I usually LOVE Friday! It's the end of the work week AND it's Friends with Flair. This Friday, however, is rather melancholy for me. My favorite online scrapbooking retailer is closing their doors today. But Cropchocolate.com is so much more than where I get most my scrappy supplies. It's also where I hang out online with my scrappy friends. Between FWF and CC, it's where my scrapbookin, creative friendships have formed. I've been on the CC design team since July, 2012, but have been actively involved in the site since March, 2009. My final project for them posted yesterday. I was in the middle of my June project when I got the news that the store was closing. I lost my mojo to finish the project, but wanted to share with you what I had done. Because it's all about unity. And Unity.
The theme for June was going to be family. After thinking about it for some time. I decided to go with the idea of showcasing my Crop Chocolate family and the friendships I have made there. My plan was to make cards for those on the design team that I have served with the whole year term. I wanted to make cards for each of them that represented them or our friendship. I worked on these cards for most of the afternoon one Saturday. That evening, I found out the store was closing. Here's what I completed for the team and the story behind them.
I'll start with Karen -- Karey2005 on CC. She's also a FWF regular. She and I are on 2 design teams together. We click. This was the first card I made. She has a boat. She knows the significance of a good strong anchor. Yeah, she's my anchor. I hope our friendship lasts for years to come.
And, speaking of twine, this second card is for Corrie. Speaking of twine
The third card is for my friend, Miwa. Miwa, I hope you are participating in FWF this week. Miwa loves bugs. I've never met her, but I've seen pictures of her and her girls. I imagine Miwa looked quite like this as a girl -- running through meadows with a butterfly net, hoping to some day be an entomologist. A scrapbooking entomologist, of Course!
This next card is for Kathy. Kathy had some major problems with her eyes during the second design team term we served on together. It didn't stop her from getting her assignment done on time, but it did severely limit her time on the computer, and the time she could "chat" with her fellow DT members. She spent many, many hours in the office of various eye specialists. This card is for her: