Jan 15 2009

Stamp Simply #70 – Senior Citizens Rule!!!

Keyword ssnotime70 -There is no time limit. You can play this challenge and upload yourproject at Splitcoastand/or your Blog, anytime at all! You (and that means anyone and everyone, blogger or not!)can play as many times as you like!!! The point is to keep it simple, quick and have fun!!! Please link back here.

This weeks challenge is all about having fun with ourselves!!! And I hope no one takes offense with this challenge as it certainly was not intended that way — the intent is merely to have fun and be able to enjoy where we are in life — wherever that may be!!!

Today is my birthday, my 55th birthday!!! Oh good gracious, how did that happen!!! I don’t feel a day over 25 (most of the time)!!! So today we will make a card that is suitable to give to a Senior Citizen!!! Yes, I know Senior Citizens like ALL types of cards, but today let’s try to make a card that when we look at it we think — gee, that sure looks like an *Old Lady* card — LOL!!! (or Old Man, if you prefer). This is totally open to your interpretation — you could go vintage, you could go humorous, or anything else you can dream up — WHATEVER strikes your fancy!!! Most importantly, have fun!!! Can’t wait to see what you do!!!

Some great samples for the Stamp Simply Challenge today can be seen on the blogs of these designers:Julie, Janine, Jennifer, Tammy, Dee, Becky, AJ,and Deb. Please bear with us as we are all uploading and linking tonight.

You can see all Gallery Submissions here.

What wonderful samples!!! Thank you girls!!! Much appreciated!!!

Heres myproject for todays challenge:


Think an Old Lady would like this — LOL!!! I had fun making it. I used one of my favorite products that I just don’t use all that often — Cotton Scraps by Crafty Secrets — FUN little swatches of fabric with all these gorgeous images. Today I fringed mine and sewed it onto the pink panel behind it, then distressed the paper edges.

The *Love You* on the heart was made using the new lower case font being introduced by JustRite at CHA next week. I LOVE that we now will have lower case font to add to our upper case font, giving us so many more options for sentiments!!!


I used Trompe Script Font for my first letters and then switched to the new Times New Roman Lower Case Font for the remaining letters — fun to do!!! They are mounted on the smaller of the rectangle stampers in the Harmony Rectangle Stamper Set. Here’s a closeup look at the sentiment:


Isnt’ it pretty AND Old-Ladyish — LOL!!! The elements I incorporated into this card that I thought would appeal to an older woman are:

A larger sized card (this is 5.25 x 7.75″)

Soft Pinks and Browns

Stick Pin and Pearls

Cotton Scraps & Sewing (reminds me of quilts)

Vintage Style (though clean vintage)

Pretty Designer Paper with vintage feel

Lace and Scallop Borders

Stamps: Trompe Script Font, Times New Roman Lower Case Font, used on the Harmony Rectangle Stamper, all by JustRite. Anna Griffin Background by All Night Media.

Paper: PTI Vintage Cream; SU Pink Pirouette, Prism Suede Brown Medium, Crafty Secrets Classic Heartwarming Vintage Collection Pad.

Ink: Color Box Chalk in Chestnut Roan; Palette in Burnt Umber; SU Pretty in Pink.

Accessories: Crafty Secrets Cotton Scraps (Family); SU Taffeta Ribbon; Spellbinders Classic and Scalloped Heart Nestabilities; Cuttlebug Border Die; Martha Stewart Scallop Punch; 1/8 hand held punch; Stick pin, pearls (JoAnns and SU); Kaiser Pearls; SU Distressing Tool; Sewing Machine and Thread; Glue Pen; Glue Glider; SU Dimensionals , Mounting Squares , Scor-It.

Again, I just want to say thanks for stopping in!!! I hope you can find time to play if this challenge interests you — I can’t wait to see what all the players feel are Old Lady cards — LOL!!! We are having very, very cold temps — wishing for a bit of a warm up! Hope you are warm and cozy and off to a safe weekend!!!

