30 Days of Gratitude – Day 14

my best friend Lucy

I’m not sure if I’m thankful for BFFs today – or thankful for the time we can spend together crafting.  I guess it’s really both.

my best friend Lucy

This is my best friend (outside of my husband).  Her name is Lucy – and you’ve seen her on my site before :).  She and I got to know each other because our husbands are best friends.  It’s hard to believe we’ve known each other for over 20 years!  We’ve been through thick and thin together … weddings, funerals, graduations, anniversaries.  She was even our doula for the birth of Little Chick!

Even though we only live less than 10 minutes away from each other, we have such busy lives we don’t get to spend time together on a regular basis.  So each time is a treasured event.

This past weekend my house needed a SERIOUS cleaning.  I have finances to organize and Christmas presents to make.  But it was one of those rare opportunities where we were both free – so she came over to craft.

She loved the card idea I came up with for our Cabin Crafting Weekend, and wanted to make some more.  Papa and her husband were out sighting in rifles and getting ready for deer hunting.  So, Lucy, Mama, and Little Chick headed off to the craft room.

We expected to make only a few cards, but once we got rolling we kept going … and suddenly realized that 3 hours had passed!

The cards Lucy made:

Lucy's cards

Little Chick and I made these cards

Mama and Little Chick's Cards

Weren’t we productive?!  Totally makes skipping housecleaning (ok, I’d have to say anything overrules housecleaning in my house).

We started off using the templates I made for our Cabin Crafting Weekend. They are just simple pieces of paper with a circle, square or oval cut out. You lay them over the top of the card and using cotton balls, dab stamping ink onto the card. The template keeps the edges neat.

thank you card

Just like before, we found we really like the use of the brown ink as the picture and text and our favorite stamps were the tree and flower swag.

tree with blotted colors birthday card

We then came up with the concept of making rainbows

rainbow birthday card

rainbow colors birthday card

Lucy had never tried heat embossing and embossing powders before, so we gave that a try with a few cards too.

heat embossed card

Little Chick spent most of the time playing with “people” while we crafted. Her favorite thing to do is to use my fancy-edged scissors to cut paper (they don’t have sharp points like regular scissors so I’m ok with her using them). She eventually became envious of our little puffs of cotton balls and wanted to do some stamping of her own.  I think she did quite well!  She chose the colors of course.

Little Chick's blotted card

30 days of Gratitude

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