Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Circle of Friends

Hello there my blog friends! I hope you are having a great Tuesday!  I have a project to share with you today that was one of the projects I submitted for my first Dirty Dozen/Fan Club Gallery.  Now that three months have passed, we have permission to share them on our personal blogs too.

In just a couple of days I will be on my way to CHA and so I decided throughout the next week, since I won't have something new to share with you every day, that it would be the perfect time to share the projects from my DD Gallery back in October.  I am working on getting all my blog posts pre-scheduled so that they will still appear every day while I am away.  But,  I also hope to add some extra posts during the week that will share with you some highlights from CHA!  I am hoping that my limited technology skills won't hinder that goal!

Anyway let's talk about our friends... Do you have a Circle of Friends?

Have you thought about how we have many different types of friends in our lives?  I feel so blessed with many friends and I am very thankful to have them all!  Some of my friends, like you special blog friends, I haven't even met before.  I am excited though, because while I am at CHA, I hope to meet some of you. :-)

Other friends we have while we are at work.  We may not socialize with them while away from the office, but while at work you know you can count on them to go on break with you, have lunch with you or just share in camaraderie with you at work.  Still other friends are the lifelong types that we have built and nurtured for years.  We may not get to see these friends as often as we like, but we know that the friendship is rekindled and right where we left it with just a phone call or a visit.

Then there are those friends in our lives that are important to us on a day to day or week to week basis. You know the kind, they are the ones that are there through thick and thin and stand by you during all of life's tribulations!  I made a picture to hang up in my scraproom that reminds me of these special friends that grace my life. And I thank God for all of them!

Here is my Circle Friends...

From left to right and top to bottom, here are my friends that play a special role in my life!  Melissa, my sister Michelle, my BFF Tiffani, my mom Sharon, Michelle, Lori and Lisa.  Each of these ladies has been strategically placed in my life to provide for me what I needed at a special time in my life and I couldn't have made it without them.  I am so thankful for each one of the these women and feel blessed and honored to call them my friends.

I can see this picture from where I sit in my craft room on my computer and it is a wonderful reminder of the love I have for these ladies. Now let me tell you how I made this picture frame...

The inspiration piece for this project came from the inspiration poster we were given for the Gallery's theme for October called "Treats All Around."  This piece focuses on the circle grid that can be found HERE. I chose colors that went with the decor of my room and covered the background and chipboard grid with the beautifully coordinating Fleur De Lis patterns.  And if you are going to use these types of patterns on your papers, then it only makes sense to go to Damask Designs from Paper Trey Ink. to find coordinating stamped images.  That is exactly what I did and added a row of damask designs to the bottom of the picture where I printed and matted the title.  In alternating grids I added Prima flowers decorated with tiny pearls in the middle.  I think it came out as beautifully as each of these women represented here are on both the inside and the outside!  I hope you like it too!

Here is a list of the supplies I used...

Stamps: PaperTrey Ink: Damask Designs
Paper: DP: Little Yellow Bicycle, Black CS: Recollections
Ink: Amuse: Black; Computer printed Title
Accessories: Chipboard Grid: Fancy Pants; Flowers: Prima; Pearl Accents: Studio 18; Ribbon: Dollar Store;
Techniques: Power Point Word Art (title)

I will be back tomorrow with a new design to share with you from Whimsie Doodles!  Have you remembered the coupon code I gave you that gets you 20% off your total order?  Well head on over there and use it now! All the new releases are there, plus she snuck in some extra new Valentine images that you will definitely want to add to your collection! 

Enter the coupon code KELLY20 for your discount!

Have a wonderful Tuesday and may your bucket overflow with a wonderful bunch of ladies that you can call your friends!


Lisa H. said...

oh, Kelly, this is wonderful and such a great tribute to those women in your life!

Eva said...

Oh wow....Kelly, this is soooo gorgeous!!!! What a fabulous way to keep your friends at your sight at all time...LOVE IT!!!

Melissa said...

OMG! I have a little tear in my eye reading this one. I feel so special to have made your frame. It's beautiful! I love it. Makes me miss you even more though. Hopefully one day soon we can get together and catch up.
Love ya, Melissa

Anonymous said...


It is wonderful to see how you keep your friends and the special people in your life visible to you in such a beautiful way.... A thought crossed my mind as I read the tributes to your special people. You have been daughter, sister, mother and friend to so many. You have touched the hearts and lives of so many in the most personal ways. I think if people made a frame like yours with the people that have made a difference in their life you would be in most..... Love Aunt Cindy

mulberry station said...

What a wonderful card Kelly and special tribute to your friends.