Thursday, September 2, 2010

And it's hotter today...and Earl's on his way....

Last day before school starts - and judging by the arguing going on around here, it isn't coming one minute too soon! It doesn't help that with the humidity it was up to 39 degrees Celsius yesterday, and supposed to be even hotter today. It's only 10:30 and already 34...ugh. This afternoon we're on our way to school to bring in the boatload of school supplies, gym clothes, desk organizers, etc. and to get their desks & coat hooks figured out. Hopefully we'll also be able to meet the new learning centre teachers (there are two, what will be Connor's 5th and 6th LC teachers). I only just found out Tuesday that the former LC teacher has moved on to be vice-principal at another school, which is unfortunate. She was fabulous - not that the new ones won't be, but it's always hard to start over again with a new teacher.
Connor is a little nervous to start the year, I think. He is quite unsure about having a classroom helper rather than his own helper - a move to prepare him for not having 1:1 aide assistance. We'll see how well it goes. Riley, on the other hand, is excited to have a classroom helper. He's been talking about wanting to be 'normal' and has made a big effort this summer to stop doing some of the things that look strange, like biting his hand. I guess this is just one more step in that direction, and as long as he's ready, I'm all for it.

Supplies: Papers from My Mind's Eye
cupcake & cat stamp, Fun Flock, from Stampendous
sentiment from Pink Cat Studio

Two cards today, using the same set - little Chickie here has Fun Flock on her body so she's fuzzy to the touch (I love this stuff, and use it on everything that could possibly be fuzzy). I've also added Liquid Applique to the whipped cream in the cup & on her head. When you heat it, this fluffs up & becomes bubbly. Then I used glossy accents on the cherry, straw, and the glass itself. The kitty has Fun Flock as well, and the Liquid Applique for frosting, with a sprinkling of micro-beads for sprinkles. The sentiment is a digital stamp, printed out & then cut into a banner shape, which I folded to make it sort of 'popped' - the sentiment is adhered to the image panel, which is popped up on foam tape, and then the tails of the banner are glued to the card front itself. Also, the sentiment is traced over with my very favourite pen in the world, the clear glitter Sakura Stardust.

Supplies: Papers from K & Co
build-a-sundae, chick, and Fun Flock from Stampendous!
rub-on from Pebbles ('happy birthday')

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