Thursday, September 2, 2010

Welcome to the "Back to School" Blog Hop

I hope you're enjoying the Second Cricut Card Fairy, Back to School, Blog Hop.  If you're arriving here from Sheryl's blog, then you've already gotten some great ideas!  We just can't thank Regina at The Cutting Cafe enough for her sponsorship.  One lucky hopper will receive three of her Printable Stamp Sets as our grand prize.  The winner will be randomly selected from the hoppers that leave a comment on each blog.

Regina graciously sent me her School Borders . . .Printable Stamp Set to use in my projects.  This is the first time I've used downloadable images and I will definitely use them again - just the image you need with the quick click of a button!!!
In these projects, you'll continue to see my love for layers and the simple design techniques that have become my "style!"
All patterned papers are from K*I. The cartridge used is Graphically Speaking p. 36

The inside cut is the Icon Blackout, GS p. 36 sized in CDS to 4.5x3.5

The sentiment is Celebrate with Flourish using base, shadow, and layers.  The "Star Student" is from Regina's The Cutting Cafe - Back to School Borders Set. 

The inside stars are from George cut in 1/2 inch increments.  The sentiment is computer generated.  Please see my August 31st post to learn how to easily transfer computer sentiments to your diecuts.

This altered composition book uses cuts from Graphically Speaking, p. 51 Type (journal) and Icon and Icon Blackout (star border).  The stars are from George, again cut in 1/2 inch increments.  The printed border is another of Regina's Back to School Borders.

I wanted to make a useful bookmark for the composition book so I used Potpourri Basket, p.62 Bonus feature for the pencil.  I cut the base twice at 3 inches, using the hide-contour feature on the Gypsy for the one of the two cuts.  I cut the layers (bonus - shift) 5 times to get all the colors for the layers.

Using another of Regina's borders, the bookmark is now a handwriting reference.

And here's the journal with its handy bookmark.

Before I send you on your way to Kisatrtle's blog, let me encourage you to find out more about Cricut Card Fairies.  This group of volunteer cardmakers has sent over 650 card requests during the last two years. You can read more about us on the Cricut.com messageboard or contact our Commander, Crystal, by sending an email to cricutcardfairyarmy@gmail.com.

Thanks for hopping along. If you get lost or need to start again, you can go back to Crystal's blog or follow the list below. 


Crystal http://crystalscraftycreations.blogspot.com/
GRKIDDO http://ginathorntonstamping.blogspot.com/
LYNNE http://www.scrapthiscraftthat.blogspot.com/
ScrappyJess http://scrappyjess.blogspot.com/
Kat/Bluerose http://katzdesignz.blogspot.com/
DDDCort http://www.dawnsaddiction.blogspot.com/
KarelJCreations http://www.karelj.blogspot.com/
SherylGreene http://sherylscraftingcorner.blogspot.com/
LarelynSartini http://www.handmadefromtheheart-designsbylarelyn.blogspot.com/ You are here
Kisatrtle http://www.kisatrtleskreativekorner.blogspot.com/
AJoy713 http://adreatravis2008.blogspot.com/
BeeJay http://www.beejaysstudio.blogspot.com/
Pamela http://blog.pamelaosterday.com/

Otherwise, click the link to Kisatrtle above (red link).  Be sure to check back on Monday, Sept. 6 to find out the winner of my blog candy which can be seen in the August 26th blog post.  All you need to do is leave a comment to become eligible.  If you choose to become a follower, that would be wonderful too!!

Hugs and Happy Crafting,
Larelyn




40 comments:

- - Sheryl - - said...

love your projects and that pencil is great

Maureen Reiss said...

Super cute!!! Thanks for the chance to win
reissfam10@aol.com

Crystal aka Caitlynsmommy said...

Oh Larelyn it sounds like you have been doing this for AGES! YAY! I love it all! So cute and WOW on getting the text perfect on the bookmark! I am so happy you are in the CCFA! I love your enthusiasm!

~BridgetL~ said...

journal and book mark are very cute. TFS :)

Nickole said...

Ooooh! Love them all. And don't you just LOVE printable stamps!? They've become some of my faves to use.

Christy Dillman said...

All I can say is WOW lady, so many great and inspiring projects! Thanks so much for sharing some fantastic projects and ideas!

Hugs,
Christy

Pamela said...

OMG how creative with the bookmark! I love and the book. TFS

Betty said...

Nice !!! I love it all, especially the book mark.

brandy c said...

I loved it all, you are super creative!! great job!

brandy

brandyj1121 @ hotmail dot com

jjabauer said...

I love them all!! You are very talented,great job!!

Echo said...

I have been trying to figure out how to do the computer generated sentiments on the cutouts. thanks for letting me know where I can find the info!

Echo
theowlsnestboutique@hotmail.com

BlueRose said...

You did a wonderful job on your book I love how you put it all together. Thanks for the info♥

Sarah said...

Thanks for sharing your artwork! It's great!

Kristie Maynard said...

Love your projects! What great paper inside the card and on the composition book. Love it!
thanks for the chance to win!
kristie@lashotphotography.com

KaraT said...

Love the bookmark and composition book!!! My son would love to use the bookmark.

Thanks for the chance to win.

ktulanko AT gmail DOT com

Regina Easter said...

oh girl what a bunch of fun stuff....you rock girl..hugs

Beth said...

great projects. everyone on this blog hop is so talented. :)

psychocowgirl@gmail.com

Karen S. said...

Cute projects!

christyfamily said...

Cute, cute cute!!! Love that journal!
kyleandsandy@sbcglobal.net

Deb with Dogs said...

Really enjoyed the school items - great job!!

Cardian Angel/Wanda said...

Your "back to school" journal is sooo cute. And all of your other creations are amazing!! Enjoyed our blog. Thanks for the chance to win.

pwburns at nemr dot net

Terri said...

Great Job on the journal!! Thank you so much for sharing!!!

Ashley A. said...

Great projects!! Super creative! Thanks for sharing them with us :D

Ashley...

uberartist@hotmail.com

ShelbyWoo said...

what wonderful inspiration you always give!!

littlen said...

Terrific projects. TFS.

spelsue said...

These are wonderful ideas! Thank you for sharing.
spelsue1@maine.rr.com

DORCAS said...

I will definitely do this for my classroom!! Thanks for sharing
~Dorcas
http://4craftyangels.blogspot.com/

FindingJoyinVegas said...

What a great blog hop! Visiting from Kisatrle's Kreative Korner. Loving the chance to win!!!

butterbug73@yahoo.com
http://www.findingjoyinvegas.blogspot.com

jennyplace2 said...

Love all your projects and very happy that I came across your blog.
jennyplace26@gmail.com

Melissa said...

OMGoodness! I LOVE the "ABC" picture mat! Fantastic idea! I just became a follower!

Melissa
www.disneydreamerdesigns.blogspot.com

Candy Hazzard said...

Love the bookmark, that's a great idea.

Mandy said...
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Mandy said...

I can't prof-read...hence why I deleted my previous comment :/ What a wonderful project...so adorable! I think I need this stamp set!

Sandy said...

Wow! you were busy! Love your projects - you did a great job!

Melissa said...

really like your projects! tfs!

maryvernau said...

Super cute journal!

Stampin' Meg said...

I like the big pencil best!

Liz said...

WOW! Thanks for sharing all of your great projects! I love the pencil bookmarker!
craftylizard@gmail.com

I {heart} Scrappin!! said...

Great projects!!

Erica said...

Great projects i love the pencil bookmark and that it has a handwriting guide on the back.

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