I had so much fun with this challenge. I can't wait to show it to you! But first, I want to share a little more about my Dominican trip! Brett and I sponsor a 9-year-old girl named Ana Raisa, and my mom sponsors her 6-year-old sister, Marianyeli. We brought gifts to give them when we visited the school on Friday. We had actually worked in the school on Thursday and got to see Marianyeli, but not Ana Raisa. They call the students down to the principal's office (I know...scary!) one by one to meet with their sponsors and get their gifts. It is so exciting to see their faces light up when they see you. They are almost as excited for their hug as they are their gift! Anyway, the principal (Yohanna-I LOVE her!) called the girls down and they do not show up. They were absent! I was so sad that I started crying! Yohanna was so nice about it and said "You came all this way to see them...we will bring them here!" She worked her magic, and lo and behold, here they came walking to school, all dressed up in their Sunday best. They had a birthday party, which is apparently an all-day event in the DR, and missing-school worthy! They looked so beautiful in their dresses and it was wonderful to see them. They were so grateful for the things we had brought them and held them proudly as they walked home. It was enough to bring tears to my eyes!
Stamp Sets: NONE!
Cardstock: Baja Breeze, Basic Black, Early Espresso Core'dinations, Gumball Green, Real Red, Shimmer paper, Tangerine Tango, Whisper White
Tools: Owl Builder Punch, Pennant Builder Punch, 1" Circle Punch, Lacy Brocade and Woodgrain Embossing Folders, Holiday Collection Framelits
Accessories: Dazzling Details, Googlies, Dimensionals, Brights DSP stack (for the star)