Tuesday, 27 August 2013

Getting ready for back to school!

WOW - where has the summer gone.  Only seems like yesterday that they were finishing.  Now 9 weeks later and they have one week to go, before everything returns to normal.  Well as normal as it can be, would be better if Andy was here :-)  Oh hang on, he will be - well for this weekend anyways!

We decided to get a photo taken of the girls before they go back to school. So I thought I would share it with you, as it turned out so well :-)

Emily is on the left and is 12, she will be 13 next Feb and then that is Shannon who turns 15 this November. Where does the time go?  Only seems like yesterday the were little babies and I have to share this one with you :-)  Emily at 15mths and Shannon 3 1/2 yrs.

As far as getting ready for school - we decided to sort out their binders and Shannon's notice board.

We did the same last year - bought plain white folders and added papers to the sleeves, both back and front.

Here are four of  Emily's, to show the papers she chose (the zoom boop one is for Science) and then we cut out vinyl with my Silhouette Cameo to do the subjects on the side.  We used the font AR Julian off my computer.


And here are four of Shannon's, to show some of what she chose.  The font we used on these was called Aardvark Cafe.  That is just five of the eight subjects Shannon is doing this year.


For Shannon, as she is in High School and has a lot to keep track of, she has a notice board in her bedroom. We made up some little magnets to go with her subjects this year!

As and when she has assignments due, or tests etc, she can put the appropriate magnet on the calender. All cut using the print and cut feature on the Silhouette Cameo, and then I just placed some thin magnetic strips on the back.

Eiffel Tower (free clip art) - for French.          Black cat (free clip art) - for anything miscellaneous.

Test tube (free clipart) - for Science.              Dance (Silhouette shape filled and font typed in).   

Briefcase (Miss Kate Cuttables I used one of the set of 3) - for Civics and Careers.

Hola (Silhouette shape filled and font typed in) - for Spanish.

Book worm (Miss Kate Cuttables) - for English.

Addition sign (free clip art) - for Math.

WWII (Silhouette shape filled and font typed in ) - for History.

They are both really pleased and now super organised.  We went out and got all the other bits, pencils, pens etc etc etc last week.  So now all ready for going back to school.

And there you have it.  They go back on the 3 September and they are so looking forward to it :-)

Thanks for stopping by and sharing a bit of life and back to school.

Happy crafting.


  1. Wow Karon you and your girls are really organised and in a gorgeous way too with all their binders!! The photos are wonderful and you are so right...where do the years go?! My babies are 23 and 19!! Never mind I still feel like I'm 23 so that can't be a bad thing!! x

  2. I LOVE the pic of your girls! They are beautiful...thanks so much for sharing this!!
    Can not believe how fast the summer went! I am still school supply shopping with my middle schooler...seems they need way to much...what ever happened to coming to school with a notebook and pencils....LOL!!
    Anyways LOVE the binders you made and the board is fab with all those fun magnets!!
    Your girls are going back to school in style :)
    Thanks again for sharing and have a GREAT Tuesday!

  3. They are beautiful young ladies you have Karon! That picture is wonderful and the flashback to memory lane...Awwwww, so stinkin' cute. Love the pigtails! Fantastic organizational plan from the binders to the calendar...excellent job. :)
    Happy weekend coming up.

  4. what sweet and beautiful girls you have and you are right, they grow up so fast. I am getting ready to send my #1 girl to kinder! Yikes! I love this idea and love how you help keep them so organized. You are a wonderful and talented mom!

  5. Beautiful young ladies! I love the idea of adding the paper to their binders! Wishing them and you and wonderful school year!

  6. Your daughters are so beautiful and those smiles... Isn't it fun when our craftiness can be put to such usefulness?! Now, the grades better match that organization. Do well, girls!

  7. Your daughters are so beautiful, Karon!! Both pictures are so sweet!! And I love all of the back to school projects - so creative and fabulous my friend!! Have a great day :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  8. First off your girls are Gorgeous!
    These binders and organizers are wonderful.
    What a terrific idea and I bet you guys had fun making them together.
    Have a wonderful week.
    My daughter and I are squeezing in some last minute quality time together before school starts for me.
    Enjoy your time together my friend!!!

  9. Sounds like a wonderful idea, and you are organized and ready for school!! Just wanted you to know, you are qualified into the Prima doll blog candy...good luck and thank you for visiting my blog and leaving such nice comments!!

  10. Oh wow you are really organised. I love the calendar idea with the magnet reminders, I will have to show this to my granddaughter who will go to high school next year and is already stressing about how she will cope with deadlines.
    Kim xXx

  11. What great pictures! I loved seeing your binders and little reminder calendar :)

    Best crafty wishes!
    Staying Crafty

  12. What pretty pics of the girls... You got teenagers, how sweet...love all those awesome school projects, you are so very organized....

  13. Your girls are gorgeous :)
    Hard to believe they will be off to school already, here it seems we just got our summer.
    The girls binders look great.
    I love the memo board to keep track of tests and assignments. Awesome idea :)

  14. Love how organized you are. :)
    And your girls were adorable when they were younger...and they still have such sweet smiles today.

  15. Lovely girls. Love both photos. They chose great papers and love the "board."

  16. Absolutely lovely picture of your daughters! And I adore all of the organizational projects... so practical and so beautifully done! :o)

    Hugs and blessings!

  17. You daughters are gorgeous.. Love all the new school projects. You ladies are on the ball with the organization.
    Have a creative day.
    Hugs Nana
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  18. All the best to your lovely girls! It looks so fun to have a crafty mom! I need to take note of your organizational skills for the future. ;)

  19. All set for back to school and with some jazzy supplies as well. I wish that they each have a fabulous year.


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