Sunday, August 25, 2013

New Beginnings

First day of school in the morning. Kindergarten for my first child. Clothes are laid out, school supplies ready to go. Wow. It's just so hard to believe. The days are so long and slow, but the years just fly by. He rides his bike without training wheels and has a tooth loose, too, just for extra emphasis. It's true, the saying that when you're a mother your heart is now outside your body, but it seems so much harder to have it walking around in some other building from 8-3. This is faith and vulnerability right here, y'all. He is so excited, though, and I think he will have a wonderful time mostly. He is amazing and I hope Kindergarten is ready for the awesome!


I made this for him for in the morning using the MFT weekly sketch. My awesome friend Jaala sent me the papers and they are perfect. (My husband told him "the journey of 1000 miles begins with one step" proverb the other day so this seemed like the perfect sentiment.) The banners are handcut and I enjoyed stapling everything for once. :) I have another card for when he gets home and, of course, one for his brother. It's a big change for him, too! (The girl will also get a card, but I'm probably just going to glue random die cuts to a base because tearing cards apart is kind of her thing right now.)

I'm linking this at the MFT Sketch Challenge and Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge blog for their back to school challenge. If you have a baby starting school tomorrow - or high school or college - I'm thinking about you!

Supplies:
Stamps - MFT Clearly Sentimental About New Beginnings
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black, Distress Ink Antique Linen
Paper - DCWV school papers, cork paper, PTI Rustic White
Other - Tiny Attacher, pop dots, MFT red hot felt, Jolee's red twine

13 comments:

  1. Oh Paula! I am struggling NOT to cry! All these transitions! I have been reading posts from my friends who are sending their babies off to college, your little one beginning his first day of Kindergarten and it just makes me tear up! This was an easy year for us...both kids made big leaps last year so we are in same schools this year and it doesn't seem quite so big but every year draws a little closer to a chapter ending and a new one starting. I love the picture you created of A tearing up her card! So fun and sweet! I hope E handles today well with being left behind with the girls today!!!

    Fabulous card!!!! So much fun. You Rock at hand cutting your banners!!!

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  2. Cute card Paula! Love the apple border! Thanks for joining along with MFT :)

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  3. Oh what a fabulous back to school card.

    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge.

    luv
    Debby

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  4. Great back to school card Paula!

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  5. Awww, that's so sweet! You are such a good momma!

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  6. Great card, Paula! I hope this year is an amazing year for you both!!

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  7. Gorgeous card Paula :-) Congratulations !! you have won the $50 voucher on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge :-)

    luv
    Lols x x x

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  8. You are awesome, Paula! I love the touch of cork and the quote! Perfection!

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  9. You are awesome, Paula! I love the touch of cork and the quote! Perfection!

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  10. You are awesome, Paula! I love the touch of cork and the quote! Perfection!

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  11. I still have the picture of you on your first day of school. I love that little girl and the woman she has grown up to be.

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