Monday, October 22, 2012

Listen to this...

 I have a card and a CRAZY story for you.  First off, here is my card...

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I used A Sweet Life From PTI and then the adorable sentiment and banner from Simon Says Stamps.  I love these flowers so much and the banner is a must have for your crafting stash!  The sentiment and the font are SO fun too!  I added some pearls to the Linen IP'd background and I'm thinking this would be a fun wedding card.  Don't you?

OK, so on to the CRAZY story!  So taking you back at least 2 ish years, I met the sweet Jinny out there in blog land.  Of course, what made us click at first was probably the fact that we both live in Kansas.  She is about 3 hours or so away, but you know.....us Kansas girls stick together!

About a year ago, Amy and I took a trip to KC and we got to meet up with Jinny and Lynn.  Jinny made us an amazing meal and we got to meet her family and visit for awhile.  Our next stop....Cheesecake Factory...yum!!

So over all this time we have kept in touch with the occasional text or email.  I was so excited to see on her blog this last week that she was headed my direction for a wedding.  I told her if she had time, maybe we could quickly meet up.  She texted on Saturday and let me know her schedule, so I invited her family out for a short visit on their way out of town.

So here we are sitting in my craft room...with that most adorable little one of hers....


So we are talking about traveling and I said that I used to live in KC and I would travel home every weekend to Mac and she said....well I was born in Mac....and I said really?  I lived in Mac when I was little too!  I told her my parents went to College there.  She said her parents went to school there too and that she had family still there that were in the construction business.  I said...well I used to work at a lumber yard in High School so I know a lot of the construction guys.  She said the company name and I said "Luke?"  Then she said...."Luke is my cousin"....then I said...."Rod is your uncle?!!"  By this point I am slightly hyperventilating and I said well who is your dad?  Then she says her dads name and I got goose bumps.  I was staring at her trying not to freak out and I told her my parents name and then she started freaking out.  The point to all this craziness as I am trying to play it out to you as it happened....our parents went to college together and were friends when we were little.  I remember them coming to Colorado when we were little, I remember stopping at their house and playing in their basement.  I remember getting Christmas card from them.  OMG!  Jinny and I played together as kids!  WHAT?  I met her on the internet.  But not really...cuz I met her probably 30 + years ago!  

 I am not a fan of my picture being taken...but here we are....me in my wind blown state....I probably had leaves in my hair too...who knows!  


I am still in shock of this crazy story!  And so excited that she stopped by yesterday or we would have never known that we actually already knew each other!  ;)

Hope you are all having a great Monday!  

47 comments:

Paulina said...

Oh my word, this card is gorgeous. Like ridiculous beautiful- I don't know how you were able to part with it! :)

That story is so crazy and amazing. I got goosebumps reading it!

Shelly said...

GORGEOUS card!!! What a great story and it truly says only one thing....that it indeed, is a small world! Ha! I don't know about all that, but hopefully you get what I'm saying!?! :) It's funny when things like that happen.

Kelley Eubanks said...

I love this card! I have that stamp set... that die and sentiment set! :) I haven't used any of it yet but seeing your card makes me want to pull it all out! Beautiful! And wow... on your story!! That is crazy!

June K said...

Beautiful card, Laurie. OMG, what a small small world. That is really something to find out that you two used to play together.

Marisa said...

How fun!!! Love when things like this happen :) So glad you were able to connect. Lovely card too.

Kim Duran said...

What a cool story! Isn't it crazy how things all come together like that? And gorgeous card by the way! Wow!

Sue W said...

What a fabulous story and how cool that you enjoy the same hobby! TFS your story and the great pictures.

Chris said...

What a story and what an unbelievable reunion...it is a small world indeed!

littlebitoftoto said...

How cool is that??? Life is so crazy and takes turns we never expect. So glad you got to meet up again!! Karma....

The Paper Parade said...

What a cool story!!!! How exciting to find that out :) I think I would have been hyperventilating, too hahaha Oh and I love your card, too ;)

Melissa said...

What a fun story! How great!

Your card is gorgeous!

Jackie Rockwell said...

Beautiful card and what an AMAZING story!!! :)

~amy~ said...

Your card is gorgeous and what a small small world eh? Loved reading your story!!!

