November 12, 2011

Thanks So Much

I spent yesterday afternoon with a friend of mine, Samantha. It was her birthday yesterday, but this selfless lady spent the afternoon focusing on me and 9 other educators from our county to recognize us for our efforts in supporting the community. In fact, she didn't even make it known to us that it was her birthday until the very end, when she shared how pleased she was to spend her special day with us.

Samantha is the founder of a non-profit organization called Reaching Out Now, which focuses on supporting low-income families in our school communities. Sam started the program at my school (where her children attend) and the success of the organization has spread like wildfire throughout the county. I adore this photo (that I snagged off the Reaching Out Now website). It clearly shows how this fabulous lady stands out among the rest.

Today's card is for Samantha and this week's ColourQ challenge. I love this unique and wonderful mix of colors, which is perfect for this truly unique and wonderful woman.


I started with some Soft Suede card stock and stamped SU!'s Woodgrain image. Then I added some layers of die cuts - Lattice in Dusty Durango and PTI's Half and Half in Pool Party, trimmed down a bit. I stamped the sentiment from SU!'s Everyday Wishes in Peach Parfait on Whisper White card stock. I rounded the corners a bit by hand, to soften it up a bit. Then I added it to my card with some Stampin' Dimensionals. For the final touch, I added some peachy blooms from my stash and threaded a Whisper White Designer Button with some Linen Thread. Love it! Here's a closer look.


  1. Lovely card, Nina! Love all the texture you created here. Thanks for joining us at the ColourQ this week.

  2. Great card! Thanks for playing along with us at ColourQ this week!