So last year my BFF Tracy and I were looking at the new catalog together over the phone page by page, and it was fun but not as fun as it would be if we were together. So this year we were so excited that we were getting the catalog at convention so we could finally look at it with each other, and ya know what? We never did….we were so busy visiting, and goofing off that by the time we went to bed we looked at a few pages, and we were pooped!
So after I got home, my girlfriend Sharon and I were looking at if over the phone and we would pick out this stamp set or that one, and we would comment on them, like "this one is so pretty, look at the detail on that one" or"what were they thinking when they drew that?" one in particular we both laughed at was Holiday Lineup, they all have bags under their eyes, like they have had a hard time… so maybe the line-up is like in jail or something and that is why they have bags…under their eyes!
But the reindeer looked a little more like Rudolph has a case of the gassiness! And all his reindeer friends are not too pleased that he was in front of the sleigh! See Santa needed to get toys delivered a little quicker this year cause he wanted to get back home to finish his Breaking Dawn book because he wants to know if………….well I am not gonna say anything and ruin surprises, he just wanted to get back, and he figured feeding old Rudolph some beans, hard boiled eggs, and brocolli would get them on their Merry Way just a little faster.
Remember that Seinfeld episode where Kramer fed the horse beans and then the people were in the back of the cart being pulled around and the horse was farting up a storm and about making them sick…well just imagine this going on all night long all over the world…yep, those other Reindeer, Blitzen, and Dasher, Prancer, and my favorite "Vixen" cause he sounds like he would be fun to hang out with don't ya think?
So I thought I would make my card emphasize what we think the looks are all about. So I added some Kiwi Kiss behind them for the fart effect… and making it a little darker behind the guilty farter.
Once upon a time….ok not really, here ya go.
Stamp Sets: Holiday Lineup, Birthday Banter
Paper: Pacific Point, Muirfield (I think this is my favorite) – ya know we get new colors and think ugh, till we see the background papers, and then we say Groovy Guava, Cool Carribean….what are YOU talkin' about? – ok back to the paper – Very Vanilla, Kiwi Kiss (which gives me goose bumps – the good kind- cause the first time I ever ate a Kiwi was in a parking lot in Florida maybe (we used to be carnies – yeah there's a blog story) with my soon to be hubby (yet we were not even engaged then – we just knew we were meant to be together) and he told me all about this fruit and he cut it open with his Jack Jeff Knife, and I loved it.
Ink: Jetblack Stazon, Kiwi Kiss, More Mustard, Creamy Caramel, Close to Cocoa, Really Rust, Real Red, Baja Breeze, Going Gray, Pacific Point
Misc: Kiwi Kiss Striped ribbon
So, the guy to the right of Rudolph is saying "Oh man, I can't believe what you put us through, this smell is never coming off me man, the next time the old Dude wants you to eat all that crap, just fake it…"
See the bags under their eyes, and Rudolph looks all embarassed.
Now look at this one….
See the reindeer the second in from the right, now that is Vixen, and well he snuck in and ate some of the food that Rudolph was eating and he has been secretly letting off silent little reindeer galloping farts all night long and he does not want anyone to know…but look how scared he looks like they are gonna figure it out.
Well I hope you have enjoyed my little story behind my card.
We had a big storm last night and I shut everything down early, and then Typepad was not working right till now.
Here are also some Hummer pictures, I swear we have 15-20 of them now, in the last 2 weeks they just keep coming and coming, I tried to take pictures but this is the best I could do.
Here are two drinking together.
And the third one coming in, but then they flew away.
I wish my camera was better, but it sure is fun watching them, dive bombing each other.
I wonder if it is getting colder in places already and they are starting to come here for the winter.
Ok, a little side note, if you have a question for me, I have had several people ask me stuff, can you please either email me directly so I see the question, or at least put your email address in the comment part…I don't know how to find you otherwise.
Have a super weekend, and thanks for stopping in!
barb schram says
LOVE your card and all the details, and how you narrate the images! LOL Hummingbirds are facinating! Thanks for sharing and have a super weekend!!!
Rhonda Morgan says
OMG Di! ROTFLMAO, i can HEAR you telling me all of this! Shhh, i bought a new CB folder yesterday too!
