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Monday, August 29, 2011

Who's Ready for School to Get Back in Session?

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
themed image or sentiment on their projects. Mine of course is school-themed and uses the 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?"
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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!


Melisa Marie McConnell said...

Pat, I ♥LOVE♥ this card!!
You were very creative in using the witch for a school card :)
I especially LOVE the googly eyes on the froggy, too cute! I like to use googly eyes when ever I can. lol

I love your creative use of stickles it adds a nice pop to the card.

I especially like that you hand wrote your shopping list and sentiment. that adds such a nice touch to the card because it shows your good penmanship and something you yourself learned in school (spelling and good penmanship, lol).

Nice job!!
~Melisa Marie

Melisa Marie McConnell said...

P.S. it would have been SO funny to see an apple sticking out of the froggies mouth. LOL :D

marilynprestonn said...

Pat, this is such a cute witch you are right and she seems to have everything worked out for everybody. Glad you got some time off to play and enjoy your crafting. Love the little froggy and your lists! Fabulous job on the Challenge! :)Peggy

Holly said...

what a fun and creative card this is Pat! I love the teeny googly eyes on the frog, and the back to school shopping list is a great idea!
I went to CCD a few years growing up, but we had it at our church after mass on Sundays.

Stephanie said...

Pat....You did an awesome job with this challenge. Love the handwriting and little "googly" eyes on the froggie. Your coloring is amazing!

Heather said...

What a great way to use a Halloween image on a back to school card. Really creative- and i like the colors you used too.

Great job on this week's challenge!

Stephanie aka Nerdette said...

Great idea using the witch as a Creatively dressed child. The side list is a fabby fab idea. I love it.

Killer Outfit and cell phone *tee hee*

This just a such a fun card and cleverly done.