Friday, November 21, 2008

Say it with ribbon...Friday Challenge

Well we all have that special friend from our childhood or at least I hope you do, and mine was Elinor White. She and I spent our summer days laying on our backs in our "blanket tent", eating a sleeve of crackers and day dreaming. I'm the cute adorable blonde on the right of this image and Ellie ( that's what she is called now) is the silly looking one on the left. Where did she get that hat? Well, I'll tell you a secret about me growing up....my Mom wouldn't let me shave my legs until I was like 13 yrs. old and I should have wore knee high socks to hide the fur that was growing on my legs. She had a good point though...once you start you have to keep it up. Well I went to school with band aids all over my legs after the first time and you gotta admit, Moms are pretty smart cookies and when they tell you something it's for a good reason. Anyway that's my card for using ribbon with a message, and my message is...we all need to cherish our best friends. Elinor and I are still friends even though she lives in New Jersey now. We see each other every summer when she comes back to Michigan to their summer cottage.
Have a great weekend everyone and keep those fingers inky.

14 comments:

6 wacky women said...

Sweet card, Pat. I love that image, and your story..lol

Have a great day, EH!
Karen

Joan Fricker said...

Cute card!! I love everything you have done with it. The colors are great and it is just precious.

What great memories we have of our best friends! Five of my high school girlfriends and I just got together for a weekend to celebrate our 65th birthdays that we all celebrated this year. Oh what fun and we picked right up where we left off since the last time we met. I bet you and your friend does the same thing.

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment!!!!

Joan

Jamie Martin said...

Very nice card, great colors :)

Julie Koerber said...

What an adorable card mom with a very sweet message! I don't know what shaving your legs has to do with Ellinor but... I'll just go with it!! LOL!

Love, your DD

Janine said...

Oh Pat!! You make me laugh with all your wonderful stories!! Graet csrd too!! It is snowing to beat the band up here...
Have a great weekend.

Diane said...

You should of listened to your mom huh!!! Lol!
Friends are precious and it is so true,near or far we should always keep in touch with are friends!
Love your card!!!

Juliann said...

Adorable card Pat!
Thanks for sharing your cute story too!

Kim said...

What a sweet card, lovely. Kim

Shirley said...

Cute story and really cute card, Pat! I totally agree with you about it all!

Viv (VivLyn) said...

How cute! Great job, Pat!

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

Adorable! Love your story, and how funny that my 11 yo has decided she needs to shave...so after much pleading, I finally let her. But gosh..doesn't 11 seem young LOL!

Thanks for sharing your sweet childhood memories!

Curt in Carmel said...

You need to write a book! I love to read your posts! Best, Curt

Susan (rainy) said...

Your card is so sweet and you are right.. I had one of those friends, too. We were inseparable.

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

What a darling card and FUN story!!! Your stamped ribbon looks store-bought it is SO perfect!!! GREAT job on the card and the story!!!