Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Guilty As Charged


I love looking at everyone's blog - so much inspiration and gorgeous cards!  All the coloring, layering, vintage, CAS, whatever - they're just a all so lovely.  I really do love coloring the images and coming up with something that's hopefully unique and pretty - and then ever so often I just want to punch out something and slap it on a card!  So yes, I'm guilty!!!  I punched out this bird and slapped it on a card!  Hey, I did stamp the sentiment though and even embossed the little wing - that's a plus!

Now, here comes the really weird part I'm afraid.  After doing the little bird and stamping "happiness" under it, all I could think of was the ditty.....may the blue bird of happiness fly up your nose!!!  I don't have any idea where I've heard this before - it may even be in some song from a hundred years ago - but that's all I can think of when I see the card now.  I know, I REALLY worry about myself sometimes too!  LOL!


The cue word at CASology is "Blue" and since that's my favorite color I have to enter this little blue bird!

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

36 comments:

Carol L said...

Here's to "up your nose with a rubber hose!" (vinnie barbarino) LOL
This is really one cute card Lynn!! I love that embossed wing and the word "happiness" works perfectly with the bluebird! Keep smiling :)

Linda Simpson said...

Gorgeous CAS card Lynn, love the cut bird.

Hugs
Linda xxx

Bonnie said...

This wonderful punch doesn't need much to go with it! It's perfect for the challenge!

McCrafty's Cards said...

It is a gorgeous c & s card Lynn I like the wee bird.
Kevin xx

Jenn said...

Adorable and simple! I LOVE it! How have you been?

Jenn

Tammy said...

Actually I do believe Little Jimmy Dickens sang:
May the bird of paradise fly up your nose. May an elephant caress you with his toes, May you wife be plagued with runners in her hose, May the bird of paradise fly up you nose! I don't remember anything I learned in school but I do remember that song! Fun card and a very pretty CAS!

Donna Hanley said...

You know some people can slap things together and other people can't. You do a fabulous job at slapping. Especially the embossing part. Good going girlfriend. Great card that anyone would be happy as anything to receive.

Maria@Crafty Cre8tions said...

Well, you can be guilty, but it's a great CAS card!!!

I've never heard of that ditty! Maybe it's a southern thing? LOL

Thanks for posting the Craft Sale for Pups link!!!!!!!!!!!!

YOU ROCK!!!!!

Laura said...

I just love this bird punch,I don't know why I haven't baught this punch. But, I did buy the punched birds on eBay. This card is lovely. I hope your feeling better!!

MaxineD said...

Oh yes, I remember that wee quote - from I don't know where!!
Loved your card until I read that - still love it but....
Blessings
Maxine

Shelly Schmidt said...

You guilty one you......you can pull off the greatest CAS cards! I love your awesome blue bird, and love the embossing on the wing: )

Meghan said...

Seriously cute and such a creative take on the cue card! Thanks for joining in on the fun at CASology this week!

Mary Marsh said...

cute cas card Lynn and you are just too funny with your blue bird ditty

Monica said...

Oh Lynn, your creativity is your own and that is what make's each one's talent special. For me this card is SIMPLY SWELL. I love the clean look of it. It is ADORABLE. The bird is so cute. And the sentiment is so sweet.
I love the way you make your cards stand out with such simplicity. It shines... :-)

Love,
M

Margaret said...

Very cute. You do CAS so well. Reminds me of the dove bring a branch back to Noah after the flood. I bet they were all happy.

Anne Temple said...

Gorgeous CAS card! I think most of the time simple is better and this is no exception.

NanaConnie said...

Delightful little card, Lynn! The quote about the blue bird of happiness -- Johnny Carson used that all the time when he was hosting The Tonight Show years ago. He'd often say it to Ed McMahon when Ed had managed to get some laugh from the audience at Johnny's expense. I know, I know, most of the world thinks that show started with Jay Leno but some of us still remember when Johnny Carson was the newbie and everybody said he'd never be as big as "What'sHisName", who hosted the show before Carson. lol

Ardyth said...

I thought of the bluebirds over the white cliffs of Dover! Obviously blue birds have a firm place in people's minds! Thanks so much for playing along with us at CASology this week, Lynn!

Jessi Fogan said...

I really want to see a card that says 'may the blue bird of happiness fly up your nose'. I really, really do :) So whatever's wrong with you must be wrong with me too :)

Tammy said...

Beautiful CAS card!! I love it! I agree... put the markers away for a bit! It's so fun just to play with paper!
Tammy x

Rosemary said...

lovely CAS design... i really like the little punched bird! thanks for playing along with CASology!

gale said...

ooh this is simple and so beautiful! I think I may steal this design to make thank you cards (yes, I'm a bit behind).

Judy1223 said...

Lynn, your card made me smile and your description of that song made me laugh out loud! Then it peaked my interest s I searched it on Google...here's what I found for anyone interested:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/May_the_Bird_of_Paradise_Fly_Up_Your_Nose
Apparently Johnny Carson refernced this song on his talk show. Anywhoo...thanks for playing along at CASology this week!

Joan Ervin said...

Well, gf...your punching and slapping looks mighty purty!!!! This is such a wonderful CAS design...just perfect!!!

MaryH said...

Hi Lynn, Loved your bluebird...and he does look happy. Will bring some happy to whomever he visits on your card too. Like the clean simplicity of it. And Tammy's right: Jimmy Dickens sang the song, I remember from way back in the dark ages! It was cute too. TFS a sweet card.

Davi said...

Lynn Love love the sweet bird and fab CAS look :)

mypapercraftworld said...

Fabulous ... so beautifully CAS, it doesn't need anything else! Anita in France :)

Emma said...

Beautifully simple x

Margaret said...

It might be 'slapped on there' but it sure is pretty! Fabulous CAS design and I love how your little song musing led to so many great comments! Depending on who the card goes to, you could always use that as your inside sentiment! Wonderful card!!

Jen W. said...

Slapped on or not I love that bird punch especially the embossed wing! Thanks for playing along with CASology this week!

Lynn McAuley said...

I have this die and never use it! Now I will! This is precious, Lynn!

Shannon White said...

LOL!! You are Soo Funny Lynn! Just sitting her chuckling, and yes my hubby is looking at me like I've lost it, lol " May the Blue bird of happiness fly up your nose" lol Love it!! And yes, I am just as guilty of just wanting to punch something out and slap it on a card base and be done with it! lol Love your Sweet little Blue Bird of Happiness Lady! Just Darling! 8-)

Hugs
Shannon

Vicky Hayes said...

I think this is perfect Lynn!

Darlene said...

Who could ever resist a cute little blue bird???? Bijou approves! LOL about your "blue bird of happiness" saying! Too funny!

Lesley said...

Love this card just the way it is as it's so simple best wishes Lesley x

Nancy in Iowa said...

So cute! Love the simplicity. And hey...you feel like giving somethin' a PUNCH? YOU GO GIRL!!!
Two things I long to be better at...CAS and shabby chic....two opposite ends of the spectrum. I haven't mastered either one. But that doesn't keep me from admiring cards like this!
Very simple, and understated. Reminds me of the Twitter bird...I guess you have to be understated with Twitter too with a limit of typed characters...I don't really have the hang of that either!
Cute - Cute - Cute card! The embossed wing was brilliant!