Thursday, September 29, 2011

Grow Old Along With Me

I have my third and final challenge for the Phindy's Place Challenge Blog's color opposites challenge. This time I've used Greens and Reds.

When Phindy first posted this image, I knew I had to have it. They remind me of my grandparent's on my Mother's side, Papa and Big Mama. He was tall and thin and she was short and pleasantly plump. I've colored them with Copics. There is no end to the images in the Phindy's Place Store that bring back memories of  my childhood.

The papers are from a free kit from Summer Driggs called Believe and the sketch is one I saved from way back when. The sentiment that came to mind was from Robert Browning -

“Grow old along with me! The best is yet to be, the last of life, for which the first was made. Our times are in his hand who saith, 'A whole I planned, youth shows but half; Trust God: See all, nor be afraid!'”


I've been fortunate to have known many couples that have seemingly been married forever including my husband's sister and her husband. They've been married for 68 years. He's 90 and she's 88, and it was love at first site. He told her he was going to marry her the first time they met. She politely responded "Today?".  4 months later they wed and the rest is history. Of course my DH and I had our first date the first week of December and were engaged on Valentines and wed in July, and we've got a 33+ years streak going. How about you?


  1. this is so precious! love reading about your inlaw's marriage...that doesnt come around often...
    thanks so much for joining us at Phindy's - i really love your card (-:

  2. This one is also amazing!
    Thanks for joining us at the Phindy's Place challenge...
    xxx Anne-Marije

  3. That's a lovely saying isn't it, and sums up this image and the serene, happy card you made with it. Thanks so much for your three terrific entries

  4. Shirley, there is something about this image that just gives me goosebumps. It is probably one of my very favorite images. Love what you've done with it, it's colored beautifully and simply laid out to really focus on the image. It reminds me of my nana and poppop. He passed away 24 years ago, but she is going strong at 97! Love how you shared who it reminded you of. Congrats on 33 years of marriage, that is an accomplishment! We've been married 10 years and hope for many more! Thanks for entering three wonderful creations this week, you've outdone yourself!

  5. Shirley love what you have done with this card ,i especially love the colouring and the little hearts x