Saturday, December 28, 2013

A Birthday for a Dear Friend!

One of the ladies that I worked with for over ten years has a birthday right after Christmas. It is my bad that I never seem to be able to get a card mailed to her for her special day. I know it is the busyness of the holiday season that hinders me every year with the all the shopping, wrapping, church events, family visiting, etc., but still that is just no darned excuse and I feel bad every year.  I was determined that this would not happen this year, so while visiting my mother in California during October, I made it a point to get Karen's card finished except for this inside decorations and verse, which I just finished the other day. 

I chose this card to make that came from a kit designed by Becca Feeken and had been saving for a very special person. And though it is not one of my own designs, I just love Becca Feeken's wonderful card designs, especially this cards message on front and its soft colors.  I hope Karen enjoys her birthday and likes my card, made especially for her.

I decorated the inside of the card to coordinate with the paper patterns on the front, and  I prepared a little verse in celebration of Karen's birthday as well. It commemorates our special friendship that started so many years ago. 

Recipe: Becca Feeken Amazing Grace Kit: October 2012.  Recipe:  Cardstocks: Neenah Cream (base), American Crafts-Kraft, Geyser. Kaisercraft-Magnolia 6x6 pad (Damask/ Rose Scallop Border). Stamps: JustRite It's Sew Vintage. SU Ink: Rose-Red. Spellbinders Exclusive Becca Feeken dies. Hug Snug Siam Pink seam binding ribbon. Vintage button. Double-head pearl hat pin.

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