Thursday, August 30, 2012

back to school & an upcoming birthday!

oh my-where did summer go? lol.  it was back to school for us Aug 20th- crazy right? Mimi's a 2nd grader this year- and it's just amazing to me-these kids were all preschoolers yesterday and now they're so big, and want to be so independent, but i so want my sweet baby girl to stay little as long as possible! sigh...
not only is summer gone and school begun, but we're late into week 2 already! i put together a quick thank you for Ms Jill for the end of the 1st week. we presented it along with a beautiful sunflower plant and a box of godiva. i was so rushing that morning to get it together, that i didn't snap a pic of the whole ensemble-but at least i remembered the share the card lol!

i was inspired by the fab scene that Wanda Guess put together in her cute schoolhouse card- it's been ages since i cut out 'hills', made faux stitches, or made a card without using ANY patterned paper at all! :)
it was clean, simple & quick to put together (thank goodness), and i think it turned out super cute! i popped the tree way up in front to give it nice dimension (the eaves of the schoolhouse were popped slightly too):
 so here's a pic of my daughter with her new teacher on day 1 (sorry for low quality phone pic!)
and here's what i packed for her first lunch (i'm trying to improve my cute lunch making skills- thanks to Susan Yuen for her amazing blog and books packed with how to's and inspo- i tried to make her Perry the platypus from Phineas & Ferb)
 as if there's not enough happening all at once ;)  my daughter's birthday is fast approaching this Labor day! her Grandparents prepared a special, early birthday dinner for her since we won't get to be with them on her actual birthday (can you say lucky ducky? this girlie gets a 3 day celebration every year?! lol!)

 she's almost 8!!
ok here's the deets- i have to get the laundry into the dryer before i leave for school pick-up!
have a fabulous holiday weekend!

stamps: Taylored Expressions little schoolhouse
ink: memento tux black
paper: fossil scalloped notecard (stash), XPress it blending cardstock, MFT cardstock (jellybean green, sour apple, sweet tooth)
accessories: copic markers, signo white gel pen, jody's awesome boosters


Patricia Roebuck said...

She is so grown up looking! I love that luch, that is so adorable. Time goes by too fast! Have a great weekend!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

What a fabulous design, love the great scene and I'm sure the teacher did as well....they grow up so fast!

Cindy Haffner said...

Ohh FUN!!~

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Cute photos and project! Love the back to school theme! Enjoy them while they're young, they do really grow up so fast!