Monday, August 6, 2007

...and long may she reign!

It’s not very often I’ve been honoured with the privilege to create a card like this one. This is for an amazing woman I’ve never met. She lives in Colorado, and was recently crowned Queen of the Colorado State Fair. She’s an active woman, Captain of her tennis team, always “doing” for others…YOU know the kind!

What makes her so amazing is that Silver Queen Marie Okichick is ONE HUNDRED AND THREE years old. I was lucky to be part of a card shower for her one hundredth birthday, and am simply thrilled to be part of this celebration for her. Her great-grand-daughter Susan is an online card crafting friend and she’s kindly given me permission to tell you about her. The card uses a Judikins rubber stamp, embossed with Top Boss Gold EP. I hand stitched the scrolls in the corners, and added a sprinkling of seed beads. Good old Stickles adorn the crown and the scalloped edge.

My other cards and things can be seen here. Thank you so much for stopping by.


10 comments:

Penny said...

What a beautiful card - your stitching and beading on cards is just the best! And such an inspiring story to go with it as well :)

Beth said...

Lovely card. Nice story too!

Lisa Renéa said...

Deborah-what a fantastic card!!! Your always so generous!!

Nancy Maxwell James said...

your card is just beautiful! lovely colors and stamps - awesome story as well!

Susan said...

Oh, Deborah, what an amazing tribute to Grandma...both in the story and the card. You touch me in ways you will never know...Fantastic card made by a FANTASTIC artist and friend.

Sue McGettigan said...

How amazingly cool is that?? She must be a fascinating woman, imagine the stories she can tell!! Love the card Deborah, very fitting for royalty :)

Old School Acres said...

How sweet!

Jennifer said...

What a wonderful story, woman and card! This is such a great thing to do and your story makes it perfect!

Erin K said...

This is a fantastic card. What a great opportunity to use it too. :)

Lesley said...

This is such a unique card! Great addition of the glitter and beads!