Tuesday, January 24, 2012

A Birthday....

card for my lunch buddy.  And what is a lunch buddy?  Well, a lunch buddy is an elementary school aged child that is paired up with a responsible adult (me) to have lunch with each week.  This is a program run by Big Brothers Big Sisters and it helps pair "at risk" kids or kids who might  need an extra bit of attention in their daily life for whatever the reason.  I have been paired this year with an adorable little kindergartener who is a complete chatterbox!  Each week we have an hour to eat our lunch in the school library and then either color, play cards, board games or read books together.  Well, she just had her 6th birthday this past saturday and so today I brought her a little birthday card and present.  She LOVED the card....she is a very "crafty" little girl and loves to play with crayons, papers and stuff.  She was so cute and so excited about her present and card!  Again I used all Hero Art Stamps.  First I covered a 5x5 card with some lovely patterned paper and then built up the layers from there.  I used Hero Arts Wish Big , Life of the Party Words and finally a Hero Arts cupcake cling stamp set that I can't find on their website any more.  So, here is my card.....



...and I hope that you have a great day!  It is sunny....that intense winter sun and actually also kinda mild here in Wisconsin.  I love it!  I actually am able to turn my heat down and let the house warm up naturally from all the sun streaming in through the windows.  Take care!

Be well,
Sheila

9 comments:

Tiffany said...

Awwww! That is such a neat story and I'm sure the kids love having that one on one interaction! That is the sweetest card for her birthday! I love it!

Maureen Morton said...

What a sweet thing to do! You did so well with your own kids that I know you are doing great with this little one. She is one lucky cookie! The bright colors and this card make me smile big and I am crazy about that lace bow with the adorable heart button. Wish I was in kindergarten!

Sasha said...

What a lovely thing you're doing Sheila. I know from once working with young children that there are the ones who just need someone who will sit a while and talk with them.
Your card is so bright and cheerful, and I'm sure that the little girl loved it:)

Pam W Merwin said...

What a great program! I love the card - those are some amazing cupcakes :)

Dawn said...

what a wonderful card Sheila. And what a great thing to do... I bet it really makes a difference in her life

joy said...

Such a happy, cheerful card, Sheila! I'm sure your little friend was thrilled to get it. Sounds like a great program for these kids - I can tell you enjoy it, too!

Elizabeth Allan said...

What a fabulous card for your lunch buddy. Sounds like you could also become her "stamping" mentor!

MarcyK924 said...

What a cool story about your lunch buddy! It's like being a grandma! This card is perfect for her! Gorgeous photography too!

Libby Hickson said...

Sheila your card is so much fun, and what a wonderful thing you do for your lunch buddy!! Love it.