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Friday, August 10, 2012

Welcome to the Back to School Blog Hop, brought to you by the fabulous design teams of Made Especially For You and the GoFish Challenge Blog!


These two design teams have joined together to bring you some fun and crafty inspiration to help you get started on those back to school projects! If you've just come across the hop and would like to start at the beginning, please visit Made Especially For You.

 
Hello everyone!  I hope you all are having a great time
visiting all of the blogs on todays hop and enjoying the wonderful projects the ladies have made.  We have some
really talented crafters and you dont want to miss out on any of the inspiration they have to offer...and please dont forget to show your love by leaving a kind word.

Since this is my first ever blog hop that Ive been a part of, I want to celebrate by giving away a


$10.00 gift certificate for Mo's Digital Pencil! 
One lucky winner will be selected and announced on August 14th...and all you have to do for a chance to win,  is be or become a follower of my blog and leave a comment.   Good luck!

Now on to my project...While I was making this card, I couldnt help but think back to when each of my children were just starting school for the first time...watching them wait for the "BIG" yellow bus with their bookbags at the ready and seeing the smiles on their faces as they
wondered what the day held for them.  Oh, and lets not forget the joy they had to share once they got home.


Ready, set, go!

For this card I used the following cartridges and measurements.  Potpourri Basket-school bus/shadow (pg 63), cut at 5 inches and Plantin SchoolBook-mixed letters and numbers, cut at 3/4 inch.

I also used three of the Mos digital pencil images that are just perfect for a school project. 
The first image (Yale) far left was colored using the following Copic markers...Flesh-E000, E00, E01 and R20...Hair-YR20, YR23 and YR31...Outfit-YG91, YG93, YG95, YG97, E35, E37, E44 and E47...Shoes-E53, E55 and E57...Bookbag/books-B21, B23, BV11, BV15, YR04 and YR07.

For the second image (Dundee) center...Flesh-E00, E01, E11 and R20...Hair-E44, E47 and E49...Outfit-B32, B34, B37, R24, R27, G24, G28, Y35 and Y38...Bookbag/books-B93, B97, YR04, YR07, E13, E15, BG11 and BG15.

The third image (Berkley) far right...Flesh-E11, E13, E15 and R22...Hair-E35, E37 and E39...Outfit-B91, B93, B97, RV32, RV34, BV11, BV13, V12 and V15...Bookbag-BG11, BG15 and BG18...Apple-R24 and R27.  I also used a little Glossy Accents on the apple.

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of the hop!  Kathie
We have some wonderful sponsors giving away prizes to those who comment on EVERY stop of the hop! Let's see what they have to offer...

$15 Gift Certificate

$20 Gift Certificate

3 images of the winner's choice

You must comment on every stop of the hop to be eligible to win a prize. Hoppers have through Sunday August 12th to comment. Winners will be randomly chosen and announced on Made Especially For You on Tuesday August 14th. 

Your next stop is PAMs blog.

Here's the entire lineup in case you get lost along the way:


Thanks so much for hopping along with us!

54 comments:

  1. Super cute card! I remember those days of riding the "big" yellow school bus. :) Glad to be in the hop with you!

    Ashley
    http://especiallymade.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Ashley for your comment...I totally enjoyed making this for your hop! Kathie

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  2. This is super cute! Great Coloring.

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  3. What a wonderful card!
    <3 Pam
    MzLavr2sCreations@live.com

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    1. Pam, thanks so much for your kind words. Kathie

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    1. Thank you Sonia for stopping by and commenting on my card...its very much appreciated! Enjoy the rest of the hop. Kathie

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  5. Happy 1st hop!! LOVE the schoolbus and the fabulously colored digi images!!
    I am a new follower of your blog :)

    Silvia
    http://sillyscrap.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you so much Silvia for leaving such a wonderful comment and for being a new follower to my blog! I hope you enjoy all the projects that the ladies have made and good luck in the drawing. Kathie

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  6. What a great card. So much detail! It would even be a great decoration in a classroom. Great job!

