Sunday, August 9, 2009

You're only as old as you feel...

That is so true! I took my girls swimming yesterday and we hung out in the deep end for awhile and I pushed off the side of the pool to show the girls how to do a back flip in the water and boy did my stomach and back muscles protest! I used to be so flexible back in my gymnastics days, now I'm older and out of shape. I would probably instantly die if I took off running and did a couple of back handsprings. Seriously, die right on the spot. Forget about doing the splits. We used to have to do splitwalks and backbend walks to warm up. If you fell before you reached the end of the mat, you had to do sit ups. I never fell. I hate sit ups. LOL Alas, a back flip off a mini trampoline ended my gymnastics. I landed wrong and cracked my foot. It was horribly painful and I had to hobble around school with a book bag which was so not cool at the time. I tried going back to gymnastics but it wasn't the same. My 8yo is a natural and I'll be signing her up for gymnastics in the near future. She's taught herself how to do a handstand and flip over into a back bend but she can't pull herself up out of it yet.


Ok, enough talk of my glory days. Here's a card for you. I used more of the October Afternoon Cherry Hill pattern paper. I used a sketch from Friday Sketchers and the stamp is a sentiment single from Creative Clear Stamps called Feeling Old. Finished card size is 4.25 x 4.25. Have a great Sunday!

19 comments:

  1. LOL are you sending that card to me....???? This is soooo cute..

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  2. such striking colours, love it!

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  3. I love this! I totally understand what you mean! I tried doing a flip in the pool, and got all dizzy and weird feeling. I was like crap~I really am getting old! : ( My 4 1/2 y.o. has been doing gymnastics for a year and a half, and does an awesome job! She's definitely a natural too, and I just love to watch her : )

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  4. What a beautiful and funny card! Love it!

    Thanks for playing with my sketch and joining the Friday Sketchers!

    Hugs Tanja

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  5. What would you girls do if your baby girl was 29??? More than likely, the same thing I do. So who did you make the card for??? Me or Harriet??? I remember when she was 4, I guess that's a blessing and I'll claim it. I just visited my 79 yr old dad. Life is what it is. Plain and simple. Enjoy it or not..our choice. Ok Sunday School lesson over. Beautiful card Leigh Ann. My granny would have called you a youngin'.

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  6. This is too funny! Which set is it from? I could not find it on the site. And your story is too funny. I can almost picture it!

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  7. Great Job Leigh Ann! Love the colors again!

    Eve here is the link to the set
    http://www.creativeclearstamps.com/Feeling-Old-p/cv0039.htm

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  8. LOL...what a great card! that sentiment is adorable! HEEHEEHEE
    Thankyou for sharing a bit of yourself with us too! I used to LOVE gymnastics in school. I always wanted to be able to do a split but, never could. I enjoyed the balance beam though. My dad even made me one to practice on at home. I know JUST how you feel too about being not so flexible anymore. I am SO out of shape!

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  9. bwwaahhaaaa. that is a great card!
    i know what you mean about the gymnastics. my daughter is a gymnast and dancer. it KILLS me to watch her do some of that stuff.
    for her to a standing back bend, it makes my back ache! love what you did with this card annie!

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  10. Your daughter is very fortunate to have a live in instructor.......
    Great card and love the sentiment.

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  11. I love this! It's so striking and then funny too. I need this for my hubby. It's his bday this week, and he's 10 years older than me, so I always tease him...a lot!

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  12. oh really fabulous and so adorable.
    thank you so much for joining the friday sketchers challenge.
    have a nice week.
    hugs, bea

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  13. What a fun card! Love the subtle color combo!

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  14. Your story is hilarious (only because I can totally relate). Love the inside and outside of your card. I hope it gives the recipient a huge smile.

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  15. Oh Annie that is too funny-you are so snarky! That sketch is great love what you did.

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  16. Oh you made me laugh! Getting older brings so many fun surprises! Love the black and white with the red here.

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  17. oh, this one cracks me up too!
    wonderful design and papers!
    Blessings, Maria

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  18. This was my favorite set that I saw!! So funny and so true!!

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