September 25, 2010

old friends...

It's true what they say- it takes a long time to grow an old friend. Then again, some times you find a person who you have known for only months yet it feels like you have known them forever. You have the same likes and dislikes; same opinions; the same's like you are the same person, inhabiting two bodies. Yet you can't be entirely alike; no, you do differ on some likes and dislikes. But you know the feeling; you're old souls.. You get along famously; the time you've known each other is irrellevant. You stop and think "where have these people been my whole life?" 

I have met a few people like that in my life. Some, who I thought would be life long friends, end up disappointing, and in the end you find out you didn't really know them at all. Others understand me completely, and have been there through thick and thin... over great distances, no matter what separates you... be it a time zone (or a few provinces). Who are always there for you no matter what time, no matter how trivial you think your problem is...

I am blessed to have both types of people in my life. I cherish these relationships. They are far different from the relationships I have with my family, yet these people are, and have become my family. Part of the extended clan...and I am greatful for each and every one of them.

The sentiment on this card made me think of the wonderful friends that I have in my life, and the people who no longer have that privilege. I used some of my favourite items on this card: I'm drooling over the burnt orange colour of the seam binding...played around with some background stamps(PTI's wood grain stamp-  love it!) The ever-so-delicate swirls stamped in VersaMark ink on the envelope ( look real close they are there!) musical butterflies- 'cuz they make my heart soar, combining another great love of Stitching and some new Basic Grey Capella papers peeking out.. yum oh yum..

While it does take a long time to grow an old friend,  don't forget about those who feel like old friends and are really new friends, along on this great journey with you...
Til next time,


  1. Beautiful card ... love the ribbon too ... very true what you say Becks ... I guess we all know the feeling ... have a lovely day

  2. Oh my; your story. Straight from your heart and it touched mine. I know exactly what you mean. You're not only an amazing card creator but your stories are little beauties too. This is so lovely to read and look at. Your card is gorgeous; I love the way you put all the details together and the final result is beautiful. Love the musical butterfly. Ahhhh love it all!


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