Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Geek is Chic Back 2 School Goodness

I am so in love with this new school themed line from Imaginisce.  It's packed with great colors, grid papers, tone on tone patterns and adorable embellishments.  I've barely dug into the possibilities with this collection but I'm dying to show it off to you.  I hope to inspire you with these projects below and then keep reading to see how you might be able to get your hands on your very own sample pack of Geek is Chic.

My first project is this cute little apple basket that I made for my daughter to give to her teacher at Meet the Teacher. I packed it with lots of Hershey's Kisses because I am sure she needed a chocolate fix after her first day with all those kids. ;)

Then I realized I couldn't give her a gift without a card so I made her this card.  I used the alphas that My Little Shoebox generously gave to all of us on the Imaginisce design team. I made the brad using my i-top!!!

Then I ran into a problem.  The evening before Meet the Teacher I learned that my daughter had two teachers this year - one focusing on Language Arts and the other focusing on Math/Science. So the night before I made another apple and a 2nd card.

I just love ruler and captions paper.  Of course I HAD to fussy cut the captions.

Here's a little collage I put together so that you could see different angles of the apple.  Once I made the template (anyone want me to share it?), it was SUPER easy to put together.
Every year I have my daughter make a sign to hold up.  Check out the signs we made last minute as an after though the mornings of Kinder and 1st grade.

Awww, my little Kindergarten girl!
 Going into 1st grade (no, she wasn't bald, her hair was in a braid)
Okay, let's be honest, those signs just weren't working for us and I just couldn't stop playing with this collection so I found a chalkboard sign at Hobby lobby and transformed it into this...

 Much better, right?  The only problem is that the night before her 2nd day of 2nd grade, I decided that every year starting with this year, I am going to take a photo on the day # of the grade she is going into.  So, 2nd day of 2nd grade, 3rd day of 3rd grade, etc.  So here's the official sign and photo. I am sure you will see a layout about her 2nd day of 2nd grade in the very near future!
So, what kind of grade would you give me for these projects? Of course, I would love you to tell me here by commenting on this post but I would love it just as much if you would share your love for my projects over on the Imaginisce blog TODAY.  Plus, they are offering a chance for you to win your very own sample pack of Geek is Chic!


Chelle said...

A# and can you give directions on how to make the apple basket??

Diana Waite said...

those creations are DARLING--love the apple theme-just FANTASTIC!

Cynthia Baldwin said...

So cute! Yes, please do share the template for your apple container. And I LOVE the altered chalkboard! Now if my 7th grader would just let me take a photo of him. (grr!)
Thanks for sharing - off to the Imaginisce blog now.

karahoward said...

Yes yes yes to the template. Thanks!!

Cindy said...

Yes I would love the template!!!