100 responses so far

100 Responses to “Stamp Simply #70 – Senior Citizens Rule!!!”

  1. Heather says:

    It is lovely, Sharon, and definitely something my Nanna would have liked. The fabric scrap is a very sweet focal point.

  2. Absolutely BEAUTIFUL, Sharon! πŸ™‚ I hope you have a wonderful birthday! πŸ™‚ Hugs! πŸ™‚

  3. Latisha says:

    So very pretty!! I just wanted to wish you a very wonderful day, I hope your Birthday is fantastic!!

  4. Dealbaida says:

    Well, this 59 year old certainly thinks it’s fabulous!

    Happiest-Ever-Birthday Sharon! Keep up the wonderful work!


  5. […] along those lines when I made this card, not only for my co-worker’s Mom, but also for Sharon’s challenge — to make a card for anΒ older woman.Β  I tried to travel the middle roadΒ without going too […]

  6. leslierich says:

    Oh, my gosh, Sharon! Just call me an “old lady” because I absolutely LOVE this card!!! It’s so yummy I can taste it like sweet, sweet candy. Happy birthday to you!! My card for your challenge is here: http://leslierich.blogs.splitcoaststampers.com/2009/01/16/pansies-on-yellow/ Thanks so much!

  7. StampinCathy says:

    Stunning card.
    Happy Birthday to YOU!
    Have a FABULOUS day.

  8. pacools says:

    Congratulations on reaching the double nickel milestone! I have been there done that but certainly not to celebrate beign an “old lady” – you will continue to be young at heart. You work continues to inspire and always simply elegant. Happy Birthday!

  9. Charlene says:

    Happy Birthday, Sharon! Take it from someone older than you (!) life is just beginning. Maybe a few more achey joints but so much to celebrate.

    This card is just too beautiful to be for “old ladies”!! Love every single detail of your elegant style.

  10. Lisa Brown says:

    Happpy, happy birthday, Sharon! Great challenge!

  11. Happy Birthday! Love this design!

  12. Kathie says:

    Happy Birthday Sharon, hope you have a great day! If you go out to lunch enjoy the discount!! LOL Beautiful card.

  13. Lynette says:

    Beautiful! Happy Birthday!! I guess I am about two and a half weeks older than you. I turned 55 on December 28:)

  14. Pat (mspfd) says:

    Happy Birthday, Sharon, 55 and fabulous! Now I must say 55 is still young. Wait until you’re in your sixties — no one questions your using the “senior discount” (snort)! Have a happy one! Super challenge!

  15. chrisd says:

    Happy Double Nickles to you and many more!
    Welcome to the club.
    The card is beautiful and not only great for an “older person”. Have a great one.

  16. Gladys says:

    I love it!!! Such a beautiful card.
    Happy Birthday. Hope you have
    a great day.

  17. Norine says:

    another beauty love the paper the pin well everything about it

  18. Barb T (scs btexpress) says:

    Sharon, Happy Birthday to you. this 57 year old wishes you all the best
    and thinks your card is gorgeous….and doesn’t look old ladyish at all…LOL
    Barb T

  19. Tamara W says:

    Another fabulous card! Totally love your style and check your blog daily or I go thru withdrawl. Wishing you a very happy birthday and a wonderful year!! πŸ™‚

  20. Jerri Kay says:

    Oh golly geesh, I MUST be an old lady, I nearly fell off my chair when I saw this Sharon! I’m going back to further study it, absolutely fabulous and gorgeous and show stopping and okay, I’ve run out of adjectives.

  21. Carol says:

    Happy Happy Birthday! May your day be as special as you are today!
    Your card is lovely, so soft and feminine with the pastel colors! It gives one the feeling of being in a warm, inviting place where there is unlimited love surrounding you. Shabby-chic and just stunning!
    Enjoy your day and stop calling yourself old! Age is but a mere state of mind πŸ™‚

  22. Bev J. says:

    First, I want to wish you a Happy 55th Birthday! Enjoy your special day.

