Saturday, August 6, 2011

Back To School Blog Hop - Day 1

Welcome to my very first blog hop! Since I am a Fourth Grade teacher, I thought it would be fun to do this Back To School Blog Hop hosted by Michelle at Queen of my Craftroom. Both of my projects are for my classroom, but can be adapted to any child that is going back to school.

You should have come from Andrea's Coffee Time. If you would like to start at the beginning of the hop, then head over to Queen of my Craftroom and join in the fun! We have 3 sponsors: Karbar Digital Stamps, Jen's Digi Stamps, and Hambo Stamps. Each sponsor is giving away a digi stamp. There will also be blog candy along the way, so sit back and enjoy all the creative ideas that these talented ladies are sharing!

My project for today's is a class set of bookmarks. My theme for my classroom this year is Hollywood: Lights, Camera, Action!.

I made these personalized bookmarks by using the George and Basic Shapes cartridge. Using my Gypsy, I welded a 1 3/4 x 5 1/2 rectangle and star together in black cardstock. I added another rectangle cut at 5 3/4 x 1 1/2 out of red cardstock. (To save time, I just used my paper trimmer to cut these out.) I added the 3 x 2 3/4 yellow star to the top of the bookmark. I used the Cindy Loo cartridge to add the words You're a star! The letters were 3/4 inches in height. Again, I used my Gypsy to weld the letters together. I used my while jelly pen to add dots to the phrase and personalized the stars using a black gel pen for my students' names. Lastly, I trimmed the star with gold stickles. Once I'm back to school I will laminate these and hand them out the first day of school.

There are so many ways you could do different bookmarks for you own child. Throughout the school year I will make more bookmarks using seasonal cartridges, Locker Talk, and my favorite cartridge, Create a Critter just by changing out the star topper. Be sure to check back tomorrow to see my next project! Now, hop on over to Kimberly's Crafty Spot.

**Blog Candy Giveaway**

I will be giving one lucky person some crafting goodies! Included are 2 alphabet label stickers, journal tags, decorative sticky notes, fun fibers, beach themed paper stack, a set of scalloped cards with envelopes, a heart stamp, a Star Cuttlebug folder and a Creative Memories Mini Parfait set.  All you have to do is leave a comment on both of my posts for this blog hop (Saturday and Sunday). I will use to select a winner on Sunday August 7. You do not have to follow my blog, but I encourage you to browse my blog and if you like what you see, I would be happy to have you as a follower! Thanks for stopping by!

Back to School Blog Hop Line Up:

Susan ~ It's Me Susan P 
Jill ~ The Scrapoholic 
Lynne ~ Her Craftiness 
Tammy ~ The Purple Muse 
Anita ~ Anita and Bugs 
Stephanie ~ Always Crafting 
Berenice ~ Karber Digital Images 
Kristen ~ My Fantabulous Life 
Mila ~ Milamemories
Bobbi Jo ~ Sweet Sassy Diva 
Kerri ~ Cares of Kerri  (you are here)
Jamie ~ JME Creations
Misty ~  The Daily Scrapper


  1. Love the bookmarks for the students! Thanks for sharing.

  2. Your students will love the bookmarks, cute idea. I think I became a follower, I clicked on posts :)

  3. I love the bookmarks. I am a teacher as well and love beginning the year off with such a positive message.

  4. Even though I don't want to think about back to school time yet ((I'm a first grade teacher lol)) I enjoyed this hop! Thanks for sharing your project and for the chance to win! :) :)

  5. How darn cute! I totally love them and think the kiddos will as well!! GREAT job!!!


  6. Great bookmark, the kids will love them!! I can't believe it's back to school time already!!!

  7. I love your bookmarks and your theme! What a great way to start school out :) Excited to start following you. TFS

  8. super cute love it TFS!!!


  9. your kids are gonna just love your bookmarks! Fun and bright and personalised too! TFS!

  10. Super cure bookmarks!! I love the doodling! Tfs and have a great day. :)

    stars paper passion at gmail dot com

  11. cool book marks thanks for sharing

  12. Love your creative idea!! nice to see something different. Thank you for sharing

  13. What a great way to show positive reinforcement!


  14. I like your bookmarks and the a yearly theme. I never thought of doing anything like that.
    But I am thinking of a circus BB so maybe I can turn that into my theme for this school yr.
    Now a follower

  15. The kiddos will love these! Adorable. I teach first grade and my theme is frogs! Have a great year! TFS
    Tina- a follower

  16. Such fun bookmarks! Great idea to put the student's name on theirs! Love that you used stickles around the stars, TFS
    hugs, Jenn

  17. What a great idea!! TFS!!

    amandaremus at gmail dot com

  18. Now following. These are the neatest bookmarks. Great project.

  19. I love seeing ideas that I can use in my classroom! I almost did the Hollywood theme, but deceided on an Ocean theme this year...but I could use this idea to make these bookmarks with ocean animals. They are super cute! The kiddos will LOVE them!!

  20. Those are so inspirational! I bet your students just love you:-) Thanks for sharing. So glad to be on the hop with you.

    ~ Tammy

  21. Your bookmark are super cute!! Love them!!
    TFS!! Take Care!!
    Jennie @

  22. Personalized bookmarks for the kids! Love it!

  23. Great bookmarks your students will love them. I Used to travel to Texas via OKLA. to take my children for their annual stay with grandparents one of the most beautiful sights was Lake Eufaula on either side of the interstate. TFS a new follower

  24. Adorable projects and I love the bling you put on the letters to give them a little pop! TFS! I am a new follower and would be honored if you would check out my blog and do the same if you haven't already at
    Have a wonderful day!

  25. Love this bookmarks Kerri and the personalization!!! Love it:) TFS

  26. Great bookmarks and a great idea for me to use. I tach kindergarten and I'm going back to school tomorrow.

  27. Great bookmarks! The students are going to love them. I'm a new follower.

  28. Cute bookmarks! Love that you added bling to the stars! Great job!

    rlhamm1 at gmail dot com

  29. These bookmarks are adorable.

  30. These are so adorable! Thanks again for the chance to win!


  31. Cute bookmarks! I love the detail you did with the pen. It really makes it pop!

  32. Any kid would love these. Great. thanks CallyAnn(new follower)


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