Sunday, August 17, 2014

Back to School with Lacy Sunshine

It's time for a new challenge at Lacy Sunshine and the theme is Back to School.  Where has the summer gone, eh?  There are lots of adorable Back to School stamps at the Lacy Sunshine Shoppe, but Eleanor and Pickles caught my eye.  It was the backpack.  You see, 4 years ago I made a similar backpack for one of my BFF's daughter because she was starting high school and on Wednesday, she, her Mom and I are flying to CO to take her to U of CO Boulder.  OMG!!!!  COLLEGE!  I can't believe it.  (BTW, This is the girl who invented the word "boofy", meaning beautiful, at age 3, and you all know we still use it today.  sniff sniff)  So I thought it would be fun to make her a new backpack and card.   It'll be fun to see if Hayley remembers the first one.

I made the backpack from a tutorial from way back by my dear friend DeeDee. I still had some of the cute apple DP (do you believe that!?) and dragged out my Cricut to cut the apple from the Create a Critter cartridge.  I sized Eleanor and Pickles to fit the opening and colored according to the scheme of the paper.  I also printed the image twice more, once for the card, and again to fussy cut Pickles to peek out the side.  See him up there?  I Hayley's name in Alpha Beads, just like the first one.

 Here's the side view.  It has straps and everything,  Isn't it cute?

The card is simple, as I wanted the image to take center stage.  They're colored with Copics, fussy cut and popped a top an oval cut with Spellbinders. Instead of "Back to School", it says "Off You GO".  We still can't believe it...COLLEGE!

There is tons of inspiration by the rest of the Sunshine Girls, so be sure to stop by the Challenge Blog and for a real treat.  We sure hope you join us for our Back to School Challenge.


  1. Donna, this is just too cute for words! You always incorporate lots of interesting visual details in your project. Beautiful and cohesive! Thanks for leaving this on our front porch here at 613 Avenue Create!
    Chana, Owner

  2. Wowzer Donna~ lovely project...
    Thanks for joining us over at Creative Corner Challenge~

  3. Hi, Donna,
    Ditto my comment above! Thanks bunches for playing along with us here at The Crafter's Cafe Challenge Blog!
    Chana, DT Coordinator

  4. Wonderful project, I love the main image and the bright cheerful colouring. Thanks for sharing with us at Sparkles Forum Challenges. Caz

  5. What a delightfully fun backpack design!! The perfect way to say goodbye to summer and hello to a new school year!

    Thanks for sharing this wonderful project with the CCEE Stampers, Donna!

  6. Gorgeous Donna :) Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x

  7. This is soo cute! I love the little image and the papers you used.

    Samantha – HIMCR DT
    Designs by Sammy

  8. EEK! This is just darling! Why can I not color like you? This is amazing!!


  9. Beautiful project Donna, love the bright, primary colours you've used. We have a new challenge starting today at Sparkles if you'd like to join in, sorry I'm running a bit late but thanks for playing along with us at Sparkles last month!

    Brenda B
    Sparkles DT


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