Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Follow Your Dream

I've been part of a swapping group called the Sisterhood of the Traveling Cards for a long time - I've lost track of how long it's been. We swap every other month, with a different one of us serving as the hostess each round.

Judy gave us a GREAT theme for January/February - but I had a mental block and just couldn't seem to figure out what to do with it.

Here's her theme (in her words):

Theme: Inspiration and Blessings!
It’s been a time of reflection the past month and now a time to look forward. So I would like you to create a card that expresses your hopes, dreams, and/or aspirations, for you or someone you would like to inspire and bless.

Extra option/challenge: Be creative and try something new….a new technique, never used before stamp, etc.

After over-thinking the possibilities, I finally decided to make a card that seems suitable for my daughter - her dream is to move to Alaska - oh, not a city like Anchorage, but out in the bush - to teach Special Education. She's working on the necessary steps to achieve that goal. So I designed a card with a Follow Your Dreams theme and a cute little Alaska-sort-of image, too. (I didn't have one of those, so I found a FREE coloring book page online that I shrunk to use on my card.) That's my "extra option/challenge"... as far as I can remember, I've never done that before.)

Judy, I hope this isn't too far from what you intended for your swap.

Here's my card:

I love the Dream DP I just happened to have in  my stash... I thought it was perfect for this card.

This is the inside of my card:

I'm sorry the photo is so crooked. UGH!

This is my 78th card in the 100 Cards in 100 Days Challenge.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

Image: Free Coloring Book Page
Sentiment: PSX Follow Your Dream
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Copic Markers, and Zig Wink of Stella Marker
Cardstock: Recollections Black and Stampin' UP! Vintage Violet
Designer Paper: DCWV Blue Denim and Blue Dream
Embellishments: Michael's Rhinestones, Stampin' UP! Ribbon, and Stickles Glitter Glue


Gael said...

Wonderful!! I love everything about it!
Judy, are you listening? I want one of these :)

Today's Beautiful Moments - Tracey Fehr said...

Jeanette...this is fabulous! Love that sentiment paper! Your daughter has an amazing dream, and good for her for following it! I wish her all the success!

kiwimeskreations said...

Wonderful card Jeanette - the colours as marvellous, and I think you have coloured the image to perfection.

kadie said...

Beautiful card and wonderful way to honor your DD!!

:: BlueInks :: said...

This card turned out so cute! Your DD will love it. I hope she is able to make the trek to Alaska.

Unknown said...

I rarely think about using word paper on cards. I save it for scrapbooks. I have got to copy you more often. Great idea and great card. Thanks!