Monday, June 24, 2013

A Kindred Spirit...

Hi crafty peeps!
What exactly is a Kindred Spirit? Well, in my eyes a kindred spirit is a term that mean someone you feel a connection with, or someone who understands you. A kindred spirit can share all of your goals, ambitions and thought processes or they can simply share with you only one unique quality. They're people that you connect with on a deeper level than just basic intellectual and emotional interaction.
One would think that you need to have direct contact with an individual, right?  Well I can tell you for a fact, that direct contact is NOT necessary, for I have found one such kindred spirit right here in blog land.
Her name is Brigitte, or as she is more affectionately known here in blog land; Bricolage de Brigitte.

You are all probably asking yourself why I am tell you all this, right?
Well this past Friday, Brigitte and I took advantage of a rare opportunity to meet in person, as she was attending a conference very close to where I live. During the logistical planning stages, I knew of course that I had to make Brigitte a special card. After all, that is our first and foremost connection to each other, but trust me when I say we do have many very personal things going on too. 
 As all my faithful followers know by now, I usually design my personal cards to reflect some form of physical or emotional connection.
Brigitte and I are both Canadian, and she is in fact part of our Armed Forces, so I decided to take advantage of that fact, and Nicecrane Designs had the perfect image for me to use…
Nicecrane Designs has a pretty awesome collection of vintage pin-up girls, and I totally had fun creating this card for Brigitte!
Here is a close up shot...

I printed the image onto Neenah cardstock and then coloured it with my Copic markers. Choosing a colour scheme was pretty much made for me, given the fact that the military is basically limited to earth tones. (LOL)
Shirt/Hat - BG93, 96 G 94
Boots/Gun/Hair - N0, 03, 05, 07, 10
Skin - E0000, 000, 00, 11, R21, 22
Boxes – E0000, B0000, BG0000
 I hope you enjoyed my card as much as I enjoyed the reason behind creating it.

Brigitte, I hope you had a safe flight home, and thanks again for the wonderful evening. I can't believe how fast our evening together went, let alone the fact that we were able to meet face to face.
Cheers, to what I hope will be a very long friendship!

Jusqu'en notre prochaine rencontre ... (I hope this translates well, my French Canadian Ami)

Thanks for stopping by :) S






  1. So happy for you to have connected with your kindred spirit! A true life treasure. She must have loved the card. So thoughtfully prepared, with love and friendship. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Wowwww,,,,, Sandra I am so happy you are feeling happy,,,,,,,,horayyy for this special friend,,,,Ilove your coloring,,,,,,,so bright,,,,,so vibrant,,,,,,waht a amazing girl,,,,,,,OMG,,,,,,,,,,,,Ylou used my Pin Up in the perfec way my friend,,,,,,,,,horayyyy for Sandra.......Very Well done,,,,,,and greeeting to Brigitte.....

  3. Awsome card Sandra!!! Love the coloring and Great occasion for it :-D
    Glad you had a great time!
    Hugs, Sandra

  4. What a lovely tribute to your friend, Sandra! Fantastic coloring; love the design and DP, too! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

  5. Je l'adore!!!! I love it and our time together!!!! You are so talented Sandra both with your cards and with your words! I feel the same way (just not good enough to say it elegantly, lol!!!). Your card is gorgeous and the image just perfect!!! Thank you for a perfect evening! Big hugs, Brigitte

  6. This just proves what a very special and caring person you are Sandra. You are also very talented and creative! Your card is fabulous!

  7. Lovely story behind a very lovely card! Awesome colouring on that great image and fab design but the reason for doing it stands out as the best thing here :)

  8. Sandra, Fabulous card, love how you colored your image. It is always nice when you get a chance to meet a blogging friend. Thanks for sharing your time with us.
    Hugs, Patricia