Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Get Your Whimsy On….

I am giggling to myself! I received a call from my sister the other day for my birthday. It was your regular birthday call. Happy Birthday to you, how are you, what are you up too and then whamo… She lit into me big time. Shocked yes, irritated????, oh yeah!!! Seems as though she had been visiting with my other sister a few days before the call and she just happened to have everything that I had ever made her laying out…lol…The first problem was a book that I had made for my sister, as I was getting it explained to me I couldn’t figure out what the heck she was talking about and as she explained more about it I figured it out. My sister had been married 30 years, ten years ago and I made this atc book for her and why would I make that for her when I know that my other sister would absolutely love it more…lol….I usually try to make something similar for each of them as my eldest sister is known to go into fits if someone gets something she thinks she should have, that is why I couldn’t figure out what she was talking about in the beginning of the conversation. Once I got it figured out, I told her to let me know when she gets 30 years in and I will be glad to make her a book..silence on the other end.
Then it was unto the next problem…hmmmm…we want to know why you don’t make us cards anymore, we love them and you just go and buy cards at the store the last few years. Oh really, like I have nothing to do other than worry about getting cards made for you, it is so much easier going to the store…well even Bryan thinks that it is crazy that you go to the store. Oh good, lets bring Bryan into this now.
I think the real reason, other than time was that I was never really sure if they did appreciate them or even like them. But hey, who am I too say, obviously they do like them. So with that being said, I got to thinking that I should probably make a few cards since my sisters,  my aunt and I are all hooking up next week for lunch. I forgot how much I do like making them. I pulled out some beautiful new papers that Caryl sent me for my birthday and of course my Paper Whimsy images and just played. Fun, cards finished and I can relax knowing that we won’t have a card issue while out for lunch.


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37 comments:

Jennifer said...

I think this is so unique and adorable....I just love it!!! Jennifer

sharon said...

WOW....these are sooooo beautiful!
You make me laugh with the family story!!! You are loved!

Terri Kahrs said...

First of all . . . . Happy, Happy Birthday!!! I'm wishing you a year filled with happy memories, good health and lots of laughter and art.

Secondly . . . family has a way of making us feel guilty - NO MATTER WHAT!!!! It's just the way it is!!! However, that being said, I'm sure your sisters will LOVE these gorgeous cards!!! Hugs, Terri xoxo

Jan said...

LOL! I have 2 sisters and this sounds like something they'd say! hee-hee...gotta love our sister's :)

Healing Woman said...

Oh my! You've been holding out! These cards are fabulous. No wonder your sisters are complaining about not getting any! Wow! I love every single one of them.

Look at it this way, at least you have sisters to squabble (playfully) with. I only have daughters and we get along extremely well. But..I always wished I had a sister. Lucky you-two!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Oh wow, beauties!

Jan said...

Well, I guess now you know, huh???? But if you aren't told how loved your cards and books and art are.............
I've been accused of similar things.
Your cards that you made are just delightfully Debby. Full of wonderful pieces and images (we all love PW don't we?) and beautifully done. I hope you are sending some to your sister!
BTW...love your music here. SO pretty!
Hugs
Jan

Lululiz said...

I can certainly see why they would be upset about not getting your beautiful cards anymore, they are flipping gorgeous!!! What amazing little treasures.

Terri said...

Oh My oh MY! Your Cards are gorgeous! Seriously, I would love to receive one of those!
You really are amazingly creative!

O.k. now back to....
Happy Birthday! I do hope that you had a good celebration.

Hopefully your sisters will feel loved soon : )

Janine said...

Hi Debbie,
I hope you are fine and doing well.
I have been away for a while but now I enjoy to see the art you all made.
Just in time for these great collages- I really like them
Have a nice day
Janine

Gale Blair said...

A gorgeous array, Debby! Rich colors and simply beautiful...

Sares said...

Sounds like she nailed you! I hope that wasn't your present?! I bet they are going to love the cards when they get them. It's always nice to get a great reaction to something we've made and are proud of. It's part of the fun. Hope you had a Happy Birthday Debby!

Trudi Sissons - Two Dresses Studio said...

Gorgeous work Debby - but the story - I'm not sure if I should laugh or cry. How you chose to deal with it was perfect - we, your readers, get to see your talents expressed - inspiration plus, they get what they want, regardless of the guilt tactics employed :0) and you feel appreciated for your thoughtfulness AND rediscover how much you enjoy making them! All and all, a happy ending.

