Wednesday, February 17, 2010


I have two sisters and I'm in the middle. When we were kids and the Sears Catalog would come in, my older sister and I would lie on the floor, side by side and for hours we would play "Look what I got" As the pages turned we would each declare ownership over what was on your perspective side of the page. Sometimes you got something cool on your page and the other didn't. When you got something like girdles then you would say "Look what I got" with a rather dejected voice. We would laugh through the entire catalog. What great memories I have of all the fun times we had together. I bet you played similar games with your sister or maybe brother, especially when the Christmas catalog came out.

That very same sister will be celebrating her birthday on St. Patrick's day and every year I send her a St. Patrick's type birthday card. Well, not THIS year! I made her a card that depicts just how I feel about her. She's the best big sister in the entire world!

I just had to computer generate that "Look what I got" because there isn't a stamp out there that say's that! Please notice also that I've kept my flowers to a minimum on this card. I will still have to make an envelope box for it!

Here's my card...

I used a Mo's Digital Pencil image called sisters. I bought the image with this card in mind, though the formula of it was still like feathers in the wind in my mind. You can find this image and many more in her shop, and they are all as beautifully illustrated as this one is.

Here's a closer look at the two sisters...

Card Recipe:

DP - My Minds Eye
CS is from SU
Image is printed on Cryogen White
Flowers - stash
Pearls - stash
Button - stash
Ribbon - stash
Nestabilities Large Circle die; large scalloped circle die; Fancy labels die
Copic markers
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist - Pearl and Irridescent Gold
Leaf Branch punch - Martha Stewart
Scalloped Edge Punch - SU
Sewing machine
Angel charm - stash

The inside of the card is quite a bit more simple. I printed my sentiment (which reads "...the best big sister in the world! Happy Birthday!")and cut it with my Nestability circle die and scalloped circle die. I added some pearls around a small portion of the sentiment. Above that panel is the same ribbon as used on the front and a bow made using my Bow Easy with a little angel charm hanging from the bow. The other side of the angel says "Made for an Angel". I use my SU scalloped edge punch across the bottom and added a small pearl to each scallop.

Here are the markers I used. I had to divide them up because they wouldn't all fit into my container and since the Caio markers have no numbers on the ends, I just layed them across the top of the container with their color #'s showing.

Well, that's it for today. I hope you enjoyed your visit to my blog. I always enjoy a record of your visit...


  1. I am so glad I hopped over from PCP to check your blog. This is an exquisite card. All of your work is gorgeous. I love all the precious details you add to your cards.

  2. Hi just come from pcp to see the inside omg this is amazing how can dream of parting from this. Gosh love love love it. I can see mo recruiting you for her team

  3. Barbara, haven't seen you in a while. I hope you're doing okay! This card is brilliant. The coloring is amazing and just pops off the page. Love the dp and flowers and inside too. Just gorgeous. Your sister will adore it! Hugs, Anjou

  4. Hi Barbara,

    I followed over here from PCP, your card is gorgeous and your sister will just adore it!. I love the elegant feel to it and beautiful colourwork on the image. It made me smile, my two children look through the books together now and circle what they want or what they need :O) lol.

  5. What a beautiful card , STUNNING in fact and for a beautiful reason. I loved reading the story behing this card and you are very lucky to have such wonderful memories. Thanks for sharing....Hugs xxxx

  6. I love your memory that goes with this card!! It's beautiful anyway, but it's so special to know the meaning behind it!! Fabulous colouring too!! Juliex

  7. Gorgeous card Barb! I'm sure your big sis will just adore it, thanks for sharing such a lovely memory with us!

  8. What a sweet story Barb. How lucky you are to have each other.
    Your card is amazing as usual.

  9. Hi Barb, what a lovely story and the card matches it. There is nothing better than a sister when you really get along well. Lots of love. Tell her happy birthday from me too.

  10. Hi Barbara, I popped over from Mo's digital pencil to have a look at the inside of your gorgeous card and I'm not disappointed- it's as lovely as the outside. I love the way you colour- it's so professional looking, don't think mine will ever come up to your standard. I have put my name down as a follower and maybe I'll be able to pick up a few hints and tips. Thanks also for the link to wildorchid crafts, I will definitely be using them soon.
    Trish x

  11. Hi Barb,
    What a stunning card this is!!! In one word magnificant. And really beautiful coloring! Loved it when I saw it. Greetings, Caroline

  12. Such a stunning card! Thank you for sharing the card and the memory!

  13. Barbara,

    This Mo's image is SO lovely, especially your talent with COPICS!

    You have mastered the "blending" as I thought this was watercolor!

    Love being a "follower" of your blog!

  14. Oh, Barbara, This is one of the most beautifully colored images I have seen, the blending and highlights are perfect. Love your story and your sister is going to love this card. If she doesn't disown her and adopt me :) Just kidding!!! LOL

  15. Thank you so much for sharing your card and the story behind it. My brother and I loved paging through the old Sears catalog that my grandparents had...we'd sit on the floor for hours with it -- wondering about some of the more unusual items in it -- thanks for the wonderful memory. Your card is amazing!! Beautiful on both the outside and inside.

  16. Fantastic card! Love all about it! Hugs Nilla

  17. Reminds me of my two girls! Great card!

  18. hello Barb!! WOWO!! this is an AMAZING card........your coloring is divine and the layout is stunning! you are very lucky to have 2 sisters!! and i hope they know how lucky they are to have you!! thanks for your comment on my card and my mini-guessing challenge! you are wrong.........but i will reveal all tomorrow evening!! i was just as surprised!!

  19. Hi Barb,Congrats on your card being
    up on Mo's Blog you deserve it.
    Your card is beautiful what can I say.
    Linda W.

  20. Gorgeous Barb! I thought I'd already commented on this! bummer, sorry - a slow poke! Love your coloring and card will be treasured I'm sure!!!
    Your Christmas card is still on my fireplace mantel!!! lol
    Pam Going Postal

  21. Oh my this is just so beautiful!
    Your Sister is so going to treasure this as you treasure her!
    I love this sweet image and your colouring is superb!
    Such a gorgeous card!
    kim x

  22. Barb, this card is just lovely! Love your card layout and embellishments. Gorgeous image! TFS, hugs, Angela

  23. Another great card! Love that string of pearls and perfect sentiment!
    - Ann


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