Who says shopping for “Back-To-School” supplies is just for kids and teachers? It’s true I do not have children at home anymore, and I’m no longer a full-time Elementary School Teacher. However, every year I still enjoy walking up and down the school supply aisles. It’s one of my favorite things about this back-to-school time of year. There’s just nothing quite like a brand new box of color crayons, sharp pencils with erasers, fresh new markers, and a new Pee-Chee folder, of course. You know what I mean. It’s good stuff.
When you open a new box of crayons they simply look fabulous. The tops of the crayons are all even, the paper wrappers are crisp, and they are just waiting to bring the magic of color to your very next project. It’s kind of exciting, like, “Oh, the beautiful things I will make with these.” Possibilities everywhere!
I think that’s what back-to-school time is, in a way. It’s that new beginning of possibilities, an open door for more adventures, and everything that a new year of learning, exploring, and enjoying shared experiences can bring. It’s a new box of crayons and school supplies that are all ready for creating the next thing.
Are you ready for creating your next thing?
Traditional back-to-school basic supplies might look something like this…
Your updated basic supplies might look something like this…
Some new glue, scissors, a Mini Stapler and markers can be terrific resources for helping you along in your creative happy place.
I’ve been doing some creating and coloring with my ShinHan markers, and other NEW Close To My Heart products, but you have to wait until the new Close To My Heart Annual Inspirations Idea Book goes live on Sept. 1 to see those. In the meantime, here are a couple of simple gift enclosure cards that I made. Just stamp in black, color, and layer on cardstock. So quick and so colorful.
Have you tried the ShinHan Touch Twin Markers yet? They color beautifully. These markers have dual tips with an alcohol-based ink that helps them to blend smoothly without streaks. You can also build color up or even take color away with the coordinating Blender Marker. The special ink formula also lets you add color to more than just paper. You can color on top of neutral colored Close To My Heart accessories like Shimmer Trim, Sparkles, and Sequins to make them whatever color you need to coordinate with your projects. With 24 different colors to choose from in the CTMH ShinHan color palette you have so many options. Just imagine having 24 different shades of Shimmer Trim. Fantastic!
If you’re like me, you enjoy having lots of coloring options. That’s one of the tricky parts about choosing a box of color crayons, right? Do you get the box of 24, 48, or 64… oh my goodness, the choices.
I thought I would help you out with putting together a collection of ShinHan markers and I’ll give you some free colors along the way.
For every 5 ShinHan Markers you purchase through me,
you get a 6th ShinHan marker FREE.
When you have all 24 colors, I will also give you a free Blender Marker. That will help you add to your colors a little bit faster and save you $30 on your full set.
To make it easier to remember which colors you have, when you order ShinHan markers through me, I’ll send you a chart to keep track of the marker colors you have ordered and a color swatch chart for you to use as a reference when you are choosing colors for your projects. I have my color swatch chart out every time I use my ShinHan markers to make it easier to see which color I want to work with. You can order ShinHan markers on my website by clicking here or contacting me at Michelle@SomethingAboutSharing.com.
I think you will enjoy coloring with these markers for so many different kinds of projects. As you choose some colors to start with, remember that the Marker Roll-Ups are available to help organize all of your colors, too.
The organizer holds all 24 marker colors with room for a Blender Marker, too. It rolls up into one handy little case making it easy to store your markers and making them very portable. There is even a hanging loop inside the organizer for easy vertical storage if that fits your space better. Having the perfect container to organize your markers is right up there with something to hold all of the school supplies inside student desks. The Marker Roll-Up is designed to help you have a place for everything, and everything in it’s place.
In August you can get a FREE “Balloon Wishes” Stamp Set when you purchase the Marker Roll-Up, so if you are thinking about picking up some new colors, this is a great time to begin organizing, as well. By itself, the stamp set would be $17.95, however, it’s free until August 31 when you purchase a Marker Roll-Up.
It’s great fun to add a splash of color to your projects and having those essential supplies at your fingertips is important. If you enjoy new creative resources, having the right tools ready for the next project, and creating new things, here are a couple of specials that you might find helpful.
While I might not be teaching in a classroom anymore, I still look at this time of year with with anticipation for new experiences, changes, learning, exploring, creating, making memories, and keeping memories. It’s all such good stuff. Enjoy the magic of a new box of crayons, or new markers, or whatever creative resources get you excited about making the next thing happen. It’s a great season.