Monday, August 24, 2015

First Day of School!

We've entered a new phase of life at the Roberts house today. Our oldest started Kindergarten! This day has been looming in the background all summer and in the words of his lil' sis, "Today's the day! Today's the day! It's a big day!" Yes, yes it is.
There will be no more sleeping past 7:00am (boo). No more accompanying Dad on his business trips during the school year. There is one less voice in our house and it is QUIET! and a little lonely. But there will also be one less person piling toys into the grocery cart (uh, it's not all bad!). We're looking forward to a great year, new friends, and I really can't believe my baby is old enough to go to ALL DAY Kindergarten!!!
Luckily, we live pretty close.
(We share a fence with the school playground. Can't get any closer than that!)
(And by luckily, I mean I may or may not have been spying on him during recess. I will not post pictures, but that doesn't mean I didn't take any.)
To show my little guy how proud I am of him, and how excited I am for his new adventure, I made him this card, that we also made at this month's card class. It would also be a great teacher card. I used a lot of green paper for the banner (it's his favorite color), but you could add brighter colors to make it a little more exciting too. Oh my goodness and I haven't ordered any of the schoolhouse DSP yet but it would be PERFECT! That's on my next order for sure.

Friday, August 21, 2015

Paper Pumpkin August 2015: Chalk it Up To Love

Oh. My. Word. These kits just keep getting cuter and cuter!!! Do you agree??? What GORGEOUS paper in this one!!! And those gift boxes!!! Oh the gifting possibilities. Washi tape, Macarons, homemade chocolates, the list is endless. I'm curious what you plan on gifting in your boxes? And those cards.... so shiny and pretty! I hesitate to use this cardstock up, but there's always the refills! Definitely stocking up on this one!
Enough dreaming, I promised you a case insert today, and I haven't had time to play with all that shiny goodness yet. Instead I spent the entire day with my kids. The LAST time before one of them heads off to school! *sniff* Soon I'll have lots and lots of time to create while I miss my little buddy. The kid is going to be showered in paper gifts & cards when he gets home everyday! Not to mention his teacher... (who we met yesterday and is wonderful!!!) She may be the first to receive one of these beautiful boxes...full of macarons...if they make it through my emotional eating...maybe we'll stick to school supplies...really. Anything would look beautiful in there!

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Paper Pumpkin July 2015: Thanks a Latte

Oh my goodness these kits are CUTE! I just made a little time today to play with them amidst the back to school craziness! I LOVE the mug from the Thanks a Latte set. I'm not a coffee or tea drinker, but I do love me some hot cocoa! The cards are adorable as is of course, but how festive is that cup of cheer!!! Love it!

Ok so here's the deal with the case inserts... I'm pretty sure the stamp set on the front of the case is not exactly the same size as the stamps. I do apologize for that. Between stamping and scanning and digital tweaking, it's just complicated. If this bothers you, you can stamp a direct image from your stamps onto an index card and adhere it to the front of your cover. I don't mind it because the stamps themselves are clear. I just wanted to give you a heads up so you don't rely on it as far as size goes. Also, since you were SO patient while I enjoyed my summer vacation, I will have this months Paper Pumpkin post ready to go tomorrow! Two in a week! Woohoo!!!

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Garden in Bloom & Natural Elements

I have always loved the Fall season. The warm colors, the cool crisp weather, the hot caramel apple cider, the excitement of the upcoming Holidays. When I was newly married, we were adventurous and moved halfway across the country to a place that knows no Fall. It's all about Summer here...and a little Spring.  (I'm exaggerating a LITTLE.) While I still celebrate much the same way (in lighter weight clothing), things have naturally evolved a little. Lately, I've been REALLY into the black & white & gold trend (LOVING IT!) and wanted to create an end of summer/beginning of fall thank you card. Rather than the traditional brick red, golds & oranges, I went with PINK & golds. That's what having a little princess does to me! And that little princess that loves dragons, dinosaurs and Lightning McQueen inspires me to think outside the box!