I'm not really sure why I made this card, LOL. I think it would be more appropriate as a girl's graduation card, or maybe a Bon Voyage card (oh, that just gave me an idea!), or a card for a daughter going off to college but the idea popped into my head and I just had to let it out. The sentiment 'The Journey Is The Reward' has to be one of my favorite sentiments. It's very versatile. I've often seen it paired with the stack of books, to represent the journey one takes through reading, I've seen it paired with a moving vehicle like the Vespa Girl or the Wheely Girl, and it can now be paired with the Elzybells Girl in Car. You could even pair the sentiment with the Prego Gal or Expecting Mother to represent the journey into motherhood. I don't ever think I've seen it paired with the birdcage and the bird flying the coop. This is a very simple card to make....a nice 5-minute card, really, but in it's simplicity I think it holds great meaning. It holds hope, anticipation, excitement, and something bittersweet as it almost always means goodbye. Not a goodbye forever, but a goodbye. So when I mentioned Bon Voyage, it made me think of my friend Michelle H., who is moving to Italy this week. ITALY!!! Her husband is already there for a new job so she will be travelling with her two young children (one under a year old). It's a bittersweet moment because it's a time full of hope, anticipation, excitement, and a goodbye. But it's not a goodbye forever, just a goodbye....and a good luck.
Card deets: (All products by A Muse) Fairy Dust notecard; Stamps: 2-7112E Bird Cage, 2-4042E Birds, 9-8236B Journey; pink edged sheer ribbon; Saffron marker. The bird was stamped onto a scrap of Celestial Blue notecard, then cut out and popped up with a pop-dot.