Card Recognition

Friday, October 28, 2011

true friend



A simple card that says a lot.  Now that I live in my hometown (after years of living abroad) I have such an appreciation for true friends, those friends I have known for 20 years who's friendship go so deep.  This morning one of those friends was looking flustered in the street so I picked up her 3 month old and helped her nearly 3 year old out of the street.  After she got off the telephone she shared that her mother has cancer and how did I know that she needed a hand at that very moment?  But, a true friend doesn't need to have a history, sometimes people present themselves in our lives at the right time and you just connect.  So this card is a nod to those friends, both old and new, who I have helped and who, in return, have helped me.  Thank you.  Since I'm getting side tracked and emotional, back on track, the card is based on the CAS-ual Friday sketch.  Because Wee Memories and Simon Says Stamp are having free for all challenges this week I'll also enter this card in those challenges.  

Materials: PTI In Bloom, ribbon from Yvonne, Reflections Rhinestones, Versafine black ink, Stampendous clear embossing powder, Tim Holtz distress ink worn lipstick, Smooch Spritz Cherry Ice, PTI Kraft card stock, Fiskars corner rounder

11 comments:

Jennifer Rzasa said...

Just beautiful, Erin! I'm so glad you caved and got this set. It makes me want to order new stamps too! I love your sweet story.....have a great weekend!

Karen B. said...

Great story, that seems like something that you do 90% of your day-helping others out. Great card too, great treatment for the bloom.

~amy~ said...

Such a sweet story!! Love your oh so pretty card!

Virginia L. said...

What a sweet friend you are, Erin! I love the color combo and use of ribbons! So glad that you play with us at CAS-ual Fridays! Have a great weekend!

jen said...

not used to seeing pink here, but you've used it to perfection! love the layered ribbon- and the misted flower- so pretty.
now I'm inspired... :)

lynn said...

great friend story and very pretty card!

Laura Davis said...

Lovely!
Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays!
Laura

Emily Keaton said...

This is absolutely lovely, Erin. Truly perfect. Here's to helping friends in need--and to those who reach out and help us.

fatmi said...

Work more on your creativity, the message of " There is nothing better than a true friend" is inspiring.

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Karolyn at Paper Therapy said...

Gorgeous! One of my all time fave focal images!! Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Lisa Petrella said...

Beautiful post, Erin! You are such a kind and generous friend!!! Gorgeous card! LOVE your misted flower!