Thursday, August 12

School Days . . .

Welcome to the QKR Stampede School Days Blog Hop! You should have arrived here from Jenn's blog. Wasn't her card terrific?! What a cute mouse image, and what wonderful alphabet ribbon!!! If you didn't get here from Jenn's blog, please go HERE and then come back to visit with me for a while. As with the other Blog Hops that have been sponsored by QKR Stampede, there will be a $25 shopping spree (with free shipping) awarded to one lucky blog hopper . . . all you have to do is visit and comment at each Design Team Member's blog and comment at the QKR Stampede Blog. Once you've done that, your name will be entered into a random drawing for the shopping spree prize. Want to better your chances to win? Do one or all of the following:  (1) become a follower of QKR Stampede at the QKR Stampede Blog; (2) become a fan of QKR Stampede on Facebook; and (3) spread the word about the QKR Stampede Blog Hop by posting about it on your own blog or website. You have until Midnight EST, August 19 to complete the Blog Hop and be eligible for the random prize drawing.

I have a couple fun projects for you; my first project is a card that I made and gave a sneak peek earlier.


This card uses the Apple (#15814) stamp from the QKR Stampede Store. I just loved this stamp--that little worm sold me on it!!--and thought it would be a cute stamp for a teacher to use when grading papers to give the students some encouragement! This would also make a fun set of note cards for any teacher friends you may know.

My next project is a corner bookmark. I have seen these on blogs and websites and always thought they were cute, but--until now--hadn't taken the time to make one. These little bookmarks come together so quickly and easily, they could easily be made by a teacher's aide or classroom assistant and distributed to the kids during their reading time; better yet, they could be a fun project to do with the kids as part of reading time!!!



I again used the Apple (#15814) stamp to create this bookmark.

And lastly, I remember when I was in elementary school (many, many, many years ago!), students could order paperback books through the Scholastic Book Club. Each month we would get a newspaper-style listing of books and an order form. I loved being able to buy books and there was so much excitement when the box of books that had been ordered arrived. My teachers always took some class time to go through the box and distribute the books to those who had ordered; there was always a sense of wonder and excitement. With that in mind, my final project is a set of bookplates. When I ordered the Book Bear (#701) stamp, I initially had different plans for it . . . which included cutting away "This Book Belongs To" (gasp!). Common sense, however, prevailed, the stamp has been left in its original form and look at the sweet set of bookplates that were created. As you will see, the image was stamped onto Avery Shipping Labels (6 to a page; however, because of lighting issues, I am showing 4 of the labels, but all 6 were stamped). What a fun and easy project. And what makes it even more fun is that you can just stamp the image and let the children color it in themselves--talk about personalization!!!



Your next stop on the School Days Blog Hop is at Jessica's Blog. Jessica always has some really cute projects and this one is no exception; you're in for a real treat!


Thanks for stopping by the QKR Stampede School Days Blog Hop. Don't forget, be sure to leave a comment here and at every other Design Team Member's Blog, then leave a comment at the QKR Stampede Blog giving feedback about the Hop and letting us know whether you've become a follower and/or a fan.  Good luck!!! Have a GREAT day!!

11 comments:

Thebug415 said...

Very cute! Love the book labels. I like what you did with the background for the first card too.

Barb said...

WOW Carol!! Awesome projects!! I really like the book plate idea! What a great way to get kids excited about reading. The bookmark and note card ideas are to die for as well.

Jenn K said...

Love all your projects! Great ideas and you colored them all so beautifully!

Sheri said...

Great idea on the book plates!!! I remember making some of those for my son when he was younger. Ah.... the memories!! And the background on your first card is to die for!!!!!

Kristie Maynard said...

A great job, as always! How cute is that bookmark? And those book plates..... wonderful. Love the card too.
You know the kids still order from Scholastic Books in many of the classes. They still have those little newspaper type order forms too. You sure brought back some memories.

racinggrandma61 said...

You did a fabulous job. And the tutorial was just fabulous.

Sue D said...

Great school projects! I really like the bookplates and bookmark.

Maria Matter said...

awesome projects Carol!!!
great ideas!!
blessings!

Ceal said...

Awesome projects Carol! I love that corner bookmark but they are all just fabulous as well as your coloring

Holly said...

AWESOME projects, girlie! LOVE your bookmark and your book labels - what a great idea! I remember those Scholastic book fairs - my favorite part of elementary school! :-)

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

that apple & worm just made me giggle! love those corner bookmarks and i remember ordering those books too!

good to be home. thank you so much for your sweet comment and for coming by. back to the routine - yay!!!!

hugs :)

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