Monday, July 4, 2011

Insanely awesome friendships

Ok, so before I get started with my latest card post, I'll take a minute to wish everyone in the USA a Happy Independence Day! Thanks to our military, past and present, for all of their dedication, efforts, and sacrifices to maintain our liberty.

The fireworks will be starting here in an hour and a half or so. I am stoked. I love fireworks. It's also a bit sad, because I'd usually be watching them going off over the armory in Colonial Williamsburg. Rick and I would stay there for the holiday, walking to the armory from our hotel and setting up our little folding chairs and snacks. We'd settle in for an hour or two of people watching before the fireworks got started. Thinking about that kind of thing makes me miss him yet again (as if I don't do that enough times each day, already!). So, let's focus on good stuff, instead. I don't want to get all weepy-eyed and crap like that.

I spent all weekend getting a bunch of stuff done that has been sitting off to the side for ages. I hung shelves and pictures, scrubbed floors, went through my closet and made a pile for the Goodwill, and so on. I also took some time in there to be a bum, read my book, and color.

This time around, I colored "stepsisters" by Mo Manning. Mo is incredibly talented. All her images make me smile and/or tug at my heartstrings. This is one of the ones that makes me grin. These two just look so ornery. They're perfect for a card for a very close friend of mine, who happens to share my sarcastic sense of humor, understands my moods (and deals well with them), and is just a blessing in my life.
This image made me think of us. She's taller and slimmer than me with straighter hair, while I'm short, fat, and have curly/wavy hair. I admit it, we're both a little ornery, too! Papers are Basic Grey "hopscotch." I just noticed that the little teddy bear charm got hidden under the bow. Darnit. I don't feel like taking and uploading another pic, so just trust me that there's a cute teddy bear who hangs from the bow, okay? I added glossy accents and bling to the image, although the bling doesn't show up well. It's on the taller girl's shoes and both necklaces.

As usual, I colored the image with my copics. Here's the ones I used:

The sentiment says: "Our friendship is insanely awesome! You're insane and I'm awesome!!!"

Ok, I'm off to see what else I can get into before my family gets here to watch fireworks with me! Happy 4th!


Sara I. said...

LOL, this card is hilarious and wonderful!! LOVE your coloring!! The sentiment is perfect for the image!! Happy 4th girlie and big hugs to you!!

Hlora said...

Очень красивая открытка! Мне нравится этот штамп. К сожаленью, у меня нет таких...

Brenda said...

Oh my gosh, that is awesome! What a fabulous sentiment. I may have to steal it!! I love your card. love the image, your design, ribbon,and papers. I am pretty sure I would love the teddy bear charm if I could see it! :)LOL

And I love your copic holder!

Sheree said...

Hahahaha! I just LOVE that image!!! You can feel the attitude jump out at you!
Great colouring that bow is fabulous!
Thanks for sending a card for Ethyl! She's going to be so surprised! I have tried to become a follower of yours but Blogger isn't being my friend today. The follower section shows blank wherever I go!

Hope you win some of the candy!


Kim Kelley said...

How did I miss this post! So cute Gina!

Charlene said...

LOL...oh my good heavens Gina...this card is perfect...for me and my oldest (o.k...I'm the older one by 3 months) and dearest friend! We can both be ornery too, but she can beat me in a heartbeat (and that's my story and I'm sticking to it! lol). You did a wonderful job coloring it and I love the papers you used. I'll take your word on the charm ;) Hope that things are going well for you...Hugs ~ Char

Izzyb said...

Another darling project. You are the coloring master!