Saturday, August 14, 2010

For My Sister, Laurie

A happy hello from the girl on vacation! :)

Can ya tell I love being home and not working? It's funny, because I really do love my job. But I also love the time off I get. I guess it's a balance of both that keeps us happy.

Anyway, I loved Jennifer's personalized teacher cards on the Hero Arts Blog the other day. I thought of my younger sister, Laurie and wanted to make her a similar card. She teaches at a school for special-needs kids and is so good at what she does! I'll be giving this card to her for her first day back.



When I uploaded the card image, I chose the large size this time. It was a request from Anita. Hope this is better, Anita. Thanks for the suggestion.
This photo doesn't show the pretty color of the card base very well. It's a Hero Hues card in a poppy color from the Sunshine Set of folded cards. I stamped the Graph Background with Hero Hues Mango Dye Ink. The apples are from this set. I stamped them with the Punch colored Chalk Ink, added a deeper red with a Copic marker, doused them with Glossy Accents and cut them out before adding them to the die cut piece. I then hand drew the stems and leaves. Hope she likes it!

I am leaving shortly to take my 15 year old son, David, to his second day of driving school. Yikes! Can't believe he's that old already! He's my baby and such a good kid! He has a wonderful sense of humor and makes me laugh everyday! And the best part is that he is still willing to give me a hug when I want one. Hope it lasts!

Have a fabulous Saturday! :)

17 comments:

CinnamonSally said...

Love this card Barb, great take on Jennifers cards, I am sure your sister will really appreciate the thought!!

donna mikasa said...

Your sister will love this--love the glossy apples! Enjoy your weekend and I'm sure your son will do just fine. Hugs to you!

Rosemary said...

great card for your sister, barb... i know she will love it!

Kathy Wade (krolski) said...

Cute, cute card! Your sister will love it Barb! Your son sounds like a sweetheart. He must take after his Mom. :)

Monika Reeck said...

Cute really cute Apple card Barb...she must love it Barb guarantee....love the colors too...

AnitaRex said...

I hope he continues giving hugs too! :> Yay I am so happy to see your card bigger, I don't know if it's my eyesight but it works better for me! Easier to see all your hard work! I really hope you don't mind me saying that! :> And I love this card, the sentiment is absolutely perfect! The apples look so glossy and yummy! I hope your sister loves it, it will make going back to work easier!

Dawn said...

I really love this one when I saw it on Flickr. Your sister will love it. Wow - don't you just hate when you suddenly realise your baby is grown up!!! I still think of Kieran as being my baby and he is nearly 22 - but yes he still gives me cuddles!!!! He is such a happy young man I am so proud of him as no doubt you are of your boys, Barb

Nancy said...

What a cute card for your sister, Barb. I am sure she will love it!

Anne said...

Barb this is such a wonderful card- I'm sure your sister will just love it! Glad you are enjoying your vacation and it'sgreat that David is still willing to give you those treasured hugs!

Hannah said...

such a sweet card, barb. larger pic = definitely better! linking this to my post.. wish i'd gotten my license at 15. i still don't have mine! :P

Jill said...

This is so clever and cute! I'm sure your sister will just love it! Great use of the glossy accents on those apples! And added bonus- it's so cheery and fun!

Vanessa said...

This is so cute!! Love it, Barb!

Nancy said...

I love this sweet card, those apples look good enough to eat and are so perfect to adorn a card for a dedicated teacher.
There is nothing quite as wonderful as hugs from our growing boys.
Today was an amazing day at the store, I'll be posting photos tomorrow evening.
blessings to you!

Tiffany said...

Beautiful glossy shine on them apples, love it!

Simone said...

Beautiful and sweet card Barb! Love this!! I hope you are enjoying your holiday! Are you doing heaps of stamping? :)

Virginia L. said...

I absolutely love the apples in this. All that GA does make the image pop.Enjoy your holiday! I just took MY David to his driving lessons today,too! xoxo

Suzanne C said...

Gorgeous! Love the glossy accents! Have fun with the driving. My 15 year old just started too. Yikes is right! :)