Tuesday, August 10, 2010

It's the BIG Birthday!

This is the year that most of my high school classmates and I turn 60. Two years ago, my class celebrated our 40th Class Reunion, and much to every one's amazement, we ALL had a great time. I connected with classmates while working on the reunion that weren't good friends during high school. Today I count them as some of my dearest friends. In the last year of my Mother's life, when I was spending a portion of every week, helping with her care, these friends helped to keep me sane. We started meeting for lunch every couple of weeks. Since my Mom passed away, we try to get together once a month. Tomorrow is one of our lunches and I'll be driving to Jackson, for the sole purpose of having lunch with dear friends. The fellowship is worth the long drive.

So what does this have to do with a card challenge you ask? Well, the first of the group to celebrate her 60th birthday is getting a card I made for the Phindy's Place Birthday Challenge this week. What better image to use than Mrs. Comfy Celebrates. Phindy has some more really cute images of Mrs. Comfy that fit right in for us older women. Check them out here. I colored her with Copics, but went nuts with the Stickles. Jana isn't your usual glitter person, so I know she'll get a chuckle out of this image. Papers were out of my scrap stash. I created the Sentiment in Photoshop. I love the glitz and hope she will too. Found the ribbon in my ribbon rack, and isn't it perfect with the Stickles?

This one was so much fun, and I can't wait to give it to Jana tomorrow.


  1. oh shirley, i had a giggle at this one!! she is perfect hun!! love the bling! hugs Lou xx

  2. Tee Hee! Too cute. What a fun card! ~jeni :)

  3. Oh Shirley!!! I just love this card. Everything about it is just too much fun! Love all of the fun textures.

    Thank you for joining us at Phindy's Place and I want to thank you for your support each week!! You rock!

  4. Hey, hey-be careful about that "older woman" designation! We aren't older, we're more experienced-BETTER, right! Certainly improved since those high school days! LOVE Mrs. Comfy and think she is fabulous for your HS friend. Great work, Shirley! Thank you for joining us for the Phindy's Place Challenge this week.

  5. Haaaa, I'm laughing at Ann's comment above mine... Too Funny Ann, but seriously Shirley, this card is AMAZING, and I know that your H.S. friend is going to absolutely LOVE IT! It's crazy and wild, and the colors are magnificent. Awesome job with it.... So glad you played along again with Phindy's challenge.
    Big Hugs,

  6. this really is a fun birthday card... and I'm sure the recipient will LOVE it!!!
    Thanks for joining us Phindys Place challenges, Shirley!
    Sylvia xx

  7. Woo hoo! What a great party card! Getting older beats the alternative LOL! Love the colours, the sentment, everything about this card, thanks for sharing

    Thanks for joining us at Phindys Place

  8. Oh wow honey!
    What a fab idea, especially findung friends that you can always count on!
    Thanks for joining this week over on Crafty Cardmakers!
    Hugs Melly xxx