Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Back to School...

Yup! Summer vacation is over here in, OH. It really went by so fast.

My daughter Layla is officially a 1st grader and I just can't believe it! She is growing up and becoming quite the little lady!

I want to share with you the card I made for her teacher for the first day of school. I was able to meet her teacher briefly and I think Layla is really going to like her!

Here's the card I made her:
I had so much fun creating this card. I used an old alphabet set and stamped it onto the lined dp. I then used a notebook hole punch to create the "notebook page" look. The apple was my favorite piece to make! I used my MS punch and punched out the apple with my red glitter paper. Then I punched the apple out in Early Espresso cardstock and Limeade cardtock and used those to create the leaf and stem. I love the three buttons at the top! Again, I had a lot of fun creating this one! 

Here's my daughter Layla Paige right before getting on the bus.

 She was beyond excited! I, on the other hand, was a wreck. But I will let you know, she saw no tears from me! I saved it all for when I got inside and closed the door! then I had to put myself back together for my youngest, Brooklyn Sophia, who cried quite a bit during the day. She would all of a sudden look up at me and say, "Mama, I want my Layla!" And then cry when I told her, "I'm sorry, Brookie! Layla's at school!"

I hope you like my "Back to School," card!
Till next time!


  1. I told you already I loved the card, I bet Layla did too. Doesn't she just look so pleased and proud to be heading off to school!

  2. What a BEAUTIFUL Teacher card ... and look at little Layla. She is just beautiful ~ my girl turned 16 on Tuesday ... it seems like just yesterday she was going into first grade! Hugs to you ....

  3. Oh my, Jenna!
    My DD's first day of school pictures are hopelessly "lost" in photo boxes of years gone by. I LUV looking at your Layla's photo! How on earth can I revisit my DD's and my DS's photos from yesteryear in this way?? Points to ponder, eh?


  4. I love this card as I'm sure Layla's teacher did! My daughter will be starting 1st grade next week, so reading your post brought tears to my eyes.

    I just found your site thru the oopadoodle blog and I love your style. I'll certainly be browsing for inspiration. Thank you!