Monday, April 4, 2011

Happy Birthday To My Brother

Yesterday, was my big brother, Jeff's birthday! Even after almost 16 years in the States, it never fails that I still get a little bit homesick whenever it's my siblings or my mom's birthday. Cause, you know they will have a family get together and I can't help but wish that I was there, too.

Jeff is 5 years older than me and growing up, my li'l brother, Jerry and I used to think he's the mean big brother. LOL. I guess because he's always so quiet & serious. Thank goodness for girlfriend, cause we would tell on him to his girlfriend (now wife) and she'd tell him to be nice to us. Hah! :)

One of my favorite story, was when Jeff told Jerry that he could become a Superman. Back then, we had this Superman brand chocolate wafer. Being a 3 or 4 years old, Jerry believe it when Jeff said that if he eat a lot of the Superman wafer, he can become a Superman. LOL, needless to say Jerry ended up with bad stomach ache and my mom get mad at Jeff. :)

But, honestly Jeff is one of the good role model in my life. Hubby always said how I'm so lucky and blessed to have such good, responsible older brother to look up to. And, he's right. LOL, I think part of me become such goody, goody kid was because I was afraid of getting in trouble with him. He and my mom are so big on trust and responsibilities. Anyway, to my brother, Jeff thank you for being a great influence in my life. Happy birthday!!

Okay, 'nuff stories. Here's my card for today. I have to say I simply love building scenes.

For this card I combined Lawn Fawn's Critters in the Forest and There She Goes' My Little Friend stamps (this set makes me laugh, it just too cute). That fun tree was made using leaves ribbons from May Arts. I cut all the leaves individually and layered them to cover the tree. I love the dimension on this card. From the tree, to the raccoon curled tail and the gnome curled hat. 

How about another card? This one is using Penny Black stamps. Most likely this goes to my in-laws who love poodles. :)

You're still with me, reading this till the end? Yay..., thank you! :) I wish you all a great week and may your Monday start off beautifully .


Ayana Posadas said...

Vera, I love how you decorated the tree on that first card. Both cards are super cute!

Barb said...

Love your fabulous tree on the first card, Vera and your second one is so adorable! Happy Birthday to your brother! :)

Christiana said...

Aw, these are both so cute! I love those gnome stamps! They are on my MUST BUY! list. And I LOVE that you combined them with Lawn Fawn! So fun. Love the Penny Black card too. So cute.

Alice Wertz said...

adorable cards, Vera! love the fun scene you created for your brother's birthday card. he will love it! and the second one is sooooo cute!

~amy~ said...

Fun sibling stories:) I love both of your cards...especially the one for your brother...that gnome cracks me up.

Samantha Mann said...

i love everything about your gnome card!!! i love the scene and i love the sentiment! it's perfect!!

Laurel said...

What great cards and story!!! And I am loving your tree... Indivdually cut leaves to create tree? FABULOUS!

Jocelyn said...

Super cute cards! The raccoon and gnome are so cute together. I loved hearing the story. :)


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