Friday, August 6, 2010

It's Back to School Time Cutting Cafe Style - Giveaway

Edited to add:  Thanks for commenting.  The drawing is closed.

It's time for back to school.  Time for sharp new pencils and crisp white paper in new shiny notebooks, bright new backpacks and lovely new crayons...oh....the smell of a new box of crayons!  All those beautiful colors!  Time for first day of school pictures in new clothes.  Being just a little bit scared and a little bit excited all at the same time at the thought of a new teacher, new friends and maybe even a new school.
What better way to remember those moments than in an album just for those special first days of school?
I must apologize for this photo...there is so much glitter on this cool paper that my flash was bouncing all over the place. I took tons of pictures but just couldn't get a good one.   It looks really awesome  in person but the camera wasn't too happy.

Remember you can always click on the photos for a closer look...I don't want to blind you!  This is the School Word Book Cutting Template.





The tags are from the huge School Days Printable Stamp Set28 super images and sentiments perfect for back to school scrapbooking and card making.  I cut the buses from the designer paper. 

Now for the fun!!  Regina has said I can give these TWO sets away!  Both of them.  All you have to do is leave me a comment below.  I'd love to hear about your favorite school memory.  If you'd like to become a follower, that would be great although not required.

The drawing will end on Thursday, August 12th at 6 p.m. (Eastern).  I will choose a winner using random number selector. 

I just realized that I've passed 66,000 hits and it's almost my blog anniversary so be on the lookout for some BIG blog candy.  You never know when it will pop up!

I appreciate each and every visit and comment.  Good luck!!

Now after you comment, be sure to check out what the other awesome Design Team members are giving away.  Not everyone may be participating so be sure to check each one...it's scavenger hunt time!

Supplies:
Stamps and Template - The Cutting Cafe
Paper - My Mind's Eye Glitter Book Gallery, Ivory CS
Accessories - heavy chipboard, Mono-Multi glue, glue dots,dimensionals, Copic markers, key rings





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30 comments:

Regina Easter said...

there is something oh so fabulous about this...the colors are just amazing...hugs

jan farnworth said...

what a great giveaway thanks for sharing.

Sue from Oregon said...

You have so much going on Charlene! What a fun creation...you know how I love mini albums!

AUSTINSGRAMM said...

Cute book..
My favorite school memory is on the first day of school for my freshmen year, I looked up across the room and saw this handsome guy in my class. Six years later we were married and last September celebrated our 50th wedding anniversary, with our 4 children and their spouses and 8 grandchildren.
Thanks for bringing back great memories.

bobbi
GRAMMIZ_1@YAHOO.COM

Riet said...

This is so beautiful Charlene.

Hugs Riet.xx

Sally Atkins said...

Beautiful book Charlene - I love the colours and the design. I remember that feeling of a new school year! I mostly loved the new stationery to be honest!! My youngest son left school this year so I don't think I'll be involved in new school years for a while now - maybe in a few years with grandchildren! x

scrapn_momof2 said...

Beautiful book. The colors are perfect!

My favorite school memory would be meeting my huband while a junior in high school.

Debbie said...

I love the album project! I am a special ed teacher & have 7 autistic students in grade 3-4-5. They love to see themselves & friends in photos. Each year I gather some photos & the book goes on the book shelf. During free time, these photo albums are a big hit! They even look at them & share conversation about..."remember when we....." It is so great to see them conversing. I plan to do a school book for this school year. THANKS!!

Betty Wright said...

Charlene, this is just AMAZING! Stunning design and detailing! Beautifully done!

Sharon Caudle said...

You did an amazing job with this word book, Charlene! Fabulous papers and colors!
hugs
Sharon

Kelly said...

Great job on the word book Charlene! Love the paper you used and how you put paper on both sides. I'm going to have to try one of Regina's word books, they look like fun!

maryanns said...

I have never done a word book, but yours is terrific. My favorite school memory--I had a business teacher in 9th grade who took me under her wing and provided me many opportunities in high school that would have been impossible for me to experience without her guidance. She was such an inspiration that I went to college, became a high school business teacher, and am getting ready to start my 38th year in education. I am married to my high school sweetheart, and he will begin his 37th year of teaching at the same high school we attended as students. Life is good!

Indira said...

Super cute mini.

AJ said...

Great job on the school book! It looks great.

Teri said...

Wonderful book!! I can't wait to start scrapping memories of my grandson as he starts kindergarten this August!! I'm so sad, he's growing up so fast!! But he's very excited!! Anyway, one of my favorite memories of school has to do with shoes!!! Being one of six and going to Catholic school where we wore uniforms, I can always remember how ecstatic I was when I got to go shoe shopping-just me and my Mom!!! I will always cherish my memory of my first pair of loafers, with little fringe and a place for a penny!!! I thought I was the best ever!!! LOL!!
Hugs,
Teri

AUSTINSGRAMM said...
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Anonymous said...

Absolutely gorgeous
bbarker@tc3net.com

Anonymous said...

How adorable! Thanks for the opportunity to win the blog candy!

Ellen said...

love the colors great for this time of the year Thank you in advance for the chance to win them
EllenM

Scrapsational Hybrid said...

This is just gorgeous, I love the paper and the vintage look to it.
Thank you for the chance to win

Cathy C

momsydr said...

LOVE this school album....tfs....hugs Debbie:-)

Cheryl Gaffney said...

I don't scrapbook, but after seeing this project I might have to give it a try! :)

TFS, Cheryl @ CardsbyCG.blogspot.com

creative patti said...

My favorite school memory, is not really mine but my 7 year old's. Her first day in Pre-K we lived in El Paso and had to take her to the main school and then she would be bused to the Pre-K school, so we dropped her off and she was the only one not crying, just holding on tight to her water bottle, (too cute) Then my husband and I decided that we would follow the bus all the way to her school and just make sure she was okay. LOL!! I remember feelng so nervous and scared! She was fine, but I was a mess!! I would love to win this prize. thank you for the chance. pattig161@yahoo.com

Dahsiaar said...

love it... would love to know what kind of paper you printed it.. i would love to make one for my kids... thanks for this great opportunity

lourdes anders
http://www.dahsiaar.blogspot.com
siaar24@yahoo.com

Lillian Child said...

Great paper choices for this darling project! And I am now a follower of your blog. Love finding new blogs to enjoy!

Babeboicali said...

Hello, what a gr8 idea for a back to school project.. Love this project..

TFS

creative patti said...

Okay so this is my second look at this album, and yes, I still love it!! I'm a bling queen so I just love all the glitter, Keeping my fingers crossed...

Beth said...

Charlene,
That is super cute! the paper is a perfect choice! Love it :)
Beth

Deb said...

I was just thinking back to the good ol school days (ok I'm getting ready to date myself) but I just loved reading the Dick and Jane books while I was in 1st grade. Even found some to send to my "twin grandchildren" This would be such a wonderful book to capture their school years in.
Thanks for sharing

Crystal aka Caitlynsmommy said...

Super uber cool. I love the bus paper. The colors and glitter are awesome! Great job!