Wednesday, 24 June 2015

Congratulations, Kate!


Yesterday was Kate's graduation from Grade 6. Not everyone in Toronto has a Grade 6 grad - the city is made up of an amalgamation of lots of previous little towns and boroughs that used to each have their own School Board, so there are still lots of inconsistencies throughout the city.

Still, it's an achievement and a milestone before heading off to Middle School next year. She was the French valedictorian (she's in French Immersion) and also won the Principal's Leadership Award and a Music Award. We are so proud of her!

Kate's school's colours are green and yellow and she loves Perry the Platypus (see her blog Platypus Krafts here for evidence). For the card, I cut a panel on an angle and then sponged Mowed Lawn and Mustard Seed stripes. I stamped the Lawn Fawn platypus on the card base, and used the matching die to cut out a spot for his tail from the stripes. I used Memory Box dies to cut and layer numbers and an Avery Elle sentiment.


Kate and her friends

Kate and her awards

#1 Grad bracelet from Grandma & Grandpa





17 comments:

Hannelie said...

Congratulations to Kate and the proud mum and dad!
Perfect card for her Ardyth!

shirley-bee said...

What a fab card for Kate, Ardyth! Love that platypus! Congrats, Kate, well done :)

Kim M said...

Love this! I didn't know Lawn Fawn had a platypus stamp! I need that! LOL. Your daughter looks a lot like you, Ardyth. They grow up so fast don't they? :-)

Lynn said...

Way to go Kate! Your achievements are awesome! Love her adorable grad card.

MeredythG said...

Great card and great kid! Congratulations Kate! Fabulous!

Lisa said...

Huge congrats to Kate, that's fantastic!! Cute card too!!

I Card Everyone said...

How wonderful for Kate... and you are right to be very proud, Ardyth!
Love that little Platypus!
=] M

Vicki Dutcher said...

Love the pop of color against the white -- looks gorgeous! Congrats your not-so-little-one on her achievements!

Happy Dance said...

Congratulations to Kate!! You must be so proud of her and of her wonderful accomplishments. And I'll bet she loved, loved, loved this card!! It's just the right one for her with the little platypus, too. Really a sweet card, and an even sweeter girl. Bev

Jen W. said...

Wow big congrats to Kate on her achievements and I love that little platypus!

Carol L said...

Kate must be as proud of her accomplishments as you are! WTG Kate! I love the platypus card......what a fun image :)

Brenda said...

What a perfect grad card for Kate's graduation Ardyth! Looks as those you have captured her school colors and her love for the Platypus. I bet she loved it! Your Kate sounds like a wonderful student and you have every right to be proud of her and her accomplishments!! Hugs, Brenda

OH Babs said...

The card for Kate is adorable. How proud you and your husband must be of this lovely young lady.

Anita in France said...

Congratulations to Kate, Ardyth ... what fantastic achievements ... no wonder you're both so proud of her! Fabulous card ... LOVE that little playpus (one of my fave creatures!) ... and wonderful photo's! Bisous, Anita :)

Penne Norris said...

and you have every right to be proud, Ardyth! She's a cutie to boot!

Geri said...

Big congrats to Kate! You must be so proud of her! She really seems to have it all together! So impressive for one so young!

...your card...cute as bug's ear! Love how the little fella's tail interrupts the diagonal lines! So cool how you incorporated all her loves into this card!

Joyce said...

Congratulations to Kate. You must be so proud of her, and for good reason. Your card is wonderful, and perfect for her--it must have been hard for you to hide it from her as you were making it--I imagine her hanging out with you in your craft room quite often.