Smiley from Good morning! I can’t believe that tomorrow is Friday . . . Smiley from This weekend Wendy Vecchi is having her classes in Greenwood, Indiana. I pick Daisy Sparks up at the airport early evening tomorrow and then we are going straight to Sharon’s Crop Studio. Wendy is having a meet and great and we are going try like hell to get there before it’s over. Our first class is Saturday morning and guess who is joining us for our second class on Saturday? Jennifer Buck, Beate Johns and Jenn Balcer! WOO HOO! I am so excited to be getting together with these girls for some stamping fun.

Enough of my giddiness, let’s move on. I finally got some stamping time in last night! I’ve been in a rut with card layouts and sketches and decided to check the Wednesday Sketch Challenge out on Splitcoaststampers. It looked like a fun one and I decided to give it a whirl. The girls in the Crafty Secrets Forum are also having their weekly challenge which the theme is Friendships. I decided that I could combine both challenges AND add a bit of humor as well!

So here’s the front of my card.

SC280 Dear Diary May13 OUTSIDE

The image is from the Girlfriends Images and Journal Notes and the paper is from the Radiant paper pad. It matched the image so well that I couldn’t resist. I thought I was out of Crafty Secrets paper and then I found the Radiant pad buried in a ton of 12×12 designer papers. I’m so glad I found it!

For a little humor . . . but first I want you to notice the line on the image that says “23 Things Girlfriends Share.” That’s my inspiration for the inside . . .

SC280 Dear Diary May13

This is the bottom half of the image on the front of the card. I used the sentiments contained in Greetings from Wonderland and stamped them on the page “Dear Diary”. Now I thought this was absolutely hilarious and here I was Smiley from and Mallory looked at it and said “ha-ha mom” in that sarcastic way she has sometimes. I guess she didn’t think it was so funny.Smiley from

  • Stamps/Images: Heartwarming Vintage Girlfriends Images and Journal Notes and Clear Art Stamps Greetings from Wonderland from Crafty Secrets
  • Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Basic Black and Heartwarming Vintage Collection Radiant from Crafty Secrets
  • Ink: Ranger Archival Jet Black and Old Paper Distress Ink
  • Accessories: 1.25” White Crochet Lace and ½” Black Wrinkled May Arts Ribbon from Stamp Simply Ribbon Store; Sewing Machine; Vintage Button; Foam Mounting Tape

That’s all folks! I’m heading out for a follow-up appointment with my dermatologist (to make sure my hair is growing and nothing else is going on) and then I’m gonna work on tomorrow’s Just For Fun® challenge card so I can pack, get all the necessary stamping tools together, run and get some libations and snacks . . . it’s gonna be one hell of an adventure! Now remember . . . life is short, take advantage of the adventures that come your way!


8 Responses to “Secrets that Girlfriends Share!”

  1. Have fun at your workshop! I can hardly wait to see what new things you come up with after that!!!
    Your card is cute and the angle worked…it was the first thing I noticed on the image…hehehe!!!
    Thanks for sharing! :o)

  2. How come anyone that is ANYONE is our little craft world NEVER come out this way????? Incredibly jealous (between you and KAT, I’m almost hateful!!)

    Love your take on the sketch!! I love how you made the angled piece more pronounced

  3. Sherry –

    I love how this card came out and I really love the inside. Have a wonderful time this weekend – stamp your heart out!

    Elaine Allen

  4. Sherry fun card! Have a great time with Wendy this weekend! I had a chance to take classes with her on the cruise last week – you should have a fun time – plus the company will really be awesome!

  5. Hi Sherry,

    I saw your name when I signed up for Wendy’s class at Sharon’s Crop Studio. Can’t wait to meet you. Lots of gals coming whose blogs I read. When I asked Sharon to call Wendy to see if she would come I never dreamed it would be this BIG! I’ve read your blog for a while now and love your work. Just wanted to tell you the class is in Greenwood, not Greensburg. Please don’t go there – you will miss us! See you soon.

  6. The inside of this had me spewing my ice tea on my computer screen. So tongue in cheek and Awesome!!!

  7. Darling card!!! I know you’re having a great time! Hugs to everyone! I forgot to tell you that Suze and Sally Lynn and several other artists are at Donna Downey’s studio in Concord this weekend. That’s about 40 minutes from my house. Maybe if they do this again next year, you can come down my way and we’ll go together!

  8. I like this one Sherry. Nice colors and i got a big smile for the inside sentiments. Have a good time this weekend. I can’t wait to hear all about it. It’s always nice to get together with friends and do what we like to do have fun crating and learning. TFS!!! and for making me smile. 😀

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