Little Bird

Birds sing after a storm;
why shouldn't people feel as free
to delight in whatever remains to them? 
      ~Rose F. Kennedy


Anyone who knows my family knows immediately who inspired this project. Yep, my adorable sister. She is a sweet tiny bird with a great big song she shares at churches, nursing homes, fairs, community theater  . . . shoot, I can't keep up with her. That little chickie takes that violin everywhere. 


See, Mom was a music teacher. So, all three of us kids got some music indoctrination.

Ah, 1968 . . . pointy glasses and high bangs,


My sister and brother have Mom's natural talent and they still play. I just assault the piano keys occasionally.

Here it is . . . one of my favorite pictures in the whole world.

I'm so proud of my brother and sister for continuing what Mom started. Ah . . . makes my heart all warm!

Oh, and sis, you're welcome! That's what happens when you trust me with the family photo album. Mwha ha ha!


This card is not really a card. It's a paper bag in hiding. See, I folded the bag in half and sewed the bottom half together to make two pockets. Huh? I got the idea from the uber talented Michelle Wooderson's Double Pocket Pretties. She has a better picture so you can see the genius behind this design.

I didn't get to put the finishing touches on this yet. So be forewarned; you'll probably see this again. I put about a gazillion squillion hours in this week at my day job. I'm so tuckered out, I think even my eyelashes hurt. But, I wanted to get Phase I to you in time for our Catered Crop Get Krafty Recipe Swap. You know it's not too late to play along and Perfect Paper Crafting shopping dollars are up for grabs.

My Tiny Bird is fussy cut, paper pieced and Copic colored. Her violin is cut from the same paper bag I used to make the flower. Her banner is made with circles folded over, zigzag stitched and coordinated with the My Mind's Eye assorted buttons.

Here are the markers I used and the rest of the recipe. Not pictured (apparently retired) is Stampin' Up!'s Kraft Taffeta ribbon and mystery (don't know where I got it) lace trim.

For giggles and grins (and because I just need to get out more), I'm playing along with the these challenges: 

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Sweet Comments

  1. such a wonderful card….love all your details and I loved reading about your family!

  2. I Love YOU! What a sweet card, with incredibly kind words of sentiment. Thank you so much, you sure no how to make a girl feel special!


  3. WOW!!! That is some card GF!!!

  4. so fab card, i love it
    Thanks for playing with us at fussy and fancy this week

  5. so fab card, i love it
    Thanks for playing with us at fussy and fancy this week

  6. I just love your card! The banner is awesome! Thanks for sharing at Fussy and Fancy!!! Danielle

  7. Congratulations on being chosen as the winner/guest designer of our punches and dies challenge over at Fussy and Fancy. Please pop over to our website for further details and to pick up your guest designers badge for your blog.

    xx Happy crafting and glittery hugs xx


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