Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Cherry Pie in the Window!

Happy Tuesday!  I have a good friend whose daughter's dream is to be a pastry chef.  She's only 17, but she has her heart set on going to the Culinary Institute of America or Johnson and Wales and will be crushed if she can't.  I admire her for having such a passionate dream at such a young age.  I'll be 50 this year and I still don't know what I want to be when I grow up!

At any rate, I had a chef coat that I only wore once or twice and thought she would get more use out of it than I will, so I wrapped it up and sent it to her along with this little card.  The patterned paper is called Little Nibbles from Webster's Pages' Sweet as Cherry Pie collection.  It's matted with Papertrey Ink's Scarlet Jewel paper, on a Kraft card base that measures 3.75" square.

The Pie in the Window stamp is from Lockhart Stamp Company and seemed fitting for the occasion!  I colored the image with Copic markers and added some Sweet Pea Flower Soft to the window box.

Since my gift was intended to encourage her pursuit of her dream, I thought this quote was apropos for the inside.  It's from Gina K. Designs' Botanical Dreams set.

Hope your week is going well!  Thanks for stopping by!


Joanne Travis said...

Mmm. I can almost smell that cherry pie in the window. This is so beautiful, Robin. All of your details are fabulous!!

Lynette said...

What an awesome card for her - it's perfect! She will really appreciate the card and the gift.

Anonymous said...

Robin, that card is adorable and what a nice gesture for your friend. If we don't know what we want to be, does that mean we don't have to "grow up"????

Silke Ledlow said...

Yummy and so gorgeous Robin!!! She will love this card!!! The flower soft rocks!!! Hugs ~S~

Dana said...

Great card Robin. You did an awesome job.

Ayana Posadas said...

Robin, this card is gogeous!
How thoughtful of you to incorporate her "culinary dream" into the card. I'm sure she will love it!
I'm so excited that we are on the RI team together! How great that we both grew up in New England and also lived in FL.
We've experienced COLD winters and HOT winters!... And I guess now you ended up right in the middle of the two states! haha :)
Thanks for sharing that info with me, because I LOVE learning about other crafters!
Can't wait to see your future creations! :)

Maria Matter said...

such great detail here Robin!! this is beautiful!

blessings, Maria