Friday, February 12, 2010

Are you tired of hearing me talk about SNOW

Well I am tired of talking about snow. What is it about the weekend and snow? Anyway as I write this, it is snowing again. Where I live, we aren't suppose to get snow this often. Okay, I will hush now.
Now let's move on to Pat's Saturday Challenge which is:

How did you get into stamping and what were your favorite stamps and inks to work with? This should be fun for all!! When your project is finished simply link to it in the comment section of this post. As always, anyone, anywhere can play along! Have fun!!

First of all I will tell how I got into card making. My older sister had started playing with it some, and it caught my attention, but then, Pat came into my life. Even before I had ever met her, I knew a lot of special things about her, and felt like I had known her all my life when the time finally came for us to meet . We had a mutual friend (Emily) that shared things about the each of us with the other. How many of you have noticed the quote at the top of my blog? This is the story of that quote. Tragedy struck and we lost our very close friend, Emily. So through tragedy, I was united with Pat. Through our inconsolable grief we were brought together. and found an instant kinship. Pat brought the love of stamping and scrap booking & card making into my life, along with her friendship. That has been 4 years, and we both feel as if we have been a part of each other's lives forever. We both have so many separate memories of Emily that we love to share with each other. Emily will always be with me, because of Pat and Emily's sister, Dee.

Along with Pat's friendship and love of stamping she introduced me to so many friends that I have never really got to meet. There is Robyn (BFF), Pam, & Donna, just to mention a few.

So now on to my card for the challenge. In the beginning I had not acquired many stamping goodies, so I relied on clip art and things like that to make my cards with. So this card came from a card print program that my sons had given me for Christmas. I rearranged it, and added my own embellishments to make it more personal. After layering it on the pink card stock, I scored the left hand edge at 1.5 inches. I cut another piece of the pink card stock at the same measurements, stacked the two together, and punched the two holes to thread my ribbon through. I think I like the look of the hinged side. So I went back to my roots, by using a digital image and added a new way of displaying it. Thanks for letting me share the card, and mine and Pat's story.


Robyn said...

What beautiful friendship card! I loved reading the story to go with it -so touching! Thanks for sharing!
(Your card is also perfect for Valentine's Day!)

Pat said...

Ok, you made me cry with this one. Our friendship is the only good thing to come from Emily's untimely death. I think she had a hand in it, don't you? Love you, Shelia! oh yeah, great card!!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card, wonderful story all typical of Shelia's talent. Great job.*

mugsy said...

absolutely beautiful...the story and the card.

i feel like the couple in "you got mail"....we should meet !! too close not to.

once this dreaded white stuff is gone !

Butternut Sage Designs said...

love this card Shelia, oooo blow that snow right on out of NC how dare the snow clouds settle in over you...hugs~Donna

Carolyn King said...

Your card is beautiful. thanks for sharing your stamping story too. It is always fun to hear how people started in this crazy hobby!!!