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Saturday, August 11, 2012

Time for Kids to Go to School

Hello Crafty Friends,

I remember as I was growing up I had to ride the bus (If I recall, it was called the yellow shame train) until my Junior/Senior year in high school. Then it was all about "finding a ride". I surely didn't like the bus ride to and from school and my children have not been very fond of the idea either. My daughter has not had to ride the bus (except on field trips and the first time she did there was an accident...a car ran into the back of the bus at a red light).  My son was on a bus home when there was a fight (my son was not involved) and law enforcement had to be called to intervene. So many terrible experiences!

Although I have lots of other bus stories, I will share my card instead. It is much more pleasurable.
Materials:
yellow, red, white, and black card stock
plaid paper from scrap box
letters pattern paper ~ Momenta paper pad
Locker Talk Cricut cartridge ~ bus
red buttons
yellow embroidery floss
vellum title by Colorbok family quotes

Challenges:
2 Sisters Challenge ~ sketch (missed deadline for Anything Goes)
What bus experiences do you have?

Stay Creative,
Georgiana

32 comments:

  1. great card Love the bus stories.
    DIANA L.
    http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com/

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  2. Love this card! The papers and fun design are awesome! I never took the bus to school I was called a "walker" since I lived within a mile of the school. My girls do not take the bus either because of all the scary stories that I hear of stuff going on the on the bus. A boy tried to jump out the window, another one peed in a bottle, fist fights... The usual I guess???

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  3. I was punched in the nose by the bully on the bus in second grade-terrible nosebleed ensued! No further bus riding for me-my parents took us after that, thank goodness. My husband also has terrible bus memories of being pushed around and bullied. We live so close to our school that we have to walk or drive our kids-not such a bad thing! The bus on your card is adorable and makes me want to ride it-it just looks happy :)

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  4. Love your card!! Cute bus. The papers are great. Love the buttons. :)

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  5. Cool school bus. I never took the bus. My parents live right by the school. My dad put a gate in the back fence. We would run like crazy when we heard the warning bell. I drive my kids

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  6. Adorable card, and love the bus!!!

    After you and your kids bus experiences, I like your bus a lot better!!! LOL! Glad they were both okay!

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  7. Such a fabulous card - love the colours and that bus is awesome. TFS

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  8. This bus is so cute. It takes me back to my school days.
    I wanted to let you know I am one of your new followers. I love your blog.
    Kathy:)

    http://kathy213-kathyscorner.blogspot.com/

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  9. Your card is great!! love the cuts and great papers!!!
    Thanks for sharing and have a GREAT Sunday!!

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  10. Great card, I love the bus!! Too cute. My boys have been taking the bus for over 12 years (and knock on wood) we haven't had any incidents in all the years they took the bus. Lucky we are!!

    Laurie
    serenityscrappers

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  11. What a Super Cute and cool card!!
    The colors are Fabulous!The bus is my favorite!TFS
    Migdalia

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  12. When I was a kid, I rode the bus only for a couple of years,, and it was not that bad in my case, but then I moved out of the school atttendance area but wanted to stay attending the same school and hald to walk for the last year back home, trust me it was scarier and I had awful experiences while walking down solitary streets...now my oldest wants to ride the bus this year, and trust me My stomach is in knots just to think about all the horror stories you hear, but I am staying as possitive as I can ;) ....LOVE this card, I hope Nation Wide this year there are more happy rides home than not!!! thank you for sharing your stories with us.
    Have a great Sunday!
    Liz

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  13. Love your card. Thank for joining us over at ME4Y.

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  14. fab card and great die cut bus! thanks for joining us at MEFY!

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  15. Love the bus on your card! Awesome job:) I didn't really ride the bus too much, we walked all through elementary only lived a couple blocks away. The times that I did ride the bus were okay, don't really remember anything bad happening. I guess I lucked out lol. Thanks for joining us at MEFY!
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    Robin

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  16. ha ha one look at your marvelous card and all I can hear in my head the wheels on the bus! Great card.

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  17. Love your card Georgiana. My bus story: 1st day of school and my dog followed me on the bus and WOULDN'T get off. We had to go and get my dad who was a dairy farmer to come and get the dog off the bus. So embarrassing for the first day of school.

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  18. Great card-love the colors and cuts;) Oh boy, do I ever remember riding the bus...we lived about 7 miles from town. Always kids throwing spit balls, water balloons out the windows, tomatoes out the window. You name it..only rode the bus 1 year and then our parents took us each morning. Yay!
    Sherrie K
    http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

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  19. What a fun card ... I love that bus --- it has tons of character :) Thanks for sharing with us at Made Especially For You!

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  20. Oh my. So cute. Love the touch of the buttons. TFS with us at CTO this week.

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  21. This is so awesome!! I love the cute bus!! I don't have any bad bus stories. I went to a small private Catholic school and everyone pretty much behaved on the bus or the driver would tell our parents!! I didn't have to ride one to High School since my sister was two years older and she drove me :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  22. Riding the bus to school was what my parents made me do for punnishment!!! ;) Your card is absolutely adorable, and thanks for bringing back fun memoreis!!

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  23. Really cute :)
    Love you torn paper road!
    Thanks for joining CTO this week!

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  24. Georgiana ~ CUTE card! Love the road ~ CLEVER! Oh my the "Yellow Shame train" ~ LOL! That is the best! How horrible for your children! I could drive my son everyday since we can see his school ~ his school sits on top of the other hill but we make him ride it! My husband wants him to experience it ~ meanwhile I waste half my morning waiting for it! But it makes him learn how to follow rules ~ plus he gets to see his friends!

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  25. I love all your colors and your cute bus die-cut, so very adorable! Thanks for joining us this week @ CTO for our "Back to School" challenge :)

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  26. I can't believe how cute that bus looks, G! Had no idea that Locker Talk looked like that--kinda rickety. Your card is adorable. I didn't ride the bus until high school. I was close enough to walk to elementary and middle school. And my senior year, I drove because I was on work study program and got to leave at 11:00 to go to work!

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  27. Beautiful card.Your bus experience are not so fun at all.Thanks for sharing.I never had any fun rides either complicated.

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