Friday, August 3, 2012

Back to School Friday FUN!

Hi bloggers!
I hope you're ready for a fun month of Back to School projects! Did you catch Kristina Werner's card on Thursday? I loved it!

Before I share what the fabulous Danielle Walls made today, I want to take a quick second and thank EVERYONE who has sent in cards for the Maddy and Melanie Card drive! We've received around 100 cards that have been passed along to their family, and it's overwhelming the amount of care and detail that has been put into each one! We originally were going to stop the drive now, but we want to continue it! If you missed the details on this card drive, check out the original post here!

Now.....
Today Danielle has created two VERY awesome school-themed projects and I'm so pumped I get to share them with you! It was perfect timing for me to ask Danielle to help us out this month, her son is starting school for the first time this fall! We wish him luck!

How CUTE is this teacher's clipboard she made? I feel like it's easy to use the word "cute" to describe lots of things- but this SERIOUSLY is! Danielle noted that this could be used as an actual clipboard, or be wall art in the classroom! 
How to recreate this design:

And then, Danielle created these stationary cards that her son's teacher can personalize on the "signature" line! This is so thoughtful! The apples popping off the page are probably my favorite touch!
You can make these too!
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What a fun way to kick off our Friday series this month, thank you Danielle!

To win today's blog candy, just join our blog following and comment below with your favorite memory from Back to School times! 

Congrats to blog candy winner of: It's Back to School Time at Simon Says Stamp: Jacilynn! Please email Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com with your address and the name of the blog you won to claim your prize!

Thanks for reading! Enjoy your weekend!
-Michelle


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68 comments:

  1. I just love that clipboard, it really is cute and could very well be used here at home as well. Hmm might lift this idea here too??

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  2. Super cute projects! Love them! :)
    My favorite Back to School memory was 3 years ago. I came in a whole new school but I still had my 2 best friends with me to "survive" and we did. It was a really good day! :)

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  3. Always loved getting new school clothes!

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  4. Getting to see my school friends!

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  5. That is so cute!! My favorite thing about Back to School time was getting to see my friends again! Thanks for the chance to win!!

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  6. My favorite memory was getting new school supplies. Something about having all that new stuff was so exciting.

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  7. I always loved getting my new school stuff. Organizing it all and getting ready for the first day.

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  8. I love the clipboard! So cute!
    My favorite memory is buying school supplies! :-) xx

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  9. I see that I'm not the only one who was a fan of getting new school supplies!

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  10. Stephanie PezoletAugust 3, 2012 at 9:49 AM

    As a secondary school teacher, every back to school creates great memories. I get to meet my new students and to shop for new school supplies too ;-)
    I LOOOOVE today's creations and will have to use that clipboard idea!

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  11. Oh! Love that clipboard...so cute! :)

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  12. Adorable and fun projects for back to school!!!

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  13. Both projects are fantastic. I particularly like the stationary cards. Great work!

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  14. Very cute projects! I love the stationary cards.

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  15. Great projects! Love the clip board. I think my favorite memory of going back to school as a kid was going out to buy school supplies and school shoes (I wore a uniform). We always got cool prizes at the shoe store...I still have some of them!

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  16. My favorite memories of going back to school was getting all the new school supplies!!!!

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  17. Great ideas to get ready for back-to-school. ;-) Thanks for sharing!

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  18. One year I took pictures of my 2 oldest before they went to school and as they came home. I still like to look back at those pictures, their excited smiling faces in one set and their tired expressions in the other.

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  19. I Love the mini-clip board..It looks so Cute !!

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  20. I was enjoying new uniform and suppliers and of course as a real girl - new shoes))

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  22. That Washi tape ruler really makes that clipboard! New shoes and a rain coat are a strong memory for back to school.

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  23. Cute school themed projects. Favorite back to school memory is the big box of crayons with the sharpener in the back.

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  24. I remember my mother taking me back to school shopping for 2 new outfits almost every year. Usually it was skirts and sweaters. In "the old days" the girls didn't wear pants to school. (I see all you young mothers laughing at such an idea.)

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  25. Love the personalized stationary, that header is fabulous! Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

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  26. I always loved back to school time because of all the new school supplies. I loved organizing my backpack and writing my name on all my new supplies. So fun!

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  27. My favourite memories of back to school was wearing my new uniform and seeing my friends.

    Hazel x

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  28. I always enjoyed seeing my friends again and meeting my new teachers. In elementary school it was so much fun getting a fresh new box of crayons and new pencils and erasers too.

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  29. I come from a big family, so we usually only got a pair of new shoes and an outfit or two. It was the school supplies, though, that were my favorite part. They were all mine and I'd take them out of their bag, line them up, put my name on them, revel in their newness and the beginning of a new year. This was pre-backpack days, so finding a way to get them to school safely and into my desk or locker was an extra challenge, but one I gladly accepted. I loved school!

