Here is the list for ALL team members, but again don’t panic, we will highlight a few each day so you can come back and visit a few at a time if you want because we know how busy you Moms – and Dads – are! You have until Saturday night 11:55 PM CST to leave a comment at Susan K Weckesser’s My Sweet Earth.
Here is the entire blog hop list:
Susan K Weckesser
Rita Barakat – Design Team Member
Lynne Mizera – Design Team Member
Jeanie Dickinson – Guest Designer
Tracy Easson – Design Team Member
Tatiana Allen - Guest Designer
Einat Kessler – Design Team Member
Jaine Drake – Guest Designer - that's me!
Julie Short – Design Team Member
JJ Sobey - Design Team Member
Allie Gower – Guest Designer
Keri Sallee – Guest Designer
Now for my bit. I can't tell you how thrilled I am to be able to take part in this blog hop as a guest for Susan.
I thought long and hard about making a mini book but it didn't seem to meet the Back to School theme no matter how hard I tried, but then I came up with an idea to create a mini out of envelopes which would serve not only as a notebook/mini journal but somewhere to stash those little cards and notes for dentist appointments or school card etc. I have grown up girlies so I no longer cover books with plastic or make gym bags so a small notebook to keep in a handbag (yep no more back packs either) is just the thing. It might be small but this post has many photo's so be warned, you might need a cup of tea.
The pages are decorated with Susans "Live in color" and "Beautiful Daydreams" papers from Susiebee Studios and filled with oodles of doodles ink spots and scribbles through Susan's border stencil.
The base of the book is created from mini envelopes which have been sealed down, sliced open again and taped together to form a spine.
My original plan was to fill the pages with cut down note paper so they could be used to write notes on.
All of the pages have these notches cut out of them along with the writing papers.
As you see the pockets are very handy for putting cards, notes and tickets in.
It soon became obvious as I was working that my idea to use the pages just for note making was going to go totally out of the window and each page became so much more once I'd stencilled and decorated them.
If you're still awake, well done. The other full time and part time members of the DT have been working hard too and the next stop on your hop is the blog of Julie Short.
Thanks for looking and have fun.