Friday, August 12, 2011

Back to School Blog Hop

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Welcome to the Back to School Blog Hop.

It's that time of year again when the kiddos are gathering up their backpacks, sharpening their pencils, polishing their apples and are headed back to school. What a better way to celebrate than with a BLOG HOP! the way you will find such wonderful projects such as gifts for teachers, classroom ideas, scrapbook layouts, cards, and more.
Please be sure to visit every blog and leave a comment to be eligible for the GRAND PRIZE your choice of 5 Digi Stamps from Jen's Digi Stamps. You will love these cute stamps that are perfect for every occasion and creation.
If you came here from Lisa's blog then you are in the right place. If you didn't and you just stopped by that's okay go back to the beginning at Blessed On The Bright Side and Hop with us. You will find lots of talented designing friends on this hop and you don't want to miss a single one!!

Here is the Blog List:

This week was our first week to the new school year in our district. I am a Teacher's Assistant in both AM & PM Kinder Class. We have about 33 students in each class. Yes, 33! But, no matter how many students we get, we make it a great learning experience for them. I have to make sure I memorize all 66 student's name which is sometimes tough (LOL) when you have a set of twins in your class or students that have the same name. But I enjoy every minute of my job. I am also excited because I get to Substitute Teach this year which should be a great experience for when I get my own classroom someday. So with that, I felt this was the perfect Hop for me to participate in. I am also thankful to Shawnee for inviting me to participate with her on this hop and other wonderful ladies who I had the pleasure of working with in another previous hops.

For this Back to School Blog Hop, I wanted to create 2 different layouts which I can use one day when I have children of my own, or even give as a gift to a friend or family member of their child who starts their first day of school. 

The first Layout is called "First Day of School." This is the perfect layout for those who capture their first pictures of their child entering this classroom or a picture with their teacher. 

First Day of School Layout:
12 x 12 Back to School Layout
Simply Charmed Cartridge: Crayon Box Size 2.5, Crayons Size 2.5
First Layer: Red 5 x 7
Second Layer: Yellow 4-3/4 x 6-3/4
Third Layer: Blue 4.5 x 6.5
Cuttlebug Folder: Spots and Dots
American Crafts Spool Ribbon: Numbers
Polka Dot Ribbon
School Embellishment Stickers

Recess Layout:
12 x 12 Back to School Layout
First Layer: Green 5 x 7
Second Layer: Red 4-3/4 x 6-3/4
Third Layer: Polka Dot 4.5 x 6.5
American Crafts Adhesive Spool Ribbon: Pencil & Apple
Polka Dot Ribbon
School Embellishment Stickers

Who would love to win some Blog Candy?
A Lucky Winner will win the following:

Simply Perfect: Scrapbook Layout Pack

Giveaway Officially Closed
Here are the Requirements:
Winner will be chosen by Random. Org
on Monday, August 15.

1. Become a follower (If already a follower, please let me know you are)
2. Leave a comment and include your email address to get a hold of you if you win.

That's It! Easy Peasy!
Please be sure to come back tomorrow for another fun project I have made. Plus, I will have some more blog candy for you to comment and get a chance to win. Now, please hop over to my bestie: Veronica's Blog as she has an amazing project to show you. 

P.S. I'm still leaving up my 300 Follower Giveaway for this weekend for those who still haven't had a chance to enter into this awesome prize giveaway. 
**Enter Here for my 300 Follower Giveaway**


  1. Patty this is so cute. You picked wonderful papers and it's so vibrant. Thank you for being in the hop and for educating tomorrow's leaders.


  2. Awesome layouts. Love the colors you used. TFS

  3. Great layouts. Have fun with your new students, I know its a lot of kids. I have lots of fun memories from when I volunteered in my kids classes.

  4. I love the layouts. With us starting school in me time to premake them.

  5. I love your LO's ..I love the colors.

    joyfulhrt at gmail dot com

  6. HEY! I'm so glad to be hopping with you! I THINK I'm a follower but I seriously CANNOT find the followers in your side bars! Grr....I'm going to enter for your 300 too! ongrats! LOVE the google-y eyes and ribbon, my favorites on your layouts! Hugs girl!

  7. Great layouts, best of wishes learning all 66 kids names. I am a follower.
    Katsews at gmail dotcom

  8. Im already a follower, love your layouts! So happy to hop with you!

  9. Great job. I love the Layout's. The crayon box is too cute!! I love the colors too.


  10. cute project thanks for sharing


  11. Wow bestie your LO's look great...Love them! Thanks for helping me with this hop.

    mommyscraftycreations at gmail dot com

  12. These layouts are so awesome, Patty! I love the papers and the embossing! And the adorable crayons with the googly eyes are so fabulous!


  13. Love, love the papers you used. I really like the little crayons too :)
    Teresa Locklear
    locklearfamily96 @ yahoo . com

  14. These are so cute and colorful, I love them both! Thanks so much for the chance to win, I'm already a follower and will make sure to stop by again tomorrow!


  15. Your layouts are so cute and colorful. TFS and for the chance to win some candy.


  16. Cute layouts Patty! Good luck with your students!:)

  17. I love your layouts - color, style, paper - everything. The first one is my favorite! Great job!

  18. If you teach as well as you make the awesome layouts, then you get an A+! I am already a follower which is good because my follow link is MIA:-)
    jejaeb at cfl dot rr dot com

  19. Patricia, I love your blue layout! Well, I just love the colors of both layouts to tell the truth!! I have this paper and I have two grandsons starting Kindergarten this fall..:)

  20. Great LOs. So colorful and fun! can't wait for tomorrow's project. Good luck with your new school year and learning all 66! Kindergartners.
    Im a new follower.
    melissaseme at yahoo dot com

  21. I love both of your layouts! I can't deside which I like more! I think I have to lean toward recess because it rocks!

  22. I am already your follower and am also awaiting your 300 follower giveaway... thanks for the chance at another giveaway!

  23. Really cute. follower here.

  24. Patty ~ Your layouts are the best. Love the numbers they are great. I also love the sentiment on your recess layout. I am so glad I am on this blog hop with you! Can't wait to see your project tomorrow.

    Cindy Lou
    endurapuppy at yahoo dot com

  25. OMG! girl these layouts are so CUTE:) some great fun pictures of your niece and ready!! LOVE them! TFS


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