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My Craft Goals for 2015

My Goals for 2015:

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, September 6, 2013

Back to School Journals and Gift Bag

Welcome to Honeybearz Designs Back to School Blog Hop!!!

We are celebrating Back to School!!  You should have arrived from Lucy's Blog.  If you found me first, please go to the BEGINNING so you don't miss anything!!!

In case you get lost along the way, here is the Blog Line Up:
2. Haidee-
3. Deb-
4. Carolyn-
5. Tabetha ~
6. Shawnee ~
7. Beth ~
8. Kathy ~
9. An'Jenic-
10. Melisa -
11. Alicia -
12. Lucy ~
13. Lori - ****HERE
14. Jessica- ****NEXT
15. Jenny -
13. Theresa -

My son just started his first year of college.  We went to orientation a few weeks ago and met some of the PALs (upper classmen who are leaders).  Two of the PALs went above and beyond to answer our questions and give Tyler some great advice.  It really made this mom feel that much better about his college choice!!!

Both of these girls are seniors studying Elementary Education.  They started student teaching the week before college classes started.  I wanted to make them something special to show my appreciation for them!

I covered a journal for each:

I used paper from Michaels - a pack of 8 1/2 x 11 School Cardstock.  I traced and cut the front and back cover of the Composition Books.  I tied a little twine next to the binding.

I found these cuts from the Silhouette Online Store to embellish the covers and cut them out of solid color cardstock.

I added a little stickles to create apple seeds.

I used my labelmaker to add their names.

I used different paper to cover the second journal and the same die cuts.

For Jana, I covered a white gift back and added an apple and sentiment from Pink By Design.  I knew Jana love Cheese-Its so I added a box for her along with a pack of pencils.

For Kayla, I decorated a re-usable tote with glittered vinyl.

I included some pencils with her journal and the bag is re-usable.  You can see how I made this HERE if you are interested.

Tyler is adjusting well at college.  Mom is slowly adjusting to him being gone!!  He is our middle son, so we have been through this before.  It is different as Tyler is playing baseball in college (our oldest did not) and we are used to being at every game!!!

Your next stop in our Back To School Hop is JESSICA!


Haidee said...

Fantastic altered journals!
gift & bag are way cool too!
TFS & great being in hop with you!

Unknown said...

Fantastic journals and bags, you are so talented my lovely, so glad your Son is settling, hun, hope you get lots of hoppers, I am unable to take part, as with having 2 falls down the stairs in as many weeks, am just catching up with blog comments and way behind with my DT work, xxx

Audrey Frelx said...

Lori, they'll love the journals -- they're so cute!!!

Wow, look at Tyler!!! Hard to believe he's starting college... doesn't time just fly!!!

Hugs, my friend!

CADC Blog said...

Great projects!

GrandmaCarol46580 said...

Love the altered journal and the girls will love them too. Awesome creations.

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

Great journals Lori. Looks like you had a lot of fun putting them together. Thanks for sharing.

mamawcindy said...

Oh, You have made so many wonderful School projects! I just bought that Apple paper. Would Love to make a Journal. Thanks for Sharing! :0)

Golden Goddess Designs said...

very cute journals and bags!

Shawnee said...

These are adorable journals. I love the gift bags as well. Great job!!

Unknown said...

Great projects! We have one at college for the first time this year.. It is a change..
♥ Pam

Beth said...

Great altered journals & bags, love the bright colors. The ladies will appreciate them as teachers use both a lot. I hope you get to go to some of your sons games.


Sarah Biswabic said...

Your journals and bags are so cute Lori!

Unknown said...

what a thoughtful gift. I bet they loved them!!!

Unknown said...

Awe loved the bag and journal <3

Crafting on Caffeine said...

this is a great idea.

grammyof5 said...

Love our journals and bags. What a great gift for the girls.

Unknown said...

I bet your daughters LOVED these!! They are adorable! Glad your sons adjusting well!!

Unknown said...

Very nice - thanks for sharing

Unknown said...

I love journals! The lucky girls will be so happy with such a Beautiful present :)

Anonymous said...

I love the journal. Too cute! TFS!

Theresa said...

Awesome projects. You should be so proud that he is playing sports at a higher level! I hope you make it to some games ;) You are blessed to have 2 want to go to college, today allot dont want to.

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Great idea with the journals. I have a couple my boy does not like.... We can fix that your your great project. TFS

snowdraak said...

Great altered journal and gift bag. Thanks for sharing.

Unknown said...

Great projects. My youngest just graduated and is teaching 4th grade this year. Her older sister is teaching 7th grade math

Iris said...

Love those apples.