Saturday, November 2, 2013

Grateful and miss you

Hello Saturday!!!
I have lots of projects to share, but haven't managed to get posts written and posted. Here we have a card I made for my lil' sister. Even though we live in the same province, we are17 hours drive away from one another (or approx. 2 hr on a plane plus the drive to and from the airport). So, we don't typically get to see each other more than maybe 3 or 4 times in a year. But, when she was on mat leave last year (went back to work in August), we spent lots of time together. We made a few visits to her in Southern ON and she visited us in Thunder Bay 5 or 6 times throughout the year and would stay for a week or so at a time. It was AWESOME to have so much quality time with her and my nephew! Our boys are very close as a result and now that she is back to work, I've been missing her so much!  I entered this card into the "SCT - 123" challenge at the Scrapbook and Cards Today crop event I attended in Thunder Bay. You had to use: stickers, chipboard, twine, 1 envelope, 2 cardstocks and 3 patterned papers. I did find it a challenge to incorporate this combination of things onto a card, but really enjoyed it and I love the outcome!

I am so lucky to have had a fab visit with my sister and nephew and the rest of my family just last weekend! We managed to escape (sans children) to the city to attend Creativ Festival for a few hours. It was such fun to visit and shop and not worry about our three boys! Love you sis, thanks for making time to hang out with your big sis! And thanks Ma for taking on all three boys while you prepared a fantastic meal for all of us!

 I just couldn't resist using this fun sentiment (that was recently gifted to me by Danderella) inside the envelope as it was exactly how I was feeling at the time. 

I would like to share at Shopping Our Stash where the current challenge is "stitching". In addition to the distressing, I added stitching along the edge of the patterned paper. I love stitching on my projects and tend to go through phases when I stitch on everything for awhile.

Thanks so much for stopping by,
Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Shanna :)

What I used:
papers: Basic Grey "Out of Print"
chipboard - Michael's
die - MFT
metal embellishments - CTMH
envelope - Maya Road


  1. Shanna, this is too awesome :) I love that sentiment and you talking about your sister. I'm in NS and my sister is in BC, and so we only see each other about every 1.5-2 years...that's not enough :( I should mail her a card soon. Thank you so much for coming to play at Shopping our Stash this week :)

  2. Hey Banananananananana. I bet your sister loved this card. The envelope and little bird are great elements and work really well with the travel themed paper. Fabulouso! xx

  3. what a gorgeous card miss shanna! i can only imagine how hard it is to be so far from your beloved sister, but i sure bet she LOVES gettin' awesome things like this in the mail. sooooo cool you got to have a kidless weekend, too!!! ♥♥♥

  4. This is just beautiful! So glad to hear you had a lovely visit with your family!


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