Quote of the Week

I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.

Maya Angelou

Friday, February 19, 2010

Grateful Heart


It's a bright and cheery day here and I've got a bright and cheery card.  This is for several challenges today.
My inspiration comes from the Tuesday Trigger over at Moxie Fab.  I've always wanted to participate in that and never make the deadline.  So glad I did today.  This is also for the Die Cuts R Us challenge to not use DP.  Over at The Pink Elephant the focus is on Ribbon.  I've got lots of that going on with this card.  I have to say that lately I've been making a lot of cards that are a little out of my typical style.  That's good.  I like challenging myself and stepping out of my normal bounds.  However, this card felt really good to make.  Like a breath of fresh air.  Ahhh!  Now this is my normal style.  Actually, over the next few days I will have several cards that "feel" like me.  Do you know what I mean?

I made this card for my son's teacher.  We have been going through a lot of testing to try and figure out what it is that makes things more difficult for him to learn.  She has been so amazing through it all.   She really "gets" that something is a little off.  We still haven't figured it out, but we are working on it.  She is so wonderful at building him up and praising him.  She makes sure he is getting the extra help he needs.  He is an amazing little boy and works so hard.  She tells me often what a wonderful little boy he is and how proud we should be of him.  I know that, but I appreciate her taking the time to tell me.  I appreciate all she has done and continues to do for him.  I don't think people always take the time to really thank the ones who spend so much time educating our kids.   I am just so grateful that my son has her this year.

Gotta go.  I have a hot date with my hottie hubby today.  Hope you have a good one.  I'll be back tomorrow with another creation.
What's In It?
Stamps: Verve Plain Jane
Ink: Memento Black, Real Red
Paper: DCWV text black, barely banana
Other: yellow grosgrain, poppy red dotted satin ribbon, May Arts ribbon, various buttons, white embroidery, pom pom trim, EK success punch, dimensional tape, paper piercer



Laura Davis said...

Oh this is fab!!

Sally said...

Love it. These colors are great together.

Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

Nkki, another fabulous creation!! I love how the colors pop!! Thank you so much for sharing this with us at DCRU and TPE!!

Dotty Jo said...

Hey, those are the same colours as you blog! Great card, really fun and funky! Jo x

Gwen said...

Nikki this card is fantastic! Love your colors, your ribbons and that sentiment...BEAUTIFUL WORK!


62 Cards - Sammye Jo said...

Love all the looks Nikki. THe white pompoms are fab!

Thanks for playing at DCRU this week!
Sammye Jo

Scrappy Witch said...

Lovely card! Elegant! Thank you for playing along with us this week at The Pink Elephant!


LORi said...

Love love love this card!! WOW! Great Pom poms! Gotta get some!!
Thanks for joining in the fun at TPE and DCRU!!


p.s. Have a great date!!

~Lori Roop (loree2000 SCS) said...

Too cute! The ribbon is sooo fun!

Amber said...

Oh I love this! The colors are beautiful and I love the scalloped bottom! Hope you had an awesome date with Hubby!

lynn said...

this is SO adorable!

Trudi said...

Oh I love it Nikki! That scalloped edge and all the ribbon is just fab! Thanks for playing along this week at TPE!

Heather Schlatter said...

You did a great job on this one too I love the tied ribbons x 2 and those colors are great together and gotta adore the pom poms hanging off!!!!

Thanks for playing along with us in the challenge this week I really enjoyed seeing your project!!!!

Heather-DCRU DT

Tenia Nelson said...

Love, love, love this card!!

Cath said...

Hey Nikki! What a fun approach to this week's Tuesday Trigger in the Moxie Fab World! Thanks so much for playing along! :)

Michele Gross said...

So, so , so cute! I'm feelin' the love for this card :)