Thursday, August 5, 2010

First Day of School

I made my oldest daughter this card for her first day of school. She's going to be in Kindergarten! How did she grow up so fast? I was homeschooled my whole life, and loved it. So if there's any nervousness about her first day of school, I am the only one who has it - LOL! :)
I thought that, just in case, I'd put this card in her lunch bag or give it to her before she leaves the house. I really don't think she's going to have a problem with school, she loves playing with other kids and is used to being a couple of church programs, without us, so I think she will enjoy school very much :)

I used a $1 sticker sheet, from Micheals, along with a cute paper (which you can't see :) that has all the school subjects on it, and ribbon, to keep it fun and girly. I pulled out my very, very limited collection of Copic Markers and used E00, E53 and R29 on the bus, to keep in the primary color theme and style. The ribbons were just $1 bin ribbons from Micheals.

I tried to keep it pretty cheap, but tried not to make it look that way. But I'm Really Happy with how it turned out! I Never use stickers, they aren't dimentional enough for me, so I choose not to use them. But when I saw these, I thought I'd give them a shot. I enjoyed this so much, maybe I'll make a card every year for the first day of school. Does anyone else do that?

I just want to touch on the Copic Markers again, here. I am not sure how I really feel about them. They really intrigue me, very much and love many of the cards colored with Copics, in the Split Coast Stampers (SCS) Gallery. But to be completely honest, I have never loved markers as much as I do painting, even when I was a child. I love a blended look, and I don't feel like you can get a true blend with Copics. Please don't think I'm using this as a soapbox to bash the Copics. I'd like to go to a class that offers a Beginners Copics (that doesn't cost an arm and a leg), soI can learn how to use them and learn how
to blend. I have exactly 5 or 6 Copic Sketches, and I know that isn't enough to make a decision, but I'm not feeling them. But I'm not ready to give up on them yet. I guess what would really be best, for me, is to take a Tombows and Copics class and decide between the two what I like. Anyone else with that dilema?

Matthew 6:33
"But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you."


  1. Amanda this is just darling, love the dp and details. Best of luck to you.

  2. Oopps, sorry forgot to tell you, I love your blog.

  3. Thank you, and thank you for looking! :)

  4. Hi there- I had a few copics and pretty much felt the same way you are feeling here, and so I took a beginner class at my LSS and now I really understand how they work and I am in LOVE!! There are lots of amamzing blogs out there that offer great tips as well...Congrats on your stint as guest DT for october..I remember that we started our blogs at the same time (your blogs name is memorable;) for a previous MFT DT challenge (aug??) Good for you for making the second month you've been blogging!! And your blog is amazing- mine is still pathetic;) any tips on the whole blog layout thingy madoo?? lol


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