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.
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/
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/
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/
Bobbi Jo - http://sweetsassydiva.com/
Sherry - http://upordowntheyrebeautiful.blogspot.com/
Kerri ~ http://www.caresofkerri.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!!!
Hugs and Love