Thursday, August 13, 2009

Big Brother - Don't ya wish you looked alot like me

Yep its sibyl rivalry between my brother Bob and me. He always was Momma's boy but he was the only boy. He could do no wrong in her eyes but then she was never looking, to this day I tease him about being Mama's boy. Anyway little sister loves her only brother but then he can make me madder than hello. Enough said about his escapades I could write a book about him and his 5 wives and several almost's but I won't. I'm always there for him; to bail him out or go save the day when he doesn't know what to do, to help him with diabetes which he has no clue about, to teach him how to manage the bills and retirement, to gently lift him up when he's searching for a reason to go on. Or when his wife died of cancer and I was on a ship cruise, he'd never been through it and wanted us there so bad. So I made both of these cards for him the first one is SU card stock and DSP stitched by rub on. The image is Whipper Snapper Copic's used E50, E51, E55, E93, R0000, B05, B0000, B18, BG32, Y15 & YR15. I used Eyelet outlet's palm tree brad and a star fish I got somewhere long long ago. Bob use to tease me all the time about being his beautiful sister the cop and he was so proud he carried a picture of me in his wallet (I think he thought he'd show it if he ever got pulled over) heck fire I call him Grisly Adams because he's so country hermit type, but his personality is charming and I taught him how to dance so he can still shake a leg.
My second card for my brother is because we use to go camping a lot with our families, friends and horses each summer to Stoneman Lake. We sure had some fun times and thanks to my friend Jeanna who sent me all the images of the SU Stamp set I had a blast making this card. I made my own tent with craft card stock and my ropes to hold it back I had in my stash. I used pop dots to push up the top of the tent and to give the bear dimension. I used Copics to color the bear, sleeping bag, smores, skeeter can and skeeter. On the inside you can see I put the stick with the can of beans and then started writing to him with "Smore times than not I think of you and the crazy times we had camping, riding horses and yes even getting thrown off......" I had so much fun making this card and sent it off to him today. He's down in the dumps right now and need some TLC so lil sis will be there.
Ok I know this is long but I read this morning "As for me, far be it from me that I should sin against the Lord by failing to pray for you. And I will teach you the way this is good and right" 1 Samuel 12:23. I pray for my family, friends, my nation and my enemies. God Bless you all.




5 comments:

Sandy said...

Both cards are really great! I am partial to the Whipper Snapper mouse and that image is really fun and cute! All our cards have been great! Keep them coming!!!

Michelle said...

These are both great cards! It's sweet that you made them for your brother.

Deedee Anderson said...

First, both cards are fantastic, and I'm sure your brother loves them! How wonderful to have a crafty sister who cares enough to send pick-me-up cards. Second, thank you for sharing memories and thoughts of your brother. Mine is 9 years younger than me, and growing up, that was an insurmountable difference and we fought all the time. As adults, however, we are very close and I'm so thankful for him.

vicki said...

the first card should be titled "Bob the Bear!!!" haha (ya know, like after Bob the Builder show)??

Becky in East Tennessee said...

I love it! Your tent looks awesome!!!!