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August 24, 2012

OLW #7 ~ While We're On The Subject

And we're back around to Friday!
Busyness aside, I hated to see a week go by without playing along with the One Layer Wednesday (OLW) challenge.  The originator and the hostesses are all incredibly talented and inspirational.  And kind.  Although the topics can be challenging, if you are put off by the onelayerness of it all, don't be.  Jump on in.  No alligators in these waters, promise. 
This week the hostess is Ardyth of MASKerade.  She came up with the diabolical fun idea, thus:

Make a one layer card inspired by your favourite school subject.
So.  Right off the bat, Susan Goetter brilliantly made a card using my favorite subject, recess.  Dang. 
Then, Deanna of Up The Creative Creek left me up the dang creek by making a clever card using my second favorite subject, typing. 
(Of course, I hope you know me well enough to know I'm not really whining about being beaten to the punch.  It happens all the time in card challenges, and I could certainly make a card of my own using the same subject, topic, image.  I'm just teasing them  ~ their cards are delightful!)
So.  What to do?  There is no easy way to protract another favorite of mine, homeroom . . .
Ah ha!  I did have another fave!  Can you guess what it is?
I had to use clipart for the hands, which I really don't like to do, but if I didn't do that, then I couldn't make this card, so I did it.  The handwritten scribble in red is mine and is not really scribble, if you get what my subject is.
I gave myself a red star bling (OLWers don't mind if you use a tiny bit of bling), not because of my extraordinary card, or how extraordinary I was in this subject, but because I needed to cover up some splooge of ink I got on there on accident.
If you correctly guess what it is, you get, um, my undying love and admiration!
Enjoy!  I hope to be back on Sunday.  As always, thank you for stopping by to visit.  Special thanks to you if you take the time to join as a follower or leave a comment!
Paper:  Michael's white
Clipart:  Microsoft Word
Ink:  Marvy marker
Bling star:  unknown
Corner chomper


Jessi Fogan said...

Eeks, what subject? The only guess I can come up with is math, for I count on my fingers & toes regularly :) But then the notation isn't one I recognize. Darnit.
I think the bold sparkly star is great - perfect with the school theme :)

shirley-bee said...

Yay, shorthand! Looks like Pitmans to me, original and best.

Bonnie said...

Pretty tricky to put the "sentiment" next to the short hand! Very clever! Give yourself another star, Darnell!

Ann Schach said...

Clever and cute! And yep...I knew it was short hand.

Redanne said...

Hi Darnell, I am just impressed that they taught shorthand at your school! I had to go to evening class and didn't learn the real one, just Pitman script...love your card though and it is always good to keep people guessing too! Crafty hugs, Anne x

Anonymous said...

Ah ha very clever in fact so clever I too thought is was maths until I read the other comments !!! Fabulous card and such a great idea too.


Elizabeth Allan said...

This reminds me of students raising their hands to answer a question and saying oooh, oooh, ooh because they know the answer and want to be called upon.

Great school design!

Carole said...

Show off! Short hand - It's like pig Latin to me:) You're a real player Darnell and a storyteller.

Kim Heggins said...

Just too precious...that is one subject I never took, never even crossed my mind. But this is one fabulous card!

Deanna said...

Okay you win I had to really think. Thank goodness it was figured out before me. I was thinking finger painting or show and tell.
Adorable card Darnell and great subject matter~hugs Deanna :)

Jeanne H said...

Feeling stupid, Darnell. I recognized the shorthand word, phrase or whatever, but my mind won't read what it says! Help~you can see I wasn't good any good at shorthand in h.s. but I got stars on my handwriting. :)

Victoria said...

Clever clever clever!

Jean said...

Oh this is fun ... I knew it was shorthand, but never took it, so don't know what it says ~ great idea for a school card!

Carol said...

Oh too funny! My original guess was that you liked to raise your hand a lot so that you could answer questions or volunteer for stuff...but, then I read through the comments. Shorthand? And you remember it? I took it in high school but couldn't remember any of it to save my life today. Great card!

Susan Raihala said...

What an awesome visual pun!!!

You make me laugh and think, Darnell, and I'm so impressed that you learned shorthand and remember it!

Ardyth said...

You have outdone yourself on this one - that star should be gold (I usually put stickles over my smudges, as you know!) Great subtle card - I had to read the comments to figure it out (of course I'm not old enough to have taken shorthand, lol!) Thanks so much for playing along with my first OLW challenge!