Monday, September 16, 2013

Goodbye to Sis

What fun Laurie & I had spending a week together! It went fast as I knew it would.  Flights worked out so that we picked up hubby returning from his genealogy research in Iowa, had him take a quick picture of the two of us and then said goodbye to Laurie as she headed home to a waiting hubby & puppy dog. It had been a year since we'd seen each other & we determined it will never be longer than that.  We weren't close as kids--being the oldest I was more a second mom to my brother & sister--but as adults we are truly friends & understand how special family is.  

We were finishing up cards until time to head for the airport.  Here are 2 more we made for the Penny Black Color Challenges.  Laurie's card is for Day 5 & mine is Day 4.  Fortunately, the rules say shades of the given colors are allowed. 

Greta's Card

My background piece is made by stamping Penny Black's "peacock feather", 40-203, in Ultimate Metallic Champagne on textured ivory paper saved from a store bought card.  Then I dry embossed it,sponged Memento Peanut Brittle on the edges & added the lace. Sue has me at least thinking about dry embossing every stamped image & so far I've loved it each time. Penny Black's dies "delicate wings", 51-010, were cut from 2 shades of green cardstock.  An additional body was cut & wrapped with gold floss.  
colorfulxmas-thursThe open areas have Glossy Accents & then the entire butterfly is misted with Tattered Angels Iridescent Gold. Happy Birthday, 2912D, is an older Penny Black wood stamp that I frequently end up using.  The 3 green gems were colored with a COPIC to match.

Laurie's Card

Laurie used another Penny Black sticker she said reminded her of the 2 of us as kids except she always wore blue & I wore red. 

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  1. Wow...what a beautiful photo of you and your sister, so pretty. And your cards are amazing too, how fun to have some crafty time with your sister, so fabulous.

  2. So glad you had a good visit! Look forward to seeing you later this week!

  3. I really like both of your cards, ladies! How wonderful for you to have quality time with your sister. I hope you can see her again soon.

  4. Both of you look beautiful on the photo and so happy that you had a great time together! It must be fun to make cards together - both cards are beautiful, Greta!

  5. Love the photo of you and Laurie! So nice to have a whole week together. Lovely cards, Greta!

  6. What a pretty photo of the two of you Greta! I'm so happy you had a nice long visit with lots of card making! Both of your cards are fabulous. And for the record Laurie STILL needs a blog LOL!!!

  7. What a blessing to have a week of sister time!! Love that you made cards ... it's good to have your hands busy while you share memories and have girl time!! The cards are beautiful!!

  8. beautiful set of cards, greta! love the picture of you and your sister!

  9. Two beautiful sisters spending time together, having fun, creating cards, enjoying company - oh, how you'll miss one another! And I agree: no more of this 'once a year' visiting! Time to double, triple or even quadruple those get-togethers, for sure! LOVE the cards you'e shared; both are ever so pretty! All around fabulous post; so glad you let us be part of your 'sister' time!!

  10. Hello Greta
    Gosh how that photo brought back a memory of 12 months ago for me too!
    I am so pleased you two had a great time together.
    You have both created lovely cards in between the talking, how I would have loved to have been part of it.

  11. Beautiful photo of you and your sister,So glad you had such a great visit,Your cards are VERY PRETTY!Have a good evening!!!

  12. Such a beautiful picture of you and your sister Greta, looks like you have a special bond, just a lovely blessing!!!

  13. Greta, what a LOVELY photo of you & your sister!
    How wonderful that you'll spent one week together!
    And, how fun that you'll made some lovely cards.

  14. such a beautiful photo, sounds like your had a great visit with your sister. love these cards :)

  15. I love your background and the gorgeous butterfly and your sisters image is adorable. Penny Black has the best stickers!


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