Monday, April 12, 2010

Duck, Duck, Hens!

Details to follow! Correction: Details are here now! LOL!

I had not made a card in WEEKS. Then along came a sinus infection. When I wasn't a dizzy blonde (oh, wait, I'm that always), I mean when I wasn't dizzy from the fluid in my ears, I sat on the couch and colored images. Then I sat on the floor & cut them out. Then I went up & down the stairs to the craft room for supplies since I couldn't seem to get it all at one time. I'm a TAD better today, but still sick. Who knows, I might do some more stamping!

For Laurie Wilson's Clearly Delightful Blog Challenge 4 (dry embossing & yellow) and Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge:

If you have not visited Laurie's DOODLE PANTRY digital stamps, you need to waddle on over! She has FREEBIES and then some amazing and adorable stamps to buy. SO CUTE!
Stamps: Clear Dollar Stamps Digi-Image Fuzzy Ducky
Ink: Memento Black, distress ink
Paper: yellows, blue & white cardstock, dp from Hobby Lobby (for flowers), vellum from my friend Kathy (can you see the duckies at the top???)
Other stuff: brads, ribbon (Target $ spot), Copics, CB folder, flower punches

The story: This image I actually had already colored. It was perfect for both challenges, so I pulled out the cute vellum with the duckies on it (and other animals, but you can't see them!), and got to work. But, I did the sketch from memory. The ribbons on the side are supposed to be in the middle. OOPS! My stamping supplies are scattered hither and yon so I was scrambling to find ribbon to match. The sketch has bows where I have flowers. When you run out of ribbon you make flowers. I didn't have any to match, so I punched them out. Once they recovered from this abuse (I'll wait for you to catch the humor there), I pierced them through the middle and inserted a brad. Poor flowers. That's all.

For Clearly Delightful Blog Challenge 4 (yellow, dry embossing), C.R.A.F.T. (buttons), Pixie Cottage (sketch and/or embossing) and Stamp with Fun (3 Papiere/ 3 Blumen/ 2 Knöpfe or in English 3Paper/3Flowers/2Button)

Stamps: Clear Dollar Stamps Digi-Image Fuzzy Ducky, CDS Christian Critters (ALSO designed by Laurie Wilson
Paper: Green & Pink from my stash, colorful dp is K&Co. Berry Sweet, the others are from an OLD pad of paper in my stash
Ink: Memento Black and Rosebud, distress ink
Extras: Prima flowers, brads, 1/2" circle punch (SU), cardstock, scrap paper, paper piercer, thread, needle, CM oval cutters, copics

The Story: Can you tell I love this ducky? I decided to use him again. I thought he'd work well for the sketch. I also thought I had flowers and buttons to match. My daughters like to use my bright embellishments (and I let them do it---which proves I have no brain cells) and one of them forgot where she put it when she was done. So we (read "I") searched high & low, which isn't easy when vertigo is just a head drop away. I never found them. Finally the other daughter found them. Turns out I didn't have flowers or buttons in the colors I needed in that box. So, I punched out more flowers. What? Those don't look like punched out flowers? That's because I changed my mind. Again. and Again. I then went upstairs and found my primas. I had the 3 perfect colors! Button, button, WHERE ARE MY BUTTONS??? I don't know where my buttons have gone, but I'm thinking there's a button convention in town that I missed. I remembered seeing a tutorial on SCS to make buttons from cardstock. I didn't really want to use the cardstock I had, plus I had no orange cardstock (fall kind of wiped that out), so I used cardstock. Bwahahahahaha! I used cardstock for the base of the button & some layers, but I added the colored paper for the tops. I have no clue where my paper piercer is, but my daughter has one, thanks to my dear dork sister Grace, for her quilling. I used that. Then I sewed green thread into them. Good thing that's the color of Bethany's dress so I had the thread & needles in my bag I take my homeschool co-op things in. Don't ask....just trust me that's where they were. And finally, about midnight, I had a card finished.

P.S. Don't you love Laurie's stamps? Can you tell how much I do?!!!!

