…or at least 6 cute snowmen.
Remember I told you that out of the 10 cards for my Christmas class only one was a card that will need to be colored. Anyone that has been to one of my classes, or heck just read my blog regularly know that I am much more comfortable with an open line stamp, and some crayons. I mean I loved to color as a kid and I guess it just stuck with me.
So I wanted to show you the card, and I got the layout and only tweaked it barely to even say it was tweaked…perhaps I should say it was twacked instead. I got the card from Nyny over at Splitcoaststampers, and I think she is french as the original card had a french greeting and even her description was in french. Growing up in Canada we had to learn french and well, sorry to my french teachers, but I hated french, we had to sit in these little booths and wear these little head sets, and then listen to the words and repeat back, and I couldn't understand a word so usually I just moved my lips but didnt say anything outloud. But you didn't know when the teacher would listen in on you, and then I would get into trouble. Looking back it was probably my deafness, cause I didnt wear hearing aids till 1988, right before Eric was born, so I went 23 years without them, so I probably really didn't hear it right. Even now, if someone talks to me and I can't read their lips it is sometimes hard for me to understand. Go to the mirror right now…and say the words rat, cat, hat, bat, mat, sat. Did you watch your lips? No, then say them again. If someone does not hear right, all those words sound the same, but when you see the lips move to pronouce the first letter like "r" or the "b" etc, then the brain kinda figures out what the word is…at least that is how I understand it, and how my ears work anyway, everybody's deafness is different. I always have the closed caption words on the TV in my studio…always…Jeff hates it, but when I am in the house watching tv, he won't put them on…aint he a bugger? I love saying bugger cause that is what my Granny always says, it is like a swear word but not a bad one.
So anyway, now I got off the topic, you just came here to see the card, and there she goes blabbity blab blab, get on with it Di…so here goes…
Stamp Set: Holiday Lineup, Christmas Punch, Two Cool Dudes
Paper: Bashful Blue, Green Galore, Real Red, Whisper White, Jackpot DSP
Ink: Basic Black, Whisper White Craft
Misc: Watercolor Pencils, sansodor, stumps, Scallop border punch, Green Galore brads
The picture looks weird but the scallop border is on the front of the card flap, so when you close the card you can see the inside of the card, and the red stripe of DSP…I hope that makes sense.
To order any of the Stampin' Up! items you see click here .
So today I spent the day over at Rhonda's (hey honey, thanks for my night time Frappa, and thanks Dave for letting me steal your wife for the day, missing your lunch and dinner…and even your linner), we were finalizing up the September to Remember orders, we always tease each other, Rhonda is the numbers figure gal, I like to create, but don't ask me how many pieces of cardstock it will take to make 65 cards…I am like well that piece of paper is 3 and a dit by 5 and two dits, and Rhonda will say that is 3 x 5 (enter correct fraction or whatever) and it will take 17 sheets of 8.5 x 11 right about then my eyes glaze over – I also sucked at Math in school…so wow wasn't I a prize student…horrible in French, Math ugh, don't get me started on Geography even now if I don't park in the same spot at the store I wander the parking lot like a lost soul trying to find my car. I just write where I park on my grocery list…"aisle 3 facing store" and then I know where to look when I come out…there I went again just blabbing…..anyway we needed to get it all figured out so we can get the orders in, we will have lots to do before the event. I will share the make n takes AFTER the event, we want everyone to be surprised and not let them see what they are making till that day…aint that mean?
Well I do believe that is all from me for today, and I want to thank you so much for stopping in! Have a blessed Sunday!
And she still says bugger!!!! And my kids say it now cause they think it's cool….along with dang it and dash it!!!!
It catches me off guard when they say something that Granny says…cause unfortunately they have not had the opportunity to spend as much time with her as we did. I'm glad they got to spend as much time as they did…I just wish it had of been more. It was fun when she would come here for a visit.
big hugs….missin' you
Rose Reynolds says
Di, I love your cards and the things you make and follow your blog regularly.
I know how being deaf can be a real challenge, and totally understand how you have to read lips. My family like yours dosen't wear hearing aids and they think that all I have to do is put them on and I will hear like they do…..WRONG. I can hear some better, but still need to read lips. Hearing aids are not the same as real hearing. I have head phones for my TV and that really helps.
Ah, Toby….you look as hansome as my Yorkie, Razzie, who is 14 and 1/2 years old!
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Ft. Worth, Tx
Tracy Altemose says
I Loved todays entry!! Girlfriend you type just like you speak!! AND that's why you're so LOVED!!!
Read My Lips… Open Mouth,Tounge Touching Upper Lip,Upper Teeth on bottom Lip then Puckered Fishy Lips…
"I Love You"
mary jo says
I just love your babbling…we, also, sat in booths and tried to repeat French recordings. When the teacher listened to me, she would get perplexed cuz I repeated things I knew in Italian (that's what my mom spoke). You bring back good memories and we didn't even know each other. My grandson's nickname is bugger, or maybe more booger. Anyway, thanks for sharing. Mary Jo
Elizabeth M. Harris says
I love the fact that you share your life with us! Your cards and all your babbling are such fun! Don't you dare stop!
I love your snowman card! It's fabulous! I am going to CASE it for sure! I don't have those snowmen, but I do have the ones from The More the Merrier!
Please keep blabbing … it must be a Canadian thing 'cause I do the same. Real buggers, ain't we? LOL (that was my grandpa's favorite saying!!!)
J L Stouffer says
There is not ONE time that I sit to read something posted by you that I am NOT laughing out loud. I only wish I lived closer to AZ. While I am concerned with global warming, I don't think there's much chance that PA will be neighbors with AZ any time soon. Thanks for sharing all of you and your talents.Every day, I look forward to your posts.
Diana Gibbs says
I would love PA and AZ to be right next to each other….