Monday, August 31, 2009

I can't believe...

... that it is September 1st!

Nooooooooooooooooooo!!

We've had such a great summer, despite the cooler weather, and I'm just not ready for fall yet.

Sigh.

I've actually really been struggling with this lately. I generally try to enjoy the present and look for the good in each day. But I don't want the kids to go back to school next week. And I don't want the weather to cool down, or the evenings to get shorter, or the snow to fly (okay, that shouldn't be happening in the next month or so, but, well, in Canada, you never know....)

Okay. I'm going to look at the positive things for September.

1. Sage is starting kindergarten next week and is very excited! That's a good thing.
2. Jonah is looking forward to grade two and his new teacher.
3. I think Austin is looking forward to grade 5. He'll be at a new school, which is making him a little nervous, but with his friends/classmates, I'm sure he'll be fine.
4. I had an interview for subbing and got my name on the list.
5. When the kids go back to school, I'll have a little more "me" time when I can do some creating.
6. Sage's birthday on the 19th.
7. The September kit will go on sale at My Scrap Shoppe.

This has seriously been one of my favourite kits ever!

I must be using more patterned paper on my layouts now, though, because in the past, I could create 8 or 9 layouts from a kit and this time, I got five. And I seriously have hardly any pp left!

Here's what I made:








(Here, the letter stickers and paper frill aren't in the kit. The kit came with an envelope, so I covered the flap with pp and used it to store my summer reading list.)






For this layout, I was inspired by Sketch #43 at Got Sketch?

Thanks for looking!

14 comments:

Diana said...

Love your LO's and great way to be positive about fall- I can't believe it's here already too.

Jennifer said...

I'm sad to see the end of summer too!! But, it looks like you have a lot to look forward to! :)

Danielle said...

These are so so pretty, Leigh! Love them all! I'm not looking forward to summer being over, but I AM looking forward to school starting and more me time. ha =)

Sophia said...

Great projects...

roree said...

These are all gorgeous, Leigh! Wonderful colors and mixture of products!

Susan Coish said...

Wow! Gorgeous creations! I know what you mean about summer coming to an end! It's bittersweet...as Danielle said, "More me time!" lol

Staci said...

Heheha, I love that you start your blog post by saying it's sept 1st, but your date stamp says aug 31st lol. Sounds like you all have lots of exciting things coming up! Love all those layouts, leigh! I think my fav is the summer reading one :-)

Jeni Boisvert said...

Love the layouts! You have a super cute style!!

Stacy Cohen said...

Fantastic layouts, Leigh! And I can really relate to the going-back-to-school stuff. :)

stefani said...

Wonderful layouts! I love all the patterned paper. Love the hidden reading list too.

Suzanne said...

Fabulous layouts! Lovin' all the bright colors. TFS!

Danielle said...

beautiful layouts!!!! ahh, all 3 of your kids will be in school soon! that has to be bittersweet!!!

Crystal said...

That is alot more PP than you sometimes use!! But the LOs are great - my favourite is the one of your family.

I didn't know you were a teacher! Good luck with subbing - if it's anything like here, you will be able to work alot - like everyday some weeks! It's hard to believe Sage is going to school this fall. I hope the year is fantastic for all 4 of you :))

Jennifer Y said...

Leigh, your work is gorgeous! I can't believe how much you get out of one kit!! Glad you enjoyed your summer...I too have a kindergartener and ready for fall!! Have a great week! :))