Friday, February 7, 2014

the friendship mug

 So I had these friends Victoria and Jenni. We would meet almost weekly for craft days. Some days we'd actually craft. Some days we'd just talk and eat. You never knew. Thursdays were always fun because I knew to expect some girl time on craft day.

Then I moved.

I miss them and our craft days. But before I left Jenni bought us all a matching mug. A friendship mug she called it. So we could remember each other every time we use it.

 Of course I loved it so much that I had to scrapbook it. I just thought that was one of the nicest gestures anyone had done for me. Gosh, I miss those girls. And I do think of them every time I use it.

I stamped a bunch of friendship quotes alongside the photo:
I added a gold-embossed chipboard heart, a gold framed heart, an Epiphany Crafts epoxy, and a flair for my embellies.
Oh, and see those faux coffee stains? I just dipped my embossing powder jar in brown ink, misted it with water and then stamped it down to get a coffee stain look.

I'm linking up to:
 Unity Stamps' Friends with Flair hop
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge to add a heart
Jot Magazine's February Mood Board

Thanks for stopping by today.
I am so glad to FINALLY be settled in our new house and be crafting and blogging again!

SU I {Heart} Hearts stamp
Crate Paper Random paper
Mr. Huey's mist in Water Cooler
Watering Can Archival ink
Sap Green Archival ink
Gathered Twigs Distress ink
AC Zing embossing powder in Gold
Epiphany Crafts Vintage Settings Cabana epoxy setting


Kris said...

What a lovely gesture from your friend and you've certainly immortalized it with this layout. Just beautiful.

Kris said...

What a lovely gesture from your friend and you've certainly immortalized it with this layout. Just beautiful.

Ruby said...

Love the subject of the layout. Great idea with the stains. TFS

Dawn Fields said...

Lovely layout!

Rachel W K said...

love the theme you made for this layout. sometimes those little things are the most meaningful! beautiful page
-Rachel w k

Gaylynn said...

What a great lo and it's so pretty. The coffee stains work so well with the photo, too. Love it. :)

Dr. Ivy said...

What a sweet story and what a sweet way to remember your friends. The layout is gorgeous, I love the touch with the faux coffee stains. Glad you are settled in your new house. Enjoy.

Kary said...

It's a beautiful layout, Amber, and I love the story behind it. It's always so fun to have friends to craft with, and I'm sure you really miss your friends. Take care,and have a wonderful weekend!

Corrie said...

Great layout love the coffee rings

Angeline Choo said...

How lovely that you have friendship mugs! Love the layout you made.

Jen M said...

The 'coffee stains' are a perfect touch! What a sweet story and I would've scrapbooked a pic of the mug as well!

jennifer mitten said...

What a fabulous idea - hopefully, you will find some more crafty friends. I know how much fun it is to craft with friends:-)

Julie Odil said...

What a great LO. Love how you did the "coffee stains". Sorry you are missing your friends. I just got together today with may BFF. She moved across the state 3 years ago and we only see each other a couple times a year. Thank God for cell phones and computers!

Laura Turcotte said...

Such a great layout! Great tribute to your friendship!

Miwa said...

Fabulous layout - love how you celebrated these friendships!

Jingle said...

What a beautiful gift and a pretty layout to celebrate it! I love it! Thanks so much for playing along with us over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!