Back To School with Sharpie {Giveaway}

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When I was a kid, I loved everything about going back to school.  The new beginning, new teachers, new projects, and the new stuff!  My mother intentionally waited to take us Back To School shopping until at least 2 weeks before school began, just because she knew there was no way I could leave all my new things alone for very long.

My favorite thing to do before that first day was get my binders ready.   I would open my packages of loose leaf and dividers, markers and pens, and with a Sharpie, I always labelled the side of my binder with the subject I had allotted that color to belong to.  I was always a bit of an organizational nut…not something I carried though to my adult hood unfortunately.

Throughout the school year I always made sure to keep a Sharpie on hand.  In the plastic pocket of my binders, and one was always tucked away in my backpack somewhere…reason?  Doodling.  I was a doodler.  My binder hardly made it though the first month of school without a mark…usually something without any rhyme or reason, and by the end of the school year my binder was no longer the solid color as it was when purchased, but had become a work of Sharpie art.

This Back To School season, Sharpie has provided us doodlers a new toy…or should I say, a new tool.  Let me introduce you to the Sharpie Brush Tip Markers.

The Sharpie Brush Tip marker is all about self expression.  Whether your a crafter, a painter, a student, or an artist, the Sharpie brush tips will always give you the tip that you need.  A light hand will give you a fine line, perfect for outlines or intricate doodles, add some pressure and your line thickens, filling in and making bold lines.

Available at Walmart, Staples and Real Canadian Super Stores (among other places) these markers are a must add to your Back To School shopping list.  They can be purchased individually ( in colors like lime and berry) in 4 or in 8 packs.

Sharpie provided me with some of their new Brush Tip Markers so I could bring out my inner child, and get back to the doodles I left behind with high school.  They even provided me with a canvas to express myself on ( I think they know I’m a mom, my canvas was a coffee cup).  I have to tell you I was completely impressed with these markers!  The colors were so vibrant that they showed up quite well on the clay cup that was sent to me.  I thought  they would be slightly muted because clay is so porous…but these markers held their own!  Check it out for yourself!

Ok, so my doodling skill aren’t what they used to be…but I think I did ok!

I have a Sharpie Prize Pack featuring the NEW Sharpie Brush Tip Markers valued at $50 to give to one of my Canadian A Busy Mommy Readers.  To enter, just follow the directions below!

Happy Back To School Shopping!

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  1. jennifer Capin says:

    Back to School shopping :)

  2. As a child I use to enjoy back-to-school shopping, especially getting new clothes!

  3. Collin Dsouza says:

    meeting my friends and making new friends and learning to be a better student.

  4. My kids love the shopping & I will love having my afternoons free to spend with baby again- life gets hectic on summer holidays, always having to “entertain” the older kiddos!

  5. Eeeek! I don’t know : ( This will be Little One’s first year…Junior Kindergarten! I suppose the thing I love is her being in class with friends and learning and having fun. The rest makes me sad! I’m not ready! LOL!

  6. My favourite thing is the back to school shopping.

  7. Malls are peaceful! lol

  8. Shopping for new school supplies. I loved, loved, loved, picking out new binders, pens, tabs, erasers…If it’s stationary related, I love it!

  9. Andrea B. says:

    For me it is the peace and quiet of having my kids back in class.

  10. Back to school clothes shopping for sure!! It was like a fresh start :) Now when the kids go back it is like a mini retreat for me during the day!!

  11. My favourite thing about back to school is seeing friends again who you haven’t seen all summer!

  12. I used to love getting new school supplies when it was time to go back to school!!!

  13. My fave going back to school moment was always art class!

  14. I love everything about school and this is my daughter’s first year so I hope she loves her teachers like I did.

  15. my favorite thing about going back to school was seeing all my friends that i couldn’t or didn’t see over the summer. it seems some things never change, cos my girls are the same way :)

  16. My favorite thing about back to school is my house stays clean for a whole day

  17. My boys are starting school this year so I am going to say my favorite thing is Back to School Shopping (which we have already started!)

  18. My favourite thing about going back to school is the routine that it brings.

  19. Lee-Ann Sleegers says:

    Seeing all the friends again!

  20. Leah Ryan says:

    I am the school bus driver so I can’t wait to see all the kids!!

