8.31.2010

Books are a blessed companion ;)


A blessed companion is a book - a book that, fitly chosen, is a lifelong friend... a book that, at a touch, pours its heart into our own. ~Douglas Jerrold

Isn't that such a moving quote?  I looooooooove books!  I'm an avid bookreader and have been a bookworm since I was very little :)  I remember in jr. high my two best friends leaving for cheerleading while I was heading to the library!  Even today, it's one of my favorite stops - browsing the library looking for the books on my (very!) long reader's list or spending time at Barnes & Nobles :) 


I had a few friends ask me "why do the books on your blog reader change so much!" and it's because I read a lot - and very fast :)  I read a book in a few hours and aim for a book a day - seriously!   So when my friend, Barb, on SCS opened up her "What's your favorite hobby?" I jumped!  Actually, I took 3 different spots, hee hee!  So I hope you stop back in later to see what my other hobbies are ;)


For this card, I used my MFT Flopsey "Good Book" stamp set, paired it with some neutral colored papers from the Basic Grey "Mellow"collection and some ribbon and bling :)




This is a peek at my tiny pile of books from last week's library run - It's a happy day for me when I bring my bags along and take home 30-40 books!
Happy reading, my friends!


    Blessings!
~Kelly

Card deets:  MS Cardstock; DSP - Basic  Grey; Image:  MFT "Good Book"; colored with prismacolor markers,
Cuttlebug, nesties, Crate Paper ric-rac; Kaiser pearls, Tombo

22 comments:

  1. I love reading and books too, probably even more than card making {gasp!}. Super sweet friendship card, I like the backgrounds and how you made this card shine :-)

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  2. Kelly, i am a bookworm too. I love reading and i like to see cards with a book theme on it. Lovely image (the glasses are to cute) and the DP fits great. Hugs to you !!

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  3. Super cute! Love the saying and the stack of books on the image is just too dang cute!

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  4. What a sweet little card, I love this card. Just makes you want to plunk down and start reading. I am a bookworm as well and the best memory is from when I was a kid,during the summer my mom and I would go to the library every two weeks to get books. Love it! You should have a separate category with a list of your books, would love some ideas.

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  5. What an adorable card!
    I too love to read.

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  6. Have you read "Two Rivers" or are you going to read that one?
    II have picked it up a few time and for some reason I always put it back.
    Sounds good.

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  7. Adorable card...and so true!

    I love books, too...but I don't read nearly as often as I used to. I spend too much time commenting on blogs! HA HA HA. ;)

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  8. I love to read! In fact, I also read every book my son reads so that we can talk about them!!
    Your card is adorable and I love how you colored the bunny!! And your DP choices really make the image pop off the card!

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  9. Reading is one of my favorites too! Adorable card, and the image is so cute!

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  10. Oh, I love to read, too! I love your Flopsey image, and it works perfectly for your swap. When I saw the Watership Down title, it brought back memories. I read it in high school and LOVED it. Then, when my oldest graduated high school, his English teacher gave him a copy of it, because he loved it too. It definitely spanned the generations and left us both the blessed love of reading. Your card is fabulous on so many levels, Kelly! The theme, colors, paper choices, and everything about it are just wonderful!!!!

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  11. Oh I love to read!!! This is such a great card. I love the layout you used and the DP is delish!!! Great coloring...love the specs on the lil rabbit!!! Great card.

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  12. oh i love that quote and your image is perfect. fab card girl :) thanks for joining us on SD

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  13. Such a beautiful card Kelly! So love books too and can't seem to get enough of certain authors. I so love this cute bunny. I love these papers ( I have them too) and how you coloured your image. TFS.

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  14. Hi Kels! What a great card and such a special image and sentiment!! I, too, love to read and I do every day but rarely can I get a book finished in one day...You are amazing!!!

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  15. Great card, Kelly! I just love it. The DP is just perfect. I also like the layout you used. Reading rocks the house! It's one of my faves!

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  16. This is super cute and those that love to read can just feel ourselves snuggling up with a good book when you look at the card. I love it!

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  17. Hehe Kelly...the image is so funny...Love your card!

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  18. I love to read! This is such a fun image! Your coloring is very nice!!

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  19. Such a cute card, the image and the sentiment are great! Your coloring is fantastic, too! Have a wonderful weekend! :)

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  20. Your card speaks "volumes" to me, Kelly (couldn't resist the pun -- sorry -- it was a bad one, I know!) Seriously, though, you can tell by how sweetly you made this that reading is something you love. I love that we have that in common! I, too, aim for a book a day. I hope you've been able to relax with some good ones lately! Hugs, Deedee

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  21. You're probably already done with this stack of books now! I wish I could read as fast as you, I really do. I have shelves and shelves of books and they call to me. I love books too, but I am a slowwwwww reader.
    And that is the perfect stamp for your card swap (at least one of your spots--busy girl)! LOve the card you made with it!! That sentiment is so true!

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