Monday, August 30, 2010

Hippity Hop and Homework!!

Hello there!!  

I hope you had a great weekend!!  I had one that kept me busy, but busy is good!!  

It's Monday which means that it is time for another Hippity Hop! 

Be sure to stop by the Ippity blog 

to hear more about today's Ippity Hippity Hop Challenge IHHC39 
and to get the list of today's blog participants for our Hop!

For some of you, it may still be summertime and your kids are not Back to School yet, but for the kids in my area, summer is over and school is back in session!  (And did I mention how happy I am about that?  LOL!)

For today's Hippity  Hop Theme
I am challenging all you Ippity fans to create a project using Ippity stamps
in a Back to School Theme!! 
(Check it out!  There is a prize awarded each week to the winner!!) 

Have you heard of a Rebus before?  I made a Rebus for my project today.  According to Wikipedia, a rebus is a kind of word puzzle that uses pictures to represent words or parts of words.

Can you make out the rebus that I used below?

(My kid's couldn't guess it without some guidance!!) So, I hope you can!!


In my rebus, I used a picture of a HOME, and paired it with the word WORK
to create the word HOMEWORK when you put it all together!!

And here is my finished project!  I decorated a notebook to be used to keep track of daily homework assignments.  I used one of the houses in the House a Home Ippity stamp set and the cross-stitch faux stitching from Quotes a la Happy to make this little notepad!

The dotted paper is from Jenni Bowlin and all the words you see were taken directly from the school themed DP I had from Bo Bunny.  The black gingham was originally black and white, but I colored the white portion with my Copics marker E43 to make it match the Kraft coloring of the notebook base.  The house was also colored using my Copics.

Believe it or not, but this is how the notebook started out before I transformed it into my project for today. I purchased this from the Dollar Bin at Michael's.  I love how it has a little holder to carry the pen!!  

The best news of all is that when I borrowed my 16 year old son's Algebra book to take the picture of this project, and he saw what I created, he actually asked me if he could have the Homework Notebook.  I was so happy!  Not only because he was actually willing to take something that I made for him to school, but also because he actually wants to keep track of his homework!!  LOL!!  I am one proud momma right now!!  :-)  

If you are in the market for some new Ippity, please visit the Ippity blog to find an Ippity Chick near you that you can purchase your stamp sets from !!

Locate an Ippity Chick!

B e sure to head over to the Ippity blog and follow the list of all the blogs participating in today's Hop.  There is sure to be a lot of wonderful Ippity inspiration when you do!!

Have a wonderful Monday and a great week as well!!
Thanks for stopping by!


Karen said...

Oh I just love what you've done to that dollar bin notebook! Your project is awesome and I love how you incoporporated the "home" for homework!! Very cool!!

Angie Blom said...

This is just awesome Kelly. I love notebooks and with a pen.. right on!! I am heading to Michaels today ..I am going to have to check this out. love your project today!! Xx

Lisa said...

Just too stinking cool!!! I love it! And how awesome that your song wanted to snag it!

Bogner's said...

Very cute notebook! Love the altered look!

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

This is darling, Kelly! Love it!

Jen said...

You are so fun with your projects Kelly! It's the 3rd week of school for my son, so we are already into the schedule. Such a cool notebook!

lynn said...

oh, my, i love what you've done here! and i totally didn't get your puzzle, and it was right there:)

Eva said...

Kelly, what a cool project this is!!! Love the REBUS take on it and how cute that your 16 year old wants it!!!! Double bonus! Funny, we both made projects for our sons...hehehe

Rona said...

super cute!!! love that $ bin!!!

Lisa H. said...

I think it turned out great. love how is came together. great colors.

StampinCathy said...

Now this is one amazing and inspiring notebook. You are so creative and talented.

NoraAnne said...

So cute :) Love your rebus!!!

JenMarie said...

LOVE this! FABulous!!

Anonymous said...

Dang....I was going to ask if I could have it ;) Guess your son wins!! it's super cute!!!!

Heather said...

Love this project!

shuggy said...

very cool!

Anonymous said...

Hey Kelly - love these last few cards! I like the Halloween stamps quite versatile. And after I admired your little "home"-work stamp house I came across this paper square sewn to a die-cut felt square and I'm inspired to make my card soon for a friend's Halloween birthday. Something with a house or a square ..

Mary Friederichsen said...

This is adorable Kelly!
I have a few of those that I picked up from thank you for the inspiration!!
(and for reminding me that I have them in my stash!tehe :) )