Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Surely They've Got to Be Kidding!

My Gynecologist is moving into the digital age. On Monday, I made an appointment for my annual checkup. Yesterday in the mail, I received a letter with my login and temporary password to a website for me to complete my medical history. Well let me tell you, if you're young you better start making notes, because they not only want to know what illnesses you had and when you were diagnosed, but your mother, your father, your brothers, your sisters and your grandparents, your aunts and uncles. HELLO! I'm 59 years old. I barely remember having my tonsils out, but I sure don't remember what year(got saved on that one because the earliest date was prior to 1960), nor when my grandfather died and from what(I wasn't even born). I love the idea of it being all electronic and it being there, but if they do like past years, they make me fill out the information over again every year.

Yesterday was a good day in TM. I'm a Phindy Phan on PCP. If you haven't become a follower, may I suggest that you do so. It's a great group of ladies, and we have some interesting discussions and some fun teasing each other. Two of our posters enter several cards each week in the Phindy's Place Challenge, and one of them has won the last 3 weeks in a row. We give her a hard time, but I think if you enter that many cards, you deserve to win some images. At any rate, yesterday I decided to give them a run for there money and made 4 cards for the challenge. The challenge this week was to do a summer card. With all the fun images Phindy has in her store and the freebies at PCP, that wasn't a difficult task. Here are my cards.

This image is called "Hang In There", but I thought about summer vacations when I saw this little mouse hanging on to that balloon string going for a ride. The "Always on the Go" sentiment is from Bethany's Elegant Word Art. Image is colored with Copics. The bg paper is from a pack I bought at Sam's years ago. Cardstock and ribbon are some I had on hand and the accessories are baubles I ordered, but for the life of me can't remember from where.

My second card for the challenge really brings back memories. I remember hanging out clothes on a clothes line when I was growing up, but also after I first got married. Do you remember the smell of sheets that were sun dried? Of course, I kind of like the softness of things dried in the dryer.LOL At any rate, this image is called Spring Breeze. I love the sentiment, and it is the perfect one for line drying clothes. It was a freebie from Create with TLC. The image was colored with Copics. The bg paper is from Paper Studio, I think. The yellow blocks are the reverse side of the patterned paper in the first card. I had the clothes pin(from Office Depot) and thought they would be perfect to "hang" the image on the card.

My third card for the challenge is one of my all time favorites. I absolutely adore babies, and how could you possibly resist this one. I'm sure one of my nieces had this very suit. The image is called Seaside Baby and is colored with copics. I used my large circle Nestie from Spellbinders to cut the image. The bg paper is from a mat size stack from The Paper Studio. I used an MS punch to to make my wave border. I bought the letter beads from Walmart and tied them on a string like a baby bracelet. It works for me. I just want to pinch those sweet cheeks.

My final card for the challenge uses the image, Something Sweet, and isn't she the sweetest thing you've ever seen? I love watching toddlers eat ice cream. Of course, she's much neater than the toddlers I know. The image is colored with copics, and I love little girls in pink and aqua. Background papers are from the Paper Studio mat stack. I used my MS Deep Lattice punch to accentuate the image along with some pearl embellies. Isn't any day with ice cream a wonderful day? The sentiment was in a pack of clear sentiments I picked up at Tuesday Morning.

All cards I make for challenges, with very few exceptions, go in my box of cards for OWH. I have quite a stash building.


  1. WOW!!! Love your blog and these four cards are fabulous-just love them ALL!!! Good luck, my friend!!! Thank you for joining us for the Phindy's Place Challenge!

  2. OMG! What a gorgeous selection of cards! I need to be sure to enter you 4 times for the random drawing Shirley and love all your summery cards. Beautiful colours and that summer cutie is just adorable. Thanks for playing along at Phindy's Place Challenge

  3. OMG - you really are on a roll Shirley - isn't it satisfying when you sit back and see just how much you got done?

    Good luck with the challenge.

    Well done on the great cards

    Paula x x x