Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Tiddly Inks - School Day Fun

Well, it's crunch time now.  T-minus less then two weeks and counting and then school will be back in session in my neck of the woods.  I have gotten a lot done with the set up of my classroom and now it is time to think about the other aspects of the first day of school.  Planning, scheduling, what activities we will be doing on the first day and so much more.  I feel the push now and my next two weeks will be filled with the end of summer activities combined with school day preparation activities.  I'm not going to blink at all over these next two weeks because if I do I may miss it all!

Talking about back to school brings us to our new challenge over at Tiddly Inks.  This time around our challenge is School Day Fun, and what a great time to have this challenge!  Create a Back to School project and then link it up to our challenge blog.  Don't forget to use a Tiddly Inks image, Christy has so many great ones that are just perfect for this challenge.  When you stop by to see the cards created by the rest of the Tiddly Inks DT you will see what I mean.

Now, since I am a teacher I thought it would be fitting for me to use Christy's image, Teacher, for my project today.  Even better, this sweet image is only a dollar in the store, you just can't go wrong with that!  And, also in honor of mwah I decided to make my project to sit on my desk at school.  I was originally inspired by THIS project on Pinterest but I modified it just slightly to fit my needs.  

Since I am a primary school teacher I love to use primary school colors on my school projects.  I also have been in such awe of the amazing backgrounds created by my fellow Tiddly Inks DT members that I decided to give one a try myself.  You really need to see how awesome these ladies are with their backgrounds!  I couldn't find any I thought would fit with my project so I decided to use this tree from MIC.  I think of it as the tree of knowledge!

Materials Used:
Copic Markers
Glossy Accents
Cheery Lynn die
Crystal Embellishments

Now it's your turn!  I can't wait to see what you create!
Thanks so much for stopping by,


  1. Wow, love your creation. Your coloring is super and I love the layout.

  2. Marlena ~~ I love your note holder!! It's perfect for your desk @ school!! :) :)
    I was a kindergarten teacher for 8 years and it took every fiber of my being not to use primary colors for this challenge!! LOL When I picked my papers, I changed my mind 3 times until it wasn't the typical school colors!! Thanks so much for your comment on my blog this morning!! Made me smile!! :) :) :)
    Hope you have a GREAT start to the school year!!

  3. PS ~~ the tree makes perfect sense to me ~~ after all ~~ you are growing young minds, too!!! :) :) :)


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