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Aug 15, 2007

Back to School!

Today was my son - Eli's - first day of 1st grade! It's crazy how fast time flies! He's not a morning person, so this is about the biggest smile I could get out of him. His doesn't know the meaning of a 'natural smile' these days!

I have to be honest and say that there were no tears this year (from me or him!) as the bus pulled away:) He was ready to get back to hanging out with his friends, and I am loving the thought of being home every once in awhile with one child for part of the day! And... on Thursdays - I get to have a day to myself! *happy dance*

So... in honor of this special day, I made a 'school themed' card. I didn't put a sentiment on it because I'm not sure exactly what I'm going to do with it yet. I think it would make a great card for his teacher one of these days. The sketch is from a Splitcoaststampers Challenge for today.

This little guy is by C.C. Designs, called 'Donald Goes to School'. It's SO cute and packed full of everything school related! I stamped 'Eli' and colored him in with Copic markers. The lunch box is a separate stamp. Isn't it so fun!?! Then, I stamped two backpack images. I colored one with Copics and also stamped on top of it with SU's linen BG. I cut out both images and layered them with dimensionals. Hmmm... wish you could see it in the picture. I used SU's Word Window punch to add a couple of tabs onto the card. The pencil and crayon are images from a retired SU school set. The set from C. C. designs had similar images, but they were just a little small for what I wanted to do. The ribbon is by Foof-a-la. (I've seen it in the scrapbooking section of Wal-mart lately.)


  1. I love this card- as a teacher I am going to have go check out this set. And, is the alphabet on the right the ribbon? If so, that's awesome! I'll be on the lookout for that.

  2. WOW Back to school already??
    Cute card Julie. Love primary colors.

  3. School already? WOW, that seems early. What a cute photo of Eli, "fake smile" and all. And that card is incredible! I can't believe you thought to stamp the backpack with linen to make it look more real! Too clever.
    I also though you stamped that twill with alpha stamps and drew those lines, it was a relief to read that you bought it somewhere and that I could get some of it too! *chuclke*
    Awesome, awesome card Julie.

  4. Great card. The ribbon is wonderful. Thank you wally world.

    What an adorable picture of your son. Almost makes me teary as mine is 15 but it seems like only yesterday he was getting ready for 1st grade and smiling that "fake smile". Now, if it's morning, any smile is a fake smile. :)

  5. What an adorable card! Congratulations on back to school. Your son is adorable. I know it is going to be so hard when my boys get to be school age.

  6. What a handsome boy Eli is!! Love your cute card! Love the ribbon and tabs!!

  7. OMgoodness Julie: He is just a doll! I love, love, love your card!!!
    Thanks so much for sharing - now I have to go and order that stamp set!


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