I love it when alliteration appears out of nowhere and graces my writing, as in the title of this post. All those “F”s warm my heart. But they do not warm my heart as much as it was warmed by a beautiful card from fellow Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, Cheryl Hamilton.
Cheryl called this fun fold a Concertina Fold, inspired by the Concertina which is a musical instrument that reminds me of an accordion. I think I very much like calling this a Concertina Fold rather than an Accordion Fold. Cheryl is not only a fellow demonstrator, she’s also a fellow resident of Hawaii, though she hails from Haiku on the island of Maui.
What’s extra wonderful about this card is that Cheryl has used the same stamp set, Abstract Impressions, that Connie Babbert used in the card she sent me earlier this week. I am so wishing I could find the space in our temporary home to store new stamp sets – this would be one of the first that I’d buy! For now, though, I’m happy to be able to share with you card that my Stampin’ Up! demonstrator sisters have sent me. Who knows – I may even get a card or two from a Stampin’ Up! brother!!!
And extra, extra special about this fun fold is that Cheryl sent me the layout for this card, and I’m going to use that as the basis for a tutorial that I’ll feature in my next newsletter – the first since our evacuation from Leilani Estates. So be sure to sign up for my newsletter if you haven’t done that yet. Of course, the tutorial will be free!
With all of the photos of the devastation we’ve experienced, today I’ll share a picture that my husband, Harry, took this morning on his morning walk on the street where we’re living temporarily. Hawai’i is really and still beautiful.