Sunday, June 27, 2010

Dandelion Set of Cards

Happy Weekend!  I hope that you are all having a great last weekend of June!  After a few days of being sick I finally feel all better today!  Yay!  I have been busy making card sets for Ariel's preschool teachers, she has 3!  School ends here in Canada at the end of June and starts back up a little in September, after the long weekend.  Here is the first set I made:
First I stamped in gray Friends Definition background stamp by Hero Arts.  Than I stamped with versamark, colored with markers misted with water and clear embossed the dandelion.  I did it in all sorts of different colors, it was a lot of fun!  I stamped with various Hero Arts sentiments that I have!  Simple but cute. 

Friday was Ariel's preschool graduation!  It was so cute.  Here are some photo's:

When all the kids walked in Ariel started to cry.  Here she is with her favorite teacher comforting her.  She tends to be a bit shy at school or in a new situation.  I don't think she liked sitting in front of everyone in the front row.  It totally broke my heart.  I was bad and told her I would buy her a toy if she didn't cry anymore and it worked!  Next time I will say something crafty as she JUST LOVES that and it would have been cheaper!

The graduates about to sing O Canada!

I can't believe she is wearing that hat!

I love this photo!

Ariel and her friend Jayda, they are so cute together!

I always like to take a family photo whenever I can!
Ariel and her friend Reid. They have been friends since they were babies!  They are only 2 and a half weeks apart!

I cannot believe that Ariel has graduated preschool and that she is going to kindergarten in the fall!  How did she grow up so fast?  I know as mothers we all go through this when they go to school but it's just so hard!  I cry whenever I think about it!  I love her so much and she is so wonderful to have around.  She truly is a joy and makes being a stay at home mom so easy! I love having her company and taking her places and giving her the best childhood that I can.  I am so happy with this school we are sending her to that she will learn about God everyday.  Because Ariel is born in November she will go to school at 4 turning 5.  I do have the option of keeping her home with me for another year but I can see that she is more than ready and she is so tall.  I worry though that she is more shy at school and doesn't always speak up in class. She isn't like that at home but sometimes in new situations.  One of her teachers who I know from when I was younger told me she is just like me in her mannerisms, and even that she is a bit flighty as in when they are doing crafts she will be all lalala not doing the craft in her own world and they have to say Ariel are you doing your craft?  Her teacher also shared with me that her goal was to have Ariel lift her hand during a discussion on her own, she would often say who is going to put there hand up?  Is Ariel going to put her hand up, than Ariel would but not very high!  Last week on her way to preschool I encouraged Ariel to put her hand up with no one asking her and she did a lot!  I am so happy that I have been home with Ariel all this time, because sending her to school sucks!  A lot of people say to me that I still have Carter at home and yes that is true but it's still really hard.  And some people tell me to have another baby.  She isn't replaceable!  I am so not looking forward to the fall!

Well thanks for reading that!  I hope you all have a great rest of the weekend!


Vanessa said...

They grow up too fast!! Love your cute photos! And your cards are gorgeous! Great design!

Dawn T said...

Your cards are lovely and the photos of the pre-school graduation are very cute. I've been through what you are going through and in the end it all comes out perfect as they grow up and become their own people. You never lose them completely... My DD and her fiancé were over for lunch today and it was so nice to catch up.

Alice said...

beautiful set of simple cards, Anita! really pretty design!! thanks for sharing all the adorable photos!!!

Lucille K said...

Hi Anita,
Ariel is adorable and a perfect image of you :)
I love your dandelion cards, very pretty and perfect in every way.
Lucille :)

Barb said...

Love this set of cards, Anita! So cool the way you stamped the dandelions in multiple colors! The pictures are adorable! Ariel is such a sweetie! LOVE seeing so many photos of your family! Thanks for sharing!

Sarah J Moerman said...

What a wonderful set of cards, Anita! Congrats on your daughter's grad! Too cute!

Courtney Baker said...

Oh she is so cute and so are those cards!

Nat said...

such wonderful photos Anita, I loved seeing them all! Also, your card set is beautiful!

Kathy (krolski) said...

I love your cards and your daughter is such a cutie! Love the photos!

Rosemary said...

what a lovely set of card, anita! and the pics of the fam??? just sweet!

alexandra s.m. said...

Your cards are always so perfect!
How do you do it?
Thanks for sharing this great day!
You all look so happy...

Thank you also for becoming a member of art scrap & more ;-)

Ayana Posadas said...

Great cards Anita!
So colorful and pretty!...
And oh my goodness... Your family is beautiful! :) Your little girl is so cuteeee with her graduation cap and posing with her friends!
Thanks for sharing your family pics! :)

Jill said...

Love that card set!! Very pretty! And your little girl is just beyond cute! Love the graduation photos!

ivy said...

TFS the adorable pics! i love to see not only cards on my crafty friends blogs but their life outside the crafting world too so i love it when it shows family pics!
i cried at my son's pre-k graduation. not so much when he just finished kinder in june...but i felt like how you did.
my bryan is SO ready for school but california rule is that the child must be 5yrs old by the december of the school yr and his bday is in the end of january. i will just treasure the 2 more years i will hae with him before he starts school! (sorry for the long comment)


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