Tuesday, September 8, 2009

First day of High School

Can you remember your first day of high school?
I do, I remember what I was wearing (picture mid-80s, yikes....not sure if the styles are any better today) and how we all sat in the gymnasium for much of the day. I remember seeing all my friends and acting silly while we pretended to listen to what was being said. It was the start of 4 great years!!

Well, my daughter is starting her adventures in high school today. I can't believe my baby is going into high school. Am I really old enough to have a high school student for a child?? I have an infant too, so that makes it all really surreal.

I noticed these adorable backpacks on SCS and knew it would be the perfect first day of school type card. I've loaded it with candy and $$$$$$$. Yup, lunch money and special money. When we did the freshman orientation, we stopped by the school store and she eyed the sweatshirts. So, we figured that it would be a nice first day of high school type gift to give her the $$ to go in and pick one out. I know it's something that will get lots of wear over the next 4 years.


I used Textured Eggplant for the pack, I thought it looked more like the actual fabric of a backpack. Then I had to go onto my computer to print out the extra layer on the top flap for her school info. 2013, what a year to graduate!!



I also pulled out a retired wheel that I have which is perfect for those lion paw tracks!!! Maybe I'll get more use out of that wheel over the next 4 years as well.

Happy High School to my little girl. Praying for you as you go along this journey. I know it will be a wonderful time in your life. We are all so very proud of you and will be here for you every step of the way.

Stamp: Paw Tracks Wheel, Initial Stamp
Accessories: Textured Eggplant cardstock, So Saffron cardstock, Eggplant ink, Apricot Grosgrain, Eyelets, Velcro, Sticky Strip, Paw Brad



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17 comments:

The Mama Monkey said...

OMW this is darling!! She had to love it!! I am sure it will be a treasured keepsake!

kat said...

Great backpack. I know little Miss will love it. Hope she has fun.

Liz said...

The perfect card (and gift) for the first day of school! I love all the details!

peggysue said...

I have to stop reading blogs in the mornings . . . yours is the second one today that made me cry . . . ohhhh sending your baby off to high school. I hope it goes well for her! That backpack is just the best one I've seen yet I think, even the lion paws to match the school mascot . . .good luck with freshman year.

Valerie Durham said...

My goodness! I can understand why peggysue might cry!
This is a terrific gift for your daughter on such a momentous day - what a great way to start her day off! I'm sure she will love this backpack!

A Latte Stampin said...

I know I'd like to have received this!
Tallwood is a beautiful school...but I'm a Sundevil all the way!!!!

Melissa Sauls said...

Too cute Katie! She will love it. :)

Saved By Grace said...

How special for a first day back at school what a nice Mom you are this will surely make a smile appear.

Victoria said...

Hi Katie I just found your Blog and Etsy shop both are awesome! Those little backpacks are just darling..

Vickie

Stephanie said...

what a sweet gift for a bit of a nerve racking day - hope she had a great day & enjoy the special treat from her mom!

Gina said...

What a great way to mark such a special day. The gifts inside are great, but the personalization and the story really show your heart and caring. best of luck to your daughter (and you!)

Dell said...

What a cute project! I am sure she loved it.

Remembering high school. Oh, that was so long ago...

kat9 said...

Katie, I love this knapsack it makes me think of my days in school. I always used one. This is a great card for you daughter.

Mary said...

Cute! This is really different and works out great for 1st day back to school wishes

Diane said...

This is so cute...what a great way for an encouraging send off to school. Hope the first year is great for everyone!! Know she knows you are in her corner.

Ramona said...

How sweet. I love it. I know how hard it is to see this grow up. I have 6 grown kids and 2 young ones still at home. It does not ever get any easier...until they have them grandbabies that is!!!

Packaging USA said...

When I started high school I was really nervous too, especially since I had been homeschooled all through middle school and didn't really know anyone. I suppose the best advice would be to just relax. The first couple of days can be really slack. Things will become routine before you know it.