Tuesday, September 3, 2013

JUST A COUPLE OF AUGUST BIRTHDAYS

     Well yes I know August is gone, lol      but as always,  here I am  a  bit late...

       So  here is  a card that I made  for  my sister - in - law ,  and the best part was I was able to spend  her birthday with her. That was the first in many many  years...  I am sad to say I was not feeling well, after a weekend of  either  motion sickness  gone to vertigo  or what ever   it hit me...    But we  did just enjoy being together..  .I treasure this lady, she  has been a part  of my life  for  over 50  years...I am so blessed,  she  has always  been  that " big sis "  that I did not have...
        I used  some  beautiful dp  from a  friend,  and  dry embossed  the solid color  with a folder from Sizzix,  matched up and used some velvet ribbon  from my  stash, just  to pretty it up.  And then  butterflies,  yes  just because I  love them...a touch of   " bling"   and  a simple sentiment..

       I  had to fit  this in,  as I  turned  Sue  loose in my  stamping / scrap book room  to  create  cards while she was here...    And  oh I  think she liked it   : )    She liked it so much  my brother  bought  her a Sizzix  for  her  Birthday...   You are  welcome  big brother  : ) .

             The second card for today   is  the card I made  for  my youngest daughter Krista,   I struggle with  cards  for her.. Any of you that  know her, know  she  has an eye  for  perfection  in crafting, as well as  cake  decorating  and life in general... 

But   here it is,  hope it made  her smile ... 
           I did not  use a true PURPLE,  which is her favorite color,  but I  loved this image ( pre colored  )  from LOTV ... I had this  awesome  dp  out  and  off I went. The scan does not show  the color well, it did actually  look pretty good together.I  made a square card  because I thought it showed off the image better  

So, pretty paper,  fancy ribbon  a sweet little happy birthday stamp  and the awesome image... my work was  made easy...  : )  
Though my  little  girl is all grown up, I still remember  these days...  ..  

            Now  for the best part...  my next  blog post will feature some of the cards  that  my sister in law Sue  created  while she was  here...  I keep telling her to  put  some  up on her Etsy account  or at a church function... 
She is a fantastic seamstress,  so I love to see  where her creativity takes  her...  
So please  be sure  to stop  back  and  check  her  cards  out...
and get a link to her Etsy account too  : ) 
Thanks  so much   for stopping by,   It is still warm enough  to enjoy some iced tea... 
I so appreciate  those of you that  come  visit... If you have  not,  please leave me a comment, I would love to read  what you think  about  my   cards  and words 
Love you all  


And til next time, Smile  and share  some goodness  with someone...  

Bye Bye now  

20 comments:

  1. Both cards are just adorable, Sonja. I know that both Krista and Sue loved them ... mostly because the cards were filled with love. :) Great job!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and the kind words

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  2. Both cards are lovely, but my favorite is the one for your sister-in-law. The color and embossing and designer make it special. Have a great day! :)

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  3. Thanks so much , I love the Dp and colors too ... Such kind words

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  4. Your cards are so cute Sonja! Love the colors & layouts on both...TFS!!!

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  5. Both cards are so pretty. I love the embossing folder and butterflies for your SIL. Your daughter's card is just adorable. Such pretty papers.

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    1. Awe gee, thanks... just when I feel so blah about my efforts you all perk me right up thanks

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  6. Hey Soni! Sorry I missed your IM today. My computer is always on, but I'm not always there. Love your cards. I particularly like how you brought up the designer paper to the upper part with the butterflies. Really pretty. I also love that sweet image on the second card. You chose the patterned paper perfectly for the colors in the image. Great job! Hope you are doing well. Hugs, Curt

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    1. I see you on most days... thanks for stopping by, I know you are so busy~ it really means a lot to me ... I love the pre colored images from LOTV ...sure make card come together so quick...lol

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  7. Wow! Great job Soni on both cards, but I'm with Krista in that I also love purple so I have to say that I really love that card. So glad that you tried LOTV. They have the cutest images whether they are colored or not.

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    1. Thanks Maggie, yes I have several sheets of those images too, the Christmas ones are so pretty and I found some for the occassions I do not have stamps for...works for me ... Thank you Maggie for always stopping by... So what could I have done to spiff up either of them????

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  8. They both turned out lovely, Soni. And I think any shade of purple will brighten KK's day.

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    1. thanks, she did like it I just try to use purple for her

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  9. Both cards are beautiful! I love how you used the embossing folder on the first one. I am sipping iced peach tea tonight. :-)

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  10. : ) yum used to be my favorite... Lipton had a pre made bottled one that was awesome...yes I am a Lipton girl... thanks ...

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  11. Hey there! Came by to say hello and to see what you've been up to. . .Slacking I see. . .LOL Hope all is well in your world! Hugs, Curt

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  12. I will always be ready to see your cards whenever you post them. they are beautiful and beauty is truly timeless

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  13. I see I missed a few of you way back when in my MIA time lol I do truly appreciate all of you and your kind words... yes Curt "slacking " lol
    Brenda you always stop by thank you and Jacki your confidence in me is amazing...

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