Wednesday, June 13, 2007

A Big Day ahead...

Today is a big day!! First of all, DH and I have to go to the school this morning and officially register our son for Kindergarten *sniff sniff* and meet with the principal while our son visits with his new teacher. I can hardly believe I have been a mum that long let alone that I have to take my child to school next year!!!
In addition to that, I have a father's day stamp camp that I am prepping for today. I usually do stamp camps for the kids around the "celebrations" and I always create something new for them to do. This year the kids will be making origami shirt cards, decorated handy man frames, decorated glass jars (to hold nails, bolts, nuts, washers etc) and decorated tins with coupons. The kids have an hour to complete the items above so I usually do a little more work the night before to help the event run smoothly. The long of the short is I am going to share the items with you tomorrow. So for now I will share a lil' card I was keeping for busy times like this...



Elegant Thanks Card Recipe

Paper: Chocolate Chip, Cool Carribean, Whisper White, Old Olive, Kraft
Ink: Cool Carribean, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White
Stamp Set(s): Branch in Vase (Impress Rubber Stamps), Japanese Flower (Impress Rubber Stamps), Pollen Dust (Fancy Pants), Faux Ribbon (Papertrey Ink)
Accessories: Corner Punch, 1 3/8th Circle Punch, 1 1/4 Circle Punch, Tres Jolie Buttons (My Minds Eye), Old Olive Stampin' Write Marker

Note: Card is 5.25 x 5.25

I hope you are having a fabulous day! I'll keep you posted on how I survive the meeting with the principal. Go figure, you would think as a teacher I would be used to this idea but seriously I just want to cry.

Because I love to stamp and you do too!
Alli

16 comments:

chelemom said...

It is so hard to watch your kids grow up isn't it? My daugher is 12 and my son is 10. He will be going into 5th grade! 5th grade! How can that be? That sounds so....old! Anyway, your card is absolutely lovely! I check your blog daily!

sophia landry said...

This is really nice! I love how you used the buttons to accent, and the image is perfect.

loves2stamp said...

Hope your meeting goes well! The card is beautiful!!!

Flossie's Follies said...

How fun, the kids must have a blast at these camps. The card is very elegant, love the colors you used.

Lori-Ann said...

I just discovered your blog - you are so talented! This card is stunning. Good luck with school today!

Sherrie said...

Good luck with the school today...firsts are always a little hard. Sounds like you little stamp camp is really fun for them! Beautiful card, I love Impress stuff too!

Rose Ann said...

This is very pretty! I love the colors and buttons!

Aunt T said...

How exciting that your little one will be going to Kindergarten. Enjoy each moment and they do grow up so fast. Great card - it sounds like your camp will be a huge success.

Teresa

Markie's Mom said...

Fantastic card! So, your baby is growing up...I couldn't take it, so got a job teaching another year at the same school Markie attended for Kindergarten! LOL! I had a real eyeopener, and decided he didn't need me as much as I needed him...LOL!

Julie Campbell said...

I know what you mean! My son is now going into the 1st grade! I look in the mirror and ask myself 'am I really old enough to have a child in school?!?' Crazy!

I love the card, BTW! That stamp set is really pretty!

carrie said...

Beautiful! Such a great project. Love the colour choices here.

Hey, better to meet the principal on your own terms right? Not being called in for something else? Been there, done that.....

Elizabeth Royalty said...

that's so exciting and heart-wrenching at the same time.... but at least you can smile knowing that you created a WONDERFUL card - this is just beautiful! gorgeous! fantastic!

p.s. i posted a link to your blog from mine. if that's not okay, just let me know!

Michelle said...

Love the card, it's very dramatic...well to my eyes anywhoo!

Joan said...

I just want you to know how wonderful your card is. Good luck at school. It is hard to send your child the first time. Joan

Anonymous said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!!!! That's it...I am ordering 5 more packs of Cool Caribbean.
Charlene Austin

Laurie said...

This is just stunning! The simple yet outrageously gorgeous design is so beautiful! And those colors...so striking together!