Wednesday, April 29, 2009

TTIC29 and a half… BFF’s

As I said in my last post, I have the greatest BFF in the history of history. Allow me to explain: My BFF is the kindest, most generous and genuine person I know. Her heart is ALWAYS in the right place and if she has a “tragic flaw”, it is that she cares too much, and places people above herself too often. She NEVER has a second’s hesitation to help out in any way she can when needed, and will agonize if her loved ones are in trouble and she cannot help. She is without fail a beacon of truth and decency. And if the truth isn’t sunshine and roses, well, she will still give it to you – but she’ll feel awful about it! She never acts without completely considering everyone involved. EVER. Her goal is always the greater good, and her actions are guided by her pure heart and her innate sense of grace. (Got your hankies out yet?!) She is beyond brilliant. And, she is THE perfect BFF ever born of this earth. Are we getting that?? I am so blessed to have her. I can honestly say she saved my sanity more than once with her selflessness. She has been my rock FAR too many times to count, and when she says that our military move (the same military that brought us together, mind you, in San Antonio!) that separated us broke her heart – well, that was completely mutual. So much so that we actively consider moving back to Texas! (My DH is a gem, too, btw!) I cannot think of a more perfect situation than to be near enough to hug and pound daquiris with my BFF! And stamp, of course. ;) She tells me I am a groovy BF, but she is heads and tails above me. She has it down to a science, and I am just trying to keep up. She makes sure I am fair and kind to myself when I would really rather not be – and makes me take crediP1020616t when I prod cool things to occur. (No easy feat, let me. Tell. You.) Remember that post on the author’s blog? I never would’ve shared that, (‘cuz I’m shy and stuff… LOL) but she cleverly played her cards so that I had to! And I ended up getting some of the coolest compliments from that project! Thank you, T! In short – she rocks. Kicks Ass. Rules. Blesses me with her very existence. A few more fun facts: She used to make an analogy to Fried Green Tomatoes, a movie which I never saw, but she says that we are they. She is my dream BFF. She loves Turtles. The candy, not the critters. And roses. (Hence my project!). She has the most amazing frickin’ skin, too. Brat! :) I say that in the kindest way – since I have the complexion of a 15 year old… LOL She’s a great mom. She’s an awesome “leader” for us free-spirited arty types over at TwilightTuesday – keeping us focused and motivated. You would be dumbfounded, seriously, to learn exactly how much time and energy she puts into making that challenge site phenomenon what it is. All for the love of Twilight and the sense of community she gets in return. Hardly puts food on the table – just fills up her heart! SO, by extension, she is a BFF-by-association to all of you TwilightTuesday-ers. I can say with all certainty that she feels that way, too. :) Hop over and give her some love – she’s amazing!

So, back to the TTIC… you can clearly see why I love Jake. Well, can’t you? I appreciate a true friend. He ranks up there with my BFF. Bella sucks, but again… all together now… “that’s for another post”. Plus, Jake is a smartass, and I cannot resist a smartass. No chance of that. ***My BFF is most certainly not a smartass – she is way too classy for such depravity.***

Real quick – I embossed with SU’s Fifth Avenue Florals (the embossing folder), cut it out and then I used YoYo Yellow (SERIOUSLY! when was the last time you used that for ANYthing?!), and watercoloured lowlights onto it, then bleached highlights. Pretend that there isn’t a big ol’ bleach spot where the idiot artist dipped her brush into the wrong clear liquid… Cool effect. I’ll call it Bleachercolouring. :)

11 comments:

Bev said...

Wow!! what a BEAUTIFUL tribute to your bestest!!! The card you made is gorgeous too!!! Love yellow personally.A great post!!

stampvamp said...

I'm totally sobbing...as you know since I've been texting you for the past 10 minutes. This post is the best. I'm speechless, I'm thankful, blessed, missing you, and absolutely GRATEFUL you are my BFF. I love you so damn much. I miss you so badly!! Oh, and the project is super gorgeous. Can't wait to see it IRL. YOU ROCK. YAFA.

Margie said...

What a beautiful and loving tribute to your BF!!!
I'm all teary-eyed! It's so awesome to see how close you guys are! You both are beautiful :)
TFS!!!

Jacqueline said...

Beth you are a darling sweetheart! this tribute is amazing and well deserved, I am in tears to see how much you mean to her and how much she means to you! You have bonded in ways I can only hope for, I wish desperately for a friendship as deep as your two friendship! you are both gorgeous in mind and heart and souls and make me filled with joy! How lucky you both are! A lucky gal am I to see both of you on TT and I am truley humbled by the amount of work that goes into that but I feel it must be easier to handle the weight of TT with an awesome friend like you Beth! Much love to you both, a true friendship for life you both have! Group Hug!! -jacquie

Jacqueline said...

Oh and GORGEOUS card sweetie!!! Love the roses and colors!

Dani said...

Wow.
Your post has made us all sob. What a true blessing to find such a friend.
Beautiful card, as always.
Now I do have to say that I am completely and utterly dumbfounded that you have never seen Fried Green Tomatoes. My mom and I still quote this movie to each other.
Tawanda!!

Sparkle4Me said...

Roses, I love anything with roses! Great post about your BFF, I am sure that she appreciates you as much as you her. Great job.

stampvamp said...

I'm with Dani. TAWANDA!!! You are a freak for not watching that movie. Since I got Moonlight so diligently on your recommendation...I'm totally making you get FGT THIS WEEKEND! WATCH IT!

Alison said...

I must say, your card is lovely, but what you said about Tonya was just amazing! You are truly blessed to have each other. And, from the short amount of time that I've been chatting with Tonya, I can see how everything you said is totally true! She is an amazing woman, and sweet as can be! She has already helped me with a few things! She's wonderful, and so are you Beth!!!

Rebecca said...

OME! This card is AMAZING! I need to try that bleach coloring! And I loved your part about Tonya, such a sweet post to read.

Julie said...

Oh,oh,oh - I am just so touched by all of this. What an AMAZING tribute to Tonya. Just beautiful - so well-written and heartfelt and *accurate*. Tonya is one of the loveliest people on the entire planet - as are you. You two are a good team! And I feel lucky to know you both. And the card is stunning -- all around - just a beautiful post and I appreciate you sharing it.