Surprise! I'm here twice in one week. Makes up for me missing last week don't you think? Well, I was asked to make my dear friend Crystal a going away card. See Crystal is moving to Minnesota (talk about jumping out of the frying pan onto an iceberg!). So, I had some great ideas. First -- bikini card with ice all over it (get it!) but that didn't fly with my consultant (Sharon). So, I decided I would do a sun with Tim Holtz embossing folder of Rays. Well, I make 3 attempts to get it right, and it just wouldn't work. Oh well, sometimes creative moments don't turn out just like you map it in your head. So, then I thought, well, what can I do next. I fumbled around my desk, drawers, box of goodies, plastic container of goods, bookshelves filled with goodies (and of course wished my sister lived close so I could raid her goodies!) and this is what I came up with, a chipboard card! I took pinstripe black paper, added two large chipboard flowers (they were white). Painted the petals as follows: Ranger pearlized white metal, ranger dried marigold around the center, and ranger worn lipstick on the petals. I gave it a faded striped look with a nib. Then I added the flourish as a stem and leaves. The flourish is red sparkle. Finally to trim it out, I added teal dew drops. Gives the card a smart look doesn't it. The inside is blank so people can say goodbye. But if my sun card had worked out it would have read "Our days won't be as bright without you". I'm still going to make that card and show it here, because it really is a neat idea. But, for Crystal, this unique card will just make her day. I'll really miss her. She is a good friend.