    Love the card you made and at age 69 I would love getting that card! tfs

  23. Renee K says:

    This “old lady” (I’m not afraid to admit that I’m 53) would LOVE to receive that card. It is absolutely gorgeous. I’m going to have to check out those cotton scraps!

  24. Becky says:

    That is an awesome old lady card old lady!! ;)))

  25. LeAnne says:

    What a gorgeous card! This appeals to me, very much! So I guess that makes me a senior citizen/old lady too! BTW, my 55th is coming up soon, too! Happy to know we are in the same boat! Young at heart for sure!

  26. Silke Ledlow says:

    HAPPY, HAPY BIRTHDAY – SHARON!!! May your day be filled with wonderful memories and lots of presents!!! Hugs ~Silke~

    Fabulous card – btw – love everything about it!!!

  27. lisa808 says:

    Happy, happy birthday and I wish you many, many more creative years!

  28. Wow! This is totally stunning. I wish I had gotten this for MY “old lady” birthday back in November, you youngster, you! I hit the big 60 and nobody was more surprised than me! :O)

    Keep the gorgeousness coming, Sharon!


  29. Pat Adam says:

    Well happy birthday and there’s cake on my site to help you celebrate. Funny when I did this challenge and used a little old lady with a birthday cake I wasn’t aware you would be celebrating. Stop by for a piece of her cake. Pat

  30. Amy Johnson says:

    This is one of the most beautiful Valentine cards I’ve ever seen! I love everything about it! The colors, papers, how soft it is! So, so pretty. Happy Birthday! I think its fabulous your embracing and having fun with your age! I wish more women would do that.

  31. Barb (GrandmaUpNorth) says:

    Sharon, I loved the card. Take it from an old lady – its great!! I know what you mean, though. I look in the mirror and wonder who that person is! I turn 60 next week, and don’t feel like I could possibly be that old!!!

  32. Bonnie aka raduse says:

    Happy Birthday! Gorgeous card too BTW.

  33. Desiree says:

    Happy, happy birthday!!!! Your card is beautiful!

    I’ll be 45 next week and I am feeling every minute of it. Do you have some youth elixir to share????


  34. Melanie says:

    Happy Birthday! You do know that 55 is the new 45, right?! I absolutely love your cards and projects – you are an insprational lady to all of us!
    Best to you,

  35. Sharon, this is so beautiful! What a wonderful mixture of different design elements with the Cotton Scrap, stick pin, die-cut hearts, embossed border, stick pin…. just fabulous! Have a fabulous birthday!

  36. Sharon, this is so beautiful! What a wonderful mixture of different design elements with the Cotton Scraps, stick pin, die-cut hearts, embossed border…. just fabulous! Have a fabulous birthday!

  37. Jenny Gropp says:

    Ohhh geez… I was a day early — see my card I posted yesterday…

    Happy Birthday!!!!!

  38. Sara says:

    Happy Birthday Sharon!! I hope you have a fantastic day. This will certainly be a challenge for me. I love your card. It’s such a great example. I hope to play this weekend.

  39. Karen W says:

    I must be an “old lady” because this is my favorite card in a long time!!! LOL I love elegant cards and this is over the top!!! I may have to check out the scraps place, I never knew what to do with them but this is stunning!!

  40. Nancy T. says:

    O.K. – I’m not old (at least in your definition – mine too) …….. by the way Happy Birthday ……. however I would love, love, love to receive this card. I think an elderly woman would absolutely treasure this card. It’s just simplt gorgeous!!!

  41. Deborah says:

    Happy, happy Birthday!! And I don’t use the “o” word. I prefer “mature”. (must be said with that uppity tone and nose slightly elevated in the air)LOL!! Another beautiful card. Thank you for blessing us with your talent!

    from a more “mature”

  42. Lenoria says:

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I think this card is gorgeous and I would certainly like to receive something like this. I guess it does look a little old fashioned with what looks like cabbage roses and the pink and tan color. I would love to have a stamp with the “Family” saying.

