Monday, June 4, 2012

Yes Virginia! I'm Inspired...

On Saturday morning, Jonathon and I went to see my niece, Olivia, compete in a dressage horse riding competition.  Amazing!  She works really hard on training with her horse, Lucy.  It really is incredible to watch her confidence and pose.  Olivia is tiny, but mighty on Lucy.    So...here she is in form in the top picture and below with her friends, Alexandra and Marta. Can you imagine being ten years old and competing on a horse?


The amazingly talented, Virginia, has a super fun challenge going on over on her blog too.  Her children are incredibly talented too (hhmm...wonder where they get it front...Virginia...wink, wink!).  David is shown in the picture and Stephanie is the photographer.  Aren't the inspiration photos so cool?  I had fun playing along with some polka dots from PaperSmooches.  Thanks for the inspiration Virginia!


 

19 comments:

Hannelie said...

Hi Lynn!
Thanks for inspiring me every week at JUGS and CAS Fridays!
Like this stunning card... wow!
Wishing you a great week!

~amy~ said...

How fun to see your niece compete! fun pics!

Love your card..awesome take on the fab inspiration. I need to make some one layer cards..

sandie said...

cool card-love the colours and the dots-had a go at this myself with my card today-inspired by you so will def. give you a shout!
Must look up this challenge-the photo is great x

Ange Kelly said...

A totally cool card Lynn! Love it!

Jinny Newlin said...

What a fun inspiration pic and take on the challenge! LOVE it to pieces!

I'm a western horseback rider. So, I'm definitely not a fan of dressage; but as long as she treats her horse with kindness and remembers that its a living thing, too, I think it's wonderful that she has something she loves to do.

Arlene said...

I love to hear stories of little kids competing and working so hard towards their goal! :) Great card as well, love your inspiration piece.

Virginia L. said...

How wonderful that Olivia is!! I can tell from her poise already! And thank you, my friend, for making this one layer card for the challenge! What a BEAUTY!! Now I am inspired to make a one layer card!Since you are the cover girl for that Card Creations and I am sure you have that issue already, I want to especially thank you for playing along my challenge.

Maureen said...

wow! That is amazing for a 10 year old! What great experience. My dad would really enjoy that too. He's always had a couple of horses :) What a super fun inspiration photo AND love your rainbow effect :)

Kara Lynne said...

Your neice is learning such gracious and important life lessons at such an early age, good for her! Your card has so much movement. You inspired me to make a one layer card for this very challenge, Thank you!

Laura B. said...

love, love, love, love that rainbow celebrate card!!!

Chunyuan said...

love the stamped rainbow dots and circles.

Barb said...

Wow! Olivia is amazing, Lynn! Is that the same niece who is also in gymnastics? She looks so confident on her horse - must have been so fun to watch! :)

Love, love, love your interpretation of Virginia's photos! What a fun idea to use the colorful dots!

Tracey McNeely said...

Fantastic photos and card. It is such a fun design Lynn. How lucky that you were able to watch!

Lisa Arana said...

oh goodness... love this take on the photo. perfect.

The Paper Parade said...

Wow! 10 years old and able to ride in a competition like that! How awesome :) And what a cute card you made for both challenges...so colorful!!

Jenny said...

ooo those spots look like fizzy bubbles in a celebration drink :0) such a fun card Lynn.
Great pictures of your niece, she's so lucky and obviously very dedicated to own such a beautiful animal :0)
Jenny x

Aimes said...

Ahhh this brings back sweet memories. I used to have a horse and competed in an odd show...happy times! :)
Love your fun card! It sends me dotty (sorry, I couldn't resist! LOL!)
Hugs!
x

Karen B. said...

How regal does your niece look!?! What a fun card, so playful and full of movement.

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Perfect spots of color.