Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Lunch with friends

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.

Big hugs,
Penny

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

20 comments:

  1. I got here via the Greeting challenge at The Outlaws site. I wanted to let you know that I am now a follower. You do awesome work!

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    1. Welcome, Tracy! And thank you so very much! I really appreciate the kind words!
      Big hugs,
      Penny

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  2. Another lovely card Penny - no wonder you keep getting featured, you come up with some lovely creations :)

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    1. Awwww, Dawn, you are too sweet! Thank you so much! :^)
      Hugs,
      Penny

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  3. Hi sweetie this is just gorgeous I do love your colours here...

    Thank you so much for joining us with our challenge this time at Saturated Canary...

    Big hugs love Pops x x x

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    1. Hi, Pops! Thank you so very much! :^)
      Hugs back,
      Penny

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  4. Best oldest sister BarbaraMarch 14, 2012 at 12:06 PM

    Another beautiful card Penny, it should mean a great deal to Maureen. Remember, tears are okay and to talk about her husband is okay too. But i know from experience that you already know this!

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    1. Thank you, Best Oldest Sister! And when did you change from #1? :^)
      Yes, I know you know. Thank you.
      Hugs,
      Me

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  5. This is gorgeous I love the colours & your colouring rocks.

    Thank you so much for joining us girlies over at Saturated Canary, good luck hun.

    Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

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    1. Thank you so much, Vicky! :^)
      Hugs back,
      Penny

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  6. very nice card and congrats..love your colouring..

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    1. Thank you so much, Kerri! I really appreciate that!
      Hugs,
      Penny

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  7. It was so great seeing you at lunch today, and all the other not so "old" friends. It has been too long. The card is beautiful and Maureen loved it as did all of us.
    Will sit here and read back on this blog...I just found out about...
    Love,
    Di

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    1. I loved seeing you again, too, Di! We need to get together more often!
      Thank you for the compliment! Hope you enjoy the blog.
      Hugs,
      Penny

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    2. Very sweet of you to make that card for Maureen, and I'm sorry for her loss, but it's good to hear she's doing well.

      Congrats on being featured again on Outlawz! It's recognition that's well-deserved. :)

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    3. Thank you, DD! You are so nice to your mama!
      Hugs to you!

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  8. Wonderful card..and I am so glad that I got to see it in person as it is much prettier than your camera shows. So nice to see you today and enjoy a delicious lunch! We really must do it more often! And Diana, I suppose I should have told you about Penny's blog...but I can't remember who I have told and who I have not...comes from living here in Trilogy! LOL!! Penny, please get busy designing yourself some "business" cards to pass out! :)
    Mega hugs!

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    1. Thank you, dear Ellie! It was great to see you, too! Like I said, we don't get together often enough! I could design some cards, El, but why would I need to when Faye passes out handwritten ones for me! LOL!
      Hugs back at you,
      Penny

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  9. It's beautiful. Wonderful image, beautifully colored. I love the placement of the die cut.

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    1. Thank you so much, Kathi! I appreciate that!

      Hugs,
      Penny

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Hugs, Penny