  43. Joyce across the pond says:

    Dear Sharon…..want to wish you a very Happy Birthday….we share this Birthday….but I wish (not really) I was 55…..I am 64 today.
    May God bless you and keep you, may you be spared to enjoy Him and may you be long spared to enjoy this ‘hobby’ we share.

    With Birthday wishes and Christian love

    Joyce in Northern Ireland.

  44. Sherry says:

    Wishing you a very, very happy birthday, Sharon. I hope the sun is
    shining for you in the UP as it is for us here just north of Detroit. Many
    you have many more lovely days ahead. Your card is beautiful, as
    always. I’m sure a lady of “any” age would love to receive it.
    P.S. My birthday is in March! LOL Happy day!

  45. Stacy says:

    What a fun challenge. I hope that I can always keep a light spirit about my age. The lighter our spirit the lighter our “real age” I believe. Happy, Happy Birthday!

  46. Beautiful card, Sharon — I love it (that must mean I’m old, too, LOL!). And a very happy birthday to you!!

  47. Sheila says:

    Happy Birthday Sharon! From the first day I found your blog I have enjoyed your creations immensely and that’s been over a year ago since I started visiting. My birthday is tomorrow and I’ll be 56 so we are sort of kindred spirits which explains why I enjoy your blog so much. Keep up the great work & TFS! Sheila

  48. Val S says:

    Happy Birthday Sharon! Hope you have the greatest day ever!!

  49. Heather says:

    Happy Birthday fellow Capricorn! Mine was last week (my 50th (yikes!) on Elvis day) and my mom’s is tomorrow. We are a fine bunch of lovely gals, and I don’t mind saying so!
    Your card is wonderful and inspiring. I’ll be making a few extra for Mom, just in case someone forgets a card. Just an excuse to play, really πŸ™‚

    Enjoy your day and do whatever makes you happy!

    Heather in Montreal

  50. Susan G says:

    A very happy birthday to you, Sharon! You are just the greatest. Thanks so much for sharing your awesome talent with all of us.

  51. PeggyO says:

    I don’t think it’s “old lady” at all !! It’s Victorian and Romantic and Feminine and well…maybe… just a tad suited to an “old lady” :):) No matter how you look at it – it’s creative and beautiful. It inspired me to get moving on creating some Valentine cards for my kids and family/friends who live 2500 miles away from me at the moment and we all know how long it takes ‘snail mail’ ! Thanks Sharon!

  52. Cindy H. says:

    Happy Birthday, Sharon!!! I think that as long as your spirit is young you will never be old! Wishing you a very special day, filled with love, family, and good friends! Of course, a few special crafting gifts would also be nice:) Love your card!! – I think a lady of any age with gentle sensibilities would love it!! Thanks for sharing and have a great day!

  53. Anja says:

    Happy birthday, Sharon!!
    I have made a card for a friend who is turning 50 today, a funny card and I thought it would do for the challenge.
    I don’t think you are a senior if you are 50, you have to be at least, let’s say…………..70,LOL!
    You can find my card

    Enjoy your special day, Anja


  54. Sharon D. says:

    All the best to you! Just want you to know life gets better if you look at your blessings. Really, the best is yet to come (wink). God’s word says He will sustain you in your old age and gray hairs, so count on it! A big hug, Sharon D. from NJ (Brrrrr)

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    Can you tell what is is?
    Hard to do, Happy B’day πŸ˜‰

  55. Sharon D. says:

    Oh for crying out loud, it was a beautiful angel but didn’t send the way I made it. Well, #$%%&*!

  56. Karen M says:

    55 is NOT old! πŸ™‚

  57. Dee Jackson says:

    Happy Birthday Sharon!! I Love your card:)

  58. Sabrina aka okimom2girlz says:

    Happy Birthday, Sharon!!!!! I am so sorry I am late, but for some reason I did not get your Blog update. I hope you had a wonderful day. May God bless you with many, many, many more wonderful Birthdays!

