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Monday, September 23, 2013

It's a Back 2 School BLOG HOP!!

Welcome to the 2013 Susan K Weckesser Inc Design Team Back 2 School Blog Hop.  Our Design Team and Guest Designers have created a week’s worth of great projects to bring you inspiration and fun -- all themed around Back 2 School. We encourage you to visit each member’s blog, leave a comment and maybe find a new blog to follow. After you have visited all participating team member’s blogs, go back to THE STARTING POST at Susan K Weckesser’s My Sweet Earth Blog and leave a comment letting us know which project either inspired you or touched your heart. 

Don’t worry, you have all week to take your time and go through the blogs. We’ll feature a few each day at Susan K Weckesser Inc, but will draw names from comments left on THE STARTING POST for our grand prize.

Here is the list for ALL team members, but again don’t panic, we will highlight a few each day so you can come back and visit a few at a time if you want because we know how busy you Moms – and Dads – are! You have until Saturday night 11:55 PM CST to leave a comment at Susan K Weckesser’s My Sweet Earth.

Here is the entire blog hop list:

Susan K Weckesser
Rita Barakat – Design Team Member
Lynne Mizera – Design Team Member  (You Are Here)
Jeanie Dickinson – Guest Designer
Tracy Easson – Design Team Member
Tatiana Allen  - Guest Designer
Einat Kessler – Design Team Member
Jaine Drake – Guest Designer
Julie Short – Design Team Member
JJ Sobey - Design Team Member
Allie Gower – Guest Designer
Keri Sallee – Guest Designer

Here is what I "whipped up" for the Back2School hop... It's a BOOK BAG - and Don't you just love it?  

Now don't let the awesome-ness of this bag fool you - it took less  than two hours to get this beauty finished since all I did was stamp the images using Archival Ink (it's waterproof) and colored it all in using Sharpie Markers - YUP, Sharpies!!

I doodled a little with a fine tipped black pen just to highlight a few images like the hearts on the tree but that's about it.  Once I was finished I ironed the entire bag with very hot iron to set the inks so now I can wash it without too much fading. 
What a great, affordable project for the entire family - I found this canvas bag at a dollar store for $5!  Some ink, stamps and markers and you're done!  
The Other Side

I think this is an awesome project for children of any ages, but especially your teens.... buy the BIG set of colored sharpies, provide some stamps, and then get out of their way!  

Now if you REALLY want to get funky... add some brads, some rhinestones, some ribbon, a hot glue gun and just wait to see what they do!  Hmmm.... I still have another bag... I might just do that myself!

Thanks for stopping by (hopping by??) and don't forget, when you are done hopping, to leave a comment back at the Susan K. Weckesser Blog about one of the projects that made an impression on you for a chance to win that amazing prize package!
Scrapbook Lynne
Stamp sets I used on this Project:
Susan K. Weckesser & UNITY stamps sets:
At Ground Level
Celebration of Simple
Le Mason
Little Haven
Sail Away
Unity Stamps Alphabetically Adorable


  1. Hi Lynne I love your bag and yes you are right it would be an awesome project for kids to do for themselves. Imagine how they could personalise their bag! I love the birch? tree you have photographed your bag in ( only admired from afar)
    Thank you to for your lovely comment on my blog - I shall miss you but will check out what you are up to.
    Take care
    Your Aussie friend

  2. Stunning I need one,lol!!
    Big hugs

  3. Ah how flippin' cute is this. I love love love it. I want to make one right now :)

  4. arting up a canvas bag is great fun, and I totally LOVE how yours turned out.

  5. This is super cute. What a great idea! Love it!

  6. I absolutely love the vibrant colours on this make. I've recently tried stamping on material but this is definitely the next stage to try. tfs

  7. This really is a cute bag! I'd love one for myself! Out to the dollar store, I guess! Thanks for the inspiration!

  8. Adorable projects! I love them both!!!!

  9. What a sweet way to decorate a book bag!
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

  10. It looks lovely, I had no idea that sharpies were so versatile.

  11. Lynne, this is just gorgeous!! You set me thinking with the suggestion for teens to make themselves...I think this is a project my 11-year-old granddaughter might like. But then again, even the tinies would enjoy colouring a bag for themselves! Thanks for popping into Handmade Monday this week! x

  12. OMG! Lynne, your bag is fabulous!!! Such a great project! I can't wait to break out all those Sharpies I bought for all their cool colors!

  13. the bag looks great, fun idea to use stamps like that

  14. So happy to be the 18th hopper to delight in your hop bag! It's so darling, thank you for sharing it with us hoppers and shoppers! I'm a new visitor/follower and am looking forward to your future shares!

  15. LOVE this! What an adorable bag and love that it is colored with Sharpies!

  16. What a darling book bag! Now I'm inspired to try my hand at decorating a couple of canvas totes that I've held on to forever!

  17. this is just adorable!! Love the fun, whimsical stamped images that you used!

  18. That bag is just too cute! Thanks for sharing it with us.

  19. I just LOVE your altered bag. Now I want to make one too.


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