If you can't guess, my essay was, "Say WOW! when you see a bus".
And everything is by me and my software - Adobe PSE 5.0. It has so many wonderful "things" like bevels and drop shadows and inner glows. The font I used was MS Sans Serif.
Now I have to wait and see if it's accepted by the publisher to be included in Patti Digh's book.
And I must also say that I had so much fun creating the card. I definitely learned a lot.