Friday, May 4, 2012

Congrats to Sarah

I can't believe that it is Friday already. What the heck happened to the rest of the week? It seems like just yesterday that we celebrated my sister's anniversary. And it's already a week later? Oh, please, somebody slow time down for me. It is going much, much, much too fast!

And next Wednesday will be our anniversary. Forty-two years. Of wedded bliss. And never a cross word between us. (Do you honestly believe that? HAHAHAHAHA!) You know, though, Gary's mom once told me that she and his dad never had an argument. Come to think of it, I don't think I actually ever heard them argue. Weird. And not normal. Well, at least in our marriage it wouldn't be normal. ;^)

So I guess I'd best get back on the stick (or my broom) and make a card for my best friend. No gifts need to be exchanged. He gave me a beautiful gold plumeria ring in Maui. And my gift to him? A Polynesian fish hook tattoo. Unbelievable, I know. Everyone at work keeps asking him when he is going to buy his motorcycle. (Over my dead body. And I mean that.) But the tattoo is cool, and he loves it, so....

And Mother's Day is coming up. That means I should make a card for my DD. Hopefully, I can get both cards done in the next week. Someone needs to help me stay on point. I get distracted too easily right now. I keep thinking about our time in Maui two weeks ago. And the vacation we plan to take in Cancun next year--to stay in the timeshare we bought two weeks ago. Oh, yes, yes, we did! I can't believe that one, either. But I am glad we did it--it will force us to take vacations every year now. And Gary needs that after working so hard all his life, and relaxing so little.

Tonight he and I are going to a graduation celebration at the Deli. One of our favorite servers, ever, Miss Sarah, is graduating from ASU, and she asked us to come help her celebrate. She has worked at the Deli for about 3 years, I think, and is now moving to Texas. She is one of the sweetest people on the planet, and we will miss her so darned much!

I used Magnolia Graduation Tilda for Sarah's card. The papers I chose were from Basic Grey's Little Black Dress collection and from DCWV La Creme matstack, which I combined with Stampin' Up CS. I added Prima flowers and a Stampin' Up rhinestone brad. The dies I used were:  MFT Leafy Flourish, Memory Box Floral Circle, and Marianne Designs Forest Branch. I accented the image with a Signo Uniball white gel pen. Tilda was colored with Copics:  E0000, E000, E00, E11, E13, E50, E53, E57, Y28, C0, C1, C2, C3, C4, C5, C6, C7, C9.

I am going to enter this card into one challenge:

Outlawz Paper ala Mode

Hoping everyone everywhere has a wonderful weekend!






12 comments:

  1. This is fabulous, Penny! What a wonderful graduation card! Your coloring is terrific and so is the whole design! I'm sure Sarah will love it! Have a great weekend!

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    1. Hey, Carla! Thank you so much! I surely hope she does! :^)
      Hugs,
      Penny

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  2. So awesome Penny. I love how you colored Edwin and how you decorated or embellished the card. Fabulous job as always. I have 3 graduation cards to make so need to start looking for images.

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    1. Linda, thank you so much! I don't envy you having to do three graduation cards in one year! :^)
      Hugs,
      Penny

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  3. Oh Congrats on your 42 years of wedded bliss, I once heard that a marriage had to argue every once in a while to survive. I'm guessing it's the making up after the argument that keeps the marriage strong. Any how, I'm just happy yours is a lasting one. My sister has a time share and it does force you to take vacations. But that is great, being able to plan yearly vacations. Oh, I forgot all about the card, Yes it is gorgeous, but you already knew that all your cards are beautiful. Hugs!

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    1. Thanks, Wanda! I think some marriages just work better when people are able to express their differing opinions--at least ours does. :^)
      And thank you for the sweet compliment, too! :^)
      Hugs back,
      Penny

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  4. Best oldest sister BarbaraMay 8, 2012 at 12:05 PM

    Another pretty card! I love the colors! I have two to make also, Chantry and Tony's oldest from college, Katie. A tatoo huh? Wonders never cease. I guess I just never will like them, I don't know why, maybe because i was a child of the 50's when they were considered baaad and Richard had 2 of them! Anyway the timeshare sounds nice, I hear Cancun is great.

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    1. Thank you, Barbara! Well, I like Gary's tattoo, but I don't think I would like it if he was covered in them!
      I hear Cancun is great, too. So that's where we plan to spend our 43rd anniversary next year.
      Hope your knee is doing better today.
      Hugs,
      Penny

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    2. Great card, Mom! Very classy and sweet. Love the little diploma ... And if you see Sarah again before she leaves, tell her I said congrats and best wishes.

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    3. Thank you, DD! This card was featured this week on the Outlawz! Cool, huh? :^)

      And I will pass on your message to Sarah!
      Hugs,
      Mom

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    4. Very cool! Congrats on the recognition! As always, it's well-deserved. :)

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