Friday, August 21, 2009

Back to School Template Challenge

Well, since it's already Saturday for most of you I thought I'd go ahead and post my My Time to Create Template Challenge project. I have to say - I absolutely LOVE the way this one turned out!! The challenge this month was to use one of the My Timeless Templates to create a Back-to-School themed project.

I used Lauren's new Tucked Away template to create a little gift box to hold some candies for one of Dean's preschool teachers, Sarah. (and yes, we have a lot of important Sarah's in our life. The fabulous babysitter is Sarah. And when Dean starts talking about "Auntie Sarah" it usually takes me a minute to figure out if he means his teacher or my good friend Sarah. Sarah must be the new Jennifer...LOL).

Anyway, I went hybrid on this cute little project using printed digi papers and elements from the It's Elementary digi kit by Dani Mogstad (Sweet Shoppe) combined with my old stand-by - Kraft CS!! I tied the whole thing up with some twine, using a button to loop the twine around as a closure, and added a chalkboard-esque tag (printed digi ellies). So what do you think? Cute yeah?

We'd love for you to play along this week! Just use one of Lauren's Timeless Templates to create your own Back-to-School project and post a link on Lauren's blog via Mr. Linky for a chance to be one of 5 "My Time to Shine" projects featured on Lauren's blog next week!

Be sure to stop by the rest of the My Time to Create DT blogs to see what the other girls have created:
Thanks for stopping by and have a fantastic weekend!!
-Jen

11 comments:

Maria Levine said...

Jen this is awesome! Love that little chalkboard tag! I love how you do alot of digital!

Alicia said...

Looks great....love how you tied it all up with the twine

Lauren (mytime) said...

Girl you and these digi kits! Youa re KILLIN me here.
You must go through SOOOOOO much ink too! LOL! Well worth it I might add. This is beyond cute

Justine said...

O you know you rocked it chicca!! Love everything you do and how precious is that, that it is from Dean. Cute!
Did Lauren ever go through that last challenge and select a winner. I actually participated in that one but never saw her post anything. She did say that she had not gotten to go through them properly but that was the last thing I saw.
Hugz

Odette said...

Jen I love your project, it is so well finished, love how you tied.

Stampin' Pam said...

Jen I LOVE this - it is so cute and you do Hybrid SO darn well. THe "chalkboard" tag is the perfect finishing touch to an adorable project.

Dana Gustafson said...

Hey hybrid girl! What a great kit combined with Lauren's template. I love the chalkboard tag and the twine + button closure combo. Super fantastic as ALWAYS!

Kristin Bueter said...

I love how clean and simple you kept this! The kraft box with that cute paper is awesome! Especially with the hemp twine and the ultra cute "chalkboard" you created! I LOVE that! You always make it look so easy to be sooo good! Aargh :O)

Amy said...

Hi, Jen. It was great running into you today. Dean looks so grown up. You are such an awesome mommy. Your project looks so crispy and colorful. Thanks for sharing your work!!!

Laura said...

This is stinkin adorable. Great job with the challenge.

Dee Dee said...

This is SO cute! Love the little chalkboard.