  59. Beautiful, Sharon!!! Happy, Happy birthday to YOU! πŸ™‚

  60. Juliana says:

    Happy Birthday!!! I am sending WARM birthday thoughts!! After all, if it is -11 down here–I just don’t want to know what it is up there!!!!

    Here is my stamp simply card:

  61. Janet says:

    Sharon – Sending you Happy Birthday wishes and hope you have the best one ever. Beautiful card !!!

  62. Ida says:

    Happy Birthday! – If I say I love this card will that make me an “Old Lady!”
    (I turn 53 in March) so I’m getting there. Seriously it’s quite lovely and elegant.

  63. Happy Birthday to you! Happy Birthday dear Sharon! Happy Birthday to you! I love your card! Amazing details! TFs

  64. Hilda says:

    Happy Birthday from one Yooper gal to another! You’ve reached the magic number – if you cruise at 55, you’ll conserve energy!

    I love your card – it’s absolutely gorgeous as usual. This old lady would love to get one like it! My birthday is in March – let’s just say it will be the last one with a five in front.

  65. Joan Fricker says:

    Sharon, I send you many Happy Birthday Wishes! I hope you have celebrated all day.
    Your card is fantastic and anyone, regardless of age would be very happy to receive it. Great job!

    I hope you have a great evening and can relax and enjoy your special day!


  66. Happy, Happy Birthday! I LOVE this card and I’m NOT old and neither are YOU! πŸ™‚ It’s just beautiful! Hope your day is too! ~Patti

  67. Chris says:

    Happy Birthday Sharon – a Senior Citizen at 55 – never! Hope you are having a wonderful day and being spoilt with lots of beautiful crafting goodies. Beautiful, elegant card πŸ™‚

  68. Deb says:

    Happy birthday! I hope you have had the most wonderful day, and that it will be the start of your most wonderful year ever! Blessings now and always! {{hugs}}

  69. Your card is just gorgeous Sharon! I’m considered a senior citizen and if you’d like to save this beauty until July … well, you get the picture, LOL!!

    Seriously, HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you and keep those lovely inspirational cards a comin’ …

    Here’s my contribution to today’s challenge: http://darscraftycreations.blogspot.com/2009/01/birthday-challenges.html

  70. Happy Birthday!
    Hope your day was wonderful.
    Your card is so beautiful,I love what you did with it.

  71. Kathyc on SCS says:

    Hi Sharon, Sending WARM birthday wishes to you on this cold, cold day!
    Hugs, Kathy

  72. Tosh says:

    Happy, happy birthday Sharon!! Love this gorgeous vintage card. And I don’t think I’m that old. But vintage has always appealed to me, no matter the age! Gorgeous!! Have a fabulous weekend of celebrating!!

  73. Nancy says:

    First of all, a very happy birthday to you!!!!
    Well I would love to receive this card, and I’m definitely not a senior citizen. πŸ˜‰ Love the vintage look with all the details and elements. Will be back this weekend to play in this challenge!

  74. […] Sharon, from No Time to Stamp is celebrating her birthday today so pop over to see her latest Stamp Simply Challenge featuring a beautiful vintage style […]

  75. Ann Lind says:

    Happy Birthday welcome to the golden agers where the only thing good about it is you now get seniors discounts yahoo!!! I love the Victorian look of your card but then I am an old lady (61) TFS Ann lind

  76. Jennifer says:

    Happy Birthday Sharon! May you be blessed with many more. All your cards and projects are beautiful and I really love this special one.

  77. Smriti says:

    Wish you a very happy b’day!

  78. Stephanie P says:

    Sharon, at 55 you are still very young at heart and that’s all that matters in my estimation at a mere 53!!!! LOL! A very Happy Birthday to you, belatedly, and thank you for all the love and inspiration you share!

  79. Ursula in RSA says:

    Happy birthday, a little late, but this “old” lady of 65 would really love your card Wishing you a wonderful year

  80. Nancy J says:

    Happy Birthday! I just LOVE your card! This challenge sounds like a lot of fun… hope I get a chance to play!

