Sunday, August 21, 2011

Something's Wrong With My Bottom...


Hello fellow crafters out there!
I have some wonderful news to share.
 I was recently selected by the amazing women at 
Make It Monday 
to be part of their DT team.
 WOO HOO!
I'd just like to say THANK YOU to all you wonderful ladies 
and I do hope that I can keep up with all your amazing talent.
 Okay, on to the business of the day...

My DT Card...
Ruffled Bum
I'm 40+ and to this day, I'm still asked by my aunt,
"Do you remember what you said while I was walking down the aisle to be married?"
My response is always, "LOL...yes, I yelled out,
 'Something's wrong with my bottom!'"
(Piano player screeched to a halt since she couldn't be heard over the laughter and my aunt, after coming over and hugging me, had to do a "re-do" entry) Ahh, good times.
  
While making this card with all the little ruffles, it reminded me of when I was little and my family seemed to be obsessed with dressing me in ruffled, foo-foo, underpants.  
What gives?  
Horrific fashion faux pas, in my opinion.  
However, it does inspire me to make a polyester argyle card as well...
but that's a different traumatic childhood memory for another time.

I digress...

SO, today at

We are hosting another challenge with many unique and wonderful DT inspiration cards 
of all shapes, sizes and variations!
You don't want to miss this one.

Our generous sponsor for this week is none other than...
Who is offering our lucky winner a
 £10 voucher to spend in store!

Be sure to stop by and ...
Remember, to be in the running to win the prize from our sponsor this week
 just leave a comment for another entry.
Be sure to mention you saw them on Make It Monday

 The more entries you comment on, the more chances you have of winning!!
It's all about sharing a little blog love. We all love comments............right?!

Now, on to sharing some love myself.
As extremely difficult as it was to narrow it down to one,
this is my pick for the week of entries into the Make It Monday challenge.

Introducing....
#221 Designed by Wendy Foster

Way to go Wendy!
Isn't this amazing???? Yes, yes it is!
 I find your card completely inspiring and the scenery is absolutely original
 and so uniquely creative! 
Well done :)

Ruffled Bum (sorta) Side View
I didn't have any blue tulle, so I dissected a blue paper rose and cut the petals into sections and placed them around the edge to have a "tulle" type of appearance.
You know, this cute little image, Peekaboo,
from Karen's Doodles, has really grown on me.
Even though I may not have enjoyed the experience of sporting all those ruffles around,
this little ballerina in her tutu is just too precious!

I can only imagine that my family felt the same way about me 
and I'm pretty sure that I spent quite a bit of time in the exact same pose going,
"Really, REALLY...again??"

Thanks SO much for stopping by my blog today and I hope that you've found yourself inspired.
It would also be comforting and fun,
if when you left a message,
 you could share a childhood memory along the same lines.
I know I'd love to read them and I'm sure the other readers would love a giggle as well.

Take care all and happy stamping! 
Lisa xx

Ingredients for this card:
Digital Scrapbook Experts (DSE) free ballerina image duplicated to make DP
Sentiment typed on PC
Outdoor Denim Ribbon from Close To My Heart
Roses; prize from blog candy (thank you, Linda Bronson)
Inks: Bashful Blue, Blush Blossom, Bordering Blue and More Mustard from SU!
3-D dots, Tombo adhesive, Fiskar paper cutters



19 comments:

Sue said...

Many Congrats on your DT spot on MIM Lisa, you have made a wonderful card as an inspiration to us all.
"You gotta have a sense of HUmouR!!!!!" and you have a great one.
Smiles:)

Chrissy said...

A fabulous post Lisa, and welcome aboard, with such a gorgeous creation.Love your pick for the week, really lovely.

Luv CHRISSYxx

Rene said...

LOL! What a funny story! Great card!
Rene ;D

Mary J said...

Yay, welcome to the team Lisa!! So glad to have you on board and your sense of humour is going to fit you in just fine! That made me giggle!

What a very sweet card - I love KD images but hadn't seen this one!

Snap! I chose the same pick - obviously twins in another life!!

Shirley-anne said...

Hi there Lisa . Welcome to the Make it Monday DT . Love todays post , very interesting . Your amazing colouring and methodology for creating the ruffles shows a real talent .Love all the embellishing on card too.
Your pick of the week shared an awesome step card .
Shirley-Anne

Michelle said...

Hi Lisa

Wow, what a fabulous way to debut as a Design Team member. Your card is absolutely gorgeous, and your post is such a fun read!

Love the way you used the paper rose to create the ruffles on the tutu.

Absolutely amazing card you have chosen too as your favourite this week. Love the whimsical scene Wendy has created.

Michelle :o)

nnalorac said...

Just found this challenge, where have I been! Looks great fun....congrats on your 1st DT card, it's gorgeous. Love your story too. Carolxx

Lisa Jane said...

oh i jst love your ruffled bottom!! Or should i rephrase that lol.. what a fab debut project . welcome to our team ..and what a great pick of the week .. i love that tree
Lisa x

Mitralee said...

When I was little, my Dad brought me to his office party which involved for some reason or other, a bunch of pigs in a pen. They let the kids in to see who could catch one first. Of course, being from the country, catching a pig wasn't that daunting, so yes, I caught the pig and my Dad was proud, I think??? It now seems like quite a dubious distinction!

Your card me me laugh! As did your story...

bettand said...

Such a fun card;) Love this one. Have this image myself, but I still to this day haven't used it. I think your story adds loads to the post and that sense of humour is great;) I love it. And not to forget, congrats on your DT post as well;) Hugs Bettina

The Happy Crafter said...

Hi Lisa, congrats on making the DT and what a fun card and image, i remember knickers like that too.
Sarah xx

Kerrie said...

Welcome to MIM, we will have lots of fun, and what a great post, love the ruffed bum card, what a great image, and love your pick of the week.... Kerrie

Karen said...

Lisa I just had to stop by your blog personally, and welcome you to the team on MIMM.
And I'm so very glad I did hun!! I'm properly crying with laughter here!! :0)
Truly great reading and what blogs should be all about hun.
Just wonderful and I'm you newest follower. Smiles.
K.xx

Tammy said...

OMGosh Lisa, that image is sooo cute! I love her dress! Thanks for your sweet comment...too funny! Hugs, Tammy

Mau xx said...

Congratulations Lisa, just popped over from MIM and love the card. Thanks for making us chuckle at the Wedding story xx Mau

Nana Donna said...

Congrats on being on the DT for MIM. I love your ruffle image, TFS. I love playing along at MIM

busybusyhoneybee said...

Cute cute Cute Cute Cute! Love this little girl! Thanks for sharing on Make It Monday! :D
Karen C

Merry said...

Love your card...amazing image....and wonderful pick.

Margaret said...

LOL!!!! Isn't it funny, the things that come back to haunt us? Even if we are too little to really control it! I'll have to share some of mine sometime too! This card is so adorable! I love your ruffles (even if it brings up traumatic memories for you...)! My MIL insisted that my girls have ruffle panties when they were little. As soon as they were old enough to have an opinion, the panties went bye-bye!! Congrats on your new crafty assignment!