Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Happy Birthday Circle Card
I have been inspired by the multitude of amazing circle cards Michelle Woerner recently made on this post (as well as some following posts). She is the queen of circle cards I tell you!! Thanks for the inspiration, Michelle :)
I used an old Just Add Ink colour challenge because I just love these colours together, and they were a good fit for my daughter. It's her birthday tomorrow and she is growing up into such a beautiful young lady, both inside and out. She has a huge heart, loves to help people, is very creative and artistic (why didn't I get more of those genes LOL!), describes things in the most amazing word pictures, and has a wonderfully, wicked sense of humour. She stretches me in many ways as she is much more emotional than I am LOL! I have to work hard at being able to relate to her when she gets overly emotional about things and make myself think of things from her perspective rather than my no-nonsense, just make-a-logical-decision-and-move-forward kind of perspective LOL! Some of our "let's work through what's bothering you" conversations wear me out, but in the end, they are always worth it as she very much appreciates them. Needless to say, I love her to bits and am so blessed to have her as my daughter :)
I am also very proud of her for accomplishing the Grouse Grind yesterday (see this post for details). It was pouring, and I mean pouring rain the whole time we were driving to the Grind (not to mention how hard it rained over night) and I questioned my signing up to be a class parent on this trip LOL! Thankfully, the rain eased to a drizzle as we got to the trail head.
It was a very misty and wet hike up the Grind with little streams of water all over the place (insert, soaking wet shoes, shirt and baseball hat), but everyone made it to the top and can now proudly say they have done The Grind :) One boy in my daughter's class did it in 44 minutes which is an amazing time!! Most kids clocked between 1 hour and 15 minutes to 1 hour and 45 minutes. My poor little punkin had a hard go of it and it took her 2 hours and 15 minutes, but she pushed through and made it! True to herself she came up with a few great comments along the way: "I don't think I"ll be talking to Mrs. R (her teacher) for a few days for her making us do this", "There is no way I'm smiling for the picture because it wasn't fun" (they took a picture of everyone as they got to the top), and the kicker, "Even if daddy paid me $100 I wouldn't do this again!" LOL! She was spent, but a real trooper and can now proudly say she has done "The Grind" :)
As Murphy's Law would have it, on the gondola ride down the sun was shining and the view of Vancouver was spectacular. I would actually like to see what my time would be on my own so I may venture up there some time in the next year just to find out. Failing that, I'll be doing it again in a few years when my son gets into that grade LOL!
Thanks for popping in today and sorry for all the rambling. Just enjoying a proud mommy moment :) Have a fabulous day!
What's In It?
Stamps: (Verve) Kind Words, Great Friend
Paper: Pretty in Pink, Certainly Celery, Kraft, So Saffron DSP
Accessories: Circle and Scalloped Circle Nesties, Swiss Dots Embossing Folder, Martha Stewart Leaf Punch, 5/8" Pink Satin Ribbon, Green Button, Twine, Glue Dot, Black Half Pearls, Dimensionals