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Saturday, August 6, 2011

Back to School Blog Hop

Welcome to Queen of my Craftroom
and the
Back to School Blog Hop!

If you've just happened to come across my blog please, check out each of these talented ladies' blogs. There will be some fun prizes along the way, AND there will be some AWESOME ideas!

Have fun and thank you for attending our blog hop.

Here is the complete line up of the blogs in the Back to school blog hop. If you get lost along the way, just click the link to help you along your hopping. You currently are at Her Craftiness with your next stop along your travels with Tanya.

Michelle: http://queenofmycraftroom.blogspot.com/
Carol~ http://cardstockscissorsandglue.blogspot.com/
Susan - http://itsmesusanp.blogspot.com/
Jenny - http://crazyaboutcricut.blogspot.com/
Jill ~ http://thescrapoholic.blogspot.com/
Lynne Kirsch ~ http://slasewcraftiness.blogspot.com/
Tanya ~ http://little-scrapper.blogspot.com/
Tina~ http://craftyandgreen.blogspot.com/
Tammy ~ http://thepurplemuse.blogspot.com/
Anita ~ http://www.anitaandbugs.blogspot.com/
Lisa ~ http://handmadewithlove-lisa.blogspot.com/
Corrine ~ http://celebratingordinarymoments.blogspot.com/
Robin ~ http://scrapandchat.blogspot.com/
Stephanie ~ http://www.alwayscrafting.com/
Donnalee http://ottersln.blogspot.com/
Jenn Lorist http://jennspapercrafts.blogspot.com/
Berenice Rendon http://karbers.blogspot.com/
Sharon Littrell http://simplysweetbysharon.blogspot.com/
Sherry Wolfe: http://www.upordowntheyrebeautiful.blogspot.com/
Kristen: http://fantabulouslypink.blogspot.com/
Mila http://milamemories.blogspot.com/
Wendy http://cricutyourclassroom.com/
Bobbi Jo - http://sweetsassydiva.com/
Andrea http://andreascoffeetime.blogspot.com/
Sherry - http://upordowntheyrebeautiful.blogspot.com/
Kerri ~ http://www.caresofkerri.blogspot.com/
Kimberly~ http://hellocutiecrafts.blogspot.com/
Jami - http://jmecreations.blogspot.com/
Misty - http://www.abusyplace.blogspot.com/

We have several sponsors with great prizes, sew please comment on all blogs to better your chances to WIN!

I have 2 great projects (any projects involving bears and for your grandbabies, you just can't go wrong!) for you for this weekend and thought I would give you a 2 for 1 special with just one stop blogging --- With our blended family, we have 8 grandchildren ages 13, 11, 6, 5, 4, 3, 1 and 5 months with having 3 of them starting school this fall, Zack going to first grade, Sasha going to Kindergarten, and Nick going to Pre-School and thought I would make a project for each of them. You know Grammies can't show favoritisim!!!!

To start you off with my appeteaser, I purchased unfinished wooden frames at Michael's for $1 each and painted them black to resemble a blackboard and then added little white stitch lines with a paint pen. I then cut their names using white scratch paper with each of their names using Make the Cut. My project this week for Creative Kuts Design Team is using one of her newest svg files School Collection 2 with adorable bears and I just love the bookworms!!! I shade my cuts with my colored pencils needless to say I wear my Prisma pencils out using them side ways for shading and texture!! The little apples that are in the one cornor are cut from Makin the Grade at 2.25 inches. After, all the pieces were attached on the frames, I used Modge Podge to seal the paper piecings. I just love the bears and of course, the boys are just too kewl to have a lunch box but have a brown bag lunch and carry their books with their belts!

My second project is a layout for Sasha's First Day to place her pictures. I must confess that I normally make cards and I'm working out of my element. My background paper was purchased at Pat Catan's, a local craft store, that was "Back to School" themed. I added the paper piecings of the girl bear but just couldn't resist making her little red pleated skirt "plaid" as I remember the First Day of School always had a plaid dress!!! The little apple school house, Sasha Bear with her little yellow lunch box, the book worm with his adorable pencil and the apple for the teacher and the book worm crawling out of the little red book with his red specticles are purrrrfect for the start of school!!! The mats to place her pictues were cut from a scrap pack find at JoAnn Fabrics with little red ribbons attached to hold photo in place.

I hope you enjoy my projects and I do have some wonderful "blog candy" for you -- a $10 Gift Card for Creative Kuts if you follow my blog along along with leaving a comment PLUS stopping by Creative Kuts blog and making a comment about the School Collection 2 and that you saw it on the Back to School Blog Hop!!!

Your next stop along the way is Tanya with her fantastic back to school project!

Thanks again for stopping on by - have a great weekend and enjoy our hop!
God Bless
Hugs and Love


  1. Adorable designs. So cute. New follower here.


  2. love both your projects! the frames are just too cute! the layouts are so fun! tfs!

  3. LOVE your projects and you would NEVER EVER know you wre out of your elemenet! These are FANTASTIC! TFS! I am a new follower and would be honored if you would check out my blog and do the same at http://acreativejourneywithmelissa@blogspot.com if you aren't already. ENJOY YOUR WEEKEND!

  4. Very cute projects, I think you're working perfectly within your element!

    I'm a follower!


  5. Very cute projects. I am a new follower.


  6. Your projects are fantastic! Love them!!



  7. I really like your style and you did a great job. Thank you for sharing your creativity.

  8. love both your projects. New follower. TFS.


  9. OMG.... I love love love your projects!! You did a great job! The frames are such an adorable idea! Thanks so much for sharing them with us! :)

  10. Wonderful creations! I especially love how you put their names on the frame, TFS!
    hugs, Jenn

  11. What luck grandchildren
    Super cute
    Now a follower

  12. Very cool! I'm a new follower.


  13. those are the most adorable ever, love them! I am a new follower now!

  14. so cute---everything is perfect!!!!I am glad we were in this hop together.

  15. What cute projects!! Very cute LOs! TFS!!

    amandaremus at gmail dot com

  16. Your projects are sooo cute!! I love the bears too. TFS!! Take Care!!
    Jennie @ http://earthyscrap.blogspot.com/

  17. Great frames and layout! I love them all! I'm following you now.

    sweetpeascards at yahoo dot com

  18. Great Frames love them. The Layouts for Sasha are jut too cute. TFS

  19. Wow really love these frames and so glad you joined the hop!!
    new follower!!


  20. Wow, I just became a follower. Your projects are so cute! I love the bears. Creative Cuts does have some wonderful designs, I'm going to go check them out again! I look forward to seeing what else you come up with.

  21. Lynne, Great projects! Love the frames! I need to pay more attention at the $1 Store....

  22. Cute frames and layout! I'm a new follower.


  23. I really loved all of your projects, especially the adorable layout that you created for your granddaughter. I love the paper that you used! Great job1

    rlhamm1 at gmail dot com

  24. All of these are just wonderful! Never would know you are out of your element! I am a new follower...
    jejaeb at cfl dot rr dot com

  25. Everything is great, Lynne..The frames and then personalizing them and the layout is so cute. THe only problem with pictureless layouts is that when you put the pictures there it hides that great patterned paper..:)


  26. These are great school-themed projects, thanks so much for sharing! Looking forward to seeing more of your wonderful creations, I am now a follower. :)

    I would be honored if you stopped by my craft blog, Made Especially For You.


  27. I love using Michael's $1 frames! Yours are just adorable! And the layouts are just great!

  28. I love your layouts! Especially the one with the catipillar!.

  29. Both projects are so cute. I love the bears. I also love Creative Kuts too. CallyAnn(new follower)


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