  21. Natalee Poll says:

    As a child, my favourite thing was school supply shopping (as a mom, its the worst part of back to school), I loved organizing all the binders with just the right amount of crisp new looseleaf and colour co-ordinating my binders to a specific pen for each subject. I even went so far as to match the colour of ink one year, the teachers put the kibosh on that…, chirping about some rule that only teachers used coloured ink….. Blah, blah, blah….

  22. Anne Taylor says:

    having the kids back to learning and seeing all of their friends after a long summer

  23. ginette4 says:

    Going shopping for new clothes

  24. Amy Brown says:

    I like the smell of the back to school supplies ha ha! It was fun to see my friends again but that wore off when the work began :/

  25. back to a normal schedule!

  26. Angela M says:

    I have to admit I kind of like back to school shopping.

  27. SweetPanda says:

    My favourite thing is shopping for school supplies! Especially backpack!

  28. My favourite thing was getting to buy all new school supplies each year. I loved picking everything out to start the new year.
    rafflecopter name: Lisa K

  29. Um. I LOVE school supplies. Always have. Always will. I wish I could simply buy all the school supplies for the students in my class each year. That would be a GREAT side job for this teacher mom ;)

  30. Love opening all back to school supplies and organized for school year ahead….

  31. Brenda Penton says:

    I like getting everything out of the bags and organizing them in the boy’s backpacks with labels and such.

  32. Shopping

  33. My fav thing is that colorful fall is coming and my birthday too.

  34. Doris Calvert says:

    Peace during the day

  35. Leanne M says:

    shopping for the kids =)

  36. My fave thing is seeing the new designs and supplies they come out with each year. Thanks.

  37. angela m says:

    back to school shopping

  38. Karla Sceviour says:

    I like the routine,earlier bedtimes,etc.
    ksceviour at hotmail dot com

  39. New clothes for returning to school

  40. Melanie Brown says:

    shopping for school supplies and new clothes

  41. Back to school shopping!

  42. my favorite thing is doing the arts and crafts.

  43. One of the things I like about going back to school is getting back to a regular routine.

  44. That the kids are back in school and not at home tormenting each other, LOL.

  45. Love getting the kiddos new gear, that’s my favorite thing about back to school!!

  46. I love getting the kids their new shoes, backpacks and lunch bags.

  47. Valerie Theberge says:

    My favorite thing is the back to school shopping.

  48. The back to school shopping!

  49. My favourite thing about going back to school is getting back into routine.

  50. What a great contest! My favourite thing about going back-to-school is catching up with the friends I haven’t seen over the summer!

  51. Belinda McNabb says:

    my favorite thing about back to school is all the new clothes and schools supplies

  52. the kids are at school and not hang around everywhere

  53. School shopping!

  54. Cheryl Rahkonen says:

    I hate when the kids go back to school but I guess my favorite thing is their excitement while preparing for that first day. I remember those days myself.

  55. New school supplies!

  56. this is my oldest first year.. i am so happy. she needs to go to school.. she has been asking since jan when is she going.

  57. Rhonda W G. says:

    The suttle change of season is always there for back to school time. Love the Fall!

  58. I love back to school shopping :P
    dalleykt at live dot ca

  59. I love school shopping…just not the very high expense$$The 2 older
    boys love getting back to all their friends and the clothes shopping!! I guess
    the same could be said for the 3rd son with preschool…all about friends!!

  60. emma walpole says:

    I love the change in routine and new clothes

  61. What i like about school is getting back into the routine of things and just the excitement in my kids faces.

    silverneon2000 at yahoo dot com

  62. Catharine says:

    shopping for clothes and supplies

  63. Florence C says:

    Do some shopping for the grandkids

  64. Kerrie Mayans says:

    I liked seeing my friends and finding out how their summers went.

  65. My favorite part of back to school is shopping for supplies

  66. Karen Propes says:

    Love when they get home from shopping and go thru what they have and get their notebooks and bookbags together. Sometimes they go back thru the bookbags a few more times. All the new stuff makes them smile so big.

  67. crystal allen says:

    i love that back to school allows us to get into a family routine at home. we thrive on a schedule and now we will have one again.

  68. i love that i get new clothes when i go back to school! also i love that sept when it starts is when nice weather starts and so does autumn which is my favorite season!

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