Sunday, August 17, 2008

Granny Wins the Race!

A couple weeks ago a friend and I were having a conversation about the Big 3-0. Yeah, a birthday kind of number that we have both acquired this year (myself less than a week ago). And we were commenting (perhaps whining a bit) about how we didn't feel that old and how we must be very immature for our age. Very very immature.

Fast forward a couple of days and I'm browsing the stamp selection at the local J's and noticed a stamp set by Inkadinkado. One of the stamps is a granny on one of those kiddie rides that you see in or outside of super stores. You know, the ones that you see and think that if you were only a quarter or so of your current mass you could actually ride it without breaking it. Sigh, but you aren't so you can't.

It gets even better. The matching sentiment says: "You're only young once. You can be immature for a lifetime." Which is too freaking funny and so appropriate! So I had to buy it... really I had to and of course make a fun card for my friend!

A little shot of the inside.

All Stamps: Humorous Birthday (Inkadinkado), Itty Bitty Backgrounds (SU!). Paper: Chocolate Chip, close to Cocoa, Riding Hood Red, vellum cardstock, Georgia Pacific white, Cinnamon Stick mat stack (Cloud 9). Ink: Riding Hood Red Classic, Chocolate Chip Classic, Memento Tuxedo Black, Black StazOn, Copic markers (W2, T3, E00, E09, E57, YR31, G99, BG10). Other: Real Red wide grosgrain ribbon, Chocolate Chip poly-twill ribbon, white thread, sewing machine, scallop edge punch, paper piercer, sponge, dimensionals.

In Paper Pretties News: A Back to School Sale!
  • If you spend $25 you get a free sentiment.
  • If you spend $50 you get a free sentiment and a free roll of American Crafts ribbon
  • If you spend $100 you get a free sentiment, a free roll of ribbon and FREE SHIPPING!!
The sale will run from Friday the 15th all the way until the 30th! There is no coupon code or anything like that. All you need to do is enter their choice of free merch in the comments box when you check out! Happy shopping!


  1. This is sooo funny!!! Hope you enjoyed your birthday anyway, yeah, it was no fun cracking the big 3-0 (I know how you feel!).

  2. haha! I turned SIXTY 2 years ago; you talk about feeling immature for my age!!! When you're this age, though, you don't care what people think so you'd get on that silly horsey your card! Is that one of those $1 stamps? I saw them and bought oodles but didn't see this one---rats!

  3. That is cute too funny. I love it. I have to add that there are a lot of 30 birthday's this year. I have coming up this year as well. Thankfully I still have a few months but it is still weighing heavily on my mind. And to be quite honest, I DO feel old. I don't know if it is my kids or what but I feel like I should have been 30 years ago. Hope you had a great day.

  4. This is too cute!!! I am nearing 30 very soon so I can sympathize.

  5. I have this set and it is hilarious! I love them all! This is a great card!

  6. Happy belated birthday! Your card is too cute, just wait it doesn't stop at 30... =)

  7. OMGosh that is tooo funny!!!!! I turn the big 3-0 this year too...yikes!!

  8. This stamp is hilarious, love the card:-) The bid 3-0 will be catching up to me in a couple of years and I'm already having panic attacks! But people say the 30s are the best years of your life, so hopefully that will be true for us:-) Hope you enjoyed your day!


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