Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Celebrate the Occasion: Challenge #25 - Back to School

The record-setting temperatures may say it's summer, but the calendar shows school is just around the corner!

To welcome the new academic year, Celebrate the Occasion is featuring back-to-school projects this week.  So open that new box of crayons and join our design team for some great school projects!

My project is a double-page scrapbook layout of my son's Beautiful Butterflies class from last year.  It was his first year at preschool, and he absolutely LOVED it.  His teachers were the best, and he made lots of little friends that he's eager to see again when his school begins after Labor Day.

Project Details:
  • Papers - patterns by American Crafts: Everyday; cardstocks by C'ordinations and The Paper Studio
  • Cricut Cuts - butterflies from Create a Critter, page 64; crayons from Simply Charmed, page 52; scissors and glue from Simply Charmed, page 54; bear from Doodlecharms, page 105; backpack from Doodlecharms, page 119; car from Boys Will Be Boys, page 61; "beautiful" from Paisley, page 53; font for "BUTTERFLIES" is Opposite from Opposites Attract
  • Other - lots of inking with Colorbox petal point ink pads and Le Plume II markers

I can't believe I used seven cartridges on this project!  Maybe I was having a little too much fun making die cuts of preschool objects...

You can link up your own back-to-school project at Celebrate the Occasion now through Sunday, August 14, for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate from PaperTrey Ink.  I can't wait to see your school-themed projects!

I'm also submitting this project to My Sheri Crafts:  Challenge #66 - Back to School.


  1. Very cute!

  2. What a cute layout! I love that you included the class photo!

  3. I love your layout... so precious!
    Hugs, Jenni

  4. What a darling LO....love the great papers you selected!

  5. Adorable layouts! Great job. ~Yvonne DT Member

  6. Wonderful layouts and great photos.
    Jayne x

  7. 7 cartridges have got to be a record!! The LO turned out darling!! -Paper Panther

  8. Awesome layout! You had asked whether the "bees" embossing folder I used on the Honey Do List was new...actually it was included in a set with my Cuttlebug I bought from HSN a few months ago. :)


  9. Hi stranger! You've been busy I see! I love the projects you've done lately, very nice work as usual...Check out my blog for my first tutorial! Have a great weekend. Dawn

  10. Fabulous layout! I bet your son is excited about school. My daughter (13) already wants to go back and have homework. Gi figure!

    Carson's Creations

  11. this is fabby, you have some amazing cards and creations here...hope your week is awesome!

    enjoy *~*

  12. Great layout! Love the paper you selected!


  13. Hi Jessica, what a super cute and very adorable layout. great work! ~Shen

  14. Jessica, this is a superb layout!! I love everything about it -- especially your paper choices!! :)

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

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

  15. OH Jessica! Isn't it sad that you needed 7 cartridges to make that fab layout?!? Well, it was worth it! Thanks for joining us this week at My Sheri CRAFTS ;-)