Thursday, February 28, 2013

My Sister Is A Card Maker

We are so happy to have my sister, Cecilia, visiting with us this week in Florida.  Unfortunately the weather has not been that great so we are spending some time indoors. One day my sister who is not a card maker made a card which I am posting today.  I am entering her creation in some challenges and maybe she will have  a win on her first try.   I have been trying to get her to join me in making cards.....maybe this will give her the bug to make more.
From my supplies, she selected Blue CS as a base,  a My Mind's Eye pattern paper, Pink CS for a mat which I taught her how to cut with a Nesties die on the Big Shot as well the White CS for her image.  She used Memento Desert Sand ink to soften the white mat because it looked too stark. She stamped the Butterfly from MFP's Daffodil Greetings set with Memento Rose Bud ink and the sentiment from MFP's Happy Pansies with Memento Rich Cocoa.  She embossed the pattern paper (first time embossing) with Cuttlebug EF Swiss Dots.  She finished with the addition of looped satin ribbon.  All colors and stamps were selected by Cecilia...she has color and scale combinations ....maybe that is from 25 years of teaching elementary school. All work creating this card was completed by her.

Challenges that I am Entering for her:
Party Time Tuesday: Anything Goes
Sweet Stamps Blog: Use embossing folder, dies, and stamps
CRAFTS AND ME: Use Dies or Punches
Fab 'n' Funky:  Pastel Colors
Simon Says Stamp: Anything Goes
Flutter By Wednesday: Use 3 or more Layers
Craft Challenge: Use Embossing
Simple Salutations Speedy TV: Anything Goes with a sentiment

 I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

12 comments:

Carla S. said...

Your sister made a beautiful card, Theresa! No doubt she'll catch the "bug". That's how it all started with me - just made one card at a friend's house and the rest was history!

Anne-Elise said...

Beautiful card, Teresa! Love the butterfly and the die cuts! Hugs

Lin said...

Amazing for a first card, Cecilia! Good luck on the challenges! Thanks for sharing your card with us at the Simon Says Stamp challenge this week!

Benzi said...

What a beautiful card your sister made. Good luck with the challenges, Cecilia. Hope the cardmaking bug bit hard. LOL

Krafty Kows said...

Very pretty card. Thank you for joining us at CRAFT this week. Jeanette

jonim52 said...

Lovely card. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stamps.

Pat said...

Gorgeous card with a beautiful image and lovely bp. Thanks for joining in our challenge at Fab'n'Funky.

Pat xx

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

That is a fantastic first card, Cecilla! Fingers crossed you will be saying "Winner, winner, chicken dinner"!

jan farnworth said...

such a sweet card thanks for sharing at fbw.

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Like the floral pattern. The embossing on the pattern paper is creative; something I'll definitely try. Thank you for entering MFP Simple Salutations Anything Goes challenge.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"
MFP SS Hostess

Jennifer Grissom said...

This is cute! Great card! We'd love for you to try out at our new design team: Sister Act Card Challenge

sara said...

beautiful card thanks so much for joining us at crafts & me this week
hugs sara x x