Lisa said...

Wow Laurie what a fun fun story!! You and Jinny are a couple of my favs you know. Hey girl have you ever been in Ohio LOL!!! Seriously though how great is this to find your connection from long ago. Love this card by the way!!

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

Wow! What a small world we live in! That is so cool!
Oh yeah...your card is VERY pretty!

Wida said...

you know they say blog land is a small world! that's amazing and so is your card!

Tracey McNeely said...

That crazy story is so cool Laurie! How fun is that. Your card is gorgeous too!

Brandi said...

What a small world!

Kara said...

That is crazy! So glad you found each other again!!

Angie Tieman said...

What an awesome story! Love your card too!

Deb said...

Laurie, what a crazy story!!!! Love it! And your card is simply gorgeous, too!

Suzanne D. said...

Loved hearing your story, Laurie! You two look so cute together!

And the card is stunning!!!!!

Miriam Prantner said...

Such a pretty card, and totally crazy story! I'm guessing the parents got phone calls, huh? it's so amazing what a small world it can be!

Veronica Z said...

Laurie, that is one of the sweetest stories I have read in a long time! We really do live in a small world. Your card is beautiful! I guess we were on the same wave length today, I posted a card using the same set. hugs!

Dana Nelson said...

It really is such a small world!

Dana Nelson said...

PS Gorgeous card! What ink combination did you use?

Maureen said...

adorable card AND story! It's a small, small world! Love when things come full circle ;) You two are definitely old souls together!

Kim said...

First of all, beautiful card and second, your story made me cry...what a wonderful time the two you must have had. So amazing.

Marybeth said...

Your story is amazing! I love that! This is a small world! Thanks for sharing that story Laurie! You both look beautiful! I have a feeling you will be even closer now .
Love the gorgeous card you made!

Lea L. said...

This card is so pretty!! I just love the beautiful flowers, and that banner is perfect with them!! And that is such a cool story!

Joyce said...

I love your card, and that story is so amazing.

lostinpaper said...

What a small world! Loved reading your story! ps. I adore your card too!

Lynn said...

Gorgeous card Laurie...and I'm still smiling. Such an absolutely fabulous story!

sandie said...

this is just such a heart warming story and I loved reading it, smiling the whole time.......oh and your card is gorgeous!

Dawn said...

Beautiful card, but nothing tops that story! Amazing how you two unexpectedly reconnected!

Stephanie Washburn said...

Oh my goodness! That's so crazy! What a small world we live in, huh?! Haha! LOVE that card by the way! Gonna have to pick up that banner die- I've been seeing it everywhere! I want it NOW! LOL!

JJ Bolton said...

Mind blown! What an amazing story!! It was meant to be:)

Almost forgot to say I love your card too!

Porcupine said...

Your card is beautiful, and I love your story. It is a small world, and I'm glad you and your friend were able to reconnect!

Amy Kolling said...

Laurie.....who knew when we met Jinny that day that you would have known her on a whole different level so long ago! Such a great story! You must stay in contact now! Now for this card......I LOVE LOVE it! Sweet Life is one of my most FAVORITE PTI sets EVER! I love the 2 or 3 step stamping to this set and I so hope they come out with more like it! So much dimension it gives with so little effort!

Jennifer K said...

What a crazy fun story! It truly is a small, small world.

Tracey Brossart said...

Beautiful! :)

Hugs,
xx Tracey xx
♥My Blog♥

Sara Mac said...

What an awesome story Laurie! How fun. Your card is absolutely beautiful and fresh. Love it.

Alyssa S said...

Gorgeous CAS card, as always! Still waiting btw ;o) Fantastic story though!!

N@ Ali said...

absolutely gorgeous card ; and what an amazing story!

Jinny Newlin said...

I'm still in complete awe of "our story", Laurie! But how exciting to reconnect after all these years! I'll share, on my blog, too, next week. Hugs!

Meredith MacRitchie said...

Oh my GOSH your card is so beautiful... Pinning!!!

And that story is incredible!! Isn't it such a small, SMALL world? I'd be freaking out (in a good way) too!!

Bethany S. said...

That is such a neat story! And what a beautiful card too!

 
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