I had a friend with a big birthday this past weekend and I used today's sketch for her card. We've been friends for decades and sometimes I wonder how we've done it because we are always on a different path. We did meet at the office. She quit soon after to start a family while I stayed on the career path. Then about the time I decided to stay home with my children, she was busily getting a college degree in construction engineering. Now that I'm looking at heading back into the work world as a lowly, beginning accountant - she is flying high in her career. She's been interviewed by major networks on her construction projects and she meets with United States Senators - it's all quite amazing!
She also has a thing for chunky jewelry and wears it well - her present from me was a gift card for her favorite chunky jewelry. As I was thinking about her card, I was noticing a new die from Reverse Confetti called Circle Garland and I was thinking it could be a necklace. I don't think the card ended up saying "necklace" but at least I put a little thought behind it. I also stuck with some of her favorite colors - she loves earthy tones in oranges, mustards, browns and greens. And all of this is what I absolutely love about cardmaking - this card was completely created for my friend.