Hello dear Bloggers!
I hope you had a LOVELY weekend! It feels like the weekend rushed by for me. I can't believe it is Monday already. It's a gorgeous day in Colorado. This is the time of year that I can so easily fall in love with living here.
Saturday we took a nice hiking trip on a trail on Mt Hermon which is very close to where we live. What an amazing view! Wow! I didn't have my camera, or I would have so many fun pictures to share with you. On Sunday, Luke led worship at Summit Church in Castle Rock. My son loved the bouncy houses they had for the kids! And there was a really fun picnic at a park for everyone afterward. It was our first time at the church, but so nice to sit and eat lunch with people and get to know them. We met some really awesome people!
THEN, we also went to the Sunday Night service at New Life Church. Worship was great, and a guest speaker (Dr. Todd) gave an AMAZING message about making a difference in the world. Afterward was an awesome family night at the church, with bouncy houses galore, and games and candy, and hotdogs,hamburgers, drinks, candy, and popcorn all for 50 cents each! What fun. We got to see lots of friends, and watched "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs" on the side of the building out in parking lot. It was so beautiful sitting outside with friends on lawn chairs and blankets as the kids ran around and the sun set. Of course, everyone loved the movie, too! :) What a fun and full weekend... AND I haven't even mentioned the best part yet!!!!
My dear friend. Laura, moved to Colorado Springs! Hooray! She and her family went to my home church in Florida. Our sons are the same age. She loves to scrapbook and make cards. (She's an Stampin' Up gal.) We both have Yorkies and we have similiar style in decorating. I pretty much have figured she is my clone only a little less high strung than me! :) She's easy going, laid back, loves the Lord, and SOO much fun! And NOW she lives like ten minutes away!!! How awesome! Her husband got a military assignment here in the Springs, and I am so happy have her here! Yeah!
SO, this card is in honor of Laura and the many other friends of mine who are far away. Though Laura doesn't fall in that category anymore! I just LOVE the sentiment: Side by Side or Far Apart, True Friends live within our Heart!
I just love that! AND it is a sentiment that I could use a lot these days!
>>The stamped frame and sentiment are compliments of Close to My Heart.
>>Papertrey Saves the Day! The cardstock base is PTI's ocean tides (a FABULOUS color!), and the saddle stitch ribbon is PTI's ripe avocado, spring moss, and aqua mist.
>> I believe the pattern paper was a scrap of Basic Grey, but don't quote me on that!
>> Don't forget the awesome PTI large scallop border used on the pattern paper, too!
>> The orange rhinestones in the corner of the frame brought out the warm hues in th pattern paper, too.
Lots of love to all you bloggers out there! And welcome to Colorado, Laura!