Saturday, January 29, 2011

Real magic...

...is in the soft warmth of a newborn baby.

When I grew up, I had this annoying neighbour. She was constantly being just as smart as me, and there was no way I could out-read her. She read as quickly and sped through the classes at the same pace as I did.
Seriously! How annoying was THAT?... ;)
Since I wasn't exactly the most athletic of kids, or the prettiest one in school by far - that was my forte. My brains and my reading speed. Yes, I know - childish, right?
I guess it can be excused since we WERE actually children...?

Anyhow. This annoying neighbour even managed to "steal" my best friend for a while and I can honestly say I didn't like her much. At all... ;)

Surprise, surprise - turns out she's adorable. As a grown up, the likeness, which was the real reason we never got along, turned into something good. She's a lot like me - and she's witty, she's fun, she's smart and sweet. The real icing on the cake is that she's a scrapper too!
Fun fact: she moved and now lives a two minute walk away from my inlaws' house, which means I can always pop over for a cup of coffee, scraptalk and some meories to laugh at whenever I'm visiting the inlaws and feel like a walk.
Win/win!

Anyhow. She just recently had her second child, a boy who (judging from her daughter) will be just as cute, adorable and amazing as his mother. I'm sooo planning on an impromptu visit as soon as we get our behinds in gear and pop over for a stay at the inlaws.
(Yep, this is my way of letting you know, Eva. Hope you don't mind? *grins*)

Meanwhile, I sent a card. This card:



Because there's NOTHING more magical than a brand new baby.
Image by Mo Manning

Challenges entered:
ABC Challenge/M is for Magical
Papertake Weekly/Sketch

Do you stack up?/Patterned Paper
Delightful Challenges/Have a Heart

24 sweethearts left feedback:

Kylie said...

Oh Zarah! What an adorable card, Perfect image and embellished to perfection. I had to laugh about your story too, I love that everything came full circle. Your friend will love your card :)
Hugs
Kylie x

Sue said...

Love the story Zarah, and what a sweet card!

Annika said...

And they say that beauty is in the eyes of the beholder. What a bunch of crap! I know for a fact that beauty is in the blog of Zarah! Duh! =)

LillBlomman said...

Ja, jag får väl öva engelskan lite mer då, för missa din blogg vill mna ju inte;)
Underbara kort sista tiden! Kramar!

WencheP said...

WOW! Dette er noe av det nydeligste jeg har sett på lenge. Helt fantastisk herlig motiv som er utrolig lekkert fargelagt. Masse herlig pynt og masse flotte og fantastiske detaljer!

Tusen takk for at du deltar hos Do You Stack Up.

-Wenche

Peggysue said...

I love a story with a happy ending. You've made her a gorgeous card. Lovely details all over. Great colors too. Thanks so much for playing along with us at DYSU. Please join us again next week!

Andrea Amu said...

Aww, that's really sweet, Zarah!
And I enjoyed your story about your competing friend and how today it's grown into a perfect friendship!! That's awesome!

Angie said...

Fab card your image is just so sweet thanks for joining us at papertake weekly
Angie X

Miranda said...

lovely card Zarah, nice details too
thanks for joining the DYSU challenge this week'

hugs
Miranda

princesskitten said...

There is nothing more magical than a brand new baby - and I love your card too

kitten DYSU team

Em said...

Zarah, you have the best way of writing...really, you do! I really enjoyed that story.
Your card is awesome. I am sure she will love it! You rock! xx

Karry Weaver said...

What an absolute precious card. I just love your story of how you grew up not being able to stand her and now you adore her. I am glad you have worked out a relationship! Yay!

Marley said...

Wow this is soooo beautiful! hugs Marley

Carol said...

that is the cutest baby card I've ever seen deary ;)

Christiane said...

as em said!! ;)

Linda's Dillerier said...

Dette var jo en magisk kort, kjempe lekkert var det!

teacher jessy said...

Z, I always love ur stories... seriously! I am not a good writer so there u go. Lol!! I am sure ur friend will love that baby card because it is made with love :)

Jo said...

This is totally cute! Thanks for joining in the fun with us at DYSU. Hope to see you back next time!

Janna said...

Hi Zarah! Really lovely card, the colours you chose are gorgeous. Thanks so much for joining us at DYSU! Janna

Eva said...

I´m the old annoying neighbour...

Thanks again for that lovely card :)

Hugs!

Louise said...

Really sweet baby card, love the layers. The story about your friend was great. Thanks for joining us at Delightful Challenges

ShoppingTamii said...

awww...this is too sweet!!!

shelley said...

are you kidding me? this is PRECIOUS!

Gretchen said...

gorgeous card Zarah!!