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Off To School

Now that you've seen a little peek of each of our NEW collections, we want to share some projects from our Pocket Chicks, who had lots of fun creating with them. Today, we'll start with Off To School ... I think you will like what you see.

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Going Back To School by Guiseppa Gubler
Guiseppa says, "I just have to say ... I usually never purchase school collections, but this one is absolutely fabulous. I would have plucked this one right off the shelve ... no hesitation. All of the colors go perfectly together. Most school collections are way to bright and cartoony. Not this one. I loved it for my daughters school pictures because this collection would appeal to the older school goers."

Who's Ready? by Pamela Young
Pamela explains, "I used some ink and dabbed it around one of the filter paper embellishments. Then I added the filter, slightly off from the outline of the border I just created using ink and then added some red stitching around it all. It gives a little bit of an artsy feel to my school layout. Love this line!"

Ready 2 Learn by Amy Peterman
I love this collection!!!! It's the perfect combo of old-school elements, classic patterns and today's trendy colors. And, who wouldn't love those printed Filter Embellishments and that fun flocked transparency (alphabet overlay)?


Toppers Small Trish Harwick
Pencil Toppers by Trish Harwick
Trish says, "The Off to School line is just in time for those back to school gifts for teachers and friends! This is honestly one of my all time favorite back to school lines! The color scheme is a great mix of primary colors with some unexpected additions! The apple motif inspired me to create these cute pencil toppers with the help of my electronic die cutter. I think these will make great back to school gifts for my kids' friends!"

ABC by Suzanne Sergi
Suzanne states, "Fancy Pants has done it again! I love the retro feel of the Off to School Collection! Full of perfect themed embellishments, that help to document the school years. I will admit, the apple pattern is my favorite! It helped to enhance this sweet photo of my Kindergartner. I always take photos of my children after the school year has ended. I enjoy watching how much they have changed from the beginning of the school year. My Macie cannot sit still while her photo is being taken, so I have learned to snap away. I was so happy to have this photo of my little girl. I believe she was in the process of throwing the apple in the air! Nonetheless, this school collection will simply make you smile!"


Off to School card
Off To School by Charity Hassel
Charity says, "For this card, I used some pieces from the banner chipboard set for this line and placed them on my title. The strips of patterned paper in this line made this card quick and easy to create."


Growing Up by Lisa Andrews
Lisa says, "Not only is this line perfect for documenting all sorts of school occasions, but the color palette is just so versatile for other subjects too. Here I used the Off To School line to share a page about how my daughter is growing up and becoming such an amazing young lady."


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School of Rock by Vicki Chrisman
Vicki explains, "This is defiantly not your traditional 'school' layout, but I just had to! LOL! When I pulled these photos out from the boys doing karaoke, 'School of Rock' just came to mind and made me laugh. As I started looking at the Design Embellishments and other goodies with this line, I found so many little things that just pulled it all together—especially when I saw the "School Rocks" Design Embellishment!"


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Big Dreams by Allison Landy
Allison says, "The moment I saw this line, I was in love. The retro feel of the colors make this a perfect palette for either boy or girl layouts, elementary, middle, high school, or even university layouts ... which meant this line was perfect for me! I recently decided to go back to school and started my first course toward my doctorate degree just last week! So, I grabbed my particularly favorite paper (of which I believe I need 100 sheets) of the grid/ruler design and went to town. I'm thrilled with how those teals really add pop to the desaturated hues!"

Thanks by Pamela Young
Pamela says, "This one's another fast and easy card. Using the chipboard banners, I created a pattern on the bottom of the card. Then I added a strip of paper and a chipboard apple (LOVE those apples!). Then the 'Thanks' was cut from the Learning piece of paper."


Math Whiz by Leah Farqharson
Leah states, "Our oldest son is really great with math—in fact, it's probably his favorite subject. I'm continually amazed at the level of difficulty of the stuff that he just grasps with ease. I definitely feel really blessed to have 2 little guys that don't struggle with school! This was a photo I grabbed of him graphing number coordinates one day. Is he really only 8? It was fun to take the photo and diecut it out to draw a bit of attention to it! The colors and vintage flair to this line really drew me in—I can't wait to create more with it!"

I hope you've enjoyed seeing these cool school creations! Come back again tomorrow for more. We'll be showcasing our Oct. 31 collection!

-Amy Peterman



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