Saturday, August 24, 2013

PPPR "Back to School" blog hop

Happy Saturday and welcome to the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons' "Back to School" blog hop where the design team will be featuring back to school projects utilizing PPPR products.  You should have arrived at my blog after visiting the lovely Melisa's blog.  If you did not start at the beginning of the blog hop, then you can go HERE to start at the very top.  For my project, I decided to do a scrapbook layout.  I am behind on my scrapbooking (aren't we all??) so I used this as an opportunity to catch up on some back to school pictures.  

I used the "Back 2 School" cutting files for my title and backpack and the "Borders 2" cutting files for my scallop border.  I also decided to use up some old stuff in my stash and pulled out alphabet stickers for my title :-)  My background papers are from a Recollections "Seasons" paper pad.  

Lisa is offering some blog candy for our hop today -

For a chance to win, you must be a follower of each blog and leave a comment on each blog. For extra chances, you can also "LIKE" Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons on Facebook  and/or sign up for the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons Newsletter . A random winner will be chosen for the prize on Tuesday, August 27. Only US or Canadian mailing addresses, please.

Don't forget that our "Back to School" challenge is open to you too!!  All you need to do is create a back to school themed project using Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons' files and link your project to our challenge.  Here are the challenge guidelines -

1. The project must be Back to School-themed. Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons products must be the focus of the project.

2. Please link to your actual blog post...not to your blog. If you don't have a blog, you can add a photo of your project to the Back to School Challenge photo folder in the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons Project Parade Facebook Group

3. You can enter as many different Back to School projects as you want for more chances to win.

4. The challenge will run for 3 weeks. You must link up your project by 11:55 pm CST on Saturday, September 14, 2013.

5. One random winner of a $10 Gift Certificate to PPPR will be chosen. Our Design Team will also choose our PPPR Top 3. Winners will be announced on Wednesday, September 18, 2013.

Your next stop on the hop is the lovely Shannon.  Thanks for stopping by today, here is the complete lineup in case you get lost along the way.

Lisa ~

Ana Maria ~

Barb ~

Brianna ~

Candace ~

Jeanne ~

Melisa ~

Nicole ~

Shannon -

Tanya -

I am entering my project in the following challenges -
Cameo Creations  - Back to School Challenge
Scrappy Moms Stamps - Back to School Challenge
Simon Says Stamps - Back to School Challenge
Delightful Challenges - Back to School Challenge
Die Cuttin Divas - Back to School Challenge 129
2 Creative Chicks - Anything Goes for Kids


  1. I'm one of the people behind on scrapbooking. Great job on your layout and Thank You for sharing:)

  2. Super cute. The paper is out of this world cute

  3. A great layout and a fun way to "catchup" on your scrapping.

  4. Beautiful layout Nicole!! You perfectly captured the first day of school!! So bright and colorful!! <3

  5. woo hoo! what an awesome hop... your creation is too fab... love your LO and your photos are adorable...

  6. What a fun and colorful layout! Love it, Nicole!

  7. Beautiful layout! Love the great colors and patterns and that pretty scalloped border. This layout is just perfect with your back to school photos - so cute!

  8. Very fun and colorful layout. I like the backpack.
    I am a follower.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

  9. Great LO love the color combo and the pictures are adorable.

  10. Shannon!!! great layout! Super fun and colorful!!! Love love it! great job!!
    loves-Scrappin Madge
    i am a follower

  11. This is very nice, Nicole! Your daughter looks very sweet. And ready for school!

  12. Adorable layout! Thank you for playing along with us at Scrappy Moms Stamps!

    - Mel

  13. Great layout! I love the stitching aroung the edge. Signed up to follow your blog.

  14. Oh how cute. I like the papers and die cuts used.
    I'm a follower.
    TFS An'Jenic-

  15. Absolutely FAB layout! Perfect primary colors, and school images... and what a beautiful subject. :) Thanks for playing along in our Back 2 School challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog. :)

  16. I LOVE your LO Nicole!! Those pictures are super adorable and all the fun PPPR cuts are awesome!!!
    Thanks for sharing and have a GREAT Sunday!

  17. Wonderful layout - such precious school memories. Thanks for sharing at Delightful Challenges.
    Sr. Designer

  18. AWESOME job on this layout Nicole! Love the papers and fun cuts! Super cute pics!
    Have a great Sunday!
    Sherrie K

  19. Very cute layout!! You girls did an awesome job for this hop!
    Love it
    Deb C

  20. Great layout. love all the colors. I am a follower.

  21. such a fun and colorful layout! Love your design! And your daughter is beautiful =D

  22. Great LO. The pictures are super cute and everything just goes perfect together. Already a follower:)

  23. Such a fun LO for a lovely little gal on her first day back to school! Nice job.
    I am already a follower by email. Yippee!!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  24. your layout is super cute I love it thanks for sharing with all of us

  25. What a great Blog hop... I am a new follower. Love your LO such a pretty girl.

  26. What a cute LO and such sweet photos. Great memories. TFS at the DCD challenge this week.

  27. Love the big Back 2 School sentiment.
    kidshomelove at yahoo dot com

  28. Such a great layout, everything coordinates so well together, LOVE it!!

  29. She is so adorable. Wonderful layout.

  30. Super job on your layout. The Back 2 School and backpack files are great cuts. I like the scallop edging and bright happy colors. Wonderful job. I am also a follower of your blog.
    quilt 4 fun 2 at hot mail dot com

  31. Cute layout. I love the large title at the bottom of the layout.
    Thanks for the chance to win blog candy.
    I follow you.
    fourkidstwocats at msn dot com

  32. Great scrapbook layout with lovely pictures!
    Thanks for joining us at DCD this week!

  33. Great layout, love how you matched the colors to the middle picture!!

  34. Thanks for linking up over at 2 Creative Chicks.
    GD Gerda.