Wednesday, October 30, 2013

missing you already

My sister is the best.  The best I said.  So, I'm dedicating this post and card to her.  Recently, my sister came to New York to hang out with me and we had an awesome time.   Yes, I miss her already.  I started missing her the moment I waved goodbye at the airport.

My lives in California and I'm in New York, so we don't see each other very often.  In my last two jobs, I was fortunate enough to travel to California a lot for work so I got to spend time with my sister pretty often, but my current job doesn't require travel.  Good for this aging body of mine, but I do miss our time together.  We like to craft, cook, chat, eat, walk, and dance together.  And, sometimes we laugh until our bellies hurt.  I love that.  My sis is a true artist and such a genuine, strong, passionate person.

Random thing to point out -- the pigeon washi tape.  I made it from double-sided tape and tissue paper from Brooklyn Industries, a hip clothing store.  I can't afford their stuff so I only shop at their semi-annual sample sale.  And when I pass by a store, even if I don't buy stuff, I ask for their tissue paper.  Where else can you get pigeon paper?  And, what says NYC more than a pigeon, huh?

Here's my sister, Lynn, being her clever and nutty self.  It was fun to go to a bunch of Brooklyn signs and have her add an "N".

My sister hopes to come back and visit me in the springtime, perhaps along with our brother.  Fingers and toes crossed that we can make it happen.  Love my family so much.

This card will be entered into the CAS(E) this Sketch Challenge.

Stamps: Mama Elephant (Midnight Letters); Simon Says Stamp (Life is a Journey)
Inks: Copic markers; Memento Luxe (rhubard stalk); Tim Holtz (spun sugar, tattered rose); Versamark
Dies: Lawn Fawn (Say Cheese); Paper Smooches (Super 2)
Other: Simon Says Stamp small banner stencils


  1. Your sister sounds amazing-- I'm glad you were able to see her recently!
    Your card is fabulous, Lorraine! I love it! And great idea to make your own washi tape with tissue paper!

  2. What an AMAZING card! The colors are so lovely! Thank you for joining us at CTS!!!

  3. Aren't sisters just the best?! My older sister is my best friend ever. Don't know what I'd do without her!! Your card is so sweet. She will just love it.Love the cityscape and the pink sky. Sweet little hearts floating off to her too. Great card. Bev

  4. What a cool card. Love your details. Thanks for playing along with us in the CAS(E) this sketch! challenge and hope to see you again.

  5. Your card is just beautiful as are you and your sister! Glad you got to spend time together :)