Sunday, August 22, 2010

Happy Birthday to my Sister!

I have 3 sisters.  Although I live only minutes from one and many miles from the other two sisters, we will always be close.   Today, August 22, is my sister's birthday.  I started to say my 'oldest' sister, but there comes a day that 'oldest' just doesn't seem to be the appropriate description to use.   My sister,  Kathie, was the first of four girls for my mom and dad.   FIRST has a lot of meaning in Kathie's case and also in the case of my mom and dad.   First daughter, First to potty train, First to send to school, First teenage driver, First to wed.... the list goes on.   Being the FIRST, Kathie unknowingly set a precedent for many things in our family.  This at times could be a heavy load to carry.  (BTW  I'm #3 in the line of sisters).  So big THANKS to Kathie for 'paving the way' for the rest of us.
Kathie is one of my long distance sisters.  I look forward to the time that we can spend together.  Both of us have daughters who are the same age - They were our First.  Mine was born in February and hers followed in April. So Kathie and I had many discussions over the years (and still do) about what our daughters are going through or what WE are going through with them!
So, to my wonderful sister of FIRSTS - Happy Birthday!  I made this special card for her!
About the card:  I used the Veranda Creative Basics Collection.    The Creative Basics Collection comes with 12 sheets of B &T paper ( 6each of 2 designs) and a coordinating round of ribbon (4 yards).   These collections are designed for card makers that love to make multiple cards!  NOTE:  Keep a supply of cards and envelopes on hand with our Value Pack!

To adorn my card, I used a few flowers from the Just Blooms Paper Flowers and layered for an added effect.  I cut the daisy in half and used 1/2 of a small paper flower inked in Garden Green ink at the stem.  I stamped the flower stems using Garden Green Ink.   I used Antiqued Copper brads for the flower center and added a triangle photo corner in the upper left corner.  And for that final POP of color I used a Tulip Butterfly (from Paper Flowers Collection) and stamped "Happy Birthday" in Tulip ink.

Creative Basics Veranda Collection - X5809
Colonial White Cardstock - 1388
Colonia White Cards & Envelopes - X1410
Just Blooms Paper Flowers Spring Blossom - 1397
My Acrylix Stamp Smiles - C1397
My Acrylix Stamp Happy Birthday - C1257
Mini-Medley Accent Antiqued Copper Collection - Z1275
Exclusive Ink Garden Green - Z2120
Exclusive Ink Tulip - Z2166


  1. That's so sweet Gina. Thanks for the special blog post and the card. I love you! Your "big" sister, Kathie

  2. Oh my goodness, how thoughful! I love it, so very pretty and one of a kind. Love Ya, 'The Momma'

  3. What you said about your sister was beautiful! Always treasure everyday with your sisters - Sisters are the best friends you will ever have. The card is beautiful also.


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