Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Thank you notes from my daughter

Hi again everyone! Things as usual are busy in our household. A few weeks ago my lovely daughter turned 6 years old!!! For her birthday, she wanted to go to Chuck E Cheese, and I vetoed that idea (there is only so much a mother can stand, and after more than a few friends' parties that place is on my 'intolerable' list). So for her 'second' choice she wanted to have an art party. We had a wonderful party for her at a studio in downtown Plano for 10 of her closest friends. For the first time, I decided that she needed to write her own thank you notes. She has embraced this idea and has been working on her thank you notes for the past week. She only writes about 2 a night because she spends a lot of time thinking of what to write to individually thank each person. It makes me almost burst with pride to see her sitting there, pencil in hand, writing notes in her kindergarten handwriting. I know that the recipients are going to love the effort she puts into those cards as well.
I had to come up with a card worthy of her efforts, but easy enough to replicate a dozen times. I used the Sale-a-bration set called 'Patterned Occasions' and went with a mostly monochromatic look. I did add a pop of color with the little flower and some of the new striped organdy ribbon from the Spring Catalog. Enjoy!

Card Supplies: (All supplies from Stampin' Up unless otherwise noted)
Stamps: Patterned occasions, Distressed dots background
Cardstock: Whisper white, Pool party or Wisteria wonder
Ink: Pool party or wisteria wonder
Other Stuff: Markers, Basic pearls, Melon mambo striped organdy ribbon, dimensionals, Perfect polka dots EF