Saturday, August 17, 2013

A Big Thank You!

MFT - LDJ Grand Greetings
MFT - Die-Namics Blueprints 1
MFT - Die-namics Button Quartet Die
MFT - Die-Namics First Place Award
Memento - Lady Bug
Echo Park - Paper and Glue 6X6
Best Glue Ever!

Happy Saturday Friends and Stampers,

I have an extra card to share with you this week over at the Loves Rubberstamps Inspiration Blog.  Be sure to join us over there tomorrow for the DT blog hop and you have a chance to win a very nice prize just by commenting! 

I love the Die-namic Blueprint Dies!!!  I put the large rectangle over the sentiment I wanted to use and  decided it was perfect.  No guessing, no fuss, no measuring, just roll it through the bigshot and viola!  Unfortunately, I love them all and am now going to have start a collection, lol.  Fortunately, Laura carries them in her store along with a plethera of other fabulous images and dies and craft supplies.  Head on over to the store and see the cute NEW stamps she has added recently.

This week was super busy. My Grandson came to live with me while his mother is away for school, and we had a heck of a time getting him registered for school. Our Son is an intradistrict transfer student at a school across town where my Husband works. It's one of the better schools in town and we have had nothing but success these past years. He's going into the fifth grade this year. So of course we wanted to enroll our Grandson in the same school, but there was a waiting list, and then we were told the waiting list was being held until three weeks after school started. So we had to register him at the local neighborhood school and jump through all their hoops. Then we had to figure out the daycare system and get him ready to go there for before and after school.   Thursday,  the School my Son attends called and said my Grandson was accepted. So then we were scrambling around to get that taken care of and of course the daycare doesn't have any openings and has a waiting list to get in, lol. Lucky for us, there is a very prestigious daycare right up the block from that school and it will only cost us an arm and leg to enroll him there, lol. But you know what? He is worth it!
So this weekend we are going to run out and get two backpacks and two pair of shoes. I already have pencils and a few other supplies. I am waiting for that list the teacher sends home of the things they want their students to have for their class. Then I will run out and get the rest of the school supplies. It's been over 100 here all summer and will continue to be in the 100's until mid Sept or early October, so I always wait to get new jeans and long sleeve shirts when the weather changes. I am never sure what size to get for winter in the big "back to school" rush at the mall. So they start with a new shirt and shoes and wear those short pants they have been wearing all summer. I always pick up a few things each month so that there is no huge "need" all at the same time. It works better for me that way.   But for the most part, they are ready for School on Monday!   
How about you? Are you already for School to start?
Okay we are off to shop for the rest of our list!  Afterwards, I may have to get on line and order up some of these adorable Tiddly Ink stamps Laura just added!  She will be putting in a pretty sizable order to add as many of these to the store as possible, so come on stampers, help me out! lol.
Hope you have a fabulous weekend.


Laura Love said...

This is beautiful! I am so glad that your grandson was able to get in the same school! That is awesome news!

Tracey said...

I love your card Holly!! Just fabulous!!!!

Karen Motz said...

This is fabulous! I love the sentiment in red!

*Vicki* said...

So beautiful and great take on the sketch Holly! Love the bright cheery colors on this! Have a happy weekend my friend! HUGS :)

Melody said...

Great take on the sketch! Love the colors.

Mona Pendleton said...

Such a sweet card Holly! Love the colorful sentiment and cute patterned paper! Thanks for joining along with MFT :)

Nancy Thomas said...

Love the pretty bright colors Holly. How great that you got your son and grandson in the same school. Have a great week.

yyam said...

Bold and beautiful.
Glad your grandboy got into his dad's cool.

Tress said...

What a gorgeous Thank You card! Sounds like you have a full plate at home! Happy to read your Grandson got into the same school as your son! Best wishes to both of them for a fantastic academic year!

wannabcre8tive said...

Cute card, great job on the sketch.

Shelby said...

Great sentiment focused card and love the papers you've used! Glad all worked out well for the school situation and hopefully you're surviving the chaos!!!


Ellen said...

Love your bright and cheery card! Great colors! I just registered my baby for grade 12 yesterday and we start on the 4th of September this year. Looking forward to a regular schedule again!!