My darling daughter started third grade yesterday, and I'm not even going to pretend I'm not emotional about it. Our summer absolutely flew by - it felt like we were always going somewhere (because we were). It was a big summer for my girl, too. She mastered riding her bike with no training wheels, went to soccer camp, and discovered a deep love of Greek mythology. I'm so proud of all of these milestones, and I try not to get all weepy in front of her (but silently I'm freaking out that she'll turn eight in a month!).
When I sat down to make her a card for her lunch on her first day of school, I knew it had to be special. In her school, third grade is when everything gets a bit different. She changes classes, grades get tougher, and has standardized testing. She's nervous. And I just want her to never, ever forget how truly amazing she is.
That's where this fun Yumi and Fumi Handmade stamp, Yumi w/ Bookbag, came in. I stamped it on Ultra Smooth White card stock with an IMAGINE Crafts®/Tsukineko® Memento™ Dye Ink full-size inkpad in Tuxedo Black. I colored it to coordinate with my patterned paper, using my Spectrum Noir pens:
Skirt/Shoes: PP3. PP5. DR5
Shirt/Socks: GB4, GB6, GB8
Bag: BG4, BG6, BG2
Skin: FS9, FS3, FS2, CR3
Eyes: GB8, EB3
Hair: DG3, CG2, CG1
I added a wonderful sentiment that tells her exactly what I want her to know, and a few bits of pink bling. I'm a giant fan of the green hair - I'll be using this fun combo again soon!