October 14, 2012

grateful for lauren

Challenges from Papertrey Ink and Creative Paper Trade gave the direction for this card, but its purpose came from Lauren, a high school freshman who volunteers as a classroom aide for religious education. Lauren was an aide in my fifth grade class last year. After a rocky start (Lauren’s sister and her friends were in the class.), Lauren ended up being a huge asset to me as an extra set of eyes and an organizer of supplies for our yearlong minibook project.

Because of the way our RelEd program is set up, I was certain Lauren would be volunteering somewhere else this year. August found me starting to panic and saying many prayers, trying to come up with a suitable person to be my classroom aide. Two weeks prior to the start of classes, my prayers were answered when I learned that Lauren was returning to me. I’ve already told Lauren how much she means to me, but I wanted to put it writing, too. Of course, I made a card.

The charge of MIM#86 is to decorate the inside of the card. Even if I’m keeping things simple, I usually add some little touch to carry the design inside. This card has the same pink heart border and a mix of sentiments from Autumn Acorns to tell Lauren what she means to me.

The pastel shades are from Creative Paper Trade’s second challenge, which includes color, sketch and shape challenges. The tag with its sweet sentiment is from one of Andrea’s digital tag collections.

I hope you have a Lauren in your life to make things a little bit easier.


paper:  rustic white c/s (PTI); rustic love and from the heart digitals (Creative Paper Trail etsy); paper heart collection (Crate Paper)
stamps:  Autumn Acorns (PTI)
ink:  dune pigment (ColorBox); tuxedo black dye (Memento)
dies and punches:  heart border and counting my blessings (PTI); standard circles large (Spellbinders); swiss cheese border (EK Success)
extras:  pearl stickers (Queen&Co); glossy accents (Ranger)


Nancy Guse said...

Nancy your card is beautiful, inside and out!! Great sentiment!!

Geri said...

What a perfectly pretty card for her, both inside and out! Your layers and colors are just so lovely together, and I really love what you've done with Andrea's papers! So very glad you joined in with us and played along! (The first time I tried to get the CMB dies at Papertrey, they were out...so sad! I'm going to have to try again, though, because looking at your card, I'm remembering why I wanted them so!! ;) Thanks for sharing, Nancy!

Lisa said...

WOW Nancy this is so PRETTY! And I love all of Andrea's digital items you've use. A lovely design, very well put together and thought out! Thanks so much for joining us at The Creative Paper Trade!

Marybeth said...

Nancy this is beautiful! The colors and the pearls just make me happy to look at. Love the grateful in pink! I never had a helper. I was fine with that though. I only had 22 -26 max.