Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Back to School -- Two Challenges!

This week's Belli Challenge #73 and DDC (hosted by Joanne -- aka SleepyinSeattle) is to create a card, scrapbook page, or project with an apple or pencil to reflect a Back to School theme!! Wow, is it already gonna be Fall?! I'm so behind, I'm still excited that Summer is finally here!! LOL!! I don't have much in the way of Back to School stamping stuff since we're old empty nest-ers over here, no grands yet, so I called on my trusty Cricket to help me out. I cut a 5-1/2" Crayon Box in Pacific Point CS from the Tags, Bags, Boxes and More cartridge. By the time you assemble it, it's actually pretty teeny-tiny. Then I cut three 2-1/2" apples from the Home Accents Cartridge -- one in red, black, and yellow. I pulled apart the pieces and reassembled them to be arranged in the apple colors you see here. (Those little apple seeds were buggers!!) Lastly, I cut the little stem/leaf in green that is on the Shift button of the apple image -- fancy Cricut talk. The little notebook page is a stamp by Cofee Break Designs and the "Good Luck" is a clear stamp from Michael's $1.00 bin. Now it's your turn!! Play along with us, create a card or project using an apples and/or pencils with a Back to School Theme, and share your link using Mr Linky over on the Belli Blog. If you post to any online galleries, please use keyword CBC73 AND DDC so we can find it!! Be sure to check out the other Creative Belli girl's Blogs for other Back to School projects! See my sidebar for the team's links!!> TFL, I'm so glad you stopped by!

13 comments:

Holly said...

How adorable is this??? I love the apple and your good luck page. What a fun little gift to give to a precious grade schooler.

Joan Ervin said...

This is an adorable back to school project, Anne!!!! Love the sweet little apple and what a clever way to create the sentiment!!! Ya know, I didn't even think about combining the Belli with the DDC challenge...I'll have to go back and edit my post!!!!!

Gvendalen said...

Very beautiful little school gift! I love it!

Fern said...

Anna this is just the sweetest idea, very creative... Love the bright colors.. I may have to try this out myself.... :o)

Julia Aston said...

This cute project almost makes me want to go back to school myself (note the word ALMOST!) love the bright colors, fun apple and lined note stamp Anne!!!

no - I do not have a Cricut and I AM NOT going to get one - I am not going to get one, I am not going to get one.............

DH just called me and said I had a package from Anne Harada from TX delivered today!!! can't wait to get home!!!

Joanne Travis said...

Anne, this is totally awesome!! I knew you would come up with something fabulous!! You are so creative and very gifted.
Hugs,
Joanne

Chrissy D said...

Anne - This project ROCKS! I love the notebook and pencil box. FABULOUS!!!

One4Joy said...

I now know what's in Julia's package per her post. Loved the tiny cake with it's flame!!!

Oh, this is a post about the school daze...cute...I especially love the note paper. You are catching up on those challenge it seems!

Robin Kirkpatrick said...

Really cute project, Anne! Love the apple, the box and the good luck notepaper. Staging it with the colored pencils is genius!

Dani said...

This is so cute! I love it! The notepaper is a great touch!

jdmommy said...

This is the cutest project!! I love the primary colors, and the use of pencils AND apples! I'm with Julia........no Cricut, No Cricut....No Cricut!!

Debbie said...

Anne - Love that little box! Love the apple accent too!

Charlene Merrick (LilLuvsStampin) said...

How clever, Anne! I love this idea and hope you have an elementary student you can give this to. So cute!