For Teapot Tuesday and CPS 162

Stamps: CDS Farm Critters (ALSO designed by Laurie Wilson, the gal's a genius with these things!), SU's Best of Cluck, SU's roller Rough around the Edges
Paper: Red & Yellow, Black and White (they are precious in His sight...sing along)
Ink: Kaleidoscope browns from my friend Kelly, Memento Black, distress ink, basic brown
Other stuff: Copics, 1 1/2" circle punch, ribbon, a LOT OF TIME because nothing seemed to work right the first time! ha, ha!

The Story about Cindy's Story: Seems Frizzle da Dizzle was looking for some chicks. He's the type that likes to be seen with hot mamas. After sitting on eggs in the Texas heat, these were some seriously HOT MAMAS. Enter Henny, Penny, and Red. Henny is a bit like me. You might notice she's bulging out of her feathers a tad. She likes chocolate, what can she say? Then Penny is just as sweet as can be. Not sure she's going to want to hang with someone like Frizzle. She might prefer Gertie as a friend. And Red. Red has a cold. You might not be able to tell, but her beak is slightly pink. A-CHOO. Oh, excuse her. She really should see a doctor about that and eat some chicken, wait, maybe some nice veggie broth might be better.

The chicks was sittin' til their eggs started splittin' when YO....I said YO....
Frizzle came along and tried to sing a song but mamas ain't hearin' what Frizzle be cheerin'
He say WHAT???? He say WHAT???? Frizzy Frizzy Frizzle. Frizzy Frizzy Frizzle. Word.

That's as much as you get from me. I REALLY don't like rap. I mean REALLY REALLY REALLY. Give me Dr. Seuss any day and I'd love to stay. I can eat my eggs even if they're green but please don't give me rap (that would be really mean). NO rap, rap, rap! I can't take that rap! Not in my chair, not in the air, I DO NOT LIKE GREEN EGGS AND RAP!

My story: Ever have an idea for a card & by the time you're done it's NOTHING like you started with? I colored the chicks last week when I was first sick. Then I had this idea to use all 3 on a card. These I actually did for Cindy's challenge. A purpose driven stamping time. I punched them out & was going to punch a slightly larger circle for the back of them. Except, like everything else this weekend, my punch disappeared. It's the gold colored one if you happen to see it. Since the 3 chickens were going to take up a lot of space, I decided it was okay & just distressed the edges. Then I used Rough around the Edges (which I've had for years & NEVER used before) on some yellow paper. It was cute until I tried to use a punch my friend Kathy gave me. I didn't read the directions. It's a Fiskars edge & corner punch. I was SO excited to get it! But, always read the directions. Okay, I HAD read them when I opened the package. I just hadn't read them when I needed to read them. My square kept getting smaller & smaller. It was a mess. I scrapped that (as in put it in the trash, didn't make a scrapbook page out of it) and redid the yellow paper with brown rough around the edges. Oh, before I did that, I took a piece of black paper and made a crisscross diagonal design using my Scor-Pal. I thought I could sand it & get some white to show through looking kind of rustic. It was solid core paper & just looked dumb. It's the background black piece on here. So, I did the crisscross ---oh, LATTICE is the word I'm thinking of---on some yellow then did the roller over it. And tore the edges. I found the ribbon in my stash. I don't even remember ever getting that one. Scary! The rest is pretty cut & dry. Well, it's stamped, dried & cut. It took me all day to finish 3 cards. Maybe stamping while sick isn't as easy as I thought. Hmmmm!

Thanks for chicken in with me today! Hope you'll waddle back over soon!


Rose said...

Gorgeous cards, lovely images, thanks for joining us at C.R.A.F.T and good luck.

Rose xx

Cassie said...

Oooo Lori, these are all so cute! I just giggled when I got to the hen card. Such adorable cards ;D

Cheryl said...

oh this is gorjus hun love the cute image and love the embossing,thanks for joining us over at the pixie cottage hugs cheryl xx

Katie said...

3 great cards!
I really love that ducky!
Thanks for playing in The Pixie Cottage :)

K. Joy said...

What great cards!!! I love them, but my favorite is the second duck card. I just love the colors and the buttons. :)

Georgia Ehrmann said...

