Sunday, May 13, 2012

Happy Mother's Day!

My DD, Angela, is such a loving person. I am so lucky to have her for my daughter! :^) I wish her a very Happy Mother's Day this year and every year to come. She is taking me out for Mother's Day brunch at Cork, which she did last year also, and it was so delicious! As if that isn't enough, this year she also sent me two dozen roses and a box of chocolates! Really? Yup. I almost pinched myself when I opened the box! Of course, that would have hurt, so I didn't.

Angela, my sweet, I thank you from the very bottom to the very top of my heart. You outdid yourself this year! I am so blessed to have you for a daughter and a friend. MWAH!

I would like to take a moment to thank everyone who has been so kind to comment on my blog. I really do appreciate the fact that you take time out of your busy days to stop by and say something. I know how caught up one can get in day-to-day life. I get that way myself; in fact, I am so behind in following all of you that I am embarrassed. I will try to catch up next week, I promise!

OK, enough nice stuff. I am back to being me, (bummer, huh?!). I wanted to let you know that I started bowling with Gary on a summer bowling league this week. And my friend, Ellie, (hi, El!), couldn't picture me bowling. I really don't understand this. Is it because I look so out-of-shape? Snort. Or because I am so blasted uncoordinated? Double snort. Or because I am old? Sigh....

Hey, believe it or not, I actually beat Gary by one pin in one game. HA! And I rubbed it in, too! Well, just a little. But at least I can tease him about it now. I could not do that when we were first married.

After our wedding, (in 1970 before there was dirt), we moved to Ft. Benning, Georgia from the Twin Cities in Minnesota. (Gary had just come home from Viet Nam before our wedding, but he was still in the Army.) OMG, the trip down there was a nightmare. We were in a little VW, which had such bad seating that I had trouble sitting down for a week afterward. The car burned oil and sounded like it was at death's door. I had never driven on highways before that trip. Nor driven a stick-shift. It's a wonder we made it down there--and in two days and nights of very hard driving! As a sidebar, I also have night blindness. And I did all the driving because Gary didn't have a driver's license. That's another story altogether.

Anyway, after we moved into our Army housing unit, furnished with giant cockroaches and no air-conditioning, we decided to join a bowling league. It was a way to cool down. This was Georgia, people. In June. We needed some relief from the heat and humidity. Oh yeah, and the tornadoes and hail storms. Can you tell I don't like Georgia weather? :^)  So we joined this bowling league, and besides learning to bowl, I learned some new things about my new husband. When he bowled poorly  he kept throwing his towel, kicking the ball return, and breaking the pencils at the pit desk, (yeah, back in the olden days you had to keep score). He was such a naughty boy then. Our team members actually asked me if we could kick him off the team! So I had a nice long talk with Gary, and he sheepishly agreed to behave better, which he did. My, how he has matured since then! LOL!

We were pretty poor back in those days. The Army didn't pay well, especially for enlisted men. I worked at the bowling alley in the mornings to make some money. Had to clean bowling shoes while I ran the morning leagues. Then I would go home to fix dinner with my hands stinking like dirty feet. UGH! Oh, and for a little extra money, we would keep score for the tournaments that were held at the bowling alley. That was a trip. You had to add quickly and accurately, because you were responsible for scoring two lanes of very fast bowlers! One time we even entered a tournament, and I actually won a bowling ball. I know, amazing, right? The ball was purple. So we named our next team the Purple Hippo. Aren't you glad you know that?

OK, so enough of Memory Lane. Let's get to the card I created for my DD for her Mother's Day. I chose this darling image, Becca and Bo, by Saturated Canary. Krista draws the most wonderful images! So much fun to color! I stamped this image on Cryogen CS with Memento ink, and rubbed Stampin' Up ink around the edges. I paired it with patterned paper from the Basic Grey Kissing Booth collection and CS from Stampin' Up. I used two dies from Memory Box for the hearts. Flowers are by Wild Orchid Crafts and Prima, some of which I colored with Copics. I accented the image with a Signo Uniball white gel pen, and I added Glossy Accents to Becca's eyes and lips and Bo's eyes and collar tag. I used a bazillion Copics:  B05, Y00, Y02, Y04, R81, R83, R85, YR21, E000, E00, E07, E08, E09, E11, E23, E25, E27, E29, E33, E35, E37, E39, E40, E41, E42, E59.

I am entering this card into the following:

Saturated Canary Challenge #17 May Flowers
Outlawz Twisted Thursday
CMC Anything Goes Challenge

Here's wishing that every mommy everywhere has a Happy Mother's Day!





