Friday, August 20, 2010

Back to School Day 2

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** There is still time to comment here for a chance to win an Echo Park or October Afternoon line.

Hi everyone! Today I have some really simple projects to share with you, and of course...another chance to win. :)


Last year, my son was always complaining that he couldn't find a pencil to do his homework. This year, I will have this stash of pencils in the kitchen. :) This altered baby formula can seriously took me like 5 minutes to do...nothing too hard at all. The best glue around for this kind of stuff is Helmar's Premium Craft Clue...works like a charm.

And then the boys helped me with these tags..

We are going to put them on their backpacks. I was a little surprised when they picked the butterflies, but that's ok. :) We dropped Glimmer Glaze from Tattered Angels on the acrylic butterflies and then allowed them to dry overnight. In the morning, we added letters for their names and a few gems. The boys love them and they are super simple. In fact they are wanting us to make more...for everything! :)

And now we come to today's RAK. All of the RAKS I will be doing will be open til August 27th. Today's RAK is the August kit from Scarlet Lime...

All you have to do to be eligible to win is leave a comment on this post! :) But you can help us out by spreading the word about our fun 4 day Back to School blog hop.

And remember, you can also still win the Report Card collection from October Afternoon. :) There will be one lucky winner chosen from comments on all 3 of the blogs from all 4 days. :) So visit everyday and comment on all three blogs for the best chance!

Here are the other two blogs to check out:


Also, we would love for you to share your Back to School projects with us! I will put up a link to it on my next post. :)

Hope you have a wonderful day!!!!

44 comments:

Teri said...

Love the colours you chose for that can, Pamela! I think I need one for myself - I can never find a pencil, either! LOL Thanks for the chance to win! I'm loving this blog hop! :)

Christy said...

those butterflies are so cool! love the colors!

Jose and Tia said...

You are so talented, I am enjoying your blog. Great ideas!

Michelle said...

Love the butterflies! hanks for the chance to win

Colleen said...

Fun can to use for pencils. How cool that the boys choose butterflies.

connie said...

My grandkids never can find a pencil either. This is a cute idea. Love the bookpack tags too.

Liz Chidester said...

I love the personalized butterfly tags. I should make something like that for my kids.
You've offered great inspiration as always.

The Scrapbooking Queen said...

What a cute holder.. I just love butterflies.. Kid are crafters in the making so keep letting them play
The Scrapbooking Queen

perezmom said...

Love those butterflies - a great idea! Those pencil cans are so easy and cute - they make great teacher gifts too!

Dani said...

Awesome projects! I love the glimmer glaze! I had a chance to play with it at the scrapbook expo and I reallllly want some now..lol!

Cin Cin said...

I am getting such GREAT ideas from you guys!! TY so much for doing this!

Margie said...

I love the pencil cup and the Butterflies are beautiful!

Angie said...

This can is real cute!

Tffny said...

Cute can, love it!

My Angel said...

Love the butterflies!! Cute pencil container. Thanks for the chance to win!!

CreativeChretin said...

I would love to win this! Cute stuff BTW! :)

Kelly Massman said...

I love the butterflies (I think I have some of those) -- i added some blue ink to mine but haven't gotten any further! I like your idea! Thanks for another chance to win! That would be fun to win! have a great weekend!

April said...

What a great idea for the altered can...I think I'll definitely try something like that. ;) Also, cute butterflies!!
- April W

Janet Z said...

How cute that your boys picked butterflies!!!

Linda said...

I love the penical holder that is cute!

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

As always amazing projects!!!!!!

Erica Hettwer said...

Love that they picked out butterflies! Bugs are bugs, right? :)

Vicki said...

The can is cute. Love the butterflies.

Shelly said...

Beautiful job on the pencil can, Pamela!!! It's going to look so nice in your kitchen.

Thanks for offering the chance to win another terrific RAK.

Shelly said...

P.S. I forgot to add that the boys did an awesome job on their tags!!! Tell them they look great!

salme said...

Love those butterflies, they are uber cool! :D

Scrapcollectr said...

Love the can. Great repurposing!
I miss the days that my boys were excited about homemade backpack keychains. Enjoy these wonderful days and TFS!

Regina said...

What creative projects - and I LOVE that the boys got involved - how cool is that!

erin yamabe said...

what cute tags...and that you had them be such a part of it. crafty family, pam!

Summer Braxton said...

Scarlet lIme has the best kits, don't they?
Very cute key tags too.

Dora said...

such cool back 2 school ideas! I am going to have to try those butterflies! Thanks!

aremus said...

Very nice projects.

Annelies said...

Love your pencil box! I help in a refugee center, where every child gets pencil and pen at the beginning of the school year. But after a few week they all seem to have lost or forgotten it. Such a box can be a great idea! Greetings from Belgium, Annelies

j.leija said...

awesome id tags!! love what you did with the butterflies!

djp said...

great prjects and thanks fr a chance to win! this hop has been fun!

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

Ohhh, what amazing projects!

Melissa said...

Planning on making something similar like this for each of my boys new teachers. I am trying to decide between cutting down a couple Pringles cans or using the plastic frosting cans....

Very cute! TFS

Chris said...

So funny that they picked butterflies! Love the can. I need to remember to save some of the formula cans for thing like this. Much better than soup cans!

Precious Memories Scrapbooking & More said...

love the pencil can, that would be a great gift for a teacher too. I love the name tags for their backpacks. I am going to make a tag for my daughter too... such fun!

Lagene said...

Love the butterfly charms for backpacks!!! I would LOVE to win the Report Card collection!

Steff said...

I need to make myself a pencil can so badly! Yours is so cute---hopefully it will motivate me to get mine done. Wait...first I will have to wait for a can... Thanks, Pamela!

Jessica L said...

This is so adorable! Also a great idea as a teacher gift, maybe part of a set.

Shannon said...

I love those butterflies! Thanks for the chance to win!

Laura Stewart said...

great projects!