Back to School Challenge!!

Friday, August 20, 2010

Hi my Frosted Designs friends! How's everything going?

My name is Jessica and I live in a small town in Western Colorado. I'm a full time working mom to two fun and amazing children - Andrew, who, at 11, is already as tall as I am and Sophia, my super-funny little 7 year old. I've been married for nearly 12 years to my best friend - we met when I was just 14, and I knew then that I'd marry that boy someday. In addition to my own little family, I'm the oldest of 7, auntie and have a huge extended family beyond that! If you visit my personal blog, you'll find that my family is one of my favorite subjects to scrapbook.
I was introduced to scrapbooking by my step-mom when I was just 15. After Andrew was born, I was hooked. Scrapbooking is my getaway, my girl time and my crafty retreat. I don't scrap in order - rather, just as the mojo flows, and have waaayyy too many layouts waiting to go into albums. I've been blessed to have met some of my best friends at scrapbooking events, and we like to get together once a month for girls night out crops. I've sold for a few direct-sales companies, taught classes and hosted several crops and retreats in the last few years, and recently, took a leap of faith and opened up my own scrapbook store, Lucky Girl Crafts. I'm so excited to be sponsoring Frosted Designs this month with an awesome prize package, so I hope you'll play along in some of our challenges!

Speaking of playing along, I've got a new challenge for you! My kiddos start school on Monday, and in honor of that time of year, our theme this week is Back To School.

I have always loved school, even as a little girl, and now as a mommy, there's something about shopping for school supplies that is exciting to me! We start the first day of school with a special family breakfast at a local restaurant. Last year I forgot to take pics of the breakfast, but their first day at a new school was full of jitters! Here are my two little monkeys (and a sneak peek at the September Lucky Girl kit!)

I can't wait to see what you create!
Here is what the Design Team did this week!

Barb took advantage of the papers in her Lucky Girl Craft Kit for this LO! All of the papers, except for the background paper was from the August kit!! She took herself back to her childhood memories by doing her own doodling on her background paper!!

Pat made a set for each of my gds. The box will keep their projects, report cards, school photos in it. The milk carton is to keep erasers, clips & any other little things.

For her Back to School project Cassie altered a lunch box for her niece.

Joni's layout showcases photos from her son's First Day of Kindergarten (last year) and his First Day of 1st Grade (last week).

Kim used some Making Memories papers, Close to My Heart inks and stamps to create this first day of school layout. The yummy chipboard is from our sponsor, Lucky Girl Craft Kits. The alphas are in the Old School August kit. She created the flower using the George cart, the apple using the Making the Grade cart, and her journaling marquee with the Storybook cart.

Diana use pictures of her DD Monica's 5th grade graduation 2 years ago. She used Echo Park pp, "A Walk In The Park".

Now... with all of the kiddos heading back to school, we hope this inspires you to create something new! Please share your cards, layouts, and projects with us for your last chance to be entered into the drawing for the Lucky Girl August Kit!!


5 Responses to “Back to School Challenge!!”

Diana said...

Beautiful work ladies. Ok I see I spelled graduation wrong. LOL I was so tired last night doing this, that I even forgot to post it. I'll fix it in a bit.

Pat said...

I love every ones work!!!

Kelly Massman said...

Great LOs from the DT! Thanks for the fun challenge!

Tammy said...

Wonderful creations Ladies!

Babs said...

Some really fab creations
Babs x