23 comments:

  1. Morning sweetie this is gorgeous I love the colours you have used for her and the shading is fabulous, perfect, thank you for joining s at Saturated Canary challenge this week hugs Pops x

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    1. Thank you so much, Pops! And thank you again for getting this posted! :^)
      Hugs,
      Penny

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  2. Aw this card is so pretty love your colour combo, We dont have mothers day here the same da as you but I wish you a happy one huggies June xxxx

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    1. Oh, thank you, June for both the compliment and the wishes! :^)
      Hugs back,
      Penny

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  3. What a precious card, Penny! I love the image and as always, you've colored it wonderfully! Your DD will love it! Happy Mother's Day to you!

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    1. Oh, thanks so much, Carla! I really appreciate you stopping by! :^)
      Hugs,
      Penny

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  4. Happy Mother's Day to you to Penny. Your card is gorgeous, love Krista's images and designed and colored this one beautiful as always.

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    1. Thanks very much, Linda! I love Krista's images, too! :^) Thanks so much also for stopping by! :^)
      Hugs,
      Penny

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  5. oh penny that stunning hun, I love the delicate die cuts too, they are so pretty.
    Thankyou so much for popping in and sharing it with us over on the SC challenge blog
    hugs Lou xxx

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    1. Thanks so much, Lou! I appreciate the kind comments!
      Hugs,
      Penny

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  6. the real reason I can't see you bowling, my dear, is because you DO NOT like exercise of any kind!! You have told me so!! (snort!)
    I am proud of you for beating Gary though...and that you rubbed it in, saves me the trouble. thanks! Hard to believe that Gary has grown up...amazing that you stood by him all these years! (double snort!!!)
    The card IS lovely, and I am sure that Angela loved it!!
    I hope to see you soon, dear friend!

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    1. LOL! Me, not like exercise? Wherever did you get that idea? (Tiny snort.)
      Thanks, Ellie. She did like the card!
      Hope to see you soon, too! And hope you had a good time last night!
      Hugs,
      Penny

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  7. Hi Penny, Thanks for visiting my blog I left a Liebster award for you there. I love Saturated canary images. The card you did is gorgeous, the diecuts are so pretty. Your coloring is amazing. Hugs and god bless!

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    1. Hey, Wanda! Thank you for the compliment! Thank you also for the award! I received it back in February from another blogger, so I don't think I have five more people to send it to right now that have under 200 followers! But I so appreciate the thought behind the award! You are a sweetie! :^)
      Giant hugs,
      Penny

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    2. Thanks again for the beautiful card, Mom! I love everything about it, from the colors to the coloring to the design. That girl is such a great image, btw. The hair on her is especially nifty.

      Thank you, too, for being such a great mom and friend. :)

      And I love the Georgia story. Will have to share that with the girls later. They'll probably find it hard to picture their grandpa with that kind of temper. :)

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    3. You are welcome again, for the card--I am so glad that you love it!

      We are so lucky to have each other, hey? :^)

      I figured you'd get a kick out of that story. :^)

      Hugs,
      Mom

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  8. Such a gorgeous card Penny!! Your colouring is wonderful and I love all that pink and the great flourishes and flowers :)
    Hope you're not too sick of chocolate yet?????

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    1. Thanks so much, Dawn! I could never get sick of chocolate--that would be physically impossible! ;^)
      Hugs,
      Penny

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  9. We are so lucky to have each other, hey? :^)

    We are indeed. :)

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  10. Gorgeous card Penny, I love your use of strong colours, Thanks for joining us on the SC Challenge blog.
    Caz
    x

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    1. Thank you so much, Caz! :^)
      Hugs,
      Penny

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  11. I like your stories and blog posts as much as I like your cards!

    Fantastic card with your usual beautiful coloring. There's only one problem and it's a big one. Now I want that Memory Box heart.

    When we were relative newlyweds we joined a bowling league. Our team consisted of 5 PhD chemists and me. I hadn't bowled in forever. My average the first night was 66. Yeah.

    Then I started to improve and became "the secret weapon". At the end of the season, I won a trophy as the most improved bowler.

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    1. Oh, Kathi, I am so glad. I try to entertain, lol!
      Thank you so much for the compliment! And you really do need the die! (Insert very big grin here.)
      Oh, that's too funny about your bowling experiences! And good for you for getting that trophy! :^)
      Hugs,
      Penny

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Hugs, Penny