Saturday, August 13, 2011

Back to School Blog Hop

Hello all, 

Welcome to the Back to School blog hop hosted by me! I'm so excited to be hosting my first blog hop. It is so much fun and I am so honored to have 12 AMAZING ladies join me. Back to School is an exciting time around here. 
My two boys go back to school next Tuesday and I hope my little girl gets into Preschool this September. With them all in school, I will have more uninterrupted time to do more cards! I asked everyone to talk about what back to school means to them. It means buying school supplies, clothes, shoes and meeting teachers...busy, busy, busy. I will be celebrating when they get on the bus Tuesday. I still have so much to do in this house, it will be great to have an opportunity to clear out the rest of these boxes. I made four cards for this special occasion. 

First card: Back to School bus card, the bus is cut from Doodlecharm. I put some cute little PeachyKeen faces in the bus' windows, for kids. You know everyone is not all smiles when it's time for school so, I had to add an angry face. The sentiment is from Joy's Life Holiday Occasions set. 

Second card: Backpacking Back to School, I cut the backpack from Locker talk. The sentiment is computer generated. All paper is from different DCWV stacks. 

Third card: Fist day of School, the cut is from Locker talk. All paper is from PTI.

 Fourth card: High School, the cut is from Locker talk. The paper is from DCWV and I used some twine. This card is the one that means the most, my oldest child is starting High School. He is my baby and he is growing up so fast. When I took him to Freshmen orientation this week I got teary eyed. 

These are my cards for the hop I hope you like them. I have some great giveaways for you! The first is a PTI set; you can win this set by becoming a follower and leaving a comment. 



Second giveaway is an awesome one; some great wrinkled ribbon in fun Halloween colors and Joy's Life Halloween Puns. I know this is a Back to School hop but I thought I'd get you a jump start on Halloween. Donated by Joy, this is a fun Halloween set. To win the Halloween giveaway all you need to do is enter a back to school project. The only rule is no back linking! You have until next Saturday to enter. I will announce the winners on Monday the 22nd. Please go visit all the wonderful blogs on this hop, I hope they inspire you!..


Blog Line Up:

Jovan   http://www.cardsbyjovan.com/  That's me















71 comments:

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Like the Back to School projects. Especially like the faces on the project. Ive been a follower for awhile. Starting hop.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"
http://CreatedbySunshineHoneyBee.blogspot.com

Jayne said...

Hi Jovan,congratulations on hosting your first blog hop.Love your card set and the angry face amongst the happy ones on the bus!
Just hopping by.
Jayne x

Anonymous said...

such beautiful cards.

Amy said...

Great cards Jovan! Thanks for hosting a fun blog hop and for letting me be a part of it! :)Amy

Adrian said...

Great job, Congrats on hosting 1st blog hop! Thanks for asking me to be part of this great line up:)

Tami B. said...

I've seen that little angry face on the bus a few times. How cute!

Glenda said...

Jovan, congrats on hosting your first blog hop! Love all your cards! The litle faces are so cute!
Glenda
http://glendascards.blogspot.com/

Melissa said...

Great job on your creations, love them, thanks so much for inviting me to participate on this wonderful hop!

Sharon said...

Awesome cards!!!! Our children are grown but I know that they are looking forward to sending our Grands off to school. Most of the Grands are excited for school to start also. Monday is the big day here. I love the school bus with those darling faces in the windows!! :)
anmeron at alabamabroadband dot net

Patti B said...

Great cards. And thanks for the hop. I love to see so much talent.

lebpab21408atyahoodotcom
pattispaperfun.blogspot.com

Judy said...

Four great cards, but the faces was definitely my fav! No kiddies left at home to send off the school:0) I am a new follower...
jejaeb at cfl dot rr dot com

Laurie said...

I'm your newest follower! Congrats on your first blog hop, how fun!! Very cute cards, reminds me of when my kids went back! TFS!
Laurie
scrapsbysissy.blogspot.com

Sherrie K. said...

Great cards~love the little PK faces on th bus. Too cute! Congrats on your first blog hop~glad to be a part of it:)

Sherrie K
http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

Suzy said...

Awesome cards! I'm a first grade teacher getting ready to go back to school. This hop sure put me in the mood ;) Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win!!
Suzy [email protected]

DIANA L. said...

