Thursday, December 1, 2011

Melanie's Birthday

Today is my baby sister's birthday.  So I knew exactly the card I would make for her.  It tells the story of our lives perfectly!  Melanie is nine years younger than I and YES this is exactly what she looked like.  At least I thought so!!  LOL

 Fifty-five years later we have changed somewhat and so have our attitudes.  Of course a good bottle of wine helps anything!

So today we celebrated by having lunch in a really neat Japanese restaurant.

This is the back of the card.  My sister loved it and so did I!

Thanks for visiting and  I would love to hear what you think of my sister's birthday card!


Rene said...

LOL! Oh, hopefully this is my girls years from now! What a perfect card...I'm so glad you had a wonderful time! (It gives me hope that my girls will one day be BFFs instead of arch enemies! LOL!)!
Rene :D

Karen said...

Oh wow! This is fantastic!!! What a wonderful sister card!

Unknown said...

Oh Sandy, This is fabulous! O those images are adorable, love the coloring, colors, everything...whoo hoooo !!! Hugs! Leah Ann

cathylynn said...

Hello Sandy! Bravo Girlfriend!! Wow this was sure worth the wait. Oh my goodness your stamps are remarkable and your coloring is perfect! I love your layout and DP's . I bet your sister treasured this work of art from your heart. I know I would!!!!! You are one amazing artist. Oh what a joy to visit your blog!!!
Hugs, Cathy

Linda Palmer said...

Wow! Your coloring is beautiful!!!
I love this card and especially the back. I could use one of those drinks right now. Darling images and so beautifully embellished. I love all your cards, they are all fabulous. So sorry I missed you tonight..I'm off to check out the books.

Candy said...

What a fantastic card, Sandy!!!
I hope your sister loved it :o)
I recognize the image on the front, but have never seen the two women before LOL
Beautifully made, coloured and embellished!
You do SO much work on each of your cards!
Hugs, Candy

Sharon Caudle said...

OMG OMG OMG OMG!!!! I am sooooo in freakin' LOVE with this card!!!!! Sandy, NOBODY makes a card like you do! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the stories you tell with your cards! You are SUCH AN AMAZING TALENT, my friend!!!! OMG, I KNOW your sis enjoyed the hell out of this card! AMAZING!!!! Truly amazing!!!!
love and hugs, Sharon

Anonymous said...

This is delightful Sandy! I can just picture you with your sister growing up, Such a clever card, I'm sure that she will love it. Those crochet santas are really cute too. Love the red blog
Hugs Julie P

Imke said...

Sandy, this is such a lovely birthday card ! I like the different images and your coloring is great.

FerrellGraph-x said...

Sandy the card you made your sister is fabulous! I love that you decorated it inside and out! The martini glass on the back puts it over the top wonderful!
Kindest regards,

Pam Sparks said...

This captures the sister "thing" to the T Sandy!!! Wonderfully colored and designed with all the charm and delight that only you can create! I can't remember if I have this image or not... I have Mo's Cinderella but I need this one too! Is it a stamp or digi?

Anonymous said...

This is fabulous Sandy! Your sister will love this card. You put so much heart into all your cards and the sweet story you tell with them. Love the adorable image you used on your cover and then the fun "flash-forward" image inside. Love it!!

Have a great day! hugs, Angela

Christina C. said...

HAHAHAHAHAHA....Sandy, you are a "hoot"!!!!! I'm not surprised that your sister loved this card....absolutely precious!
You are so clever!!!! I think I would have to frame this beauty!!!!!

Pat said...

Wheeeeeeeeeee!! I LOVE, love LOVE it!! Your cards are always so thoughtful and planned out...and truly tell a story! Such fun images...and gorgeous coloring! You rocked this Mountain Mama!! Sounds like Melanie loved it too...she has good cards...and sisters!! Oh...and the crocheted Santas are delightful! You are so dang talented!! Hugs. Pat

Peggie said...

Oh this is fabulous - what fun! Looks great!

Lisa Minckler said...

LOLOLOLOL!!!! Fantastic card Sandy. My've captured it perfectly. Ha! I'm gonna giggle all day about this one. LOVE IT!!
hugs to you and have a great weekend.
Lisa xx

Pat said...

Gorgeous, every part of it made me smile, such super images. Have a good weekend.

Pat xx

Jill said...

Fantastic card and it definitive made me smile and I can understand your sister loved it!
Fabulous use of the images!
Have a wonderful weekend
hugs, Jill

Danielle Champagne said...

OH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOL.. unfortunately I don't have a sister. but your card makes me wish I had one. I do love the front image, but the inside one made me laugh soooo mcuh. Gosh Sandy, there is only you to make a card like this, you have such a unique style. Your coloring of both images is great, you brought them to life. Lovely layout too, and gorgeous colors.
Good to see you back.
Love it.

Paula said...

O-M-G!! This is soooo cute!!! WHen I made my sister's BD card last year, I used the same image you did from the front of the card, but LOVE how you added the image on the inside!!!! Oh this is really just too cute!!!! She'll love it :)

Eve said...

this is hilarious, Sandy!lol! All the images are cute too! What did you both get at Japanese restaurant?? :-)

Maie-Louise said...

Absolutely brilliant. Great card.

Melanie said...

Thank you for this beautiful birthday card. I'm so honored that you spent so much time on it for me. You know that I'll treasure it. Love you!

Iulia said...

Hi, dear Sandy! I'm so happy to hear from you now and then sweetie! And with another lovely card which makes me smile:) You know I simply adore Mo's images and this is a special one for me because I used it on a card for my lil sis too! So, the front is lovely as expected but the inside is simply hilarious, as expected from you too:)) Where on Earth do you find those images? Those two ladies are surely some of the funniest I've ever seen! Which one is you: the skinnier one?:)
So "happy Birthady!" to your sis, she's lucky to have an older sis as sweet as you are:)
Have a great weekend hun!

Iulia said...

PS I love Japanese food too:)

Janet said...

Aww bless! I am not surprised your sister loved it! You have given me some inspiration for my sisters next birthday card!

Unknown said...

Sandy you don't post everyday but when you do you make it count!!!!!! this is absolutely delightful!!!!!!! You do such an excellent job on your cards!!!!!I am sure your sister will love this!!!!!!! Excellent work my friend!!!!!!

Janiel/ janny said...

LOL......Now this is adorable and gave me a chuckle!! LOL..... Very very fun card!! Beautiful coloring and details!!! I can see why your sister loved it!!

Stamps and Paper said...

Sandy your card bought a smile to my face it's put so much work into your lovely cards


Kathy said...

This may be my favorite "Sandy creation" yet. I love how you thought this out. The outside is darling. I love the image inside of the mature sisters, and the fun beverage on the back. This just tells such a fun story. Glad you had a nice lunch together to celebrate!

Cathy -Mercieschild said...

Sandy , i just got a chance to see your blog, I love it. who makes the front image on your card to your sister? I love that card. Thank you for sharing with us. Hugs Cathy K

Lisa Summerhays said...

Ha! Perfect image for a little sisters birthday card. Love it!

Anonymous said...

Hi Sandy, This is my first visit here and I love your page, very nice. sisters card I thought was really good, very special. I'd just like to say all the cards are so nice, well done. I hope I can make cards like this one day too. Regards Carol down-under. Adelaide Sth Aust Australia.

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