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1. Update my goals for 2016 in January of 2016 :)
2. Maximize my crafting time!
3. Keep plugging away at scrapbooking photos!!
4. Learn how to Heat Press!!
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Sunday, August 14, 2011

Back To School Blog Hop (Memories in Tyme)

Welcome to the Back To School Blog Hop!!

We're so happy you could join us for this super-fun hop showcasing cards, layouts and projects for Back To School!! You'll find an array of ideas throughout the hop -- From teacher gifts to lunchbox notes, we hope you'll enjoy each and every project along the way!!

Class is just about to start, so let's get hopping!! If you've hopped over from AMY, then you are in the right place!! If you've just popped in to visit my blog and you'd like to join our School-Time FUN, then please CLICK HERE  to start at the beginning with Lynda's blog!! Several stops along the way will be offering some nifty prizes, so please be sure to keep an eye out for that!!

Here's a list of the entire hop, in case you get lost along the way or want to revisit anyone:

1. Lynda - http://memoriesintyme.blogspot​.com/

2. Anita~http://www.anitaandbugs.​

3. Jen--http://www.memorieswithje​

4. Bobbi Jo

5. Barbara Rosner - http://barbaras-crafty-corner.​

6. Amy -

7. Lori -  http://www.scrappinmystressaw​ ***HERE

8. Dana-- http://danascraftycorner.blogs​

9. Gina - http://californiascrappin-gcin​

10. Margie -http://mysweettater.blogspot.​com/

11. Crafty - http://craftyhomemade.blogspot​.com/

12. Rhonda - http://scraphappenswithrhonda.​

13. Susan - http://susanascorner.blogspot.​com/

14. Lynne - http://slasewcraftiness.blogsp​

15. Rhonda - http://craftingwithblue.blogsp​

And now, here is how I made my project:

I started with a Composition Book and this school bus paper from Me & My Big Ideas paper pad Off To School.  I found this at Michaels.  I love this paper (yes, I know I have a paper addiction) but each paper in this pad is cardstock thickness!!!

I traced and cut the school bus paper to cover the front and back of the Comp. book.  I used my ATG gun to adhere it to the covers.  I bought this 7Gypsy tape years ago and used it on the front cover by the spine.

I got out my Gypsy and found an apple from Plantin Schoolbook sized at 4.0w x 4.26h.  I copied a second apple and drug it mostly off the page.  I wanted to cut the leaf and stem out in green and did not want to waste paper.  I found "Once Upon a Time" from Story Time and cut it out at 3.74w x 2.53h.

Here are my cuts.

I like to leave my pieces on the mat until they are assembled.  This way I don't lose any!!  I used my 5" Xyron to adhere the title on the apple.

I put the apple on the cover on the lower right side.  I tied some black twine on the left side.  I ran some green twine through my Xyron.

I put the green twine on the leaf.

I tied a red twine bow and put it on the apple.
I changed out the black twine with this red and white ribbon next to the spine.  The twine was getting lost in the busy background paper!  I am giving this to my son's kindergarten teacher so she can journal her story of this school year!

No hop is complete without Blog Candy!!!  In order to qualify for my blog candy, you need to #1 be or become a follower or email subscriber, #2 leave me a comment about your favorite thing about back to school time.  Mine is shopping for school supplies!!  #3 please leave me a way to contact you if you win!!!

Thank you so much for hopping through the Back To School Blog Hop today!! I hope you will enjoy the rest of your hopping experience!! Your next stop in the hop is the Divine DANA!!


kricketts said...

This is super cute and I love the idea of using it for a journal!


smyiow said...
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smyiow said...

I love the detail with the twine. Great project! My favorite part of back to school was also shopping for school supplies. I love paper and pencils still to this day! I also loved buying my notebook and customizing it just for me. I guess I was always a scrapper at heart.

Shannon Myiow

Rhonda Emery said...

I love your paper choice on this notebook so neat. I am a follower. now and happy to be on the hop with you

Amy said...

