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 http://www.myscrapchick.com/product.cfm?product=776 . The little boy and girl along with the "Different but the Same" saying is from SVG Cutting Files Autism Awareness here http://svgcuttingfiles.com/catalog.php?item=329. 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 http://www.misskatecuttables.com/products/borders-banners-backgrounds/freebie-of-the-day-tags-and-backgrounds.php and the horse here http://www.misskatecuttables.com/products/product/freebie-of-the-day-horse.php. 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) http://pumpkinspiceblog.blogspot.com/2013/08/winner-announcements-challenge-31-blog.html
Silhouette Weekly Shape Challenge http://blog.silhouetteamerica.com/
Peachy Keen Challenge 13-31: Anything Goes http://www.peachykeenstampschallenge.blogspot.com/2013/08/peachy-keen-challenge-13-31-anything.html
Cut It Up Celebrate Summer Challenge #24 http://cutitupchallenges.blogspot.com/2013/07/celebrate-summer-24.html
My Creative Time Design Challenge - Summer http://www.creativetimeforme.com/2013/07/designer-challenge-amy.html