Saturday, February 12, 2011

Stamping at age 93

Edith at a Stamping Up party with hostess Irene 
This is my friend Edith Boreen. She is ninety three years this past October. Doesn't she look great?  She is a very positive and active person.  She has been stamping for about ten years now. I know the first time I stamped with her was at her 85th birthday party when her daughter and grand daughter brought all kinds of goodies to the party they gave for her and set up long tables and all the ladies made cards.  Slowly I started getting into stamping and Edith and I started stamping together off and on.  A couple of years ago we joined the stamping club in Shawano.  Sandee Voigt got us involved with them before she died. They meet once a month on a Monday and always have a project to do.  Edith and I enjoyed our time with them and learned a lot but we hardly went this whole last year.  Always something would come up to keep us from going.  We don't much like going in the winter anyway, it's cold and dark for the drive home and we're never sure about the roads.  Edith still likes to purchase things for stamping and treats herself at least once a month from her daughters store.  The Stamp Shoppe in Weston, WI.  Edith is a former teacher and you can see her attention to detail in the cards she stamps.  Now isn't this a really cute card that she put together? She sent this to Gilbert for his birthday.

She used textured paper and three layers.  She has taken the time to color the candles like a pepermint stick.  She has given the image layer a very nice edge with decorative scissors and tied the sentiment to the image with the same decorative touch and embossing. There is glitter on the candles and stickles on the little guys fiery breath.  She has even shaded the hot peppers with two different colors and made them realistic. Her card base is embossed with a cuttlebug folder.  Who says old dogs can't learn new tricks.  Edith recently purchased her cuttlebug die cutting machine and I see her using it quite often.  She's my role model and I hope to live a long and healthy life like she does.   Apart from stamping together we quite often play Rummikube and in the summers we take two mile walks together.  I hope she keeps hanging around with us for a long time yet.   Here's to you, Edith!

9 comments:

  1. I think Edith is my new hero. I hope to just be moving at her age. The card is just cute as can be. I am wondering if you could tell me where the stamp is from?

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  2. Thanks for sharing this about Edith. She sure does beautiful work!!

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  3. Good for her! How fun to know what I will be doing along time from now :)

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  4. Edith does sound like an inspirational woman. You are lucky to get to stamp with one another.
    ~Meredith

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  5. God Bless her! What an inspiration. Thanks for sharing her Janeen

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  6. Edith sounds like a great friend!!! AND of I hope I'm still creating at that age!!!

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  7. What an interesting post, TFS with us! That sounds wonderful!

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  8. What a wonderful time you two must have together! She is an inspiration and you are too!

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  9. It's great to have a hobby! And it's special that you have each other.

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