Saturday, February 6, 2010

Back to School layouts and OTP's

Everyone should be Back to School now and how wonderfully quiet is the house! No more I'm bored, I want, Muuuuuummmmm well not till after 3pm each day anyhow!

The girls have come up with some fantastic creations to have you running to your table to scrap this years BTS photos. I just love the different ways and approaches they have to our products and they all differ in styles and techniques. I hope you love them and are inspired as much as I am ...

Wendy's back to school layout has a clever and different way of using stitching, I just love this idea ...

Back to School - Music

Products used:
Pink Paislee Vintage Moon - Full Moon
Sassafras Lass Fawnd of you too - take a chance
Nightfall Coredinations Cardstock
Amercian Crafts White Chipboard Thickers - Jewelry Box
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder - Allegro
Carolees Creations Tiny Black Alpha Stickers

Wendy used Sassafras paper border and the books and date are made from the green patterned side. And the Buzz and Bloom Chipboard Photo Corners for book ends
Thread, black pearls

Back to School OTP 'Matts Space' door hanger

Shop Product Used:
Kaiser Grunge Pattern Paper - Defiant
American Crafts White Chipboard Thickers - Jewelry Box
Skull with Cross Bones Charm
Carolees Creations Tiny Etched Natural Alpha Stickers
and a chipboard arrow ... covered in twine and inked

Tracey has come up with a clever way to remember all those school appointments, reminders, sports events etc etc (gees our kids lead busy lives!). It is kept on her desk so she is organised (as well as we can be!)

Kaiser Coco Periwinkle Pattern Paper
Black Kindy Glitz
Black Rhinestone Flourish
Black and White Stemmed Star Flowers
White Daquiri Thickers
Red / Burgundy Gardenia Flowers
Black Felt Swirl
ABC Book Charm
Ruler Charm
Black Versa Color Ink

Computer Paper
Canvas Board
Bulldog Clip
Gel Pens
Date Stamper

and also a layout from Tracey

Fancy Pants Pattern Paper All Fall - Spelling
Black Scroll Felt Frame
White Felt Star Ribbon
Blue Rhinestone Self Adhesive Star
Apple Charm
Ruler Charm
ABC Book Charm
White Looped Cord
Black Rhinestone Scroll ONE OF THE FREE GIFTS THIS MONTH AT my2angels
Jenni Bowlin Studio Chalkboard Alpha Black
12mm Double sided tape
Foam tape

Scraps of notepad paper
Dymo Labeller
Journaling pen

And here's a cute bright layout from Corrina ...

Paper used are Pink Paislee Cupid Bullseye and Cosmo Cricket Hello Sunshine - Hop Scotch
Wide black ric rac ribbon
For the title - AC Jewelry Box Chipboard thickers and Carolees Creations Adorn It Tiny Black letters
Embellishments: die cut chip piece from stash but is similar to scrapware. They have been inked, painted then crackled.
Every school project must have the ABC Book Charm, which is hanging from the fence
She made a glimmermist out of perfect pearls to give a green mist to the paper edging and also some hand stitching
A few close ups ....

and another bright layout from Corrina ...

Papers used: Cosmo Cricket Hello Sunshine - Hop Scotch and Cosmo Cricket Get Happy - Pop.
Title: die cut numbers and Carolees Creations letter Stickers
Embellishments: Red felt scroll heart, ABC book charm, chipboard butterfly coated with Tim Holtz crackle paint (our delivery should be here by the end of the week for the crackle paint)
Red rhinestones
Green rhinestones
Handmade little book.
misc: dye ink, kindyglitz and glimmermist

Handmade paper flowers using the demo from the Pink Paislee blog as linked on the Aussie Girls Gone Scrappin site

And lastly, Taryn's beautiful projects ... I will let her explain and she does it so much better than me ;)

For my back-to-school project, I decided to use some of Tracy's gorgeous charms, the Apples, School Books, and Rulers, together with a Small Tin Bag, Collage Press Camden Papers and Journalling Cards, Buzz and Bloom "That 70's Alphabet", Making Memories Spellbound Tiny Alphas, and a selection of Ribbons to create a mini-album full of memories from Hayden's prep year. He LOVES it, and so do I!

So here's the little tin... So cute and available in the OTP section at my2angels! How adorable are the little apple charms? Love that red glitter ribbon too, to add a bit of bling to a boys project.

Can you see the tiny alphas I used for the "year" tag? Well they come as two sheets of black and white stickers, I used them as they were for the valentines project, but I decided to customise them for this project, by swiping one sheet with a light blue ink, and the other sheet with red ink.

To create the frill on the front of the tin, I simply cut a strip of paper, sanded the edges, and folded little pleats along the strip. I then lightly sanded it, and attached to the tin using double-sided tape.

And here's what's inside... a mini-album.

The little red chipboard dots around the bottom of the tin are actually the insides of the Buzz and Bloom Aplhas (you know the little circle inside the a, b, d etc).

Here's a closer look at the album. A few charms hanging from the chain adds that special touch.

And some of the pages of the album.

These Collage Press Camden Journalling Cards are perfect for a school project.

To add interest to the pages of the mini-album, I cut the circle shapes out of the Collage Press Camden Compass paper, and folded them over the edges of the pages. I also used a punch to shape strips of the same paper (reverse side), and wrapped them around the cards.

I have used the blue velvet ric rac ribbon alot on this project as well brown cotton ric rac. They match perfectly with the College Press Camden Collection and this month they are 20% off the normal price.

Didn't I say fantastic? Unbelieveable aren't they?
We are so lucky here at my2angels to have such a inspiring and talented Design Team:)

Have an awesome and creative weekend everyone
See you back here soon


Sue said...

FAB work from "Tracy's Angels" again! I love the variety of styles and all the products used! Keep up the great work all! :-)

ann said...

Great projects and ideas.

Sarah Lou said...

Holy cow will you look at all this suburb eye candy! such insipration here!

Kim said...

Wow these are just soooooooooo fabulous, I have gone back three times to check them all out