Welcome to our Stampin Friends September Back to School Blog Hop! I'm so excited that you have decided to stop by.
We have 15 amazingly talented crafters this month. You are really going to love the projects shared this month! Be sure to follow along and check out everyone's blogs and fabulous projects.
Make sure to leave a comment to be entered in the Blog Hop raffle. Read each blog, scroll to the end, and leave a comment with #SFSeptHop!! Each member and guest blogger, will randomly select a winner from our blog comments. We will then pool those together and randomly select the overall hop winner. I would love to hear some feedback and you will earn a chance to win some Blog Candy!
Thank you for visiting my blog from Barbara Welch's site, and thank you for continuing with the Blog Hop. Enjoy my project and at the end click the NEXT button to continue to Kristen Bell's Blog. Didn't come from Barbara's blog?? That's ok, just click the PREVIOUS button or scroll to the end and click on Barbara's name to visit her blog.
Our guest hoppers this month are:
This month's projects were inspired by my oldest daughter, who is 12 1/2. She knows I always make a quick back to school treat and she asked me to make her something that wasn't so "kiddish"! OH BOY!!! Where did my baby go??? She told me she likes all my goodies, but wanted something she can bring to school and have her friends, really, really want it too!!! Well, I get it, she's a pre-teen, fitting in is so important! But hmmm a few more years of her enjoying the little things would be OK too!!!!
I decided to make a little pocket for the inside of the notebook to hold pens/pencils or notes. I just love the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits and Writing Notes stamp. Perfect! I cut 2 sets of the mini treat bags in Whisper White. I stamped the Writing Notes with Dapper Denim. I am making two treat bags, one that will be the pocket for the notebook and one that will be my daughter's card.
Don't you just hate when you stamp and everything is perfect except for a smudge ahhh. Well I decided to cover the smudge rather than starting over! I used the colors in the DSP which were Dapper Denim, Calypso Coral and Mint Macaroon. I cut a few 1" strips and used the Triple Banner Punch to flag the ends. Stapled them to the treat bag. I grabbed a handful of pencils and tied them together with the Dapper Denim Ruched Ribbon.
The pocket looked a little bare, so I used the Perfectly Wrapped stamp set. Stamped the circle, flower and sentiment and punched it out with the 2" circle punch!
Now for the cover; I decided to use the Sunshine Wishes Thinlits, I cut out a few flowers, hearts and butterflies. The "for you" is from the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits. I also doubled each flower/heart and butterfly to use on her card, as well, so I wouldn't have to do it later. Finished off the front with some Basic Rhinestones.
I really love how the projects came out! Best of all I had a very happy 12 1/2 year old!
I hope you enjoyed them too.
Thanks for joining me in the Blog Hop
Make sure to leave a comment to be entered in the Blog Hop raffle. Read each blog, scroll to the end, and leave a comment with #SFSeptHop!!
Each member and guest blogger, will randomly select a winner from our blog comments. We will then pool those together and randomly select the overall hop winner.
I would love to hear some feedback and you will earn a chance to win some Blog Candy!
Click on the NEXT button to visit Kristen Bell's blog and continue in the Hop!
Below is a list of everyone who participated in the hop this month: