Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Back to school time...

The days are getting shorter and the nights are a little cooler...and even some of the trees are starting to change colour. So we start to think...Back to School. It is good to get back to a little routine but sad for me to see the kids back at school. They are so fun at this age, and before you know it they are off to university or college...so I really try to enjoy their time they are home!

I wanted to try out a little project with the Back to School idea. I bought my scratch pad quite some time ago from the good ol dollar store and just covered it with paper, and Karen Lockharts itty bitty apple stamp, then the sides were covered using Monogram Edition from Papertrey. I placed the letters on my stamp and then stamped the paper. Now you may have a chuckle at the punch I used...you probaly recognize it...Martha's pumpkin punch. I thought I might get away with it looking like a row of apples!

Sorry for the quality of pictures but I took the pictures fairly late at night.
Have a wonderful evening.....thank-you so much for popping in for a visit!


  1. Woo Hoo, first post. Love this set. Awesome design. Great idea.
    Hugs (your exhausted friend)xx

  2. What a wonderful little project Christine - I love it! The punch definitely works as apples - the rest of the design and your colouring is super! The gingham ribbon is perfect too - always adds that country feel touch! Enjoy these last few days of summer - the nip in the air is already there!!
    Hugs, Danielle

  3. wow christine, such a lovely creation I love it the apples are so sweet
    hugs Lia

  4. Woww really wonderfull Christine! Great idea!
    Hugs Kristel

  5. Christine, what a special set, love it. hugs chris xx

  6. Love this little set Christine ..and i think you gt away with the pumpkins .. i wouldn't have noticed if you hadn't said lol
    Lisa ;)

  7. That made me laugh with the pumpkins for apples, wouldn't have known if you hadn't said. I love the country store feel to this project. Fab. Marianne x

  8. Christine it is a lovley set, the punch looks great - twice as much value now!!

    Angela x

  9. Oh I just love this Christine. Your notepad holder and card are stunning!! Love the colors, apples and gingham! The punch is awesome!

  10. And these are sooooo cute. Great apple pumpkins or pumpkin apples. I bought some similar scratch pad blocks recently but I haven't got around to making them over yet. So little time! Hugs, Lesley

  11. Ooh Christine, I just love this set and wouldn't have noticed the pumpkins weren't apples! Love the colour scheme and gingham ribbons are always a winner. hugs Sharon

  12. What a great idea Christine.. Love the colors , apples the gingham ribbon.. This would make a awesome teacher gift...TFS!!

  13. I agree with you about school starting. I am not ready for it.. Your note holder is perfect.. Very clever to use that pumpkin punch.. I have that somewhere and need to dig it out.. Great project.

  14. Wonderful creation, I like it very much.

  15. I love this back to school set! Your apple I mean pumpkin border looks awesome! I wouldn't have even noticed if you didn't tell us:o)))That is very creative!


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