Today marks the kids' first full week back at school... I'm still dragging my feet to get into the routine of rush-rush-rush in the mornings... "did you brush your teeth?" "don't forget to put your lunch into your school bag!" "whaddayamean you don't want a sandwich? You just watched me make it! You're gonna eat it!" "no, those clothes don't match together!"
Doesn't everyone with school-age children have those sweat-inducing kind of mornings? ha!
I am very happy to report that Thomas excused himself from our dinner table last night with a lispy: "maman, je veux aller à la toilette, s'il vous plait." (mom, I'd like to go to the washroom, please.) He looked so proud of himself, we were all beaming, and maybe even clapping. Language does not come easy for our little guy. We have been working with him all summer to get him ready with some basic phrases for his french kindergarten... this is..... a start :)
In crafty news, I'm happy to be joining in the retrosketches fun for the second week in a row:
That "hi y'owl" greeting cracks me right up.
The polaroid frame (by PTI) got a paisley treatment, courtesy of a new (to me) stamp set by Paper Smooches. I colored in the paisleys and the background with copics. I actually die-cut 5 polaroid frames and adhered them one on top of the other for a much chunkier frame. When it was all dry, I dry-brushed a very thin layer of glaze over-top. I like the texture and aging effect it had on the paisleys.
Inside the polaroid, I stamped an owl (and since I'd just used my CSS owl, I decided to stamp with Lawn Fawn's this time. I believe in equal opportunity for all owls. hee hee.) I wanted to keep the card very monochromatic, so the owl, log, and even inside of the sentiment banner, were all colored with the same 3-4 copic markers... the speech bubble was stamped in a soft brown (literally, hero arts' "soft brown shadow ink.")