Monday, April 27, 2009

Entering adulthood

I've always felt that I didn't enter adulthood until I hit 30.
For some reason I was always the youngest at any job I held, always felt like a kid...I guess it's good to be a kid at heart, right? Well, when I turned 30 I went out and got a new hair cut...I told the hair dresser that I wanted something to make me look older...I don't know if it worked, but 6+ years later I want something to make me look 29 again, lol (secretly, I want my big permed hair from the 80s!!).

Well, for me and my 3 siblings.....we are all married and my younger brother's wife is finally crossing over into her 30s!! She's the last of us, we've all crossed over....some are well beyond ;) ... I won't go into ages, in case any decide to take a peak at my blog ... te he he. I don't know if any do, well I think my sister does, but for the rest of them, I don't think they do, so posting this before my sister-in-laws birthday wont spoil what she'll get in the mail.


I've been wanting to use my new "Golden Oldies" set and I thought this would be the perfect time. Welcoming her to the ripe-not so old-age of 30.


While visiting blogs this past weekend, I found this layout over at "In Stamping Mode" and I even told her that I'd be using it for this. The card came together so easily. She got it from somewhere else...the cirlce/life of a sketch I guess.

You know what? I read on another blog this weekend a great tip!! I don't know why I hadn't thought of it, but apparently she was on the same page as me and since she found the way off...she helped me as well. So many times I will take an image....stamp it and then color....then try to find papers to go with my beautifully colored image. DUH, she put a light on for me...(I wish I could remember who it was, she's one on my blog rolls, I know that much)...pick your designer paper first and then work from there. You are sure to have a wonderfully matched image every time!! I did this with Old Bessie here.....so she matches my paper!! Yippee!

Gotta love other people's blogs....that's why they are all out there, to give us such great tips as this one.....something so simple even!


Set: Golden Oldies
Accessories: Brocade Blue, Certainly Celery & Confetti White cardstocks, Sarah Designer Paper, Aqua Painter w/Ink pads, So Saffron Grosgrain, Rich Regal Brads, Oval Punches, Eyelet Border Punch, Ticket Corner Punch, Sponge, Primas, Stickles



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18 comments:

The Mama Monkey said...

She is going to love this one! Very pretty and I love the soft touch of the flowers!

I was always the young one at work as well. I actually loved it. For some reason, I think I get along better with people who are older than I am. Maybe I am an old soul!

Liz said...

lol! I'm sure she'll love getting this! ;) Love how well the colouring on the image matches the paper (great tip to pick the paper first!).

laos348 said...

What a really great card - I bet she is going to love it. I like the watercoloring to this one - the background behind the stamp looks great - really sets the image off.

Kim said...

She's going to love this card. It is a really great layout.

peggysue said...

I read that finally a while ago too, match the coloring to the DP, rather than scrounge through the drawer endless and wind up going to the store instead, holding up your image to the paper in the racks . . ever do that? That image will make her smile I'm sure!

Kathy said...

Love the watercoloring and the color combo.

Gina said...

What a fun card! You did a fantastic job coloring her and I love the colors you used.

Valerie Durham said...

Nice card - I love these funny cards - they make the best cards in my opinion!

chelemom said...

LOL! Great image and great card!!!

Kay said...

Hey, I think that might have been me - maybe not, maybe we are all having the same "lightbulb" moment at the same time.
I love this card and love what you did with it - everything matches so well :)

Andrea said...

That little old lady is so cute!

DaDoodleDiva said...

What a cute story and your 80's hair! This card is perfect for your sis..

kat said...

Too Funny, love the old lady. Great colour combo.

Melissa Sauls said...

LOL!! This card is an awesome one to welcome someone into their 30s, LOL! I had a good chuckle. And I LOVE this layout. I swear, it makes a great "go-to" layout!

carolyn mcdonell said...

what a cute card. i used to be the youngest in the group all the time - but noa any more-lol!

Grace said...

LOL! Just wait until 40 and 50... sisters and sil can get downright cruel! I know!!! LOL! Totally love this! Loved the tip on coloring too... I try to pick dp first but sometimes the pic just has to dictate the papers!

Burnin' Rubber said...

Ha Ha, Katie! I bet she's going to love this! Happy Birthday to your SIL!!

Tracy said...

I'm turning 30 this year and this card reflects my exact sentiments!! And yours is really cute. :)