Aug 12, 2011

back to school blog hop

Hey there,

It feels like forever since I've last posted on here. I haven't been able to find the time to play in my craft room in a long time. Today I am proud to be part of the back to school blog hop for Scrappy Mom Stamps Design Team. If you arrived from Lezlye, then you are in the right spot. If not head on over to Melanie's Blog and start the hop from the beginning. If you're lost somewhere along the way I will put the  hop list at the bottom of this post.
Also, this week we are showcasing 2 new releases from Scrappy Moms Stamps . Click on the images to see the stamp images larger. They are now available for purchase.

Today for my Project I decided to create a layout for my Brother's Scrapbook using School days Stamp Set. I make pages for my mom so she can remember my brother's special moments. the first scrapbook i ever made was for my brother when he was born (6 years ago)
For my Layout I decided to keep it pretty simple. I wasn't sure of the colors in the photos so i just kept it just basic colors. I was inspired by a black board. I stamped the kraft with a woodgrain stamp and SU Crumb cake & soft suede ink to give it a fun pattern. Then I added black paper which I heat Embossed a Kindergarten Border w/ white embossing powder. This layout is simple but it has lots of small details please click the pictures for larger views.
Materials Used:
  • (1) 12 x 12 kraft cardstock
  •  (1) 10 1/2x 10 1/2 Black Cardstock
  • Photo Mats
    • (1) 4 3/4 x 6 3/4 kraft, 4 1/2 x 6 1/2 red
    • (1) 4 3/4 x 4 3/4kraft, 4 1/2 x 4 1/2 red
  •  Cricut Imagine- Enjoy the Seasons Cartridge
    • Apple w/ worm Cut at 5 inches
    • Leaves Cut at 3.5 Inches
  • Stampin up Ink -Crumb Cake
  • Stampin up Ink- Soft Suede
  • Stampin up Ink- Basic Black
  • Versamark Dazzle- Frost
  • Scrappy Moms Stamps- School Days!
    • Kindergarten
    • 1st day of School
    • School is Cool!
  • Hampton Arts- Woodgrain Stamp
  • Stampin up- A to Z
  • Hemp Cord
  • Timeless Twine- Olive Green bakers twine
  • Googly Eyes
  • Bumblee Bee Buttons
  • White Gel Pen
 In order to enter in the Scrappy Moms Stamps give away. become a follower if you aren't already, and leave a comment on this post. I will draw a winner from the comments on the post to enter in the Grand prize giveaway. Make sure you leave a comments on all of the stops on the hop, for even more chances to win the Scrappy Moms Stamps giveaway, and see all of the other great back to school inspiration.
  1. Melanie
  2. Bonnie
  3. Liz
  4. Lauren
  5. Saundra-- Guest Designer
  6. Laura
  7. Lezlye
  8. Cristina-- that's me!!! :)
  9. Joanna
  10. Nicole
  11. Trish
  12. Corri
  13. Tammy

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Bunnyfreak said...

Love the worm in the apple.

jennyplace2 said...

What a adorable layout! I Love the little worm and the apple, great colours and wonderful details. Nice to see you back! We have all missed you.

Yuveria said...

OMG!!! I'm so glad to have you back in the blogging world. I missed ur cute stuff. I adore this LO is so kawaii! Hopee you get more time to craft gain!

xoxo Giselle

p.s. did u ever pick a DT or the winners of your bday bash giveaway?

craftymom205 said...

Love the layout. So cute.

craftymom205 at yahoo dot com


Great job on the layout!! Love how you stamped the apple and added the googly eyes to the worm so cute!!

Eva said...

Great layout, cute apple with the worm. I am a new follower. Come visit me sometime.
Eva :0)

Daisylove Creations said...

Super cute layout, the worm is just so adorable!!

Celeste said...

Beautiful layouts.

mjblahnik56 said...

Love this layout TFS now following you on twitter.

Sherrie K. said...

Omg, this is fantastic!! Love the colors and the cuts are awesome. That apple with the worm~totally adorarble. Love all the other details as well. Great job! Thanks for sharing!
Sherrie K

Abby L said...

Super cute layout! I love all the details and the leaves/acorns bunch! I'm a new follower :)


Laura said...

As I said yesterday, THIS IS LOVELY! I love how elegant it is. So glad you got back in your craft room :)

Amy said...

