Thursday, October 20, 2011

Goodbye to a Dear Friend

My Friend Loretta has moved away to Austin Texas well Actually Round Rock TX.  She had a little granddaughter born recently and could not bare to be miles away from her.  What a wonderful thing for her to be able to see her little Lucy growing up and being able to be close to her family.  Little Lucy only weighed a bit over 2 pounds when born and I am happy to say that Loretta told me she had doubled her size in weight and would be going home from the hospital soon. 

Our friends from our crafting group met at the Olive Garden the other night to send Loretta off in style.  It was so hard to say Good Bye to her as she has not only been a great friend but my downline and my accompaning partner and roomate for various conventions and trips.  I will miss her alot but know that I will get to see her shortly as we plan to meet up for leadership in January.  Even though I have already shed some tears and will definitely have to look hard to find someone else just as fun to hang with.

I want to share the card I had made for Loretta and the Frame I made for her granddaughter Lucy.

The Frame is made with the Christmas Paper and Embossed with the Melon Mambo embossing powder with a bit of irredesent ice added in it.  The Letter's are made with Stampin' UP! Sizzix simple letters.  I used the Simply Scored to make the cute folded butterflys with some of our DSP from last year.  I also sprinkled some Rhinestones in and used some of the pink Pirouette ribbon to add a few bows.  I know it will look nice in her room with the pink and chocolate theme she has.

another view

close up of butterfly

Here is the card I created for Loretta.  The little box on the side holds 5 Hershey's Nuggets and has a cute bookmark in the pocket.  I used the Stamp set Little Friends for the image in the front.  The inside bookmark uses the set thoughts and prayers. The sentiment Sweet Friend is from the new stamp set in the Holiday Mini "You are Loved" I also used the Ribbon lace punch and the beautiful wings embosslit for the pretty butterflies.  I added a touch of smooch to the wings.


  1. I love you butterfly! TFS

  2. I love those butterflies! Too cute. And a card with a bookmark AND chocolate? I want to be your best friend!