Saturday, August 6, 2011

Queen of my Craftroom Back to School Blog Hop Aug. 6th & 7th Day 1

Welcome to Day 1 of Queen of my Craftroom 
Back to School Blog Hop.
If you are joining me from Berenice at
Then you are in the right place.

If you just happened across my blog and would
like to play along in our fun hop, you can go to
Queen of My Craftroom at
and start at the beginning.

Thank you for joining me for the Back to School
Blog Hop! Each of us bloggers were ask to create
a Back to School themed project for this Hop.

I decided to make a couple different fun projects
 that can be handed out to your child's new
teacher on the first day of school.

The first project is a clay pot filled
with brand new pencils.  What teacher doesn't
Love brand new pencils!!  I painted the clay
pot with 6 coats of regular black acrylic paint.
The apple was cut at 5 inches from Create a Critter.
After the paint is dry you can use chalk to write 
a special message to the teacher on it.  It is okay
if you mess up (as I found out) because the
chalk wipes of with a wet towel.

This project is a very simple one for anyone who
Loves Post it Notes.  I cut the red background at
3 1/4 inches X 8 inches. Then score it at 3 1/4, 
3 3/4 & 4 1/4 inches.  Measure your pen and mark
off where you want the holder to go.  Then fold
the scored lines.  After it is folded it should all 
make sense.  I cut the top paper at 3 X 3 inches.
The A+ is cut from Platinum Schoolbook 
at 1 1/2 inches.  The apple is from Doodlecharm
and is cut at 2 1/2 inches.  I made it with the shadow
on the main apple and then cut another shadow to 
put on the back.  I used pop dots to glue the two
layers together over the Giant paperclip.

With this being the first year that both my
daughters are going to be in Middle School
together I though I would celebrate with some
Blog Candy for you. If you would love
for me to send you some Blog Candy please
 leave me some Blog Love below.

~I am giving away a sample of the DCWV
Grade School 4 1/2 X 6 1/2 stack,
a package of apple stickers (that any teacher
 would love) a pack of school ribbon &
one of the best black pens money can buy
(at least I love them) ~

Queen of my Craftroom is having some blog candy also.
The sponsors for the hop are: Karbar digital stamps,
Jen's digi stamps & Hambo stamps.  Please leave me
a comment on my blog to be entered into the drawing.
All of us in the hop will be drawing one name from
 the comments and sending that name off to Michelle. 
 She will then draw from those names who the winner 
will be.  The drawing will end Sunday at 8:00 p.m.

I hope you enjoyed my projects.
You next stop is:
If you think you might have missed someone
you can go back to the beggining at

Here is the lineup in case you get lost or
need to stop along the way:

I hope you enjoyed my Back to School Projects.

Sweet Wishes,  Sharon


  1. Sharon, as a teacher I would love any of these cute projects that you made! Love your ideas and I can't wait to see what you have for tomorrow.


  2. Great projects! I need to make one of the pencil holders for my daughter!

  3. awww, that is sweet as can be love it
    I am a follower

  4. OMG I love your projects and needed a back to school project for my boys to give their teacher...hope you dont mind but I am going to scraplift the pencil holder/paper clip idea :)

  5. How darn cute!! I love the lil pot!! Too creative!!


  6. Even though I don't want to think about back to school time yet ((I'm a first grade teacher lol)) I enjoyed this hop! Thanks for sharing your project and for the chance to win! :) :)

  7. I love all of these. I've never thought of decorating the top of a giant paper clip before. I'm excited to start following you! TFS

  8. super cute love it TFS!!!


  9. Perfect Back to School projects! Thanks for sharing

  10. O O O! Those are darn stink in' adorable!! I forgot I bought a pack of those huge paper clips. Now I know what to do with them;-) Thanks for sharing. So excited to be on the hop with you:-)


  11. fantastic projects! They are all so cute and fun! TFS

  12. you were busy cute projects

  13. Can't believe it is time for back to school! Your projects are going to make some teacher happy to be back! Love the papers you used and that cute little apple is adorable...great gift for any teacher!

  14. Thank you for sharing such a cute project!

  15. Oh as a teacher all I can do is :( seeing that that gift isn't for me. However thank you for the great directions. I wonder what I am goign to be working on before heading back to school on Wednesday.
    Now a follower

  16. Super cute ideas! I'm a new follower.


  17. Love your projects!!
    Just a quick note to let you know I left some blog awards for you over on my blog!!
    ♥ Laura ♥

  18. This is super cute! I would love to receive this!! It is just darling! TFS
    Tina- a new follower

  19. Super CUTE creations! Wonderful job, any teacher would love these! TFS
    hugs, Jenn

  20. Wow, these are fabulous creations. They would make any teacher happy for sure. Wonderful job. Now following.

  21. What great projects!! TFS!

    amandaremus at gmail dot com

  22. I love your projects! TFS!!


  23. Cute, cute projects!! I especially love the giant paperclip (gotta find some of those) and post-it note holder!! Best wishes to your girls in middle school =)

  24. Those projects were super cute!! I love them all!! I never went to same school as my sis :( That should be cool... or horrible for them haha ;) TFS!! Take Care!!
    Jennie @

  25. Such great gifts! I can only imagine the looks on the teacher's faces when receiving these!

  26. Lovely projects. TFS the pencil holder is great and looks easy to do.

  27. I LOVE making these book marks! What a great job you have done! TFS! I am a new follower and would be honored if you would check out my blog and do the same if you haven't already at
    Have a wonderful day!

  28. SUPER CUTE!!! love the paper clip with the apple very cute:) Definitely great teacher gifts. Thanks for sharing!!

  29. What a great gift for the teacher! Very cute!

  30. What wonderful ideas! I really love the pencil holder. I might just have to make some of these for the teachers on my team! Thanks for sharing!

    rlhamm1 at gmail dot com