Friday, September 11, 2015

Hey Girl

Well, we’ve got all three kids off to school now.  Our youngest started Junior High, and as I imagined  because of his personality, it’s been a great start, which is really fun.  Our middle son is in High School and our daughter is in second year University.  

I actually made this card for our daughter, and I hope you don’t mind my proud mama moment.   A few weeks ago she received notice that she was awarded a scholarship for second year, she found out she’s in the top 2% of her degree program.  With at least 4000 students in her degree at the University she’s at, it’s a huge accomplishment and she worked very hard last year for it.  She studies hard and also holds down a part-time job at the same time.  I just wanted to let her know again, as she’s finishing out week two of year two, that we’re really proud of her, not just for earning the scholarship, but also to see her pursue her calling.  She’s going to be a great teacher.  I’ll pop it in her backpack to surprise her.  

This great set from Power Poppy is called Well Played, Marcy designed it with her daughter in mind, and it’s a perfect set with lots of fun images and love and encouragement in the sentiments.  Inside the card reads “You totally rock!"

I gave it some fun colouring to match the paper by Carta Bella (Hello Again), and mimicked the heart and star on the backpack in the sentiment/embellishments. 

To make the wood veneer heart match the card, I gave it a little touch of R21.  

Now don’t forget...we’re only half way through our Power and Spark Challenge this month to create Gifts from the Heart!  Jump on in for your chance to win!

Here’s the rest of the Bloom Brigade in action....

Christine Okken 
(you are here)
Cindy Lawrence
Julie Koerber
Leslie Miller
Stacy Morgan


Karen W said...

Very pretty, I love your colors!

KarinsArtScrap said...

fantastic card Christine
Gr Karin

Nancy Thomas said...

Wonderful color choices for your girl Christine. And you are definitely due a proud mama moment - that is fantastic!!

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, what beautiful colors, Christine, and your coloring is always fabulous! What a great card with the DP, and this is such a fun image! And congratulations to your daughter for working hard and seeing her accomplishments rewarded. God is so gracious. And it is a new school year, and we're off and running! Thanks for always inspiring us! Hugs!

JoAnn said...

Beautiful card and perfect for your daughter. Congratulations for her being in the top 2%.

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Fresh colors, perfect teen like feel and card. Fantastic news to boot! I am sure you and Terry are both very proud. She is one special lady. Hugs..

Leslie Miller said...

You certainly should be very proud of your daughter and her accomplishments, and this card is perfect for helping to express that. I sure love the paper with it and, of course, your coloring is super.

Maria A. said...

Hello Christine: this card is just lovely and your daughter certainly got a sweet surprise when she found it.
Love, love the colors on this awesome back pack, you matched them perfectly to the DSP.
This set is in my Power Poppy wish list for next month, I have been a bit naughty and went over my self imposed budget this month, sheeesh!! If I don't do this.....well.....the result wont be pretty.
Thank you for sharing and YES, YES!! you have the right to brag about your daughter's accomplishments, she certainly is one fabulous young woman.
Maria Rodriguez.

Alanna said...

Such a great card. I love the image and the background paper. Your daughter will love it.