Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Are You Ready for School?


Next week my little ones return to school.  The week after that, my oldest returns to her college studies.  I feel like this summer went by way too fast.  Luckily for me, Jake doesn’t return until September—it’s his last year of high school.  I think that’s more of the schedule I’m used to—school starting in September.  That’s how it was for me when I was going to school.  School consistently commenced the day after Labor Day.  My children going back to school always brings back memories from when I started school every year.  I was always so sad to see summer leave and was so anxious the night before school started. Most likely not at all sleeping, nervously biting my nails until dawn, worrying whether or not my teacher was going to be nice, were my friends going to be in my class, how much homework will we be forced to do, and hearing that dreaded sound of the alarm clock once I did worry myself to sleep—yuck!  Guess I’d better keep this to myself.  With all of those dreaded memories flooding back, I did have some good memories, too.  New clothes, new friends, lunch, and new school adventures!  Hence, the making of the card.  I love that chalkboard paper! 

The layout of the card is an oldie but goodie original—sweetly offset-- from the CTMH Card Confidence Program.  I paid quite a bit for this program about five years ago and didn’t really take advantage of it.  Hopefully, this will spark a new card making journey for me.  I’m going to try really hard to make one a month from the program and post a sample on my blog with the tag “CTMH Card Confidence Program”.  There are a ton of card patterns in there! 

Cherish These Moments Card Supplies

The ribbon for this card is from American Crafts, the white cardstock scalloped edge is a die cut from the Sweet Treats Cricut Cartridge, and everything else that is goodiness is from jessicasprague.com!  Clicking on the links below will take you to the exact product:

Kitschy Digitals Chalkboard Paper Collection

Kitschy Digitals You Are Awesome Minikit

Orchard & Broome’s Bleecker Street Paper Collection, Set 2

Creativity by Crystal’s The Playground Collection Element Pack

Good luck to you all this new school year!  Remember to cherish the good times by snapping some photos that first day but try not to embarrass them too much.  My older ones remind me of that often.

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