Lori, this is WONDERFUL!! :) I LOVE your paper choice!! My favorite thing about back to school has always been packing that first lunch of the year... BUT both of my kiddos are off to college this year, so I'm kinda stuck on what will be my favorite thing now (it's NOT them leaving!!)... :)

Amy :) at
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Kathy's-Krafts said...

I really love seeing all the covered composition notebooks..this is a fabulous idea.

LyndaJinCO said...

Love, love, love this one!!! The details on the apple...the whole bit! Thank you so much for joining my hop - I truly have amazing talent here! Lynda at Memories in Tyme

Jessica said...

Thank you for sharing! I am your newest follower on GFC! I hope you get a chance to stop by my blog at

Have a great week!

Brenda said...

This is such a great project. I love what you did with the twine on the leaves. very creative.
I would be honored if you came to see my blog here

Brittney said...

I love your idea.
My favortive time would have to be shopping for clothes.

Suzanne said...

So cute Lori. Love the bus paper and the way you used the twine on the apple. Great composition altering.

Judy said...

This is such a fun idea and I am going to make them for my 10 yr old g-daughters! They both love to write! I loved everything about school - I got my greatest encouragement for life there! I am already a follower...
jejaeb at cfl dot rr dot com

Craftyhomemade said...

Beautiful notebook.


Tami B. said...

School started back here today, and I sure do miss all the first day excitement. My favorite thing was shopping for school supplies and taking those "first day of____ grade" pictures of my kids every year.

callyannc said...

I love the paper. So cute! I love Picture Day. Thanks CallyAnn(follower)

K-E Kreations said...

This is a wonderful idea. So many options....hmmmmm.

I love school shopping - even now as an adult, because it means the kids are going back to school & I won't hear the arguing anymore. :-) It's a daily occurance by this time of the summer.

Eva said...

What an awesome way to Jazz up a composition Book.
Eva :0)

Amanda said...

I LOVE IT! i can't wait 2 try it! following via gfc & i love shopping 4 back 2 school supplies! thanx~prhmangel at gmail dot com

bluecrayons said...

sweeet book. teacher is going to love it.

my favorite back to school thing is shopping for supplies. i like to get things that i can also use in my crafting.

rhelm at tampabay dot rr dot com

Peggy Sue said...

school clothing shopping was my favorite! I am a new follower!

Peggy Sue said...

will have to be email, cant follow you for some reason!

Emily said...

Super cute project! I love what you did with the twine :)

Emily (coolcricutcreations at yahoo dot com)

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

Great project. The papers are perfect and I love the apple tag on the front with the twine. TFS

Barb said...

This project would be great for a student or a teacher! My favorite part of back to school is setting up my classroom and meeting all the new students. I'm already a follower. Thanks for the chance to win!

bborre at hotmail dot com

SueNJ said...

New follower here. This is just too adorable. I would love to make one of these. I am going to have to try it. Thanks for the inspiration.

Happy Scrappin'
Sue B

McVic said...

Cute book! I love to make these! My fav. back to school thing is shopping with the kids for clothes!

joydee1963 said...

I am a follower,Buying school stuff,I love your cute book,joydee1963 at

Vicki said...

I don't see my post on here from earlier and I wanted to make sure that I did post so if this is a duplicate please excuse me..I really like this covered notebook..It is perfect for the occasion..

Sandy S. said...

Love your journal. Already a follower. I love school.... because that means fall is near.


Michelle James said...

That is really a fun project. Those composition books are awesome for so many different things.

Thanks for sharing!

Christine America Real said...

This is sooo cool, thanks so much for the tutorial!

Janet said...

Luv what you did with th BOOK looks grat.

Laura (tweetyb) said...

Already a follower! I love your comp book!! My fav part is school supply shopping...and my boys are both teenagers!! But I still buy Crayons, markers, etc...they are too cheap not to!! :)
♥ Laura ♥

Anonymous said...

Love it and any teacher would love to get that!!!

Anniebee said...

Cute, cute, cute! I love to alter things and this is just adorable! Great job!

Maria said...

super cute