Friday, December 23, 2011

Happy Birthday, Bethann...

Happy New Year to all my friends and family. I hope we can all make this a most productive year!

(I actually started a quite different post on Dec. 23rd and never completed it, and in my "not thinking state" completely erased it today, and started this one. duh...) :)

Today (January 1, 2012) my sister Bethann is having a very special birthday! She is turning 50! It's hard for me to believe because she is my "baby" sis. lol But...she is! Welcome aboard, sister!

This is a long post today which I haven't done in a long while, but I made a set of cards for her birthday, and I made so many I then had to decide which ones to put in a set. So the cards I have posted here are what I chose from.

Here is my quote today for my beautiful sister, compliments of Pinterest!
Girl, I LOVE YOU!!!

I am linking this post to:

Here is her birthday card. This card is actually a Mojo Monday design (Christmas week), but I ran out of time to post it before I left traveling for the holiday week, so.... oh well.... : /

It is actually like a forrest green glitter paper, gold on the bottom, white pearlized sizzix embossed with the numbers, spellbinder diecut circle with several clear and black rhinestones.

Here are the cards. The bird cards for some reason I turned into birthday cards. The rest of the cards I left blank inside. Some she will be able to utilize as she sees fit, depending on the sentiment on the front. The stamps are from various companies...
They were relatively simple to create, I just picked out my embossing frames, some sentiments or quotes, colored cord and multiple rhinestones.

I'm not sure if these embellishments came from Jolee's or Nicolecrafts? I know I just made them, but I threw all of the packaging away.... : /

These felt embellishments are from American Crafts.

I don't know what happened at this point in my blogging. I changed my email address because I am sick of Verizon and am planning my exit strategy for my eventual departure. : ) However, it did cause a problem with blogger. : /

The flower die cuts are by K & Co. I just picked the ones out of the package I liked the best that I thought would work with these frame designs.

Well, this concludes my post for this first day of 2012. It promises to be a bountiful year. But regardless of what goes on, through it all.... I have my sisters!

I wonder.....

Thanks for your visit, I do appreciate you stopping by, and if you left me a comment!...


  1. Oh, Rachel, these are so pretty! I need some quick thank you cards. These might be it.

  2. Oh wow...what amazing cards. The card for your sister is well done. Love how you teamed that ribbon with the number embossing. Thanks for sharing this with us at Unstampabelles. My hubby is a 1st of January baby too and only a year behind your sister.

  3. Great set of cards Rachel - your sister must love them! Thanks for entering the Unstampabelles Challenge

  4. Wow, you have been busy crafting! All lovely cards. I saw your link over at Make it Monday.
    Sarah-Jane xx

  5. I was sad to see the pictures end! Your cards are just breath taking. I love your flair for designing within the parameters of the embossing. Gorgeous cards from beginning to end and Happy Birthday to your sister!

    Thank you for playing along with us at Make It Monday!
    Remember, for a chance to win the prize from our sponsor, leave a comment for another entry and mention that you saw them on Make It Monday.
    Lisa xx

  6. Just hopped over from make it monday and have to say your cards are absolutely stunning! x x

  7. WOWZA! Bethann is one lucky sister! Your Birthday card and these gift cards are amazing, Rachel! Each one is more beautiful than the last...the embossing is gorgeous too (all Sissix?)
    I left a B-Day msg for Bethann, but didn't know it was the BIG 5-0! which is STILL young in my book ;o)

  8. Fantastic cards.. Saw these on MIM..Faye

  9. Wao I saw this over MIM, your card are adorable
    Karla U

  10. Oh my word!!!! each and every card is gorgeous, Rae!!!!! Your sister is going to flip when she sees all these beauties!!!! I need to borrow a little of your mojo, gf!!!!

  11. Absolutely amazing cards! Love all the extra dimension. Really makes them distinctive!

  12. Wonderful range of cards your embossing is fantastic. Popped over from MIM and do glad I did XOXO Zoe

  13. fabulous makes Rae!!
    your flower cards are so gorgeous!!!
    Thanks for sharing @ Joyful Stamper's Inspire Me Fridays!

  14. Hi Rae

    Wow! What an amazing selection of cards you have created for your sister, such a wonderful gift idea.

    I am sure she will absolutely love them. Each one is unique and choosing between each beautiful design will be difficult.

    Thank you for sharing with us at Make It Monday this week.

    Michelle :o)

  15. Fab card you made for your sister's birthday and she will love all the cards you have made for her.

    Crafty Boots DT

  16. Hi Rachel,
    I saw your card on Make It Monday, and Im glad I came to visit your blog because your cards are truly lovely. I love flowers and the sentiments you have used are lovely too!
    Love Pearl x

  17. What an extensive range of cards, I love the birdcage ones the best! Found you on MIM.

  18. Come and visit my blog again, Rae... it will make you smile.



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  20. Rachel, Rachel, Rachel, you have truely outdone yourself this time miss-missy! To say I love my B-day card and my gift cards would be an understatement!!! This is absolutely an awesome gift and I can't wait to use them (LOL!) We both know what thay means. Believe it or not, I actually took them to bed with me a few nights after the party, as I was so sick, because I just wanted to lay in bed and oogle them some more and take it all in again! They are among the most beautiful cards I have!!! My mouth still hangs open when I look at them! I'm not kidding! I just can't say enough! Thanks so very much my dear sister for such a loving, awesome, inspiring, beautiful, heartwarming gift! I Love You Always
    PS. You know my B-Day card is going up on my line! Crazy Beautiful!

  21. Lovely series. I love the little birdie and the great tree made from fabric. Others are great too. Thanks for sharing your ideas.
    Katarina XXX

  22. Oh wow, what amazing amount of cards - and they're beautiful, too!

  23. Alot of beautiful CAS cards! Love how they are all different! Thanks for sharing over at Unstampabelles!