Tuesday, August 19, 2008

First Day of School

Yesterday was the first day of school. Kind of funny....the kids were home today due to the storm. Not that WE saw any storm, there was just a bit of rain. I guess it is due to hit us tomorrow. I think we have gone so long without any really bad storms, the schools got a little excited and cancelled school. So, one day at school and the next home. I can handle that. It makes getting back on schedule a bit trickier tho. At our stamp a stack and scrap last week we made this back to school page. I scraplifted the basic layout from something I saw in one of my scrappin magazines. I changed it up a bit and used my own supplies to make it. The designer paper is Summer Picnic, using both the orange and polka dot sides. The flowers are die cuts from Stampin' Up! with build a brads in the center. I used the 3/4" circle punch to punch out a dot from the designer paper and put that under the bubble on the brad. The alphabet is the Taffy alphabet. In the original layout, there were not photo mats, just naked photos lined up next to each other. I liked the red mats and thought they added a bit of personality to the page. The red rectangle across the middle of the pages was meant to have a photo on it, but I forgot to take any landscape pictures! So, I added some letters a,b,c,d,e,f, with Versamark ink and turned it into an accent. You may notice that the picture all the way to the right is a bit blurry. I do know how to take pictures (I bought a camera that focuses for me) but on this morning, it was so humid outside my lense kept fogging over! You gotta love the nice moisture in Florida!
After school, Ben and I made brownies for Family Home Evening. He really got into the spirit of baking here. Isn't he cute? His little chef hat is Pampered Chef. Yes, I am a PC junkie as well!
In other news, today we just hung around and enjoyed a relaxed storm day. This evening we watched Nims Island. I really liked it. If you haven't seen it, I would recommend it. I think one reason I liked it is because I am a wannabe writer. I told my husband that what I really need to help me finish my book is TWO computers like Jodi Foster has in the movie! How cool would that be?! He didn't rush right out to Best Buy....

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