back to school

Even though high school doesn’t officially start until Tuesday,
I’ve already had my first taste of it this morning.

Jordan had to get up early to go to a student council meeting.
(she’s the president of ‘bruin crew’–the service based group at the high school)

She had to be there at 6:30 a.m.

I’m going to miss my quiet mornings, allowing me to sleep just a little longer.
But I guess I’m just gonna trade them in for quiet days with kids gone to school.
Means less distractions for me so I can focus on work  . . . unless The Mentalist is on, that is. ;)

So how appropriate are these two amazing cards that Laura made?!

[ Shapes + Printables | This+That: School ]

Pay close attention to those cards. Almost every element is from  the This+That School kit.

Shall I provide the visual for comparison’s sake?
I think I shall.

What an awesome idea Laura!

Here’s what Laura has to say:

I had printed out some of the print files from the This & That: School kit for a layout I’m working on. I had wanted to use the pieces in place of patterned paper on my layout, and I had some leftover pieces that I didn’t end up using. So I decided to whip up a few quick “Back 2 School” cards. Because the pieces I had left over were smaller, I used them to create a fun border across my cards. I overlapped them as I adhered them, tucking them under my the red number strip of patterned paper to ground them in place. I also used one of the black ruled paper pieces to cut the “ABC” shape from. I’ve been holding onto the This & That kits for a while now, but I never got around to purchasing one of the wooden trays to use them on. I’m glad I got a little creative and found another way to put the print files to good use!

And now, for the  randomly drawn winner of Becky Higgins’ fabulous Plastics Giveaway . . .

FRANCINEB – AUGUST 15, 2012 – 6:48 PM
Francine from Fort Worth, TX.

Congratulations! Please email me at and I’ll get y’all hooked up!

2017-09-19T18:51:41+00:00August 16th, 2012|cards, laura vegas|6 Comments


  1. CarolineD August 16, 2012 at 8:58 am

    Those are very clever. I give her an A+ for creativity and thinking outside the box. :)

  2. Issy Scotland August 16, 2012 at 2:36 pm

    A Girl after my own heart, Kerri! -I LOVE The Mentalist too! Laura’s cards are great for inspiration too! Love from Scotland xoxo

  3. Ruth G August 17, 2012 at 8:50 pm

    So fun and such a great reminder to think outside the printer’s tray!!!

  4. Debbie August 18, 2012 at 7:55 am

    Hi Kerri,
    I habve vbought all the shapes only kits and wonder if you would ever consider selling the pront shapes alone.?
    Thanks fro your great designs :) Debbie

  5. Phyllis B. August 29, 2012 at 11:42 pm

    Hi Kerri,

    As an aside, I was wondering if you might remember where you bought your wrought iron easel holding the printer’s tray (in the above photo) and what size it is? It is so perfect! I really want to get ambitious and do either the Halloween or the Christmas one and would love an easel like yours! It is so attractive! Thanks so much! Phyllis

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