Monday, August 18, 2014

Believe in Your Star

Howdy friends! I thought you might have missed my usual Sunday Paper Players post (taking the week off from DT duties) so I decided to treat you to a Monday post instead.  Today is our daughter's first day of fifth grade.  Yowza, how did THAT happen?!  Fifth grade is a big year with lots of responsibilities.  Safety Patrol, senior elementary student, setting the example for the 4th graders in her mixed 4/5 class, etc.  I wanted to let her know how proud we are of her so I made something she can hang in her locker as a daily affirmation:
I swear I didn't make her change her top for the photo shoot, lol!  Locker accessories are all the rage with the school-age set so I knew she would love something she could hang in her locker.  
I selected the colors to coordinate with her backpack and other locker knickknacks and I'm pleased with how well our SU colors coordinate: Daffodil Delight, Strawberry Slush, Basic Black, Pool Party and Tangerine Tango.
How 'bout a few close ups of the details?
Of course, I wrote a little message to her on the back of the banner with the hope that every time she looks at it in her locker she will be reminded how special she is and to believe in herself,  OK, I better stop there before tears drop on my laptop!  :-)  Anyway, it's back-to-school time for many of us whether we have children, grandchildren or special children in our lives.  Consider making a banner like this one to brighten their day and their locker!

I used a few retired supplies but most are currently available:
Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.


Amy O said...

This is adorable, Nance! I love the colors and how you've decorated each banner. Her locker will be truly unique, and it will be a great reminder to her of your love.

LeAnne said...

Oh my goodness, this is so cute! Love each & every little well as her CUUUUUUTE shirt! I want one! You are the best mommy ever!

Nancy said...

abolutely the cutest ever! Love all the embellies and your personal notes on the reverse side, so cute!

Diane - said...

Nance what a great idea! Love the little messages idea and LOVE her shirt! Wow... go figure. and the backpack is SO bright and cheery! Love the whole thing, and I'm sure Arden will too. Hugs.

Linda Callahan said...

Sweet sweet sweet......and oh yes you did make her wear that outfit because it is perfect!