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    1. Thanks so much Sarah for your wonderful comments and I was thinking the same thing...that it could be used for decoration! Hmmm. Kathie

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  7. Kathie - this is awesome. The bus, the images that you coloured, all the elements true "Back to school". FAB.

    http://karonskraftykorner.blogspot.ca/

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    1. Sending you a big hug and thanks! So glad you stopped by Karon. Kathie

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  8. Wonderful coloring. My daughter did not get to ride a bus to school. I drove her to Kindergarten. 1st grade - 3rd grade we walked 1 1/2 blocks, 4th - 8th I drove her to private Catholic school. 9th - first semester of 12th I drove her to Catholic high school. We bought her a car Dec of her sr high school yr. She is now going to be a junior in college.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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    1. Aww, they do grow up so fast...it makes you wonder where the time goes. Thanks so much Melissa for stopping by! Kathie

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  9. OMG...this card is too cute! I love the coloring on the kids! WONDERFUL card!

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    1. Thank you Jovan...your wonderful comments are much appreciated! Kathie

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  10. This is my favorite so far. Wish I had the digi for this. It is just wonderful.

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    1. Thanks a bunch Pam for your awesome comment! Mos digital stamps really are cute...I totally love them. Kathie

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  11. Very cute!!!
    Angela
    chewiescrappin@hotmail.com
    http://angelascraftyspot.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thank you Angel and a BIG THANK YOU for following...good luck in the draw! Kathie

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  12. this is so darling,, reminds me of the Magic School Bus book series!

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    1. Laura, thank you so much...and it does look like the Magic School Bus some! I thought the same thing when I added the little kids to it...Now we just need the teacher and lizard. Kathie

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  13. Love your card. Those kiddos are adorable.
    I haven't tried digital stamps yet.
    Maybe another obsession uh I mean media to add to my crafting goodies.
    dmcardmaker (at AOL dot com)
    (email follower)

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    1. Hahaha right, another media!(wink) Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving such kind words, I really do appreciate it. Kathie

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  14. That is soo adorable!! I love the bus and the cute little kiddos:) I am a new follower and am glad I could be on the hop with you!
    (:(:Smiles:):)

    Robin

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    1. Thanks Robin! I love your candy pencils...theyre so cute and now I have to thing of a reason to make them! Kathie

      Thanks for following.

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  15. That is such a neat idea. THanks for sharing.

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    1. Thank you so much and youre welcome! Kathie

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  16. OMG Your school bus card is so cute. I love the little kids. Fab job & tfs AJ~

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    1. Thanks so much for your sweet comment...and a big thanks for following my blog! I hope you enjoyed your visit and will come back soon. Kathie

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  17. Love your coloring and your schoolbus!! I am a total copic-addict too!!

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    1. Thank you Sandra...and I totally agree that copics are addicting! Kathie

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  18. LOVE your Back to School card!! Your coloring is AMAZING!!! Beautiful work!
    Nancy xx :D

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    1. Thanks Nancy...loved your work as well! Kathie

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  19. What an adorable card- I love the bus shape and those cute kids! Great job and fun being in the hop with you! :)Amy

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    1. Amy, thanks so much for your great comment and I totally enjoyed my first hop with all of you! Kathie

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  20. Look at those cute kids all ready for school...so cute.

    Bev

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    1. Thank you Bev...I cant believe its the start of school already and soon we'll be seeing this everyday! Kathie

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  21. This is a wonderful Back to School card. Love it!

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    1. Thank you Karen, glad you like it! Kathie

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  22. What a great idea! Love the school bus and kids. Adorable!

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind comments...theyre very much appreciated! Kathie

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    1. Thank you Georgie...Im glad you stopped by and I hope to see you around again! Kathie

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    1. Big thanks to you Sarah for your sweet comment! Kathie

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  25. What a fun school bus! So glad to be on the hop with you :)

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    1. Thanks Eileen...I had a great time on my first hop and loved all of the projects everyone made! Kathie

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