April 21, 2011

Follow Your Dreams

For the Papertrey INKers challenge this month, we were asked to create a card or project for someone who is always going out of their way for someone.  Well, I can't say that my daughter Kim exactly fits in that category but she has been in my thoughts a lot and is embarking on an exciting future this year.  She is starting the last quarter of her college career at the Fashion Institute for Design and Manufacturing (FIDM) in Los Angeles, set to graduate in June.  She is also working as an intern in her chosen field of Apparel Manufacturing.  She'll be going to exit interviews, career counseling and job interviews as she is winding down her college life.  It's a scary but exciting time for her.  I remember going through those same feelings when I was graduating from college (oh so many years ago).

Last week, I bought some 6x6 paper packs of some Webster's Pages collections at my local scrapbook store.  Included was the Trendsetter collection, which immediately made me think of Kim.  So I made this card for her:

This card was inspired by this video by Gina K.  Such a cute stamp set and, best of all, I got it free when I purchased over $35 of other Gina K stamps during their 2nd anniversary celebration.

For the inside sentiment, I used a stamp from another stamp set I received recently - Taylored Expressions Dream Big.  I love this sentiment:

On a side note, this is the first time I used my new Tim Holtz Acrylic Grid Blocks collection.  I always struggle with cling mount stamps because they are so much thicker than clear stamps and I often misjudge the distance and don't land the stamp on the paper evenly.  When I saw these thin acrylic blocks, I had to give them a try.  Love 'em!  They work really well with cling mount stamps.

Cardstock: PTI Raspberry Fizz, Rustic White and True Black
Patterned Paper: Webster's Pages Trendsetter collection
Stamps: Gina K Designs Celebrate in Style, PTI Fillable Frames #3, Taylored Expressions Dream Big
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Other: Nestabilities Circle and Schallop Circle dies, jewel stickers from Little Yellow Bicycle's Elizabeth Park collection, Copics, atyou Spica glitter pen
Size: 4.25" x 5.5"


  1. That card is just wonderful. Your daughter will love it. Great color choices.

  2. Gorgeous card, and it sounds like it is perfect for your daughter! I love the sentiments, both the front and the inside.

  3. What a perfect card for your daughter!!! I bet she's going to LOVE it! Great quote on the inside of the card too!!!

  4. What a beautiful card, inside and out!!! She will definitely love it!!!

  5. Wonderful card Linda! Your daughter will love it! What an exciting time for her! I feel like I just finished school and find it hard to believe that has been almost 20 years!

  6. Linda this is FABULOUS! I LOVE the image and your colors.. your daughter will LOVE it.. what an EXCITING time it must be for her!
    Have a WONDERFUL weekend!

  7. Super sweet card! I love the stamp. Your daughter will love the card--it's fabulous! Good tip on the acrylic blocks--haven't seen those before.



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