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  30. My favorite back to school memory, has to be getting my school supply list and getting to pick out all my supplies.
    Thanks Brianna

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  31. I always loved getting new clothes and shoes for back to school!

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  32. My favorite back to school memory, has to be getting to pick out all my new supplies.

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  33. I always liked going back to school shopping. Getting new pencils, bags, clothes - all good! I also enjoyed seeing my friends again after summer

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  34. Cute clipboard!
    I always loved new books - half of them I read even before classes started.

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  35. I loved getting new clothes.

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  36. my favorite part is buying new school supplies
    still is!

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  37. Wonderful projects!
    One of my favorite memories is that my Aunt Marilyn always took me to buy a new 'school dress' each year. That was back in the day that the girls only wore dresses to school. One year I tried on a few dresses and when she asked which one I wanted I told her I wanted them all, oh the honesty of a child! She and Mom talked it out and ended up getting them, between the 2 of them for me for my birthday and Christmas. I was never a spoiled child!!!!

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  38. My favorite memory is shopping for new school supplies and organizing them for each of my classes

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  39. I always remember that when my mom got done making our school clothes, my sister & I would do a fashion show for my dad.

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  40. I think my favorite memory was the excitement of getting back together with school friends! And also, buying new clothes and school supplies!

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  41. I agree - super cute! As a retired teacher, my favourite memory is of the giddy sense of anticipation during August as I prepared to meet my new class in September. Gee - I really miss the kids!

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  42. Fantastic back to school projects love the clipboard :)

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  43. These are super cute projects Danielle! Any teacher would love them.

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  44. Awesome projects! Thanks for the inspiration. :)

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  45. My most prominent memory is that sick feeling of going back to school! :) My favorite memory? Definitely new school supplies. Hey, I'm a crafter!

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  46. Gotta admit, LOVED shopping for back-to-school supplies and then getting everything ready for the big day! So much fun & anticipation!

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  47. Brand new crayons were always the greatest, with their sharp tips to start a new school year.

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  48. I liked school and seeing my friends again.

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  49. Great projects! I love getting all my new books and other supplies.

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  50. What a cute little clipboard and card! So much fun!
    It's been a long time since I was in school (cough cough) but I couldn't wait to wear my new clothes on the first day of school every year! Times have really changed through the years :)

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  51. My favorite was getting new schools supplies and seeing my
    my friends again.
    Linda T

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  52. Back to school... I think all the good memories have been erased by the first-day jitters teachers always feel! :D

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  53. My favorite memory was that I was able to get something new. We were very POOR so new shoes or a new lunch box was quite a big deal!!! We mostly wore yard sale clothing...and back then...yard sale clothing was AWFUL so ANYTHING new was quite the treat!!!! Love today's projects!!!! The clip board is great and what a fun stationary set!!!

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  54. Great back to school projects. Thanks Danielle! I always loved getting new art supplies for back to school. ( Still love getting new art supplies. :)

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  55. I think my favorite time was finding out who my teacher was going to be. We never learned who it would be until the first day of school back then.

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  56. That clipboard is really a great idea for a teacher! I loved getting all the new supplies and, of course, a new outfit just for the first day of school. And, seeing all of my friends again!

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  57. What a great idea for making 'pre-made' cards that are personalizable! School ... I loved getting new school supplies - new unsharpened pencils, fresh clean notebooks ... It's no surprise I love shopping for scrappy stuff now!!

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  58. My favorite back to school memory is going to a local drugstore that had bins of overstock and/or misprinted promotional pencils from businesses. Picking out EXACTLY the right pencils was always the highlight of my pre-school shopping trips. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  59. My favorite memory would be my mom allowing me to buy the "expensive" dress I just HAD to have. She usually bought the Sears 3/$10 dresses, but she bought me an $8 dress that was purple and orange dress and I LOVED IT!

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  60. My favorite back to school memory was getting all the new supplies....I STILL love paper products!!

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  61. Oh my gosh! I love that clipboard! My favorite back to school memory is choosing the PERFECT outfit to wear for the first day of school!

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  62. My fave memory was back to school shopping with my mom!! Whether it was shopping for clothes, or supplies, I was always so in awe of my *new* things and it always helped with the back to school jitters (organizing new supplies!) Thanks for the chance to win!

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  63. Great projects. I always loved going back to school too see all my friends again!

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  64. This is the second fall without going back to school, and it feels so weird! Thanks for showing you lovely projects!

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  65. Love these cute Back to School projects. My favorite memory of Back to School was shopping for all my school supplies. I love pens, paper, pencils, glue and all that stuff. That's where my craftiness began. Smooches...

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  66. Nice projects! My back to school memory: Being so excited to put on my new duds and head to the bus stop. I lived far enough on the outskirts of town that we had to ride the school bus and couldn't walk. And I still remember how great it was to finally get to wear something that we had gotten during "back-to-school shopping".

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