Friday, August 17, 2018

My First Day of School

Oh, I remember it so well!  That first day of school excitement when our kids would put on their new uniforms, tuck everything into their awesome new backpack, I'd make a special lunch to put in their new lunch boxes along with a little hand-written note, and they'd be on their way.   It's hard to believe that in October (so soon now), I will have my first granddaughter.  And before we know it, she will be heading off for her "First Day of School".  But for right now, I'm just helping one of my (older/married) nieces celebrate her oldest daughter's first day of school.  It's always an exciting time, and I love seeing the photos.  I made this little card for Leilah to open after her first day of school.
I created my card by using (almost 100%) October Afternoon products.  The patterned paper base is from October Afternoon as are the sticker borders, journalling stickers, decorative stickers and apple rub-on.  The only things that aren't from October Afternoon are the wooden ruler (craft store), the red gingham ribbon and May Arts cotton ribbon, Event Record card, the flatback gingham button, and the Melissa Frances rub-on sentiment.  It's a fun card, and I know Leilah's mom will save it and place a picture of first day of school on the inside of it.  I think my favorite part is that SWEET apple rub-on that I placed over the (schedule) sticker (shown closer in the photo above).
Here is a list of the fun challenges where I'll be sharing my sweet little Back-to-School card.  I hope you are keeping crafty, and playing along in some challenges this week.  As always, I invite you to link up at Word Art Wednesday.  There are two FABULOUS prizes up for grabs again this challenge.  Have a great day, everyone!
And thanks SO much for stopping by today!

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Simon Says "Back To School"

Mod Squad Challenge Blog - Back To School:  with STAMPlorations


  1. What a lovely card for a first day at school Karen - love how you have assembled it

  2. This is lovely Karen - a wonderful job and cute little girl who is now an adult goodness - time flies! Have a blessed weekend!

  3. This is really sweet. I always took pictures of my children's first day of school. It's so much fun to look back on now. [Bunny]

  4. What a fun entry for our challenge, Karen - love the gingham ribbon especially! Thank you for sharing this with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

  5. She will love it!
    Thank you so much for participating this week at the Mod Squad Challenge


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