Thursday, June 21, 2012

Automatic Friends

I made a card with this stamp set for the "Fun In The Sun" challenge over at Krafty Girls the other day and when I went to put it away, I saw another sentiment that I thought would be perfect for my BFF Jennifer.  It's so funny, you know how it takes people a while to become friends?  Well...with Jennifer it was a little different.  We met about 7 years ago in our first education class.  We happened to sit next to each other and the professor said "look at the person next to you, this is your new husband or wife for the remainder of the course."  Jennifer and I looked at each other and were like, "uhhhh." This professor was also "psychic" and said that I would be a great teacher one day and that Jennifer would teach nursing school??  What a strange lady!  Anyway, Jennifer and I have been friends every since!  We became friends automatically and we were so happy that we didn't get paired up with people that wouldn't want to do their share of the work.

So here is today's card:

The card base is from Twinkle Toes.  The twine is from the Twinery.  Buttons from Michael's $1 bin.

I heat embossed the car in black and added some Glossy Accents to the windshield.  I even tried a new technique, I colored the flowers with my blender pen using the ink from some of my SU! markers.  It didn't turn out perfectly but it was fun.

I even did the inside.  Something I rarely do, but it finishes off the card so nicely!

I plan on making a few more cards with this set in the future.

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  1. Super cute card. Thanks for sharing your story. It is wonderful that you have been friends for so long.

    Stay Creative,
    Carson's Creations

  2. I LOVED that card. You are too sweet. I am so lucky to have a friend like you. :-)

  3. Hi Maribel:) Happy Birthday to YOU!! OMG! the card is absolutely beautiful. You are showcasing this stamp just beautifully and you have enabled me to buy it LOL! Great job with the blender pen, I think the flowers look beautiful. Thank you for sharing your BFF story, you to are too sweet!! Happy Birthday once again and have an amazing one!!

  4. This card is so beautiful and classy, and I love the story behind it. I am really inspired by this piece. Thanks for sharing!


  5. Very cute friendship card, Maribel! I love all the different colored stitching and the sentiment is adorable! The inside looks really pretty too!

    P.S. Happy Birthday! :)


  6. Gorgeous card!

    Thank you for joining us at Ruby’s Rainbow for our *Black,White + 1 other* Challenge

    hope you will join us again soon
    Hugs Shaz DT x

  7. this is totally amazing and wonderful!

    thanks so much for playing along with us at Ruby’s Rainbow Challenges!

    hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi xoxo

  8. Very pretty card! Thank you for taking part in Ruby's Rainbow's challenge xx

  9. Very, very nice card Maribel, Wonderful work, love the car and how you embossed it. Just Great.
    Happy weekend


  10. This is so awesome, Maribel!! The embossed car looks so fabulous and I think you did an amazing job with the blender pen!! Absolutely gorgeous card for Jennifer!! Thanks so much for playing along at Paper Playtime and I hope you have a wonderful and relaxing weekend my friend :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  11. Hi Maribel, super cute card it. Awesomeness! Hugs, ~Shen

  12. What a darling card! I'm sure your friend will love it!

  13. I'm sure your BFF is going to love her card... This is so super cool, love love it..... Great colour combo and great details on it....
    Enjoy your weekend Maribel....

  14. This is so the shape and faux stitching.Very cute car with sentiment.I never do anything for the inside maybe some day.

  15. very pretty! :) love the inside too. :)

    i joined bc of the discount too! LOL. figured i'd start holding classes as i'm not working this summer plus i'm going on a month long trip before school starts too. so far, so good!

  16. What a super adorable card Maribel!! There are so many wonderful details, I really love this card!! The faux stitching is fabulous and how you added the Glossy Accents to the windshield!! Also, the flowers are beautiful, you did a great job with the blender pen!!
    Crafty Hugs,

  17. Great shape I love it! thank you for entering the die cut challenge at Diva's this week and good luck with the challenge
    Laurie xx

  18. BEAUTIFUL!! I love all the extra details and the fabulous color combo!! :)

    Thanks so much for joining the FUN at Paper Playtime this week!! :)

    Amy :) at

  19. Hi Maribel,
    This looks lovely. I love the embossed image & faux stitching. Thanks for joining us at Divas By Design.
    Andie xx

  20. Like always, you did a FABULOUS job Maribel! :-)


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