Saturday, September 7, 2013

Back to School

Welcome to the Honeybearz Designs Back to School Blog Hop!

We will be featuring all kinds of projects relating to "Back to School" for you.  If you came here from Alicia's blog at Golden Goddess Designs, then you're in the right place.  If not, please start at the beginning with Lisa's Blog at HoneyBearz Designs.

For my project I am actually showing you something that I had previously posted in August.  Unfortunately we have had one of those weeks here at the Kelleher home.  Between the heat and humidity, a sick husband, and too many appointments, I just couldn't finish the project I was working on in time to post.  BUT, I do have the layout that I made last month that is school themed.  So let's call this project "ThrowBack to School Layout"!  Get it?  Like "Throwback Tuesday" -- hmmm, okay sounded cuter in my head.  ANYWAY, I give to you my 12" x 12" layout:

This is a 12" x 12" layout.  I actually only used cardstock for this project - no designer or patterned paper at all!  Any patterns you see in the layout were stamped!  I used the Art Philosophy and Artbooking Cricut cartridges on this layout.  The sentiment "First Day" was cut using the Artbooking cartridge.

For the faux stitching, I used a stamp set called Stitch Wonder.   For the "School Days" tag, the pencil that says "this rocks", and the stamped design on the Sunset cardstock, I used the stamp set "School Years".  Finally, I used the All the Details stamp set for the sentiment "noteworthy" the name badge, and arrows

Artbooking Cricut cartridge (Z1906)
Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge (Z1686)
Stitch Wonder (C1564)
School Years (D1556)
All the Details (D1555)
Color- Ready Midtown Cork Shapes (Z1863)
Adventure Exclusive Inks Mini Pigment Pads Set (Z2501)

NOTEThere are a couple of giveaways for this hop, so be sure to check each blog post carefully to see what you need to do to be eligible to win.  To make up for my "not so new" project, I am also sponsoring a giveaway!   

I am giving away a stamp set called "School is Here" from Close to My Heart. Just click on the name of the stamp set to be taken to my website for a picture of the stamp set.  It's really, really cute.  So, you will need to post a comment on my blog AND every other blog in this hop to be eligible to win.

Your next stop is Lori of Scrappin' My Stress Away!

Here's the entire lineup in case you get lost along the way:
1. Lisa ~ Honeybearz Designs
2. Haidee ~ Created2Bunique
3. Deb ~ Deb's Paper Palooza
4. Carolyn ~ Granny Mae's Creative Blog
5. Tabetha ~ Tabetha's Creations
6. Shawnee ~ Blessed on the Bright Side
7. Beth ~ The Crafty Scrapyard
8. Kathy ~ Kathy and Kids
9. An'Jenic ~ AJ Scrapbooking and Cards
10. Melisa ~ Melisa's Crafty Creations
11. Alicia ~ Golden Goddess Designs
12. Lucy ~ Love 2 Create
13. Lori ~ Scrappin' My Stress Away
14. Jessica ~ Craftin' and Stampin'
15. Jenny ~ Crazy About Cricut
13. Theresa ~ Scrapping in Heels

Thank you so much for stopping by -- have a wonderfully crafty day!!



  1. Cute layout! I'm thinking the Artbooking cartridge might be in my future.

  2. Lucy I love your layout! LOVE the pocket for notes and treasures!!! I even love your "Throwback to School Layout" theme!!!

  3. Great layout, love the colors and ideas

  4. Great Layout! I am trying to get some things together to make a First Day of School Layout. Thanks for Sharing with us. :0)

  5. I just collected all three of the CTMH carts, I love you layout! can't wait to try them!

  6. Lucy this is so cute. I love this layout and papers you used. Great job!

  7. Love your layout!
    ♥ Pam

  8. I like your layout & the fall colors you used. Also how you used card-stock to make it; I see lots of neat fonts on it.


  9. well, that LO is well worth to show again FANTASTIC job! TFS & great being in the hop with you

  10. Love your layout, very sweet <3 Hugs..Patti

  11. Love your layout. Scrapbooks are something I wanted to do for my grandkids, but haven't so far. One of these days I hope to get started as the oldest one graduates next year.

  12. Well, this layout is super cute!! It's "new" to me seeing it! Hope the hubby gets better quick :)

  13. Love it! I'm a scrapper and this is a layout I would definitely use. Thanks for the inspiration!

  14. Cute layout! I love the colors you used :D

  15. I love this!!! I love cool LO ideas and this is awesome!

  16. Wonderful layout. Love the colors and the layers. TFS

  17. Great layout. Thanks for sharing.

  18. It is so cool that you stamped all the designs in this layout. It turned out great.


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