Sunday, February 28, 2010

A Creep of Tortoises

Did you know that a group of tortoises is called a creep? I learned this recently when our dork sister Vikki Jo's nephew was in the hospital as one very sick little boy. He had a type of pneumonia that is not common. What does this have to do with tortoises? Vikki has always referred to him as creep. I thought she was just calling him a brat. Well, the first time she said it he jumped out & grabbed her ponytail & she did call him a creep! But, he then told her that a creep is a slow moving group of tortoises. I checked it on Wikipedia (where everything is always right---LOL!) & it's true! I didn't get a get well card made for him, but I started to make a b-day card for him way back in early Feb. I didn't finish it til this weekend. His b-day was on 2/22. Now, think about it. A creep of tortoises that have to travel all the way from Texas to Minnesota, in the winter no less. Those tortoises are sure to hibernate before they get there. Texas tortoises aren't used to snow, don'tcha know (see how I used that Minnesota phrase?). So, it is logical that this creep would just now be heading to Minnesota. I will help them out with a trip in an envelope. They might even be flying tortoises!

This is for 2 challenges: an I {heart} to stamp challenge and the Clearly Inspired Challenge. The IHTS is an ongoing month long challenge with a different sketch added each week. The CIC challenge is "Hip to be Square."

Stamps: CDS--I think it's called Just Shellin' but I can't remember; it was a stamp of the month;CDS Baked for you Tags (the cupcake that is really a muffin)
Inks: Memento Brown (because I temporarily misplaced black)
Markers: copics
Other stuff: cardstock is all from Hobby Lobby, dp is from last year's DCWV Spring Stack; turtle charm is from Bunny Zoe's crafts

Thanks for creeping by today!


Cassie said...

I had no idea that a group of tortoises was called a creep. You learn something new everyday, haha. Your card is adorable, Lori. I'm glad you joined CIC again ;D

ashjoy said...

So sweet!

Tricia said...

Oh, what fun! I love the "little known fact" and the birthday candles and cupcake procession absolutely made me smile!! What a great card!! Thanks so much for playing!!

Katie Renz said...

Creep huh? Crafty = learning... Thanks for playing along with us Lori. Love seeing what you come up with.