Almost every mom I've talked to has said that they are good and ready for school to start back up. I'm still sitting on the fence. On one hand I work in a school, a Catholic school, in the office formerly known as CCD. We offer religion classes for public school kids. Our classes start late in September, thank goodness, since we still need a few more men and women to volunteer to teach. So there's a LOT of work that i still need to do to get ready for another year.
On the other hand, I work one night a week, so having a morning off in the middle of the week is very handy for dr. appointments, errands, chores, family visiting, or just plain sleeping in! And my teen-aged daughter is ready to get back to her friends she hasn't seen all summer, too.
So I decided, with expert timing, that my newest card would reflect that cusp on which we all teeter, just this side of another school year. And the Squigglefly Challenge Blog has a new challenge which asks players to use chalk (any kind), pencil, ball point pen, highlighter or crayons on your project or use a school
Squigglefly Digi image "Bit of a Witch" by artist Cheryl Alger to point out my daughter's unique sense of style while laying out her week's outfits (yes, I said week!). She is such a fun-loving happy witch ( my image) that I thought I could use her in a non-Halloween themed card, and I think it turned out well. I colored her with my trusty Copics, and added shine with Stickles and Liquid Glass. I also put teeny tiny google eyes on the frog in my witch's hand. Harry Potter, watch out! A fun handwritten school supply list, a couple apple and pencil stickers and some leftover scraps of patterned paper complete my card, along with the handwritten sentiment "Are you ready for school?"
Remember to check out these guidelines when playing in the Squigglefly Challenges:
1) If you up-load your creation to any on-line photo galleries, please use SFC111 for your keywords when loading your creation photo there. 1b) please leave a comment on the challenge blog post so that someone from Squigglefly can validate your entry for the prize. 2) You don't *have* to include a Squigglefly image on your creation, but in order to qualify for the prize you will need to use one! You can also combine SF images with non-SF images to qualify! Don't have one? There are several FREEBIES you can grab!
3) You have one week to complete the challenge and it will close Sunday evening. The winner will be announced at the same time the new challenge post comes up...so be sure to check back EVERY Monday to see if you are a winner!
4) Please add a DIRECT link to your creation in the collection InLinkz below so we can find it! (new creations only and no back-linking please!) If you have two entries, then just start another collection link to enter again.
So to all parents whose wee ones (and not so wee) are skipping off to school this week, enjoy the quiet! And have fun with this new challenge!