I went to Splitcoaststampers and printed out the tutorial and the patterns by Mary Arima. I cut out the patterns and then traced them out onto a double sided piece of 12" x 12" patterned paper. I actually made a backpack following the directions and patterns that Mary came up with and it just turned out super cute.
Here they are next to each other before the sentiments were added.
Here is it with the sentiment added.
However, I thought I would like the front pocket to be a bit smaller than the pattern that Mary made so I made my own pattern for those pieces on this second project.
My kids start back to school next Monday the 27th so there has been a lot of things to do to get ready. Tonight my BFF, Denise, and her family are flying in to stay the week. They are coming in to help me celebrate my birthday on Friday and to have a little mini vacation before school starts. WOO HOO!! I can not wait! We are do the last minute clean before they all arrive. Luckily she is my bff so I don't really have to burn that much of a calorie! LOL Poor Denise!! haha
Please stop back by on Friday because I am going to do a giveaway to celebrate my birthday!! You don't want to miss out on that do you??