Well Kym is finally here!!! Tuesday night turned into a 2 hour phone conversation with Kym and we joked about it only costing a local call (once I rang her in PNG and spoke for 28 mins and it cost me $75!! DH informed me that it would almost be cheaper for me to fly there for a visit!) Boy can the two of us talk! During that time Kym made me cry tears of happiness when she asked me to accompany her for the delivery of her child if it decided to enter the world before her DH could make it back to Australia. (he doesn't get back until a week before the due date). I was so totally honoured to be asked this and it would be an absolute joy to be there if the need arises. For Kym's sake I hope this is not necessary and she wont go into labour until Steve makes it back to Australia, this is one of those special moments in life you really need to share together.
Kym and I then spent yesterday afternoon and evening together, once again using up our frequent talker points!!! What I adore about our friendship is that we can go months without seeing each other and then when we catch up we can chat for hours like we have never been apart. It really makes me realise how much i have missed her over the years. Such close friends are hard to find and when you do, it is the most wonderful thing.
Kym even endured an hour of going through my albums, the best part was Kym didn't just look she wanted to read all the journaling on them, how sweet is that! I was also able to show her the prototype invitation i had made her for her baby shower. It is very simple, as I will have to make quite a few, but here it is.
I have also been inspired by Sally M , who challenged us all to make more cards out of our scraps. Trust me when I say, I'm not a card maker!!! But I have been dutifully leaving my small scraps of paper on my desk and at the end of the week I try and make cards out of them. I keep them extremely simple but I am beginning to create a few that can be stockpiled for the future. Most of the time I just work with the shaped offcuts that I have! I made an 8x11 wedding album for my parents so I have heaps of offcuts of the background cardstock. I whipped up this engagement card from those leftovers.