I so adored the color combinations in the C'est Magnifique kit of the lavender Kaisercraft flowers, periwinkle fabric flower, Prima flowers, and the Riddersholm Huntington Garden papers of cream, taupe and blue/lavender colors. There was so much loveliness included in the kit, and add-on's and it was almost effortless melding each of these elements together on this page.
It was bittersweet creating this page of me and one of my closest school friends. She and I went to primary, middle and high school together. We were an unlikely set of friends. During one of our high school classes we had together, the teacher used us as an example in one of his lectures and said: He would invite her out to the lake and a barbeque; and he would take me to a Broadway play and a five star restaurant. At the time, I was a little disappointed that he saw those differences in us and thought he had pegged us incorrectly. I loved being outside and going up to the lake. And, the idea of sitting in an auditorium with so many people for several hours didn't appeal to me at such a young age. However, he was right. How did he know that? Over my lifetime, I have so enjoyed Broadway plays, opera's, evenings at an art gallery, exhibits at museums, and five star restaurants. She was the more adventurous of the two of us and the risk taker too. In our youth, we did a lot of bicycling together and spent our summer weekends at the lake always tanning, drinking “Tab”, bowling together and double dated too. We shared our teenage wishes and dreams and one being that we did not want our mother's lives of a SAHM, raising five kids and not fulfilling our own dreams. I set off to college and she got a job right out of high school, moved out of her parent's home and got her own apartment. We drifted apart, but over the years, we could call each other and pick up right where we left off from the last conversation as if it was yesterday. She ended up living her mother's life. Two years ago, she died of cancer. It was her destiny to marry young, have children and love and nurture them never knowing that she would have a short time on this earth. Sadly, I'm now the keeper of our secrets and the one left with the memories of our youth.