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CardFanatic 02-02-2006 07:16 PM

LSC49 - Over the Hill
It wasn't until I was uploading my new card that I realized that this was #49 and it would have been cool to do this one next week... oops :p

The theme this week is to make birthday cards for people turning fifty (or any significant mid-life age.) I have a hard time with these cards. Some people are depressed and want to be cheered up. Some people take it in stride and just want to party and be recognized. Your card doesn't have to say "50" or "over the hill". It can be simple or elaborate, beautiful or funny. Try to use stamps sets that were not intended to be for mid-life birthdays. Show us your ideas with common stamps sets :) The samples use Best of Cluck, Loads of Love, Simple Shapes, Tags & More, and Island Blossoms. Take a look!

*Please remember to put LSC49 in the keyword box when uploading!*

Here are some samples.

Dig This Stamper




jen70 - my new card

jen70 - one of the first cards I uploaded... yikes... simple but I still like it :)

Happy stamping!

CardFanatic 02-02-2006 07:28 PM

I just wanted to say that I'm going to be on a field trip tomorrow with my kiddies. So, I won't be able to check in at lunch time. If anyone has any questions about the challenge or uploading, anyone feel free to step in :) I'm soooo glad we have so many new people playing in the challenges recently. All are welcome! Happy stamping!

Salster 02-02-2006 08:02 PM

Have a nice trip, sounds like fun!

lacyquilter 02-02-2006 09:06 PM

Great challenge, Jen. I need to go to bed now, so I will work on it in the morning.

mom2grace 02-02-2006 09:08 PM

thanks for posting early! now I can "dream up" an idea (or two)! have a fun outing~

WordTrix 02-02-2006 09:41 PM

Here are two I did for my sisters' 5oth birthdays (last year and year before). Will have to work on something new over the weekend!




justampin 02-03-2006 01:58 AM

WOW, my card a sample! A first for me. Can you see me doing the happy dance.. Just a note. It really is a limitted supply. I don't own any numbers. Think I will have to invest.

Lisa Loiselle 02-03-2006 02:45 AM

I have an idea. Although I am tempted to call in sick - cough, cough - I shall restrain myself and play later. However, as I am menopausal I will write my idea down, lest I forget it and you hear pitiful screams this evening.

SheStampsHeCamps 02-03-2006 03:10 AM

OH... darn!! I have GREAT 'old lady and old man' stamps that are just PURRRFECT for this kinda card!!!!! You had to go and make it a REAL challenge telling me I can't use them! >sniffle.... sniffle< :D

kthaman 02-03-2006 04:17 AM

Dang, I did a few really pretty cards earlier this month for a 50th bday but I gave them away already.

I did this for my sister's 40th bday, but could easily be for over 50. I will make another one (as we are doing a gag bday party for my brother who is turning 39 this year).

MyPrecious 02-03-2006 04:17 AM

This will be a challenge! Hmmmm - maybe an over the hill card with the truck from Loads of love.....(maybe I should check the cards in your links so I am not stealing any ideas....)

jsbrooketrout 02-03-2006 04:35 AM

Lucky me! I was up early and playing with my new set.... then I saw this challenge!! Perfect since I was making a card for my SIL who is turning 50 (when did she get so old!!LOL!!!)
I love this sentiment I got at Michael's, it is perfect for birthdays.
Thanks for looking!


stampinsusie 02-03-2006 06:01 AM

Ok, so I didn't plan to do the challenges this week because I'm trying to get 60 swaps made for the regional in 2 weeks - but then I just had to go and look at today's Limited Supply Challenge. My sister turns 70 next week and could use a laugh. She and her husband take loving care - in their home - of our 91-year-old Mom who has Alzheimer's. My sister is one of the most wonderful Christians I know and is one of my best friends.

The sun visor on the image has red glitter, the earring has a red bead, embossed the HP with EE and I embossed this old gal's red purse and shoes. Since both my sister and I have become quite BUXOM in our later years, I knew she would relate to this. Thanks for looking - and reading this, if you did.

Here's a link:

And here's a link to a card I already sent her:

Wendy G 02-03-2006 06:27 AM

I can't wait to do this challenge! Thanks Jen! I need to make a card for my dad who turns 65 in March! I better get off this computer and get started. Be back soon...

showmestamper 02-03-2006 06:57 AM

great challenge, Jen. I'll be watching for some more fresh and fun cards. :)

jsbrooketrout 02-03-2006 07:34 AM

Here's another! I am so bummed out with my scanner and camera.... I can't seem to get a good scan, or a good clear photo lately. The color seem so off! Oh well.... here it is!


stamphappy6805 02-03-2006 07:36 AM


Great challenge Jen. Will have to tuck this away for a big birthday. The chalking is much darker than the scan and does not really look all that good. I hope that it was okay to use some Hodgepodge hardware on this card. I did use just one set, AGESLESS ADORNMENT, which seemed really appropriate to this challenge. Hope your field trip was fun. It is pouring here in MA.


the_mad_stamper 02-03-2006 07:39 AM

Here is one I did last year for a friend who was turning 40. I thought she was going to kill me but she loved it.


