Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Back To School!!!

Hiya Stampin' Friends!! It's a happy Tuesday for ya! I will try and keep this short & lovely for ya today cuz' I'm not feelin' so hot. I think I'm getting another sinus infection-ugh-must be from cleaning & dusting out 2 rooms really good. Isn't it amazing at what hides down below furniture even though you vacuum regularly--GROSS! And it can't be the new paint because I bought the low VOC paint from Lowes which was fab & no smellies! But my head feels like it might explode at any moment & my ears are poppin' away, ugh! So I'm gonna rest a bit today & see how it goes!


Since it's Tuesday that means it's another Try It Out Tuesday Challenge for Susana's Custom Art & Card Design Store! This week I challenged the DT to make a Back to School Gift for either a student or a teacher! I decided to make a student gift with a card & a lil' backpack to hold a small treat or gift! You can find the instructions for the backpack right HERE--it's not hard to do but it does take awhile to get done (or at least for me cuz' I didn't feel so hot while I was making it, LOL).
I used Pink Cat Studio's "Dress Up Lily" & "Lily & Billy Accessories" & YES Susana carries most of their line in her store--one stop shoppin' ya know! All of the fabulous dp is new from Imaginisce's "Teacher's Pet" line---so stinkin' cute (did you see those lil' apple faces, so fab)!! I cut Lily out & then attached her lunchbox & apple with dimensionals--then they got a good coat of diamond glaze for shine along with a few stickles. Had to add some fab buttons including that cute lil' apple (I just cut the shank off of it).
I have been wanting to make one of these cute lil' backpacks for awhile now--they're perfect for a note in the front pocket & a treat inside! (Instructions for it HERE) Both of my flaps close with a brad & magnet closure and I used 2 colors of ribbon for the handle & back straps. How cute would this gift be to tuck into someone's lunchbox the first day of school or leave on the table in the morning with breakfast! This is for sale in my Etsy shop (on sidebar if you're interested)!

I'll see ya back here tomorrow hopefully if I'm feelin' better :o)



  1. What a cute set! The little back pack is the cutest and thanks so much for the directions. Very Very Cute! Hope you feel better with some rest.

  2. Your sets are always amazing! Love, love, love it - Kram - Anki

  3. wow!! these are just gorgeous! You are so creative!! Love the little apple charm! gorgeous!

  4. Super cute card & backpack! I love the cheery color combo as well as the dp. Feel better soon!!

  5. They are beautifull !!

    Hugs Monique

  6. Love the backpack and what an adorable card! Gotta love Lily! Those papers are just as adorable as they can be and I love how you used the apple on the bow! Way too cute! Hope you're feeling better. Get some rest!

    Big hugs to you,


  7. Ahhh this is adorable! Such pretty colors!

  8. Paper perfection!!! I love the fun papers, the vibrant colors, and...well, I simply love it all!!!

    I am sorry that you haven't been feeling well. Sinus infections are horrible!!! I'll be praying for your speedy recovery. Sure hope you are better and back to your bubbly self real soon!

    Big, Get Well Soon {{{HUGS}}}!!


  9. Suzanne, this gift set is already super cute and you even have an excellent choice of cheerful colors. How could anyone resist this cutie?!

  10. So cute! The colors you used are perfect for a back to school theme! Hope you're feeling better!

  11. This is adorable! Such pretty colors!!!!I love the fun papers, the vibrant colors, and...well, I simply love it all!!!So cute!!!!thanks for sharing..
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  12. these are just gorgeous! You are so creative!! i liked the way you designed them
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I appreciate all your lovely comments and taking the time to stop by! hugz,Suzanne

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