Monday, August 20, 2012

It's the Magnolia-licious Back to School Blog Hop!

Hello Lovely Readers,

Oh, August is just flying by, isn't it? The kids here are already back in school and most moms are getting things done that they had put on the back burner while their sweeties were home for the summer! Where does the time go?

It's the third Monday of the month and that means it's Magnolia-licious Blog Hop time! The theme for August is "Back to School!" We'd love to see a Back to School gift for a teacher or student! The sky is the limit, and what a great topic, too! If you've reached my blog via the effervescent and extremely talented Suzanne Dean's Scrap Bitz Blog, then you are where you are supposed to be! If not, you'll want to start back at the Magnolia-licious Highlites Blog so you don't miss a single fantastic creation by the gals on the Magnolia-licious Design Team!

I'd love to share my project with you! It has lots of components, so there will be tons of photos! Let's take a look, shall we?

In this photo, you see the first in a series of teacher gifts. Inside the box are even more goodies for this year's teacher. Now for the closeups:

Here are close ups of the vase:

Now for close ups of the box and Tilda:

Here is the card that goes with the set. The darling little alphas are from DIE-VERSIONS as is the frame on the interior left panel. The book stack and pencil stamps are Magnolia.The flowers are from Hooked on Craft.

Are you still with me? I told you there would be a ton of photos! Let's see what was in the box:

I had fun with these components. The first item is a notepad that is handy for taking to a staff meeting as well as jotting down things that need to be remembered. After teaching for 32 years, it's easy to forget things during the hectic times. So, having a little notebook helps keep you on track. Here is a close up of the notebook:

Next is a journaling duo. Inside the container are strips of journaling prompts. The little notebook goes with the prompts. I thought it would be a nice keepsake.

Here is a listing of the stamps used in my project. Please contact Diana at Magnolia-licious if you are interested in adding any of these precious stamps to your collection.

Editor Tilda
Tilda with Pencils
Books Stacked High - Fall '07 Collection
Edwin with Pen - Fall '07 Collection
Tilda with Pencils - So Heavenly/School/Travel Collection '08
School Pencil - So Heavenly/School/Travel Collection '08
School Ruler - So Heavenly/School/Travel Collection '08
Tilda with Slate - So Heavenly/School/Travel Collection '08
Tilda Writing in Diary - Raising the Ceiling Collection
Books with Wrapper - So Heavenly/School/ Travel Collection '08

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The next stop on the MAGNOLIA-LICIOUS Back to School Blog Hop is that of the always amazing CHERYL ROWLEY at Cottage Creations! As always, Cheryl's work is to die for! You don't want to miss it!

I'll be drawing a name from those who leave comments. Whomever's name is drawn will get a little special something from me! I love surprising some lucky gal!

I hope you will join us by creating a wonderful Back to School special something for the teacher or student in your life. The Design Team has provided tons of wonderful spring board ideas to get your creative juices going! I can't wait to see what you create! The complete details may be found on the Magnolia-licious Highlites Blog!


I would like to enter all or any part, LOL, of this collection into the following challenges:

Lexi's Creations #72 - ends 8/31 - Back to School

Magnolia Stamp Lovers - ends 8/23 - Fall **I hope my Back to School theme counts as Fall since kids go back to school at that time.**

One Stitch at a Time#127 -ends 8/25 - Back to School

Just Magnolia #170 - ends 8/23 - Back to School

Cute Card Thursday #230 - ends 8/22 - Back to School

My Sheri Crafts #92 - ends 8/29 - Back to School

Simply Create Too #20 ends 8/30 - Back to School


Lillian A said...

Wow, you must have been working on this project for the whole summer - Mrs C is gonna be one happy - and lucky - lady !! Fabulous job on it all - love the patchwork background papers - so appropriate!

Cheryl said...

Chris, ALL of your projects are so well thought out and AMAZING!!
Love the pencil vase and the box!! I think my favorite is the notebook!! You do such fabulous work!!

Tracy Valure said...

Wow, you have so many little projects and they are all just adorable! Great ideas...

Tracy Valure

Pam said...

Wow....Chris...this is fantastic. Everything is colored beautifully and it all is coordinated. I LOVE it all... especially...Edwin sitting on the pencil.

JulieMc said...

I enjoyed every single one of those photos! I don't have a student in my life right now. Guess I'm a "tweeny" LOL! Kids have finished college, but no grand-kids yet and no nieces or nephews school age either. However - I do love to decorate for every season and no reason at all. I'm in LOVE with the little pencil vase. I'll be making one of those for sure! Thank you for sharing and the great inspiration.

Karen said...

Wow Chris! Your projects are amazing!!!! : )

Karen said...

Wow Chris! Your projects are amazing!!!! : )

Christina C. said...

Definitely not too many photos...enjoyed them all!!!! Just how long did you work on these projects....WOW, WOW, WOW!!! Very impressive....all of it!! Superb coloring of the images and spectacular designing!!!!

Kate said...

These are amazing that is one lucky teacher!!

** Kate **

Rene said...

Holy WOW! These are FANTASTIC!!!!!
Rene :D

Sheri said...

Wow, wow, wow!! When I think of all the love and time that you put into these amazing projects...I am awe struck! These are nothing short of amazing!

mgoll88 said...

A lot of fantastic idea to this wonderfull theme... love the thing you do, thansk for all that great inspiration =)


Frances said...

