Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Shrinky Shep


I'd like to introduce everyone out there in blog-land to Mr. Shrinky Shep.  I can just hear him now...."Um, I think wifey must have thrown my clothes in the dryer on high setting!"   Then wifey turns around and says, "You old fool, you're just getting a little chubby!"  LOL!  No matter how you look at it though...Either the clothes are shrinking or Shep is packing on the pounds.  And as that sentiment says.....In Roman numerals, 40 is XL!

This ADORABLE image is from the fabulous Marlene Shaw whose blog is called Disguised As A Grownup.  If you haven't seen it yet, be sure and check it out.  And now for some wonderful news!!!  Flash!!!  Marlene is joining Dude Time Doodles as one of the artists!!!  Yep, you heard right.  Head over to DTD and check out the interview with Marlene and Lou and read all about it!

I even drug out my sewing machine and stitched around some of that My Minds Eye patterned paper for the occasion.  The sentiment is from TLC.  And of course, I had to add a little Baker's Twine to that clear button.

I'll be entering this is the challenge at Catch the Bug Blog and Paper Creators Crafts - both have masculine themes this week.

Be sure and head over to Dude Time Doodles to read all about Marlene..

Thanks for stopping by...............
Lynn

33 comments:

Marilyn said...

Another fun card Lynn! Very clever sentiment too... sad but true as well!

Anne Marie said...

This is too cute, Lynn! Love that sentiment...heehee! Great choice for paper and accents for the image, too. The stitching is so perfect for the little guy who is already "busting at the seams", too. Have a great day! We finally got some rain here last night! Whoo hoo! :)

Tammy said...

Oh my Shep still looks mighty handsome even if the suit is a little small. Great card and the sentiment is fabulous!

maryr917 said...

this image and sentiment are such a hoot-I really like the sewing you did on this card

Cleota said...

Love that sentiment with this image! Great job with the stitching.

McCrafty's Cards said...

lol Lynn, I love that sentiment, brilliant card, great image and i like the checked paper.
Kevin xx

Nana Connie said...

Fantastic card, Lynn! Love the sentiment -- so perfect with this image. Great plaid paper -- love it combined with that red striped tie! One of these days, I will try sewing on my cards with my machine. You give me the incentive to try!

Carrie Sampsel said...

This is really cute. Too funny. I love that little guy. TFS

jaydee said...

Lynn, fabulous! Very funny :-) Your stitching is perfect - as is your choice of DSP. Thanks for bringing a smile to my face
hugs
jaydee

Carol L said...

This is hilarious, although so true! I love the plaid dp and stitching, and I'm already a huge fan of Marlene's! Gotta visit her blog daily to get my chuckles :)

Linda said...

Love the sentiment Lynn,and the stitching looks great. Love the colours and I love my buttons too on cards. :)

Marlene said...

LOL...PERFECT sentiment with Shrinky Shep! Thanks so much for creating with my image. Looks fantastic!

Babette said...

How funny! It's crazy how quick the pounds add up and you don't realize it until your clothes remind you. :) I like the stitching. I need to drag my machine out and give it a try.

Anne Temple said...

He looks fabulous and that sentiment goes perfectl with him. Love those papers too.

Lynn McAuley said...

I had not noticed that, Lynn, but appreciate your pointing it out!! How funny!!

Joan Ervin said...

This is just tooo cute, Lynn...poor old Shep needs a new wardrobe...LOL!!! Musta been the wife cause he couldn't have eaten that much!!! I love the plaid paper in the background and how you angled the sentiment...your stitching looks awesome, too!!!

Dana said...

Too funny!! Of course it has to be from the amazing Miss Marlene!! She has such an amazing sense of humor! The sentiment is just perfect for him too.. love it!!
Hugs~
Dana

Mary said...

LOL Love the card Lynn!! Thanks for the continued support even though I have been gone from Blog Land...your comments always make my heart smile.

PS
Loving the new look of your blog.

Hugs,
Mary

Karen said...

Lynn, this is such a fun card. I can understand how Mr. Shrinky Shep feels as I believe that clothes can shrink by merely hanging in the closet.

Kathy and Lucky said...

I just love your funny cards, they just give me the giggles. Love the sentiment!!! Look at that stitching, way to go, still have not broken out the old machine yet.

MiamiKel said...

Hilarious!! Lynn, this is just as funny as all get up - what a wonderful card, and sadly, haven't noticed that but probably should have, lol. NIce colors you've used here!

Lesley said...

brilliant card yet another brilliant humerous card best wishes Lesley x

Cibele said...

This is so funny. I literally laughed out loud! I love the stitching - something I haven't tried yet because it would involve buying and learning how to use a sewing machine. Too intimidating.

Wendy said...

funny sentiment thanks for joining us at Paper creator crafts

Michelle B. said...

Doh! Too funny, great card!

Debbie said...

Lovely card, thank you so much for joining us over at Paper Creator's Crafts.

Debbie x

Crafty Cre8tions said...

lol about the roman numerals!!!!!! Great stitching too!!!!
My new machine is already neglected. I'm a little intimidated. Going to have to have my mother over again for a refresher course!!!

have a great night :)
Maria

julie_woolston said...

Lovely card thank you for joining in Paper Creator Crafts first challenge.

Julie xx

Hetty said...

Great card, love the stitching and the sentiment is SUPER!

Tammy Miller said...

Wow! This is gorgeous!! Beautiful card in great colors and lovely details! Thanks for joining us this week for our Mans World Challenge at Catch the Bug! We Hope to see you again for our next challenge! Thanks Again, Tammy

Shannon White said...

Lynn this is Fabulous! Love the comical image and Great Sentiment! Soo true, so true.. lol.. Love you dp's and Fantastic stitching too! I have a sewing machine and used to make all kinds of things with it. But for the life of me cannot get motivated to pull it out for my paper crafting.. lol Someday... Thanks so much for the inspiration!
Hugs!
Shannon

Boni Boutelle-Jones said...

HILARIOUS! Lou and I have this conversation weekly. Honey did you dry my clothes on hot this time? No dear...snicker snicker.....well you must have...No Dear....snicker snicker....well I just don't know why I can't button my shirt anymore....Yes Dear.....

Bwahahahahaha!!

Margaret said...

Love your sewing on this card! He is just too cute and I love the saying! I think I have some jeans that shrink a little each time I wear them...