Friday, February 29, 2008

Horse Show Thank You Cards
I so don't feel these cards are my best works of art, but I wanted to post them for practical purposes, as a card/small
"thank you" gift idea. Here's the story behind them: My daughter, who will soon be 13 (ugggghhhhh!), began showing horses thru our local 4-H group last summer. While we don't own our own horse (yet, at least!), she was given "Lucy" for the summer (we kind of leased her from our group leader) and with lots of hard work and dedication, she had a banner first year, even making it to "Districts" at the end of the show season! Well, as it was our first experience with the whole showing thing (and all that goes along with it), we really had to rely on several more experienced girls and their families for help and advice. From the girl that let us borrow her show halter, to the Dad that taught us how to administer that pre-show horse bath (!), to the Mom who french-braided my daughter's hair on show day, we got such amazing and enthusiastic help from so many people, that I couldn't WAIT to say "Thank You" as the season came to a close. So being the cardmaker that I am, I pulled out the kraft cs, blue jeans dp, some twine & jute, and the old west-style alphabet and cowgirl stamp sets (both from Close to My Heart) and went to town!

1 comment:

Deb said...

Are you kidding, these are awesome, love the colors and the cowboy theme, awesome idea to attach the cookie cutters!! I am going to need to google those for my cookie/horse loving Mom! Thanks for the inspiration!!