Wow! so many projects to look at! They are all wonderfully finished, every detail is awesome. Love the papers you used too! hugs, Frances.

Suzanne J Dean said...

Magnificent Chris...I love each element but that pencil vase is just callin' my name, fabbo! Each gift is so nicely done, attention to fabulous details & love all the images you were able to use! Thanks so much for guesting with were wonderful and your work is just fantastic!


Karen said...

You out did yourself!!!! Such awesome projects. Lovely coloring and all so color coordinated. Just fabulous. Thanks for the inspiration.


Debbie said...

What a great assortment of back to school items! Love the creative ideas!

Debbie said...

What a great assortment of back to school items! Love the creative ideas!

Sharon said...

STUNNING project. That teacher is one lucky lady to receive all these delightful goodies from you. Words fail me... everything is just so beautiful. A real labour of love for sure. hugs Sharon x

Suzan L said...

Hi Christina, all the items that you have created for the Back to School Blog Hop are so adorable! I especially love the card that you made along with the pencil vase! The teacher that gets all of these is going to feel so loved!

Elle said...

I hit the jackpot when I came to your blog!!!! LOVE all of your back to school projects. Great ideas!

Scrappin' Playground of Dreams said...

That is one spoiled teacher!!!
Your projects are just AWESOME!!!
You have definitely have a gift of creativity!!!!
Thank you for sharing ALL of the photos... i love lots of photos!!!

Leslie said...

OMG! A TON of goodies - that teacher is going to be one happy camper! I just love everything! You've put a lot of work into this!

Candy said...

Hi Chris,
What a surprise to see you on the DT this week :o) Great job!
I can't get over all the work you have done. Out shone the rest by a long shot. So many awesome school stamps used and the perfect papers.
Your colouring is just wonderful!!
Congrats on 32 years of teaching - how wonderful!
Big hugs, Candy

Unknown said...

Wao I Love Love all your projects they are adorable!!!
Karla U

Crafty Mamma Mia said...

Hi Chris - love, love, love all your Back to School projects!!! :o) I'm sure Mrs C will treasure these gifts. Your colouring is fab and I love how all the gifts are co-ordinated through the images and DPs! Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful creations at Lexi's Creations this time in our "Back to School/College" challenge.
Helen x (DT)

craftygranny said...

wow these are gorgeous just perfect for our back to school challenge at OSAAT, Good luck Trisha x DT.

Tracey said...

This is stunning! Superb colouring on all the images and those papers are gorgeous! Everything goes so well together: an awesome job. Thanks for joining us at OSAAT, and good luck in the challenge!
Hugs, Tracey DT

MichelleO said...

What wonderful gifts for teachers! Thanks so much for joining us at Just M&H challenge.

Glenda said...

Wonderful back to school collection! Love all the creativity! Thanks for sharing with us at My Sheri Crafts!

Inkypinkydelights said...

Oh WOW I LOVE LOVE LOVE it all! and perfect for our 'Back to School Challenge at one Stitch at a Time. Thank you for sharing and good luck with the Challenge. Judy DT x

Sherry said...

WOW!!! So many gorgeous projects. I luv them all! That will be one lucky teacher to receive these. You totally rocked the Back2school blog hop!! Thanks for such inspiration.


Only By His Grace said...

Hi Chris!
i was so sure i had commented on this beautiful project.
you have done an awesome job. i really love it.
Hugs maz

Beate said...

So many wonderful projects! Fantastic! Looks like you had all hands full crafting them during summer, and they are all amazing! Thank you for joining us at Simply Create Too Challenge #20.

cathylynn said...

Gee Chris you crafted up a real storm!! All of your creations are totally gorgeous!! All Amazing!!!
Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

Kelly said...

Amazing, your head is full of creativity, I love seeing what you come up with. I love this set too.

Vivi Casale said...

wow, this is fabulous Chris.. love it!!

Rosie said...

Wow, wow, wow!!! You've gone above & beyond on all these amazing Back to School items!!! Jaw-dropping gorgeous!!!

Cathy Lee said...

WOW, Chris, these are awesome. I love all your creativity and fab coloring on your images. They are adorable.
Cathy Lee

Julies Crafty Creations said...

These are really brilliant, I love the pencil vase, brilliant idea.
Thanks for joining in with our back to school challenge over at OSAAT
Good luck
Julie x
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Jean said...

Wow Chris, you must have worked on this day and night but you did a gorgeous job on each and every one of your projects and I love them all. Your imagination just went wild and I love your thoughts.. were you a school teacher? I Adore your coloring on all the Maggies and pp and layout on each project. A great work of art!
Hugs, Jean

jodyb said...

This is absolutely amazing! I love everything! Great ideas!

Norma said...

Wow, Chris, my jaw dropped. Amazing pieces you've created here. Don't know if I have a fave as they're all fabulous. Very creative of you. All the adorable Tildas and Edwin are coloured beautifully. Kudos.

Charlotte said...

This is so beautiful, I love all of the projects and the colours and images you have used:)
Hugs Charlotte

Raquel said...

Wow! What an amazing set of school projects and they're all so wonderful on their own! Great job on all of them. Thanks for sharing this at My Sheri Crafts

Teresa said...

This is beautiful Chris, I'm just bloghopping by, hope you are having a good day.
Teresa x