Monday, April 16, 2012

The Man's Mall


The husband came home from a quick shopping expenditure with the boys at the local farm and fleet store (i.e. the Man's Mall). He asked, out of the blue, if I had teeny tiny clothespins. Why yes, I responded, why do you ask? He replied: Well, we saw some at Fleet Farm-they came in a bag of 200 or so-and I thought we should get you some. You know, to use with your crafty stuff. Then Chase said that wasn't a good idea because he was pretty sure you already had, like, two million of them. Geez thanks, Chase, for having my back.
This card featuring a little cheeky bird was created for the Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge. I was drawn to the blue and orange color combination, and took inspiration from the row of tone on tone words, with a punch of color thrown in the mix.

33 comments:

Laurel said...

This is super duper cute!

Cheryl said...

So cute and cheery! Love it!

(Great story too.)

Barb said...

Oh, the children and their honesty - I think we need to train them better! :) Love your adorable card, Karen - fun colors!

Kara Lynne said...

Laughing hard at your story! Don't worry, it will give him an excuse to go back. Fantastic card! Bright and cheerful, I really love what you did with the background sentiments and colors!

Kelly said...

great story. Love the color combo too and the shading on the birdie. LOVE the subtle words in the background!

Annette said...

hehe this is just too cute...great take...

Chunyuan said...

your husband is very supportive and your boy is so cute. Love the orange paper banner and sentiments stamped tone on tone. winner for me.

Lisa said...

Oh your son's comment gave me a GOOD chuckle Karen!! Sounds like something my son would say ;)

GREAT card today, fun quirky birthday bird and I love the pretty orange banner behind him! Happy Monday ;)

Scrapaddict said...

Very effective!

Lin said...

Loved your story.....so glad you already had 2 million of those clothespins :)) Love this card, Karen!

Alice Wertz said...

absolutely LOVE your take on the challenge, Karen! that stamped background is too fun. fabulous card. love love it!

Emily Leiphart said...

This is so cute, Karen, a great take on the challenge! And that is one hilarious story. I don't believe ou have two million tiny clothes pins! I don't recall the last time you used one. LOL

Jay Gee said...

LOL, well it was nice of your husband to think of you... mine would have no idea what I used :) Love your take on the challenge, great sentiment background.

~amy~ said...

LOL...brownie points for the hubby:)

Darling card..love that tweet bird!

Lisa Petrella said...

HA! Cute story, Karen!!! I like how you call the fleet store the "Man's Mall"! And this card is such an ADORABLE take on the inspiration photo!!! Can't wait to see your first Craft's Meow set debut in just a couple of days!!! YAY!

Kimberly said...

Karen - I love this card and your story! I really like the subtle stamping - it wasn't apparent in the little thumbnail pic, but it looks awesome! Great take on the inspiration photo!

Lynn said...

Cracking up about Chase's comment! You have some work to do Karen! But I love that your hubby thought of you...love your adorable card!

Maria@Crafty Cre8tions said...

Adorable birdie!

I've got to get going on some more birthday (or bird-day) cards!!!

LOL at your son!!

Rose said...

how sweet of your hubby :)

super cute card :)

Julie E said...

LOL - I can imagine my kids saying the same thing!
Love this card! fun and cute

yyam said...

Hehe...love your story...;)

What a cute cute cute card! Love the birdie and the fresh happy colours! :)

lostinpaper said...

Super cute take on the Spark! Love the banner behind the image panel, it really makes it pop!

maria f. said...

Cute card. Fabulous Post! Don't knock the tractor supply store. I've gotten some cute cowgirl-y tees and blouses at one near my folks!
As for kids calling it like it is...

Jenny said...

Fun way to use the inspiration photo Karen :0)
Jenny x

Janetcraft said...

great card..love the art of butterflies!

Janetcraft said...

great card..love the art of butterflies!

Christina said...

Heehee! It's great that your boys are always thinking of your crafty needs!
This card is so incredibly fun! Love the orange banner and cute bird!

Marie / Legojenta said...

Fun story! Love your card too, the fabulous blue and orange color combo is awesome =) Thank you so much for playing along in this SPARKS challenge!

Lisa Arana said...

A perfect card from the SPARK. Your colors and stamping are spot on!

Lynnda Hosni said...

Couldn't be any cuter than this card! Hugs..xoxo

Jen W. said...

LOL! Doesn't Chase know you can never have too many tiny clothespins? :)

I love this card, Karen. The colours are so fun and scream out birthday and I love the sentiments down the middle. That subtle little shadow below the bird is perfect. :)

Jackie Rockwell said...

This is just precious! The colors are perfect—Love it!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OH Karen! This is TOOOOOOOOOOO cute! Love that background stamping and that highlighted bird! SOOOOOOOO cute:) THANKS so much for joining in the fun and playing along with us over at the Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge;)