Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Blog Famous!

Happy Monday. JK...I KNOW it is Tuesday this week. I had a GREAT weekend with some wonderful friends and it was hard getting back to reality yesterday.

But...I eventually HAD to because it is one of my sister's birthday today. All she asks of me is to be "blog famous" on her special day...so here it goes:

Happy 39th Birthday Jeanne!!!
This is a picture of us when we were about 2 and 3. She is on the right: Just a year older than me, I was constantly learning so many things from her. She taught me:
1. It is OK to make fun of your siblings, but if anyone else does it...they better watch out.
2. You don't really have to study for tests (This one was BAD advice...SHE didn't have to study...but I did.)
3. If you don't want to eat your veggies...just hide them under some other food. (Or better yet, put them on the little ledge under the table and the dog will eat it.)
4. Spraying your hair with Sun In in the summer will give it beautiful highlights. (Sure....if you are blond....for brunettes it makes your hair ORANGE.)
5. If you "call" a boy first, he is yours. The other sister can never like him.
6. If you tell on your sister, you will be a declared a tattle tale and suffer the consequences. (Gasp!)
7. Drawing a line across the floor of the bedroom means that you cannot EVER cross it (even if the bedroom door is on the other side.)
8. Sometimes life isn't fair or fun.
9. Sometimes you have to "know when to fold em." (And when NOT to put $100 on black in Atlantic city!)
10. In life, you have sisters and you have friends. You are really lucky if you have sisters who are your BEST "est" friends.

And, here is the "youthful" card I created for her :

I used the My Favorite Things Pure Innocence Birthday Princess for this card. I coupled the image with some Little Girl patterned paper from Echo Park.

I used the Scalloped Scallop die to create the side detail. I cut one of the crowns from the patterned paper and put it on her head and paper pieced her dress.

I wanted to add Jeanne's initial to the card so I used the Banner Day die to cut the shape and just added the Echo Park "J"sticker to it before attaching it to the card with some twine.

Happy Birthday Deed! Hope you enjoyed your two seconds of "blog famous!"
xoxo

Thanks for stopping by!

26 comments:

Leslie's Blog said...

What a wonderful way to wish you OLDER sister a “Happy Birthday!!” I received similar advice from my sister who’s a year and a day older. Number 10 is so very true!! I had to LOL about spraying Sun in your hair as the same happened to us…she ended up with blonde highlights and I looked like a brassy zebra. Now that reminds me, I need to order a bottle of Sun and send it to her so it arrives by April 1st. Happy Birthday to Jeanne!!
Carolyn your card makes my heart smile. It is truly a HAPPY CARD!!. I’m certain Jeanne loves it. Your color and DT use are outstanding. I love your use of the different size polka dots; the paper piecing works so well with this image; and the personalized banner is great touch. You have an excellent way of personalizing all the images you use. I bet if you and Jeanne shared a room today she’d give you a “pass” to cross that line after she received this card. Thanks for sharing,

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

You are so lucky! I had always wanted a sister to share with. Adorable card.

Christina Fischer said...

This is SO adorable -- I love the way you used the crown, and the initial banner is perfect! I picked up this paper with this set in mind -- now I have to go use it! :)

Lynette said...

Happy, Happy Birthday to Jeanne!!! I bet you two had some WONDERFUL times - and still do! Awesome card, too, Cammie - so adorable.

StampinCathy said...

Happy Birthday Jeanne! Just love the advice! I think my older sister gave me the same ones. Your card is just to cute and love that banner. I'm sure this card will make her feel really special on her special ME day.

Donna said...

Sounds like you and your sister have a very special bond! I envy that. My sister is so far away and we rarely talk. Love your card for the young at heart!

Erin Smetak said...

What a wonderful tribute! Happy Birthday to your sister!!! LOVE that card you made for her!

Kathy Martin said...

Such a sweet card! Well designed!

Patti J said...

Awww....Happy Birthday Jeanne! I'm so excited that I 'know' someone that is blog-famous! Jeanne, hope that your day is filled with birthday blessings! Cammie, your card is darling, as always! Love the paper piecing! Great job, my firne! Hope your day is good as well!!!

Michelle said...

LOVE this post, Cam! Yes...I was the one giving the advice to my younger sister. And we had a line in the bedroom...the bathroom was on the other side. LOL!

Your card for her is simply perfect, too! :)

Anne Temple said...

What a wonderful card and a great gift. Sounds like you and your sister are very close. Happy birthday. (Love the paper piecing.)

Leigh OBrien said...

Sooooo fun, Cammie! Love all of the great details. Happy, happy day to your sis.

Judi said...

Adorable card. Happy Birthday to Jeanne!!! Love the advice, especially #9.

Tina Gilliland said...

Happy Happy Birthday "Deed"???!! LOL You are sooooooo lucky to have a little sis like Cammie (Kermmie).. Hee Hee. My little sister IS boss in our family! Take it away, Cammie! Cute adorable card!

Starla said...

Cute card!! I bet your sister will love it (and my sister and I had the line in our bedroom too....included the bed that we had to share! DH is still amazed at how tightly I can wind up the covers around me so that they will NOT be stolen one inch over a line!! BHWHAAAAA!!)

Chris Scrappin and Stampin in Texas said...

Love the sisterly advice. Hope you are well.

CountessLaurie said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY JEANNE!!!

Justine said...

What a super fun post, love the card you made for your sister

carole (TruCarMa) said...

Who'd believe I miss you already?! And I have your blankie, you dork. Do you HAVE to leave something every time we room together?! I think so... :)

Mary said...

I absolutely love the birthday card that you made for your sister. It is so colorful and so pretty. I love that instead of putting her age on the card you used her initial in a heart.

Thanks for sharing the things that your sister told you. I truly enjoyed reading them. Smiled too. :) I hope that your sister had a wonderful birthday!


Mary

Debby said...

fabulous card!!!

JoAnn said...

Adorable card. Bet Jeanne loves it. Happy Birthday Jeanne.

Anonymous said...

Cammie-I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the card and the fame for a day! Just so happens that I was at a casino yesterday, and remembered my own advice--too bad there wasn't anything in there about blackjack!! Miss you much and thanks to all your blogwatchers for the warm wishes! XOXOXOXO, Jeanne

Lori said...

Love this list!!! You are indeed blessed to have a bestest friend who is also your sister. Cute picture of the two of you, your card is fabulous!

Joanne (jojot) said...

what a fab tribute to your OLDER sister....(Happy Birthday, Sis...if you are checking out the comments)

And...I am loving that PI card...so sweet and precious

Jessie/knightrone said...

OMGosh...my sister taught me ALL those lessons, too...LOL!! Especially the sun in...don't do it on black hair, it's just tragic. LOVE the card you made her, too cute!!