Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Don't stop...HOP, HOP, HOP!

Hello friends! I can't believe how quickly August has come and gone! I have been ever so busy, between starting a new job and finalizing my wedding plans...I have been go, go, go. :)

I wouldn't want my goings to interfere with your hopping today, though! So, I will say my dears, DON'T STOP...HOP, HOP, HOP on over to Barb's blog to kick off the fun for this month's Simply Betty Stamps Blog Hop!

I can't wait to be up and running with the rest of you next month, but for the time being, you'd better be on your way as Betty has a smashing group of fabulous new images for you to enjoy and naturally...THERE ARE PRIZES!

Hugs and HOOTS,
<3 Alicia

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Hop back to school in style!

Hip-hip HOORAY, today is the day! Today is the Back to School Blog Hop Release party over at Simply Betty Stamps and Betty and the DT sure have whipped up some stylin' and exciting treats! I am sure you all are loving the previews as much as we are...are these Emos cool, or what?!

If you are just popping in and you didn't start at the Simply Betty Stamps Blog, head on over there first so you don't miss a beat, or a chance to WIN some fabulous prizes, including ALL 6 NEW BACK TO SCHOOL EMO KIDS DIGIS!

I am SO, super excited about today's project...I could just BURST! ;) I have had this backpack template stored away on my computer since last fall and I just knew the perfect project would come along for it. What better way to showcase darling lil' Back to School Lola than as a shrinky dink charm for this mini paper model?

I know my own students LOVE to collect unique keychains for thier backpacks and sometimes they even trade and swap; any of the NEW Emos would make fabulous charms and keychains, like this one!

I am pretty sure that was the bell ringing I just heard, and I wouldn't want you to be late for your next stop along the hop, so you better head straight on over to AMY'S BLOG next!

Hugs and HOOTS,
<3 Alicia

Supplies: Digi Stamps by Simply Betty Stamps, Cardstock by SU!, Paper by DCWV, Scallop Punch by SU!, Brads by Karen Foster, Misc. Ribbon and findings, TEMPLATE INFORMATION AVAILABLE HERE.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

An apple a day, keeps the homework away!

The most common question on the first day of school is "Do we have homework today?" In my own class, the answer to this one is always "Does today end in 'y'?" The kids often argue as to whether or not I am talking about the word "today" or if I am talking about the actual day of the week, be it "Monday" or "Tuesday" or...well, you get the idea. I LOVE IT!
Like all children, London here is hoping that there won't be any homework on the first day of school! She's packed her new school supplies in a stylish backpack, decked herself out head to toe in her new favorite outfit, and she come prepared to bribe the homework away with an apple!

For today's Preview, Day 2 card, I used the following Mojo Monday Challenege Sketch!

"School London" is just one of the six NEW My Kids' Emo World-School Edition digital stamps to be released this Sunday! I recommend avoiding any and all school work by heading over to the Simply Betty Stamps Blog to check out the shenanigans that the other Emo Kids are up to! ;)

Be sure to come back tomorrow for the official release of the line, and a BLOG HOP full of fun, inspiration, and of course...PRIZES!
Hugs and HOOTS,
<3 Alicia

Supplies: Stamps by Simply Betty Stamps, Paper by DCWV-School Stack and MM, Misc. Craft Chalk Board Ornament (used white Signo gel pen for "chalk"), Mini paper clip by SU!, Misc. ribbon and apple button.

Friday, August 13, 2010

The paint is a -flyin'

Has it really been one whole month since I last posted?! I can not believe how the time has flown! As we near the end of the summer months, the days get shorter, and it's time to pack away our summer gear! For the Emo Kids, it also means, it's BACK TO SCHOOL! Simply Betty Stamps has done it again, friends! The newest line of Emos are ready to hit the books in style! Over the next two days, the SBS DT will share a few fab projects to show-case and preview the upcoming release, which will hit the market August 15th, along with quite a few fabulous sales and specials!
I know Betty has been hard at work getting these kids ready for school, so I thought she could use a little "me' time, like all moms, once the kids got back to class. As such, I decided to make her this sign for her craft space with none other than "Betty" herself!

Betty is SO ready to mix it up with a batch of art supplies and these TOO CUTE, batty socks! One thing I adore about this line are the girls' socks!

As a teacher, back to school time is magical and so full of new possibilities...go check out the new crafty possibilities the rest of the Design Team has whipped up over at the SBS Blog! Don't be late! ;)

Check back tomorrow for more previews!
Hugs and HOOTS,
<3 Alicia

Supplies: Stamps by Simply Betty Stamps, Prismacolor Markers, Misc. flowers, Joann's Fabrics Charm-Ribbon, Misc. Polka Dotted Ribbon, Reflections Rhinestones,Letter Stickers by KI Memories Misc. Paints, Plain Sign from Dollar Tree.