Friday, August 13, 2010

Back to School!

Okay... I know what you all are thinking... I really should be working on the house instead of scrapping!! but I have a good excuse (at least that is what I told my husband!) Lauren was having a slumber party and no one was sleeping!! I couldn't go to bed with a house full of girls that were still awake so I might as well scrap!! I think that sounds good... don't you?!!! lol!!

So.... one of my bestest bloggy buddies did this amazing sketch... you may know her.... LEAH!! We see Leah's work each week over at Stuck On U Sketches (which is one of my favorite challenge sites... if you haven't been there yet, you really need to go!!) She does some amazing layouts and has so much personality... you just can't help but love her!! Anyway... She personally designed the sketch for their current challenge and I knew I had to play along!! AND one of my other super good bloggy friends, KIM issued the current challenge over at The Sisterhood of Crafters!! Their challenge is Back to School!!! How could I say no to these challenges?!!

I found some photos of my daughter with me and her friend Abby at Literacy Night last September. They had the best evening for the families. When the kids arrived, they each got to pick out a brand new book and of course the girls had to get the same one!! Then we went to a different part of the school where they had all these tents set up with little campfires and flashlights!! That is where these photos were taken! There were many other activities throughout the school... so much fun!!

And because I was on a major roll... and the girls still were not ready for bed, I whipped out a card for the teacher for the first day!!

I know what you must be thinking right now... what a show off!! No seriously... I am not a card maker so I was pretty thrilled with how it turned out! And it was so simple to do!! Thank you Leah and Kim for the challenges!!

AND... I have some pretty fantastic news!! Are you ready?!! We finally bought a house!! I am not going to have to be homeless!! We are so excited that our move to Texas is really getting close....less than 2 weeks now!! Thanks for all your encouraging and kind words over the past several weeks!! You guys rock!! Thanks for stopping by!!
Barb  :)


Dawnll said...

Oh girl you are just a hoot I swear.
I am so happy you found a house, man that has got to be a relief?

I love what you did with this sketch challenge and we both know how special that Kim is, I better get to playing along. Great job now go relax.

Sandi Clarkson said...

I think Nanne got Mr Linky re-opened or something because you're there now!!! Love that school paper .. how perfect for your pix. The apples are so cute as an element on your page! Thaks for playing! I actually uploaded to FD for a change and am working on something for SIT!. Hoping to support you gals who support us so well!

li-bee-ti said...

CONGRATS on buying your new house!!!! Now it's time to start packing, isn't it?.....

Your lo is beautiful! I love the black & red matting you did for the photos. The card is lovely!

Have a lovely weekend (scrapping? packing? whatever, just enjoy!)

Sarah Bennett said...

First day of school cards.. what a great first impression you'll give the teacher ;-)
I love all your school themed projects; you did a great job on everything!
Big congrats on the house! And I'm glad you're still finding time for your paper crafting through it all!

Kaye's Crafty Place said...

Barb really love the layout, all the doodling is just perfect. What great night you must have had and what a great idea being sat in tents. Your card is amazing too!

Good luck with the move.

Kaye x

Lisa B said...

Oh Barb! I was following all of your other sites but I just stumbled upon this little gem! I know this is going to sound stupid but when I saw this LO I started jumping up and down "I love those papers...I need em' I need em'!" I am in love with this LO and those papers just blow my mind. If you haven't guessed I LOVE THEM!! Who ar ethey by? I probably can't get them over here anyways :( I read the story about the fun at the school and how COOL is that! I hope my girls get to do those things when they get older! Well I am off to surf around your site! Oh and I agree...I love Stuck on U Sketches..THEY ROCK!

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

This is a great layout from Leah's sketch and the paper you chose is yummy! I really thought you would have all your paper packed though! Get packing woman!

Darlene said...

What a FABULOUS layout!! WOWSA!! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at The Sisterhood! So glad you could join us and we hope to see you again real soon!

Maria Matter said...

oh WOW these are fabulous!!! love the papers you used on both and all those wonderful apples!!

Angi Barrs said...

AAAccckkk back to school time. I'm not ready. LOL Love this layout...especially those cute apples.

Unknown said...

LOVE this school page. Thank you for signing up for the giveaway. GOOD LUCK !!!

scrappinlil said...

Wow you did an amazing job on this layout and the card...I might have to scraplift that one for my dd's kindergarten teacher....Thanks for the inspiration. Congrats on the house...TFS

Fern said...

Oh Barb, I'm soooo glad you're not going to be homeless here in Texas!! You're going to need a little AC!!! Big Congrats on finding your house!!!
And this layout and matching card are just too cute!! Love that paper, and those apples are just perfect with your fun photos ~ it looks like the girls and you had a wonderful time!! And look at you making a teachers card.. Too cute!! She's going to love it for sure!!
I can't beieve that you're still scrapping, gf... 2 more weeks!!! Have a wonderful day!!! Hugs!!

Pat said...

Love the bg paper & the apples!!! Too cute!

Nanne said...

Oh my word!! you deserve so many congrats for some many wonderful things, that I just don't know where to begin..
A super big congrats on your new home!! Wow!!
and then a big congrats on adding two challenges to one layout..You go girl!! and I do so love the cards, I'm not a big card maker either, but yours just blew me away..
Have a great move !!

Anonymous said...

These lo is adorable BArb!! love all the details and the background paper!! just perfect!! and the card is so pretty and sweet!!!
Congrats on your new house!!!!!! I am so happy that you are no going to a shelter!!! lol!!!
Many congrast to you and your family my dear friend!!

KarenB said...

Congratulations on finding a new house! How exciting... and now the real packing begins, LOL! Love this fun LO and for a 'non-cardmaker' you made a pretty amazing card!

all the days of our life said...

WOW!!!Barb this is gorgeous, I love all those strips of pp with the apples. Beautiful colors. Congratulations on the house.

Unknown said...

I love this one! Congrats on the house....your apples are great for this page. You did a wonderful job on the sketch!
Kim xXx

Denise said...

Isn't is so lovely how things fall into place? So happy for you that you have a house!!!!! Yay you!!!!!!! Hope there is an awesome scrapbook space there...!!!!!!!!!

Debbie said...

I give you an A+ on this one Barb! Love the background paper, the bright colors and those apples are the perfect touch!!

Jenny said...

Wonderful LO!! Sooo cute!! :) :) :) So happy for you too!!

Anonymous said...

the panic has subsided when i realized that i was just out of town when this got posted otherwise i have no idea how i could of missed this! not when i come by and see my name in lights!!!! okay not lights but man oh man do i feel the love! what a lucky girl i am to have found a friendship in you!
and as it may turn out, i think this is one of my fav LO's from you! yes!!! and the card, awesome!!!
i can't wait to hear about the house! i know i certainly could use a new one! lol!
luv u!

Jamie Lane Designs said...

Love the it!

Denise said...

What a gorgeous card for your girl's teacher! Show off!!! LOL, just kidding. Guess you'll be doing some scrapbooking for the school year though! She going to see your card and want you to do the scrapbook for her class!

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