Thursday, February 17, 2011

A Little Bit About Me, and a Card

I have been having such fun, and giggles, reading some of the comments you are leaving me, and I thought perhaps I could answer some of the questions I have had here, which are really all about me! So funny!

Well, I am actually French, born in the north of France, a long, long time ago....ok, kidding, but sort of long ago!  My father was French and my Mother is South African.  They met in South Africa where he was working at the time and he brought her over to France.  We then immigrated to South Africa in 1972, when I was very, very young.....ok, seriously, I was young, almost 10. (Oh!  Now you know my age!  Oh well, it's ok, I feel great for my age, 21 is very young!  Right!).

I spent the rest of my life there really, with a stay in Swaziland for about a year, and I also came back to France for about a year and a half but just could not stand the weather in the north. 

Then, one glorious day, whilst visiting a friend, I heard very loud voices coming from her garden, and one of those loud voices I can now happily call my husband!  And guess what, he is from the US!  But he was working in Africa.  Work brought him, and therefore us, my beautiful Natasha and I, to the US in April last year.  So, that's the geography around my life, but with lots of other interesting escapades to fabulous and interesting places in between, but I will leave that for another day.

As this blog was created to share my love of card making, here is a card I made for my sister in South Africa, whom I miss more than words could possibly explain.

Paper: PTI Cardstock, Neenah Solar White, Hero Arts Notecard
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Worn Lipstick & Tattered Rose & Peeled Paint Distress Ink
Stamps: Hero Arts (Hydrangea), Ali Edwards (Sentiments)
Other: Gems (Hero Arts), sewing

Nothing fancy, but I love that I managed to find the perfect sentiment for the way I was feeling that day.  I made that sentiment up from two different stamp sets.  The card shape (Surprise Pop Up Card) is also something different which I learned when I received an awesomely cute card from Kelly.  The tutorial can be found at Splitcoaststampers.

Thank you for popping by!  I may be back later!  Have an awesome day!

10 comments:

Nancy said...

Hi Brenda....how fun to learn a little about you and your interesting life! I look forward to hearing stories of growing up in France and So. Africa, hope you will share some more!
I just adore your card...it's a wonderfully sweet design that I'm sure will touch your sister's heart and make her smile!
bless you~

CinnamonSally said...

Wow this card is so pretty Brenda, your sister will be thrilled. You are so lucky to have led such an exciting life living in different countries must be an amazing experience.

Jacqueline said...

Brenda, amongst others I bet you giggled because I thought you spoke good English... I wonder how your French is? Silly question, bet its 100 times better than mine. Your card is gorgeous - the polka dot background is a great highlight for the focal image.

Tracey said...

BEautiful card and life Brenda!!!

Rosemary said...

a beautiful card for your sister, brenda! so fun to learn a bit more about you...

Virginia L. said...

So wonderful to know more about you! And an extr bonus to see this gorgeous card for your sister!

Dawn said...

Gorgeous card Brenda... and neat to learn a little about you.... such an international person!!!

Emily Leiphart said...

Aw, it's so great learning more about you, Brenda! That's quite the adventurous life you've led. Your sister is going to LOVE this gorgeous card. I love the combined sentiment - I love to do that, too!

Michelle said...

Brenda, I'm crying for you! To be so far away from your family really stinks! I'm sure your sister will cherish this card...it's beautiful!!!

walchowDesign said...

Hi Brenda, thank you for sharing your sweet adventurous life with us and how you met your big love!! I'm sure your sister would be in tears when she receive this wonderful card from you. Sorry for this late comment as I've been sick and am still recovering from this nasty cold!