Saturday, August 13, 2011

Nuts About School Bookmark

Well hello everyone!!!  I am so glad that I am finally able to post something today!  As you can see, I survived the first two days of school with my new kiddos....  The first two days actually went pretty well, and I seem to have a pretty good bunch, and I'm excited that they seem to know all of their letter sounds already.  :)  I've had so much on my mind (I can't imagine why), I forgot to take pictures of my classroom again.  I will definitely be doing that soon...  For now, here is something I made for a few challenges...  :)  I decided to make a bookmark, and I will actually be using this in my classroom.  Every afternoon I read 1 chapter from the Magic Tree House book series.  It is a really fun series, it's perfect for a 1st grade read-aloud chapter book, and my students think they are so cool because they are listening to a chapter book (just like the big kids)!  :)

Celebrate the Occasion-  Back to School
Bitten by the Bug 2- use Locker Talk
Whimsical Wednesday- Back to School (something other than a card)
Scrapalicious USA- any project (not a card)
My Sheri Crafts- Back to School
MPS Pinkalicious Blog Hop- use products you love (I love Stickles, Glossy Accents, twine, & CAC)
Cards by Jovan- Back to School Blog Hop


Bookmark measures about 2" x 5"
Create a Critter- squirrel cut at 1.94"
Locker Talk- apple cut at 1"
Sentiment is from my computer: Kristen ITC font at size 18
Chalkboard paper is from Provo Craft
Grid paper is from DCWV "Dots, Stripes, & Plaids Stack"
Bakers twine
Stickles- Christmas red
Glossy Accents
White gel pen
Corner rounder

Okay, I hope you enjoy!  I can't wait to start visiting your blogs again too....  See you soon!  :)

49 comments:

Amy said...

This is so cute! When my kids were little they loved the magic tree house books :)Amy

Gita said...

What a cute bookmark!!

Gwen said...

So cute Amy, I love it!

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Wonderful bookmarker & sentiment. I enjoyed making the Owl bookmarker I finished & posted today.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"
http://CreatedbySunshineHoneyBee.blogspot.com

Adrian said...

So cute!

Laurie said...

This is adorable! Thanks for playing with us at CTO!
Laurie
scrapsbysissy.blogspot.com

Missy said...

This is a really cute bookmark, the little squirrel is adorable!!

Judie said...

Amy.
This is really cute, great bookmarl.

Judie

Jovan said...

I'm nuts about this bookmark! I love it! Thanks for playing!

Lolis said...

Love your book mark! I'm going to make one for me! It is so cute!

Especially_For_You said...

Aw, this is so cute! Thanks for sharing. :)

Ashley
http://especiallymade.blogspot.com

Raven B said...

Okay seriously anyone who knows me knows I'm a sucker for bookmarks! I LOVE this sooo soooo much! Great job. Thank you so much for playing with us this month at scrapalicious usa.
Hugs,
Raven

Dawn said...

Amy, I love your cute little book mark! The skunk is really adorable, haven't done that cut yet. I glad that back to school is going well for you so far, hope it continues. Thanks for the wonderful comment you left on my blog! Have a wonderful Sunday...

Pam said...

Amy this is really sweet! I am so glad school is going well. Hugs, Pam at http://craftycards4u2.blogspot.com/

DIANA L. said...

This is so adorable.

June Houck said...

Precious and perfect! I love your happy little bookmark.

TyTynNiyasmom said...

This is soo cute. Love your classroom story too. Great job.

Candace
mypassion4scrappin.blogspot.com

GiGi said...

This is such a cute bookmark! I love the squirrel and the stickles on the apple! Thanks for playing at Whimsical Wednesdays and CTO!

Shelley said...

I love bookmarks! Thank you so much for playing with us at Scrapalicious USA! ~Shelley

kisatrtle said...

Love this

Susan said...

Hey Amy!

So happy to hear your enjoying the kids in your class! That's such a great age, isn't it? The bookmark came out adroable! I love making bookmarks, almost as much as cards! The stickles really make it pop too!

Susan
cricutandgrasshopper.blogspot.com

Dilsaver Designs said...

