Friday, August 31, 2012

Back to School Blog Hop

Can you believe that summer is already over? September is here and our Kiddo’s are going back to school! Welcome to our Back to School Blog Hop. This is such a scary and exciting time for the kids and parents. This is our way to say Thank You to the teachers and to share our special memories. Who doesn’t have boxes and boxes of artwork, report cards, pictures, and sweet valentines from our kids, grandchildren, nieces or nephews? I love to look back at them over the years. And if your kids are just starting out, get a huge box; you are going to need it!
We have some very talented ladies who would love to share their beautiful projects with you.
And of course we will have BLOG CANDY!!!
We have a $20 Gift Card up for grabs to Bear Hugs Art & Scraps
Please stop by their fan page here,, to show them some love and thank them for this awesome prize!
To be eligible, all you have to do is:
1. Leave a comment on every blog in the hop
2. Go to Bear Hugs fan page,, hit the LIKE butoon and leave a comment saying you are from the Back to School Hop!
If you would like to start at the beginning of the blog hop, go to Pamela’s Blog
Here is our line up
  1. Pamela ~
  2. Colleen ~
  3. Jennifer ~
  4. Maria ~
  5. Jennifer F. ~
  6. Nancy ~
  7. Gill ~
  8. Miriam ~
  9. CallyAnn -
For my project today I did a project that I have been procrastinating for a LONG time. My daughter just started 1st grade this year and I had yet to make a thank you card for her absolutely amazing kindergarten teacher. I am so thankful that she could have such a wonderful introduction to school as she did. This makes her excited to continue and she looks forward to going to school! So, here it is:

I used a Stampin Up punch and stamp for the sentiment and a stamp of which I do not know the brand of as I stamped it at a friend's house using her supplies. The ribbon I made myself using the Alphabets stamp set from Close to my Heart. The numbers stamped in the background came from the George and Basic Shapes Cricut cartridge which I cut out in foam and then stamped with Staz On ink. I also added a few Stickoptamus stickers (a crayon and a marker) in the corners... I wrote a special note to the teacher and I will have my daughter hand deliver it (well packaged).

Now, we wouldn’t want you to be tardy so climb on the bus and ride on over to CallyAnn's blog.

Whether you will be starting out listening to the” Wheels on the Bus” Nursery Rhyme or at the end of the year listening to “The Graduation March”,  get yourself a big box of tissues, walk your baby out the door and take a deep breath. It’s a long 12 years! Have fun and take lots of pictures!
Thanks for hopping with us!


  1. Such a cute card! I love how you created everything for it. I'm sure she will love it =)

  2. Cute!!! Love the ribbon!!!
    Thanks for being in the hop! :)

  3. Great card! I'm sure your daughter's teacher will treasure it!

  4. so sweet Miriam, I'm sure your daughter's K teacher will appreciate your thoughtfulness!

  5. Love it! My daughter is going into 1st grade as well on Tuesday and I must say she had an awesome teacher for Kindergarten! It's truly a blessing when the get the "good ones"! Great job Miriam =)

  6. Such a great little card... sooo sweet!! :))

  7. Pretty cute. It is never too late to tell a teacher thank you.

  8. cute card! That ribbon is so cute!!

  9. Hey Sweetie! Aweesome job! Luv ya and hugs...CallyAnn

  10. What a nice gesture! She is going to love this card! So cute