A Card For My Sister

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!



  1. Chriss, this is such a neat post and your sister is going to love the card. It's going to bring back so many memories for her too! Love it!
    (I "liked" your Facebook page - I need the mojo fairy now! LOL!)

  2. what a beautiful and sweet card for your sister. hugs

  3. Fantastic card Chriss! So fun reading your cute story:) What a great card for your sister. I am sure she will love it! The tearing of the paper looks awesome and what a sweet image! Love it Chriss!
    Sherrie K

  4. Your card is gorgeous and very eye-catching! This was a very touching post too. I know your sister will love it!

  5. Such a sweet post. Adorable card. She will love it! I DO!
    Have a wonderful day my friend,
    *Crafting With Creative M*

  6. Aw cute story to the making of your card.... Happy birthday to your sister, enjoy and share those yums with her.....Hey I forget to let you know I got my overlap woo hoo..... I made 2 cut outs but need to make cards yet.....love love love love love it my bestie......

  7. What a sweet card!! Very lovely!
    Happy birthday to your sister !!

  8. Gorgeous card...Thanks for playing along with us at Divas by Design this week :)
    Wendy xx

  9. Great card. Thanks for playing with us at Divas this week x

  10. Oh I just love your sweet old fashioned looking card! The images are wonderful and I loved your tale of the two sisters. It just made me laugh to think of the two of you singing I'm 92 and you're 92 sometime in the future!


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