Tuesday, August 28, 2012

First Day of School

I'm the hostess with the mostess this week at the Ribbon Carousel and I want to see all those school themed cards and projects.  

I've created a card to give to my son on his first day of Kindergarten and knew that Mo Manning's, To School would be perfect image to use.  I started with a card base of Bazzill's Peanut Cluster cardstock and accented with a layer of Candy Bar.  I added lots of textures with the scrap of corrugated paper, large button, Alphabet Twill and Brown grosgrain ribbon.  The sentiment is a chipboard sticker from my stash and the designer paper is from My Mind's Eye Six by Six (Away We Go) collection.
  

As I mentioned, Nathan started Kindergarten last week.  
I've known this day was coming.  For months I've been dreading and preparing for this day and yet - this day took me by complete surprise.  Without a doubt, the tears I shed and sadness I felt over my "baby" starting a new chapter in his life were totally expected.  But what was so surprising was how much he looked like a big kid, how deeply I missed him during the day and the sobering realization at just how quickly 5 years has gone by.  But I have to say that his confidence and contagious excitement about going to school for the very first time was the nicest surprise.  



I hope my creation has inspired to you play along with us this week at the Ribbon Carousel Challenge Blog Remember, your creation can be anything you'd like, just be sure you use ribbon, bakers twine, lace, thread...(anything that comes on a spool) using a Back to School theme.



Thanks for stopping by today!!

14 comments:

Kelly Schelske said...

Fantastic card Wendy!!

Christina said...

Woww this is stunning!! Love your colouring!!
Hugs Kristel

Mary J said...

He is such a cutie, Wendy! A sad time for you but the day had to come!

A gorgeous card - wow to the colouring and love the texture!

Anonymous said...

Hi, Wendy I love your card. He look very nice with his uniform.
Love, Albania

Karen (Your Next Stamp) said...

Nathan looks so excited for his first day of school! Brandon starts next week and you've inspired me to make him little notes for this lunch box and for his first day of school - thanks! Sending you big mommy hugs!!!
Love ya!
Karen

Annette said...

aww what a super cute card...love your coloring and cute first day of school photo...

Katie Skiff said...

This is so cute, great job on the card. So sorry that the lil bugger had to leave!! ;)

Amy Johnson said...

Too cute! Love the corrugated cardboard and the stamped ribbon!

Faye said...

Fab-u-lous. I just love it and the texture is fab. X

Tracy Valure said...

Oh this is sooooooo cute!!! Love it and your son is adorable. Great photos....

Tracy V

Babs said...

Fab card Wendy. Love the image and all the layers and textures. You did a wonderful job with the colouring.
Babs xo

sabbycat said...

Maybe my favorite card yet. The little boy image is so cute and colored so beautifully, plus I like the textures and accents so much. Sweet!

Monika/Buzsy said...

What a sweet and perfect card Wendy. Love the darling image, the coloring... neat textures! Great photos of Nathan on his first day! Hope he had a super fun time! :o)

Shannon White said...

Aww, What Cutie Nathan is Wendy!! Such great pics of his first day of School! You must be one Proud Mama!! 8-) Your Card is just Precious Wendy! Love the Sweet image and your Aaaah-Mazing coloring!! Just Gorgeous!

Big Hugs
Shannon

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