It has been a CRAZY two weeks at the Riley house! I thought I'd have all this extra time when school started ... NOT! My DH and I are constant taxi cabs to and from the schools. Our days start early with our first trip to the high school for my daughter's 6:30 a.m. marching band practice. Allie's at band camp this weekend, and our season is in full swing! You'll probably be hearing alot about our OUTSTANDING Marching Band in the coming months! I'm one PROUD Band Mom!
Drew (7th grade) is trying out for the Boy's Volleyball team on Monday. Oh, I so hope he makes it! He needs something right now that he can be excited about! More running for me and DH, but am so thankful Allie and Drew are active in things that interest them!
Back to school time ... Open Houses, unexpected school supply shopping, and homework for ME! (I just might scream if my kids bring home one more form that needs signed, or one more thing that requires me writing a check!) I think I've had more homework than Allie and Drew have!
All this activity has made me behind on many things, especially getting ready for my classes. I normally have my class projects ready one to two weeks in advance. I finally got some free time last night to prepare, and I can't WAIT to share them with you!!! I like my local friends to be surprised when they come to class, so I'll be sharing the projects with you later in the week.
Another thing I've been behind on is ackowledging birthdays. My good friend, and fellow SU Demonstrator, Lorri Heiling celebrated her birthday on 8/21, and I still haven't gotten her gift to her! Visit Lorri's blog and leave her a Happy Birthday comment (it'll make her day!). This is the birthday card I made for Lorri. It was cased from mudflapmamma HERE and starofmay HERE and HERE. I found the color combination of Soft Sky, Purely Pomegranate, and Pumpkin Pie irresistable and just HAD to try it! I changed the stamp set to Big Bold Birthday, and the gifts are cut out and popped up on dimensionals. Don't you wish SU would come out with the double stitched grosgrain ribbon in ALL the 48 colors too? I love it!
Stamps: Big Bold Birthday, Polka Dot Background Stamp
Paper: Soft Sky, Purely Pomegranate, Pumpkin Pie, and Whisper White CS
Ink: Soft Sky, Purely Pomegranate, Pumpkin Pie, and Basic Black Classic Ink Pads
Embellishments: Purely Pomegranate Double Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon
Supplies: Stampin' Dimensionals