Thursday, August 11, 2011

What about your friends?

I don't know why, but the TLC song popped into my head as I started to write this post, so the title comes from there. Anyway, I don't know about everyone out there in blogland, but I have been blessed to have some very wonderful, supportive, compassionate, caring friends in my life. When Rick passed away in September of 2009 (coming up on the 2 year anniversary. Terrible thought....), I was lucky to have a strong support system of friends and family to help pull me through it. I honestly don't know where I'd be today without them. My friend Brenda is among that group. She's simply amazing, and I treasure her friendship more than she can possibly know. Bren is celebrating her birthday this month, so I sent her a goodie box and added a card just for her. Here it is.
I had a lot of fun making this card. Papers are Graphic 45 Romantique and Bazzill cardstock. I used my spellbinders, some flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts, a couple of buttons from my stash, some antique lace, pearls from Queen & Co, and a cuttlebug embossing folder.
Thanks for stopping by my blog. I hope you are blessed to have close, caring, wonderful friends like Brenda in your life! Oh, and speaking of Bren, go stop by her blog. She's having birthday candy madness this month. Check it out here. You've got two days left to enter! Follow her blog while you are there, too. She's not only a great person, but she is uber talented. Happy Birthday, Bren!

6 comments:

Kim Kelley said...

Beautiful Gina!

Guylou said...

Gorgeous!!! Bren will love it!!
Hugs!
G

THERESA said...

Super card, love the color combo!!!
Sure Bren will luv this.......:))
Hugs for next month my friend.....((((...)))
lotsa luv

Trina said...

Really, Gina? You're taking us ALL the way back to TLC's What About Your Friends??? :D

I know Brenda will love this gorgeous card!

Brenda said...

Brenda loves this card!! What a fabulous design! It always amazes me how much more gorgeous these cards are in real life!! So much dimension to it!! FABULOUS!! And I love you too Gina, you are an amazing friend as well. Thanks so much for the birthday goodies!!
Hugs~Bren

hilde janbroers said...

beautiful card!!! love the chair inage