Yesterday, we traveled to the ‘big city’ for - yep, bike races – and definitely one of the most fun, unique events of the cyclocross season. “Dark Knight” is all about ‘different’ and a ‘wee’ bit (okay, make that a lots bit) zany. Because it’s an evening race, we didn’t get home until after midnight (late supper. Very), so I missed making a card for WCMD, although I managed to squeeze in a few hops before we left. Today, even though I’m tired (getting old…when I miss my regular bed-time, I’m a doofus X 1,000 the next day!), I had my own-some WCMD. I *had* to, because…I have my first official ‘will you please make a card for me’ request!
Last week, one of the sweetest, most dear Educational Assistants asked if I’d make a card for her grand-daughter, who is turning 13 on Oct. 12. After chatting with Marion for a bit (at one point, the ’13, turning 31 comment’ spilled out), I realized that the mission I’d accepted was one not previously in my repertoire: a card for a tween!! Cards for little ones, I can do; cards for ‘grown ups’ – check on that, too (well, sort of a check…still have troubles with guy cards), but a tween? Outside voice said “Absolutely, I’d be delighted to do this.” Inside voice said ‘ STA-RESSSSS…what were you thinking! No ‘ tweenish girly girl’ stamps; no true tweenish girly girl papers; no experience with what makes a tween girl tick (even as a teacher, I met them in full-fledged ‘teenhood’…). Once again, #inovermyhead. Still, a challenge’s a challenge, so I donned my crafting cape and went to work…
For my first ‘tween attempt’ (you knew that *more than one* would happen, especially when jitters are jingling…) card, I went with the Reverse Confetti Sketch For You ToTry,
and dived in to my Paper Smooches stash, where this week is an Anything Goes challenge.
Just to be on the safe side – and to give Grandma Marion some options - I tried another, using the mini-folder die, along with some PS and TAWS goodies. This one is off to Seize the Birthday….
and *blushing bright red with embarrassment, because I’m still not sure I’ve got this ‘tween’ thing right*, so is the third, which is actually a pocket/gift card, in the even a wee something needed a ‘tuck in-able spot’…
Crossing my fingers that Marion will like one of these three; and if, by some amazing happenstance more than one captures her interest, well – you’ll hear the distance echoes of my whooping and hollering with joy.
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