Friday, November 16, 2012

Grateful for New Friends

One of the hard but great things about moving is making new friends.  It's hard to start over every few years, but the Army does a pretty good job of helping you connect if you are willing to get out of your house and join a few groups.  My best source of new friends comes from Protestant Women of the Chapel (PWOC).  Today, one of the ladies I met through that group came over to play in my craft room.  Here's what we made (and it even goes along with the challenges over at Heart2Heart and CASology):

The "thanks" was cut twice using Cricut CTMH Artiste cartridge.  The back one was colored using the direct to paper technique with Slate ink.  The ribbon is also CTMH in Slate.

I wish the picture did the ombre coloring justice. I was showing my friend Copic markers. I did the "t" and then she did the rest. We used R24, R27, and R29.

My friend had to leave before I got this finished, so she didn't get to see the finished product.  I think I will take it to her when we meet for PWOC again next Tuesday.  We had such a great time just brainstorming several ideas and working off each other's creativity.  So fun to find a kindred spirit in a new place.

On the writing front, I have also found a kindred spirit in a published author who lives only fifteen minutes away.  I showed her my manuscript, she tore into it, and I am liking how the revisions are making my characters come alive.

All this talk of kindred spirits makes me want to watch Anne of Green Gables.  Maybe I'll get a group of gals together to watch it with me and find more kindred spirits among them.

Until next time,


  1. Love the double 'thanks' and the colours you've chosen! Glad you're finding new friends - they're definitely something to be thankful for! Thanks so much for playing along with CASology this week!

  2. This is so modern and pretty! I love that wide polka dot ribbon and the layered sentiment! The colors are fabulous!!! Thanks so much for joining us at CASology this week! :)

  3. fabulous card... i love the double thanks and the colors! thanks for playing along with CASology this week!

  4. Beautiful CAS card, and so fun that it came about as the first step in a new friendship. I always think the scrapping group is like the old-fashioned quilting bee. Its not even so much about the resulting project as it is about the sharing.
    Thanks for joining H2H this week as we contemplate gratitude!

  5. CAS is one of my favorite styles of card because it can be hard to do "right". You nailed this one! Thanks so much for playing along at H2H this week. Hope to see you again next week :)

  6. Beautiful, I love the satin ribbon and the CAS style -- great job and thank you for joining us at H2H


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