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!