Wednesday, September 4, 2013

First Day of Grade 5 and 6

I can't believe the first day of school is here already...the Summer went by so quickly this year. I can  remember my Mum saying that once my brother and I were in school, how fast the time went by. Well, I can relate. My girls are in Grade 5 and 6 this year and I have no idea where the time has gone. It just seems like yesterday when they were one of those little primary students, standing so shyly in line, awaiting the new adventure of school and a whole new routine. Now, they tower over those little ones...Alex nearly as tall as some of the teachers!

The girls were both excited and nervous this morning.  They were happy that they'd be able to see all their friends again, but unsure of what the new school year would bring.  I assured them that they would do just fine and would have a great year.  Oh, I almost wish I could go back to the time when elementary school was my biggest stress in life...those were the days.  So carefree, but I guess the kids do have more to worry about these days in an age when bullying seems to be so rampant.  The best you can do is teach your children right from wrong and hope that they chose the right path and treat others how they would want to be treated.  I have two very kind-hearted girls, whom I've taught to be good to others and to surround themselves with people who make them happy and treat them well.  Life is too short to surround yourself with those who are not nice and bring you down.

I hope you all have a wonderful day and please remember to drive slow around school zones. :)

Sunday, September 1, 2013

TSC46: Inspired By A Song

We have a bit of a different theme for you this month over at The Stampsmith Challenge blog.  This month, we're asking you to create something from being "Inspired By A Song."  Our theme was suggested by our Guest Designer this month, Maria Green.  Welcome aboard, Maria!

I used a photostamped image from the Mon Amour stamp sheet by The Stampsmith, a few different frames, mirrored cardstock and a couple of pewter wedding embellishments in the small mirrors.  I stamped/heat embossed all three frames and cut them out inside and out with scissors...yes, this took a while...then I added the mirrors in behind.

Can you guess what my song inspiration was? If you guessed 'Mirrors by Justin Timberlake', you're right!  :)  This is such a beautiful song, I'm not sure I've done it justice in my card, but this is the design that I had in my head, so I went with it. 

I hope you decide to play along in the fun!  I look forward to seeing what song inspires you.  Best of luck in the draw!  :)