Monday, January 30, 2012

Just for Jessie!!

So here's the deal...We are heading to London (ON) for the Western Ontario Regional Swimming Championships this coming weekend. My 10yr old daughter Jessie (like you couldn't figure that one out!!) will be swimming in 4 events. She qualified to swim in 6 but we are keeping it to 2 events per day...200m freestyle & 200m backstroke on Saturday and the 100m free and 100m back on Sunday. She has been working really hard and is thrilled that she qualified to I decided to make her a card.

Usually when I make a card I make 3-4 of the same so that I have extras on hand...this time I made only one...JUST FOR JESSIE!I actually followed the sketch layout for this weeks challenge on Karen Giron's blog for the Sweet Sunday Sketch...I've even linked up my card!!

Jessie LOVES pinks and purples so I dug through my stash and came up with this paper from Basic Grey -June Bug and Sugar Rush...yeah, yeah, I know...really old!! I layered it on some Bazzill paper that matched and then used SU's pale plum to layer the image. The image is one of the a la modes from MFT called Dream Big...just perfect for Jessie's card!

I found some pearls that matched the colours perfectly (from the $ store I think) and added them to the top of the image and the sentiment. Both the image and the sentiment are edged in dazzling diamonds and I added some faux stitching around the edge of the patterned paper...I was too lazy to pull out my sewing machine...LOL.

I think I'll tuck the card in her swim bag where she keeps her cap and goggles...that way she is sure to find it at the beginning of the meet...keep your fingers crossed for my girl!!


  1. Miche this is the perfect card for Jessie! Fantastic card!!

  2. She looks very relaxed perched in that moon! Cute card ;)

  3. OMGosh!! Do you know HOW long I've been trying to post comments on your blog??? I have not even been able to get on it for days!! Clearly some computer I better hurry and comment quickly!! How sweet is this card for Jessie!! Perfect sentiment and how sweet that you tucked it in her bag as a surprise! Loving that you're baaaaack!!

  4. What a fabulous card for your daughter and it's so true! Love the colors and the image is darling!