Sunday, January 16, 2011

Kosher Velveeta Shopping

I took my 93 for year old mother grocery shopping today. Two hours and a cart full later we had completed the task. As I mentioned in previous posts she is totally blind in one eye and nearly blind in the other. She shops by getting very very close to the items. I read LOUDLY all the choices. I don't know who was  more wore out...her or me. She initially told me she only needed a couple of things...we ended up nearly needing a second cart. I'm not sure how I would have handled that - as I need to hang on to the side of the cart to keep her from plowing into unsuspecting shoppers...She is somethin' else!

We stocked up on olives and pickles. As she said, "I really like pickles... (as in large jar of dill - "no NOT those Kosher ones I don't like Kosher"...I just looked at her with a quizzical expression; a large jar of bread n' butter pickles, a jar of green olives, a can of MEDIUM black olives, and a large jar of sweet pickles!) She also bought Velveeta cheese...frozen toaster waffles...half and half cream...real butter....butter pecan ice cream...French vanilla ice cream...(did I mention she is 93?) Well...she did buy 3 apples and a bunch of green bananas... If I live to 94 I'm gonna eat whatever I want too (but it WON'T include Velveeta or frozen waffles).

Shopping Spree
~Base card Paper Trey Ink Rustic White cardstock
~Layer of  My Mind's Eye Signature Christmas (stripes placed vertically)
~Layer of My Mind's Eye Signature Christmas (stripes placed horizontally)
~Strip of Paper Trey Ink Ocean Tides
~Stripped ribbon
~Image from Di's Digi Downloads printed on Paper Temptress Cryogen Iridescent - colored with Copics, boots coated with Stampin' Up Crystal Effects, 3 glitter flowers with rhinestone centers (transfer of treasure from daughter Amy), coat fur glittered with Stampendous Ultra Fine Crystal Glitter, hat pom pom coated with Marvy Liquid Applique and more glitter, dog collar highlighted with Stickles red, outline of image shadowed with Copics B00 and blue watercolor pencil
Shabby Tea Room (44) - sketch
Creative Inspiration Paint - bling
2 Sisters Challenge - flowers
Tip Top Tuesday (17) - anything goes

You can get up close with the card by clicking on the image.

Thanks for clicking by.

Nancy in Iowa


  1. Nancy, your card is just darling!! And I LOVED the story about taking your mom shopping! If I live to see that age, I'll eat whatever I want too! LOL! Maybe that's why she's lived as long as she has! We had a neighbor that was 106 and she swore by garlic!!! Yep, everything she ate almost had garlic in it. Who knows what's best for us anyway.
    Back to your card's just adorable. Love her little hat. Too cute.

  2. Oh my gosh, that image is simply adorable!! What great, bright, bold colors! Thanks for joining us this week in the Tea Room :)

  3. Super sweet - I love that image and the liquid applique is the perfect touch! Thanks for joining us this week at TSTR! :)

  4. I LOVE this!! SO, so CUTE!! and your coloring is wonderful! Thank you so much for sharing it with us on the Creative Inspirations paint blog.

  5. Fantastic design. Thanks for playing along with us at 2 Sisters. Hugs

  6. Cute card, loved the story. Thank you for sharing it with us at Creative Inspirations Paint.

  7. Nancy, you left the sweetest comment on my blog...I had to come thank made my day! This card is adorable!! I cannot imagine that little image being colored any more sweetly than what you have done here!! I've looked through everything on this first page--so many cute, cute cards and images. I have NEVER done the 'digi' thing...but I also only have a handful of Copics. I have resolved to change that this year...I'm missing out...your blog is a prime example of why! Hope you have great day! Take care of that adventurous mother of yours!! Thanks again for visiting!!

  8. Hi Nancy
    fabulous!!! i love how you have used all those colours thanks for letting me see it. May i use this too?
    Your mum sounds like a hoot, and good for her! i love ice cream too only i am not sure what half of your shopping is!!lol!
    Hugs Di xxx

  9. What a gorgeous card - the papers are fab and your colouring of that cute image is fantastic!

    Your mother sounds like a right character - it's so nice to hear she still has a taste for the finer things culinary :)

    Thanks for joining us this week for our 'Anything Goes' challenge over at Top Tip Tuesday :)

    Carol x

  10. This is such a bright and cheerful card. I love the colors and the image is adorable. Thanks for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday this week.

  11. fantastic! love the way you coloured this and her hat is mega cute! Thanks for joining us on the Top Tip Tuesday challenge Samantha :0)

  12. Love your story! Your card is beautiful! I love the image! I just bought a few digis from the shop, but missed that one! Great coloring! Thanks for joining us at Creative Inspiration Paints!


  13. Oh, now this is just too adorable!!!

  14. Hi Nancy, gorgeous card. And I loved that story about your mum. Don't know what Velveeta is, but I do like olives


  15. Your card is adorable. I love how colorful it is. It's such a happy card.

    The story about your mom brought a smile into my day. My neighbor is 100 and she has always eaten what she likes. She looks like she's in her 80's.

  16. I love the colorful hat this sweet little girl is wearing. I also love that your mother is a hoot! LOL Yeah, when I'm 93, I'm gonna eat whatever I want too! LOL Thanks so much for playing with us at Creative Inspirations Paint!


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