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Thursday, September 29, 2011

I Haven't Entered This Many...

I haven't entered this many challenges in a while, but I'm really excited and happy about a project I just finished! I always check the rules to not enter challenges with limits, so if I added your challenge and don't qualify, please forgive me!

Here's my project:
I altered a chalkboard for a friend who was recently named Teacher of the Year. It might not look like it, but it took me forever to finish this project. I'm really slow about crafting and tend to move things around like a million times to figure out where I want things. I guess that's why I like sketch challenges!

Challenges: 4 Crafty Chicks - Anything Goes, Shelley's Images - Tic-tac-toe (Bling/Free/Flowers), Southern Girls - Anything Goes, Digistamps 4 Joy - Anything Goes, Paper Pretties - Sentiment as the Focal Point, Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes, Anything Goes Challenges - Anything Goes (of course!), Clear It Out - Alter Something, Jens Digi Stamps - Let's Hear it for the Girls, Going Grey with Scrap-Creations - It's a Girl Thing

Big thanks to the team at Feline Playful!

If you'd like the details...My cute little teacher is a hybrid - Teacher Anya and Easter Anya from The Greeting Farm. I painted and crackle finished the frame then glittered the cracks.  The stars are chipboard covered in paper from October Afternoon's Schoolhouse pack. The Well Done and A+ banner up top are from KaiserCraft's Class of '87 line.  I wanted to use transfer paper to write her name using a font from a scrapbook lettering book I have, but I didn't have the right kind. I ended up having to free hand it, but I don't think it came out bad.  And because I always have a tip from messing up something... If you use white ink on a chalkboard, you can erase your mistakes with nail polish remover! (Teacher was SO slanted when I first wrote it.) I got the flowers from eBay a long time ago, but I rarely use flowers on my projects. I colored them with Copics and Glimmer Mist then put some Stickles on top. All the rhinestones are from Michaels.

Don't forget the party starts Monday on The Outlawz!

Words With Oozak


  1. Oh my Trina this is adorable!! I love the little greeting farm combo of stamps on there and look at all those fabulous papers and embellishments! Any teacher is sure to love this!

  2. ahhh such cute project, love the details to it.
    Thanks for joining us at Clear It OUt

  3. Trina, I love to alter anything but I've yet to do a chalk board like this, fantastic!

    Hugs, Lori m

  4. Fantastic chalkboard you've altered! =)
    Thanks for joining us at Digistamps4joy!
    Hugs, Elenor

  5. What a 'T'errific Job!!! I absoulutely love it. You go girl.

  6. I love this project! What a great gift. Thanks so much for joining our challenge this week at Shelly's Images Blog.

  7. Absolutely adorable and fabulous project Trina!! What a clever idea -love all the stars and your coloring is gorgeous! xx

  8. What a fantastic gift to give all the little details you added... thanks for joining us at Simon Says Challenge blog

  9. Wow! That is the most amazing gift I have seen. Your love definitely went into it. I love the little digi and how you colored her! Thanks for sharing it over at Jen's Digi Stamps.

    Happy Scrappin'

    Sue B

  10. Great project! I'm sure your friend will appreciate it! Your altered Anya is cool!!!

  11. Super cute teacher project! Thanks for sharing it with us at 4 Crafty Chicks this week :)

  12. Super cute chalkboard Trina! How lucky your friend is to have you as her friend!

  13. What a cute teacher project!! Looking forward to getting to know you at The Outlawz.

  14. Stunning Card, thanks for joining us at Shelly's.

    Greetz Amanda

  15. Oh my!!! This is gorgeous!!!!! Looooooove it!

  16. Loving the chalk board idea. Thanks for sharing your creation with us at 4 Crafty Chicks.

  17. This is so cute! Thanks for playing with us at Going Grey with Scrap-Creations.

  18. Trina, this is awesome! My sister teaches 1st grade and what a neat idea! she just needs to be nominated teacher of the year. lol

    Thanks for the comments on my blog. You do not want my addictive behavior. lol Mo's images are like a bowl full of chocolate candies, can't have just one. LOL {{HUGS}}

  19. Great layout! Thanks for joining Jen's Digi Challenge!


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