Tuesday, April 14, 2009

You're My Favorite



Yesterday marked one year since the death of my sweet little sister Carissa. For those of you who didn't know (or know of) her, she was an angel. She had Down's Syndrome, and she radiated a true spirit of Christ-like love. She always told everyone "You're my favorite!" And she meant it each time. My younger sister Amy declared April 13th to be "You're My Favorite" Day, a day when each of us could really focus on letting everyone around us know why we love them and why they're our favorite. I made this card for my parents using this week's 2S4Y sketch. I used Chattebox paper and an artisan label I designed myself then cut using SCAL and my Cricut. Oh, I also cut flowers using the George cartridge and added a Fancy Pants flower and a big American Crafts brad. TFL!

10 comments:

ScrapMomOf2 said...

I cannot believe that it's been a year since you lost your sister! This is just gorgeous, and I love the meaning behind the sentiment!! Beautiful!

Kazan Clark said...

What a beautiful tribute - I love the idea of "You are my Favorite Day" - I am sure this becomes a tradition in many households that you and your sister have touched - starting with mine.
Hugs always
K

Ginny said...

great colors and card... and it means so much too--how fitting your sentiment is.

Desire Fourie said...

Oh Tomiannie this is such a special card made in the spirit of a beautiful memory, which definitely will help your little sister remaining in your hearts. Hugs from Desire

N2ScrapN4Fun said...

I love your card. And I especially loved reading the story behind the sentiment on the card. What an awesome way to pay tribute!

Lea L. said...

This is so soft and pretty! Love the shape of that tag you used! Great job with Kazan's sketch!

~Lea

cheryln said...

sosoooo pretty!

Papertrails by a paper lover said...

A lovely tribut to your sister. Absolutely beautiful!

Brooke S said...

Love the card.... But I LOVE the story behind it more... I didn't realize it had only been a year... What a great day to celebrate.. What a wonderful gift you gave your DD to carry on your sisters name. Ever sense you mentioned that I can help but think of her every time I see a picture of you DD..

I hope all is well..
Hugs
Brooke

Alli said...

Beautiful!!