Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Happy Birthday to My Sister Sue!

So....Sue, if you see this before next week and our lunch date with Miss Emma. Stop reading right now. No peeking at your card. Or I'll make a switch and give you an ugly one (hahahahahaha).

Oh I wish you could all meet my sister. She's one of the best people in the whole wide world. Girl can sing, cook, craft, decorate, and is the second best grandma ever (I'm first, lol). Her birthday was yesterday, and I want to celebrate her a little bit. Next week, we're taking little Emma, Sue's almost three-year old granddaughter, out for lunch - she'll have chips and salsa, we'll have tamales and such. Emma loves chips and salsa! Then we're taking her out to buy paper. Sue and I are doing our best to help her become a craftaholic, and I think we're succeeding! It will be nice to have a birthday lunch... I need your help though. Do I call ahead to the restaurant and tell them it's her birthday and we'd like them to put on the sombreros and sing real loud?! Let me know what your vote is, and I'll let you know what we end up doing! You'd better not be reading this Susan....or I'll tell dad!

I struggled with her birthday card a bit. Made three yesterday, and hated each one of them. Literally threw one together today with the scraps from two of the cards, and like the way it came out!! Who knew???? Just works out that way sometimes.

And as luck or fate or whatever has it, I can pop this into three challenges! Woohooooooo!! ColorQ Challenge, CAS(E) This Sketch, and Curtain Call Challenge.





I kept this card very simple, but managed to use all the colors at ColorQ, and the CTS sketch. 


I wish you could see this in real life. It's so much more pretty and delicate than this photograph shows. Made with scraps, scraps, and more scraps. Die cut heart from my Silhouette, an MFT notebook die for the scrap of SC vellum, and a scrap I think I got from Amy Tsuruta. A SSS sentiment with black versafine ink. And that's about it. Am going to run now, and watch my Cubbies lose to St. Louis today. But that's okay; the Cubs have won the first two games of this series. I won't be greedy! (yet). 

28 comments:

A splash of color said...

Pretty and delicate for sure.. enjoy all the kids and grands..

Patti said...

Hey! your first comment-er is MY sister Sue! - Susan that is from Splash of color!! Must be the name because MY sister is the best in the whole world! : )

Tell you sister Happy Birthday from me and definitely! go for the loud signing embarrassing sombrero!! And don't forget PICTURES!!

Oh and your card is beautiful BTW I just love what vellum does to a card!

Patti

Kara Lynne said...

Yes, make some noise, it's a fiesta! I hope you have a wonderful time, I know she will love her card! It is soft and beautiful and I love how it was thrown together from the other trials.

Barb said...

The card is beautiful Bev and she'll love it.

Yes you must phone ahead so they sing and wear sombreros. The family did this for my hubby when we visited Canada one year and went out for his birthday. We'd never experienced it before and hubby was a bit shy but it was great fun. Can't remember the name of the place though.

Anyway have a wonderful time with Sue and Emma. Barbxx

shirley-bee said...

Yup, loud singing is obligatory - preferably accompanied by whistles, stomping and any other noise you can think of! Love your thrown-together card and how it meets the challenges!

Bobby said...

I think vellum can turn any card into something special, Bev, and you did with your card of sisterly love. A lot of times I just tell the hostess on the QT about a birthday but calling ahead doesn't hurt either. Just have fun.

Kim Heggins said...

How lucky you are to have such a sweet and wonderful sister, a real blessing. Sweet card, love your use of the vellum too, just so soft and pretty. Thanks so much for playing along with us at ColourQ!

Shelly said...

Ohhh, this is so sweet and pretty!! Love it! And I'm sure your sister will love it, too! ;)
Also, I'd say either call and tell them it's her birthday or just let them know upon arriving...tell your sister you need to use the restroom and try to find your waitress/waiter and let them know it's her birthday. ;) Have fun!!

Marybeth said...

Your sister sounds like a gem( I have a sister named Marysue) second-best grandma....haha . Sounds like it should be a fun lunch.
Well, this card for three challenges is gorgeous! Love the beautiful vellum! Enjoy the game and happy birthday to Sue!

~amy~ said...

Yes to the sombrero and loud singing...(wink)
What a beautiful card, love the vellum. I didn't grow up with a sister but love having all of my crafty sisters.

Aileen Ryan said...