Carousel Dreams said...

Hee hee...too funny! Happy Birthday, by the way. And those cards are gorgeous! No wonder they were complaining...see, this is why you can pick your friends...

Nancy Lee Malay said...

Love all of your beautiful cards, Debby! Hope you had a very Happy Birthday!

Nancy

Dorthe said...

Debby,- I know exatly why your sis, wants your cards,-----
They are so WONDERFULL :)--love them ,and their whimsey---
I think we all have little "discussions" with our family..
Hugs,Dorthe

Diane said...

Well it's no wonder why they prefer your cards over store-bought ones!!! Just look at them, will you?! And hey--Happy Birthday!!

The Muse said...

A joyous romp !
total eye candy :)

"CREATIVE CARMELINA" said...

family! lol

i don't have a sister...only two older brothers....enough said? lol

your card creations are graphically stunning and you are insane for buying any ... ever! I love each and every one of them!

well done!

ciao bella
have a happy day!

Creative Carmelina

Marilyn Rock said...

Happy Birthday! These are all quite beautiful!

Laura Haviland said...

Happy Birthday and I just adore these. So fabulous !! Truly lovely for sure, love seeing them.
Sisters are such fun...lucky you

Enjoy your day, Hugs Laura. xoxx

Magic Gypsy said...

What beautiful cards - I hope they don't fight over them!

Charlene said...

I found you over at Heidi's blog. And upon visiting I really enjoyed your collages. Each one so different & wonderful. Thanks for sharing.
Charlene

Tarnished and Tattered said...

Debby,
I love this post. Thank goodness I only have one sister. But I can tell you she reads my blog & if I gift someone I had better make sure I made something for her too. Way before blogs I began the tradition of making gifts & cards for people. Mostly due to lack of funds, but I got such pleasure from it & I know that people cherish the handmade things so much more than a $20 thing from Macys. Last year I gave only handmade things for Christmas. If I didn't make it I bought it off etsy. The quality & beauty of all these talented artists (like you) are amazing! Guess you better start that book now. Lisa

pussman said...

These are all very pretty!!

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Hi Debby,
Happy Birthday!!! Your cards are all gorgeous - love them.
Have a wonderful day.
Hugs,
Marie

Nancy Maxwell James said...

Debby
these are all so precious! Love the PW images you used and always love seeing your gorgeous art. Hope all is well your way! :) hugs!

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

Debby, thanks for coming by with well wishes for the new baby. You won a rosette brooch from me, please send me your address and I'll get it to you.

Janny said...

They are really beautiful!

Holly Loves Art said...

Happy belated birthday to you. This is such a great post! It's funny how are friends and family get used to our heartfelt/handmade cards and gifts... even spoiled! I have friends with similar stories of family members getting upset because the handmade stuff has stopped. Well, I guess you can make it up to your sister next time!
Hugs,
Holly

Patti said...

wowee - what a wake-up, I mean, birthday call!!
Your work is so fabulous, I can see just why there is a 'call' for more!

Lorraine @ creativedaily said...

OMG, this story had me in stitches! I don't have sisters but my friends do and I've heard this sort of stuff before - how hilarious! Happy belated birthday Debby. Lovely cards, I can see why they like to receive them!

Rella said...

I love this post!! and the cards??!! seriously..gorgiosity.

So you are a Scorpio, also....well, happy birthday, my friend.....wishing you every happiness.

xox Rella
thank you for your lovely visits to faerieluna

Brynwood Needleworks said...

Dear Debby:
I have three younger sisters, two younger brothers and 13 nieces and nephews. I used to make EVERYTHING for all of them each Christmas. I stopped when I never even received a thank you. (Forget the fact that they never remember MY birthday or give me a Christmas gift.) Then, they too, are experts at trying to get me to take the Guilt Trip. I know exactly how you feel.

Your cards are truly lovely. I hope they're appreciated.

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.
xoxo
Donna

Martina2801 said...

Debby, I want to thank you for your kind comment on my blog, I have high regards for your artwork, and your comments are much appreciated!!

Hugs MARTINA :-)

Lorraine said...

you do make great cards though..I tend to put card making on the back burner too and need to make more for relatives! thanks for coming over to my blog

Suz said...

Those are simply fabulous cards. I see why they are coveted,

Hugs,
Suz