Back To School Sparks Creativity 3

It is my turn to spark some creativity with the “Back To School” theme and the Design Team.

Hello Kraafters!

I am bringing you a desk set I made for the youngest in the house – Tdawgg!
He is a spunky kid full of all these cool attributes that I had to figure out a way to capture some of that in this project. Music, attitude, spunk and whit – ya, I think I nailed it…but you tell me.

You may or may not know this but we are a homeschooling family. We have been for many, many years. So back to school time for us is really nothing eventful, usually. It is a year round, 24 hour a day process here. We “do school” as we see fit and that means many different things at different points in the year. One year, a family member needed help and wanted us to visit so we did – for a month! It was smack dab in the middle of the traditional school year!! If we didn’t home school, we would have to get special permission from the school, arrange some sort of homework set up with the teacher to get advanced work to take with us and so many other things that would have made that trip very, VERY difficult. Instead, we boxed up our books, projects and a few supplies and did a unit study while there about the desert and other “area specific” themes.
Now the boys are older, moving on and I have one kiddo at the back of the pack who came to me a few weeks ago and said, “Mom, I am ready to start school! Can we get things together to start this month?”

Well needless to say, it coincided with my turn up as a Kraaft Shaak Design Team member to prepare a project for you so I am killing two birds with this one “blogging” stone, so to speak.

Here I have for you a desk set I created using as many Kraaft Shaak store supply items as I could grab!

Back To School Desk Set

One thing of note, all the other Design Team members were sent a mixed media kit to create their projects from and I contemplated opening up one of those boxes and using that but somehow it felt wasteful since I have a limited supply of those and a huge studio filled with open jars!! So, I do hope you will forgive me, but I used the ULTIMATE Mixed Media kit – MY STUDIO!!! If you want to know more about the kits and what they come with please check the page linked here: MIXED MEDIA KITS.

So, it all began when he and I went to the store to get a few supplies for the new school year. I found a two pack of CLIP BOARDS, a set of MINI COMPOSITION BOOKS and a plastic PHOTO FRAME and STICKY NOTES.

From there I went to town and you can see it all here in the video below.

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Follow the other design team members to see what they created this month and their final project is coming in September by searching this hastag #KSDT2015

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Sandra of ArtFully Made 4 U

Peg of Bits-n-Pieces

Beth of Lizzie’s Workshop

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About Heather Kraafter

First and foremost, I am a child of the One True King! I am blessed to be married to my best friend and was privileged to stay home and raise my boys. I began the Kraaft Shaak in 2010 as a way to experiment with crafting mediums and to teach others what I have learned and have come to enjoy it as my creative passion. Taking the 'show on the road' is my latest passion and each day is one step closer to that dream. Thanks for being a part of that journey too!

3 thoughts on “Back To School Sparks Creativity

  • Sylvia Tabor

    What a GREAT desk Set!!! The colors are sooooo TDawgg!!! I love neon on black – it makes such an impact!!! I bet he is thrilled with this!!!

  • Shel C

    Love love love the black and brights combo. I think I should copy your idea for one of these guys around here! I need that guitar stencil now 😉 Thanks for the inspiration 🙂

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