Oh my goodness! I love, love, love your card with the "waddle over to God" ! Beautifully done! Thank you for joining us at CDBC4!

Laurie tx stamper said...

Those cards are all so fun and brightly colored! Lovely designs, you've been busy! Thanks for playing CDBC4!

Tricia said...

How sweet! I love all the cards... I can't even pick a favorite! Thanks for playing the CDBC4!!

Lea L. said...

All of your cards are super cute! Thanks for joining us at CPS this week!


Trimgym said...

Great buttons card Lori, thank you for joining us at CRAFT Challenge this week and good luck!

Jo and Tigerlover.

Carol said...

Chef Mama you are too funny!!! I heard the saying "If life gives your lemons, make lemonade!" You turned it into "If live finds you without ribbons, make flowers!" LOL What a cute and adorable cut. The duck is so precious. Thank you so much for playing along with the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge this week. It is such a treat to visit and view your fabulous creation.

Bear Hugs,
Carol :o}
Midnight Madness Design Team

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Wow!! You have been busy!! Just love your sweet images and coloring!! The vibrant colors are so beautiful!! Although you used the duck twice the cards look so different. Awesome take on the MM sketch!! Thanks for joining us this week!

Carla aka scrappypug said...

Ok this had me in the stories... too funny. I can just picture those hens rappin'! Love these! Thanks for joining us at Clearly Delighful!

Anonymous said...

Cute! Thanks for joining us at the Pixie Cottage for our challenge.

Jeni C Slack (^0^) said...

Chef Mama, Not only are your cards so CUTE and Fun, the stories to go with it are Great! Lol, very wonderful job with the duck, hens and chicks :) Bunches of fun , thanks for playing this week, xox ~Jeni & MMSC DT

Linda Beeson said...

Sorry you had to feel bad to get some cards made but at least you made good use of the time! LOVE your cards, great use of the CPS sketch.

Lovely Linda said...

Hi Lori - what a busy stamper you have been and thye are all gorgeous! I love your take on the MMSC - that image is adorable and so beautifully coloured! Love it! We love having you join us with this weeks Sketch Challenge Midnight Madness, your support is appreciated - and would love to see you again next week! (((Hugs)))
Linda MMSC Design Team

Anne said...

You have made some great cards! The duck is too cute =) Thanks for playing with us at the Pixie Cottage this week!

Hugs, Anne

Erin... said...

3 fabulous cards!!! love the embossing and that adorable duck! thanks for sharing with us at pixie cottage!

Davi said...

Three great cards, sweet image, great coloring and colors.Thanks for joining us at the Pixie Cottage! :)

Cheryl said...

gorjus cards hun love the duck thanks for joining us at pixie cottage hugs cheryl xxx

Traci M said...

These ducks are adorable and I finally get the title...too cute Lori!!
Way to go with meeting all the challenges too...I have a fondness for ducks, they seem pretty sweet!

Michelle said...

Such cutes cards. I love the duck and he is colored to perfection! I hope you are feeling better. Thanks for joining us at The Pixie Cottage

Beautiful Greetings said...

Awww, cute ducky. I love the colors you used on our sketch card too! Thanks for entering the Pixie Cottage Challenge this week!

Karen Lynn said...

You are such a goof! I guess that is why I love you so much! The duck is cute and you did a nice job coloring her in!

Mothermark said...

OMG! Look at these wonderful cards! You have been busy meeting all of these challenges...of course you know which is my favorite! Hee!! You are quite the talented card maker, seamstress rap extraodinaire!!! I love the rap you left on my blog!

Yo! Yo! Snort!

These chickens and your story made my day! Thanks for giving me a heads up that you joined in the Teapot Tuesday fun!


artish said...

love your blog journaling--very play by play--great! cute duck-really like the sentiment on second version! thank you for playing with us at the pixie cottage!

Pat (mspfd) said...

I love your cards. Fuzzy Ducky is one of my favorites! Thanks so much for joining us for the CDBC4!