Lisa F says
Ha Ha Ha!!! I had to dry my tears from laughing so hard before I could comment. I love this card and your narration was hilarious!!! When I saw that stamp I thought Rudy had "that" funny look on his face also.. (like my boys used to do!!)…
Thanks so much Di for a great blog… I always get a laugh exactly when I need it!!
ginevra (typepad community manager) says
I just stayed in Buena Vista, Colorado, and the hummingbirds were fattening up like crazy for the trip south… 12 and 15 at a time on the feeder!
You make my day – everyday!!
Love you – Marlene
Elizabeth Fortuna says
I laughed so hard my eyes were tearing up and now I have bags under MY eyes and dark circles from my mascara! that was a cute card and a hysterical story! thanks for making my morning!-Elizabeth
Shannon Roberts says
ONLY U!!!!!!!! LOL! Where you at in the book?? I am so excited for you to be done!!
LOL! I love that image! When I saw it for the first time in the catalog, and actually laughed out loud! I love your story behind it all, and this would be perfect for any of themen in my life as they are all FULL of gas themselves!!! LOL, Thanks for the fun post!
I love your take on the reindeers. Now this is another stamp set to my wish list. My teenagers would just love this card!
oh my – I'm not even sure I've replied to your blog but have been reading it for over a week I think, but HAD to tell you that you cracked me up! I even shared your blog post with DH and he chuckled (I will fwd him the pic of the set so he knows what I was laughing at) your card is adorable but your story HILARIOUS because I wasn't sure what SU! was thinking with this set! thanks for the laughs!
btw, YOU seem like 'Vixen' to me
You are so funny and that post is hilarious. You must tell the carney story now. 🙂
Silvia Mabie says
hahha you're story is Hilarious! I lvoe the coloring too! Super cute and super fun!
Love your card Diana. You do very nce colouring.
Julia Spendlove says
I absolutely loved this card and the story even more! I was laughing out loud the whole time, and now I want the set so I can totally case your card! I think I want to give it to my husband to give to one of his co-workers. Should be funny to see if they get it. LOL!! Thanks for making me laugh, I get to burn calories after my totally yummy, to die for birthday cake! You Rock girl! Julia
I love your card but, mostly, I love your feeders; they're the same as mine! I tried all the pricey ones and ended up loving these as they're so easy to clean; my birdies love them, too!
Robin D says
Thanks for the laugh! That was a great story and I'll probably never look at my stamp sets the same now. They seem much more valuable with a good story attached!! Thanks for sharing your thoughts with us.
Andrea Murdock says
OMG, I totally thought the reindeer looked shifty in this set too! I didn't think of farting, but that sure fits. I thought it was more like an episode of 'whatever happened to..' or 'VHI's Behind the story..how Rudolph was an attention hog'. LOL, I just found your blog and love it! Your like me, I try to put humour in mine too cause where else can I get others to listen to me tee hee. Have a great day from here in Canada (London) close to your old stompin grounds from what I read on your blog.
Stamper Gail says
What a great sense of humor you have Di. I do remember that Seinfeld episode where Kramer fed the horse, but it wasn't beans. Instead it was this monster sized can of beef-a-roni!
Laura Venvertloh says
That is so "stinkin" funny! I love the creativity of this card! I am laughing so hard right now! I have a few people that I could send those too as well! Thanks for the laughs! 🙂
Stephanie P says
Okay, 2 comments in one night, but I'm reading backwards (in time, not literally, ha ha!).
This was hysterically funny…your creativity in writing the back story to the picture created by the reindeer stamp was simply brilliant! It could have been many things but as I'm reading about Rudolf's flatulance I am dieing laughing as I relook at the other reindeer's faces!!!!
Excellent job on the humorous story and, of course, the card was totally WOW!!
Sue Farrant says
OMG..I am peeing myself here! You are too funny. You should do stand up!
Not ly did I enjoy the story–but the card is fabulous, too!! I love your watercoloring!
Thanks for reminding me not to take everything TOO seriously!!
Ad K says
I will never be able to look at this set without thinking of your post…LOL!