Sunday, February 1, 2015

February is for Friends!

Yeah...yeah... I know Valentines is all about sweethearts and love, but what about the other 27 days?!  That is why Anything But a Card Challenges picked 'Friendship' as our challenge theme for this month!  I won't be sharing my creation until the third week, but I am really looking forward to seeing what everyone shares with us!  We would love it if you would join us!

In keeping with the challenge theme (but not the no card rule), I am sharing two cards that I could not have made had it not been for a wonderful example of friendship! A while back I was very pleasantly surprised to find a package in my mailbox.  It was quite a mystery as I had not ordered anything and it wasn't my birthday or anything like that.  I opened the box to find a treasure trove of crafting supplies-everything from ink to stamps to dies!  Seems that  the ever fabulous, Audrey aka Hippie Aud, felt the need to send some happiness out into the world, and I was lucky enough to receive it!  I am feeling more than a little guilty that it has taken me this long to create a proper thank you card using the wonderful supplies!  I am also hoping that it has arrived before my post goes live!!

The adorable patchwork bunny and the thank you word bubble were both part of this wonderful happy mail!  I also used some of my new SU paper on this.  The pretty background dsp is from All Abloom (a mini paper pack that is perfect for cards!).

While I was playing with my new goodies, I went ahead and made a birthday card for DD1.  She went crazy over the adorable skunk stamp when I pulled it out of the box!

Audrey's kindness has also inspired me.  While I can't afford to send out boxes of goodies at the moment, I can do a better job of sending a little happiness to others.  So my plan for the month of February is to do a little something everyday to brighten someone else's day.  I also want to be a little more active with my blog and visiting others' blogs as well.  I know I appreciate all of the wonderful comments and ideas people share with me on my blog and I really love seeing what everyone else is making too!

Thank you so much for visiting today and I hope your February is filled with both love and friendship!

Card Recipes: Paper-All ABloom DSP, pistachio pudding, whisper white, daffodil delight, strawberry slush, Ink-daffodil delight, pistachio pudding, mossy meadow, strawberry slush, blushing bride, memento tuxedo black, Stamp Sets- bunny and skunk from Hippie Aud, retired Happy Birthday from SU, Accessories-pastels, pink stickles, word bubbles die from Hippie Aud, pearls, melon mambo buttons, white bakers twine


  1. Margaret, BOTH of these are beyond adorable!!! Love the little bunny and that die you used. The skunk....priceless and precious!

  2. Your paper pieced critters are cute ! What a nice surprise you received.

  3. Absolutely gorgeous! The colors are just yummy!

  4. Oh cute! And I'm more than happy to celebrate my friendships any time!!
    Alison xx


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