Saturday, August 3, 2013

Hearing Voices and Lions Roar

One of the 'kids' at school (yes I know they are adults - but they are still my 'kids') told me she was on her way to finish up her mother's birthday present. I asked her (Katie) what she was making she told me she was making her mother a CD. Katie will be starting her senior year in college in just a few short weeks. Every year since the summer before she left Montana to attend Briar Cliff University Katie has made her mother a CD. I asked if the recordings were mixes of her mom's favorite music. She shyly said "no". The CDs that she makes every year for her mother are CDs of herself singing.

Katie is completing a triple major of English, Writing, and Music. She has a rich soprano voice and every year she uses her talent to create a one-of-a-kind CD for her mother. Katie said, "my mama puts my CDs in the player in the kitchen because it is piped out to the rest of the house." "My mama says when she walks from room to room hearing me singing it's like I'm really there with her."  I asked her what she sang for the recording - she said it was "just a mix of things I like to sing - and some of my recital music too." What a fabulous 'kid'!

Knowing that vocal majors NEVER walk anywhere without singing I could imagine this student's mother working on some project with Katie's voice wafting throughout the house- and understood how that would make her feel like her daughter was just down the hall. I love listening to 'my kids' tell me stories from home!

On to the card...

Card front.


Card details.

Roaring Birthday Wishes
~Base card - Bazzill card stock
~Layera of DCWV Nana's Kids design cardstock - animals and stipes
~Lion stamped using Versamark and bronze embossing powder then colored with Copics
~Rhinestone balloon byThe Paper Studio
~Three pearls colored with Sharpies
~Die cut chipboard sentiment
~Stampin' Up die cuts
Southern Girls - animal antics
Just Us Girls - sketch (they are celebrating their 200th challenge!)
Seize the Birthday - anything goes
Lady Bug Craft Ink - birthday

As I close for the evening - I'm hearing Katie sing in my's lovely.
Thanks for clicking by and all good wishes,
Nancy in Iowa


  1. Nancy, that's awesome about that girl doing the CD for her mom!!! Oh how I wish I could sing that pretty.
    Love this card and the gem for the balloon is just too creative!! SUPER!

  2. CUTE lion!! I used to draw lions like this as a child. Good memories :) Thanks for joining in at JUGS!

  3. Nice job with the sketch! Love your images and that you finished the inside!!

  4. adorable!! love the balloon :)
    Thanks for joining us on Seize the Birthday

  5. Your card is adorable! I love that darling little lion paired with that background paper.

  6. Love all the lions! Thanks for joining us at Seize the Birthday!!


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