:::Old School:::


Our theme this week is “Old School” which was selected by our hostess Elaine Shannon. Elaine remembers her childhood days with characters like “Dick and Jane” which bring back fond memories. What do you think of with this theme? Your first lunchbox? A favorite dress? New school supplies? We would love to see what you create when making you go back to your childhood “old school” past!

A bit about our hostess:
My name is Elaine Shannon and I enjoy many kinds of crafts.. while I have not had lots of experience stamping, I do enjoy using them..I always seem to gravitate towards vintage looking things.. Most of my cards have something “old” on them.. I like to ink, distress and sew on things. I have drawers full of “found” objects that I just know will one day find a place on card. Lately I have enjoyed making fabric postcards.

“Old School Days” that’s the theme for this week.. I have wonderful memories of my primary school days. I attended school in England until I was 9. After moving to the states I remember what a change it was.. When I think of my first year of school in America I think of metal lunchboxes, black chalkboards and old fashioned metal swingsets..The smell of a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.. or that wonderful “new box of crayons” smell make me smile and evoke happy feelings.

The red cloth brad on my arch reminds me of my red gingham school dress that I wore in primary school.. along with red leather shoes. The black and white ribbon with the cherries also reminds me of school clothing. old fashioned yellow rulers.. the alphabet frieze above the board.. all these things bring back good memories of my school days..
So, what reminds YOU of your school days?

You may visit Elaines blog to see more of her creations:


67 Responses

  1. This is one of my favorite themes. Here is my arch. Thanks for looking.


  2. […] mijn bijdrage voor het thema van Gothic Arch challenge: OLD SCHOOL. Vond het vroeger al heel erg leuk om te kleuren en dat is nooit overgegaan. Here my […]

  3. What a lovely theme! Here’s my arch:

  4. My entry for this week.
    Same theme than the first one isn’t it?


  5. Good Morning! Here’s mine for this week:


    I had such a good time with this theme, thanks so much for a great challenge and thanks for looking!~~~

  6. Here´s mine entry:
    thanks for looking.

  7. Lovely theme! Here’s my entry.

    Thanks for looking!


  8. I couldn’t quite get in the groove of my own “old school” childhood this morning – so mine is really old looking…

    thanks to Donna for the use of the template!


  9. Great theme !! Here is my entry:


    Thanks for looking !

  10. My entry for this weeks challange: OLD SCHOOL.

    Down to memory lane, thanks for stopping by.


  11. My entry is on my blog –


    This brought back many memories!
    Judy NZ

  12. YIKES – did I ever make a mistake – I mixed up Gothic Arches and Skinny Saturday – I made an arch with a “getting older” theme – so I apologize, but here it is~ if I find the time, I’ll try again for the Old School theme!

  13. my entry for this week, as well as a little reminiscing, LOL Is here.


    Thanks for looking,

    Sorry for the lousy pic, my scanner’s down.

  14. Great theme, Elaine! Here’s my arch,
    Tami R.

  15. Here is my take on this fun, fun theme:


    I’ll miss everyone next week, I really must stop playing now and go pack 🙂

  16. Elaine ~ I could not seem to find a way to leave a comment on your lovely blog. Your arch is so detailed and fun, thank you for a really nice challenge. I so enjoy Sunday Gothic Arches, it’s such a nice group and so talented too.
    Thanks again!

  17. Again a wonderful theme.
    Here’s my entry:

  18. I couldn’t comment the card on Elaines blog, it is really wonderful, a lot of details, the colors, all is perfect.

  19. Here’s mine. Thanks for the memories and the challenge.


  20. Hehttp://annesartplace.blogspot.com/2008/02/old-school.htmlre is my entry:

  21. Well the first one I made found a home in the bin but here’s what I came up with second!

  22. Here’s my take on the “School Days” theme. “Mary is a poor speller”, and yes indeed I was and still am a poor speller.


  23. Thanks for one of my favourite themes and for Donna´s great templates! Here´s my school arch:

  24. Good heavens, the memories came flooding back!! Here’s my arch!


  25. I finially finished this weeks theme. I really had fun with the theme here is my arch.

  26. This topic brought back some very happy school memories. I had some problem with the rub on words that….would not rub on!!

    here is my effort!


  27. Here is my arch for this week’s challenge http://pandoras-artbox.blogspot.com/2008/02/sundays-artgothic-arches-chalenge.html

    Thank you for looking!

  28. Here’s my entry.

  29. Great theme!!! Elaine – your arch is beautiful and a great inspiration for this challenge.

    Here’s mine — http://art-interrupted.blogspot.com/

    I can’t wait to see everyone’s!

  30. Here is my entry for this week.
    Thanks for looking
    Love Cynthia x


  31. Good Lordy…
    here is mine:
    Up above your will see where I posted my Etsy listing…for some reason…DUH!!!!!
    So sorry

  32. Hi ! I’m so happy to know this blog ! It’s the first time that i work on one of your subject but i really love this one ( and a lot of others like ” gypsie” !).
    So, this is my gothic arch on my blog: http://abracadabracmoi.canalblog.com/
    Thanks for your work ! You are admirate in all araound the world ! ( sorry for my English, French are bad student for foreign language !! 🙂 )

  33. Great Challenge

    here is mine a little different but gope its ok!!!


    Hugs Sarah xx

  34. Here is my version for this weeks theme. Thanks for viewing mine.

  35. I barely made it!! But here’s mine: http://www.flickr.com/photos/rainebeau/2280977638/

    Thanks for looking

  36. thanks for this great theme!
    here is my entry


  37. Oops, sorry, I gave the wrong link to my pic–here is the correct link:

    Gothic Arch Old School

    Fun theme, and thanks for looking 🙂

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