Everything is Better With a Friend

Have you ever just dropped everything on your busy schedule, moved things around and made time for just hanging out with your friends?  I did that just last Friday.  Even though I had just come back from a week's vacation and had been trying to get caught up at work, when I received an email from one of my friends that said "come and hang out" - I did just that.   I have a close group of friends - some I work with, some work at the same place but I only see occasionally and then some friends I that I used to work with but they have moved on to other jobs.   Over the years, we have always stayed in touch.  We try to get together for lunch when we can (and not everyone can always make it) but we ALWAYS get together once a year for our annual cookie Swap.

So, when the "Come hang out at my pool" invite came, we all dropped what we were doing and went!  Hard to turn down a pool day with this 90 plus degree weather accompanied by high humidity.   We hung out by the pool all day and did nothing..... caught up on everyone's busy lives, laughed alot and just relaxed.  I really needed that more than I realized!  So..... this card I created today is dedicated to all my friends that take time out to just hang out.

I created this card using the sketch from Pals Paper Arts.  This stamp - Better With a Friend (D1608) is a special Hostess Rewards set.  Hostess Rewards stamp sets are hostess-only stamp sets that hostesses can purchase using select product credit earned through a Gathering.  I colored the image with our new ShinHan Touch Twin Markers.   After coloring the girl, I decided to use a mix between paper packs!  I used the polka dot paper from Snowhaven along with the stripe paper from Scaredy Cat. The glossy resist cardstock you see is Flaxen from the new Paper Fundamentals Whimsy Assortment.  I used the opposite side of that cardstock (which has the same pattern in Flaxen and White print) for my scallop flower.

White Daisy Cardstock - for 5x7 Cardbase
Black Cardstock - 1386
Paper Fundamentals Whimsy Assortment (Z2033)
Snowhaven Paper Pack - (X7188B)
Scaredy Cat Paper Pack - (X7185B)
Better With a Friend (D1608)
ShinHan Touch Twin Markers - assorted colors
Black Shimmer Trim (Z1809)
Mini Medley Accents Black Collection - Z1682



  1. This is a fabulous card, Gina! I love the stamp set and sentiment! Your day at the pool with friends sound like a little piece of heaven and this card is such a great way to commemorate the day. Thanks for sharing with us at Pals Paper Arts this week!

  2. What a fun card to share with a friend, Gina! A great mix of designer paper and fun placement of sequins. Thanks for joining us in this week's PPA sketch challenge!

  3. Fun card and a fun day with friends! I love your Designer Paper and the sentiment I perfect! Thanks for joining us at the Paks Paper Arts this week!

  4. This Card is out of the ballpark! It not only makes me smile and laugh I am So in love with how you colored it. You did a fabulous job. Thanks a bunch for playing this week


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