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Birthday card for a friend

This week my best friend had a birthday and not any ol' card would do. We have been friends since we were 6 years old and have been through a lot together. We have both experienced the loss of a parent, the ups and downs of school, dating, jobs, relationships, gotten married, and had children. Even when busy schedules prevent us from seeing each other very often, when we get together it seems like it was only yesterday when we last talked because we understand each other so well. So this is the card I made. In case you can't read it in the pic, it says "Side by side or far apart, true friends live with in our hearts." Okay, so it is a little, over the top, sweet, but I still like it and it is all too true.

Check out that picture taken in my new light box. My husband made me a light box last week end and I love it. Thank you Honey! (You can find the easy instructions on how to build your own light box HERE.)

Speaking of birthdays, check out Lacey Stephen's post. She is helping to collect cards for a friend's aunt's 100th birthday. If you are interested, Lacey's post explains how to send your card and she has also included the chance for some blog candy.

That's all I have for you today. Have a great week end. I will be back on Monday with my Lindsay's Stamp Stuff posting.

** Updated - This card was featured on Any Stamp Will Do March 2010

Challenges for this card:

C.R.A.F.T. Challenge-#39 Ribbons & Sparkle
Crafty Calendar Challenge - #5 Love & Friendship
Crafty Creations- Cut It Out and Pop It Up
Cupcake Craft challenge - #79 Friends
Gingersnap Creations - Birthday
Moxie Fab World - Olympics Of Stamping Challenge (Birthday)
Paper Sundaes - #6 Distressing
Rosie Dees Challenge - #65 Friends
Saturday Spotlight - Doing the Mess Around
Totally Gorjuss - #18 Flower Power

  • Stamps: Felicity Alphabet, True Friends, and Weathered Blocks all from Close To My Heart
  • Paper & CS: CTMH Veranda DP & Juniper CS, misc textured brown, The Paper Company Neutral Ivory
  • Ink: CTMH Juniper, Garden Green, Creme Brule
  • Tools & Embellishments: CTMH sanding block and edge distressing tool, CTMH flowers & Creme Brule grosgrain stitched ribbon, Making Memories gemstone brad, Hero Arts Clear gemstones


Karin said…
She will love it! It's beautiful and sweet and I love the gemstone swirl! You have a fab hubby...Total keeper :)
this is gorgeous. she is one lucky lady to have you as her BFF!
Marlene said…
She will treasure it. It's beautiful, and the sentiment is from the heart. :)
Dawn said…
Oh how wonderful, I love it and sure she will to.
craftymum said…
super card.Thanks for joining us at TG
Love sarah W XXX
*Vicki* said…
Oh so totally GORGEOUS!! I love the elegant layout and the colors are so pretty hun!! that sentiment is so awesome!! And of course your distressing details look fabulous!! Thanks for joining with us at Saturday Spotlight this week!! HUGS
Donna said…
This is such a delightful and sweet card...thanks for joining us at Cupcake & Crafty Calendar :) Donna x
Catherine said…
Thank you for joining us at Cupcake Craft ! Your card is truly beautiful... The embellishments are superb and I do like the sentiment too. Smiles from Catherine
Jodi said…
This is a gorgeous card! I love the color combo and your added embellishments! Thanks for joining us at Saturday Spotlight!
Jodi =)
my5bratz said…
absolutely GORGEOUS :)
Crystal said…
SOOOO beautiful, wow great colors and added bling!!! Thanks so much for joining us at Saturday Spotlight!
sarahw said…
Beautiful card! I love the sentiment. :)
Joan said…
This is beautiful. I'm love all the parts to it.
Pretty-In-Ink said…
It's really beautiful Cheryl! and the sentiment is lovely!
Lindsay Weirich said…
So pretty, love that sage green!
Cindy Haffner said…
Cheryl how very BEAUTIFUL.
Gina said…
This is very beautiful, I love the patterns you have combined and the great colors.
Saskia said…
Lovely to see your work at Rosie-D's Challenge!

Sweet greetings,
Saskia :)
Mervi said…
Stylish and elegant work, lovely!
Thank you for playing with us at Rosie D's;-))m
What a beautiful card for your friend and HOLY COW on the challenges! You rocked it out! I love the sentiment!
andrea said…
stunning card,it is gorgeous thankyou for joining us at c.r.a.f.t. this week
Alison said…
So pretty! Love the layers!
Tracy said…
A really pretty card, thanks for joining Rosie-D's challenge, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x
Suzie said…
Beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Totally Gorjuss this week. Suzie x
sugar n spice said…
This is just adorable, Thank you for joining us at C.R.A.F.T. challenge this week.
Hugs Suzi xx
Tracey said…
This is so beautiful Cheryl, so elegant :-)

Have a good weekend.

Kat said…
Really beautiful Cheryl. Thanks for joining us at TG.

Kat x

ps I have blog candy!
Faye said…
Your card and the sentiment are just lovely. x
Biscuitlid said…
Wow such a lovely creation.

Thanks so much for playing along at Cupcake this week
acreativeneed said…
Oooh this is gorgeous Cheryl!! Love the distressed look and great colors!! Thanks for playing the Crafty Creations challenge with us!!
Leanne said…
WOW I love this card - your style is amazing!

Thank you for entering my candy and for leaving a lovely message.

Trimgym said…
Great card, thank you for joining us at CRAFT Challenge this week and good luck!

Jo and Tigerlover.
Rosie (Freycob) said…
What a beautiful sentiment you've chosen.

Thanks for joining us at Rosie D's this week. We hope to see you again soon!


Eiglas said…
Very pretty card Cheryl!
Thank you for coming over to play at C.R.A.F.T this week!
Rhonda said…
Lucky friend!! Gorgeous!
kimmenburke said…
WOW. I absolutely LOVE this card. Well done!
Cath said…
Hey Cheryl! Thanks for entering the Olympics of Stamping Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! :)

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