Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Happy Birthday!

It just so happens that tomorrow (Wednesday) is both my friend Alison and my friend Christina's birthdays!!

I'm posting lots of skewed views of the card because I know that Al reads faithfully and I don't want her to see the entire card full view until we go out to dinner tomorrow night to celebrate. I used SU! Pretty In Pink and River Rock cardstock. DP is from EP from Basic Grey (surprise, surprise! - it's a "go to" for me) as well as some new Heidi Grace DP. I used my Cricut to cut out the paisley shapes and then I doodled on them with my new clear Sakura pen. I LOVE how they came out...and honestly...SO fast!! The thing that so far I love most about my Cricut is that it makes SUCH an impact on my work with minimal fuss. It's just fabulous.

Alison and I met a long, long, long time ago when I used to work outside of the house. I can't really describe our connection. We come from polar opposite upbringings yet we are one brain connected. It's uncanny how we think alike and how we believe a lot of the same things. I love her more and more every single day. She's an Auntie to my children...I was one of the MOH's in her wedding...I see her just about weekly and talk almost daily. She's sensitive, caring, sweet, loving and a great friend/sister. I wouldn't know what I'd do without her. Oh and I also love her darling hubby as well ;)

Christina and I met in baby yoga when our first babies were only 4ish months old. We are opposites in personalities (she's Type A and I'm just the opposite) but we get along so well and I love her more than I think she knows. She's smart, funny, creative and a great Mumma. Life has brought us lots of scheduling challenges lately so I, unfortunately, don't get to see her as much as we used to or as much as we'd like but we're working on it!! Her girls are gorgeous and so fun and my kids love playing with them. I also love her darling hubby =).

So happy birthday to 2 of my wonderful girlfriends who make me a better woman and Mother every single day because they are in my life.


Joanne B. said...

Meri, I just love the texture and detail on these. This paisley business is gorgeous. You should show more up-close pictures like this, these are stunning!

Oh, you love us type A people don't you!

Have a great girls night! You deserve it big time!!

Melissa said...

These are gorgeous! I love the colors.

nita said...

i thought you said xtina is a PITA and her husband has funny looking feet?