September 4, 2013

Merry Monday #73!

This morning Dave and I headed to Limestone at 5 a.m. to see our 5 year old granddaugther Kaitlynn off to her first day of Kindergarten. I can't believe she is that grown up already. We had an almost 2 hour drive over. We decided to make a short day out of our work day so we came home early and I decided I "needed" to make a card. Merry Monday has this for an inspiration photo this week plus added instructions below the photo:


This week we have a photo for inspiration but you MUST use Red, Green and Kraft on your card  with a choice of Ribbon, Twine or Burlap!


Did I follow the instructions? The "Red" is "Real Red Cardstock". The "Green" is "Gumball Green Cardstock". The "Kraft" is "Crumb Cake Cardstock and Ink" and the "Ribbon" is "Gumball Green 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon".

For the background I used the "Big Shot Machine" and the "Pretty Print Embossing Folder":


The snowflakes and sentiment layers are "Vellum Cardstock" and "Shimmer White Cardstock". For the white I stamped the image using the "Beautifully Baroque" stamp. I cut 3 snowflakes from the white and 2 from vellum using the "Festive Flurry Framelits Dies":

 
I added branches from the "Bird Punch" and flowers from the "Boho Blossoms Punch". All of the centers are adorned with "Candy Dots". 

Card Supplies:
  • Cardstock: Real Red, Gumball Green, Vellum, Shimmer White
  • Inks: Crumb Cake
  • Stamps: Beautifully Baroque, Teeny Tiny Wishes
  • Tools: Big Shot Machine, Festive Flurry Framelits Dies, Word Window Punch, Pretty Print Embossing Folder, Bird Punch, Stampin' Dimensionals, Boho Blossoms Punch
  • Accessories:  Gumball Green 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon, Candy Dots
Here are a few photo's of Kaitlynn's first day of Kindergarten:


She held a sign like this last year for Pre-K and we plan to make this an annual event!


It was a little chilly this morning so we all had to wear our jackets. Here she is patiently waiting for bus #3!

 
Mom seeing her onto the bus for her trip to school. I hope she had an enjoyable day as she was quite anxious to make some new friends. I worry about the school lunch is she is a very fussy eater. Her mom packed her a P&J sandwich just in case! I'm sure I'll hear all about it soon as she loves to chat!

Thanks for stopping by to visit!


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16 comments:

  1. Hi Debbie. Gorgeous card. Love the embossed background and your beautiful snowflakes ... especially the ones on vellum. How exciting to be there to wish your granddaughter a good first day of kindergarten - very special!

    Thanks for joining us at Merry Monday. Loll

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    1. Thanks Loll and yes it was an exciting day for all of us for Kaitlynn's first day of kindergarten!

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    1. Thanks Kristie, I seem to be into snowflakes lately for some reason!

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  3. Another gorgeous card, Debbie! Pretty snowflakes! I hope your granddaughter had a wonderful 1st day of "big" school! Thanks for bringing this over to Merry Monday!

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    1. Thanks Bonnie and yes, Kaitlynn loved school, she told her mom she made 10,000 new friends!

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  4. What a big milestone....I think when my DGD goes to school for the first time, we will all be shedding tears! Anyway, it looks like she was ready to go! Your card is lovely...very unique technique with the embossed vellum, too! Thanks for sharing it with us at the Merry Monday this week!

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    1. Thanks LeAnne, it is hard to see them grow up, even more so then your own children but she made up exceptionally well!

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  5. Very pretty card, your snowflakes are beautiful. Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday this week.

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  6. Your card is fabulous! Love the frosty look of the vellum snowflakes. Best wishes to your daughter at school.

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    1. Thanks for the wishes and for liking my card!

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  7. I love that script on the embossing folder and the vellum snowflakes are awesome!

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    1. I've had that script for a while and finally used it! Thanks Janet!

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  8. Love your snowflakes and the embossing you did. Such a cool, Christmas card! Your little granddaughter looks pretty excited for school! Thank you for joining us at the Merry Monday Christmas Card Club Challenge!

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    1. Thanks Lesley, as a teacher you understand how excited she was!

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