Thursday, August 11, 2011

Back to school blog hop

Hi friends,
Thanks for joining us for our back to school blog hop today.

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If you came from April's blog you are in the right place. If you would like to start at the beginning of the hop please go to Rebekah she is the wonderful host of our hop at

I would also like to thank Rebekah for hosting this wonderful hop.

Have your kids gone back to school yet? Mine will go back to school on Monday, so we have spent the last few days getting well care visits, dropping off shot records at the school office, picking up new school supplies and shopping for new clothes, backpacks and shoes. It has been a little exhausting and I will feel better after the kids go back to school and we get back into a routine again.

I wanted to share with you my first project that I made for our back to school hop. A couple of weeks ago we stopped by the Old Sacramento school house and I was able to get some fun pics of my kids sitting in an old fashioned classroom. They got to sit at the desks, write on the chalkboards, and learn about what it was like to go to school in the 1800's. So, I was so excited to get the chance to document our trip on a layout, and this is what I made:

Old Fashioned School house layout

Here is a detail shot up close:

*Tip- a quick and easy way to add interest to your page is by layering custom buttons to premade flowers. I used my button studio maker from Epiphany Crafts to make these fun buttons. Then popped them up with foam tape on top of the premade flowers.

Thanks for stopping by today. Be sure to come by again tomorrow for more fun school themed projects and prizes. Leave me a comment today, and I will enter you in a drawing for a sheet of 4 Prima mini stamps with rhinestone jewels.

Be sure to check out these crafty girls next for more inspiration and a chance to win more prizes.

okay, go......

Blog Hop line up:

~ you are here ~ Gina
next ~ Rebekah
~ Doreen
~ Nicolette
~ Amanda
~ Melissa
~ April

Next stop on the hop is Rebekah, so stop by her blog to see what wonderful project she has to share with you.

Old Fashioned school house credits:
pattern paper: table cloth paper, borders paper, fabric store paper - For the Record collection (Echo Park);
play fair paper, How you've grown paper - Life of the party collection (Basic Grey);
recipe box paper - Cherry Hill collection (October Afternoon); sweet score paper - Ellie's tale (Sassafrass Lass)

stickers: thickers (American Crafts), teeny alpha (Glitz), entwined blooms (Sassafrass lass)
pen: brown (American Crafts)
tools: round 20 button studio maker, round 14 button studio maker, round 20 acrylic buttons,
round 14 acrylic button (Epiphany Crafts); postage stamp edger scissors (Fiskars)
fibers: licorice twine (Divine Twine)
adhesive: glue glider pro (Glue Arts), foam squares (Scrapbook Adhesives)


  1. Oh my! I ADORE this LO, Gina! I've pinned it to scraplift later :)

  2. this is fantastic!! simply adore this layout! great job.. totally agree with the button idea.. me love buttons! hehe its actually on my Christmas wish list!! should i not have admitted that -

  3. love your track - i'm leaving your blog up on my computer.. just so i can hear it! :) - new follower!

  4. What fun to visit an old school house and you did a fab job scrapping it! Love your button tip:-) I am a newbie...
    jejaeb at cfl dot rr dot com

  5. What a fantastic layout!
    Simply adore the polka-dots, good stuff <3
    You are very talented, thank you for sharing :]

  6. LOVE YOUR LAYOUT! It's BEAUTIFUL!!!(I also am enjoying the music on your blog lol)The flowers are adorable and great tip! I usually just use a circle punch and put holes in it.. I will have to invest in a new tool! YAY ME! LOL TFS and I am a fellow BTS blogger and new follower. I look forward to your future projects and the projects you have planned for us on this hop :) Have a great day!

  7. love all of those flowers on your layout, gina! :) your stuff is rockin'!


  8. This is fabulous! I love all the details especially the flowers!

  9. Your lo is FABULOUS! I loveeeeeeee the photos, the colors and those flowers! :):):):):):):):):):):):):)

  10. What a great LO. I love the the flowers and paper! TFS!


  11. Gina, I always LOVE your layouts! A beautiful job! The twine is really cute and I love your layers. Great tip on the button layering.

  12. Hi Gina, it is fellow blog host Doreen, loving your trip and layout is gorgeous, love the idea about the buttons, super cool, take care.

  13. Fabulous layout! I love the color combo!

  14. very cute layout!

  15. What a beautiful layout! I need the button maker! Thanks for the inspiration!