Sep 4, 2015

Back To School Blog Hop!

Welcome to the 
Back To School Blog Hop!

This blog hop is a one-day blog hop that is jammed pack full of some 
amazing projects. 

We have had so much fun creating this hop and we have a wonderful 
line-up, with some oh-so-talented creators. 

You will see some amazing projects having to do with a school-related theme 
and have a chance to win some blog candy along the way.

In order to be eligible for the blog candy from me in today's hop, you must leave a 

comment on every blog in the hop and become followers to all the ladies in the hop.

We have some great sponsors for this blog hop and some wonderful PRIZES!! 

SVG ATTIC is sponsoring a $15 gift card to the SVG Attic store

Treasure Box Designs Is giving the winner three FREE files of their choice.

Pink & Main are giving away this awesome stamp set! 


You should have arrived here from  Charmagne's Blog Blog 

Back To School the three words that make every mother's heart fill with JOY! (at least that is how I felt!) 

Sadly I didn't know the joy of scrapbooking when my boys were little and even 
now I can't imagine finding the time if I had little ones. These days I am trying to be an awesome grandma and scrap my granddaughters and grand son's lives. I also remember how busy I was back then, and how busy I am now. 

I decided to showcase one of my favorite companies in this blog.  

This is a great family run company and all the kits are made in their home. 
So support a home based business and visit their website! 
Their kits come with everything you need.  From paper to embellishments. 
If I could change one thing it would be to not have the photo mats cut. 
Since I started scrapping with Creative Mem. I have a habit of cutting up my photos into shapes or odd sizes and I like to be able to do my mats to match my pictures. The great thing about the Simply Stitched kits is that it isn't all hard to match up your own papers.   

This is how the kit appears when it arrives. 

This is what is included in the kit, they stitch the printed paper to the blue. 
All photo mats are cut and the embellishment paper too. 

This kit also came with a 12 x 12 sticker sheet. All embellishments are always 
fantastic quality. 

This is my finished layout. As you can see I changed it up and that is the great 
thing about these kits. You can make them your way!  
I know that all school photos are vertical and I wanted to use this to display 
a school photo from every year. 1st - 6th grade, so I kept them all the same direction.  

Remember there is no shame in using kits or speed scrapping! 
This entire LO took me less than 10 min to make. 
The other great thing is I have at least half a sheet of stickers left over and I plan on making a corresponding layout for her Preschool and Kindergarten photos. 
Simply Stitched also sells coordinating paper from their page kits. 

I hope you enjoyed my portion of the hop! 
Remember you need to comment in order to win the prizes! 

Your next stop on the hop is Rhonda

Technical info:  This layout is a kit from Simply Stitched , tape runner. 

In case you get lost along the way here is a complete list of all the hoppers! 

2. Sandy -
3. Alicia -
4. Denise
5. Angela
6. Madge -
7. Theresa -
8. Haidee -
9. Holli -
10.Charmagne -
11. Anna -
12. Rhonda -
13. Audrey -
14. Aisha -
15. Rebecca -  
16. Jessica -