Tuesday, December 10, 2013

I Wanna Be Cool

I wanna be cool next year.

I don't have to be A LOT of cool...I'll settle for a little.

got me thinking about who I want to be next year.


with three teens in the house...cool is the direction I want to go.

To me, cool means being present/updated on what my girls and their peers care about.

Because if it matters to them, I want it to matter to me too.

My Dad and I communicated and related through music when I was a teen.

He didn't "poo poo" on what we listened to ~ I think he grasped how powerful contemporary music was.

 Even the littlest cool can bridge the years between my girls and I...plus, I feel God has been reminding me lately of what it FEELS like to be a teen.

The quotes in those "magic boxes"/IPODS and lyrics in popular songs reveal the age old hunt for love,acceptance,and friendships....

and the pain that ensues when they are missing.

I pray I stay cool next year~and never be "too old" to listen with my heart.

This weeks'


 is Cath Edvalson~the (recently)former Trends Editor for Paper Crafts Magazine.

I can't think of a cooler lady to honor!!!

She's always SPOT ON with current hot styles and designs.

I used the peacock colors of blues and greens..exchanging the gold with kraft~


stamp: Unity Snow Wonderful,Technique Tuesday Incredible by Ali Edwards
paper:BoBunny Zip-A-Dee Doodle,kraft,Georgia Pacific white,Authentique Renew
ink: Memento Teal Zeal,Papertrey Ink True Black
Martha Stewart snowflake punch,Fiskar's Crimper
die: Our Daily Bread Bookmark,Spellbinders Classic Circle


  1. Fun card! I know the joy of teens and now I'm going to see my "baby" go to his own apartment this week. It is worth the effort to stay connected!! Thanks for playing in my Flourishes challenge!!


  2. Your thoughts for the new year are so right on--I admire you for wanting to be a good mom. So many teenagers don't have that. Love your card, too! Thanks for the comment & letting me know my card was chosen--that was so sweet of you!

  3. What a fabulous card Marlena! I love the word you chose to inspire you and I think you portrayed it perfectly with your card creation. Thanks for playing along with our "Timeless Tuesday Challenge" this week over at Flourishes!

  4. What a cute card, and I LOVE your inspirational words! I'll bet your kids already consider you to be a "cool" mom! Thanks so much for joining us in this week's Timeless Tuesday Challenge!

  5. CONGRATULATIONS MARLENA!!! LOVED reading your post!! :) I SOOO AGREE with you about kids & a mom that is "cool!" MUSIC IS a great connector!! :)

  6. You are COOL - cool for wanting to be present in your daughters' lives, cool for knowing the importance of doing exactly that; cool for realizing that 'age' and 'cool' don't have to be exclusive; cool for making this amazingly cool card! Music, listening, sharing your heart - your girls have a most awesome, wonderful, special mom!!


Thank you for your kind words and taking the time to stop in! ;)