Just for You, Kathy…

 

A few years ago, a new family moved in next door to us right at Christmas.  They came to our door to say “hello” and I handed them a plate full of Christmas cookies I had made.  I never knew Christmas cookies could mean so much but I guess when you are moving at that time of year it is a little hard to hang on to the Christmas Spirit.  Having a plateful of cookies to munch on while trying to put a new household together probably helped a bit. 

We were only neighbors for a short time before we moved to our new home.  In that short time I came to know this couple as the warmest and most welcoming people I had ever met.  And so creative!  They completely remodeled that house in nothing flat and it was gorgeous.  Where they got the energy for everything they did I will never know.  They did have a lot of help from family, some of whom drove up from Miami to help out!

I had to park my car outside the garage one night right after they moved in which was very unusual for me.  So, there I was hurrying to go somewhere and faced with a frost covered windshield.  I started scraping away and muttering under my breath when suddenly there was Joseph, the husband, taking the scraper out of my hands and telling me to get in the car and stay warm.  I protested; I wasn’t going to leave him to do the whole job alone.  He laughing insisted and said that’s what neighbors were for!  You gotta love a guy like that…

When we started remodeling our new home, Kathy and Joseph had already researched the best deals and the best workers.  They shared all their information and their help was invaluable to us.  We wish they were still our neighbors!

I wanted to make this card as a “Thank You” gift for them to use however they might like.  With their beautiful, close group of family and friends, I know there will be an occasion for them to use this card

Let me hear from you.  I love getting your comments!  Blessings and Hugs!

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About Charlotte Zweigoron

Married, retired. One of my most prized possessions is my very own craft room! Originally from Cincinnati, Ohio. I have been living in Georgia for over thirty years after a four year stint in Chicago. Crafting, reading and playing Mah Jongg are my favorite activities right after spending time with my four grandchildren. One grandson & his wife have recently made me a great-grandmother; The other grandson joined the Navy in December, 2011 at the ripe old age of 23! He is now a chef out on the seas!
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9 Responses to Just for You, Kathy…

  1. Deniswe says:

    What a sweet story! The card is lovely, too!

  2. megan says:

    I like it too Sis, so precious. I love all the layers and the intricacy of the medallion.

    • That textured piece behind the medallion is done by inking up the title side of an embossing folder with a brayer and ink. Then you run it through your Sizzix and that is how it comes out. I also used the score lines around the edges of the card base as I have been seeing on Andrea Ewen’s cards lately. Really like that effect!

  3. Dana Braun says:

    Char…a wish for you…..that you would have a Charlotte in your life showing appreciation for the kind things you do for them. This is another winner.

    • It’s funny… at the time I didn’t think much about giving someone a gift of cookies at Christmas… it was all I had to offer as a welcome to the neighborhood! After that, though, Kathy introduced me to her many friends and family as the lady who gave them cookies when they moved in at Christmas. Ah, and thank you for the special wish!!

  4. megan says:

    Really like this one Sis. The many layers of the medallion and especially the colors. I need to find a way of making that edging around the card.

  5. Andrea Ewen says:

    Gorgeous, Charlotte and what a heart warming story! I wish I had neighbors that made cookies…or at least would bring some over to me 🙂 Haha…anyway, you card is simply beautiful…all that layering is spectacular! Love the colors, too!
    Have a great day, my dear!

    • Thank you for commenting! I plan to use that score line embellishment often. What an inexpensive way to add so much dimension and class! I had never seen it before ’til I saw it on your site… so, in my mind you get the credit for that one. Blessings & Hugs!

  6. The lady that I made this card for commented and somehow it went to a “strange” place. I didn’t see it ’til a couple of days ago. I copied it and am posting her comment here:

    Kathy Katz commented:

    Thanks Charlotte, you are so sweet and thanks for my beautifull card and the blog about us, God bless you always. I loved everything and the victorian shoe was great.
    xoxox
    Kathy

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