Saturday, July 20, 2013

PDCC #191 - Chase Your Dreams

Hello, friends!  Today I want to share a card I made for a wonderful woman I work with who is retiring in December.  I know I made this card well in advance, but once the school year revs up I won't have the time I'd like to dedicate to her card.  I took my time and kept her in mind when I made this.  I was enthralled with the colors for The Play Date Cafe this week, so I followed this color pattern:

I work for a Child Study Team as a school psychologist, and my retiring co-worker is a very knowledgeable and experienced special education teacher/Learning Consultant.  She worked for Early Intervention for much of her career, and has been my right hand in case managing children aging out of Early Intervention into our preschool disabled program.  I'm not quite sure how I'll manage without her.  She is not only smart and wise beyond compare, but she is funny and hip and calm and a wonderful role model.  (On top of all that, she and I became addicted to Downton Abbey at the same time and would often discuss it at lunch!)  I am very happy for her that she is retiring, but I am sad for the rest of us because it won't be the same without her on our team.

She IS the type who will not just follow, but will chase, her dreams.  I hope she does just that!

Materials Used:
Stamps: My Favorite Things "Vertical Greetings"
Inks: black dye ink, Scattered Straw distress ink
Other: MFT vertical greeting die, Lil' Inkers Stitched Rectangles, 
Prima flower, green gems, patterned papers from stash

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  1. Beautiful card, Judy! Love that pretty paper and the wonderful way you framed the sentiment! :)

  2. Wow :) I am sure ur retiring co worker would love this card and will miss you all as much as you guys would :)

  3. This is gorgeous, Judy! Your co-worker sounds like an awesome lady. Love the patterned paper you used here!

  4. Beautiful! I love this seniment set and this one sounds just perfect for your recipient. The patterned paper is just gorgeous. I am sure she will love it.

  5. A fantastic sentiment! Sounds like the perfect one for your retiring co-worker. I adore that patterned paper. So glad you could join us for this week's Play Date Cafe Challenge!


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