...with Stampin' Up!
I should really put a copyright after that line, since my upline Rach said it enough times at convention when I went with her in 2005! Friends Happen is the name of her group. And I don't think I could come up with a better name. It so accurately describes what happens when you have such a fun reason to get together with and meet new people. There are people in my life today who I probably would not have even met were it not for SU! and for that I am very grateful. So, I made this card, and then later when I was getting it ready to send (not telling to who...that is the surprise!) and I just wrote "Happen" on the inside. Actually, I was trying to figure out what stamp I have that I could alter to stamp the word Happen, but just needed to get the card out so didn't spend too much time trying. I need to now since I promised Rach I would make a few for her!
Yes, it is another pink and brown card I made while stamping with friends here. The base is Chocolate Chip, with some flirty ribbon and then the scallop punched Regal Rose. I colored the chipboard heart using regal rose, then stamped on it with Paisley in Chocolate Chip, and I REALLY liked how that turned out. Will have to do that again!! I added the Tempting Turquoise circle to better coordinate with the rickrack bit, and then decided to add dots with my Chocolate Chip marker to the scallops like I've seen so many others do. I like it! Lastly, I stamped "friends" from Love Matters into Whisper White with Basic Brown ink. After realizing that a rectangle just wasn't going to fit, I cut it out with my snips and then layered it onto more Tempting Turquoise. I colored it with Tempting Turquoise and Regal Rose, Certainly Celery and Apricot Appeal markers. I used dimensionals on both the scalloped circle and again on the heart, just to leave some room for those wonderful ribbons.
Have a wonderful day everyone...and the folks in my downline should be watching their mailboxes next week!