Monday, August 15, 2011

Back to School Blog Hop

Welcome to the BACK TO SCHOOL BLOG HOP! We are all here to back to school by showing you amazing projects that have been designed with the fabulous and amazing eCraft.  .

If you just arrived here from Rosy's blog then you are in the right place. If you just happened upon my blog please start at the beginning over at Raven's blog.  That way you will be able to see all of the amazing
projects and you will have more ways to win.
I received my eCraft a few months ago and I have been experimenting with it a little here and there.  I love that you can look up any files online and just let your imagine run with it.  It's so easy to not have to buy one cartridge for a few images that you like and to just have exactly what you need at the click of the mouse.  I also like the clean cuts that you get from the ecraft.  It's truly an amazing machine!

For this hop I have created a note card gift set to give to a teacher as a welcome back to school gift.  This is great for the teacher to give students little notes throughout the year and to continue encouraging them and making them smile.  The gift set consists of note cards, envelopes and a gift box.  This was actually inspired from a post I had seen at Hand to Paper.  There are a lot of pictures posted below so brace yourself! 

Here's a list of my supplies:
  • Mini Note Pad and Card Set and Matchbox file from The Cutting Cafe to make the envelopes and the box (I used Make the Cut software to import the files and cut with the eCraft).  
  • The notepads were pdf files that were included with that set and I matted on cardstock.  
  • The top of the box was matted with a page from DCWV Grade School stack and Creative Memories cardstock.  
  • The flower punch (on the cover and on the envelopes) is from Creative Memories. 
  • The For my Teacher stamp is from Joy's Life All Around Sentiment stamp set (I used the masking technique to only stamp the center). 
  • Wide Eyed Kids Face Assortment from Peachy Keen Stamps to decorate the flower die cut on the envelope. 
Okay so you probably want to know what you can win, right? As some of you may have heard from this hop this amazing eCraft machine that we are all using is created by This company is really amazing, their customer service is fabulous and the products are top notch. Well when they heard about our hop they decided to giveaway (1) One eCraft to (1) One lucky winner (color may vary)!!!  

In addition, I will be giving away a $10 gift certificate to Peachy Keen Stamps.  To be eligible for these prizes you must:

1) Please leave one comment here on my blog (Only one comment will be
qualify per person additional comments will not count.)
2) Become a follower of my blog.

3) Stop by eCraft's Facebook Page and like them to see more awesome projects and tutorials.
We are also having another blog hop on September 5th. ALL comments left today and on the September 5th blog hop will be eligible to win the eCraft so this will give you more chances to win. (1) One lucky winner will be announced on Raven's Blog on September 10th. The winner will also be listed on the eCraft's Facebook Page  (this is why it's a good idea to like them on facebook!)

All are welcome to hop, however the eCraft giveaway is only open to U.S. entries. Thank you so much for your understanding. Please be sure to comment by August 22, 2011.

Now you can hop along to Craftwell USA and check out more information, videos and projects that can be made with the eCraft!  Hope you had fun hopping and God bless!!!


Raven B said...

OH my Zeni. I LOVE this set. I want one lol. Any teacher would be so happy to get this I'm sure. Thank you so much for being in the hop I LOVE your projji.

Pamela Pattison Lash said...

Just beautiful - I 'm certain the teacher will love this gift! As always, Z, a true treasure! Cyber hugs!!

Martha galvez said...

What an awesome gift! As a teacher i know this will be well used! great job. thanks for sharing. Already a follower and love it.
pattig161 at yahoo dot com

Chris and Emily said...

This is too cute. I'll have to keep something like this in mind, for sure!

Anonymous said...

Fabulous. Thank you so much for sharing.

Tanya said...

Holy Moly chick!! you have been busy!! this is amazing!! I know the teacher will just LOVE it!!! I soo have to talk with you more about the Ecraft!! I think I may just NEED IT!!!


Emily said...

This is too cute! I'm a new follower :-)


Mrs. Green said...

Those little note cards and envelopes are awesome!

michelegreen120 at gmail dot com

Erika Valdez said...

WOW Zeni I love this!! You did an amazing job with this set!!

Lots of Love,

Jovan said...

What a great gift set! I love all the details!

Judy said...

This set is just awesome! I am having a 'love affair' with these great card sets that I see! I am a happy follower...
jejaeb at cfl dot rr dot com

Dee said...

I love your project. It is just so adorable.

TFS, Dee:)

the purple muse said...

