I was nominated for the post of President of my local MOMS Club. It's a wonderful group of women; dynamic, intelligent, creative, hard working, inspiring, supportive,....and not to mention, totally fun!! I was honoured, of course, but a little nervous. The truth of the matter is that I've never seen myself in the position of a leader. Don't get me wrong; I will definitely voice my opinions and ideas...but within a group setting more often. I think I've always been afraid of not meeting the mark. I'm 33 years old now. And I've been thinking, if I don't do it now, then when? And all these nights, after I was told about the possible nomination, I kept telling myself, like that little train going up the hill, "I think I can! I think I can!".
Well, I'm President from July for the new year, and looking at my new team of wonderful mothers, I know I can!!! And everything may not be perfect. I may be forgetful and a little disorganised. I might make a fool of myself...or not. But the bottom line is that I can look in the mirror and say to myself, "I gave it my best shot!!". And this will be a great lesson for my children; that challenges are meant to be taken on, giving it all you've got, because that's how we grow. It's all about experiences, and I know that if nothing else, I will walk away from this experience a stronger person.
On with the cards now!!! I used the second sketch from the Caardvarks May Challenge and combined it with the Basic Grey Week 19 Photo Inspiration Challenge (I haven't used any Basic Grey items so cannot enter it for this particular challenge, but I wanted to show you my inspiration for the card!).
The solid cardstock is called 'Spring Moss' from the Perfect Match Papertrey Collection. The DP is from a collection called Petite Papers by Webster's Pages. It has beautiful soft subtle colours and I finally had a chance to use them. The stamp is part of a free set I got with my order from Stampin' Up. The ribbon and button are from my stash, and I used regular markers and a white gel pen to colour in the cake details. I also used a SU border punch and a Martha Stewart circle punch.
Since I've used punches, this card would also qualify for the Delightful Sketches Challenge - Pull out your punches!!
My son's preschool is almost over and we're getting ready to enjoy a great summer ahead of us. We have zoo camp coming up and then a camp at the local conservatory. Plus, I look forward to discovering all the farmer's markets that hold an abundance of fresh and local produce. I'm trying to focus on healthier eating habits, and I hope I've made some positive changes by the end of summer. Namaste!