Friday, July 10, 2009

Spending time with a Friend....

My friend Isa became a Great-Aunt to a little nephew who was born in France...and she wanted to make a special card to send to his parents...(her nephew and his wife)..and thought that she'd like to make the white on white baby carriage card that I'd made and posted here a while ago...

So she came over the other day and we chatted..had some we always do...we got out my Big Shot..and the Baby carriage XL die and I guided her thru the process of making the card...

At the end of our time together..Isa had created a wonderful white on white embossed baby carriage card...that was PERFECT!

I have to add...that approximately 6 months ago..Isa had never made a card..never scrapped a page....didn't own a single piece of card stock..had no tools...etc..

She came to one of my monthly Workshop/Crops with the intention of making a scrapbook...and discovered her love of card making and passion for paper during the morning mini workshop that I do at each Workshop/Crop...

and....Once Isa made her first card...the scrapbooking went by the wayside....her passion for card making arrived...and she has never looked back!

It's been my pleasure and joy to watch her enthusiasm for card making take flight..and it's been lots of fun being her personal "enabler"..introducing her to all sorts of things.. emailing her with links to sites and sales...inspiring her love of the Cuttlebug...and watching her excitement grow when she ordered her own...

But most of all..its been wonderful to see what she creates..
She is patient with herself and her creativity...and gives all of her projects intense attention and dedication...her cards are truly an artistic process to which she puts care in finding just the right elements...a dd to this, Isa's LOVE of gorgeous paper..and you've got the makings of a great card maker!

So I'm thrilled to post these photo's (with Isa's consent) that you can see the artist..and her work!


  1. Michelle, I think Isa's wonderful teacher and friend has made all the difference! Her card is gorgeous. Isn't it exciting when your love of crafting is shared. Let us know what the new parents think of Isa's masterpiece!

  2. Your story about your friend Isa is wonderful! Did you ever stop to realize that you are the catalyst that brought this joy into her life?!

    Her carraige card is just stunning!! What a wonderful creation!!

  3. How very nice, Michelle! A beautiful card and a beautiful friendship! Blessings to you both!

  4. Awww that is very sweeet!!! Im sure she enjoyed making this card, and did a wonderful job on it as well. That was very sweet of you:) Hope you have a wonderful weekend!!

  5. This is such a beautiful card

  6. Such a wonderful story! I love to hear about others being inspired to create. The card turned out beautiful!

  7. this is adorable, very nice work...I have blog candy to offer, check it out!

    enjoy *~*

  8. Wow! Who knew all white could be so great. I just love the baby carriage. All the embossing is so elegant!

  9. adorable card.

    M.E. aka CMCMaryD@SCS

  10. This card is absolutely gorgeous. Beautiful carriage.

  11. What a beautiful card! It's the best of both worlds- all white cards and cuttlebug cards...LOL Nicely done, I'm sure the new parents will love it!

  12. Great card.... And one card is all the catalyst it took to be addicted to cardmaking, wasn't it? I got my mother scrapbooking, with a half-finished scrapbook. That was appx 21 scrapbooks and 4 years ago!