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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!!
5. Have fun!

Friday, August 9, 2013

Back to School Gift Bag and Journal (Blog Hop)

Welcome to the Back to School Blog Hop with Connie Can Crop and Friends!!!

If you are looking for the Birthday Blog Hop, please go HERE.

Today we invite you to come check out this great group of crafters who will be showcasing cards, layouts, or projects all about school days. 

Connie Can Crop (link is the  first stop on this fun Blog Hop.

This is a one day blog hop and we appreciate your leaving a comment to encourage all my fabulous crafty friends to continue sharing their ideas and creations.  

We have an awesome sponsor and giveaway for this hop!

Kimberly has donated this super cute Birthday Wishes Stamp Set

My Craft Spot has over 50 stamp and metal die sets.  Shipping is free in the U.S.  They also have an awesome Gallery Blog that is full of fun projects.Please feel free to show our sponsor some love by visiting the links below!

 So what do you need to do to win? Easy... become  a follower of each of the fabulous blogs in this hop and leave each of us a  comment letting us know what you like best about our projects.  

Then come back to Connie Can Crop and post that you followed the rules.

You will have until 9:00 pm Sunday to finish the  hop and leave your comments. 

Be sure to follow everyone and leave a comment  along the way!

 Are you ready to head back to school? Let's go!

Every year I make a goodie bag for my son's teacher. This year he will start 2nd grade (sniff sniff) and his teacher is a friend of one of my daycare moms!! I am super excited to have in inside track on what she wants/needs for her classroom!! Also - what she likes for herself (coffee, chocolate, gum, gift cards, etc.) as I really appreciate the teachers at our school!!! 

I used these cuts that I purchased from the Silhouette Store and cut them out in red and blue cardstock.

I tied a twine bow and used a glue dot to attach it to the apple stem.

And for the inside of the bag:

I covered a composition notebook with paper from The Edumacation Stack from DCWV.

I like to personalize the journal.  I used vinyl to add her name.

Here is a close up of the vinyl.  I measured the space I had (light blue paper stripe) and kept her name within the space.  I used vinyl instead of cardstock because it is quicker and easier!

In addition to the journal, I tucked in hand sanitizer, kleenexes, pencils, markers, clorox wipes and other fun school supplies!

What do you do to welcome your teacher back to school?

Thanks for stopping by today - your next stop is HERE.

I have included the lineup just in case you get lost along the way!!

14. Miranda - 


jennyplace2 said...

Super cute gift bag and journal. The teacher is going to love them. TFS!

Connie said...

What great gifts! Thanks for joining me in this hop!
Scrappy hugs, Connie

Avril Ann said...

Fabulous bag and journal, love them both, Lori, hope you hop goes well, sorry I am not able to take part, but hope you get lots of fab visitors xxx

AJ Scrapbooking and Cards said...

Wow lovely bag. I like the flourish apple and the altered book is perfect.


Nadja said...

Super cute bag and journal. Love the colors.


Jessica Wilson said...

WOW! Lots of awesome goodies to fill up this super cute bag! And I'm sure her lesson plans will b great in the book!'

Golden Goddess Designs said...

love both your projects!

Mary Ann said...

Awesome projects!!Very Pretty!!!

Robin Carroll said...

What a cute project! Glad to be in this hop with you. Would love for you to link up this project with the Back to School Linky party going on over at

mamawcindy said...

Glad you got your Mojo back. Love your Bag and Love the Book.Just Great! Thanks for Sharing! I'm already a follower. :0)

Beth F. said...

What a neat idea. I really like your composition notebook. What a great way to freshen up a notebook!
Beth's Beauties

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

Love the gift bag with the apple on it.... so cute! I just bought a composition book and want to give that a try. Thanks for sharing today.

Chris Archuleta said...

The bag for the teacher is so cute and so perfect but the journal is very cool too. That is a very positive for those first day jitters and excitement that entails. TY

Iris said...

darling bag (love the apple) and layour

Sandy Hentzel said...

Such a great idea, love the personalized journal.

Klite3 said...

What a great idea! Love altered journals anyway but yours turned out super cute! The gift bag is so cute and such a great idea for sending your items to the teacher. Thanks for sharing!

Scrappin with the bug said...

Lori love the cute little bag. Great job. I bet his teacher will just adore you making all the fun goodies for her :) Thanks for sharing.

Terri S.

Shavon Borders said...

Love the gift bag great teacher gift idea

Tabetha Watson said...

Love your projects!

Eva said...

Very cute, love the Gift Bag :) Already a follower here
~ Eva

Josie0602 said...

I love making gift bags and yours is so super adorable!1


Amanda said...

What a neat idea! I love the files you used on the bag and the paper you chose to recover the composition book! I just became a new follower.

Sue D said...

This is a wonderful personalized teacher's gift and cute gift bag.
I am a follower.
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Carla said...

Your gift bag and journal are adorable. They are really sweet gift for a teacher. Thanks for sharing.

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Miranda said...

Lori, these are awesome!!!!! I'm sure she will love them! Have a great day my friend!!!!

Pamela Lash said...

What wonderful gifts you created! I'm sure the teacher will be amazed - TFS!

Angela Crafty Spot said...

Great gift bag and journal!! Love the paper!!

Big Mama Kaboose said...

Super cute projects, teacher will love them!

Happy to be in this hop with you!