Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Wanna Play Horses?


When I first saw this stamp, I just KNEW I had to have it! It is the perfect reflection of my sister.



My sister has always loved horses. When we were young, she longed for a real live horse... my parents finally got her one. But Billy was a bit of a stinker. Not the best horse a girl could want. (Now as an adult, she has several horses. She and her friend have raised them for the past several years.)


My sister also had toy horses - you know the kind. Those little plastic horses. She and I would play with her horses for hours at a time. Funny thing is, she NEVER wanted to play dolls with me (my toy of choice).





My sister even resembled the little girl in this image. She always had long brown hair.





I think I'll mail this card to my sister and tell her how much I love her. Who knows, I might even make one to send to my parents.




Image: Susana's Horse Toys

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black and Copic markers

Cardstock: Stampin' UP! Brocade Blue and Cranberry Crisp and brown from my scrap file

Designer Paper: Paper Studio Red Gingham and Reminisce Horses

Embellishment: Classic Traditions Satin ribbon

10 comments:

Dianne said...

Beautiful card and layout. Love the way you colored the image.

Hugs,
Dianne
http://mypaperhugs.blogspot.com/

kadie said...

Oh, Jeanette, what a wonderful story and beautiful tribute card to your sister! Thanks for sharing both with us!! HUGs
P.S. Billy is a great name for a horse, even for a stinker of one. :)

Lori said...

Delightful! Your sister will love this, (I think you should send one to your parents too :)

Lorie said...

This image is so sweet, Jeanette! I'm glad your sister has nice horses now to enjoy! My grandma got us a Shetland pony when my sisters and I were little. That was the meanest animal to ever walk the face of the earth. Needless to say I'm scared to death of horses now! I sure do love your card, and I think the paper choices couldn't have been more perfect! Very well done, my friend!

Love ya,
Lorie

Carol W said...

Wow, wow, wow...Little Miss would love this card (as much as her gma does). She is a total horse fan. I love the image, the color combo and the layout...Well done Jeanette...love it...

Barb said...

Jeanette--great card and I love the story that goes with. You will have to update us on what your sister says about the card and I am sure you will make a second one to send to your parents.

Darlene said...

Jeanette, such a sweet card and a touching story behind it. Your sis will treasure this card, and of course you should send one to your parents!

Marlene said...

How sweet! I remember playing with little plastic horses when I was a kid, too! Now I just want to ride one!

~Paola~ said...

Beautiful tribute to your sister Jeanette!
I love horses too and your cards is absolutly
the horse's neigh! Awesome d/p too btw...but then you have a fabby nack to pick the absolutly best d/p for your cards,always!:o) xox

:: BlueInks :: said...

Your sister will love it! I am sure it would bring great past memories to your parents as well. I love the layout and colors.

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