Hello my Friends! Welcome Visitors,
The next few weeks we enter a period of time where my sister Cathy and I are the same age. In my big family of 14 children; we are only eleven months apart in age. We both have a memory of swinging on a teeter-totter on the swing set and singing "I'm two and you're two and we're both two." Um now the song would start I'm 56 and your 56...not as fun.
When I was about ten years old; I overheard my mom telling a neighbor that she was really enjoying raising "these two girls". She was talking about me & Cathy. It seemed like such a strange thing to say since she had seven children before we were born. I asked her about it later and she said that she was always under pressure to have boys. Now she had two boys, she could relax and enjoy her little girls. When I look back it seems that we were very pleasant little girls to raise. We had a huge fantasy life. We could start playing with our dolls and in minutes have the entire "fantasy doll world planned out" and then go play it for hours. We played "house", we both were voracious (and still are) readers. We would go for these really long bike rides. We kept our parts of the room clean, we were tidy and kept our things tidy. We were just two little girls that never seemed to get bored.
So here is my card for Cathy. I saw this digital stamp on A Day For Daises months ago. I got it and colored it months ago. Sadly, I didn't make it into a card then...I didn't know I would be swept up into all of these health problems that will now make me have to send this card late.
I wanted the card to have a very soft "olden times" look. I tore the paper so that it looks like torn wallpaper. I added lace from 3girljam and a crochet flower.
Here is a close-up of the digital stamp.
I don't know if you can tell in the close up that I embossed the paper to make it look even older. I chalked around the edges to make it soft and I added some skittles for fun. I really enjoyed making this card and remembering all those long ago days with my sister. Happy Birthday Cathy! I hope one day we sing...I'm 92 and you're 92....
I am entering this card into the following challenges:
http://divasbydesignchallenge.blogspot.com/ - Happy Birthday
Thank you so much for stopping by today! I appreciate all of your comments!
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