggedy said...

Great card Susan. We will just have to trust God that she will find her way and stay on the right path. Oh those college joann sassy raggedy

sues craft magic said...

Brilliant card love the layout , thanks for playing along with us at Pennys challenge , good luck , hope to see you next time ....

Hugs Sue DT xx

Basement Stamper said...

Love the card and that composition notebook/paper looks perfect. Great image. Congrats to your daughter, she is going to school up in my neck of the woods-I'm in No. GA (Gainesville/400 side) as well. Thanks for playing with us this week at Blogger's Challenge.

Lisa Hjulberg said...

Adorable card Susan! Thanks so much for playing with us at The Craft's Meow August Card Sketch Challenge! Best of luck to your daughter... I know she will have a GREAT experience at college. :)

Heather B said...

Wow. That is some tight dorm space! I was able to live at home when I went to school, so I don't think I've ever seen a traditional dorm! Good luck to your daughter and I love your card!! Thanks for playing with us at Use It Tuesday!!

Deb said...

gorgeous card, I am sure your daughter will be very happy, she will make lots of new friends and I am sure some old ones will fade away!

Many thanks for joining in the
♥Cute Card Thursday Challenge♥
this week! Debxx

Jenny said...

Wow! That's some back to school outfit (lol!) Great card and good luck to your daughter in college!

Danielle said...

Very cute card, love that ruler! Good luck to your daughter in her home away from home.
Thank you for playing along with us at Use it Tuesday!!

Helen said...

Great card and I love the image you've used.

Thanks for joining us at Penny's.

Helen x

Pinkies Sparkly Creations said...

lovely card thanks for joining us at daisy doodles and good luck emma xx

sorry for the late reply x

Lisa Somerville said...

Fab BTS card - wonderful design! Best of luck to your daughter at school! Thanks for playing along with the Bloggers Challenge!

Miss Sue said...

What a sweet image and great card design! Thanks for playing along with us at My Sheri Crafts!

Caroli Schulz said...

This card is so cute! Love how you combined the elements and colors <3 So glad you are playing along with us at Use It Tuesday! :)

Good luck to your daughter on her new student life :)

Beate said...

A beautiful card with wonderful details!
Thank you for joining us at Simply Create Too Challenge #20.

Heather Landry said...

I love the sassy stamped image on that card! It's so very cute. You did a wonderful job!

Thank you so much for playing along with the Scraptastic Club blog hop! I really appreciate your stop on my blog.

TRACEY O said...

Very cute card. Thanks for joining us at Platypus Creek Digitals.

Corrinne said...

Fantastic creation!

I welcome you to share this with us at Tuesday Alchemy for our Back To School challenge! Lots of prizes!

Lots of joy,

Eileen Ng-Frumkin said...

What a nice card! Congrats to your daughter and going to college! I wasn't allowed to have a loft style layout in my college dorm even if we wanted to put the money in to make the change. I'm glad they put the little space they gave your daughter to good use though!

Thanks for sharing your creation with us at Tuesday Alchemy!