Saturday, May 24, 2014

For My Sister

Today I am entering one more card in the challenge at Joan's Touch featuring a die, the color black, some sort of embellishment and at least one item that may be purchased at Joan's Gardens. Items in gold may be purchased there.

This is a special card for me because it is a birthday card for a half sister of mine whom I have not seen since my father died in 1970. We were separated because of various family difficulties; but next month, a few days before her birthday, I am meeting up with her in Oklahoma along with my two older brothers. I am so excited to see her after all these years. I hope she likes me, and I hope she likes the card I made for her. My stepmother has told me about the absolutely stunning embroidery work she does; (reconnecting with my stepmother after over 40 years was another miracle orchestrated by God). 

Our father was extremely artistic and very talented. I guess we both love to create.  :o)

The tools used to make this card are:

Spellbinders:  Jewel Flowers and Flourishes
Cheery Lynn:  Fanciful Flourish; Mini Fanciful Flourish; Art Deco B Corners
Stampabilities:  Composer's Dream Stamp
Stampin' Up Butterfly Punch; Bitty Banners Sentiment
Lifestyle Crafts Nesting Flowers
Bow Easy
Viva Liquid Pearls
eBosser Die Cut and Embossing Machine
Rhinestone Flower Embellishment made from a cheap earring bought at a dollar store
Black and White Grossgrain Ribbon
Aluminum Foil
White Lace
Silver Embossing Powder
Glue Glider, Pop Dots, VersaMark Ink

Here is the card:

I am also entering this card in the following challenges ending:

May 24 613 Avenue Create - AG UE
May 26 Pause, Dream, Enjoy - Going Buggy UE
May 27 Hobbybook Designer Challenge - For a Special Lady 3E #2
May 27 Word Art Wednesday - AG 5E
May 28 Dies R Us - May Flowers 3E #2
May 29 Natalie and Amy - Rubber Stamping UE
May 30 Allsorts Challenge - Birthday 3E #1
May 31 Love to Scrap Challenge #30 AG 3E #1
May 31 DL Art - AG 1 Entry per Day
May 31 Just Be Creative Crazy AG 1E per Day
May 31 Crafts Galore - AG 3E #1
May 31 Craft-Dee-Bowz - AG with a Handmade Bow UE
Jun 03 Butterfly Challenge - Butterfly Bingo (Designer Paper, Butterfly, Die Cut) 3E #1
Jun 08 Deep Ocean Challenges - Wings UE

Thank you for stopping by my blog. I always appreciate your visits. As always, God's highest and best to you today and every day.

Many rich blessings,

Ginny B.

Romans 10:9-11
If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is by believing in your heart that you are made right with God, and it is by confessing with your mouth that you are saved. NLT 


  1. A stunning card. The colours are so striking. How lovely that you are finally managing to meet up with family after so long.
    Thank you for fluttering by again with this gorgeous creation. I'm sure your sister will love it. Hugs Mrs a. (butterfly challenge.)

  2. Love the cheerful colors and use of die cuts. Thank you for joining us at the Cards Galore Encore Anything Goes#5

  3. A perfect card for our Birthday celebration Ginny, sure your sister will love it.

    Thanks for joining in the fun at Allsorts challenge.

    B x

  4. Oh WOW Ginny this is stunning! She's going to LOVE it and she's going to LOVE YOU! How exciting and kind of scary after all these years I'm sure! God will watch over you and you will all have a fabulous day I'm sure!
    Thanks so much for playing in our ‘MAY FLOWERS’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

    Darlene (DRU Team Leader)

  5. Thanks for joining our birthday challenge at allsorts. Good luck with the blog hop and prize comments Tracy xx

  6. A beautiful card..I am sure she is going to love it!! How nice for you to get to visit with a loved one once again!! Wishing you a wonderful reunion!! Thank you for joining us at the Dies R Us "May Flowers" challenge!!
    Diane DRU DT

  7. wow. i love all of the elements you've added to this card! gorgeous.

    Alicia (Dies R Us DT)
    MaxiBelle Studio

  8. Hi Ginny,
    Hope you have a great visit with your sister :) Love the card and all of the dimension and beautiful elements! Stop by the blog today...I've chosen your card as one of our winners this week. Thanks for always playing in our neighborhood!

    co-owner 613 Avenue Create

  9. Beautiful. Love the music paper. Thank you for Linking Up at PDE Linky Party.
    We have a new blog address!
    Your project is featured on our Facebook Page today and linked to your blog!
    Pause Dream Enjoy Page on Facebook

  10. Outstanding, just gorgeous, love the details and the butterflies are wonderful. Brilliant. Thanks for entering our challenge at Love To Scrap! Challenge Blog!

    Leanne DT@LTS!

  11. Wow Ginny, what a beautiful and interest card. Great combination of colors and texture. Your step-sister will love it. It is truly amazing how our Lord works out details when we let Him. Wishing you a wonderful time and I am so glad you also worked out details of meeting up with your step-mother.
    Thanks for joining us at Joan's Touch for this challenge.

  12. Ginny, this card is soooo gorgeous!! I just love all the elements you have included in this card. I am sure your half sister will love your creation, especially since you made it for her. Glad to hear that your family is getting together. Thanks for joining us at the Craft-Dee BowZ challenge this month. Join us again soon. Hugs, Barbara

  13. I thought you’d like to know your project has been chosen to be showcased as my weekly fav on my Feature Friday post today! Thank you for being a follower of all things beautiful. Take care and enjoy your weekend. Amy A.

  14. I am sure whe will love this gorgeous card.


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