Saturday, August 9, 2014

Making You Laugh

Greetings! First, I want to thank each of my followers who reached out to me recently concerning the loss of my beloved, Josephine.  I really appreciated your support.  My post today is for the new challenge over at Fashionable Stamping Challenge, which is entitled "Make Us Laugh."  Now, those who are close to me know that I am about as sober as they come, however, even fewer know that when I am on a roll, I truly do have a very dry sense of humor and it would not take much for me to accept a gig as a stand up comedian, even if it were for one evening!  But, I digress!  As humor is not really my thing, I was a bit worried at how to go about creating my design sample.  I decided to look through my stamp images and came across this image, including sentiment from Lost Coast Designs. Now I try to be very sensitive to others, to a fault, and would not want to offend ANYONE, and I hope my card does not do so.  I can honestly say, as someone who has struggled with my weight my entire life, that when I purchased this stamp, I related.  I can remember as a teenager, trying on clothes at the department store and asking my best friend if the outfit made me look "fat." The funny thing is, I look back at photos of myself now, and I was a bean pole, as a young woman.  The world has not done women and young girls any favors have they with their propaganda?  Anyhow, the young woman above, is obviously a very healthy weight. Okay, enough of being philosophical.  The card was created using the Sea Star Stencil by Red Lead Paperworks and various shades of Distress Ink for the background.  The wave stencil is also by Red Lead Paperworks. Simple embellishments include a wood charm by Red Lead Paperworks and a real starfish. Definitely, out of my comfort zone on this one!  I hope you will stop over and see what the rest of the FSC Design Team has created for your laughing pleasure and then, perhaps, you might create and submit a project of your own to be in the running to be selected for a $20 gift voucher by our sponsor FlonzCraft.  Thanks for stopping by.  Hugs, Yvonne


Annie said...

You may be out your comfort zone Yvonne but you have came up trumps and your make made me smile.

Love the colours and the image/layout :-)
TFS and best wishes
Annie x

Mrs.B said...

Wouldn't have know you were out of your comfort zone Yvonne, it's a brilliant card.
Avril x

Meggymay said...

Its a brilliant card and a real fun quote.
Yvonne x

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

Lovely stamps, like the funny twist..
greetings, Alie

Kay Wallace said...

Unexpected background color for your black'n'white foreground, but it works perfectly and showcases your image! Your sentiment made me laugh!

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry to read of your loss, devastating for you and her absence must create a hollow in your heart.
This is great fun and I like the words you selected for your bathing belle.
P.S. Love your use of the stencil

Bridie Payne said...

Fab card

Thank you so much for leaving a lovely comment on my blog

Happy Monday!!!

Hugs from

Bridie@BGPayne Crafts

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Just great, thanks for the smile on my face.

Pia S said...

I think you managed to make a fun card and still give it that 'Yvonne factor' I love so much... Well done!

Shirley Chillman said...

When I saw your make it had me laughing out loud Yvonne. Yep the hat makes her look fat ... lol

Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x

cm said...

Your bathing belle card is absolutely fabulous - and funny! My mother-in-law used to be a competitive swimmer and I know she'd get a kick out of this! Smile-maker, indeed!