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Monday, March 25, 2013

80 Years Young

When my dad proposed to my mom, he said, "Marry me and you'll always be young."  It was a play on words, since his last name was young (the German spelling, Jung).  She accepted, and here I am, showing off a card I made for her birthday.  She is 80 years young this week!!

My mom has the best genes!  Her mom is still alive at 102!  She (her mom) is in her own home, has trouble with her eyes and hearing, but the doctor this month pronounced her "healthy as a horse." Hopefully I inherited some of those genes!

I know my mom did.  She looks fantastic for her age, so I decided to make a funny card for her.  She in no way looks anything like Gramma Knitting, a Squigglefly digi image from artist Gemma Mortlock.  In fact, she still bowls, takes cruises and bus trips, and leads an active life.  So imagine her surprise when she reads the front of my easel card!  The sentiment reads, "Mom, on your birthday I wanted to make a truly personal card, but you're just not at this point in your life..."

 Of course, when she opens it, she'll see the second image I used, a Squigglefly digi called Badonkadonk.  The sentiment here reads, "...then again, you're not exactly at this stage of your life anyway."

So, mom, have a wonderful birthday--you look awesome whatever your age!

Meanwhile, crafters, there's a new Squigglefly Challenge on the blog, and it's ANYTHING GOES!!  That's right, use a Squigglefly image and let your creativity soar.  One random winner will win free digi's!!


9 comments:

Tammy said...

Absolutely sensational card and such wonderful images for the occasion! I hope you inherit the longevity genes too!

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

OMG this is so adorable! Great job and wonderful inspiration!

Kathy Bradley said...

Pat,
This is absolutely adorable and I know your Mom will have a giggle when she reads the inside!!

Holley (Tondre) Barnhart said...

Well, seeing as how her mom is up and going at 100, I would say maybe the 100 yr old might be the lady in the chair knitting but at 80, you ought to be dressed up in a badonkadonk outfit to get some eye catching attention. Good for her.

nwilliams6 said...

Pat, this is super fun! Love your mix of images (I wish I looked more like the inside image than the front one - LOL). What a fun card for your Mom (or anyone). This card is wonderful! Hugz!

Holly said...

Pat this is so creative and fun! I'll bet your mom loved the card! Wonderful coloring and great layout!

Charlene Mitchell said...

Pat, what a fun card for your mom's birthday! Love the contrasting images. I think many of us switch back and forth between feeling like Grama knitting and the sexy Badonkadonk!! (more like Gramma these days but . . .) Have an awesome celebration with your family!

Charlene Mitchell said...

Pat, what a fun card for your mom's birthday! Love the contrasting images. I think many of us switch back and forth between feeling like Grama knitting and the sexy Badonkadonk!! (more like Gramma these days but . . .) Have an awesome celebration with your family!

Shawna said...

Too cute!