I'm posting to all of you but more specifically to my friends today. There is a difference between a true friend and an associate.
Friendship is a relationship of mutual affection between two or more people. Friendship is a stronger form of interpersonal bond than an association. "A friend is one who believes in you when you have ceased to believe in yourself". Friends are the ones who are always there for you, whether the times are good or bad. They never leave your side, even in the worst of circumstance. When you are sitting with a friend, you don’t feel the need to say words. He/she understands even when there is silence. Still, many people fail to recognize the importance of friends in their life.
I have to admit that some people are more of associates than friends. They play the friendship role just to get close to you so you can be the one who is always on the end of giving. They don't serve as one of the biggest supports in your life. When you really need them they can come up with more excuses as to why they can't do something for you. They come into your life, expecting us to change for them. Have you ever heard them say, "if I were you", I'll do it this way? We can't share our darkest secrets, without being worried of them being leaked.
This card is made for a true friend.
It starts with a piece of cream Bazzill cardstock for the base (4.25 x 5.50)
Pattern paper from Recollections Steampunk Botanica was used for the mat (red) cut 1/8 inch smaller than the base. Another piece (floral) from the same company was cut at 4.75 x 2.75 and matted with black Recollection cardstock. The third piece (script) was cut at 2.50 x 2.50 and matted with black Recollection cardstock .
Three butterflies were cut using a Fiskar and Martha Stewart butterfly die and adhered to the piece. Two strips of black Recollection cardstock were cut and placed at an angle behind the matting.
Check out MojoMonday.blogspot.com where you will see my entry for this week's sketch challenge.
Are you a friend or an associate?
Sending you a hug and LOVE,