Saturday, October 24, 2009

Here's a funny story for you...

Ok, I am somewhat laughing as I write this post -- it just goes to show that trying something new is not ALWAYS a good thing! I found some beautiful holly berry paper at my local scrap store and thought I had a good idea!

Well.... not so much!

I took the Santa from Flourishes new Santa, I believe set and stamped it directly on my paper. After layering it up, I added a scallop, some fun red satin ribbon and one of my new faves -- a tag cut and embossed with one of Spellbinders' new dies.

After I got it all together, I showed hubby. This is what he said, and I quote....

"Who shot Santa in the face?"

OH MY GOSH!!!! After he said that, that was all I could see!!! UGH!

Needless to say, I found a scrap of the paper, stamped Santa again, matted him up, added some bling and then added him to my card front making sure to fully cover the 'bloody' Santa! LOL! I also added some color to the holly and berries with the help of some tombow markers and also added some color to Santa's cheeks with some pink chalk. Much better... don't you think?

At least now, I won't scare small children! Hope you are all having a fabulous weekend! I'll see you back here soon!

28 comments:

Anonymous said...

Julie, this is hilarious and
totally something I would do! You
can't know how much better I feel
now! LOL

Sherry in MI

Sue from Oregon said...

Oh my gosh...that story is too funny..I laughed out loud at that one!

MicheyMoo said...

That i totally the best thing I have heard/seen today!! Too funny.
Poor ol' Santa.
Great card. :)

SueB said...

Aren't our DHs great unpaid editors?! LOL - TFS!

Sandy said...

Oh that made me laugh! But he's right...it was a bit scary!

denise g. said...

Yeah, Ken! It was nice that I didn't have to tell you that Santa obviously needed a tourniquet. LOVE the matted version and so glad you're stil my NICE friend who wouldn't really hurt Santa, would she? Thanks for the laughs ~ you are your Mother's daughter!

Joan B said...

Love your husband!!!

The card ended up gorgeous

Janine said...

Hysterical!! I love it!
Don't husbands just say the right things!!
Hope you are having a great time with your Mom..
Take care!!
J.

Robbie said...

I can't stop laughing!!! This is hilarious! I was laughing so hard my husband asked what I was laughing at. So when I took my computer to him to read AND see, he chuckled. I was expecting to hear him belly laugh. He must not be feeling well today...OR (as he said) I was laughing so hard for both of us!! Thanks for sharing...really!!!!

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

OMGosh girl ... this is too funny ... but I just LOVE this card ... absolutely awesome! Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Your lucky that your husband has a good eye..
The new version is great because it is clearer and it is now the main focus...but I loved the story and it's happened to me too.
We learn from our mistakes as much and more than from our successes.

pat

Anonymous said...

HO Ho never had it so good! doubles and matted to boot! Way to go, Ken, on Julie's editing team. That's what makes helpmates so 'for all time' and a bunch of great times in there! Keep Looking UP! Mighty fine work. Isn't papercrafting delightful?!

Dru said...

OMgosh, this is too funny - how many times have I have this great idea, knew it was going to be wonderful, put it together and thought "what was I thinking????" Your card (new one of course)is truly beautiful!!

Anonymous said...

Wow, Julie, what WOULD we do without our DHs and their valuable stamping insights? LOL Mine tells em, "By the time you throw it across the living room and it lands behind the t.v., I can't help you." I say, "Yes, you can. Get it out from behind the t.v.!" - Mary R

Betty said...

Leave it to a guy to think that and ruin it for everyone. I didn't think about it until I read his quote. Do love the card though. Holly has become one of my favorite things since our trip to England and found out it grows on HUGE trees over there. I never knew that before.

Ann said...

Adventures in card making! Cute card, Julie.

And yea! I can comment today. My browser has "issues."

Makiko Jones said...

This card is fabulous, Julie!!
Thanks for the laugh, lol!

Diane said...

OMG!!!! That is too funny!!!
But you fixed it! And it looks fabo!!!

Ida P. Krause said...

Oh my goodness that was funny! I'll have to share this with hubby tonight after he gets home from work.
Love the new version!

Beate said...

Your blood splatter Santa card looks phenomenal. The new Flourishes stamps are so beautiful and you showed this one off so well.
Hugs and smiles

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

LOL Oh that cracked me up. I was a little concerned at first, then I read on. hahaha Looks awesome Julie.

Samara Navi said...

that's a blast! great husband for his sense of humor and great you for saying it. couldn't stop laughing...the card is awesome! love how you offset him. hohoho!

dpkennedy said...

OMG! That is too funny! It really looks great with the matted layer on it now!

Kathy H said...

hahaha good one!!!

The Rubber Maid said...

It's like the Christmas story...you'll shoot your eye out! Poor Santa and poor you for doing all the work and discovering the bloody mess. Awesome new card though. Mom

Curt in Carmel said...

Julie, this was so funny. This sounds like something Jay would say. Love Ken's response. Too funny! Best, Curt

Jerri Kay said...

Way too funny Julie! Sounds like something my hubby would say . . . . LOL . . . .and, like you, once it's in my head, there's not getting it out . . . LOL!! I love your card (both versions)!

Amy said...

Hilarious story, and a fabulous transformation! LOL!