Saturday, September 24, 2011

Thank you for the road less travelled

UPDATE: Another reason for jumping up in the air - this card was chosen as one of the Top 3 at Totally Papercrafts! Yay!


Today I want to share another thank you card that I've made - this one for a very specific purpose.

For the last year I've been taking Taekwando but will have to give up the classes for awhile - having the house up for sale, increasing pressures at work, and just life in general have gotten in the way of committing to a schedule of classes. Maybe I'll go back in the future but in the meantime I wanted to thank the school for the great experience. I found this image by doing a Google search and I just felt immediately that she was perfect for the way I feel about Taekwando - joyous and ready to fall over at any moment!

Some of the embellishments (all from Abby Road) on this card might seem odd but they are VERY appropriate for the way I practice Taekwando. First off, I am not an athletic person. I'm probably one of the last people you would expect to find in a martial arts class (thus the road less travelled). And I'm extremely directionally challenged at the best of times so asking me to do a series of physical movements in a specific order that includes directional changes ... well, let's just say that it's lucky that I didn't hurt myself or someone else (and thus explains the arrows pointing in opposite directions). I spent most of my classes struggling, getting hands & feet tangled, and feeling like a total fool. And I enjoyed every minute of it! (and that explains the joyride tag).

I should mention that I based by card on last week's challenge sketch at Midnight Madness.



  1. How absolutely fitting for your story! :) The card is wonderful ... I'm sure they will display it proudly!

  2. What a lovely and funny card! Thank you for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge! xx Bianca

  3. Hi Shelley, sorry to hear you are giving up Taekwando. Hope things quite down for you soon so you are able to take class again! Sounds like you really enjoyed it! Hugs, Karen

  4. Hello
    LOL, the card is funny, smiling still.
    Thank you for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge.
    * Karla **

  5. Totally adorable!
    Thanks for playing along with us at Fairytale Challenge
    xx Nela

  6. Just so fabulous hun....

    thanks for joining us at tpc...and good luck...!

    hugs Vicky xx

  7. What a funny image. I love your card - looks great.
    Thanks for joining us at the Fairy Tale Challenge.
    xx Sandra