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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15 comments:

  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.

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

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  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.

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  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!

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

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  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!!!

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  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!!

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

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  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!!
    c

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  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.
    Smiles:)
    Sue

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  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!!!

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

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  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.

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

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  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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