Sunday, January 1, 2012

Mini Tag Album

Hi!  I'm back (sort of) from being sick the past few days.  My New Year's Eve was spent trying to sleep early though I had a fever and some chills.  I feel better tonight to at least post my project for TGF's Retro-Fresh Tag ... You're it Challenge.  Now that Christmas is over and the New Year has begun, I'm faced with the next big milestone in my daughter's life.  She will be graduating from 5th grade and moving on to middle school this fall.  Seems like a long time off but I know it will come too quick like all special events do.  It makes me a bit sad and worried and I hope she transitions well into 6th grade and her new school.  I'm always worried about her making new friends.  I know she's got quite a brain on her but socially, I'm not too sure what's going on.  I'll be happy if she meets 1-2 really good friends that she can rely on.

Oh, did I mention how bright she is?  I truly do not know where she gets her brains from.  It is definitely not from me nor my hubby though we would really like to think it is from one of us.  She can read a book so fast and we're talking thick, a few hundred pages kinds of books and still retain the info.  That's definitely not me.  But I'm glad that she has found her talent early and that is what she enjoys.

Anyway, sorry so much blabbing and bragging about my daughter.  Hehe.  I'll introduce my tag album!

I cut some tags using PTI's tag sale die.

 Then I knew Annika would be perfect because this is one of my very first TGF's stamps and I bought it because it reminded me of my daughter.  See her books too?

Kindergarten.  (sorry, I had to conceal her face).

First grade.  (The grade sentiments are from PTI as well).  You can see how her hairstyle changes through the years.

Second grade.

Third grade.  I made some cork embellishments.

Fourth grade.

And her current 5th grade year.  Yeah, she's got some wild hair going on here.  Her used to be so fine and straight.  I don't know what happened!

The last tag is for me to write a little note to her and give to her on graduation day!  On the back of each tag, I hope to write down some memories from each of her grades.  I asked her if she remembered anything special from each grade and she said no.  Geez.

Being sick, I didn't get to make a special New Year's Day card though I had something in mind.  Maybe I can still get to it.  I'm really looking forward to this new year!  Thanks for reading and Happy New Year!


Rachel Parys said...

That is TOO CUTE! I totally know how you feel. I'm always wishing the same thing for my daughter too, just that one, really good friend. I'm not going to lie to you, middle school is TOUGH. My daughter is in 8th grade now, and the kids are brutal! But, we talk about school everyday, (wether she wants to or not) and I try to be there for her when she has a prolem.

Hope your feeling better! Your daughter will be so happy to have this album when she's older!

Creations by Shirl said...

What an awesome mini album...Well put together....
Have a gorgeous day Eva!

donna mikasa said...

What an awesome tag album, Eva! I love the papers and ribbons you chose, too. A priceless graduation keepsake for your daughter!

Cheryl said...

Super cute album! The cork embellies are cute! Wow, middle school already! Awww, does that make you sniffly to go through all the old photos and seeing her grow up? Maybe you can do a list for each year, like best friend, favorite book, teacher, I don't know what else, if she can remember back to kindergarten. Hmmm makes me want to start one already for my daughter

RiNNE said...

Such a lovely project! And I loved how you've colored her hair perfectly!! The mini album is really cute! Your daughter sounds like a darling girl! Hope She does find a couple of reliable friends!

Dawn said...

What a cute idea for a mini album! I am always surprise by how innovative everyone can be! Your daughter will love the finished album!

Lorraine said...

What a beautiful tag album! It's so neat to see them grow through the years. Time really flies, huh?