Last Friday was Grandparents Day at Madelyn’s school. She goes to an amazing public school that has so many activities for the kids and the families to attend during school and after hours. It was such a nice day. Rob and I first went to her classroom to meet her teacher and see some of her work. Then we went to an auditorium where the kids came out and sang some songs. Madelyn was chosen to play the ukulele. It is so nice of the school to include grandparents. I posted some photos at the end of this post.
I actually made this card when we were at our cottage on Lake Ontario but forgot to post it. I found it in my photos of the cards I made but could not find the card itself. I must have sent it to someone as a birthday card. I hope I remember all the colors and products I used. If I forget any, I apologize ahead of time.
When we are at the cottage we see a lot of birds flying around. There are seagulls, eagles (which are amazing to watch), ducks, swans, geese (not my favorite!), and herons. The geese are fun to watch right after their goslings are born but once they get bigger, they like to come onto our lawn and make the worst mess ever. I start off the season running out there and chasing them away. As time went on, I just had to go outside stand on my deck and they would leave. They knew not to mess with me! They are definitely not as cute as when they are first born. Anyway, I knew I had to purchase the Heron Habitat stamp set with the coordinating dies called Heron as soon as I saw it. By the way, you can save 10% if you purchase them in a bundle.
I made the background of this card first using the stamp set called Oceanfront. I stamped the water in Starry Sky and the trees in Mossy Meadow ink. I stamped the clouds in Balmy Blue and the seagulls and cattails in Soft Suede ink. Next, I stamped the heron in Smoky Slate ink. Then, I took a Basic Gray Stampin Write Marker and ran it along the edge of the stamp to make it a little darker. I stamped the sentiment and cut it out using a die from the Hydrangea die set. Lastly, I cut the panel out using the Deckled Rectangles Die Set and layered it on a piece of Mossy Meadow and Orchid Oasis card stock. The card base is Basic White.
I have to say I love the sentiments in the Heron Habitat stamp set. It is a nice font and size and they cover just about every occasion.
Here are some photos from Grandparents Day.
So cool to make a beautiful card inspired by the cottage. That’s a great set to record those memories. I agree that the sentiments are wonderful. Lovely grandkid!!
Your card is so beautiful and peaceful. Obviously herons are much more peaceful than geese! What a beautiful young lady Madelyn is. She’s so grown up. And how fun that you got to be a part of the school day. I will send a suggestion to our county!