Wednesday, August 27, 2008

School Daze!!

Hi!!!! Yep - I'm alive and kicking!! LOL

The last 2 months have been CA-RAZY! Along with regular life, my husband was laid off from his job due to company downsizing, my biggest little man turned 6, and I went away to a FANTASTIC retreat!!!!!! I hung out with 21 of my best friends, my true SISTERS! What a BLAST!!!! My friends Pine and HB planned the entire thing- I can't thank them enough for the memories, the classes, the food, the friendship!!!!!!!

My 6-year-old Tyler also started FIRST GRADE today! ACK - he is growing WAY too fast (remind me to find a way to stop that)!

So I decided to make a "note card" for his teacher to say hi and offer to volunteer. It was quick and easy. I would love to do some days in the classroom, helping with projects or reading to the kids. I thought it would be fun to send a cute little note card - especially since her friend (and co-conspirator when it comes to big projects at school) is one of my stamping friends!!!!!

The images are A*Muse Art Stamps - oh how I LOOOOOVE A*Muse!!!! The white cardstock is PaperTrey Ink - the quality is wonderful! The rest of the cardstock is Stampin' Up! (Real Red, Wild Wasabi, and So Saffron). I did a super quick coloring job using the SU! markers (same colors as cardstock). The ovals are Spellbinders Nestabilities that I purchased from Ellen Hutson. I also used (though you probably can't see it) the Copic atyou Spica glitter pens that you can get from eclectic Paperie - I used the gold glitter pen on the bell on the school house.

Sorry about the lousy photo. I had to write it up last night - and of course the lighting at night isn't so great. I'll work on my skillz.

Here's Tyler on his first day of 1st Grade! I love that little stinker!

Hope you are having a GREAT day!


Pam/Iris said...

Awww, Tyler looks so happy to be going back to school! What a little cutie pie! Of course I love your note card too, so cute!!

happiness blooms said...

Hoots, I adore your note card, you and Amuse are a perfect match!
Tell Tyler to STOP growing! OMGOSH!!! I don't think one can get any cuter than that! So much excitement in his face!!! Give him a squeeze from Auntie HB!

Otter said...

You so need to freaking post more often!! This is awesome!! And that Ty's pretty cute as well!

Stefanie Staniak said...

What happened to that little guy?? He is all grown up and oh how I hope he is excited about school every year!! :) He is so dang cute.
Oh yea, I love your note card too!
HUGS Sweetie !

Bevie Pearl said...

I adore your card.......but Hoots Tyler is sooooooo cute!! He just is so excited about school. That is so cool.