20 August 2013

Simply Amazing

My darling daughter started third grade yesterday, and I'm not even going to pretend I'm not emotional about it.  Our summer absolutely flew by - it felt like we were always going somewhere (because we were).  It was a big summer for my girl, too.  She mastered riding her bike with no training wheels, went to soccer camp, and discovered a deep love of Greek mythology. I'm so proud of all of these milestones, and I try not to get all weepy in front of her (but silently I'm freaking out that she'll turn eight in a month!).

When I sat down to make her a card for her lunch on her first day of school, I knew it had to be special.  In her school, third grade is when everything gets a bit different.  She changes classes, grades get tougher, and has standardized testing.  She's nervous. And I just want her to never, ever forget how truly amazing she is.

That's where this fun Yumi and Fumi Handmade stamp, Yumi w/ Bookbag, came in.  I stamped it on Ultra Smooth White card stock with an IMAGINE Crafts®/Tsukineko® Memento™ Dye Ink full-size inkpad in Tuxedo Black.  I colored it to coordinate with my patterned paper, using my Spectrum Noir pens:

Skirt/Shoes: PP3. PP5. DR5
Shirt/Socks: GB4, GB6, GB8
Bag: BG4, BG6, BG2
Skin: FS9, FS3, FS2, CR3
Eyes: GB8, EB3
Hair: DG3, CG2, CG1

I added a wonderful sentiment that tells her exactly what I want her to know, and a few bits of pink bling.  I'm a giant fan of the green hair - I'll be using this fun combo again soon!

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Doreen said...

Gorgeous card Taylor,love the image and gorgeous design.xxx

Pop's Cards said...

Good morning sweetie this is just gorgeous, hugs Pops x

Jane (Carroll's Creations) said...

what a fabulous card and I'm sure she'll do brilliantly and be a credit to you both.

Hugs Jane xxxx

Danni said...

Awww, what a super sweet card! I'm sure she loved it!! Hugs!

Trena inNaperville said...

Simply Adorable Taylor! Fabulous coloring!

Take care and STAY POSITIVE!

Suzi McKenzie said...

Gorgeous card, I'm sure she'll treasure it.
Sounds like you had a wonderful summer, and created some very special memories.

Jingle said...

This is super cute! I love the green hair!

Papercrafting Princess said...

An instant smile on the receivers face....Adorable!

Leanne said...

;') Aww, what a sweet post. It's been almost a month and a half, how is she doing in school? I bet she's adjusted and made a ton of friends. I bet she loved finding this gorgeous card in her lunchbox on that first day of school. You are both lucky to have each other.
Super cute!! Oh and did I mention I love green hair as much as pink?!