A stretch - as in a “cat-reaching-out-her-paws (all four of them!) as faaaar as possible stretch” – is what I lay claim to with my Case Study #128 Challenge entry. After first glance, and the several more closer studies that followed (I’ve gained a deeper appreciation for the ‘case study’ aspects of this challenge: chin-stroking, eye-brow raising and ‘hmmm…’ required!), I came ‘this close’ to giving it a pass. No idea, no clue. Then I remembered the cards my sister-in-law asked me to make…
My sister-in-law is a gem; she’s the mom of my niece and nephew, who I cherish; she’s a salt-of-the-earth good soul; she’s good-natured, hilarious, witty and, well, she’s the best thing EVER to come into my brother’s life! For her – anything!
A while back she requested two special February birthday cards: one for her mom, aka as “Grammy” to my niece and nephew; the second for her grandma (Grammy’s mom), fondly referred to as “Super Baba,” turning 85. She was open to ‘whatever’ style or design I wanted, with but ‘two’ requests: flowers and that “Super Baba” appear on the card destined for her (yet another perk of home-made cards ~ personalizing). Easy peasy. Not! I thought about these cards for days on end. Procrastination, plus. My stumbling block – one I’m sure many of you have facee – and amplified by my ‘novice’ status: a card with ‘expectations.’ By expectations, I mean my own! Whatever I make, my sister-in-law will love, but I wanted to create something she will LOVE!! Something she’ll be proud to give to Grammy, or Super Baba. Something they’d be proud to receive. Pressure (self-induced) on!!
So, with Teri’s sketch as inspiration (the timing was wonderfully, ironically perfect!):
Here’s my card for Grammy…
or Super Baba.
I made a tag for either - a simple 'add' once the chosen one is decided.
Here's a close-up of a couple of the 'elements' -
Although this was a ‘stretch,’ I loved the challenge. I met most of my expectations (always room for improvement!); most important, I hope it makes my sister-in-law happy, and Super Baba – or Grammy – smile!
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