Monday, 30 May 2011

Counterfeit Crop

I've finally come out of my sulk about Karen moving away and I suspect that distance will not affect the number of emails and text that pass between us and it could be that we make more of an effort to actually 'see' each other rather than just chat! 
So it's time for me to dedicate a post to one of my other great friends.  A few of you know her already, Denise and if you haven't actually met her, you probably visit her blog!
I met Denise when we first started working at a holiday company called OSL.  She was in accounts and I was in travel administration.  We became friends and when we got married, it was to two guys who were also good friends.  We married within a year of each other but she got a head start on me in starting a family and also, when I stopped at two babies, she went on to have another!  We've kept in contact even though we live a good half hour away from each other and it was Denise who introduced me to scrapbooking.  I know I can tell her anything and she will be there to laugh with me, offer advice, sympathy or share a funny story.  We have so much in common (including a love for Tom Selleck) and she is just a genuinely lovely lady.
There was a crop that I wanted to go to on Sunday but for various reasons, I couldn't go.  Denise gave me a heads up on the layout and I realised I already had some of the papers in a recent Sarah's Cards kit. So as I had the house to myself, I put an old Brad Pitt film in the DVD player, poured myself a glass of wine and had a go at recreating the layout I would have done if I'd been sitting next to Denise, gossiping and chatting and sharing news.

16 comments:

Sian said...

A lovely tribute to a dear friend - the best kind of scrapping!

scrappyjacky said...

A lovely page,Deb....of two lovely friends.

Heather said...

Blimey these LOs are making me really regret not having (nor ever had) close friends!! That makes me sound like 'billy-no-mates' but most of the time Im happy with my own company :)
Lovely work though Deb & I bet Denise will be really chuffed xx

Alison said...

What a lovely LO Deb..love the banner!
Alison xx

Karen said...

I always feel that the two of you are the absolute best of friends and this layout is such a tribute to your friendship. Love that page too.

Cheryl said...

Lovely LO Deb and sounds like a great friend.

Uhooi said...

Uhooi,,
This card is good, interesting and very creative,,

Uhooi.blogspot.com

Scrappi Sandi said...

Lovely Lo & Denise can't help but be moved by such a warm tribute!!

alexa said...

You and Brad Pitt did good! Lovely page ...

Abi said...

lovely layout debs

Denise said...

aaah thanks Deb,I was amazed at how Brad inspired you to finish that layout so swiftly.Goodness only knows what you'd be like if you had Magnum PI on :-)))) hugssss

humel said...

Oh, how lovely is this post, and how lovely is this layout? :)

Deb @ Paper Turtle said...

This is a beautiful layout, Deb, and I loved hearing about the history of your friendship with Denise. :o) ♥

Maria Ontiveros said...

Loved your tributes to your friends! And isn't it fun when you can counterfeit something?
Rinda

Lorraine said...

Verry nice page,

♥♥ Liz ♥♥ said...

I like your way of scrapping. Denise is a lovely lady. I've met her a few times at a Scrapagogo retreat.