Friends become our Chosen Family

painted petals friends chosen family

Isn’t that the truth?  I daresay no family is perfect, but isn’t it wonderful when we are blessed with friends that are so special they are like family?  Our “chosen” family.

I just got back from spending a wonderful week with one of my “friend families” and had to make a special card to thank them.

For this card, I used StampinUp’s Painted Petal stamp set.  Instead of just stamping the flower onto the card stock, I wanted to give it more of a loose “watercolor” kind of look, so after inking up the stamp, I spritzed it lightly with water, then stamped the flower image.  I like the effect.  Then I just mixed a bit of water with some ink and flicked it on with a paint brush for the random speckles.  I’m also loving the stitch embossed effect that the Lil Inker Designs rectangle framelits creates and achieved on this somewhat CAS (Clean and Simple) design.  And dang it, I just couldn’t help myself and had to add a couple of tiny pearl embellishments.  🙂

Happy Friday to you and your families – the ones you were assigned by birth – and/or those you chose!

Cheers & Hugs,


21 thoughts on “Friends become our Chosen Family

  1. Last September, we flew to Germany to attend the wedding of a foreign exchange student who became our “daughter”. Her family and our family have become one over the years. It is one of the great joys of our life. Oh, by the way, she was married in a castle.

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  2. Your card is so beautiful and serene. I think this is one of the best sentiments that I have seen in a long time, it’s perfect for someone like me who lives such a long way from family. Thanks for the inspiration!


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