SheStampsHeCamps 02-03-2006 09:33 AM


Originally Posted by kthaman
Dang, I did a few really pretty cards earlier this month for a 50th bday but I gave them away already.

I did this for my sister's 40th bday, but could easily be for over 50. I will make another one (as we are doing a gag bday party for my brother who is turning 39 this year).

ROTFLOL!!! LOVE the inside of that!!! SO creative using part of a 'heart' (in pink) and 'steam' (in green)!!!!!

clognmom 02-03-2006 10:00 AM

Okay, here is mine.


Thanks for another fun challenge Jen!

ctrmom3 02-03-2006 10:11 AM

O.K. So this is my first time participating in a challenge. It was fun! I hope I did this right. Here's my card (pending approval!):LCS49
I also did one with this same set a while back that fits the challenge. If you want to see it it's here: Vintage Birthday
Thanks for the challenge and thanks for looking.

grammatroll 02-03-2006 01:58 PM

This is a good challenge. There are a lot of really great ideas out there. Sorry I don't have time to comment on them today so if I missed anyone, I'm sorry.

Salster 02-03-2006 02:16 PM

Woo Hoo, my lap baby is finally asleep. I'm going to whip something up right now...I've had ideas swimming since last night!

newinker 02-03-2006 02:26 PM

Here's mine: http:////www.splitcoaststampers.com/...15301&cat=4688

(pending @ 4:30 MST)

jsbrooketrout 02-03-2006 02:29 PM

I did another and tried a new way of taking my pictures!! I am so challenged with photography!! Here it is..... it will compare aging to fine wines!!


Lisa Loiselle 02-03-2006 02:53 PM


I had fun with this one -heh, heh, heh!

dtstampz 02-03-2006 04:24 PM

This was a lot of fun! A good challenge that makes you think. Here's mine:

Dig This Stamper 02-03-2006 05:29 PM

Wow!! I'm so honored you used one of my cards as a sample. I was wondering why I was still getting so many comments. Thank you, and thank you everyone for taking the time to tell me your thoughts about my card. I really enjoy this site. With all your inspirations I'm almost ready to stop buying all those card magazines. Thanks again and happy stampingto all!

stampkat 02-03-2006 06:03 PM

Here's one from my gallery that I did for my SIL's 40th birthday. I hope to have some time tomorrow to do another one so for now here is this one! :)
Thanks for looking...

ematson 02-03-2006 09:20 PM

Here's one from my gallery for a 50th birthday -


(Thanks Jen70 for bringing this challenge to my attention.)

Salster 02-04-2006 07:46 AM

Well nap time was a bust...I did get a card started last night, and boy did it take on a whole new direction from my original idea. I just finished it and I'm uploading it now. I will post the link when it's approved...hope y'all like it.

Salster 02-04-2006 08:29 AM

Well, the image is still pending, but DH (and I don't mean dear at the moment) is cranky and I need to put all my stuff away...so here's the link http:////www.splitcoaststampers.com/...15659&cat=4580
Thanks for looking!

Dig This Stamper 02-04-2006 08:44 AM

Okay, I uploaded my card for this challenge, but I still don't know how to make a link to it, so it is called Yesterdays Gone and there is an inside and outside. You have to be sure to read the verse or the front won't make much sense. TFL

CardFanatic 02-04-2006 10:05 AM


Originally Posted by Dig This Stamper
Okay, I uploaded my card for this challenge, but I still don't know how to make a link to it, so it is called Yesterdays Gone and there is an inside and outside. You have to be sure to read the verse or the front won't make much sense. TFL

Here's Linda's card.



I'll PM directions for links when I get back from my errands. Thanks for playing!

stampsinblue 02-04-2006 10:09 AM

Great challenge! Thanks for posting, Jen!
My brother and my dad are both having birthdays in the next two weeks, so this was a great opportunity to make some fun cards for them! Both are having "milestone" birthdays, but neither is turning 50. The colorblocked card could have a number added to the plain rust square- I am still debating about whether to add it.

Alternative to Birthdays

No Cure for Birthdays

lacyquilter 02-04-2006 07:41 PM

I thought I was going to have time sooner, but I finally got mine finished. Here's my what hill? card.

Wendy G 02-04-2006 08:01 PM

This challenge was a true challenge for me. Here's the 2nd one I made.


Wendy G 02-04-2006 08:03 PM

Well, Here's the first one. I don't like it~


Julia S 02-06-2006 03:28 AM

Here is mine....I just had to make this card as I saw this sentiment on a card a couple years ago and didn't have the guts to give it to my friend...I've been wishing I had ever since, so here is my version...

Grass Skirt Birthday



raduse 02-06-2006 02:21 PM

Here's mine. As soon as I saw this challenge posted I knew what I was making; just had to find the time. Hopefully the link works, servers are acting up again.


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