Such a cute bookmark, the little squirrel is adorable! Thanks for joining us this week @ CTO :)

shelly said...

a cute cute bookmark :)i adore the create a critter cartridge :) thanks for sharing with us at whimsical wednesdays

Jayne said...

Glad school's started well.Cute bookmark.
Jayne x

rebekah said...

thanks for the visit & comment - glad you are following! looking forward to getting to know you and your scrap style! this little bookmark is soo cute! rebekah

In Love with a Bug said...

I am nuts about this bookmark too!!! So so so adorable and what a great touch to add to your reading time! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Whimsical Wednesday! Melanie
http://inlovewithabug.blogspot.com

Tara said...

I just love your sentiment! TFS
Tara
thecreativeprincess(at)hotmail(dot)com

MyCuriousCrafts said...

Super cute Amy! Great work my friend. ~Shen

:: hooliegirl :: said...

What a sweet bookmark! I got to be honest... I never thought of creating a bookmark out of my stash... think I'm gonna try one a little later!

Samantha
http://hooliewoodcreations.blogspot.com

Lori1brat said...

What a DARLING bookmark ! I love it ! The background paper is perfect ! Thank you for taking the challenge with us at BBTB2 ! Lori

Lisa said...

This is so adorable, Amy! I love the cute squirrel and the stickles! The sentiment is just perfect! I'm glad you have a good bunch of students :)

Lisa
http://indymermaid.blogspot.com

Ive_Boricua_Girl said...

Super cute project... thanks for playing with us at CTO..

Ivette_DT

Esther said...

Darling bookmark!
Love the sparkly apple!
Thanks for playing with us at CTO!

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Super cute! Great paper on this!

Thanks for joining us over at the BBTB2! DT Member Carri~abusybee
www.doubleclickconnections.blogspot.com

KraftyKoolKat said...

Very cute. Glad you like your new bunch of children.

Hugs
Cathy
xxxx

Cindy said...

This is way to CUTE!AWESOME job with it!!:)

Melissa said...

Very cute your sentiment is perfect, thanks for joining CTO!

Jenni said...

This is so adorable! Thanks for joining us at CTO this week!
Hugs, Jenni
http://mylollipopgarden.blogspot.com

girlia said...

cute

Crafting Misfit said...

I love your creative use of a non traditional back to school cut. It is wonderful!!!!

Thanks for joining us at CTO!
Rebecca "Crafting Misfit"
Celebrate the Occasion DTM
Visit my blog!

Stephanie said...

I love your book mark and the fact that it does not scream school. You used such a fun cut. Book marks are always the best little gift. Thank you for joining us at Whimsical Wednesdays.

jo (http://joboogie.typepad.com) said...

Adorable bookmark! Love it! :)

Karen H said...

Amy, this is SO fabulous! I want to hug that sweet little squirrel and his ultra- sparkly treat. :o) I love the sentiment and your papers (and doodling) are fantastic. Excellent work as always, my friend! I'm glad your year is off to a great start and smiled upon reading about the 'chapter' book... so sweet! Thank you so much for playing along with us at Whimsical Wednesdays! :o)

Hugs and blessings!

Glora said...

You did a beautiful job on this bookmark. SO cute! Awesome job! Hugs- Glora

Sheri said...

Absolutely ADORABLE! Love the papers you chose and the bling! Thanks for sharing with us this week at My Sheri CRAFTS ;-)

Sherrie K. said...

Aaaw, this bookmark is so CUTE! I love the little critter:) I'm so glad to hear everythings going well with the little kiddo's. It must be such a wonderful job to be with little kids...I have always admired Teachers~you guys don't always have it easy but so rewarding most of the time:) I am sure they love you!
Sherrie K
http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

Amy said...

Oh, Amy, this is such an ADORABLE bookmark!! :) That squirrel is just too darn cute!!

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

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

My 3 E Scrapbooking said...

Cute, Cute, Cute Amy! I need to browse to see if you have posted anymore pics this last week! I'm glad your first few days have went well! Thanks for joining us for the Back to School challenge at Whimsical Wednesday!
Amber

Heather said...

Oh, I love it!! Love the sparkle on the nut. Thanks for playing with us at BBTB2!