Monday, September 20, 2010

We have a winner!

Hello dear friends!
This darling image was one of four images that I won at For Fun Challenges a couple of weeks ago. It's by Sassy Studio Designs, and I thought she was absolutely perfect for this week's Pirate challenge at CCEE Stampers!
Hope you like it! All coloring is with my Koh-I-Noor Pencils and LOMS. CS is DCWV
I entered this card here also:
Stamp Something: Use a digi image


What an exciting Sunday we had. We went to a neighboring city about 1.5 hrs. away to watch our dear daughter participate in her first half marathon. It was amazing how many people of all ages, body types, and physical condition turned out to run this race. It was also fun to watch the 'cheerleaders' for other runners. We spent a very nice morning, in beautiful weather conditions watching Melissa start AND finish this race. For those not familiar, a half marathon is 13.1 miles. The race officials said this course was actually 13.2. We are so proud of her for attempting and finishing. The course had many inclines, and some of the inclines were steady uphill for a long way. Anyway, thanks for listening to me brag a bit, and for looking at our photos.
The Starting Gate (Arch)...
Before the race began...
About 2/3 of the way through the race...
Crossing the finish line... the 5k runners and race winners were cheering on others as they finished.


Have a great week!

Hugs and smiles!

Patti J.

17 comments:

Patti said...

Awwww I'm all proud too! She has one determined look on her face! Your card is a winner too!

Rufus said...

Good for her! That's a true accomplishment. Love your card, too!
R/

Dawn said...

You should be proud of Melissa-Dawn, what a great accomplishment.
Your card is really fun, what a sexy pirate she is. Your coloring is also always so nice.

StephC said...

How wonderful! Congrats to your dear daughter. That's a great accomplishment!

Your card is fabulous too! :)

Chelsea said...

what an accomplishment .. and way to win with your card too!!! Yea for you guys!

Becky said...

Congratulations to your daughter. That is a fabulous card.

Sue W said...

Woo Hoo good for her!!! My running days are long gone!!!

Lovely card Patti! x

Jessie said...

Congratulations to your daughter and your card is fantastic!

Olga said...

cute card and fantastic race. Great pictures!!

Terri J said...

Lovely coloring on your image! Congrats to your daughter!

{Lynn - that's me!} said...

Yo ho ho - a pirate's life for me. What a great wench you have here. Awesome creation, Patti!

Dear Daughter said...

Thanks to everyone for the congrats on my race! I promise I don't look that mean all of the time :-)

Love you MommaG!

Betty Benton said...

Coloring on your card is exquisite!! And big ole congrats to your DD!

Melisa Waldorf said...

Cute card Patti! I love the Kohinoor pencils. They seem to blend so well. They just seemed to have limited colors though.

What an awesome accomplishment for you daughter. My husband is training for his first marathon in January. I told him he has lost his mind. I have no idea how someone runs for that about of time. Even if I could do it physically, I don't think I could do it mentally. So I think it is totally awesome that she accomplished this!

Beate said...

Congrats to your daughter. That's a wonderful achievement.
Your card looks awesome! Love your image and your coloring!

Hugs and smiles

Curt in Carmel said...

Bless her heart! Good for her. That one picture shows such determination on her face! You should be proud of her. Hell, I couldn't run around the block! HA! Love this pirate image! You colored it perfectly too! Best, Curt

Lynne in NI said...

Congratulations to your daughter (I couldn't run to catch the bus LOL!)
And fabulous card - beautifully coloured and the gem swirls are so pretty