Monday, August 17, 2009

Maria's Sketch Challenge & School Pics

Good Morning! Today on the Christmas Stampin' All Year Long Blog, Maria gave us the challenge to use one of her wonderful sketches. I had colored this image awhile ago and decided that it was time to finally use it.

I'm not sure where the paper is from (thinking Hobby Lobby). The image was a RAK which I colored with pencils and OMS and added Stickles around the leaves and to the berries. Instead of putting a sentiment at the bottom I used ribbon and a bow.

So have you decided to start working on those Christmas cards yet? I'm glad I've been doing this all year because I've signed up for some craft shows. All these cards will be perfect for the booth! I hope you join in this week and share what you create - we'd all love to see it!!

Last Thursday, as you know, Abby started Kindergarten. I took a ton of pictures but decided to share a few of my favorites today. It was so sunny out that day I had a hard time getting a good picture of her. I like to take one in the same spot each year to show how much she's grown. I take a full shot and a head shot of her by our front door.


Once she got to school (after riding the bus) I went inside to get a quick picture of her and her new teacher, Mrs. McKinley.
I have pictures of her getting on and off the bus but this is my favorite. As she was coming down the bus she yelled "Momma!" and ran to me. Of course, I was kneeling so I could get one of those big hugs that I love!

She had a super duper time and is really enjoying herself. Getting her to bed has been so much easier - one because we are on a routine and she sticks with it and two because she knows she's got a full day of school the next day and needs to be rested up!

That's it for me today. Thanks so much for stopping by!! It means so very much to me...

10 comments:

Anna said...

Awww, too sweet! I would have been bawling! Glad she had a great day! Loved the Christmas card too!

Danni said...

Great card and cute photos!! Looks like she's off to a good start, hope Mom is too! Hugs!

Maria said...

Beautiful card, Michelle! You did a fantastic job following the sketch . . .love that paper that you used. .I love striped paper . .one my favorites! I'm glad you'll have extra cards to sell at the craft fair. I was thinking the same. I need to vamp up my card making so I have sets to sell or give as gifts!

I saw your daughter's pics on FB. ..she is so cute. I hope she enjoys her first day of school!

Maria

Barb said...

Great card, Michelle, and Abby looks adorable :) I LOVE the last photo with the big hug... so sweet.

Cathy said...

Abby looks adorable!! I love your card too! Great take on the sketch! Hugs,Cathy

Sparkle said...

She is such a cutie! Love your Christmas card.

Patty Chalas said...

beautiful card michelle...very sweet!!

Alissa103 said...

Oh my gosh, Abby is getting so tall! What great photos. I love the last one :)

Tammi said...

Love the bit with the corner, lovely card! And awww, your daughter is so sweet! It's always wonderful getting those hugs. :)

Christy Croll said...

This is a sweet story. My DD started K this week too. It is nice to see them have fun and like school. :)