Great hop wish I had access to my art studio so I could enter a project but I will still hop!!

DIANA L
http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com

Creations by Shirl said...

Great cards - everyone is only so perfect...

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Great cards Jovan! Thanks for the invite on this fun hop!
Carri-abusybee

Staying Crafty said...

Adorable cards! What an awesome hop lineup :) Thanks for having me.

joydee1963 said...

My son is a sopmore in high school,They growup too fast!Great blog hop! Love all your cards!Locker talk is a great cart,I am a new follower,joydee1963 at yahoo dot com

TyTynNiyasmom said...

Congrats on hosting your first hop! You did a great job on all your projects! My oldest started high school this year too:) Can't wait to see what everyone else has done.

Candace
mypassion4scrappin.blogspot.com

Kimberly said...

Wow your cards are so cute!! I love them!!! What a fun challenge to do!

teachU14 said...

Great cards. Love those PKS faces on the bus and the patterned paper you picked. Can't wait to see what the rest of the ladies came up with :)

www.shortycreations.com

Cindy said...

Hi Jovan,GORGEOUS job with all your BEAUTIFUL cards!I LOVE the one with the little bus and the cute faces,So SWEET!Congrats on hosting your first hop and thanks so much for having me be part of it!Have a SUPER weekend my friend!!:)

ChatterScene.com said...

Great project:)

lmkindell1 said...

very cute cards.

Linda

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lindashappyplace.blogspot.com

Jenni said...

Adorable Cards! I like how you'll be celebrating when your kids go back to school!
Hugs, Jenni
http://mylollipopgarden.blogspot.com

Mommy's Crafty Creations said...

Great cards. TFS!!

Veronica
mommyscraftycreations.blogspot.com
mommyscraftycreations at gmail dot com

Carol's Creations said...

Very cool projects...I love the little faces on the bus!

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Entered my Owl Tag Bookmarker.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"
http://CreatedbySunshineHoneyBee.blogspot.com

Lynda said...

I love all of the cards that you have shared with us today! They are so adorable! I'm a new follower and I am looking forward to visiting often! I'm off to continue on the hop!

Lynda
rlhamm1 at gmail dot com
blossomingbutterflycreations.blogspot.com

Emily said...

Great job on your projects and thanks for hosting such a wonderful hop! There have been a lot of fun projects to look at :)

Emily (coolcricutcreations at yahoo dot com)

Scrapper69 said...

Oh My Heck Jovan! Such great Blog Candy! And your cards are adorable! Love the face stamps on the school bus card.... This is a wonderful Hop and I'm so happy to be apart of it! :o)
Theresa

Lisa said...

Your cards are so awesome!! Love the faces on the bus!! I'm off to hop along... :)

Lisa
http://indymermaid.blogspot.com

My 3 E Scrapbooking said...

They are all super cute cards! I love the little faces peeking out of the school bus!! The pattern papers on all of them are perfect! Have fun with your new found time starting in September! Thanks for inviting me to be a part of the fun today!

Frank-LEE Speaking... said...

These are some great cards Jovan. Congrats on your 1st of many Blog Hops. Smooches... Felicia

Jen_H said...

Congrats on hosting your first blog hop! Love your creations. Locker Talk is on my wishlist. I am a new follower!
~~Jen H~~
jolton0503atyahoodotcom

Peggy Sue said...

4 great projects! Congrats on hosting your first blog hop, what a great theme!
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Barb said...

I love how there is that one angry face in the bus window! Looking forward to visiting all the stops on the hop! Thanks for hosting and for the chance to win!

http://barbshobbyhighlights.blogspot.com/

Cathy said...

Super job on all your back to school cards. thanks for hosting the awesome hop.
mexicopetshop at hotmail dot com
cathyplus5.blogspot.com

Ryansmaama said...

Love your projects. I have become a follower and can't see what you may have to share with us.--Ryansmaama
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Amanda said...

Oh Jovan, I just love all your great back to school cards.. Thanks so much for letting me be a part of your fabulous blog hop..

Scrappy Hugs,
Amanda:0)

Pat N. said...

Your cards are great, and this was a fun hop! TFS!--Pat N.

Creative Diva said...

Great cards! I love them all. I am a new follower. I will enter a card this week. Thanks for the chance to win.

