Saturday, August 10, 2013

Back To School Blog Hop

Welcome to the Back to School Blog Hop. If you were locating your locker and stopped over from LORI you're in the right hallway but if you stumbled upon our hop and want to begin with our blog principal, Connie Can Crop, go HERE
Today we invite you to check out this great group of crafters who will be showcasing cards, layouts, or projects all about school days. This is a one day blog hop and we appreciate you leaving a comment to encourage all our fabulous crafty friends to continue sharing their ideas and creations.  

We have an awesome sponsor and giveaway for this hop!
My Craft Spot HERE
Kimberly has donated a super cute Birthday Wishes Stamp Set

My Craft Spot has over 50 stamp and metal die sets.  Shipping is free in the U.S.  They also have an awesome Gallery Blog that is full of fun projects. Please feel free to show our sponsor some love by visiting the links below!

So what do you need to do to win? Easy... become  a follower of each of the fabulous blogs in this hop and leave each of us a comment letting us know what you liked best about our projects.  Then come back to Connie Can Crop and post that you followed the "school" rules.
You will have until 9:00 pm Sunday to finish the hop and leave your comments. 

My project is a perpetual calendar for any important dates - as a school treat it could contain the b-days of family, friends, classmates, big events like holiday occasions or school celebrations, etc.  This would be a wonderful gift for the teacher, librarian, bus driver, etc for Christmas.  The possibilities are endless.
I decided to participate in a Linky Party at Craftin Desert Divas

*A blank pre-made perpetual calendar - each month allows one to note important dates; at the end of the year you don't have to recopy the info which makes this much better than the old "take a new calendar and copy the important items onto it and throw away the old calendar" method
*Specialty school cardstock
*Clipart images from Digi My World - each one of the eight school tool characters that I used (there's more in that collection) is delightful for other things - 3D projects, cards, bookmarks, scrapbook LO's, etc; I printed, fussy cut, positioned, and gel-pen highlighted each character - see these sweeties HERE
*Computer-generated sentiment - School Is Cool
*LoveBug Creations Rumple Ribbon - bows on several characters and two for the top to give those finishing touches - check out LBC online store HERE

As a retired teacher with 38 years in the same system, I wish I had one of these during my career, but sadly I wasn't into paper crafting then.......on the upside, I can design one for myself as well as give these as gifts.  I bet you know someone who would like one too!!

Locker line-up for the hop:
1. Connie -

Remember no matter how you piece your paper and rumple your ribbon, have fun with it.......cyberschooldays...........Mama LoveBug

Your next School Days Project is with ROBIN



Connie said...

Oh so cute! Those characters are so fun and what a neat idea!!
Thanks for joining me in this hop!
Scrappy hugs, Connie

AJ Scrapbooking and Cards said...

Oh my gosh this is so cute. I love the cute faces on each school supplies and bus. And this is a great idea.


Nadja said...

What a cute idea!!! And the bright colors are amazing. Love it!


Golden Goddess Designs said...


Jessica Wilson said...

SUPER GREAT IDEA!!! And it's super cute and perfect for ANY teacher!!! Great job :) ill be making one for myself now!!

Lori Apgar said...

This is adorable!! Love the cover with all the smiley faces!! Great teacher gift idea!

Glad to be in this hop with you!!!

Robin Carroll said...

What a cute project! Glad to be in this hop with you. Would love for you to link up this project with the Back to School Linky party going on over at

mamawcindy said...

Oh How Cute! I Love, Love, Love It! Your right the possibilities are endless.Thanks for Sharing! I'm already a follower. :0)

Beth F. said...

Such a wonderful calender! I love all the bright colors and the ribbon, of course :)
Beth's Beauties

Chris Archuleta said...

Now this is beyond cute and functional. I love the calendar. So right you are with endless possibilities. TY so much. Love it.

Iris said...

So colorful and cute. How fun.

Sandy Hentzel said...

Great idea! I love the fun designs that you picked.

Klite3 said...

Way to cute! Great idea for teachers but I see a few ideas for future gifts. Thanks!

Scrappin with the bug said...

Super duper cute. This is perfect love how you started with a base item and embellished it and made it special and customized. Great idea.

Shavon Borders said...

very cute

Stephanie Eaken said...

Love your calendar Mama!!! It is precious!

Tabetha Watson said...

LOVE LOVE your calendar!

Eva said...

so so cute and colorful, how fun and handy too! New follower here.
~ Eva

Josie0602 said...

Such an adorable yet practical project!


Amanda said...

What a neat idea! I love all the bright colors!

Sue D said...

Very colorful and I like the cute school images.
I am a follower.
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Carla said...

That's an adorable calendar. Thanks so much for sharing.

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Miranda said...

Oh My!!!! This is sooo adorable! Thanks for sharing!!!

Angela Crafty Spot said...

Very cute and such a great idea!!

Big Mama Kaboose said...

What an awesome idea and I love the graphics on the front. I wanna make one. lol
Happy to be in this hop with you!

Robin Carroll said...

Thank you for linking up with us for Tara's linky party at Craftin Desert Diva's We hope that you will join us again for the next linky party!

Cut One Designs by Robin