Thursday, February 23, 2012
Stripy Stripey Stampin' Up! card
Well, a mostly Stampin' Up! card. Every time I think I want to break up the Sweet Pea paper pack from a couple of years ago, it gives me the perfect coordinated papers for a card or page. This time I needed some masculine papers to go with this old fashioned wheel barrow from the Countryside stamp set. My uncle has a birthday coming up. He spends a lot of time in his garden in the summer.
The ribbon is Basic Grey and the greeting stamp is from Cloud 9. All the other papers and the main stamp are Stampin' Up! For the inside greeting I used a phrase I got from that same Cloud 9 stamp set:
"The good thing about growing old is that it takes such a long time--Walter Kemp"
I hope he will take it to mean that he isn't there yet. There are always more years to go before we consider ourselves old. I know for me 60, 70, etc. aren't nearly as old sounding as they used to be. What do you think? Is it a clever phrase or will it put him off? He's an active 81 year old. (I stamped it on a separate paper, I can always take it out.)
I want to thank all of you who responded to my "Have Faith" page earlier in the week. Your warm wishes really made me smile and have a little more faith.
Thanks for your visit!