1) This page is for my sweet friend Renee Lynch. I met Renee when I sold her some stamps and we have become very good friends. Renee and I have shared lots of stamp sets with each other, and the YOF gladiolus is one of those sets. There are not a lot of people who I would trust with my PTI stamps, so that should tell you how good a friend I consider Renee to be. Renee has also shown me how to color those gigantic YOF rose images with step by step instructions. She also loves to read and sent me a beautiful card using All Booked Up and the Mark Twain sentiment along with the first book in a series that I became hooked on, The Fever Series by Karen Marie Moning. Those 5 books occupied all of my reading time for nearly four months. One thing I will be adding to Renee's page is a few of the new Fruit Fusion images. She and I whipped outselves into a frenzy over those fruit stamps this month, and I am certain a strawberry and some grapes are soon to be on her page along with the gladiolus.
3) This page is for my friend Susan Russo. Susan is the first PTI friend I made quite some time ago. We met when we split the stamp set All Booked Up. I just had to have the Mat Stack 1 image in that set and Susan was nice enough to split it with me. You will notice the purple butterflies on her page too. Susan sent me a really pretty card once with the friendship jar and a whole bunch of beautiful purple butterflies flying out of it. It sits in front of me on my window ledge where I can see it every single day. You are probably asking why I would have a stamp image of a camera on Susans page. Susan had been wanting a new camera ever since I have known her. She wanted the camera to capture memories of her two little girls before they got much older. She scrimped and saved and even sold a lot of her precious PTI stamps in order to earn her camera. Susan finally got that camera and just this week posted a picture she took with it of her daughters baking cookies. She finally has the tool she needed to document all those everyday memories she never wants to forget. Isn't that a great story?
4) This page is for my very talented friend Jen Carter. I am a huge fan of Jen's CAS style. I have cased many of her cards and it is because of her talent that I have the stamp set Cupcake Collection. She has made so many cute cards with this set, it was a very easy decision for me to use it on her address page in my book. You will notice there is a little bit of twine on the button cherry on the one of the cupcakes. That twine is also something I think of when I think of Jen. No one uses twine as well as her, in my opinion and she was very sweet to do some color comparisons for me recently. I would not have half the twine collection I do if not for her inspiration.