WMSC#63-For My Sweet (and Strong) Daughter

Today I am sharing another card using Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge #63, a great sketch by Anya Schrier.

Some days, just a simple little gesture can make all the difference in a good day or a not so good day.  My daughter has just recently transferred from a community college to a 4 year college.  She told me the other day that she is shocked at how "smart" all the other people in her classes are.  She told me she was used to being one of the smartest in the class (she is not so humble) and now she feels really "dumb".  I know she isn't, she is just taking really difficult classes and a lot of them.  I think she just needs to settle into this new school and new challenge.  I am sure she will, but I wanted to let her know I was thinking of her and also to let her know she is much stronger (and smarter) than she realizes.  What better way to say that to her than a little surprise card stuck into her notebook for her to find on her longest day of classes.
Here is the card I plan to leave for her tomorrow morning.

I love this quote.  It is so appropriate for us women who are facing difficult times, whatever they may be.  I know that in my heart Carly will always be my little girl, but in reality she is a strong young woman and I hope this beautiful quote by Eleanor Roosevelt from Afternoon Tea Sentiments will stick with her as she works her way through this difficult school semester.  Here's a look at what else you can find in Afternoon Tea Sentiments
Afternoon Tea Sentiments
It's not just a tea set, is it?
Sometimes, just a simple sentiment can be the best focal point.  For my card I rotated the sketch a bit and used some beautiful patterned paper by Creative Imaginations and ribbon I found at my LSS that was a perfect match.
Since I know that Carly will probably not want to carry that card around with her, I made her a little bookmark that I am pretty sure she will keep with her to remind her of how strong she really is!
Thanks for taking a look and why not give the Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenges a try?  They really are fun and a great way to get your creativity going.  Here's a link to the WM Sketch Challenge Blog.


Hi Cathy!

First I want to say CONGRATULATIONS on being the Big Cheese on the WM blog! Whoohoo! Beautiful card! You definitely deserved it!

And, I also wanted to say that I love the card and bookmark you came up with for your daughter. I remember back to my first week at college and thinking I was really out of my league. But, by the end of the first month I started to feel like I belonged there and really, really enjoyed college life! (wish I could go back sometimes!)

Joyce said...

What a beautiful card you have made for your daughter. I just love that quote from ER. It's so true, isn't it. I'm sure your daughter will appreciate the card and the sentiment. College is a very difficult transition--good thing she has a supportive mom there to cheer her on. What a great idea to put it on a bookmark for her to carry around.

I'm Renee said...

LOVE it!!
The colors...
that paper...
that sentiment...
I'm going to buckle and get this set someday even though I don't drink tea just because of how you use it!! :)
And Carly will love that bookmark...
what a great way to be able to give her encouragement whenever she needs it!!

Kim said...

Cathy, such a beautiful card you made for your daughter! You are such a sweet mom...I know how hard it is to watch your children grow older and moving to a new school can be stressful. Wish her and you all the best and again, your card and the quote are just beautiful!

Gerdine said...

Congrats Cathy, with the big cheese! And this cards is a beauty as well!

Kelly S. said...

Oh so sweet AND beautiful, Cathy! I just love the patterned paper paired with that quote. Your daughter is so lucky to have a great Mom like you! Did I mention that I love that ribbon, too?ANNNND BIG congrats on your BIG CHEESE win! You are on a roll, girl!

Patrice said...

Beautiful card - I'm sure she'll love it!

Congrats on the Big Cheese win Cathy!! It's so well deserved. And I love the card you made for your daughter. My daughter just left for college a couple of weeks ago (our youngest of two), so now I'm an official empty nester too. Love the title of your blog. I'm sure your daughter will not only appreciate that you took the time to make and send her a card, she'll love it for it's beauty and the strength it conveys. Beautiful job with the WMS sketch!!

what a lovely card and bookmark for your daughter! I'm sure it will please her to receive these!

Debgem said...

This card is just so beautiful - both in the actual card and in the thought too! Your daughter will love it. The sentiment is just perfect. She'll cope and settle in. And she'll love the bookmark to remind her how strong she is.

PS - Well done on being the Big Cheese!!

Pauline said...

This card is gorgeous, and I love the bookmark too, such a thoughtful addition and very pretty!

Haha! Love this sentiment :) Gorgeous card! Thanks for playing with the Mischief Makers :)

Kim Duran said...

Cathy, this is such a lovely little gift. Beautifully done! Thanks for playing along with us again at Waltzingmouse!

Your daughter is going to be so pleased with this lovely combo. That sentiment is so true and I think we all need a reminder of it sometimes!
Carol x

PS Congratulations - I just realised you made BIG CHEESE!

Your card is just beautiful! I'm sure your daughter will carry the bookmark as a remembrance of your support during her time in school and cope with the difficult classes beautifully...

Annemieke said...

They are both gorgeous!! i'm sure she will love it!

Marybeth said...

Such a beautiful card you made for your daughter. I love the sentiment and just how beautiful it is. I'm sure your daughter will do well. What college is she going to?

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