Love You A Latte, Special Friend

Special friends only come along once in a lifetime.  I am blessed to have the best special friend in the world.  According to Merriam Webster’s Dictionary a friend is a person who you like and enjoy being with.  A person who helps or supports someone.  A favored companion.  These are good descriptions but the meaning of a true friend goes much deeper.  It is two people who bond and connect through life, helping each other cope with the good and bad.  It’s that person you can honestly tell anything to and she won’t judge you, belittle you or think you’re crazy.  She has the biggest shoulder you can cry on and the biggest heart that holds all your joys and failures.  As I said, a once in a lifetime friend.

I have one.  She is so good to me that I can’t stand it sometimes.  She would say, “It works both ways.”  And it does.  I’ve been there for her too.  But isn’t it funny that all we think about is the special things our friend does for us?  Recently, my friend did just that.  She sent me coffee!  Now you say, what!  Coffee.  That’s not anything special.  But you see, it wasn’t just coffee.  It was a part of her.  Someone I love.  Someone I miss. So, I made a card to thank her.


Very appropriate I thought.


I used a cute new stamp set from Lawn Fawn called Love You A Latte.  It has different cups, complete with different faces, a saucer, spoon and several sentiments.  And, of course, matching dies.  That makes it so easy to stamp and cut out the elements you choose.  My friend loves blue so of course I wanted to use that color.  I love the argyle paper with the blue pattern paper.  It looks so clean and fresh.


I know she loved the card but I also know she FELT the love in the card.  That’s why I take the time to make cards.  I hope I can transfer some of the love I feel to the person I send my cards to.  Like the slogan at Hallmark.  “When you care enough to send the very best.”  K, you are the BEST

Butterfly Anniversary

I like to celebrate love.  It’s so nice to be happy for a couple who recognize that Jehovah God is the originator of marriage and the first family on earth.  Married couples who base their relationship on the Bible are very wise.  Jehovah has our best interests at heart and his advice and counsel always works.  Proverbs 3:5,6 says, “Trust in Jehovah with all your heart, And do not rely on your own understanding.”  So, I’m happy to make special cards for my friends who also celebrate their love.  Here is a recent card I made for some new friends.


I used a chocolate chip card base and added a panel of white.  This set the tone for the dramatic paper I used.  It’s Bo Bunny Gabriella Collection.  I think it’s an older paper pack from my stash.  I used distress ink to soften edges.  I then cut a large butterfly image from one of the matching papers and inked the edges with a honey color.  I covered the entire butterfly with a clear Wink of Stella pen.


The sparkle and shine doesn’t show up in the photo but it is really pretty.  After I let it dry I curled the wings with a pencil and mounted it front and center.  I drew antenna with a white gel marker.


The Bible tells us, “Do not be anxious over anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication along with thanksgiving, let your petitions by made known to God.”  This applies in the marriage arrangement and in life.  If we let Jehovah be a part of our marriage it has a true chance of being successful.


So, happy anniversary friends everywhere!

Card #3 – Cutting Edge Blog Hop

cuttingedgeToday is the last day to participate in the Cutting Edge Blog Hop hosted by Pretty Pink Posh.  I’ve enjoyed all the projects that have been submitted and found lots of blogs I now want to visit.  The anticipation has been building and tomorrow some winners will be announced.  Several great companies are offering prizes and I’m anxious to see the fun.    Here is my 3rd and final card for the hop.


I decided to use the circles from the PPP Stitched Duo 2 die as the main accent of my card.  I cut them from a dark blackberry paper and lined them down the side.  I love the dramatic look.  I stamped a sentiment in Versamark and heat embossed it with a light orchid powder by WOW.  The raised text is much prettier than it shows in the photo.


See how the stitching is emphasized in the close up.  Love it!  The white panel is slightly narrow so the pattern paper card base shows through.  I adhered a smaller white panel inside to write a greeting.


You have until midnight PST to visit Pretty Pink Posh and get all the details of the hop and add your project.  Glad you stopped by!

Card #2 for Cutting Edge Blog Hop

cuttingedgeYou only have until Monday at 11:55 P.M. PST to enter the Cutting Edge Blog Hop hosted by Pretty Pink Posh.  This is my second card that I’m submitting and I think it’s very sophisticated and elegant.


I started with a base layer of natural white cardstock from Stampin’ Up!.  It’s a heavy cardstock that has flecks of wood fibers embedded in the paper.  It’s a good choice for the project I made.  Most of the other papers are from Bo Bunny, the Gabrielle Collection.  It’s full of artsy papers with lots of brown and aqua and has several butterfly images.  I used the Stitched Duo 2 die from Pretty Pink Posh as the main panel and then built the layers from there.


The sentiment is stamped on a vellum piece, 2″ x 3″ and is from the Heart-2-Heart #7 mini set from Papertrey Ink.  The stamp was actually one long sentence but if I used it like that it wouldn’t have fit on my small vellum piece.  I cut between the “miss” and the “you” to make it more usable for my needs.  I must be evolving as a stamper because I would never have been brave enough to do that in the past.


I wound some bakers twine around the vellum and added a wood button and bow.  The finishing touches are the metallic bronze and tangerine sequins from Pretty Pink Posh.  Oh my, the selection Paulina carries is off the charts!

I’m very excited to be participating in this hop.  There are lots of great companies who are providing some prizes.  Dare I hope to win something!

Cutting Edge Blog Hop


I’ve been anxiously awaiting this hop so that I could showcase a card made with Pretty Pink Posh dies.  Pretty Pink Posh is hosting the hop and it’s easy to join in the fun.  All you have to do is make a card using dies!  Any dies.  There are lots of company sponsors and that means lots of prizes.  I finally got my hands on the stitched film strip die by Pretty Pink Posh (Paulina can’t keep them in stock because they are so popular) and went right to work on creating a project.


This die is the focal point, front and center.  Don’t you just love the stitching!  So cute.  I used Lawn Fawn’s Life is Good images.  I colored and cut them using the coordinating dies.  Makes it so easy to be creative.


I actually cut and colored each image 3 times and stacked them together.  In fact, don’t look too close or you might see them not aligned perfectly.  I popped in a couple of Pretty Pink Posh metallic silver stars and with the cute plaid paper it all came together.


   I’m heading over to Pretty Pink Posh to see all the projects the creative team has come up with.  Why don’t you come along?


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