November 11, 2012

Thanks for Being A Friend

Hi's been a couple of weeks since my last post and I have a good reason.  The reason  is that I've been spending WAY too much time on Facebook.  I have fought signing up for a FB account for several years.  All my friends kept asking me when I was going to give in?  I really had no desire to get involved.  Well, about a month ago, in a moment of weakness, I decided I would do it!   I am really enjoying it and yes, I rush home from work to log in and see what all my 'friends' are up to.  Within like 10 minutes after creating my account I 'friended' the roommate I hadn't talked to in many, many years and it was so great to get back in touch with her.  I worked for Prudential Insurance way back in the day and left there in 1996....I have gotten back in touch with so many of my friends from back then and it's been really good....Facebook is so COOL!

Let's see....what other news do I have...oh yeah!  After some soul searching I decided to leave my part time job at Archivers after 5 years.....I know....5 years is a LONG time for a part time job.  But since my Mother came to live with me 14 months ago, working full time, part time and taking care of her has just gotten overwhelming.  Megan, the manager at Archivers, was wonderful in only scheduling me to work one day a week, but even with that I felt it was just time to take a break.  And because I will really miss all the girls at the store, I decided to make them all cards to say goodbye and thank them for being my friend.

I took a background stamp and then stamped a butterfly over that and colored it in with COPIC markers.  I made 12 cards and was able to come up with 12 different color combinations so everyone got a different colored butterfly. 
For those of you that have a little OCD will see that I have 13 colored images above....I made an extra one for me to keep - and of course to pick out the 12 BEST colored ones for my friends.

Then I was at Michaels and found a container of flowers and all the colors of flowers matched the butterflies so of course, I had to buy them.

I decided to put the stamped image on a black card.  I then took a white Signo pen and drew a dotted line all aournd the edge of the card to personalize it with their name.

I didn't take a picture of the inside of the card but the stamped sentiment from Stampendous says:
                    "Thank you for walking beside me and being my friend"

I follow the blog and this is a link to the video she posted with this technique.

Thanks for stopping by.  I hope to see you again soon!