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Saturday, October 31, 2015

SWIM, BIKE, RUN.....

Hello Everyone: Those of you who have known me for a while know that I'm a Triathlete, I've been a swimmer since age 15 but I became a Triathlete back in 2003. I had a great time doing this races, from Sprint Triathlons (400-800yd. swim, 24 mile bike ride and 3-4 mile run), to Iron Man Triathlons, (2.4 mile swim in open water, 112 mile bike ride and a 26.2 mile run), I've done 3 of this grueling races, with my sweet family, grandkids, daughters, my dear hubby, in laws, friends, cheering me on. Those are the best memories of my humble athletic career.  I'm a late bloomer, I did my first race at the ripe age of 52 and finished my last Iron Man Triathlon at the super ripe age of 60!!!  I'm still at it, with a few bumps along the way, and I will keep at it until.....heck!! I don't know!!!
When I saw the Freshly Made Sketches challenge, for some reason, this 3 image that represent the 3 sports of Triathlon, came to my mind. Perhaps it's because this sport has, and still is, such a big part of who I am, and also, because there is hardly any day that I'm not doing at least one of this disciplines, either at the Y or at home. So, here is my card.
I don't own any Triathlon stamps, I don't think there are any out there so, I Google this images and just hand drew them, in pencil first and then, finished them with the black Prismacolor pencil and a paper stump dipped in baby oil. 
The sentiment says it all for me!!!
So there you have it, a simple card celebrating the amazing sport of Triathlon, which I so love.
Here is the sketch that inspired this card.
Thank you for visiting, have a great Halloween weekend.
Hugs from Maria.

19 comments:

  1. This should be your banner ! Great images ! Makes a great card too !
    Wonder if they have one for....Spider Collectors ?

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    1. Yup!! I'm looking for something like this plus some kind of art image to put up there at the top of the page.
      This images didn't turned out all that bad, I wanted more definition but my black marker is dry.
      I'm going to look for some spider collector stamps, in the mean time, some will be in the mail for you, Tee Hee!!

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  2. Wow you did a fabulous job on the images! I would never even attempt that! Love them! Glad you shared it at FMS!

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  3. Thank you Linda, I wish there were some stamps like this out there, I'm going to go and check, I would love to have them. The sketch just fitted this idea perfectly.

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  4. You are so talented! You just amaze me and are an inspiration to live your Dream! Big Hug! Pinning!

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  5. So fantastic and cool! Love the images!

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    1. Thank you Mary, I wish there were some stamps with this images, but I do like the way these turned out.

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  6. Awesome card! You did an amazing job with those images!

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    1. Thank you Janelle, it was fun to hand draw them.

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  7. AND you can do awesome things with stamps and ink. You rock Maria!

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    1. Thank you Traci, I had fun with this card.

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  8. You are so amazing, Maria! Not only do you make awesome cards, but you can draw freehand (I'm totally bedazzled) and you are an amazing athlete!

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    1. Thank you Bonnie, I'm so happy with the way this card turned out. And working out is a big part of my life, it keeps me active to chase after my grandkids.

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  9. You are amazing! After I read your story, this card looks even more special!

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    1. Thank you TaeEun, the sport of Triathlon is a big part of my life, that is why I named my blog ''Swim,Bike,Run and Stamp". So happy you liked this card.

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  10. I love the triathlon theme, just starting out at 46 and aiming for my first sprint tri next year, you are an inspiration!

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  11. I love the triathlon theme, just starting out at 46 and aiming for my first sprint tri next year, you are an inspiration!

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  12. Oh my goodness Rachel, how wonderful to find another Triathlete who loves stamping too.
    Good luck with your training, but most of all, have fun, enjoy the whole aspect of this wonderful sport, from training to race day.

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