February 3, 2012

Connecting and Tearin it Up

Dear Reader,

My mom urged (this is a mild word for what was a very heartfelt pleading as a woman my mom met in jury duty and really connected with a few months ago just had a stroke) my sister and I this weekend to keep ourselves open to others.  Coincidentally, I am venturing further and further into social media.  I finally folded and signed up for Facebook recently.  One of the great things is I am reconnecting with friends.  It has me wondering, should I friend my friend from elementary school that I lost contact with way back in the dark ages?  Perhaps that is a bit of a stretch and yet curiosity has me wondering how this or that person is doing and maybe there are untold possibilities in finding those lost connections.  I know there are a whole slew of people that touched my life that for whatever reason I am no longer in touch with (okay if I am honest a significant reason is I simply am bad at keeping in touch with people).  For my birthday I am gifting myself the opportunity to remember the friends I have had and be open to new friendships in the future. 

Today, I have a card I made for a family friend of ours to share with you.  My mom befriended his wife and we have all been the richer for knowing them.  As our friend is a lover of motorcycles (several are), I pulled out my handy Unity Stamp motorcycle set I bought a while back (it has been retired for quite some time now). 

Dimension shot:

I *love* this border stamp set by Studio Calico.  I think it is one of the coolest things since sliced bread (having cut myself whilst trying to cut a bagel I can attest to this).  The grays are in fact from one ink pad, the lighter gray is simply a second generation stamped impression:


Thank you for stopping by!  I appreciate you.

Happy creating,

tearin it up birthday card
Stamps: motorcycle, outline flame, bold frame and tearin it up, Unity Stamp Company; graphic border happy and birthday, Studio Calico
Ink: weather vane, malted milk, Jennie Bowlin for Ranger; tuxedo black, Momento by Tsukineko
Cardstock: Neenah Papers and Stampin' Up!
Patterned Paper: 6x6 oxford paper pad, Basic Grey
Punches: EK Success
Sprays/Mists: robot blue, October Afternoon; bronze, Glimmer Mist by Tattered Angels and denim, Tim Holtz Adirondack Color Wash by Ranger
Other: Crop-A-Dile Corner Chomper, We R Memory Keepers

1 comment :

Julie Mogford said...

Love the card and love the new watermark! :)


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