Saturday, July 1, 2017

Nikki's Bee Day Card Video

Hello fellow card makers. Today I am sharing with you a card I made for my Cousin Nikki, for her birthday. She and I are the same age and we had grown up together. We were practically inseparable at family events when we were kids. As we became adults, our family had been disrupted and torn apart. She lived in Delaware and I in Maryland, not too far, but far enough to make it hard to visit regularly. We lost touch and I hadn't seen Nikki since I was pregnant with Cailin 16 years ago. I thought of her often and wondered where she might have ended up. Before social media, it was a lot harder to keep in touch with people, and it took effort and documentation of some sort, lol. I had often spoke with my husband about how to find her or what it would take to find her. Well, last week, out of the blue, I got bombarded with inquires about this post on a local yard sale site through Facebook.

Since seeing Nikki last, I had gotten remarried and changed my last name. She couldn't search for me like all of you can. She found a photo that I used on my old blog with my old last name. So she posted it on Facebook and within 30 mins, friends of mine where messaging me asking me who this was trying to find me. I was in instant tears. My cousin had found me, all this time looking for each other and Facebook helped us find each other again.

Do you know where she was... 5 mins away from me in the next town over!! Can you believe that?? We got together on Fathers Day to visit my Dad whom I lost in 2005 at the cemetery, where most of our family is buried. I am so happy to have her back in my life. I won't be letting her slip away this time. I'm older, and wiser... and I have social media!! I wish her the happiest birthday and I'm so glad I get to celebrate with her again.

Now, for her card! I used Honey Bee Stamps and Pretty Pink Posh products on this one. I made a shaker card, well, because it's fun. I ink blended a honey comb background inside the shaker and layered some die cuts for the sentiments pun. I placed some sweet little black and white shaded bees on the outside of my shaker and called it done. Photos of my card, a link to my YouTube video, and links to the supplies used are below.

Thank you for visiting my blog today, 


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