Thursday, August 18, 2011

Back to school already???

WOW.  It seems like the summer just started, and now they are getting ready to go back.  I have spent my last week preparing for the kids to go back on Monday.
They are all registered, schedules in hand, supplies in back packs, clothes washed and ready, and we have even met some of the teachers.  (I feel it is important to have a working relationship with the people I trust with my kiddos for 8 hours every day!)  

But am I ready?
Am I ready to send them back...all five of them to a NEW school.
All five gone ALL DAY LONG.
I realized today that I am not.
I have always had a "little one" at home even when the rest started school.  
I do not have that little one any more....she is in FIRST GRADE!!!!

I had to do something to "cheer me up" and get me ready for the pending school year.
What did I do???

And I really love what I did.
I started at the Imaginisce site and pulled this sketch for the August challenge....

I have just received my package filled with Imaginisce goodies, and I needed to play!
I know I am probably not eligible to win...but I like to play along anyway! :)
Hope you Imaginisce ladies don't mind! ;)

Here is a layout of my "Little One" and her love for all things ART.

"She's Crafty"
I used the BRAND NEW line from Imaginisce... 
LOVE LOVE LOVE the colors and embellies!!!!

I hand cut the little paper doll garland.  It is one of Skye's favorite things to create "snowflakes" and "paper dolls" on chains!

I used a large Kraft envelope and "filled" it with art supplies...
scissors die cut with a glam rock center, chipboard ruler, paper clip, and a broken pencil and broken crayon tips all fill her "art pouch".
***You can't even tell they are broken though, can you!!  Ha! LOVE ART!!! lol

I even hand cut the heart and the banner.  I wanted everything to be "authentic" art....ya know?

I had a LOT of fun doing this, and it truly was scrap "Therapy".  I did start feeling a little better about sending them all off for another year of school.  I mean...WHO AM I to deprive this girl of her insatiable love for ART!??  :)

So, tomorrow we will take care of last minute things, finish buying supplies and shoes, and in essence, finish DRAINING our bank account DRY! (AGH!)

Have you finished all of your school shopping?  
Good luck with it if you haven't!  

Thanks for stopping by and visiting me...
And have a FANTABULOUS weekend!!!


Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

{{{hugs}}} Mama... you know I feel your pain!! I loveeeeeeeeeeeee the lo!! LOVING how you added the crayon tips! :):):):):):):):):):):):)

Aphra said...

I have those same mixed emotions! My 4 yr old starts school this year. No more babies at this house. *sigh* Your layout is fabulous! I LOVE the pocket. May have to "borrow" that idea. :)

Michelle said...

I second that Misty. Ben is starting school!!! My very last baby!! I KNOW I am NOT at all ready for this!!! My middle is finishing her last year of jr. high. Next year, high school and I know from past experience those years FLY by (and they WILL break my bank with their supply list. This HS is notorious for that one!) Heck, it is hard to believe my oldest graduated FIVE years ago and is probably going to her 5 yr reunion!
Very cute page!!! What a fun idea to have the pocket with supplies!!! Glad you had fun playing along! :)

Mel H. said...

Fantastic layout (they are ALL awesome, I'm just too lazy to comment on them all, LOL)! Hope you enjoy the peace and quiet of "no kids"...after a few tears of sorrow..then tears of joy, HAHA!

rebekah said...

omg! love this layout SOO much its crazy gooD! i'm all about the kraft pocket and that awesome art banner! super duper!

mmspiker said...

Congrats on winning Imaginisce's challenge last month. What a super cute layout, I wouldn't be surprised if you won again. I love the little pocket.

Court said...

What a FANTASTIC layout this month Misty! It's so nice to see you again and this is just wonderful! Thank you so much for playing along in the Imaginisce sketch challenge this month! :)

Sophia said...

Great projects, thanks for playing along...

Lydia said...

Oh wow, how much do I love the little paper men cut out!! Awesome !!

Rhonda V. said...

Oh this is so stinking cute! Loving the pocket with supplies and of course the chain too!!!

Thanks so much for playing along with us at Imaginisce and for breaking in your new Geek is Chic goodies! Aren't they the best?!!! LOVE this line!!!