Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Back to School....

I know a lot of people are happy that the kids are back in school, but I am not one of them. I really enjoy having my kids around, and now, not only did the three older kids head off to school, but my youngest started Kindergarten. Wow is the house quiet without all the kids running around and I sure miss them, and I really miss my little buddy who would cuddle up with me after the older kids got on the bus last year!

Here is my little man ready for his very first day of school:

Here are all 4 of the kids:
And we have a lot of kids in our little subdivision ~ here they all are waiting for the bus this morning while all the moms were busy snapping pics:


Now for some cards. Every year I make my kids cards for their first day of school and here are the cards I gave them this morning:

For Alicia my 4th grader:
Alicia loves the new Kiki La Rue stamps and I thought this image was the perfect back to school girl. I added rhinestones to her shoes her shirt (as well as all along the scalloped circle), put stickles on her barettes and on her sock ruffles, and used the color pink since that is Alicia's favorite color. Notice how you can see the "4th" on the black DP? I had to make sure I cut it just right so this would show up on the card since she is in 4th grade now.

This card qualifies for the following challenges:
Creative Card Crew ~ pink, black and white
Paper Play Challenges ~ "Back to School"
Pile It On ~ "Round"
Simon Says Stamps - "Back to School"


For Tyler my 3rd grader:
Tyler loves the color yellow, and I he loves dogs so I chose to use this cute image. No big embellishments here ~ I just wanted to keep it clean.

This card qualifies for the following challenges:
Stamp Something ~ "Animal Somethings"
One Stop Craft Challenge ~ "Cute and Cuddly"
Paper Play Challenges ~ "Back to School"
Pile It On ~ "Round"
Simon Says Stamps ~ "Back to School"


For Ashley my 1st grader:

Ashley loves the color purple and the color pink. Since purple paper just didn't look good with the DP (although the pink layer behind the image and the sentiment looks a bit purple in this picture), I decided to color the crayon purple and use pink paper. I thought this bunny image was too cute not to use.

This card qualifies for the following challenges:
Allsorts ~ No stamping - can use digital images/sentiments
Stamp Something ~ "Animal Somethings"
One Stop Craft Challenge ~ "Cute and Cuddly"
Paper Play Challenges ~ "Back to School"
Pile It On ~ "Round"
Simon Says Stamps ~ "Back to School"


For Trevor my kindergartener:Trevor's favorite color is green so I had to use that as my main color. I chose to use this image since the stamp is named "Trevor" ~ how appropriate! I still can't believe my little man is in school.....

Cute Card Thursdays ~ "New Beginnings" ~ I think this qualifies as a new beginning
Paper Play Challenges ~ "Back to School"
Simon Says Stamps ~ "Back to School"

Card #1 Recipe~ all items SU unless indicated
Stamps: Kiki La Rue (CC Designs); Back to School (My Favorite Things)
Ink/Coloring: Memento Tuxedo Black; Copics
(E00, E01, E11, E25, E27, E29, R20, RV21, RV23, RV25, N0, N2, N4, N6, N8)

Paper: Basic Black, Pretty in Pink; Gina K Pure Luxury White; DP - DCWV (Grade School Stack)
Embellishments: Gingham Ribbon; Self Adhesive Rhinestones (Michael's); Stickles

Tools: Circle and Scallop Circle Punches; Scallop Border Punch

C
ard #2 Recipe~ all items SU unless indicated
Stamps: CC Designs; Back to School (My Favorite Things)
Ink/Coloring: Memento Tuxedo Black; Copics (E42, E44, E47, R24, R27, R29)
Paper: Yo Yo Yellow; Gina K Pure Luxury White; DP - DCWV (Grade School Stack)
Embellishments:

Tools:

Card #3 Recipe~ all items SU unless indicated
Stamps: CC Designs, Whimsie Doodles
Ink/Coloring: Copics (V000, V01, V12, V15, RV00, C0, C2)
Paper: Basic Black, Pretty in Pink; Gina K Pure Luxury White; DP - DCWV (Grade School Stack)
Embellishments: Ribbon (Lt. Pink); Dew Drops

Tools: Oval and Scallop Oval Punch; Martha Stewart Border Punch

Card #4 Recipe~ all items SU unless indicated
Stamps: Trevor (Me and My Big Ideas); Whimsie Doodles
Ink/Coloring: Memento Tuxedo Black; Copics (E00, E01, Y21, Y23, E53, E55, YR12, YR14, B93, B95, B97, G05, G07)
Paper: Basic Black, Gable Green; Gina K Pure Luxury White; DP - DCWV (Grade School Stack) and Provo Craft
Embellishments:

Tools:

Have a great day :)

23 comments:

Holly said...

