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


  1. Great cards..the ladies will love them! Thanks for joining us in this week's Peachy Keen Stamps Challenge. :)

  2. These are adorable! Those little kids are too cute and the horse tag is so fun! Thanks for playing along at Peachy Keen!

  3. Both are TOTALLY cute!
    Thank you for joining us at Cut It Up Challenges.
    Have a wonderful day,
    ♥ Crafting With Creative M ♥
    ♥ 2 Creative Chicks Challenges ♥

  4. What a wonderful gift! I bet those therapists will display those cards on their desks, and how sweet to have include a thank you for the horses! You did a beautiful job on this project.

    Thanks for joining us at Cut it Up Challenge for our Celebrate Summer challenge!


  5. BEAUTIFUL job with both card sets, they are ADORABLE!!!Thanks for joining us in this week's Challenge at Peachy Keen Stamps!!! :)

  6. Thanks for joining us in the My Creative Time/Designer Challenge!!!:)

  7. I am sure they will love their gifts! What a nice program! Thanks for joining the Peachy Challenge!

  8. If horses mean sunshine to you then they mean sunshine to us!!! :) Thank you so much for playing along with our challenge at Shop Pumpkin Spice!

  9. These are perfect and oh so sweet too. Great job! Thanks for joining the Peachy Keen Challenge! Hugs- Glora

  10. What sweet little easel cards!! Thanks for playing along with us for the Summer Themed Designer Challenge at My Creative Time and the Anything Goes Challenge at Peachy Keen Stamps!!