Tuesday, September 8, 2009

What day is it?!?! And a 'Major' issue...

Haha! Hi everyone and happy Tuesday to you! Since it was an extended weekend here in the states, I kept pretending everyday was Saturday. I even spontaneously decided to not blog yesterday. Oh yeah, I am a wild woman indeed.

Since I missed a Sunday and Monday posting, I will be showing all the cards that I had scheduled throughout this week. I am sure you will be tired of me by Wednesday. ;)

Well what's my 'Major' issue?

My 14yo DS is now a Mount Vernon High School Major! Yes, today is his first day of high school and as I type this I want to cry. Where does the time go? So yesterday I made this card for him (using this week's Tuesday Morning Sketches' layout) that was sitting at the breakfast table when he woke up:

From the time I can remember, Kalil always had an interest in football. I would have never thought this day would come so soon when he would start high school and be a quarterback for the freshman football team. The Majors' colors are maroon and dark gray, so I color coordinated it with his new alma mater. There is an awesome challenge over at Digital Tuesday challenge to use a child digi image on a card so I pulled Game Day from my Inktegrity site.

Here is the inside before I wrote in it and dropped tears all over the ink (JK!):

Their first scrimmage is this Saturday and I will be a nervous wreck. I know he'll do well , I know I won't. haha! Maybe I should stay home and make cards instead...

And finally, here is this week's awesome sketch by Melissa:

I did leave out the wonderful ribbon element across the card, I tried several attempts without cluttering up the card, but ended up just apologizing to Mel. ;)

I am sure you can come up with some wonderful ideas! This week TMS is being sponsored by Pez-A-Doodles, a wonderful company that is based in West Virginia. I just placed an order from her store found HERE, and btw, wonderful customer service Marti!

You can linky up your dinky HERE on the TMS site, I can't wait to see what you all come up with!
Have an incredible Tuesday everyone! I am going to count down the hours until 4 of my kiddos are done with school. ;) At least I have 2 more here at home to keep my busy...

*Love and Aloha*


Melissa Craig said...

Oh give Kalil my best - he'll be great at both school and his scrimmage game!

Did he love the card? I'm sure he did - it's absolutely adorable!

PaperCrafty said...

Fabulous card Joni!! Please give Kalil my best!! He will be fine, its you that I am worried about!! lol

Lisa said...

Amazing card, Joni! I can totally relate with the time issue... my son, Erik, starts college today. Ugh! and Yay! at the same time. I so miss kissing those pudgy baby cheeks! Where does the time go is right ;)

Denise said...

They grow up too fast!! Love the card you made for Kalil, wow what a great layout.

Debsg said...

Love the stitching you have done on the card to match the ball. Great card.

Gabby said...

Awwww...I so understand your major issue! I know I'm gonna be crying next school year when LV finally heads off to high school herself! We can sob together! LOL!

I swear...you are such the rebel! NO POST THE PAST DAYS!!! I fear you!!! __m__o_O__m__ <---that's me hiding from your rebelness! Now I run away screaming!!! AAAAHHHHHH!!!

joni h said...

Love the DP that you used! Great card! Know how you feel about DS entering H.S.! My oldest just started H.S. too!

Maria Matter said...

I absolutely love this!!!! What a clever idea for your new football player! And the perfect card for my challenge this week Joni!
I'm so glad you were able to play along with us this week at DTC!!!
Blessings, Maria
love your blog, btw!!!