Friday, March 16, 2012

It's A Girl Thing

Hello everyone!'s Friday (at least for a few more minutes in my time zone)! What are your weekend plans?  My big plan for tomorrow is to stay in my jammies as long as possible and craft my morning away! I really need to get out in my yard and start some major "spring cleaning", but I'm not real sure that is actually going to happen (in fact, I'm pretty sure that it will not).

Before I show you the card I made for today's post, I would like to share with you the story behind it.  Many of you that follow my blog have read about the sweet girl at my church, Trinitie, who is in the middle of radiation and chemo treatments for a rare type of brain cancer.  Trinitie is doing really well at this point and continues to be so strong and brave.  Today I want to share the story of another awesome young lady who attends our church.  Lauren Thompson is an 8 year old sweetheart who just also happens to be a fabulous athlete.  She is putting her talent to the test to help raise money for her friend Trinitie!  Lauren completed in a free-throw contest that took place in Birmingham, AL.  She not only scored 23 out of 25 free-throws, she raised over 5,000 dollars in pledges for Trinitie!  How awesome is that!  Here's a photo of Lauren at work...

(photo by Jay Hare - Dothan Eagle)

Winning the competition in Birmingham allows Lauren to move on to a regional contest that will take place in Georgia.  There she will compete against kids from Georgia, Florida, South Carolina, Alabama and Mississippi.  How awesome is this girl?  If you would like to read more about Lauren, click HERE.

I'm not sure just how many boys Lauren beat out to win a spot in the regional competition, but I'm sure it was quite a few!  I kept that thought in mind while I put together a fun, girly card for this special young lady...

How's that for "girly athletic"?
I think this suits Lauren's style completely...she's a fabulous athletic and an adorable girly-girl!

* Printed paper - My Mind's Eye - "Summer Song"
* Basketball goal - Cricut's "Boys Will Be Boys" cut at 4.5 inches
* Sentiment - Pink By Design stamp set "All Girl"
* Ink - Distress Ink "Worn Lipstick"

Here's the inside of my card....

I can't wait to give Lauren this card on Sunday!  I just think she is an amazing young lady, using the gift God gave her to help out a friend in fabulous is that?  You go Lauren ♥

Until next time,


  1. Oh, Tanya! What a delightful post! Thank you for telling us about Lauren! The card is fabulous!

  2. beautiful card! and kudos to Lauren!! she sounds amazing!! many blessings to her in Georgia!

  3. ....and prayers sent to Trinitie and her family!! I had 6 months of chemo myself last year!! I felt all the prayers that were sent my way...and they helped me a lot!! praying she feels all the prayers and positive energy being sent to her and her family! God bless you for posting these stories about these amazing young girls!

  4. What a great story! So happy to hear that Trinitie is doing well. And, Go Lauren! Love this card, Tanya. It is a girl thing!

  5. How awesome for this little girl to do this for her friend. It's good to hear there are still stories like this happening in today's society.

    Your card is awesome. Love the colors of course, and the basketball goal looks so awesome! You are going to make her day!

  6. Incredible!! What a sweet story. Prayers and love to all.

  7. So glad Trinitie is doing better. What an awesome friend. Your card is perfect. What better combination ...girlie and strong.

  8. Hi TANYA! I've been sooo busy lately... finally got a chance to come by to say HI! I LOVE this card... it's soooo CUTE with that basketball hoop! How awesome for Lauren to beat everyone out! GIRLS ROCK! I also think it's amazing that she was able to raise so much money for her friend.... They are lucky to have each other in their lives! Also happy to hear Trinitie is doing well.... I will get my card off.... I promise you that... :o) I also checked out your other posts and they are just as CUTE! I'm hoping this week will be a little slower.... Glad I got a chance to see what you've been up too! :o)

  9. Your card is awesome!

    Thoughts and Prayers to T

  10. Super cute card and SUPER girl!!! I am now a follower. :) ~Jen

  11. Great card!! I love the bright fun colors, and the flowers, used with the athletic image!! So cute!!

  12. I am sure she is going to love this card!

  13. It's so great that you care so much about these young ladies! And what a darling card. I love that it's a girlie-girl card for a female athlete, because we girls can do ANYTHING we set our minds to do! :o)

    Thanks for sharing!

  14. What a wonderful story!! Well done, Lauren! This card is just perfect for her, Tanya. I'm so impressed with the way you "girlified" it!!


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