Monday, August 16, 2010

She Snuggles..

What a fascinating weekend I had!

Saturday, on my walk, I happened upon a little woman who was lost. She approached me at the very farthest point of my walk, but she did not speak a word of English. She kept saying something that sounded like "Second Baby." She gestured down the highway we were at the edge of and said "Second Baby" about four times. It was quite confusing. I finally realized she was lost. Aaah, lost. And I have no idea what she's saying. And she has no idea what I'm saying. We try hand gestures and individual words. Nothing. I pull out the Iphone and show her a map. She can't read the map because she doesn't know the street names. We point some more.


Finally she says something I don't understand except for the word "Vietnamese". AHA! I ask "Vietnamese?" and she says yes. NOW we're getting somewhere.

Luckily, my nail lady is Vietnamese, so I call her and ask her to translate. I hand the phone to lost lady, she tells Le some landmarks near where she lives, and hands the phone back. WHEE! I turn around and get her to walk with me. We walk a mile to where I know she can find her way, in mostly silence, but with an occasional smile and arm squeeze from her :) You don't need to speak Vietnamese to know the universal gratitude expressed by a smile and an arm squeeze. Happy ending.

Then I went to a super fun birthday party for a friend, and I used the Inspiration Challenge on Splitcoast to create the card I brought.

I loved the site she chose for inspiration - Decade Gifts, and I picked this "She Snuggles" image for my card.

How sweet is that?? It meets all my requirements - it has a fuzzy bunny, it has a lovely shade of pink... perfect.

I had JUST gotten this image from the Cat's Pajamas too - I absolutely love this little bunneh. Purrrfffeeccct for the TCP blog hop!

I colored the image with Copics, and the background paper and paper tape is from Basic Grey.
Stamps: Birthday Bunny (The Cat's Pajamas) Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: Copic Blender from X-press it, Basic Grey
Accessories: Copic, Basic Grey paper tape, Oval Sizzix Die, Corner Chomper

I think I'd toss the pressies and snuggle the bunneh.

Have a great Monday!

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  1. eeek, love! Both the inspiration pic & the finished card.

  2. Thanks so much for helping that lady. You and other people who show such kindness make the world a nicer place.


  3. vicki rochester nyAugust 17, 2010 at 8:39 AM

    Good for you for taking the time to help that Lost Lady. You are a good person. AND I love your card. If this was irl, I think we could be friends, I'm just saying.

  4. I knew you were a kind and caring person when I first "discovered" you (remember the Marine and the potato chips?) How awful it must have been for this little woman to be lost and unable to read or speak the language. Her guardian angels sent her in your direction. Hug, hug, hug!

    Love your snuggly bunny card.:)

  5. Super sweet, Lydia. Love the inspiration and the card!

  6. Ok, what a SWEET story, and an amazing thing that you are such a caring person:)

    Your card is also adorable, awesome job:)

  7. loved reading your story .. and the pic and inspiration is fab .. LOVE the card


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