Monday, August 15, 2011

Back To School Blog Hop

 ** If your looking for the LSH - Family blog hop. Please CLICK HERE.  **

Welcome to the Back To School Blog Hop!!

We're so happy you could join us for this super-fun hop showcasing cards, layouts and projects for Back To School!!  You'll find an array of ideas throughout the hop -- From teacher gifts to lunchbox notes, we hope you'll enjoy each and every project along the way!!

Class is just about to start, so let's get hopping!!  If you've hopped over from Lynne, then you are in the right place!!  If you've just popped in to visit my blog and you'd like to join our School-Time FUN, then please CLICK HERE  to start at the beginning with Lynda's blog!!  Several stops along the way will be offering some nifty prizes, so please be sure to keep an eye out for that!!

For the hop today, I've created a large altered composition book and a mini note pad.

For the large book I just purchased a composition book from wal-mart and decked it out. I used a very lovely DCWV flower paper for the front. I added a purple for binding and the back. I took a fancy lace border punch and punched both sides of a piece of off white card stock then attached it to the left hand side. On top of that I added a small piece of ribbon. I placed 3 small pale pink silk roses along the ribbon. I then placed a flat back large pearl in the top and bottom right hand corners. In the middle of my book I added a large hot pink and white lacy, feathery flower. There is a handmade book marker also in the book.

 For my little book I cut up about a gazillion pieces of paper 3 in x 2 in size. I chose pink and green for my inside paper to match my cover. My cover is thin plastic in pink with purple, pink, white stripes. I then added a large ring to hold it all together. I found a beautiful gem butterfly in my stash. It matched perfectly because it is pink and green. I then added a gem flower and spray under the butterfly. . I love it.

Well that is my creations for the Back to School hop. How did you like them? Here is one of them together.

 I am going to be giving  one lucky hop'r my large altered composition book. I will be picking one lucky winner on August 17. To be elgible to win please be a follower and leave a message below with a way to contact you.

Thank you so much for hopping through the Back To School Blog Hop today!!  I hope you will enjoy the rest of your hopping experience!!  Your next stop in the hop is back over to Lynda in case you wanted to admire all the creativity again.

Here's a list of the entire hop, in case you get lost along the way or want to revisit anyone:
Memories In Tyme

  1.  Lynda -
  2.  Anita~
  3. Jen--
  4. Bobbi Jo
  5. Barbara Rosner -
  6.  Amy -
  7.  Lori -
  8.  Dana--
  9. Gina -
  10. Margie -
  11. Crafty -
  12. Rhonda -
  13. Susan - 
  14. Lynne -
  15. Rhonda -


  1. Thanks for the hop. It was fun. I love your notebook and tags. The colors are so pretty. And I love the blog candy that is stuff that was made! So much fun! Thanks CallyAnn

  2. Oooh, I love your altered composition book and the flowers are so pretty!

  3. Love your projects

  4. wow this is so Beautiful. love the not card and the mini album.
    thanks for the chance to win and for sharing

  5. Oh, I love both your projects! Glad I don't have to choose:-) Give me flowers or bling and I am happy! I am a follower...
    jejaeb at cfl dot rr dot com

  6. The altered book is beautiful. I have just begun making altered books and your book is very inspirational. I am a follower.
    dkdifani @

  7. Great projects, the little one is perfect for the teen & pre-teen girls.
    Eva :0)

  8. This is so elegant and pretty!! I would love to receive this. I am a new follower and look forward to even more inspiration.

    Happy Scrappin'
    Sue B

  9. I love that flower!great book! I am a follower,joywhite1963 at yahoo dot com

  10. ALl of these altered books are as great as the next! Nice job!

  11. This has been a lot of fun. I am a new follower from the hop. All of you did such a great job on your projects. Thanks for sharing,

  12. Great composition book, Rhonda!! :) That flower is simply beautiful!! Thanks so much for participating in the hop today... Glad I got to hop with ya!! :)

    Amy :) at
    and Decorate To Celebrate!

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  13. I love your book! It turned out great!

  14. Very cool project, it turned out great!

  15. Luv both your projects. thanks for the very detaiked discription of how ypu made your projects. I am a new follower

  16. Beautiful and I love your background of your blog!!!

  17. love them! so inspiring! new follower via gfc! thanx~prhmangel at gmail dot com

  18. This is just beautiful! I love that paper and the flower is scrumptious too! Do you know which DCWV stack that paper came from? I don't recall having seen it before but I really like it. Would love to win your book!

    anniebeescraftroom at gmail dot com

  19. very cute


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