Thursday, January 17, 2013

Mojo Monday 276 Birthday Card

I'm part of that large group of baby boomers who are now aging into the golden years. Some of us deny it, some fight it or at least try to slow the progression, and some have no control over it. But no matter what problems seem to arrive with age, we can tolerate them better with a sense of humor. Some days you'd think I was in my second childhood with the silliness I exude. I told my hubby last night, I'd rather be silly than grouchy. That was my way of dealing with the pleurisy I'm fighting this week. I'm always quoting Proverbs 17:22: "A merry heart doeth good like a medicine."

Here's a card with a delightful sentiment from Clear Dollar Stamps that spoke to me, as a former gardener. I'm hoping it will bring a smile to my friend's face as well.

I used this lovely sketch from Mojo Monday #276.
 
 
 
 
 
I'm sharing this birthday card with the followin challenges:
Moving Along with the Times - Birthday Cards
Ooh La La Creations #121 - Happy Birthday
Digital Tuesday #193 - Flower Power
Ruby's Rainbow #45 - something that makes you SMILE
Pile It On #2 - Happy Funny Birthday 
 
5" x 6.5" Birthday Card Recipe:
Paper - Basic Grey "Indie Bloom" and "Hello Luscious," black and white cardstock
Digital Stamps - Clear Dollar Stamps
Markers - Close To My Heart alcohol ink markers - Sorbet, Creme Brulee, Autumn Terracotta Light, Autumn Terracotta, Sweet Leaf, Olive, Cotton Candy; Copics E11 barely beige, Y11 Pale Yellow
Accents - Wilton black glittery doily, black lace, MME baker's twine
 
 
 

14 comments:

Granmargaret said...

Lovely card Vicki. I am a little older but agree with the verse. I have had cancer which is in remission and suffer badly with arthritis. Being cheerful helps the pain, being miserable makes it worse. You have a choice.
Making pretty cards to send to others to cheer their day helps us. I have this week off work so have more time to read the blogs.

Carol Christie said...

Great card, the sentiment is fabulous :) Thank you for joining us at Sarah Hurley Challenges this month, Carol xx

cotnob said...

This is a pretty card, fab papers and I just love your sentiment.
Thank you for joining us at Ooh La La Creations.
Pauline
x

Wendy L said...

Great sentiment and a lovely card, thanks for joining us at Forever Friends. xxx

pst said...

Gorgeous card, I like the sketch and love the sentiment. Thanks for joining us at FF this month.

Basslady said...

this is so funny and sweet! i have those stamps, too and the words make me laugh out loud!

thanks so much for playing along with us at Ruby’s Rainbow Challenges!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

CheerDown said...

Wonderful card and as a baby boomer myself I can fully relate to that sentiment. I love the colour scheme and the black die cut mat makes that image really pop. Thanks for sharing with us at Ooh La La Creations
Alli xx

fatmonica said...

Lovely card-love the sentiment!Thanks for joining us at Sarah Hurley's Challenge Blog.

Claireliz said...

Lovely card, thanks for joining us over at Sarah Hurley this month.
C xx

Sarah said...

Hi Vickie, your card is just fab! Lovely image and the sentiment is brilliant.

Thanks for joining in with us this at MAWTT.

Sarah

Ang C said...

What a fab card!


Thankyou for joining us at Rubys Rainbow for our "Smile" challenge

Hope to see you again soon

Ang x

Laura said...

Great card, love the sentiment!
Thanks for playing along in our forever friends monthly challenge.
Laura xx

Lesley said...

Great card and sentiment! Thanks for taking part in Ruby's Rainbow Challenge xx

sparklingblackrose said...

Haha I love it! Thank you for joining us at Sarah Hurley Challenges this time :-) Elaine DT -xxx-
p.s I have candy on my blog if you would like to pop by and enter :-) http://sparklingblackrose-craftmylife.blogspot.co.uk/2012/12/new-candy.html