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Monday, August 23, 2010

Back to School

Happy Monday everyone!
The girls have actually been back to school three days now. Like every year, I drag the girls outside before school to get pictures of the first day. Sadly, although I took a fair amount of photos, I am not thrilled with most of them. This is one of the first pictures I took and definitely my favorite out of the bunch. Maybe there is a lesson there, huh? LOL don't tell my kids! :)

School is going so great for the girls. I couldn't ask for a better start to the school year. K started 6th grade this year. She is still at the elementary school here but I love how they handle the 6th graders at her school. They get the whole lower level of the school and they change classes just like they would if they were in middle school. The 6th grade teachers do some really amazing projects with the kids too. She is thrilled to death. Although her best friend is not in any of her classes, she loves her teachers and is making new friends.

L started 4th grade. I asked her about her teacher after the first day and she said she was AWESOME!!! (seriously with that much enthusiasm too) Her best friend is also not in her class but she has started making new friends as well and still has lunch and plays at recess with best her friend. We have become good friends with her best friends parents and had them over last night so I am not worried about them having any problems staying friends.

Started walking again with my sweet friend Amanda. I have really missed this time with her. Summer just got so busy that even though she lives right down the road, we didn't get to talk nearly enough. It feels good to start my mornings off like this too. Hoping to shed a few of those pounds I put on this summer with too many vacation meals. :)
I have a couple of cards to share with you this morning. I created the first card using one of my Tim Holtz embossing plates from Sizzix. Seriously love those things!

Bare with all the baby crafts. My new, sweet baby niece has seriously affected my brain. LOL Besided the card below, I have another project that I am hoping to finish up today or tomorrow that I will share real soon. Anyway, I tried a fun, new technique on this card. I wanted to use pink letters on the card but loved the fuzzy feel of these Thickers by American Crafts. So I simply used my chalk and lightly covered the letters and they turned out perfectly soft looking.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a wonderful week!


Jody said...

Such cute cards and such cute girls you have!
We don't start school for 10 more days here!
Have a great day, Lisa :)

Charlene said...

I'm so glad the girls like their teachers ! That's the best part! I think that's an adorable picture!!! Their so cute! And they look so happy!

I bought every one of those embossing plates lol! They are definately a deeper emboss, but your cards are so so adorable!!!

have a wonderful week! Hugs, Char

Keshka said...

The cards are beautiful and your girls are so cute!!

Sarah Mullanix said...

I'm so glad that the girls are loving school so far this year, Becca and Emmy started back today and Emmy's teacher is actually one of Becca's friend's mom so all should be good there!! Can you believe how old all of the kids are getting?!! :) miss you guys!

pattyo said...

It's wonderful when children enjoy going to school. Great photo and sweet cards!

kimosabescraps said...

omgosh... love the cards girlie!!

I love hearing that kids are so enthusiastic about school.. isn't that great!
I always loved school.. makes me miss it a bit!

Audrey Pettit said...

LOVE that photo you got of the girls on back to school morning! It's wonderful! I got a great one of Nik getting on the bus, but poor Pete could hardly muster up a smile at 6:15 am his photos make me laugh. So glad the year is starting out well for your girls. We had a major disappointment on day one yesterday. Nik was supposed to have her best friend in her homeroom with her, which would carry over into the core classes, too. But when they showed up yesterday, they moved both girls into different classes instead. There were many tears in our house last night. SO sad. :(
Your cards are adorable,Lisa! I love the blocked design on the sewing one. SO perfect for that theme.Love the embossing and the fun play on sentiment. And what an adorable baby girl card. Love how you altered the letters to fit your need.