My Super Duper Swimmer! FMS122

by Joanne James9. February 2014 20:01

Today's post has been somewhat hijacked! I know I told you yesterday that this was an ordinary weekend and whilst that still holds true, something special happened today that I want to share with you. So, Rebecca went for her swim squad training this morning as usual but, unbeknown to me, she was given the option post warm-up to attempt her final distance badge - 1 mile (1.6km). Her previous distance badge achieved was for 1000m some 18 months ago, so I was confident she could do it, but 1 mile - it's still a long way, right? Well, she achieved it and was clearly so pleased with herself she phoned me from the car to tell me. As I turned to share with Ben the good, news, he promptly announced "Right Mum, let's go and make a card quickly before she gets home!" So with about 15 minutes to go, we set to work and this is what we came up with:

I followed this week's sketch layout at Freshly Made Sketches for my card and made a larger than usual 5 1/2" x 5 1/2" square card to accommodate my journaling tag. I rounded the corners of all my layers using my Envelope Punch Board (love that you can do this!) to echo the shape of the squares on the tag and co-ordinating Retro Fresh DSP. Ben was keen to incorporate swimming into the card (a challenge at short notice!) so we compromised at embossing the Coastal Cabana band with the Chevron Embossing Folder to give the illusion of waves and movement (in an abstract kind of way!) Lastly, I stamped and fussy cut a star and adhered to the corner of the tag with a dimensional because, well, Rebecca is my star! Ben insisted on finishing off by writing a message of congratulations inside in his best joined-up handwriting and we were just finishing up as Rebecca came through the front door.

She loved her card, which seems perfect recognition for such an achievement; I'm not sure I could swim a mile now, let alone when I was 8 years old!

Back tomorrow with the card that would have been posted today, but was deservedly 'bumped'; until then, happy stampin'!

 

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Jen Brum
Jen BrumCanada
2/10/2014 2:13:10 AM #

Super Duper card Joanne! I love that sentiment and the Retro Fresh tag!  The star is a sweet addition!  Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

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Joanne James
Joanne James
2/10/2014 12:28:22 PM #

Thanks Jen. I needed a layout in a hurry and FMS fitted the bill! I am now off to blog the card I originally made for this week's FMS challenge.

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linda callahan
linda callahanUnited States
2/11/2014 3:58:33 AM #

Very cool tag!  And I could never ever swim a mile!  Perfect card for such an accomplishment!

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Joanne James
Joanne James
2/11/2014 9:57:36 AM #

Thanks Linda - me neither, so it seemed worthy of recognition!

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