Thursday, August 27, 2009

You're My Shining Star

Good morning! Sabrina started 1st grade last week, and she has done just great so far! Last year it took her much longer to transition to the routine of going to school all day. This time around, she's a year older, and we were fortunate to have her attend 5 weeks of summer school which helped tremendously.

I made her this card to let her know how proud we are of her and of how well she has adjusted to new teachers and the new school year. I used Mercy's sketch, MTSC36, and tried to keep the layout somewhat clean and simple. I was not one of the fortunate ones to find the new Martha Stewart loopy punches in stock at Michael's, so instead of obsessing about not having it {at least for now}, I decided to pull out my MS arch lattice punch to make the border. I dry embossed the Hibiscus Pink cardstock with the new Cuttlebug Stars embossing folder and added some star rhinestones and Star Dust stickles to the polka dot star for some girly bling.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Supplies ~
Stamps: Star Prints, Fancy Flourishes (Papertrey Ink)
Cardstock: Hibiscus Burst, New Leaf, White (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black (Tsukineko)
Accessories: Rectangle and Scalloped Rectangle Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Star embossing folder and Cuttlebug (Provo Craft), Arch lattice border punch (Martha Stewart), Star punch (Fiskars), Star Dust stickles (Ranger), Star rhinestones, Foam tape, Thread, Sewing machine.