Thursday, November 17, 2011

Hang in there card

A friend of ours is going through one of those rough patches in life. She has found out her husband hasn't been faithful. My heart aches and breaks for her daily. *i don't talk about it much these days, but i have been in her shoes. i have felt this hurt. i have felt these feelings of where do i go from here...this isn't what i had in mind when this relationship began...and to top it all off-so close to the holidays. these days, this time in my life is referred to as my 'former life.' Jim likes to call it my dark ages. in comparison, he is so right. I AM IN SUCH A BETTER PLACE NOW and am most thankful for Jim and our amazing support group of friends and family! I am also thankful for you, my readers!! Together with our friends and family I have this amazing support group to do things I have wanted to do for a long time. Enough about me. I know that our friend is hurting inside, silently at times because she thinks people are tired of hearing about it. I thought I would make her a little pick me up, a hug in an envelope sort of thing, a hug she can take anywhere if she chooses, something she tuck in her purse and if it is a bad moment - she can pull it out and be reminded that she is awesome and that she is a woman which means she has been given the tools to survive this and be even more incredible than she already is (that is what we women do)
I started with these pieces...

The paper is from The Paper Studio. The monkey and all the pieces were cut at 3 inches using the Create A Critter cartridge!

I stamped the inside with the following:

The stamp is from the Fiskars Laugh with me Quote set. It has some great quotes on it. I also included a note on separate piece of paper. I decided the note was personal and if she wanted to display the card, she shouldn't have to also display her business.

While the supplies were out I made a second card. The inside of this card is still blank so it can be personalized at a later date. I should have made a couple more. My TWO scrap drawers are overflowing with paper. Once the holidays are over I am going to try to make some cards or projects using the scrap drawers. It is crazy how much paper is in there!!! anywho, here's the second card...

I used my MS customizable stamp set to make the "hang in there." I am pretty happy with how they turned out. The monkey is as cute as can be. 
Our friend sent me the sweetest email after she got her card. I have gone back and forth about whether or not to share it here and have decided not too. Let's just say I won't stop making cards anytime soon!!!!
I love love love the Create A Critter cartridge. I look at the other cartridges I own and feel bad for them now and then. :)
Thanks again for stopping by. I hope you will leave a comment about the cards so I know you were here. The monkey and I are partying here:

shabby creek cottage


  1. So cute! Totally making one similar to yours for my little monkey! Thanks for the inspiration,
    Gen from

  2. What a cute card and what an up lift for your friend. Thanks for your nice comments.

  3. This is super cute!! I'm sure your friend appreciates your thoughfulness and having someone who understands that will listen. Hugs to you both!!

  4. This is so lovely. I've been there both as a friend and the one hurting.

    Thank-you so much for sharing at Pin'Inspiration Thursday.

    Happy new follower.

  5. Love your cards..this one is so cute..

  6. I'm your newest follower and I love your blog! Cards are my favorite thing. What a great idea.

    Keeping up with Kristi

  7. Cute card! I'm sorry about the circumstances though :(

    I'm stopping by as guest host on the Mingle With Us blog hop and I'm now following. I hope you'll stop by and consider following back :)


  8. I've been in those shoes of betrayal also, 12 years ago, I divorced my husband of 24 yrs. I am now married to a wonderful, supportive man. I feel the pain of anyone who has to deal with infidelity... You card will cheer her up, I'm sure, made me smile!

  9. What a great friend you are! Thanks for stopping by my blog!



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