I know you have to be older than 103. Once a month on the first Tuesday I do a stamping class at The Nelson Gables Senior Care Apartments. The oldest one to attend is 103 and doesn't look a day over 80. Her sharp dress, stylish hair and rosy lipstick not to over done are much like a hand made card should be. I often tell stampers when you think it needs one more thing STOP!
Here are the hand made cards from this week. It is sometimes a challenge to come up with ideas that are simple enough and yet look like we fussed. They love to color and they are all very good at cutting out things when we need to. I think it might be from those years of cutting out fabric to sew. They have had a little trouble adjusting to the new improved juicy Stampin' Up! ink pads. But it has been nice for them to be able to ink the stamp without too much pressure.
Here is a picture of my good friend Rose that I took a few weeks ago, she attended a Stampin' Up! workshop almost 10 years ago. I remember when she turned 80 I thought no way- and now she is soon going to be 90. Rose recently bought The Sizzix Big Shot (she calls it her Big Boy!) it makes me happy to see that she still plans to stamp for years to come!
Thanks for stopping by this week I hope you know how much your visiting my blog means to me! I would love to have you share in the comments a special friend you meet because of the stamping!
Eveline van Heijst says
Thank you for this post. I was 49 when I started my Stampin’ Up! career last year when Stampin’ Up! finally came to The Netherlands. But I know I’ll continue as long as I’m able to do so and I hope that’s a long long time?
Have a good weekend.
Michelle Le breton says
It was so nice to read this post. I bet the ladies love your classes. I hope I am still stamping at 90 too. Rose looks amazing, I would never have guessed her age to be anywhere near that.
Patsy Waggoner says
I hope you are stamping at 90 too! Thanks for stopping by and love to hear from you!
Diane Durbin says
I loved reading this! Gives me hope for the future! I have a friend here in Houston who is a demonstrator. When she went home to Pennsylvania for a visit she always took stamps and supplies because she always went to the assisted living home where her grandmother lived and stamped with the ladies. I guess men could have stamped, too, but she never mentioned any male stampers.
Patsy Waggoner says
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Give me hope too Diane!I have one gentleman who joins us once in a while. There are getting to be more and more male stampers out there. Our Son has his staff make hand stamped thank you cards for their customers. Nothing says thank you like handmade! Thanks for stopping by and sharing!