InStyle Stamps Blog Hop ~ Back to School



Happy Friday!!!       Yes, it’s time for another InStyle Stamps Blog Hop!!  

It’s beginning to feel like Autumn in the air – just in time for Back to School our theme for this month’s Blog Hop!   This little cutie is from the anime collection at ISS.  Her name is Janice.   

I’ve used DP from the new Basic Grey June Bug collection ~ as soon as I saw this vintage plaid print I knew it was meant to go with Janice!!    🙂       (Could be the fact that my kids all went to a catholic grade school and uniforms were required.  Janice’s skirt seems very similar – although they NEVER allowed the uniforms to be that short!   LOL    Definitely brought back a few memories!)  




I also took my first stab at one of the new popular backpacks!   Phew, that was ALOT of work!!     It even has little magnetic snaps on the inside of each pocket!   I think I’ve got a few more grey hairs from this one.    😀




As I’ve probably mentioned a few thousand times, I have ADORABLE twin granddaughters who will be starting 1st grade next week; So, I thought this little card and sentiment would be perfect for them. 




Now, for the details of this month’s Blog Hop!    PLEASE be sure to check out ALL the BACK TO SCHOOL themed projects from the always amazing ISS Design Team…   A listing which includes links to each of their blogs can be found on my sidebar ——————->

We are also, once again, having a contest ~ make sure you head on over to the InStyle Stamps Blog to vote for your favorite project!   The DT member who gets the most votes will win a prize … and YOU can WIN A PRIZE JUST FOR VOTING!!   

 Please remember, you do need to leave your name and a comment in order to be entered into the drawing. The contest will remain open until 11:59pm EST on Saturday, August 29th, and winners will be announced on Sunday.

Thanks for dropping in today!     (Hope you can take a peek at my post below for something NEW from ISS!)   





  1. Wow, love those colors and that DP is perfect for this project! That little backpack looks like wayyy too much work to hand over to a child LOL!!!

  2. Mary, I love your project!!! You are so talented with your coloring and designs. I love your blog and look forward to the inspiration that I get when I visit!! Hugs, Cathy

  3. Mary! This is SO cute!!! I love it!! The plaid paper is just perfect. Awesome job!!

  4. our uniforms were not that cool!! i love the little backpacks!!!

  5. Awesome card Mary 😉
    I LOVE how tou colored her, that twinkeling in her eye is sooooooooooooo real!

    Hugs, Janneke

  6. Mary this is AMAZING! What a great set! I love your coloring and your backpack turned out SUPER DUPER cute! Splendid work hun!
    Hugs~ Kim

  7. My goodness Mary, this is a super cute set. Just love it!!

  8. Hi Mary – so sweet! I love how you colored her…I really like red! and the backpack…super fun!
    the girls will love it!
    Pam Going Postal

  9. Mary, this is incredible! I love the plaid and the colors. What a grand idea, and that backpack…….fabulous!! Your coloring is superb. The image is adorable, too. Thanks for sharing such a cute project.

  10. Oh my gosh Mary!!! Your backpack is INCREDIBLE!!! Love the colouring, the DP……just gorgeous!!!!


  11. You are so right Mary!! Great minds think alike! I love the idea that we did the backpack for this challenge!
    I love the awesome coloring that you did too!
    Jodi =)

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