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Monday, September 1, 2008

All Set For Preschool

Well, Wednesday is Audrie's first day of Preschool. I really can't believe it!! She is four and a half and just is still so smallish and is so my baby! We went to "Meet the Teacher" night last Thursday. It's a small preschool program that is put on by the recreation center in our city that's MWF for 2 hours each of those days, not to mention right across the soccer field behind my house! I have seriously thought about putting her over the chainlink fence with one of my Motorola Walkie Talkies in hand, point her in the direct path to walk, and have the teacher "breaker breaker 1-9" me when she gets there, but they may have rules against that or something. I plan on getting a little crafting done (and above all else a pedicure and eyebrow wax right off the bat--yippee!!)
Anyway, I thought of it more as a "Mother's Day Out" program, but OH NO, this is bigtime full-fledged preschool with homework and field trips to boot! I am really looking forward in seeing how my "Baby Aud" (Odd) does! She is so excited, and in her deep little serious voice says "she's going to have lots of fun"! She's hysterical! Ya'll already may know that I love this "Touch of Class" set from Storage Units, Ink and More, so I couldn't resist making up this trio.
I did the card according to Taylor's Cupcake Challenge TECC29 and used several images from the set, coloring them with my Copics and Prismacolor Markers (that took a while). All the black cardstock is stamped with White Craft using the little math stamp that is so cute! The Hall Pass is a wooden one I found at the Target Dollar Spot. It had a 3D wooden apple attached to it and as I unconciously banged it on my table, trying to figure out how to get it either off or how I was going to cover it with paper with it on, it popped right off! Great--problem solved! That may become a magnet a little later on down the road! The letters were done with my Red Tag Alpha and my Cuttlebug (can you say favorite tool!). The little list pad has the cutest little schoolhouse on the bottom corner and it totally matches this set (I forgot to photograph it--you have a good imagination, though, I'm sure) and I just made a little half box to hold it and added the scalloped circle with the A+ and the ribbon to the back of the pad. If enough people request it, I will publish a template on my blog a little later for the box. Want it? I really really love how this all turned out. I've just got to decide whose teacher to give it to--my Preschooler's or my Second Grader's? I don't think the High Schooler would cooperate with me to give it to one of hers. Wonder why....? Well, I'm off to shop for Preschool School Supplies. Let's see, a Coloring Book, Ziploc Bags, Film, Kleenex and a Folder. Why couldn't the other two have been so easy!?!

TIP: Use several smaller images to make a card featuring them all in circles or squares. It's ok to even use a partial image for this.

Stamps: A Touch of Class, It's My Party (Storage Units, Ink and More), Michael's $1 Alphabet Set
Paper: Basic Black, Real Red, More Mustard (SU!), Papertrey White, Lime and Bright Blue (Core'dinations)
Ink: Palette Noir (Superior), White Craft (SU!)
Accessories: Copic/Prismacolor Markers, Red Tag Alpha, Cuttlebug, Scallop Circle Punch, Scallop Circle Nestabilities, CM Circle Punch, 1 3/8" Circle Punch, CM Black Fine-tip Pen, Cropodile, Black/White Wide Gingham Ribbon, List Pad, Wood Panel w/Hole approx. 2"x9", Dimensionals


  1. You are so funny, Susan! Love your projects and I hope your little Aud enjoys preschool!!

  2. OMG Suzie! I just had to drop in and tell you how cute these are! I love these images and I love the wonderful creations you've made with these. I wish I still had small children so I had an excuse to buy this stamp set...cause its so cute. I love all the bright colors, how you incorporated so many images on one card,the blackboard background, the school paper...everything is just fantastic!

  3. How cute...hope your little one loves preschool!!

  4. Oh please post a template for the half box notepad holder(and could you inlcude the dimensions of your notepad?). Your creations are so great, they always give me creative inspiration. My daughter just started preschool this fall is bittersweet to see my little one growing up so fast. So I've been especially attentive of the "back to school" stamping projects. And my daughter is soooo into Halloween this year - it's great - I've loved seeing your Halloween themed projects too!

  5. I love your hall pass! That would be a great gift for some teachers I know!


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