Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Life is a Beautiful Thing....FMS298





Once upon a time long ago a princess (me) and her prince (the Big Guy) lived in a castle (an old two family house).  The princess was great (huge) with child and had been sent to bed to await the birth.  The prince decided the princess needed total peace and quiet and would not rent out the upper chambers.  One day while the prince was sharing his knowledge (teaching) and the princess was resting (watching soaps) a fairy godmother (realtor) who knew of the empty rooms appeared. With her was another royal couple (and a toddler and a cat) from a distant land (job transfer) who were desperate for lodging before winter.  This new princess was greater (twins) with child and also needed rest. There was an instant connection between the two princesses and the first princess said "Of course you can all move in!" (And the Big Guy later said "Are you crazy?")  But by the New Year the castle sheltered three new babies, a toddler, a cat and a dog. Every day the two princes set off for their duties while the two princesses chatted, laughed and played (and changed diapers) all day!

That was forty years ago and we are all still friends even though we now live in separate kingdoms. We got together and had a great visit this past weekend!  Life is a beautiful thing for sure............and the Big Guy isn't always right........







I am excited to be hosting this week at Freshly Made Sketches!  Hope you play along - I will be by to check out your gallery!


I sponged distress inks in shades of green and orange on white paper and then used a diecut from  Seasonal Layers to make the leaves.

Stamp Set:  Colorful Seasons
Ink: Sahara Sand, Distress Inks
Paper:  Whisper White, Sahara Sand

17 comments:

stampwithamyk said...

What an awesome card! Love those fall leaves and your sentiment is perfect! Awesome story too. :)

Jen Timko said...

What an amazing story, Linda!! I love that you were right on this one and got a lifetime friend!! Great sketch, more fabulous card!

Nance Leedy said...

I came over to see your stunning card and was treated to a wonderful story as well. I hope you volunteer for storytime at your library--you're a natural! :-) And naturally creative too--this card is beautiful!

Dawn Tidd said...

Beautiful card! The little die cuts almost looked like shadows to me! Love the colors! It sounds like fun times, then and now!

HJ said...

Beautiful card. I love the colors of those leaves. Thanks for sharing your wonderful story. Enjoy your day!

Ginger said...

Beautiful card and a beautiful story! You really should write a book!

I Card Everyone said...

Sounds like your fairytale came true, and you ALL lived happily every after, and friends, to boot! LOve your happy ending!

Your card LEAVES me swooning, Linda ... gorgeous dies!!! "I simply must have them" said this Princess to her Prince - not really... that guy does NOT want to know I'm buying MORE!!!
=]

Karren said...

How wonderful (and serendipitous) to find a new friend in that way! Such a sweet story. And how clever are you to have cascading leaves on your card to represent the angled panel on the card. Fabulous card and a fabulous sketch!

Lynn Hoyt said...

Love your take on the sketch Linda! I'm in love with those leaves, did a card up myself a few days ago using it and it's so cute, such a great size. Also, LOVED your prince and princess story!

Brian King said...

Such a great card, Linda! I love that you used the leaves for this sketch. Fun sketch! <3

Stampingcountry said...

Super Cute Card, love those lacey leaves!

Marisa said...

Gorgeous card!! LOVE that leaf die (who is it by??). Fabulous story too ♥♥♥ Glad you were a blessing to each other :)

Rosemary said...

beautiful card and a lovely story... thanks for sharing both!

Jen Brum said...

Best Story Ever! You totally should consider writing a book. Your stories are so funny and I love them!!! Your card is also fabulous (like your sketch!). Those leaves are gorgeous. Love the colours and how they are falling so nicely!

Jen Camara Mitchell said...

Up until now I thought the Big Guy had some mystical way about him that accurately predicted the outcome of all things great and small. Not so! I'm glad he was wrong in this case otherwise you might have missed out on a beautiful friendship! And now on to your card where you have interpreted that diagonal element perfectly. Love those leaves!

Narelle Farrugia said...

What a fabulous story Linda and what a great friendship! Your card is super gorgeous! I love those leaves and the way you've used them - those colours are awesome too!

Kim S said...

What an amazing story!! (And an amazing card!!)