Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Bowl Games and Invitations

Well, again I'm about to run out of time for posting my Show Me Post for the Sassy Cheryl's Graphics Blog. If you haven't joined in, you really need to. It's so easy. Just post a picture of what you're working on or have going on in your life, and you're in the running for a free image from Sassy Cheryl's Store. Added to that, if you're smart enough to check out the other entrants, you'll get to see some amazing projects not to mention absolutely gorgeous scenery.

I've been very busy since I posted last week. My DH's senior year of High school, the football team played in the first Red Carpet Bowl in Vicksburg, Mississippi. The game used to be played at the end of football season before they had playoffs. Instead the stellar teams would play post season Bowl Games somewhat like College ones. Now the Red Carpet Bowl is played at the first of the season. This year was the 50th anniversary of the Red Carpet Bowl, so DH's High School team was invited to come for a banquet and for the game. Needless to say, we went, and we're so happy we did. DH got to connect with teammates that were sophomores and juniors, that he never sees at his class reunions. As for me, you all know, I never met a stranger so no problem there either. One funny thing is that one of DH's teammates has married someone that I knew from college, and that was married to one of my high school classmates. She's a wonderful person, so I was so happy to see her and to know that she's found a good man. This is a picture of the teammates that showed up for the banquet. There were 35 on the traveling roster, and of that 35 there are several that are deceased. Two of them are the coaches and the rest are teammates. My DH is the the second from the left on the back row.

It was home to finish up the invitations for Charles Prowell's baptism. This is DH's namesake, so it's very special to be able to make the invites. The cross is from Penny Duncan, and I cut it out with my Cameo. The white top of the card is embossed with Couture Creations Washed Away folder, and the cross is embossed with the Cuttlebug Swiss Dots folder.

Moving from baptisms to wedding anniversaries, I met with one of my nieces Sunday morning to work on a Wedding Anniversary invitation for her MIL and FIL. Her MIL is my DH's oldest sister, and she and her DH will be celebrating their 70th Wedding Anniversary in September. In today's throw away and quit when the going gets rough lifestyle, they are truly an inspiration. He met her the weekend he graduated from college and told her he was going to marry her. Six months later it was a done deal. He was 21, and she was 19. Here is the front of the invitation. This is their wedding picture.

And this is the inside of the invitation. You'll notice the wedding vows are the old, very traditional ones.

The anniversary invitations are in the mail, and when this is posted, I'm off to clean up TM, so that I can get creative again. Thanks for stopping by.


  1. Wow, wow and wow! These are FABULOUS Shirley. You put so much work into everything you do. . . no wonder it all turns out so beautifully!!!!!!!
    Oh and I totally LOVE the pic of DH and his team-mates. Tell Charles, he's suppose to be looking at the camera when they snap the photo. :)
    Love EVERYTHING. . . .
    Hope you're getting TM all cleaned up and ready to get creative.
    Thanks for sharing and playing along! HUGS~

  2. Holy cow~ you got the projects done for sure! They look wonderful. The baptism is beautiful. And I love the invitation for the anniversary celebration. What a nice job~
    Off to work more in my TM room often called The Dump! lol...

  3. Shirley, these cards are so beautiful and special!!!