Friday, June 1, 2012

Pause Dream Enjoy - Week #22

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Welcome to our Friday challenges! A new question or theme is posted every Friday. That's 52 projects in 2012 if you do them all! We thought it would be a neat idea to make all 52 projects part of a mini album... a new page every week based on the question or theme. 

But you interpret this challenge any way you like. All forms of crafting are welcome!

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52 Questions... Ch# 22 (Week 22)
For Ch# 22 create any type of project that includes your FAVORITE QUOTE.

Here's my project - tag:


First let's start with the quote.  I have a TON of favorite quotes -- I even have a notebook where I keep my quotes that I can refer to.  For this project, I chose a quote by Frederick Douglass:  "Once you learn to read, you will be forever free."  I truly believe that reading will bring you opportunities.  When I was teaching third and fourth grade, I would always talk to my students about opportunities and how they could create them for themselves.  Reading was one way to bring opportunities to your life - those opportunities would then afford you choices.  I could go on and on (ad nauseum) but I think you get my point :)

Okay, now let's get to the tag.  I used a couple of Cricut cartridges on my tag.  The tag itself was cut from our exclusive Art Philosophy cartridge (p. 60, D10, < Tag4 > cut at 6".  The red matte underneath my quote is from our Superhero paper and was cut using the image on page 24, A5, < Rctngle4 > cut at 1 1/4" x 2 1/2".  I used Cranberry cardstock.

The book at the top of the tag was cut using the Pooh and Friends Cricut cartridge.   It can be found on page 19, A4 at 1 1/4" x 2 1/4".  I used Black cardstock, White cardstock, and B&T paper from Superhero.

The cap and gown were cut from the Everyday Paper Dolls Cricut cartridge.  You can find them on page 46, B9 and were cut at 2".  I used Black cardstock and Creme Brulee cardstock.

The word "READ" was stamped with black ink using a new stamp set I just bought called "Friendship Alphabet Large" (E1016).  I used my micro-tip scissors to cut each letter out.  I really love this stamp set and have all kinds of plans for future use of it.

Supplies Used:
Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge (Z1686)
Pooh and Friends Cricut cartridge
Everyday Paper Dolls Cricut cartridge
Superhero Paper (X7152B)
Friendship Alphabet Large (E1016)
Exclusive Inks Black stamp pad (Z2105)
Cranberry Cardstock (1272)
Black Cardstock (1386)
Creme Brulee Cardstock (X5754)
Micro-Tip Scissors (Z534)
White Daisy Cardstock (1385)

I hope you enjoy my tag and my quote.  Would love for you to leave a comment AND for you to join us in this challenge.  Submit your project below before the end of the month to be entered for June's prize.  For all of our Canadian crafty friends -- there is a prize for you this month!  Make sure you enter :)

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  1. Replies
    1. Thanks Belinda -- appreciate you stopping by!


  2. Your tag is awesome and that quote is a favorite too.

    Carson's Creations

    1. Thanks Georgiana -- I do love that quote :)


  3. Love your tag! I didn't start reading for fun until I became an adult and I love it now..I am not a book learner I am a hands on learner and I think that is why I didn't enjoy reading in school. I was frustrated. You just need to add some ribbon or fiber to the top and it would be perfect..(in my eyes USA

    1. Thank you Vicki! I love hearing that you love reading as an adult :) When I was teaching I really tried to encourage my students to read not only to study but also for fun.

      BTW - I am planning on adding ribbon to the top of my tags when I finish all my tags. They're going to be part of a mini album :)

      Thanks for stopping by!



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