There once was a little girl …

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Of all the Gorjuss Girl images I received from Heather, this one stood out as my very favorite!   Having raised two daughters, it was way too realistic!
A friend who has THREE daughters!!  ~ ages 10 to 16, also was VERY able to relate to this little girl!   So, I decided to make a card for her with this Gorjuss Girl, using one of my favorite poems from when I was young by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.   (I actually often quoted this to my daughters!).
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

There once was a little girl ...

There once was a little girl ...

Just seeing this little girl with her arms crossed in that defiant stance ….any Mother who has had a daughter knows….. brought me back to the days of  my adolescent girls!!    Fun, fun, fun!    (Although, I must say both of my daughters turned out pretty amazing, considering what we went through!    🙂

I added the rest of the poem to the inside of the card ~
 When she was good ...
I hope you’re having a good weekend!   Thank you so much for stopping by today …  can’t tell you how much I appreciate it!     🙂


  1. oh she is too cute! she reminds me of hailee and jordy.

  2. Mary what a beauty you have here! Love all the pinks!!! And your Gorjuss Girl and colored to perfection! I just adore this! Super duper cute!!! Hope you are enjoying your weekend hun!
    Hugs~ Kim

  3. So cute. I have a daughter and have seen this pose quite often. perfect saying. Love this card.

  4. This is adorable, Mary. I love the image of the little girl and her pink dress and white shoes are fabulous. I love her expression – she definitely wants to get across that she has an attitude. Love all elements of your card! Thanks for the smiles.

  5. Paola Norman says:

    What a beautiful card and supercute image. Love the little attitude she has. The hearts on her hair are perfect. You make the most beautiful cards.
    Have agreat day,
    Take care,

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