OMG! That is the coolest teacher gift I idea-- it keeps on giving! :-) TFS!

tammy dot schmitt at mac dot com

Cathie w said...

very cute and I love this hop idea...TFS!!!


Carley said...

Oh my word Zeni! You did such a fabulous job! I so want to make this it is adorable! You are so talented so this does not surprise me at all! Have a fabulous day!

VinDeeLoo said...

Too cute.

vndlewis at rocketmail dot com

WAM Family said...

Zeni, this is perfect!!! You always do great projects. I love the papers that you used. TFS


Ruthie said...

THis is such a great project! Love it

callyannc said...

This is so very cool. I love it! Very talented. Thanks for the hop too. CallyAnn(follower)

Vicki said...

Once again you have posted an incredible project!! Thanks Zeni!

Cathi said...

Adorable set! Really great, inspiring glad I found your blog!

Cathi Carpenter

sweetlilscrapper said...

wow this is amazing!
sweetlilscrapper at hotmail dot ca

Denise O'Connor said...

What a nice gift! Love the bright primary colors as well!

peaces said...

Simply O u t s t a n d i n g!!

teachU14 said...

Hey Zeni... this gift set is amazing! I love it and I'm sure it would make any teacher's day :)

Anniebee said...

Hi, Zeni! These are just cute as can be! Lucky teachers to have your kids in their classes! They're going to get brownie points right off the bat! LOL


Percilla G said...

Wow 3 times
I love the card set _ my student would love to receive those

Maria said...

Beautiful gift set! TFS

Thanks for the chance to win.

I'm a follower.

Precious Memories Scrapbooking & More said...

that is an awesome gift! I love the 2 draws in the box! may have to keep that one in the back of my mind! Adorable
I did all 3 requirements.
pmsm0412 at gmail dot com

Stephanie K said...

Wow what a great set! Any teacher would love to get this note set! This is my 1st bloghop and I am getting so many ideas and finding so many great blogs to follow!

Stephanie Kohler

cx500tc at aol dot com

Kathy's Kreative Spot said...

Awesome project for the teacher.
I have fulfilled allthe requirements for the giveaway.
Katsews at gmail dot com

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

I love blog hops, and was happy to find out about this one. Thanks for a chance to win too.
terriavidreader at yahoo dot com

Jeannie Phillips said...

What a beautiful set. Thanks for the chance to win an ecraft.

Amanda said...

Love the card set! Thanx~prhmangel at gmail dot com been following via gfc 4 a while! love your blog!

Heather said...

What a beautiful gift set! All of you on the blog hop have given me such great ideas and inspiration! Thank you!

heather.abels at gmail dot com

Bunny Quilts said...

A handwritten note is a gift you'll get back. What a nice idea.
thanks for sharing.

Clare D. said...

I am following via Networked Blogs! I already like the E-Craft on Facebook! Thanks for the chance to win! cjdempsey9 at msn dot com

Jill Angel said...

What a great idea for a back to school gift! TFS!

Jessica said...

oh wow is this cute!! Great job!!
creativestamperspot@gmail dot com

Judy said...

Great blog hop!

Jennifer said...

Such a sweet idea! Not only will the teacher enjoy this, but can you imagine how the parents and students will feel when they get such a special note?

shersl84bed said...

Fun set Zeni. Love that paper. I was super shocked to see that it was a box. Love it.

Smiles Sher

Scrappin' Sista said...

You did a fabulous job Sista! I didn't expect anything different though. TFS and scrappy hugs to you my friend.

askscrappinsista (at) hotmail (dot) com

Shayla said...

What a WONDERFUL giveaway!!!

I have a cricut, but dont use it often because of always needing to deal with cleaning and buying new mats :/

I have also "liked" and commented the facebook page :)

Thank you for this opportunity!!! :)

Darlene said...

What a beautiful gift set!!! I've long been a follower, although I don't always have time to comment on your fabulous projects. Thanks for the amazing giveaway chance!

Ruthie @ SeptemberNinth said...

Hi Zeni!

Your gift is darling! The teacher is going to LOVE it!

Thanks for the chance to win!

Ruthie :)

Unknown said...

Useful and thoughtful, too! I just love it!!! Thank you for the chance to win! I'm new at eCrafting!!!

Holly Lefevre said...

What a great idea for a teacher gift - they always need notecards! Brilliant! Thanks for the opportunity.

Tambo said...

What a great job on this set! Amazing. I love it. tfs Tami
Tambo's Creations

Haidee said...

Discovering NEW talent is FANTASTIC. Now following you !!!


You did such a outstanding JOB!!!!