Beautiful card Bev, can see it looks soft and delicate. She will love it. She has to be a good sister not to read the whole post, I would not be able to share anything cause my sister always wants to know everything before it happens. She would not be able to resist reading. Of course as her sister you must call ahead and organise this surprise. Thats what sisters are for, enjoy.

Darnell J Knauss said...

Happy Belated Birthday to Sue! (I've heard so much about you, Sue! Your sister thinks you are THE BEST!!) Bevie, she will treasure this very pretty birthday card! I love the big pink heart and I'll bet Emma will love it, too! Have a beautiful day bringing up that little girl in the Way of Craft!! Miss you!! Hugs, Darnell

donna mikasa said...

Oh, I hope you had a blast, whatever you did! Sue sounds like she's up for anything and I'm sure she loved her card! It's a super sweet take on the sketch!

Lynn said...

Happy happy birthday to Sue! Love her sweet, delicate card...and of course love seeing you play at CAS(e) this Sketch and Curtain Call. It is CAS and beautiful! And definitely call ahead!!

I Card Everyone said...

Most definitely Sombreros, Chica! Unless you think Emma will be scared to death!
LOvely birthday card ... Sue MUST be the best sister, you've probably taught her everything she knows!
=]

Leigh Penner said...

How wonderful that you think so highly of your sister -- you must have a special relationship!
Your card is lovely, Bev! Sue will love it! Fabulous take on the sketch and on the inspiration photo!

Jen Mitchell said...

The card is wonderful and I'm sure that Sue will love it! I especially love the bits of vellum - vellum makes the world go 'round in my book! And I totally vote for calling ahead and insisting on sombreros for everyone! What's a sister for if not causing a spectacle in public?

Petra Swart said...

Oh, yeah, go for celebrating big, Bev ...don't forget to organize for champagne, hey!!!! ...and take lots of photo's to share with us!!! ...from your story I can tell that she is as special a person as you are and the two of you have a very special relationship!!!! Aren't sisters the best, hey!!!!
And your card for her is so soft and feminine and simply beautiful, Bev!!! Love the sweet little triangles on the vellum and the pretty pink heart with the two gold spots!!!! I can just imagine how FABULOUS this card must be IRL!!!! It's beautiful, my friend!!!
I really enjoyed your post!!!
Have a wonderful day!!!
Hugz




Anita in France said...

Oh how lovely, Bev ... soft, delicate and sweet ... love the detail of those two tiny triangles on the heart ... ties in so beautifully with that gorgeous vellum! Happy Birthday to Sue ... definitely celebrate with sombrero's!! Hugs & bisous, mon amie! Anita :)

Chrissy Larson said...

I love the vellum on this! It totally makes for an extra interesting look and that heart! LOVE!

Joyce said...

Happy birthday to your sister. Your card is wonderful. Love how you used our colors. I'm sure the lunch is all eaten and cleaned up by now, so I hope that whatever you decided--sing or not--worked out just show you wanted. Thanks so much for playing along at ColourQ this week.

Tracey McNeely said...

Oh my goodness what a beautiful card for your sister Bev. So CAS and I love that vellum! Every detail just fabulous. Thank you for sharing with us at the colourQ this week!

Eliz Stewart said...

Love this! So simple and welcoming!

Martha said...

OH, Bev, I'm sure your sister loved this sweet card. I love how the darling heart pops against the white, and love the vellum die-cut panel.

Your lunch plans sure sound like fun! (You crack me up.) Sisters are the best. Enjoy!

Geri said...

First things first...you would NOT find an ugly card in your stash...unless it was a tacky store bought card!!!

Sue is going to love this card! Hmmm....I wonder if she peeked??? Your 'scraps, scraps and scraps' strategy worked as this is stunning! The bit of velum creates such a soft feel to your card. Absolutely Bee-u-ti-ful!!!

TK said...

I love the soft, delicate feel of this card, with the teal blue muted in the background! Thrown together from scraps? Man, I can't say that's ever worked for me! Meanwhile I'll keep trying and maybe when I grow up I'll be as talented as you! Have a wonderful Birthday with sister and little one...

Kylie said...

Happy (belated) birthday to Sue! Hope she didn't peek and was surprised by your darling card! It's so sweet. :)

Karin Åkesdotter said...

LOVELY! So pretty with the vellum notepage! Soft and pretty!