Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Back To School!!

Happy Wednesday Mornin' to ya!! I'm hoping the weather stays nice so we can get over to the pool today for awhile. Not too many more pool days left sadly, so I gotta get there while I can. The kids are each bringing a friend and then my son is having a sleepover at his friends house--hopefully he'll get some sleep (ha ha) so he won't be grumpy the next day--wishful thinking right?

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With all this school shopping, I thought it was also time to start a couple of my projects for the actual "first day". I always make my kids a special card to put in their lunchbox the first day, along with a "sweet" treat to wish them well. Today I made the card for my dd and a small gift for my son to give to his new teacher the 1st day.

The card was made using one of my Magnolia stamps "Tilda w/ Pencil" that I recieved from Diana Crick (contact her directly for ordering info at ). I just got my new DCWV "Grade School" dp from Joann's -- it is so cute and perfect for school projects. I loved this doodly notepaper dp, it doesn't need too many embellishments to make it stand out. Tilda is colored with my Copics and then I used my nestabilities to cut the rectangles out of SU cs. I used the black rectangle like a chalkboard and outlined it with my Inkssentials pen. Tilda's jacket was paper pieced to match the corner brackets and I added yellow glitter dots to them for some sparkle. The little apple is a button I got from Michaels in a pack--I just cut off the back loop and glue dotted it to the card. The sentiment is from Gina K's "kindred greetings for kids" stamp set and I thought it was just perfect for this card. Hope you likee!

The second pictures are of a 3x3 notecard gift set I made for my son's teacher. Laurie Schmidlin did a fabulous tutorial for this box on SCS that you can see here--fun and easy. I will definitely be making more of these. Again the dp is from DCWV "Grade School" pack--lovin' it. I used my JustRite Monogram stamps to make the circles--I used the small letters to spell out "From The Desk Of" on the border and the "S" is from the Curlz font (JustRite is coming out w/ a bunch of new products that are fabulous--check 'em out). I stamped them 1 at a time with the different SU inks. The cute apple on top of the box and on the envies is from SU's "Tart & Tangy" set--I added red stickles to the apple for extra sparkle. All the circles were made w/ my Nestabilities from various SU cs. Really easy to assemble and put together. I made 6 notecards and matching envies for this set (I bought the envelopes from Michaels). I think everyone could use a set of notecards like this--great gift idea for anyone.

That's all for me today! I'll be back tomorrow with another project and card. Until then...


  1. fantastic Suzanne, very inspirational. your children are going to just love them as is their teachers.
    I'm off to check out your link for the box. many thanks hugs rachxx

  2. Suzanne, this is such a lovely idea. I think I'll do the same for my kids. It is a little sad that summer is winding down! I'm in the middle of labelling all the school supplies for my boys. I love your blog. I'm adding you to my blog list so I don't miss any of your creations!

  3. wow.. suzanne this set is wonderful!!!
    love it

  4. Adorable gift set and I love the Tilda card, I just love that stamp (that one will be in my next order :) ). Thanks so much for sharing :)


  5. Hi Suzanne! I enjoy your blog a lot and therefore have nominated you for a blog award. Thanks for the inspiration and keep up the great work. Details can be seen on my blog.

    Peace and Luv!

  6. I love these! And what great papers!! I'm off now checking those papers out!!

  7. I totally HEART these. You did such an awesome job.

  8. Checking out your blog per Cammie's blog candy request

    So glad I found your blog... your work is FAB!!!


    Char in So Cal

  9. What a fabulous card! I love your creations! Your coloring is always amazing, fantastic job!!

  10. ohhhhh are these apple cards, gifts adorable!!! I am a teacher and just think those too cute!!

  11. That is gorgeous :)
    Very thoughtful of you to make the gift for the teacher :)


I appreciate all your lovely comments and taking the time to stop by! hugz,Suzanne

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