Sunday, September 11, 2022

Proud of You Slimline Card


A year ago this month, my oldest daughter committed herself to an in-patient psychiatric hospital for help with her anxiety and depression. It took a lot of courage to take that step, but she was at a very low point and even having suicidal thoughts. Over the past year, she has worked very hard to improve her mental health and has made amazing progress. She changed jobs to cut down on her stress level and commuting time, switched medications until she found ones that worked well for her, continued with counseling, and has made healthy choices in her exercise, leisure time activities, and food choices. My husband and I thank the Lord daily that she has improved so much, and we are very proud of the effort she's made to be healthy physically, mentally, and emotionally. When I saw the challenge theme of "So Proud of You" at the Cut It Up Challenge, I knew I wanted to make a card to celebrate her hard work and remind her of how proud we are of her. Her favorite color is pink, so I used pink throughout the card. She was so touched when I gave her the card when she stopped over yesterday that she cried, but it was a good cry, and she said that she had also been reflecting on how it's been a year since she went into the hospital. What a difference a year can make! So many answered prayers! 

I used a stamp and die set from Papertry Ink for the floral elements, and the slimline dies were from Lawn Fawn. The bow is also a die cut, but I don't know the manufacturer for that one. 

Challenges I'm entering: 

Classic Design Challenge Blog: ATG (unlimited entries; ends at the end of the month)

Cut It Up ( So Proud Of You Top Three Pick 9/23/22

Creations in Pink: ATG in mainly pink 

Crafty Catz ( ATG Stamp it Stamp it

Outlawz Challenges: Monthly linky for Monday Greetings entry

Twisted Thursday Challenge ( ATG with option of curved borders (mine are scalloped)

Happy Little Stampers: Anything Goes with Dies: ATG with dies (unlimited entries; ends at the end of the month)

The Paper Funday Challenges: ATG with option of Thinking of You (1/6 ends October 2)

Dies R Us Challenge: ATG with dies they carry. I used Lawn Fawn dies


  1. What a beautiful card. I'm so happy your daughter sought out treatment and is doing better. It's no wonder you are so proud of her.


  2. Congratulations on your daughter's progress. I'm sure it took hard work and determination. Thanks for sharing her story. Maybe it will encourage someone else to seek help if they need it.
    Your card is beautiful. I like the different fonts you used and how the flowers seem to float down the page. Thank you for sharing your project with us at Cut it Up!


  3. Very sweet card that I'm certain she appreciated. I'm happy to hear she is on her way to a better place mentally. Thanks for playing along in The Paper Funday challenge. We look forward to seeing more of your designs this month.
    Donna xx
    The Paper Funday Challenge
    The Inspiration Station Challenge

  4. Oh Carrie, I'm so happy for your family! It's very difficult to reach out for help and it takes a strong person to do so. I can see why you would be so proud of her. This beautiful card truly honors her strength and spirit! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Path of Positivity and Cut It Up! ~Katrina

  5. What a wonderful card for such a special daughter. Thank you for sharing with us at the Paper Funday Challenge!

  6. So beautiful. Thank you for sharing at The Outlaws "Twisted Thursday" Challenge.
    Hugs Ilonka DT