Monday, October 29, 2012

One of a Kind Friend

I've lived in many places over the years and have always counted myself lucky to have lots of friends no matter where I lived. I've felt that God has blessed me with kind, caring friends, but some of those friends faded into the distance each time I moved to a different locale. But I have a core of friendships that have remained strong despite distance or years. They are my "one of a kind" friends who are there through thick and thin.  They're the ones who lift you up no matter what happens in their lives or yours. Spending time with them is a great blessing. That's the kind of friend I want to be as well.
I hope you have friends like that! Better yet, I hope you try to BE a friend like that. I know I want to, but it changes with health issues and aging. Now I find that I pray a lot for my friends since we can't get together as much. I thank God for those friends and want them to know my thankfulness as well.

 I designed this card to show how unique this kind of friend is.  The sparkles didn't shine in the photo like they should, but the friends they represent, do.

I designed this card to be a Clean and Simple card. The "white space" is actually a green Basic Grey scrap that's embossed with a Musical Flourish embossing folder.  The orange panel was diecut using Cricut Art Philosophy. It was stippled with goldrush ink and pop dotted over a red leafy pattern scrap from Basic Grey's "Indian Summer." The sentiment is from Close To My Heart.

May God bless you with many "one of a kind" friends and help you to be one yourself!

I'm sharing this simple card with the following challenges:
Basic Grey Challenge #80 - Anything Goes with Basic Grey (green and red papers)
Catered Crop- Use the negative of die cut
Divas by Design Challenge #58 - Use Some Orange
Do You Stack Up Challenge #95 - Embossing
Dream Valley Challenge #44 - Glitter, Bling (used gold sparkles)
Just Us Girls #160 - photo- colors and leaves
Kaboodle Doodles #143 - Fall themed
Order of the Opus Gluei  #142 - Leaves
2 Sisters Challenge #115 -Fall colors (or Halloween Colors)



Kathleen (Kath) B. Hernandez said...

awwww . . . what a very sweet card, Vickie! I'd be happy to receive such a card from a dear friend of mine too. TFS!

Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles’ “Fall” themed Items Challenge!

Kath - Admin
Blog: Creo by Lady Katutz

WencheP said...

Beautiful and elegant card. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


Jayne A said...

Gorgeous card.
Thanks for Joining us at Diva's

Pauline said...

This is a lovely CAS autumnal card!
Thanks for joining us at DYSU this week!

Lynn said...

Oh I love how you added the gems. Just beautiful! Thanks for playing with us at Just Us Girls!

Lisa Kind said...

Very pretty card! I love the bling added to that one leaf! Your friend will love it! Thanks for playing with Just Us Girls!

Petya said...

Very sweet card.Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles Challenge!

Michelle Looi said...

Great 'white' space and clean lines!
Thanks for joining us at KAboodle Doodles!

Jacqui P said...

What a lovely card! and what a great idea to show how your friend is one of a kind! perfect!
Thankyou so much for joining the fun over at basicgrey challenges this time. Good luck!
Jacqui P x

Lin said...

Thank you for joining in with our Glitter and Bling challenge at Dream Valley with this pretty card.

Lin xx