  81. Nancy Moorefield says:

    I’m wishing a Wonderful Birthday to one of the greatest inspirations for me, a stamper of about 5 years. I do not have a blog yet, but I MAY be heading that way. I didn’t start stamping until I was a senior citizen, love the emphasis you have this week. I love your blog, and check it out more than any other one at splitcoast (usually 3 times weekly at least}. At age 66, I love making cards for everyone around. Everyone seems to enjoy getting them!!!! Happy Birthday, Nancy Moorefield / Englewood, FL

  82. Toni K says:

    Love it! And thanks for the sneek peek of the JustRite stamps!

  83. Barb says:

    Happy Birthday to you!!!!!! I hope you had a wonderful day!

    Old lady card or not, it is simply beautiful and reminds me of a Victorian Valentine card :).


  84. Carla (cmsuto) says:

    Wishing you a very Happy Birthday, Sharon! I hope your day was wonderful! Your vintage looking card is absolutely gorgeous! What incredible details! I had to go in a similar direction because I don’t have any humorous senior stamps!
    Here is mine:
    Have a great weekend!

  85. Rose Ann says:

    I hope you had the best birthday ever, Sharon!! Your card is so gorgeous, and what a lovely vintage feel to it!! Fabulous!!

  86. Angela R. says:

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY, SHARON!!!!!!!! you look wonderful and i never would’ve guessed you were in your 50s! and this card is so pretty and w/ all the floral prints on it, yes, i think and old lady would love it! hehe!

  87. Sabrina aka okimom2girlz says:

    All right, I finally was able to make a card for this challenge;).
    Here is my take on a card that would be perfect for a senior citizen but also for anybody that likes Victorian. What yah think?

    I hope you had a wonderful day, Sharon!!!!!

    Hugs, Sabrina

  88. Laurel says:

    What a super challenge, so timely as I just got the new sentiment from There She goes and just had to use it!


  89. I hope you had a great 55th birthday, Sharon! You are not old…not by a long shot! I know you have many years of crafting ahead of you! I played in your challenge because my DH needed a 50th card and I know 50 is not a senior, but I played anyway for the heck of it! I hope you can stop by SCS or my blog to see it! Enjoy your birthday weekend!


  90. Carolen says:

    Belated Happy Birthday!

    Gorgeous card!

  91. Elena says:

    Happy Belated Birthday, Sharon!
    I love your card! Cotton Scraps looks so precious!

  92. Terri says:

    I’m a little late but I hope you had a wonderful birthday! Thanks for letting me play along! Love your card, so very elegant as all of your creations! Here’s mine:


  93. Hope you had a wonderful day, Sharon! This card is an old woman’s dream come true! I know this for a fact!! heheh Love it!

  94. Happy Birthday. Sorry I am late getting to you but it must be my age. I turn 56 at the end of the month and I have had a fantastic year 55. I started a blog in Aug and have made oodles of new friends. Have a wonderful time enjoying our new young at heart age.

  95. Karen in KY says:

    Hi Sharon –
    I love the cotton scraps ! and I just turned 50 on the 13th ! woo hoo ! Hope your day was as wonderful as mine (and we’re still celebrating !)
    Karen in KY

  96. Gabriela says:

    …and a very Happy, albeit belated, Birthday to you Sharon. Yes, January 15th is a special day indeed. You and my little girl share a birthday and I guess that’s why I missed yours; I was busy celebrating hers. All the best to you, my dear.

  97. Barbara says:

    Hope you had a wonderful birthday, Sharon. From one “senior” to another, here’s my card πŸ™‚


  98. Nancy says:

    Me again. Admiring your card again, got mine posted. I can’t wait for these lowercase fonts from JustRite!

  99. SueB says:

    Happy belated b’day! Hope it was a t’riffic one and I wish you many more!
    Here’s my take on the senior citizens’ card:

  100. Linda Bandow says:

    Happy Birthday…yes this is definitely an old lady card….because I love it and my grandchildren think I’m old (70). Really very sweet and one which my Aunts and Grandmothers would have been thrilled to receive.

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