Hi everyone! It's a very special day today...
To my dear sweet Carol, Happy Birthday!!! Oh Carol, where do I even begin?!! I don't know what I ever did to have this caring, thoughtful, incredible woman come into my life. It's been almost a year to the day now since we "met". I started my blog on January 1, 2013 and Carol was one of the very first to leave me a sweet, supportive, encouraging comment like only Carol can! She just has a way. A way of making you feel like a million bucks and of making you smile with every comment she leaves and every post she writes. Funny, endearing, warm, and a heart the size of Texas (or in our Canadian equivalent, Quebec!). Not only has she become a blog friend, she has become a true friend. My bestie! She has been there with me through the good time and the bad, has laughed with me through the good and lifted me up during the not so good. I honestly don't know what I would do without her. And guess what, I have never even met her (hopefully that will change one day SOON)! What an amazing gift blogging has been to make this friendship possible, and what an amazing gift she is. HAPPY, HAPPY BIRTHDAY, CAROL!!! YOU are the BEST and SWEETEST friend ever!!!
I got to play with my Lawn Fawn Into the Woods set - I have been looking forward to getting this set in my hot little hands ever since I saw it! It just arrived last week, and what a treat to use it for the first time on Carol's card!! The frame is from WPlus9, another new set for me (I am really falling in love with their images too!). The little heart and the sentiments are also Lawn Fawn - I used Milo's ABCs to create the customized part of the sentiment and am loving the versatility of that set. You get multiples of each letter so you can easily put together your own message. The "friend" is PS, stamped in one of my new Hero Arts inks - Pool. (yup, I did a lot of Black Friday shopping!). Oh, and that paper behind the frame - it's from Ellen Hutson - she sent it to me - for free!!! Let me tell you how impressed (and giddy!) I was when I opened my Black Friday order from her (it was like Christmas had come early!) and I found not one, not two, but THREE little surprises inside from Ellen thanking me for my order. A 6x6 paper pack (which is where this paper came from), a bottle of Tim Holtz distress paint and some rock candy glitter. I will definitely order from her again!
So those are the details on this card for a VERY special friend! Love ya, Carol! In the words of Kelly Marie Alvarez, I hope you have an AMAZING day!!!