Thursday, August 22, 2013

Mt. View or BUSt Card

I made two of these cards for each of my children's teachers on the first day of school. We gave them jars of chocolate as well. The candy jar idea came from another blogger so I can't take credit for it but I can say the teachers loved it all. The card is from My Scrap Chick (School Bus Easel Card) here It was new and with the sale I paid only $2 for the file ($1 off) but well worth $3. It is absolutely the cutest card.
I am entering this in the Silhoutte Challenges CH# 4 Shaped Card Challenge at


Sunday, August 4, 2013

Different but the Same

Living in Alaska has it's challenges. Every summer my son works with a group of wonderful therapist (and horses) participating in Hippo Therapy. Our summers are extremely short, only lasting three months and we look forward to this special time every year. When I think of summer I think of sunny days and horseback riding. The therapist work with every type of child with all different kinds of disabilities and they do a wonderful job. They are so patient with the kids and the horses are the calmest horses I have ever seen. It's as if they know they have a special job to do.

Tuesday is our last session, closing the therapy season for this year. I wanted to make a card for the two women (Angela and Noelle) who run this program and of course I couldn't forget the horses (Ozzy, Heidi, Dazzle and Indy) because without them it wouldn't be impossible.

I pulled out all my supplies and began mixing and matching and here is what I came up with. I hope they all enjoy their gifts.

I used the square easel card from My Scrap Chick here .  The little boy and girl along with the "Different but the Same" saying is from SVG Cutting Files Autism Awareness here The sentiment is from Jaded Blossom "Fish On" stamp set and the crinkle ribbon from My Craft spot.

For the horses, I put some organic carrots (nothing but the best) in a clear bag and added a tag.  The scallop tag is from Miss Kate Cuttables tags and backgrounds here and the horse here I just love her daily freebies. I used Peppermint Creative design for the printed paper. The twine is from My craft spot. The nose and mouth are stamped from Peachy Keens PK-490 Everyday Character Face Assortment. I just taped off the eyes.

I will be entering this project in:
Pumpkin Spice Challenge #31 Sunshine (Horses mean sunshine to me)
Silhouette Weekly Shape Challenge
Peachy Keen Challenge 13-31: Anything Goes
Cut It Up Celebrate Summer Challenge #24
My Creative Time Design Challenge - Summer