Friday, August 23, 2013

Hairballs and Hairy Twine


The first time I saw this stamp set from SU I  knew I would HAVE to have it!!  I mean, look at that sentiment!  Can you think of a better way to say happy birthday!  LOL!   This probably isn't for everyone, but I know I'm going to be using it a ton! 

Now, on to hairy twine and hairballs.......well....we'll just talk about the twine since hairballs really do make you want to gag!  I love using twine on cards but it always has these little stray hairs sticking out all over it.  I finally decided that I was going to get rid of the strays.  Got a match and very carefully held it under one of the strays.......and POOF, the whole thing went up in flames!  Um......not good.....!  Let's try that again......and again.....and again........No go!  All I had was a bunch of burnt twine.  Even though I didn't do it on the twine on these cards I'm really thinking the best way is to just get a pair of scissors and give it a hair cut!

While I had stuff scattered all over my desk anyway, I decided to make another one with this set.  Although you can't see it I actually stitched two PERFECTLY straight lines on the inside on the DP.  Pretty proud of myself even though you can't see it.    Two very CAS and quick cards.


I'll enter this second card in the challenge at Pixie's Crafty Workshop - snippets of the DP and twine.  I wrapped the twine around the card and forgot about making the bow - UGH -  so grabbed another snippet of twine, made the bow, and slapped it on there.  Works!

Thanks for stopping by............and have a great weekend!
Lynn

28 comments:

Marilyn said...

hahahha... I'd love to have been a fly on the wall to see the look on your face when the twine was blazine! That's the kind of thing that happens to me too except my card would have been scorched as well. Kind of like an I Love Lucy episode!
The cards are cute and that is a fabulous sentiment. I think I may have that set (it's one of the uninked ones) and after seeing what great cards you made, I may have to dig it out.

Anne Temple said...

Fabulous cards. Love this stamp and sentiment and your commentary always makes me smile.

Di said...

Brilliant cards Lynn, and super use of snippets on the second one. I know JUST what you mean about the 'hairy twine' - it makes my teeth itch whenever I use it and the neat freak in me wants to give it a trim, BUT, it does look fabulous!

You linked fine - hope you found the 'Pick an image' option made it easier. I never could get my head round the URL option.

Hugs, Di xx

Donna Hanley said...

Well I'm very glad you didn't set yourself on fire while experimenting. That IS a fabulous sentiment and, oh, how true. The button and twine to make great adorable final touches. Your second card is equally as cute. have a great weekend.

Deepti said...

what lovely cards you make :) these are so much fun and the colors make them bright and adorable

Chriss America Real said...

These cards are hilarious! I know a couple of cat lovers who would really appreciate the sentiment!

Hugs,

Chriss

Bonnie said...

I love how you've folded up the corner of the paper on the first card and the hairy twine! Lucky you didn't set your craft room on fire! Great bow on the second card! It works great!

Alissa said...

Love that stamp and sentiment -- hilarious! Love that paper you chose, too Lynn!

Linda Simpson said...

Brilliant Lynn, I do so enjoy visiting to see what you have created and I know I will leave with a smile on my face.

Hugs
Linda xxx

Tammy said...

You are too, too funny! Love both cards, I especially like the turned up corner and button! And I agree, the sentiment is priceless!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

When I saw these stamps, I was instantly drawn to them, but resisted. Glad I got to see them used so perfectly!

Margaret said...

I love both of these!! I just ordered this set and I just might have to CASE your designs!! Minus the straight stitching...no way I could recreate that!

Carol L said...

I never blinked at this stamp set until I saw it used on these great cards! Hilarious!! Love the twine too :)

MaryH said...

Oh dear, I shouldn't be chuckling at your latest adventure (glad it didn't end as your cutting episode did!), but it was funny to imagine it, as long as I knew you were safe! Yep, best stick with just a scissor trim! (I hope you didn't tell the Mr. this one!!!). I'm not a cat person (allergic to 'em), but these cards are just plumb cute. And what a perfect sentiment for the specific occasion for the specific person who will laugh at the image & the words!!!:-). Loved your layouts, and yes I could see the stitching very well - and well done too! - when I enlarged. Tried my 1st time last night. I'll share later! Happy wkend, and TFS Hugs & so glad you only burned up the twine!!!

MiamiKel said...

Rofl ..this is a funny set, I laughed when I saw it :) your cards are great!

Shelly Schmidt said...

You are such a stitch! Did the fire alarm go off??? Hehehe Love this card- love the perfect stitching- even though I cannot see it, the twine with the late arrival bow and love the sentiment!

Monica said...

Hi Lynn, another funny card from you... and I like both the versions you created. The first one looks super with the dog eared corner and button. The second one looks soft and feminine. The sentiment made me smile.
Love,
M

MaxineD said...

Lynn you don't have to make funny cards to make us smile - your blog posts can be pretty amusing too!! Love your cards, despite the hairy twine!!
Blessings
Maxine

Diane said...

hahahha... Lynn too funny, love both cards.

Regards diane

Jessi Fogan said...

OMG, I laughed right out loud at that sentiment - partly because haven't I already cleaned up a hairball today? Sigh. Gag indeed.
And FLAME? You silly silly girl. lol. Just accept the hairiness of the twine already ;) lol!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Too funny and adorable, Lynn, and great snippets use! I love the imaginary stitching, too! I totally believe you that it's there! But please, don't be doing that burning (twine or anything else) thing ever again!!

Margaret said...

Both cards are so cute! Love the cute kitty and the bright cheerful paper.

Davi said...

Hi Lynn, These are just way toooo fun! Makes me smile with the cute kitties and the fun sentiments :) Thanks for sharing your wonderful creations!

NanaConnie said...

Love the cat; love the sentiment; LOVE the cards -- and I expect to see a card with that cat in my mailbox soon. OK, so I can wait until the next birthday in March. :-D
Hairy twine is best dealt with (IMHO) by a change in focus. Consider the possibility that all those little hairs which stick out give added texture and interest to the cards! No? Sigh... I tried.

lauren bergold said...

OMG!!! tooooooooooooooo FUNNY!!!! i am glad i had put down my coffee before i scrolled down, or there would be a bit of a mess on my desk right now!!! (ok, technically there is already a mess on my desk... but it would ALSO have coffee stains, lol!) ♥

Tammy said...

Fabulous cards Lynn! I love that cute cat image and the super fun sentiment!!
Tammy x

Ellen said...

Once again I spit my beverage out on my computer, really I need some warning when your post is going to be to funny!! That is an image and sentiment that I would use over and over! Both are wonderful cards!

Karen Howard said...

What a darling cat and too love the sentiment! Hugs, Karen