Thursday, February 25, 2010

My Darling Sister...

Hello everyone!   Happy Thursday to all of you and thanks for coming back for this post!

Do you guys know that I have the bestest sister ever?  She is 10 years younger than me and the baby of our family.   It's been really interesting having such a large gap in age.  I babysat her, changed her diapers, and well, have watched her mature into her adulthood both from the sidelines and given her advice when she needed me...whether she thought she did or she didnt, LOL.  And ya know, I need her too :)  Even with some growing pains that life may have caused us both from time to time, mistakes we've made, all of it... there is one thing that's clear-her and I are closer than ever even though distance between Illinois and Tennessee well, kinda stinks sometimes :(

Through it all though, we talk all the time, and we even have a "sister's pose" LOL!  

I couldn't help but think of her today when I was making my card to preview the BRAND NEW stamp set from THE GREETING FARM: "Darling Sisters".    Isn't she super, super sweet???    I adore this new set and it's nothing like any other set that TGF offers.   LOVE that it's new, different, kinda country/classic, and that it is just as sweet as can be!

DARLING SISTERS will be released on Monday, March 1st, but stay tuned to join into our "Tea Times Three" release party on Sunday, 2/28 starting at NOON CST!   We have TONS of surprises up our sleeve and cannot WAIT for this event to take place!   Can't believe it's about that time already!

I couldn't WAIT to crack open my new "Material Girl" DP Minideck from Cosmo Cricket!   This paper couldn't have been released at a better time-it's PERFECT for this new set!

Don't forget to stop by the TGF Blog today to see all the previews we have of the new DARLING SISTERS, and to see the beautiful creations of:

Well, that's it for me today, but I'll be back tomorrow with something I've been TWISTING and turning in my seat to show you!!!   You will NOT want to miss this!!!

To "Suzy my sister" (*ha! that is a funny story for another day!)...before I sign off:

"She is your mirror, shining back at you with a world of possibilities.  She is your witness, who sees you at your worst and best, and loves you anyway.  She is your partner in crime (Suzy-donuts! LOL!), your midnight companion, someone who knows when you are smiling, even in the dark..."  ~Barbara Alpert

"It was nice growing up with someone like you - someone to lean on, someone to count on... someone to tell on!"  ~Author Unknown  (LOL!)

"To the outside world we all grow old.  But not to brothers and sisters.  We know each other as we always were.  We know each other's HEARTS.  We share private family jokes.  We remember family feuds and secrets, family griefs and joys.  We live outside the touch of time."  ~Clara Ortega

I love you my Sa-za ;)


Islander Girl said...

Too cute...what a great card!

You and your sis are adorable!! My cousin and I has a certain pose. It's so funny every time I look at our pics! I also have a baby sis that has a big gap btwn the two of us. So I know how it is!

Hope you're doing well chicka! Uploading the pics as I type! Sorry it to foevah!

Sammi said...

awwww.... love the pics of you and your lil sis! :D such a lovely post!

I love your card too! These sister images are so adorable!! gorgeous papers!

mmm...Sun sounds like HEAPS of fun!! whoo!!

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

This is super sweet! I love your post! I love the pics of you and your sissy! I love YOU! Love everything. Hugs! I can't comment anymore for fear I'll use the L word again. :)

Elaine aka Quixotic said...

Gorgeous card! And I love the pics of you and your sister, lovely!

Emma said...

Those pictures are sooo sweet. It must be nice to have a sis that you are sooo close to. I hope my girls are like that when they grow up!

Love the new stamp and what you have done with it. Just grogeous!

Randi said...

Ah Jess, what a sweet, heartwarming post! Love the card and the adorable pics of you and your sis!!
Your coloring is exquisite! Love how you left the dress white!!!

Kristy Young said...

U and your sis are soo gorgeous love the pics!! Your card is just as darling as your pic :) fabulous work again Jess and thanks for Sharing more of u with us.
Kristy xx

Cindy Haffner said...

Oh thanks for sharing your photos!! Your card is DARLING!!!

Kim said...

Both your sister (and you too) and your card are beautiful! Love that paper too!

Stephanie J said...

My baby sister is 10 years younger than me, too - it sure is a different! I was an only child till she came along, so let's just say I didn't even have to leave my house for 90% of my babysitting jobs! =) She's 14 now...and that makes for an ever bigger difference in our lives. (she's in high school, and has no use for boys; she studies hard, works harder & plays hardest; I'm married with 2 small children, and have turned into quite the homebody)

Anyway, now that I've typed you a novel that you most likely weren't expecting, I'd also like to say, love your card! That's my fave of the 'sisters' images. I'm also excited to see what you've got in store for us tomorrow!

margie c said...

Another sweet card and post!
My lil sis and I are 6 1/2 years apart and it seemed like a huge difference! but we're as close as can be :)
TFS! I cannot wait to get these and I'm dying for Sunday!!! Looking forward to it!!!
hugs, margie

Jen Shults said...

Ah you guys are so cute! She's going to love that sweet card. :D LOVE these new stamps!

Pam Varnell said...

OMG girl I love this post. I am so happy that you have a sister that you are so close to. The pics of you both are just precious.

Your card is just darling. I can not wait to get that set. It's a cutie patootie.

See you in about 24 hours, OMG!!!! Girls weekend. Woohoo!!

Jodi C. said...

This card is FABULOUS!!! I'm in trouble again, more stamps from TGF that I love,love,love!!!

I JUST ordered the material girl pack with matching cardstock(should be here today!) So I am so excited to see it on this awesome card!! Looks like fun to play with!!!

How GREAT to have a wonderful sister!!! You are very lucky!!!


liannallama said...

What a beautiful card and I'm glad you have such a wonderful sister!

Christi said...

This is the sweetest!! And OMG are you and your sis CUTE!!!

Expressions of a Creative Mind said...

You girls are so cute together. You got me really missing my sister now.

Danni said...

Your card is so stinkin' cute! Love it and I love the photos of you and your sweet!

Kelly Booth said...

Sooooooooooooooo Cute!!! Love the photo's of you and your sister too!!

Mary Giles (OhioMary) said...

Jess this is soooo lovely!!! Your coloring of this sister is just perfect and I love the picture of you and your sis. Two very lovely ladies.

Jen Pontow said...

Love this post Jess! The pics of you and your sister are very sweet! And beautiful card!!