There are a few things I'd like to mention. First, I finished the Twilight series last night! I still cannot believe I enjoyed it as much as I did! How can a vampire series be so upbeat? I don't get it. And you probably don't really care.
Second, I was featured again this week on the Outlawz! Pinch me. I must be in a dream! I am amazed that my cards are getting this kind of recognition, but I am loving it! :^)
Third, Gary and I started watching the DVD's of "Game of Thrones". And this show is just as good as the book was! Color me impressed!
Fourth, I am having lunch this week with several women I know from the "old" neighborhood. Gee, that could be taken two ways. In this case, you can take it both ways: it's the neighborhood I used to live in, and it's a retirement community. And, for those of you who live in Trilogy, I will apologize for the joke. Maybe. And maybe not.
Anyway, it will be good to see my "old" friends again, (I'm sorry), as I haven't seen some of them for nearly a year! And we only live 4 miles away from each other. Ridiculous, I know, but time just seems to disappear when you get old.
On a very serious note, I just found out that the husband of one lady passed away in January. I was totally shocked and saddened to hear this. I am so sorry, Maureen. I know how terribly you must be hurting, even though everyone says that you are doing really well. Compared to what, exactly? I am also sorry that we communicate so infrequently that I didn't know until now. But I am glad that I get to see you on Thursday so that I can tell you this. And to give you the card I made for you.
For this card, I chose a Saturated Canary digi called So Sorry. How appropriate, huh? I used a sentiment from Stampin' Up Always in My Thoughts. Card stock is also by Stampin' Up. The design paper is Authentique Uncommon. Dies used are: Spellbinders Fancy Tags, Cheery Lynn Sofia's Heart Doily, and a Magnolia Doohickey flourish. The image was colored with Copics: YR20, E0000, E000, E00, E11, E13, E31, E35, YG91, YG95, YG97, W3, R00, R11, R14, R81, R83, R85, RV0000, RV000, RV00. I accented the image with a Signo Uniball white gel pen; I also applied Glossy Accents to her tears, eyes, and lips. Flowers are by Prima and Wild Orchid Crafts.
I hope this card gives you some comfort, Maureen.
Note: I got the idea for the doily design on this card from the Saturated Canary challenge blog. I didn't think that Maureen would mind if I decided to enter the card into a couple of challenges:
Saturated Canary Challenge
Outlawz Greeting Card Challenge