Back to school we shall go

but not today :-)  We still have a few more weeks of freedom.  I am sad it's coming to an end.  I love getting ready to go back to school and meet my new students but that means I am going to be unable to craft as much as I want .  I guess that's reality. 
I have a tag to share with you this Monday morning.  A sweet little tag that I plan on tying to my daughter's lunchbox to completely humiliate her.  What a great Mom huh?  Yeah.  I'm like that.  I believe it's a sweet gesture but a high school student thinks it's rather "uncool".  I think the days of me giving her a kiss good bye with a big hug in public are over.  I am just glad it lasted this long.  I will admit that in 8th grade, I begged my parents to drop me off around the corner for any event so no one saw that they drove me.  Looking back, that seems silly since no 13 year old can drive legally.  Can you tell I might have recaptured my mind?  LOL!
At Paper Playtime, we have an anything goes challenge for this Monday.  Our sponsor is Whimsie Doodles.  I chose the apple from School Goodies for my image and went to work.  After coloring it in with my Copics (seriously addicted to these!) I trimmed it up and layered on a white circle.  It needed a little something, so I stitched around it with green floss to add the pop of color.  I love my polka dots and thought it was a fun print to use with this.  The bottom border is a gcd Studios paper strip.  It's all mounted on a bright red cardstock tag that I made myself.  I found one of my daughter's old colored pencils and decided to attach it this tag with floss and a tiny star button.  The little first day sticker is from Junkitz. Yeah a blast from the past huh?   I added the '11 SRM sticker  so we could remember the year.  I plan on scribbling a little note on the back for DD. 
I hope you like and here's hoping you will come join us at Paper Playtime!

****Don't forget about my giveaway! You can read about it and enter here! ****

Challenges I would like to enter this card in:
Amber's Craft & Stuff: #22 Back to School **so sad to read this challenge blog is closing :-(**
Celebrate the Occasion: #25 Back to School
Creative Inspirations: #66 Back to School
Cupcake Inspirations: #123  Photo inspiration
Dutch Dare Card Challenge: #125 Back to School
Incy Wincy Designs: #106 Something old(pencil and tiny first day sticker)something new(image and floss)
Little Darlings Challenge: #5 Back to School

Thanks for stopping by!



This is just so cute!


Cute tag, love how you added the pencil with the twine. I'm so glad twine is on a comeback. I won't be able to craft as much either. I'll be busy helping my son with homework, and busy fixing dinner, and crazy nites, till 9pm, then I'm too tired to do anything else. Ha! Thanks for visiting my blog, maybe you can follow. Hugs


Cute tag!
Love the pencil wrapped in twine!!
Thanks for joining us at CTO!

Kathleen B. Hernandez

Indeed a very cute tag for your daughter. =)
Love the added pencil with the wrapped twine & button. I also like your stitching. I also just recently plunged into stitching though still have to learn to machine stitch.

Thanks for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations!

Kathleen – Guest Sweetie
Blog: “Let’s Get Scrappy!”


Love your tag Amy..Glad you had a fab time away..Paris sounds fab!!!TFI
Enjoy the rest of your day :) x


This is such an adorable tag.. I just love the color of the polka-dot paper.. And the stitching looks wonderful.. I really cant believe it time to go back to school.. Crazy!!

Hugs, Linda


how cute is this !! love that pencil tied on thank you so much for joining us at little darlings this week
hugs sara x


This is so cute! Thanks for playing with us at CTO!


This could not be CUTER! LOVE it!


Thanks for playing along at Amber's Crafts and Stuff.



Super cute project. Thanks for joining CTO


This is absolutely fab, what great colours and I love the addition of the pencil a superb piece of work thank you for sharing this with us at Creative Inspirations.
Lorraine x


Love your tag, it looks great, thanks for joining CTO!


Your daughter will love it!
It has a bright a happy look and I love the addition of the pencil.
We are still enjoying our vacation too. Three more weeks left :)


This is adorable! What a fantastic project! Thank you so much for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations this week!
Rene :D


This is precious! Thanks for joining us at CTO this week!
Hugs, Jenni


Great project.. thanks for playing with us at CTO..



What a fantastic tag! I love the tied on pencil! THanks for playing at CTO!

Lucianna Dilsaver

What a great tag and the colors are perfect, really wonderful! Thanks for joining us this week @ CTO :)


Hi Amy

What a great fun tag and I'm sure your daughter will love it!

Thanks so much for joining us this week over at Creative Inspirations and good luck.


Crafting Misfit

Fabulous, great details and colors!!!

Thanks for joining us at CTO!
Rebecca "Crafting Misfit"
Celebrate the Occasion DTM
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Oh my, how adorable; it's just the cutest thing ever! Love it!!

Thanks for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations!!

Hugs, Michele


What lovely bright colours, what a cruel mother to put it on her lunchbox (just kidding!) it is a gorgeous tag. Thanks for joining our Back to School Challenge at Creative Inspirations, hope you will join us again:)


Amy, this is so cute!! I love how you tied the little pencil on there -- What a sweet treat your tag is!! :)

Thanks so much for sharing your talent at Celebrate The Occasion!! :)

Amy :) at www.lovetocrop.com
Celebrate The Occasion DTM

Debbie (Little Gingham Bear)

Fabulous creation - love it - thanks for joining us at Creative Inspirations
Debbie xx

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