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Monday, April 18, 2016

My Sister Turns 50!

Good evening everyone!! Tomorrow my sister is turning the BIG 5-0!! I can't believe it!! She is an amazing woman, a great sister, a fantastic aunt and she has been through a lot.

She moved out of the house when I was young. She moved around the US a little bit, living in San Francisco, New York City and Atlanta. She went to college at night while she was working during the day. It took her a lot of years, but she got her degree in Computer Science and she has been in that field since I can remember. She has been employee, manager and Director. She has a house in Atlanta and she travels when she can. She learned to scuba dive last year and now she is enjoying scuba diving trips! She has always been there for me and gotten me out of more jams than I can remember! She has definitely been the successful one. I chose the family and kids route and I go to work and come home. I have never wanted to do more. I want to leave my work at work and then do my thing when I come home. And that is exactly how it works out most of the time :)  My sister is a career woman! My sister is also a survivor! She had breast cancer and fought her way through chemotherapy. Today she is a survivor and amazing! I'm proud to be her sister.

She doesn't read my blog, so I am posting her card here LOL I can't post it on Facebook until after she gets it, because she would see it there!  So here is what I came up with for her big birthday:











I've used an amazing image from Maria Medel Illustrations; this is Catrina and I thought she was going to be perfect for this card! Maria Medel Illustrations sponsored us over at Open-Minded Crafting Fun this month too! Be sure to see those creations :)  Awesome images! I printed her on kraft paper and colored her with my Faber-Castell Polychromos Pencils. I used a fun step card cut. I love the edges. I added some additional layer cuts, because I love layers! The oval die cut is from My Favorite Things. The card stock is scraps and the patterned paper is from a Halloween Stack that I have. I've added some a Poppy vine die cut as well. I've added some various flowers, a small gem/rhinestone on the skull at the bottom. I've added a bit of clear Wink of Stella on the image in some spots. There is a small amount of highlights using Copic Opaque White on the mirror and small black dots of puffy paint on the mirror frame. There are some different dew colored dew drops and some cheesecloth in behind the oval die cut. I created the sentiment and printed those out and placed them. I did decorate the inside as well. I just created those additional cuts to layer the inside as well. Then I added the little Rip headstone die cut with a brad on the inside to finish it off. All of this was cut with the Silhouette Cameo.

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27 comments:

DIANA L. said...

OMGOSH!!! this is a super 50th birthday card. This is just too fun your sis will love it.
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Desire Fourie said...

You two sisters are both amazing and its great that your opposite lifestyles aids in being there for each other. I am sure your sister will love her card.
Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

Amy Cohen said...

Amazing tribute to your sister! This card is hilarious- she will love it!! Thanks for sharing wour talent with us at Crafty Gals Corner.
Amy-DT

Colette said...

Great fun card for your fabulous sister, thanks for playing along at The Paper Shelter challenge, good luck, hugs, Colette xx

Anet van Zyl said...

Gorgeous card Susan. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Penny's Paper-Crafty. We would love to see you again ... Anet DTx

Leinzlove Tear Bears said...

This is fabulous! Your sister is so lucky to have a sister like you! <3 Thanks for joining us at leinzlovetearbearschallenge.blogspot.com. !

Eek Eek said...

I bet she loved it! :D I would :D Love the skull paper, compliments the image so well. Thanks for joining us at The Crafty Addicts and Good Luck! :)
Annabel - Crafty Addicts DT.

Cathy Clowes said...

What a stunning card for a very special sister. I love all your little details and fabulous theme. Thanks for joining us at Jade's Sparkling Butterflies. Cathy DT x

Lisette Baker said...

Great card, very original idea and I love the cheeky wording. I hope your sister loves it. Thanks for joining in at Crafty Boots Challenges this time.

Crafty Pearly said...

Love love love this. Thank you for joining us at Brown Sugar. Hugs Traci DT xx

Crafts-by-Alison.blogspot.com said...

OMG Carol this is stunningly beautiful and I am sure your sister is going to love it, Love Alison xxx

Bonnie Taylor said...

Susan, this card for your sister is amazing! I love the image, and sentiment, and also all of the layers to your card. It's so clear how much your sister means to you, and I image she absolutely loved this! I also wanted to thank you for the kinds words you said about my card over at Craft Your Passion. I had a lot of fun making that one.
Hugs, Bonnie

Dee's Craft Room said...

Great card, I hope your sister does not mind you telling everyone how old she is! Lol.

Your colouring is amazing and such pretty flowers. Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.

Dionne

Sue Reynolds said...

Love the image and coloring and all the embellishments. Great card, your sister should certainly enjoy it. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments.

Spiral Creativity said...

What a stunning card for a very special sister.Thanks for joining us at creative fingers challenge.
Rgds,
Shamita DT
(spiralcreativity.blogspot.com)

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Many thanks for joining in with our challenge at 613 Avenue Create this week showcasing your gorgeous card.
Lorraine DT

CornishKat said...

What a fabulous card, I love the skulls and your flowers match the ones in her hair brilliantly. Thanks for joining us in the Floral Frenzy challenge at Polkadoodles,
Katrina x

DonnaMundinger said...

OMG Susan! What a HOOT! I adore DOTD and never thought of using an image like that for a milestone birthday. Will be filing that away for sure. Great design and dimension, too. Thanks so much for joining our "Say it with Flowers" challenge at Aurora Wings. xxD

Ellibelle said...

What a fun card for your sister, and so beautifully colored too!
Thanks so much for sharing!!
xEllie - Let's Color Linky Party and Critters & Creatures Linky Party

Amanda said...

Hi Susan, I love your 50th card for your sister and I am sure she will love it too. Great shaped card and loving all the details you have included in it. I hope I am so lucky to receive a 50th birthday card like this as it's mine this year too ...Yikes!!
Thankyou for joining us at Petal Lu this time and I hope to see you back again.
Hugs Amanda

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Your sister sounds amazing, I am sure she feels the same way about you! The card is perfect for the big 50, love all your details! Carri~Abusybee
Skittles!

Tammi Lynn said...

Awesome. Thank you for joining us over at Craft Your Passion challenge. Hope to see you again.

Lots of Hugs
Tammi,

lulucker said...

fab card, love the sentiment, made me chuckle. thank you for joining us at Petal Lu x

Elizabeth Hart said...

Your sister will laugh and treasure this special card!! Thanks so much for joining us this time at the Creative Fingers Challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

Mindy Beverly said...

Oh Wow, your card is so Fun and Creative! I Love it! Thank you for joining our Challenge over at Leinzlove Tear Bears Challenge Blog! DT Mindy

Rae Ann said...

Haha! Fabulous sentiment! I love the bright pops of color against the neutral backgrounds. Such a great shape for the card as well.

Thank you for joining us at The Corrosive Challenge for our Girls, Ladies, Women challenge.

Julie Odil said...

Susan, this is a super fun card! Thanks so much for joining our birthday challenge this month at Oddball Art Stamps. Julie, DT member