Back to School . . . At Last

September 8, 2012

Now you may not know that I recently moved my craft room to the basement in our house. This was to be able to give each of the cave boys their own room. So, that coupled with having to entertain (and break up fights) the boys all summer, the crafting has been delayed. All my "stuff" is askew. So the first day back to school will require a bit of cleaning, and then . . . . then, crafting!

I went from this (which in itself was a bit of a mess--but so cushy)

To this:

Back to School
All around us kids are slowly trickling back to school. My daughter started her freshman year in high school about two weeks ago. Today,however, is a glorious day! The cave boys finally start school today. I did not know they had such a late start among all the schools!
Here are photos of the cards that I made for my kids as they go back to school. (sorry for the photo quality)

For My Daughter

For the 3rd Grader. (He hates school.)

For the First Grader

These are the things he likes about school.

And we had a little fun to commemorate each of their start days. This is an idea that I saw from my new facebook friend, Tanya Stilwell. (She said she saw it on Pintrest.) My kids are holding a "chalk board" that I made out of cardboard and chalk board paint. We are going to do this every year. I love the chalk board idea as well as recording their current dream!! Thanks Tanya!

The Artist

The Boss

Super Dad

I have a few other young friends in my life that have also gone back to school. I made this card for them. I saw the main idea on the internet and had to make it! It is my first o-FISH-al print and cut that I designed with my Pazzles machine. I have a lot to learn, but this was an easy start. Each card has one fish raised with foam dots. Each card was accompanied by a small bag of goldfish crackers.

a sneak peek

Finally, I want to bring to your attention (in case you missed it) a school bus mini album that I made in June. I would love for you to visit the link to see the completed project. It is a cut file from Creative Kuts and was a challenge.

And now, this mom is going to craft her heart out. So glad for back to school!!


One comment on “Back to School . . . At Last”

  1. Krista, your kids are so cute! Love how well thought out this post was. The cards are adorable (really love the fish bowls). Your school bus mini album is really nice too (popped over to see it). I have a basement craft room should see it. Supplies for soapmaking, cardmaking, frames & foil, teacups & mirrors, sewing, all the tools, etc. It's really, really crowded...but still better than nothing! 🙂

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