Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Book Plates for back-to-school! ~free!~ printable download...

Welcome September! School is in, the air is getting crisper, I'm lovin' it...this is my favorite time of the year.
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To kick off this grand month, the fabulously talented and fun ladies over at our group blog, We Love to Illustrate...for Children!, have created a bounty of stickers, free to download for your own personal use. I know I had a blast creating these - it was a fun way for everyone to design, and illustrate their own personal pages, and so please pop on over to check it out...and, as usual, please feel join in on the creative fun! Have a wonderful September everyone!!
~download here! ~
and be sure to check out the wonderful art here, too.

29 comments:

  1. OHHH I love book plates. I collect childrens book and used to loan them out. I needed book plates for all of them but sometime that did not help and some never cam home anyway .Oh well.

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  2. Reading and artwork--two of my favorite things! Very cute. :)

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  3. good idea ! Your book plates are lovely ! Bravo ! ^_^

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  4. Shirley,
    LOVE 'EM!!! so adorable! Did you create the sticker borders in Illustrator or Photoshop? I'm still trying to learn both programmes, and have been making slow progress. But it is coming along :) I haven't been able to figure out how to do that dotted border though?? Even when I make a dot brush, the dots are never evenly spaced?? I'm sure there must be a simplier whay of doing it?? Would you mind sharing any suggestions?

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  5. Shirley! I just love you being part of the group. Thank you for being such a warm and beautiful person. Your posts always brighten up my day ;)

    P.S. I love your labels! They are just adorable and I look forward to downloading them and sticking them somewhere in my studio.
    P.S.S. Thank you for the lovely comment. You are the best. xoxo

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  6. They are wonderful and even if I'm too old to use them,I downloaded them.Yhey are too cute:)Great work!

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  7. LOVE them, Shirley! they are so cute, makes me wish I still had little ones in school who needed book plates :)

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  8. Your are the BEST, Shirley!! Thanks a bunch for the helpful suggestions! I've barely started using the short cut keys(hahaha). But this makes total sense, and I will keep plugging away! Thanks for the help :)

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  9. Hey Shirley! What a great idea... it shows that you had a blast creating these. They're adorable! That little rhino in the center is my favorite.

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  10. Ah Shirley - these are so super wonderful!! I must tell my sister about these, I know she will squeal with excitement, she's a big fan of your work (even though she is 24 years old hehe!). I think that little pup with the blue border is completely SQUISHABLE! What a cutie :) Oh darn - they are all so cute I can't pick a fave :D

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  11. Oh and thanks so much for the birthday wishes Shirley!! You are so lovely :D I'm now officially no longer a twenty-something hehe!... gosh time seems to be going faster with every passing year! xox

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  12. Oh, they are just fabulous - Shirley!!!! How AWESOME!!!! I love them - thank you very much! Theresa

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  13. So beautiful, so delicated. I love them
    Congratulations.
    My hug

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  14. These are totally awesome! Hello there! How was your summer vacation? School's starting soon over there.

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  15. your book plates are absolutely charming, Shirley. It's fun to see the marriage of your illustration and design work.

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  16. hello~
    did you know you are featured on:
    http://penguinandfish.blogspot.com/2010/09/we-love-to-illustrate-free-downloads.html

    :)
    I knew I saw these images somewhere! ;) hehehehe

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  17. These are super cute, Shirley! Thanks for your kind words on my blog. I'm downloading these cuties right now!

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  18. Your animal illustration are so precious!

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  19. Waw, they look amazing, I can see that you had a lot of fun creating them! Wonderful idea!! They would absolutely cheer up the cover of a book!

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  20. Hey Shirley, My it's been a while. I am working and working and working and it's all good! I can't complain. How are you and the girls??? Hope that hey got off to school well. Zoe starts on Tuesday next week and I am surprised that the child wants to go back!!! These book plates are fabulous and she is going to love them. I already do!! How delicious is each character!! You are so amazing I can't stand it! How fabulous and beautiful. Hope that all is well with you. Thanks so much for your very kind words they mean so much Shirley really they do. I send you great big hugs from NJ.
    Vanessa

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  21. Hey Shirley, oh these are great thankyou. My favourites are the "reading" ones, especially the elephant. You know, if I was a kid, these would be book plates that I would remember into my adulthood (espacially if I ever grew up, which isn't likely!)

    cheers from Australia

    PS I love on your Bio it says you are male

    PS my magick word was "snessit" :)

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  22. OH geez, Andrew..thank you...apparently I've had the gender wrong for over a year and a half now!! I'm mighty proud to be a woman, thank you for the correction! (embarrassed blush).

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  23. Hi Shirley. These are very sweet + will certainly brighten alot of lucky children's days in school. Congratulations on your new wonderful website too.

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  24. oh my goodness how superbly cute, every kid with a set of these is going to cherish their books now!

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  25. Love the bookplates, especially that sweet lil piggie!

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  26. These are gorgeous Shirley!!! But wouldn't expect anything less - I love all your illustrations :D

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  27. They are all so great, thanks for sharing this with us.

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  28. These are so precious, but when I try to download them, it stops in the middle of the download the screen goes black. I tried to download on the other site and the same thing happened. Has anyone else reported this problem?
    Robin
    robin.wiegand@gmail.com

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