Hugs,
Patty
creativediva98.blogspot.com
creativediva98 at gmail dot com

Tina said...

Love your cards! Thanks for hosting! I can't wait to see what everyone else has created! What fun!!
Tina
www.myhoppyplace.blogspot.com

callyannc said...

All of your cards...super cute! Thanks for the hop and cannot wait to see the rest! CallyAnn(new follower)
http://callyanncraftycreations.blogspot.com

callyannc said...

Thanks for the fun hop. Everyone is so talented. I loved the crayon wreath! CallyAnn
http://callyanncraftycreations.blogspot.com

bonnie said...

How stinkin' cute are these sweet projects...love them! I added a link too! ;) Hugs x

Maribel said...

You are hosting a blog hop and challenge?! How exciting! I will have to start working on something to enter here:) I love your projects! I never thought I needed Locker Talk...but you have convinced me that I do!
Maribel

Karen said...

All your cards are great! I especially like the backpack one! Thanks for the chance to win! I'm a new follower!

Karen
craftedwithlovebykaren.blogspot.com

Dawn, RI said...

Your cards are nice, I did the bus in Locker talk and added PK faces in the windows also and used a special bus driver sentiment
by PBD. I already linked it on Pink By Designs community message board and on my blog :
www.dawnsdpl-papercrafting.blogspot.com. I became a follower and cant wait to get thru this hop...
Dawn RI
[email protected]

Treva said...

Great cards, tfs.

Nynaboo said...

Very cute cards, this is the first time I've seen your blog, I'll have to look around. Thanks for the chance to win!

karen said...

OH, back to school already...

Really cute projects - love the little bus. :0)
Karen

Mrs. Green said...

I love the grumpy face on the bus! So cute!

michelegreen120 at gmail dot com
www.michelegreen.com

scrappinC said...

Super cute cards. Love the faces on the bus and the back pack is cute.
TFS!
Cindy Lou
endurapuppy at yahoo dot com
http://scrappinc.blogspot.com

Suzanne said...

Super cute cards!!! Thank you for sharing

Suzanne Watanabe 
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Anonymous said...

I love the school bus-way too cute.
Angie M.

LAscrapper said...

Your cards are too cute!! Thanks for sharing your magic!

Besos,
Melissa

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DtsArt said...

great cards. Super cute

Kristine said...

Hi Jovan!! WOW, such awesome back-to-school cards here. LOVE that you added those fun faces in the bus windows, heehee--too CUTE!! What a fun li'l hop! Oh I wonder if it's okay that I edit my post today to include this and link up? Although after seeing these fabulous thumbnails I don't know that I stand a chance. REALLY Fabby stuff here!!

P.s. Dontcha just LOVE the cricut?? I've only had mine a few months but loving it more and more! :)

Nicole said...

Great blog hop!! Congrats on your first one!

Nicole

JulieK said...

Fantastic projects and great Hop!!

JulieK
http://jk-littlebitofbling.blogspot.com/

girlia said...

thanks for allowing to participate in the hop. It was fun! Congrats on your first hop and challenge.

Judy said...

Hi Jovan,
How fun these cards are. My granddaughter out there in CO goes back to school next week she is not to happy... I love all these cards you are doing.
Wishing you a wonderful day.
Judy

Sonia said...

Hi Jovan
You did a fabulous creations, my fav is the school bus card with the PeachyKeen faces. Great Job!
-Sony
Sonia-Studio60

Sharon said...

Awesome bloghop and great challenge!!! Such wonderful inspiration from all of the talented line-up of Ladies!! :)

Marita ♫♫♫ said...

Great cards, but back to school bus project is fabolouse♥.

Hugs Marita♫♫

Patti said...

Jovan, these cards are adorable. I love the bus with the PKS faces. Wonderful job, thanks for sharing.

callahancountrybugs.blogspot.com

DIANA L. said...

Great job on the blog hop thanks for the challenge

The Archiving Angel said...

Hello Jovan, I am your newest follower. So nice to have found your lovely blog. I was checking out your creations and really enjoying your creativity.
Best of luck with your stationary business & congrats on the blog hop. It is always fun to be asked to participate in one.
I enjoyed seeing your lovely work.
Hope you stop by my blog & follow along as well.
Crafty best wishes,
Sonia

myapyapooh said...

Wonderful cards thanks for sharing