Saturday, September 25, 2010

Mo Helps Me Say Thank You To Someone Special

I made this card to take away on my trip for my special blogging friend Lisa Hjulberg from The Craft's Meow. Lisa was one of my very first cyber buddies and it's been a friendship that has lasted the test of time and distance. I was lucky enough to be able to stop over in Los Angeles for a few days on my way to Washington DC - and Lisa and her family were just wonderful to me during my stay. For a couple of gals who'd never met IRL before it was like we'd always been friends - Lisa's poor husband Paul found it hard to get a word in once we started chatting, and that took all of 2 seconds - LOL.

While I was in LA I also managed to meet Betty from Simply Betty Stamps - one of my U.S "bosses" and Alicia Garcia - one of my fellow SBS DT gals who took time away from wedding preparations and a new job to have lunch with me - she was married 3 days later and had family and friends arriving in town too! It was soooo great to meet these gorgeous ladies. Lisa, Betty and I went and did a little craft shopping together after our lunch - here's a pic of the 3 of us in front of the Halloween display! (from left to right - Me, Betty, Lisa). This is Lisa, Betty and Alicia's local scrapbook store.

I used Mo Manning's mermaid Melia on my card for a very special reason. A few months ago Lisa and I were suffering similar work stress issues and I sent THIS card to her as a "pick-me-up" - but unfortunately it never got there. I know Lisa was upset when I told her I'd sent it and it hadn't arrived so I decided my Thank-You card had to have the image I'd used before. I wanted card to have a different layout though - so some swirly "waves" were just the right touch.

If you love Melia too you can find her over at Mo's store HERE. You can't tell from the picture but Melia is quite sparkly with mini rhinestones and glitter - one day we'll be able to photograph it properly!

xXx

18 comments:

Karen said...

Aww wow Debbie, that is really awesome!! I love he Halloween display that your in front of, and that sure does look like a very fantastic scrap shop to me.... ahhhhhh bliss :-)
Hugs
Karen
xxx

Cheryl said...

GORGEOUS Debbie,love the swirls and of course your brilliant colouring....how disappointing the card got lost!!! I am so glad you had a wonderful time in the US and how awesome to meet some online blogging friends!! Hmmmm would love to be shopping for goodies in the US....just look at that beautiful store!!
xx

Sharon (Stitches on Mars) said...

Great idea Deb,
Looks like you were having a hard time over there...LOL
Hugs

♥ Kristy Young ♥ said...

What a gorgeous card and a FABULOUS pic of the 3 of you!! So glad you got to meet them, and how cool does that craft store look!
Kristy xx

Linda said...

Love the card, how cool are those swirls! and how lucky are you to meet your crafting friends!
Hugs

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

Great to hear about your trip ... I'm so glad you had such a nice time! If only I had realised ... I would have got you to buy some silver half pearls from Michaels for me!!! GRIN!!! Hugs Andrea xxx

Renkata said...

wow Look like you really had a great time! That is so precious post!
And the card is fantastic!

Melodie said...

What a beautiful and unusual cards. I can only admire your coloring.
Hugs
Melodie

Kristel said...

A really wonderfull card Debbie! looks lovely dear!
Hugs Kristel

Leigh said...

The swirls are just perfect for this image Debbie. Gorgeous card.

nessy said...

gorgeous card ~ adorable image and love the way you used the swirls ~ love it!!
thanks for sharing the photo ~so great to meet the person behind the blog/craft shop etc!!
vanessa xx

Kellie Winnell said...

I'd be guessing someone in the postal service seen it and went WOW I got to have one, hehe cause your colouring is absolutely amazing, just look at that tail WOW, WOW and WOOWZERS, absolutely stunning!
Kellie xx

CraftyC said...

Gorgeous card Debbie!
Clairexx

Cassie_lu said...

I just love how you colored her. the whole card is so happy.

Annette Bowes said...

Gorgeous card Debbie, what a shame the first one got lost! Love your colour combo of the mermaid! Fantastic photos, awesome display, how fantastic to meet blogging buddies on the other side of the world! Take CareX:)

Sam said...

Love this fabulous card Debbie! Wish you could teach me to colour like you can. You are my colouring super-hero!!

So glad to read you had a great time in the US. I am super envious here. Bet your suitcases were brimming full of goodies on the trip home.

Very best wishes to you,
Sam.

Jackie Thomas said...

This is stunning Debbie. Your colouring is out of this world. How wonderful it must have been to catch up with Betty and Lisa in the flesh. Hugs Jackie

Lisa Hjulberg said...

I guess it's about time I saw this post! It's fantastic! We did have a wonderful time, didn't we? Yep, it was non-stop chat. Paul said he thought you were such a nice lady... he was glad I was having so much fun. And I DO cherish this card and always will. It's a keeper!

That's a pretty good picture of the three of us! I just saved a copy for myself. Which reminds me... I must pull those photos off of my camera asap!

Love to you my dear and forever friend... both in cyber space and IRL!

Hugs,
Lisa