Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Dusting Off Old Tools & Graduation

Wow, I've done it again. Don't blink or you have lost a week (or in this case more) . First I was busy with work, doing a ten day stretch to fill in for the full time bookkeeper. I find getting up at five every morning very tiring and don't get much accomplished. Then my son had to do a scrapbook for his grade eight grad. They only gave them just under two weeks to work on it. We managed to finish it one day late. I had to dig to the bottom of a draw to find my handy dandy little tool. It's been so long since I used it I can't remember what it's called or the little grommet gizmos I used it for. When I use them on cards I have a hand held compact unit to use. But his book is finished and he did a great job on it. They were all displayed at his graduation for everyone to have a look at.

Here is my little man.  I'm a very proud momma right now.  Starting school with a speech impairment and not being able to communicate.  Diagnosed with Motor Planning.  It was very frustrating for him, knowning what he wanted to say but not being able to get the information out.  Macaulay Public School was the best place for him.  Being small, under 300 students. It was like a large family.  The teachers and EA's were so wonderful, especially Mrs Ovell.  He had a special bond with her.  Speech therapists helped him to learn to talk.  The early years were hard.  But every year that passed he improved.  Speeking nonstop now.  All along though he has been such a happy carefree child.  So at graduation when his teacher was explaining the student that won the Citizenship Award.  Always smiling, always there for his peers, always has a joke to tell.  I'm thinking the whole time that sounds like my boy.  Then Mr A announced the name.  And yes it was my little man.  What an acheivement.  Now the next hurdle begins.  Off to High School in September.  When I went to high school we had no visits ahead of time.  Already he has been to the high school three times, and they have visited Macaulay once.  They have one more visit the week before school starts.  The Link Club organizes a BBQ, with another tour of the school. At this time the students are given there time table and shown where there locker is.  

Update on craft area.  Since I was off most of last week, I managed to get some drywalling done.  Today I was able to get another coat on.  Should take one more sand then prime the wall.  By the end of the weekend I'm hoping to have my upper cupboard in place (minus the doors).  

happy craftin

dee ;o)

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Red Poinsettias

My first Christmas card of the year. Although it's hard to think of Christmas when it's green and sunny outside.  My day off today was spent doing something I wanted instead of running the kids all over.  Daughter didn't miss the bus, so I didn't have to drive her. (Although that only requires throwing a hoody on over my pj's).  Son didn't forget something at home that I had to run into the school.  The whole day was mine.  Except for 45 minutes at lunch with hubbie.   After school we had to attend a parents meeting for my daughters France trip.  I so wish I had done the exchanges when I was in school, and am very pleased that my daughter is wanting to go.  Next year she will spend two weeks in Lyon France with a French student. In return the student will spend two weeks here.  It will be such an adventure for us all. 
Back to my card.  I stamped my poinsettia in black ink.  Coloring was done with Spectum Noir blendable pencils.  Still practicing with them. I then tried to do a shadow around the flower, but didn't really like how it was turning out.  I found some gold mist in my stash and spritzed just my flower at first but didn't like that, so I did the whole card.  The centre of the flower is white pearls that I colored with a gold Sharpie marker.  The sentiment is a gold outline sticker. 
Christmas Card Challenges - #26 - Anything Goes
Merry Monday Christmas - #161 - Sparkle, Bling, Shine
Another day off tomorrow, so hopefully time for another card.  Starting Friday I'm on a 10 day stretch at work, because the bookkeeper is on holidays. 
happy crafting
dee ;o)

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

ALL Things Grow With Love

Afternoon blog friends. Look at me go.  I have completed another card.  A simple background done with distress ink and a die cut.  A little more distress ink on the edges of a circle.  The little cutie was stamped and colored with pencils.  I then fussy cut her out, and mounted her with foam squares.  I will be ready for the next baby explosion.
Cute Card Thursday - #375 - Too Cute 
Mojo Monday - #400
Must go.  Off to work, then off two days.  My weekend falls during the week.
happy crafting
dee ;o)