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Welcome to the
Smarty Pants Blog Hop
Thank you for joining us for a blog hop dedicated to all the smart kids out there starting school and the amazing people who teach them!
Connie Can Crop is the first stop in this hop. This is a one day blog hop and we appreciate your leaving a comment for all of these amazing crafters.
What do you need to do to win? Easy... become a follower of each of the fabulous blogs in this hop and leave each of them a comment letting them know what you like best about their projects.
You will have until 10 pm Sunday to finish the hop and leave your comments.
Winner will be announced on Wednesday 9/14/16 at Connie Can Crop.
Be sure to follow everyone and leave a comment along the way!
Let's head on it to the classroom and see these amazing back to school projects!
Did you know I work in a school? Yes!
One of the boards she wanted to make would encourage kids to do well and go to college. Great idea! Off to Pinterest she headed... and found THIS and THIS!
And off to Design Space I went... Designed a sun... with the letters C-O-L-L-E-G-E as the sun's rays and "BOUND" in the half-sphere of the sun...
Because of the extra large size of the cut (had to use my
hardly-ever-used 12x24" mat... and the regular construction paper wasn't long enough, so I compromised and spliced it all together (as shown below)
The finished cut... (before the weeding...
and I don't mean the kind in the garden)
Our beautiful sun laminated
those high school kids can't keep their hands off stuff, you know! The trick to putting the holes from the "O" and the "B" in the center? (in a whisper) It's laminated twice. Once without the space-keepers. Put them on the lamination in the correct spots with a touch of glue, then run it through the machine again! I wanted the sky to show through... that's why it's laminated, and not mounted on a board or other background. Duh.
And my teacher made these awesome signs, pointing the ways to our California Universities...(different systems)... and here you see the bold blue of the sky ad the cool green of the grass (all fabrics! so as not to tear so much or lose color throughout the school year!).
And our winding road...
because YOU know it's not a straight-away to college. There are lots of curves ahead!
This is my favorite... I love the borders my teacher (partner... I'm an assistant
just in case you were wondering...) It is double sided, so I was able to center it and flip a couple of pieces to put flowers on the outsides of the quote. The quote... so beautiful! "The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams." Eleanor Roosevelt was such an inspiration!
And our full board
yes, you can see other boards, too... don't get picky!... a thing of beauty!
I've done other boards too, but here's one of my faves, if you want a throw-back...
or ideas of your own!
Up next is Rebecca!
Here's our line up in case you get lost:
Christi - https://tranquility1905.blogspot.com/
Miranda - www.nanasscrapspot.com
Sarah - www.sarahbiswabic.blogspot.com
Rebecca - www.RebeccaAnnDesigns.com