CARDS, CAS (Clean and Simple), Masculine Cards
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Pencils and Paper

My boys enjoyed their first few days back at school this week and I got through it o.k too!  I’m a bit nervous about the year ahead because my oldest son is in grade 5 and everyone’s been telling us how important a year it is as these are the grades that will follow him into high school! High school??? Yikes.  Ok.   He has 2 whole years before high school.  We also have a new principal this year and there will be lots of changes.  Hopefully all for the better.  I’m staying optimistic!

As for my card today, I decided to make a masculine teacher thank you card.  See? Optimism. 🙂  I drew this image to make  school cards and notecards etc.  What is it about a grouping of pencils and new paper that inspires me?  It always has; I used to love sorting my pencils for school  and making neat stacks of  my papers and notebooks.    I believe it has to do with the anticipation of possibilities; of a story untold.  Do any of you feel the same when you see a stack of pencils or paper?

CASE STUDY challenge has a new muse : Julie Lacey .  The challenge is to case her card:


Doesn’t she have a lovely style?!  I’ve kept the offset circle  for the main image, and the CAS style of her card, and replaced the ribbon with the strip of  hole punched paper.   I used the same color palette of white, kraft and green .

Have a creative day!



  1. Shirley says

    Love both of the cards. The second one is my favorite with the pretty bow. Great drawing.


  2. Jean Martin says

    This is a wonderful card Deena! Thanks for sharing it with us at CASE Study Challenge! 🙂


  3. Anonymous says

    Awww, another visual candy for us to enjoy! Love the note and pot of pencils! Can’t wait to play with your images. I really love this image as it talks to the writer in me. Hugs to you my friend. Peggyxpo


  4. Debby Hughes says

    You drew those pencils? Wow – seriously good! And you’ve created a perfect “feel” for the card too. Thanks for joining us at CASE study.


  5. I love the image of paper and pencils! I don’t care how old you are, the back-to-school vibe is always endearing. Great job on the challenge!


  6. I love this Deena! Your CASE is perfect! You picked the perfect punch for the border at the top of your design, and your drawing is just awesome!


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