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).
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.
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