Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Belles n' Whistles and Sketch and Stash 40

Last summer, September, I met my sister (half sister, actually) for the very first time. I knew she existed but we had never lived together or spent any time together. We didn't even know the whereabouts of each other. I started playing an Ancester.com and connected with a cousin... actually a grandson of my dad's brother. He knew my sister Vondell. He gave her my phone number and she called me. We spoke on the phone several times, and then I flew to Texas to visit with her and my bro-in-law for the very first time. I got to stay a whole week and we had a great visit. We both had red hair (she still has a lot of color where mine is white). We are both short (she's 5' 1", I'm 5' 2"). I'm left handed and she's right. She has lived in Texas her whole life. I lived there until I was 1 month old :-). So now, I made this card for her birthday in August.

I've been wanting this image awhile (from Belles n' Whistles) because it's Sisters. I knew I wanted to use it to make Vondell's card. I got it in the mail today! So I made the card for BnW's monochromatic challenge  http://bellesnwhistlesstamps.blogspot.com/
and Sketch and Stash Challenge 40 found here:  http://sketchandstashchallenge.blogspot.com/
I chose to use blues. The cs is from K&Co, Portabello Road. The cs's are SU and DCWV. I colored the image with Prismacolor pencils and Gamsol. The ribbon is Offray and the lace is Wrights. I cut the image out with Nesties labels 4. The flowers are Prima. I cut the leaves with MS punch. The pearl is Kaisercraft.

That's about it. Thanks a bunch for lookin' and readin' my ramblin's! :-)


  1. stunning card Linda, i love the soft blues the image is so cute and your colouring is fab thanks for joining us at sketch n stash hugs Jill xx

  2. This is so sweet! I love that image, and it's perfect for Vondell:) Your coloring looks terrific!

  3. Lovely blues and your card is wonderful! Thanks for joining the Belles N Whistles Challenge! Happy weekend!