Friday, October 10, 2008

                   
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Kristina's Color Inspiration #25



Happy Friday! Yay!! I had a busy Thursday night but wanted to give Kristina's Color Inspiration #25 a go, I love these colors bigtime! I didn't start trying until 10 p.m. while watching the new vampire show, True Blood, on HBO, so that was an hour of no stamping! That show is different...Shannon said it best when she described it as a trainwreck, so shocking you can't look away! So anyway, I finally got started at 11 p.m., yikes! But I have the weekend to recover, right?!

The card size is 5 1/4" square...it's one I pulled out that was already cut and ready to go. I started making a "schoolish" card with my new Contempo Alphabet, but I abandoned that for Mr. Twigster, I was missing him! I had that piece of Certainly Celery ribbon already cut, and it wasn't quite long enough to tie into a bow, so I folded it over and secured it with a Ruby Red brad. It's something I never would have thought of, but ended up liking it. Sometimes necessity really is the mother of invention!

So lastly, since I was mentioning vampires earlier, here's my favorite recent conversation with a 3rd grade boy:

Student: "Ms. Tieman, are you a vampire?"

Me: "Do I look like a vampire?"

Student: "Yeah. You always wear black. Like right now...a black dress, a black watch, black make-up." He looks under the desk. "Even black shoes!"

Me: "No, I'm not a vampire. Black is just easy and matches everything." (I wasn't going to go into the whole "black is slimming" conversation. I try to be careful about body image because I already hear tiny 3rd grade girls saying they're fat and it breaks my heart.)

15 minutes later...after working on math problems...

Student: "So how much blood can you drink?"



Ahhh, funny kids. But "black make-up"?! What? I hope he meant my brown-black mascara and eye-liner and not the big dark circles under my eyes! lol!

Thanks so much for stopping by and for the birthday wishes for my mom. I told her and she was so touched! Have a great Friday!

Recipe
Stamps: Mr. Twigster, Occasions Collection Hostess Level 2. Cardstock: Certainly Celery, Ruby Red, Ballet Blue, Whisper White, Parisian Summer DSP (star). Ink: Certainly Celery, Staz-On Brown, Pumpkin Pie & Ballet Blue markers. Accessories: Scallop Border Punch, Ruby Red Brads, 5/8" Certainly Celery Grosgrain Ribbon, Blender Pen, Small Star Punch, Dimensionals.

36 comments:

~amy~ said...

I always *love* seeing your Mr. Twigster cards! This one is a-dorable!

Vampire...okay, what a FUNNY story...TFS...I always crack up when I read your kid stories...

Marie said...

Very cute! I just love Mr. Twigster!!!

Tara said...

That is hilarious! So...how much blood can you drink...I am so curious?! ;)
Mr. Twigster is darling as always!

Kerry D-C said...

how cute is this snow guy holding a little sign!

Basement Stamper said...

Love the card! And the 3rd grade conversation is hilarious (I have a 3rd grader).

Megan said...

Cute card! Too funny, it cracks me up what kids think about and say. :)

dallasvaroney said...

OMG! I can't believe I didn't buy him yet!! this is stinkin' cute! love it!

Ann said...

I just love all your Mr. Twigster cards! He is such a cutie, and he looks great in those colors!

Juanita said...

What a funny little kid! My kids are asking what I am laughing about.
I love this card, the color combo is very fun and inspiring.

Amy said...

Mr. Twigster.... too cute card!

Vera said...

Absolutely adorable! I love how he is holding the little tag, and how you've used the red brads!

chloe said...

Haha what a crack up: your kids sound fun!
I love MR Twigster!! This card is super cute: funny at my class the other day one of the ladies dod the same thing with her ribbon: had never occured to me either!!

kareNstampZ said...

I love it!

Brooke S said...

hilarious!!!!! Kids are so crazy.... I was in DD class all day to day and wowzer's they ask the funniest things.. I even signed autographs... What for I don't know..

I though you might of had Twlight on your desk or some thing when your story was starting.... Next week were al color no black....through them off..

Your card is so cute I love the banner mr twiggey is holding it look like he is up to no good...

Have a great weekend...
Hugs
Brooke

Mel M. M. McCarthy said...

AWWWW! He is so cute! I love the sentiment as a little sign and I howled at your vampire story (uh oh maybe I am a werewolf. heehee) ;o)

Alice said...

Cute christmas card!

Marilyn said...

What a darling card - love Mr. Twigster holding the sign - you are so ingenious!!!

Anthonette said...

I love hearing about what your kids say in class. Hilarious!

Love what you made for Kristina's challenge. I love you used the brad when you tied the ribbon.

Nancy Riley said...

Your story of your conversation with your student put a smile on my face ... as always! AND, as always, your card is absolutely amazing! This Mr. Twigster card couldn't be CUTER!

Softangelkisses said...

What a great idea! I had not thought of using these colors as a Christmas card!

kathleenh said...

So cute! I love the brad in the ribbon- great innovation on your part.

Kids do say the darndest things don't they?

Savitri said...

Way cute! I sucked this challenge for sure :) I love yours!!

Lisa H. said...

I'm checking in late, I know, but still had to comment on this post! that conversation is just too funny!you just never know what might come out of their little mouths. lol! your card is fabulous! I just love what you are doing with this little guy, Mr. Twigster. Full of cutness!

Deanna said...

Don't know how I missed this on my regular way through... love it! Congrats on the Round Up!

Megan said...

yeah, congrats on the top 21! your card is so fun!

Jill said...

Love your card!!

JadedOne said...

Adorable Christmas card! Thanks for visiting my blog and for the congrats! Your card made KWerner's pick as well! Yay!!

Nancy Riley said...

Angie, CONGRATS on making Kristina's TOP 21! Doesn't surprise me! ... your design is exceptional!

Brooke S said...

Hey girly girl!! I told you Mrs twiggy was up to something... Congrats on making the tops!!!
Hugs
Brooke

Cindy Major said...

Love those colors on a Christmas card! So different, but lovely!

Cindy

Kristin said...

Great card Angie- I love the sign he's holding and the neat newly invented ribbon/brad treatment! The story with your student is too funny!

Stampin'GHmom said...

What a cute Christmas card! Love the unconventional colors!

Andrea said...

Beautiful

Marilyn said...

Congrats on making Kristina's top picks - this card is awesome!!! You are making me so want to buy Mr. Twigster!!

Kristin Bueter said...

I found your blog after seeing your comments on Silli's blog a few times. I was scrolling through and your Vampire story about your student caught my eye. How funny! You gave me a good laugh :O)

Of course, your cards are also amazing! I can't forget that :]

Jean said...

Angie, this is has to be the cutest card - love it!