Monday, April 2, 2012

So Proud

Good Morning!!

The weather guys were right, the sun did come out yesterday. Still cold and breezy but otherwise it was glorious. If the guys are right Wednesday is supposed to be perfect for gardening, I can hardly wait.
I am so proud of my DIL, Vona, I could just burst.  I'm rushing off to the playground to show and tell Di and the girls all about it.  Come join us at Di's Pixies Crafty Snippets Challenge  and see what my marvelous playmates create with their snippets/scraps.

I've loved Vona from the day I met her.  I must say I couldn't have picked a better wife for my son Kai or step mother for my grandson Cody.  She is a wonderful Mom to her own daughter, Callie, as well.  This family has been on a VERY LONG and very hard road for the last several years but Vona is like a circus act.  She can keep all the plates spinning and the balls in the air with a smile on her face in the mist of a hurricane.  Having had to drop out of college some 14 years ago I am sure returning was daunting but Vona did it. She has completed her prerequisites and has been accepted into nursing school.  I couldn't be more proud of her if I tired. 

I really wanted to make a special card to tell Vona how we feel and to encourage her but my mojo had taken a hike.  I finally resorted to Goggle for some sort of inspiration.  When I ran across a 1910 ad for a nursing school I knew instantly what I'd create.  What a difference 102 years can make.  I did love when nurses wore those crisp white uniforms and lovely hats but having worked in the medical field myself I know they really were most impractical. 

 I printed the ad, sentiment and little caduceus on a scrap.   I cut out the caduceus, threaded a gold thread thru it, coated it with Glossy Accents and set it aside to dry.  I found an Swiss Dot embossed red card not right for a previous project but perfect for this one. I added my ribbon, bow and flower from my stash and a few MS punched oak leaves. I then layered the ad and frame cut with SB Labels Three and over lapped my sentiment. Recollections pearls and the caduceus as a charm to finish.  At this point I debated on a black or white card to mount it on.  My in-house critic insisted on black, since he is almost always right...

I used more scraps and followed Beate's tutorial (I shortened the fronts by one inch) to make Vona a few page corner bookmarks, I know she will be buried in her books for the duration.  

Have an Amazing Day!


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  1. What a wonderful MIL you are...a card and bookmarks. Your DIL sounds like a girl who knows what she wants and goes after it. That is awesome!!! You did some fabulous work here, Bernie.

    BTW, hubby and I got in a lot of yard work this past weekend. It was awesome, but very tiring. I am trying to recuperate. :-)

  2. Absolutely beautiful card Bernie - really lovely and very elegant. Like the corner bookmarks - they certainly will be very useful for a very go ahead lady.

  3. Whoop, whoop - well done Vona! I know how much you care for her Bernie and you really have every reason to be bursting with pride. Brilliant news!

    Your card and bookmarks are absolutely beautiful, as always. The advertisement is such a clever idea, yet you've made such a feminine card using it, just perfect - not always easy I would think. Have a triple go on whatever you fancy in the playground! Love, Di xx

  4. Just so gorgeous and perfect:)x

  5. Every element you have on this card is so perfect & it simply says what you first wrote: How proud you are of the recipient. She can't help but love this card and love you for taking the time to design & create it for her. TFS

  6. Bernie, very nice card. And you kept busy with your book marks. Beautiful all....

  7. Gorgeous card and bookmarks Bernie and perfect use of your snippets. Carol x

  8. Your DiL sounds like a wonderful person and your card is amazing. I love your bookmarks too.
    Lynne xxx

  9. Perfect card for your lovely DIL and she is doing a grand job. Well done to both of you. xx

  10. I love the retro card and the sweet book corners. CONGRATS to your DIL. Hope things go her way and good things happen xxx

  11. What a wonderful present for your DIL. She will love those corner bookmarks. see you in the playground tomorrow, over by the roundabout. xx Maggie

  12. Your corner bookmarks are gorgeous. Just right for snippets and make such fab .gifts to give too. Hugs Mrs A.

  13. What a great card you made for you pr DiL and obviously made with much love, it's gorgeous. Love the bookmarks too.

  14. Beautiful Bernie, your in house critic was right about the black too! Love the quote and I bet you DIL loved it too, and great little bookmarks for her, you're so thoughtful.



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