Very cute layout- I love that wormy apple! :)Amy

Latinacreativa said...

Lovely layout! I could use a daughter like you to catch up on my scrapbooking! I'd also love to visit Guanica any time!!-Raquel @

liz at liz's paper loft said...

glad to see you crafting again! your layout is adorable!

Houses Built of Cards said...

Simply ADORABLE layout!!! I love all the little details you added!!!

Linda said...

Great layout!

Kristy said...

Great projects and new sets!

grammiej said...

great layout, thx for sharing your talents!

Scrappy Moms Stamps said...

What a cute layout! I love the fall colors and feel! :)

- Mel

Scrappy Moms Stamps said...

What a cute layout! I love the fall colors and feel! :)

- Mel

Michele's Scrapy Creations said...

love your layout! new follower

michelesscrapycreations35 at yahoo dot com

Jenni said...

Very nice layout! I love the paper you chose for the apple! So cute! I love Scrappy Moms stamps and am so excited about this new back to school set!
Hugs, Jenni

Laurie said...

This layout is so cute! I really love the googly eyes!

Doris P. said...

what an awesome sister! I love the LO!! so fall which says school time!! TFS :)

JustYolie said...

Fantastic layout! TFS!

teachU14 said...

WOW!!! You call this LO simple? I love all the details... from the white accents to the designer paper. It's great that any picture could really fit into this LO. Fantastic Job :)

Lauren B. said...

Super super cute layout! I'm so glad that you found a little crafting time...hopefully there is more in the future. :) Miss seeing all of your beautiful projects! {hugs!}

Brit Moore said...

i love the leaves, they really bring out the season (fall)

joydee1963 said...

I am a follower of your blog,Love the blog hop.Your layout is great,joydee1963 at yahoo dot com

Priscilla said...

Cute LO! Love the details.

pthoreson04 AT gmail DOT com

Suzy said...

What an awesome layout!! I love all the stamping you incorporated. I'm a first grade teacher getting ready to go back to school.. this hop sure put me in the mood! Thanks for sharing ;)

StephanieR said...

Very pretty layout!!

Maria said...

Super cute layout! I love it!!!

Shari B said...

Great page with wonderful details! Your brother is lucky to have a sister like you! :)

Debbie said...

cute apple and worm, wonderful paper
bdtktr at gmail dot com

Krista's Paper Cafe said...

Cristina, your school layout is gorgeous! Warm colors and wonderful details!
Nice to see you back crafting and blogging.
You are in my prayers.

Sarah said...

Great layout-- all of your details are fabulous. :)

Judy said...

Ohhh, I love this layout, just my style! You get an A+ from me! I am a new follower..
jejaeb at cfl dot rr dot com

smyiow said...

It's nice to see a fall school layout! Fall is my favorite season! I love the colors, the leaves, everything! Thanks for sharing!!

HappyPlaceJen said...

This is a really nice school layout, Cristina! So glad to see you posting. Your work is beautiful! :) ~Jen

Monica Flores said...

Love the style of this LO! Fab!


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bonnie said...

Oh the cute lil' worm and the googly eyes...adorable sweetie :) Hugs x

tlettling said...

So Cute.

Lezlye said...

AWESOME Cristina! Glad your back with us!

Denise-Scrapmouse said...

Awesome school layout! Great colors and great details but it's not overwhelming. You can tell the pictures will be the focus. How did you make the ticket (stamped with 1st of day of school)? Is that a punch or diecut? Thanks for sharing.

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Cindy said...

Oh my gosh your layout is AMAZING!I LOVE the great colors and details,JUST BEAUTIFUL!!!:)

Karen L said...

Such a cute layout...and the colors are just perfect!

katieo said...

Gorgeous layout. I love how you added some fall leaves

Jenscrapstoo said...

Very cute layout, always looking for cool ideas for school layouts!! Thanks for the inspiration Cheers jendewar at

sweetlilscrapper said...

love it!
sweetlilscrapper at hotmail dot ca

Trisha said...

I love this whole layout! Very cute!

Krista's Paper Cafe said...

Cristina, your LO is gorgeous! The colors are stunning and the whole page flows beautifully. It's exquisite!

(sorry I missed the hop. I stopped in to see if you have been crafting and posting.)