Jodi, these are all such sweet cards and your kids all look super happy and excited to be going to school!
I know your house must seem so quiet to you today, but they'll be home filling it back up with noise and movement again soon.

Sharon said...

Wow Jodi! You have been busy. All your cards are gorgeous. I adore the cute and cuddly ones, they are so sweet. Thanks for sharing these with us and thanks for joining us at the One Stop Craft Challenge.
Sharon xx

Glitter Monkey said...

WOW these are so gorgeous - your kids sure are lucky having such a creative mum!! I totally agree with you - my little one started school last week and I am so lonely without my young friend around the house. Thanks for joining in with Cute Card Thursday. Lol Lynn ♥

Emma (metalicbutterfly) said...

Wow what beautiful cards and what beautiful gifts to give to your children,

thank you for sharing them and for playing at Allsorts

Emma xxx

Lorraine A said...

Oh wow !! These are all fabulous !! What a good mummy you are !:-) The photo's of the children are lovely too ,,, thanks for showing them ,,, :-)

Thanks for joining the Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-)
Luv
Lols x x

Lisa said...

Hi Jodi, These are all so sweet! I love the cute images and how you have used your childrens favourite things for each card. I also feel sad when it's time for my 2 to go back to school after the summer hols.

Thanks for joining us at Allsorts.

Lisa x

debby4000 said...

what wonderful sweet cards and what cute photos too.
luv
Debby

Sara said...

These are adorable pic's and your cards are too cute too.

Erin... said...

gorgeous cards and adorable pictures!!! my little one started kindergarten today as well!!! what a change! thanks for joining us at stamp something:)

Julie M said...

Beautiful cards, Jodi - and all completely different too. Love them - and the pics of your gorgeous kids.

Thanks for joining us on PaperPlay.

Julie

SimonSaysStamp.com said...

So cute!! The ribbons and papers are super fab! I love them all!

Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!

<3,
Steph

Jules said...

Hi Jodi

I know exactly what you mean. I used to hate it when the school holidays ended too. Now I hate it when they come to stay for a weekend and then go home again!!!! (They are grown men now).

You have posted some lovely, beautifully made cards with each one designed especially. What a lovely thought.

Your photographs are super cute too.

Thank you for playing along with the Allsorts Challenge this week.

Love Jules xx

Debby said...

How sweet to make cards for your cards. Your a great Mom and these are great cards. I'm with you. I like having my daughter around. She just went back to school yesterday and bawled like a baby. Today I miss her lots.

Sam said...

Great cards, you have been busy!
Thanks for taking playing along in CCC challenge this week.
Sam x

Georgia Ehrmann said...

These are all awesome! I bet they loved them

aardvarkpest said...

Wow you have been busy. I love them all.

Glenda

Crissy Armstrong said...

Your cards are amazing, adorable, so cute, and so precious!
I bawled like a baby the day my youngest went to Kindergarten for the first time! I know how you feel! Do stamp therapy! ha ha

Maureen said...

These are all fabulous! And I love the idea that you give all your kids cards for back to school - so sweet! Thanks for playing with us at Pile It On!

scotspanda said...

oh I just love all of your kids cards, they are all fabulous

thanks for taking up my challenge at Allsorts :o)

lotsalove

Amanda xx

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

What sweet pics jodi! your family is just beautiful! and these cards are just too stinkin' CUTE!! hope your enjoying your labor day wknd. :)

Paula said...

Wow what fabulous cards you have been busy. Thanks for taking part in the Creative Card Crew Challenge.
Paula xxxx

Lori said...

WOW Jodi, I don't even know what to say. It's so sweet that you made those cards for your kids with all of their favorites in mind. Each card is cuter than the next...you really did an amazing job on all of them.
Hope the transition to school and especially Kindergarten is going well for all of you.

Bee said...

What a lovely idea making your kids back to school cards and each so nicely designed and personal!
Thanks for popping by my blog and adding my candy to your sidebar :)
Crafts By Bee

 
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