Tuesday, September 3, 2013


Hey everyone, hope you all had a wonderful Labor Day weekend. I spent my Labor Day in a pool :) It was pretty much awesome!!!

Exciting News...The brand new Fall Design Team is being announced on the Sweet Stamp Shop blog today!!!! I am also going to be the Design Team Coordinator!!!! YAY. 

Come and meet everyone on the team and say HI!!! You can find it all HERE :)

Well it's all about the school season and if you have children, you probably had to go buy a TON of back to school school supplies, like pencils, markers, crayons, ruler, paper, notebooks, etc. AND like always we buy more than enough pencils lol, would hate to not be able to find a pencil right in the midst of trying to do homework, right???  So keeping that in mind,  the other night we went to Barnes and Noble to cool off from this crazy hot weather we have been having here in SoCal and I decided prime oportunity to look through some magazines and get some inspiration. While flipping through the pages (and I am sorry I do not remember which one it was I had about 6 or so of them lol) I saw some "look what you can do with washi" ideas, one of them was covering your PENCILS!!!! (BUT, of course one of my first thoughts was "um why didn't I think of that" lol.) I LOVED it, such a quick and easy thing to do but so much fun at the same time. They would even make great teacher gifts as well.

So I ran with the idea of washi covered pencils and decided to play around and have fun creating my own version and this is what I came up with...

I did three different themes, Back To School (of course), Everyday Fun, and Christmas.

For the Back To School I used the stack of books on the Geek Chic set from Sweet Stamp Shop.
I started at the bottom of my tag and kept layering the books til I got to the top. Then using my watercolor pencils I colored all the books in. I just love how all the colors really just gave it an extra little pop! I finished off with a SRM sticker sentiment from "Life Is Good".

On the Everyday Fun and Christmas one I went a little more simpler. I of course used more SRM stickers and then just tied them off with some fun little ribbons.

Here are the SRM stickers I used
Sticker Sentiment "Happy Holidays" (Dear Santa)
Sticker Sentiment "Life Is Good" (Lovin Life and Seize The Day)

Washi Tape:
MT Kamoi
Michael's Brand

May Arts
SRM (Twinery Twine)
Other Findings

Thanks so much for stopping by, now go get your craft on!!


  1. Such a good idea to wrap pencils with wash! I'm going to have to decorate some of mine now :)

    1. They were so much fun to make and very addicting lol :)

  2. You should do another post with the jars the pencils are in because they are so BEAUTIFUL!!

    1. I am going to do a class with the jars :) Stay tuned!