Friday, 22 February 2013

A Sentimental Journey

The featured stamp set today is Stampin' Up!'s 'Feeling Sentimental,' and it encapsulates the way I feel about this card, which I made for my friend Germaine. I made this card, with a few extra samples, to wish Germaine a Happy Birthday tomorrow on February 23. In addition, I wanted the card to be a farewell card from England, and the red phone box was the perfect image.

Some of you in the stamping world might know Germaine. She's been actively involved in Stampin' Up! since living in Houston more than a decade ago. We have followed each other around the world, it seems; we first 'met' on a stamping e-group back in 2003. This is the first time she and I have lived in the same country at the same time, with us both in England. However, she is preparing to leave on another expat adventure next month, and I will return to the US in a few months. Expat life is like that. We are ships passing quietly through the night. Sometimes, we have the privilege of disembarking to meet other travelers and partake of those special moments that become richer because of our shared experiences, obstacles and challenges. Thank goodness for the internet, that imaginary spider's web that keeps us tightly spun together, even when we are physically miles apart.

Wishing Germaine the happiest of birthdays and greatest of adventures on her family's new assignment. I will miss her.
Stampin' Up! stamp sets used: Postage Due, Vintage Labels, Feeling Sentimental. Paper: SU! Well Worn Designer Series Paper, Pool Party, Whisper White, Crumb Cake.

1 comment:

Susan Renshaw said...

Love these cards Kathy - the colour selection, the images and the flowers...