Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Happy Birthday Aunt Jan!

When I was a kid, everyone told me I looked like my aunt Jan. I was cool with that, she is a pretty fun gal! She took me to her softball games and out to her friends' houses to visit. She even took me to a street dance. I think I was pretty young, maybe 9? But she forever became my COOL aunt :) When I was 16, I spent 10 days in California visiting her and my other aunt and uncle who had all moved to San Fransisco, and that was an amazing visit. Coincidentally, 2 weeks after my return home I met my husband. I guess you could say that was a life-changing summer... in a good way!

This aunt of mine is adventurous. She served in the National Guard (correction: Army Reserve) before it was fairly common for women to serve in the military. She road a motorcycle LONG before it was an acceptable practice for a young lady. She is bold, and strong, and opinionated. Not a bad role model if I do say so myself :) Right now, she is probably knee deep in doing other people's tax returns. She also makes custom furniture. She lives in the mountains of California, and I really need to go out there and visit her again!

This is the card I made for her birthday. It may get to her a little late.... I am typing this on Saturday afternoon, in northern MN. I made the card Friday and did not get it in the mail on time, and I think I missed the mailman this morning. Sorry Jan!
  • Stamps: Motorcycle
  • Paper: Naturals Ivory, Early Espresso, Print Poetry DSP
  • Ink: Early Espresso
  • Other: Big Shot with Labels framelit and Woodgrain EF, Festive Paper Piercing Pack, Paper Piercer and Mat, Signo white gel pen, Natural Trim ribbon, Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine, dimensionals, buttons
I used the wound mount single stamp that is no longer available, but the motorcycle image is still available for My Digital Studio (#124491) for $1.95 


Yapha said...

Your aunt sounds like an amazing person, and that is a great card for her! Just the right mix of lovely and rugged, just like you described her. Perfect!

Adriana Benitez said...

What Yapha said ;)
Handmade at it's best - perfectly suited for the recipient!

Tina Adams said...

What a perfect card for your aunt. I love the design. All of the element work so well together. I have to get out my Print Poetry paper and get going.

Katherine said...

What a great story! I love the little doodles around the edge of your cards :)

Paula said...

Love the story that goes with the card. And I love that you made a card with just her in mind. I am sure she will love it. And you do need to get back out to the mountains of California soon!


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