A Valentine Card for my Sister

Since I have started making cards, my family members look forward to their little surprises in the mail on each holiday. Valentine's Day is a big card month and I send cards to my sister's, nieces, nephew and parents on both sides. I try to personalize their cards and put a lot of thought into what I will make.

My older sister is a Social Worker. She has the tough job of removing children from homes that are suspected of abuse. It is always hard to remove a child, but sometimes necessary. She is a strong sole and it takes a big heart to do what she does.

Also, I did get some recommendations on video's to watch on skin tones and this card is my first card after watching those tutorials. I think that the skin tones on this card came out great. I was very happy with the results. Now that I have an idea of what to do, I will just keep practicing. But now that I see what they can do, I want more...oh well, I guess I know what to ask for on my birthday, LOL

This KennyK image is perfect to depict a strong woman. It is called SuperMom. Now she is not a mom, but I like the image because it depicts a strong woman. The sentiment is from A Piece of Heart and works perfect with this image.

A Valentine does not have to be just for a sweetheart, It can be for family and friends. It is the holiday of Love, so I think this card fits the theme over at KennyK which is an optional theme of LOVE

The sketch I used is from Sketch Saturday.

Here is a closer look so you can see the sentiment a bit better:

I have a few more cards to post, so I may be back if I have time, otherwise will post them throughout the week. Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Ends Feb 14 - KennyK - #165 Love
Ends Feb 6 - #295 Sketch Saturday 
Ends Feb 14 - Open minded challenges - #3 Show some Love
Ends Feb 14 - My Sheri Crafts - #126 Valentine
Ends Feb 14 - Digi Galore - Valentine/Love
Ends Feb 6 - Robyns Fetish - Valentine's Day Card
Ends Feb 7 -Catch The Bug - Anything Goes
Ends Feb 28 - Crafty Hazelnuts patterned paper
Ends Feb 18 - Corrosive "Challenge - #192 Feel the Love


  1. Fabulous card for your sister! Love that sentiment! lol Thanks for joining us at KennyK's Krafty Krew!
    Team B{iker Girl}

  2. Monica, this card is absolutely fabulous and you are right, the sentiment is perfect for this card! You did an incredible job with the coloring.

    I see the kind of children that your sister deals with every day (I work in an inner-city school where there are many at-risk kids) so I admire her strength as I know it must constantly tug at the heartstrings. I wish I could scoop them all up and bring them home but it's not possible so I'm very thankful for the social workers in our school who do their best to make sure these children are in the safest possible environment. Thank you for using one of my sentiments and showcasing it beautifully.

    A Piece Of Heart Blog
    **Make sure to visit my blog to grab some really great FREE Digi Sentiments.**

  3. Awesome card! Love the sentiment and your lovely ritual of celebrating all those you love in your life! Hugs, Wends x

  4. Great card your BIG sister will love it. Thanks for linking up with us over at MSC this time.

  5. Beautiful card,Taylor ! Thank you for joining us at Open-Minded Craft Fun Challenge! Good Luck! Iva DT

  6. You did a fabulous job coloring up your image. Your sister will love this card! Thanks for joining us at Catch The Bug.

  7. Great card, Monica! Terrific coloring of the fun image! Your sister will love it! Thanks for joining us for Sketch Saturday this week!

  8. oh my gosh, I LOVE this. That image is FANTASTIC with that sentiment. Just loved it! Thank you for joining us this challenge at Open Minded Crafting Fun Challenges. Good luck! Hope you join us again!

    Amy A~DT

  9. A beautiful card. Thank you for joining us at Robyn's Fetish Challenge. Marlene DT

  10. This is great!! Love your take on the sketch.. great image to work with!! Awesome colors too!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges!!! Good Luck! I hope we see you again!!

    - Susan, Co-Owner @ Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges
    {Scrap A Thousand Words}

  11. Brilliant! I have heard this saying before and think its great! Lovely card.
    Stacey S
    KennyK Core4

  12. Really perfect card that describe your sister! :) and amazing card layout too!!
    Thanks for joining us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun. Wish to see you again next time :)
    Hugs, Mikha

  13. What a great project, very cute!! Thanks so much for Joining us for our Feb Anything Goes Challenge at Catch the Bug, I hope you join us again very soon.

  14. What a darling card. Thanks for joining us at Catch The Bug.

  15. I agree this Kenny K image is the perfect choice for all those special women! Great work with the sketch too.
    Thank you for joining our challenge at Kenny K Krafty Krew. Good luck!
    Team A(ll That)

  16. ohhh love it! It's totally perfect for your sister!!! She has to be a very strong woman to be able to do what she does! The sentiment you have used is just awesome. And your coloring is amazing!

    Thanks for joining our fortnightly challenge here at Open Minded Crafting Fun Challenge. Hope you will join us next time co-owner Crafting Vicky. I’m doing a little giveaway to celebrate 500 followers come and join in http://crafting-vicky.blogspot.ca/2014/02/woooow-celebration-in-order-its-500.html

  17. Perfect card for a sister. Love your take on the sketch.
    Thanks for joining us at Digi Galore.
    Cindye DT

  18. Thanks for entering this lovely card into the Corrosive Challenge "Feel the Love" challenge. The sentiment is "spot on" and I'm sure your sister will love it. Good luck and please join us again in future challenges.

  19. Thank you so much for joining my Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge for February with your lovely card - hope to see you again soon. x


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