Saturday, March 7, 2009

A Saturday for Friendship

I am blessed with so many wonderful friends here in my Dallas hometown, and last weekend I had a leisurely brunch with two women I’ve formed a lasting bond with in my professional life.  We met each other at work, but found a deeper friendship based on affection and respect. So much fun to have time to catch up on each others’ lives.
So, this morning I’m posting a “girlfriend” card in honor of all my girlfriends I’ve known – the circle of friends I shared my childhood with from kindergarten through high school, the roommates at college who have shared the experience of becoming grown ups, my cousins and “in-law” sisters (I grew up with brothers), my crafty friends who inspire and encourage me, the Bunco girls who are at this moment in Las Vegas trying to win big bucks, and the professional women who are mentors and support when work is driving us all crazy.
This is a very basic card – some simple layers and ribbon trim.  ASaturdayForFriendshipI’m learning to use my COPIC markers to get a little more subtle shading (a bit of a challenge, but really a lot of fun).
If you’re interested in buying COPICs, I cannot recommend any vendor more highly than Ellen Hutson – she has matched COPIC markers very closely to the SU! shades, and her customer service is supreme!

CARDSTOCK: From SU!: Lavender Lace, So Saffron, Whisper White; Patterned paper from Paper PIzazz

STAMPS: Java Bellas (Stamping Bella), On Your Birthday (SU!)

INK (all SU!): Lavender Lace, Basic Black

ACCESSORIES: COPIC markers, stitched ribbon (Michaels), Adhesive Transfer Gun 714 (Scotch), Rotary trimmer with straight blades (Fiskars)

BASE CARD:  Cut a piece of lavender cardstock to measure 11” x 4 1/4”, and score it in the middle at 5 1/2”.
LAYERS:  Cut these pieces cardstock:
  • 1 yellow rectangle, 4” x 3 1/2”
  • 1 patterned rectangle, 4” x 1 3/4”
IMAGE:  Cut these pieces cardstock:
  • 1 lavender rectangle, 3 1/2” x 3 1/4”
  • 1 white rectangle, 3 1/4” x 3”

Stamp the Java Bella image in black on the white rectangle, and color with markers.

FINAL CARD ASSEMBLY:  Put the card together in this order:
  1. Mount the yellow layer on the base card, and stamp the sentiment in the upper right corner in lavender ink.
  2. Mount patterned layer to the base card.
  3. Add a strip of ribbon lengthwise across the card.
  4. Mount the lavender image mat, followed by the image.

Enjoy your Saturday – Tell your friends you appreciate them!
(And don’t forget to set your clocks FORWARD 1 hour before you go to bed.)

Thanks for stopping by!


Belle said...

The power of friendship is certainly reflected in this card. Any woman would feel extra special to receive this warm and caring card.

ThreeSmartGuys said...

Hard to believe we have been out of college so long........nice to know we still try to keep in touch after all these years. Love you always.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for posting a tribute card to all your friends! It is lovely!


Anonymous said...

What a wonderful sentiment and beautiful card. Thank you for the reminder of how important friendships are. It is too easy to let life get in the way of staying close to those friends who support us not only in good times but in the rough patches as well. Thank you for being one of those friends.


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