Friday, September 23, 2011

Friends With You

One of my greatest blessings in life, among many, is the gift of friendship that God gave me over 40 years ago in my friend, Patti Lyn.  We met when we were just 4 years old, and have now been friends for 42 years.  She is such a source of joy and encouragement to me.  We love all the same things - card making, scrapbooking, double solitare, ice cream, reality television, Wheel of Fortune, antiques, and. . . .this list goes on and on.  We enjoy every moment we get to spend together.  She will be visiting me again in early November.  This is a card she sent me the other day that she made for me.  The words on the tag are the chorus/lyrics to an old John Denver song, "Friends With You".  We performed this song as a duet in 11th grade.  All these years later, it is even more endearing to us.

I'm entering this card in the challnges at:
http://mymumscraftshopchallenges.blogspot.com/2011/09/challenge-24-boys-and-girls.html - Boy or Girl
http://citycrafter.blogspot.com/2011/09/city-crafter-challenge-blog-week-75.html - Let's Face the Music
http://anythingchallenge.blogspot.com/2011/09/challenge-50-anything-goes-at-anything.html - Anything Goes
http://cupcakeinspirations.blogspot.com/2011/09/challenge-128.html - Challenge #128

The card base is October Afternoon patterned papers along with vintage sheet music.  The felt flowers are hand cut and machine stitched.  There's a Recollections flower, some pearl swirls, ribbon, and a Tim Holtz Adage Ticket that was run through the printer to add the song lyrics.

I thank God most every day for my precius freind, Patti Lyn.  She has been through a lot in this life (as have many people), but her unfailing faith in God, and the commitment she has made to God to raise her two precious children for Him is what keeps her going.  These lyrics are SO real to us.  "Friend, I will remember you, think of you, and pray for you.  And when another day is through, I'll still be friends with you".

Thanks for stopping by to take a peek.  I appreciate your sweet comments.

My Cup Runneth Over,

Karen

12 comments:

  1. I love your card Karen, all the soft and vintage colours and especially the way you used the musical sheets as border, great job!

    Have a good weekend

    Majo

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  2. This sounds like my BFF, Marfa, except we have only known each other for about 11 years. We met in a Yahoo Bible study group and God orchestrated the whole friendship from that point on. I'm in northern Ohio and she's in Miami, but we have managed to visit each other half a dozen times or so and we 'Cam-Craft' through Skype several times a week.
    BTW... I did go ahead and follow your blog to make it easier to keep in touch. :) Thanks for becoming my very first follower! Hope your card wins!

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  3. The card is lovely, I love the vintage colours and feel trace x

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  4. This is gorgeous ... so very sweet of your friend ... thanks for sharing it with us at CCCB

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  5. Karen, I will happily love to follow your blog. Thank you so much for your dear sweet comments. How wonderful to have a lasting friendship as you mention. You are truly blessed. The card is absolutely stunning!!!! I have a friend that I have know since we were about 3, which averages out to a little over 30 years and with a true friendship that endures that long, it's like having another sibling!!! I pray for your friendship to continue to endure and look forward to seeing more wonderful creations at your blog. Good Luck on all the challenges you are entering!!!
    :O)
    Jessica

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  6. Very pretty, thanks for playing along with us at CCCB!

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  7. gorgeous card love the papers and the pretty flower thanks for joining us at MMCS hugs Jill xx

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  8. Another beautiful card and that verse is beautiful. I can't remember that John Denver tune but it's lovely. I'll write it down and save it, thank you. Hazel x

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  9. Such pretty soft tones.. Your card is beautiful.. So glad you played along with us at CCCB!

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  10. This is soooo LOVELY! Thanks for playing along at CCCB!

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  11. Wonderful! Such a pretty and elegant card, and the sentiment/lyrics are just perfect! As the saying goes..."old friends are the best friends"! :)

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  12. I love this card, its really pretty

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