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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

You Could Always... -- Paper Doll Dress Up, George and Basic Shapes

This card is being entered in the following challenges (please click on the links to visit them and see all the projects created by other participants...):  Cooking With Cricut -- C17 Challenge-Emboss It, Fantabulous Cricut -- Challenge #48-Emboss It!, and Creative Sisters Monday Challenge -- #21 Embossing.
First, let me start off by saying 'HAPPY BIRTHDAY' to The-Girl-Child!!  For those of you who are following the events of the week...  Tonight we took her to Outback Steakhouse, and thankfully, we did NOT need a snowmobile to get there!!  Miraculously, all the snow melted from the roads today!!  YAY!!  :)  She was born in a blizzard, so I'm always reminded of that fun trek to the hospital when it snows within a WEEK of her birthday (Would ya believe we had to hike to the hospital that night with snowshoes???  Yeah, me neither!!  LOL...  We did make a few of our own roads though!!)  I have plenty of birthday stories to share, but I will save a few for other posts... ;)   On to my project of the evening...
This card was inspired by The-Boy-Child...  (And the fact that I was counting sheep myself and needed to finish some project quickly to motivate me to do more!!)  Several weeks ago he called me from school to say that he was having trouble sleeping...  I told him that maybe it was the weather.  He texted me a few days after that to tell me that he was still having trouble sleeping...  I told him maybe he just really missed being home.  I called him after that to see if it was getting any better -- He said that he'd had so much trouble falling asleep that he almost slept through class...  I told him...  "Well.  You could always count sheep!"...  {silence} followed by...  "What's THAT supposed to mean???"  {sigh}  Don't these kids see commercials?  Don't they know who the Serta Sheep are?  Are nursery rhymes foreign to them?  {sigh}  Sometimes that kid really makes me laugh.  Other times, well...  {sigh}  :)

 So while I was working on my layout with all of these sheep I thought I'd make this card for him...  I even put one of those penny roller slide-y things in it so the sheep really jumps over the fence!!  Obviously this is lost in still pictures, but The-Girl-Child thought it was pretty neat!!  :)  She also insisted that I put her favorite number on the sheep (like the Serta Sheep!  See!  She knows them!)...  Which I thought was kinda amusing, so I did...  Now let's see if I get a phone call when he gets the card...  {sigh}
 See him jumping from left to right?  :)
I'm in the process of exploring the Paper Doll Dress Up cartridge...  There are sooooo many cuts on that cartridge that you may not have even realized are there!!  If you'd like to see what I've discovered so far, please CLICK HERE...  Anyway, tomorrow I'll be posting a two-page layout with these same sheep, so I hope you'll check back and see it!!  To see all of my current creations, please CLICK HERE! Thanks for stopping by -- Hope to see you here again soon!!


girlia said...

I love this!! How awesome. It really puts a smile on your face.

Linda Therrien said...

Such a cute card - love the scene you created and the embossing in the background is perfect.
Great job!

Thank you for entering Creative Sisters Monday challenge.


Jen said...

Such a cute card, Amy! My kids are the same way -- my girls totally get it and everything just kind of floats over my son's head. LOL! I think it's just the way boys are "wired."

Thanks for embossing with us this week at Cooking With Cricut.

~ Jen, CWC Design Team ~

Jean said...

This is really cute. Thanks for playing along with us at Cooking with Cricut and at FCCB.

Chris said...

I think I'll be embossing in my sleep, tonight. I love it!

Patti Ross said...

This is just beautiful. I love the sheep!!! Thanks for joining in at Creative Sisters Monday Challenge!

Be sure to leave a comment on my entry and become a follower for a chance at more blog candy!

I'm a new follower!

Patti Ross
"Creative Sisters Monday Challenge"

Helen said...

This is so cute! Thanks for joining Challenge Me Monday at FCCB :)

mamawcindy said...

This is so Cute and enjoyed your story along with it. He won't understand what the number 8 is. :0)
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Kate said...

What a great idea for a card - and just perfect for your sleep-troubled child! It looks fantastic. Great job with the embossing too!
Thanks so much for playing along at FCCB!

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