Saturday, January 29, 2022

Become What You Dream of Being

One of my favorite challenge groups is the Challenge Your Stash group on SCS, under the capable and organized leadership of my friend Barb. The idea is we can't shop for anything when making our monthly challenge card (which we post on the 28th of each month). I'm posting a day late because yesterday was a Design Team day on my blog.

We take turns choosing the theme. This month it was Jen's turn. She asked us to use the theme "I've Got a Dream" when making our cards. I'm sure she thought of that theme in regards to Martin Luther King, whose birthday we recognized not long ago. I do not mean to diminish his impact on our nation, but I didn't focus on him, or equality, or squelching discrimination. Instead I thought of my daughter.

Time and time again in her life she's "had a dream" - a desire to be or do something - and she's worked hard to fulfill that dream. One example of many I could share, several years ago she had a dream to be a Special Ed teacher in Alaska... in an Eskimo village. Problem was, she had an education degree in English. She took the required classes to get Special Ed certified, while working full-time. She applied for an Alaska certificate. She planned to go to a Job Fair in Anchorage and had even purchased her airline ticket when a school district requested a Skype interview. She was hired, while living in Mississippi. Even moving was not the typical move. Everything she wanted to keep and take to Alaska that wouldn't fit in her suitcase had to be boxed up and mailed, which of course was costly. She had to sell her car. She had to say good-bye to friends. All because she had a dream. And she became the woman she dreamed of being!

I am so very proud of my daughter!

I hope Jen, Barb and the other Challenge Your Stash gals like my card.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

Stamp Set: Unity Dream of Being stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored with Copic Markers

Papers: Neenah 110# Solar White and SU Sahara Sand CS and AMuse Studio Polka Dot and Paper Studio Black/White Diagonal Stripe DP 

Dies: MFT Stitched Mod Rectangle, MFT Stitched Rectangle, and Technique Tuesday Oval and Rectangle Stitched Labels

Embellishment: Paper Studio Brads and Ribbon from an unknown vendor


Margaret said...

That was a beautiful dream your daughter had and she is living it. Beautiful card.

Beth Norman-Roberts said...

Hi Jeanette. Hope all is well with you. Your card is so lovely. I like the black with the bright pop of red.

Lynn McAuley said...

I love this beautiful card that speaks so clearly of your daughter and her dream! Congratulations to her for seeing her dream become reality as she gives of her heart, knowledge, and skills to school children in Alaska!

Rebekah said...

That is so neat Jeanette! I loved reading about your daughter's dream. Does she blog about her job up there at alL? My daughter wondered about doing that also, but felt for her first few years of teaching, she better get her feet on the ground. She is a first Kg teacher!! What a gorgeous card. I love any image with a cuppa' in it!

Barb said...

This card reflects your daughter perfectly! She has had some awesome dreams that were for sure encouraged by her loving parents! The card is beautiful!

Tracie said...

What a wonderful card Jeanette and I love that you thought of your daughter when making it. Good for her in following her dreams.

kiwimeskreations said...

A wonderful tribute to your daughter Jeanette, and an amazing card to go with it!
Stay safe

Jennifrann said...

This is fantastic, Jeanette! What a wonderful, inspiring story and a beautiful card for your beautiful daughter! I love that everyone went in any direction that inspired them for my theme this month--it's just what I was hoping for!

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