Thursday, April 3, 2008

Here's a quickie and a joke!

Last Tuesday, I taught a class at my LSS and this is one of them! It's our card club, so the object is to leave with 9 cards of three "themes." If you look at this set of stamps, Silhouette Blooms I, from Cornish Heritage Farms, it has four sentiments - Hello, Thoughts of You, With Sympathy and Best Wishes. It's the perfect set for pretty much 90% of the cards I send. You know?

This one is easy peasy! Basically, it's a strip of decorative paper down one side, the mat was created with a positive/negative effect and the stamping was done mostly with "generations" of the same ink! For the spindly branch, I stamped off twice before stamping it on my paper. It's the same color as my main flower image! The ribbon was just attached thanks to a loopy brad that I embellished with an aqua dew drop. That's it!

Now for the joke/story. This is a bit of the flavor in my day. My son, Cal, who is now 11-years-old had this joke. He told it every chance he got and when ever we heard the words, "What do you call...", we knew, we knew "the joke" was coming and braced ourselves for it. Well, I thought I'd pass on a bit of "Cal humor" to my daughter Ellie. She is 4 after all. And, it is the perfect joke for a 4-year-old. So, I say, "Ellie, what do you call a snail on a boat?" She says, "What?" and I throw in that punch line we've heard a million times... "A Snailor!" Then, I chuckle anticipating her little giggle. She looks at me. She's not laughing. "I don't get it." "What?" I say. "You don't get it? You know a person on a boat is called a sailor. So, a snail on a boat would be a snailor. Get it?" "No." Then, a few minutes pass. "Mom, what do you call a snail in a car?" I reluctantly say, "What?" She giggles and says, "A rider-snail." "Ellie, that doesn't make any sense." She looks at me and, as God is my witness says, "I know what you are trying to do. You are just trying to stract (distract) me so that you can be the funniest person in the world!"

I am so sad she figured out my evil plan. What will I do now?

Hope you're enjoying your Thursday!!


Janine said...

You are evil Julie!!! Beautiful card.. Love the effect you got with the images... All is well here. Just had lunch outside, in the sun ! SOOOOOOOO Beautiful!
Hope you have a great weekend.

Phyl said...

She is so dang cute and I can just see her saying that. Love this card and really love the softness. I miss using bold stamps - haven't done that in a while. You always get me going on something other than what I'm suppose to be working on. Smiles.

KayellWY said...

Too funny! Having just seen you and your children recently, it's "visual," this conversation the two of you had. LOL! Smart little girl, you have there!

Beautiful card, Julie. I REALLY wish I lived where I could take your classes again. :)

Diane said...

Lol,she is too cute and funny!!!
OK,you too are funny,can't have any favorites now,lol!!
Your card is beautiful,love that + and - effect!! It's sunny here and not snowing,what more can I ask for!

Heather said...

I love that card.

Too funny about your kids. My daughter make sher own jokes and sometimes they just don't work but she tells them so well that we laugh anyway!

Annapurna said...

LOL! First, brilliant idea with the negative effect on the card.

Second, I can't wait to ask my 7 yr old this riddle tomorrow. Your daughter says the cutest things.

Thanks for that laugh!

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

What a precious story -- too funny!!! You have some smart kidos there!!! OH, the card was great, too -- LOL!!!

Juliana said...

I totally understand--because I have an eleven yr. old boy AND a four yr. old girl, too!!
That is what you get when you try to be the funniest person in the world! ;)

BTW--Beautiful and elegant card--lucky class members!!

Jennifer Buck said...

Oh my! How funny is that! I love her! She sounds adorable! ...still laughing! Thanks for made my day! Take care! :)