Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Bah Humbug For The Girls
Hello Friends --
I am back with another Christmas card for the Bah Humbug challenge. This one was fun. I knew what I wanted to do right away, I just needed to find the time to get it done. So, in classic fashion, I'm sneaking in the night before this is "due".
The challenge was to make a card "For The Girls". You could interpret that in many different ways. I thought this image from Bugaboo Stamps was perfect. You can find a ton of fun/funny characters in the Bugaboo collection. This one is called Scarlette Cafe and can be found here.
The sentiment actually goes with another digi but I thought she looked like she wants Santa's naughty boy list. What do you think? Would Scarlette have a good time with Santa's list of naughty boys?
I used my Curved Rectangles Nestie for the image and the backing. I pop dotted both of them to give it all a bit of dimension. The sad thing, it looked a bit plain that way so I pulled out some letter stamps from the Teresa Collins Blingage Alphabets and made a pattern of HO HO HO. I probably should find some smaller letters next time (I think I'll be doing quite a few of this design).
Now, for a funny story. This week the Wonderkid had to go to the dentist to get two cavities filled. How can a 4 year old have cavities? Well, according to the dentist it actually didn't have anything to do with his eating or brushing and had everything to do with the enamel on his teeth never quite coming in.
So, while we are waiting for the teeth to "go to sleep". One of the hygienists comes by and says, "Did he see him?" Meaning the Wonderkid see someone. Well, I had no idea what she was talking about so she encourages us to look out and who is standing at the check out desk but SANTA. I mean honest to goodness Santa. He wasn't wearing the suit and boots but he had the belly and the long white hair and the beard. Well, the Wonderkid thought that was pretty cool so we talked to him for a minute. Santa told him that he comes to our dentist because he is very good and doesn't ever hurt you and he is one of the best. When asked why he doesn't go to the elf dentist he said that elf is very busy taking care of the other elves' teeth and he taught our dentist how to be a dentist. Santa then explained that since he is 400 years old he needs to take very good care of his teeth.
Finally, the Wonderkid looks at me and says, "Can I tell him what I want for Christmas?" I said, "yes" and he proceeded to explain he wants a skateboard. Santa didn't miss a beat. He said he would bring him one but he needs to promise to wear his helmet and knee/elbow pads.
The Wonderkid has been telling everyone who he saw at the dentist's office. He doesn't mention the cavities being filled or any of the other parts, just that he was able to see Santa.
Thanks for stopping over. I hope to see you again soon. I've a number of projects to share but I just can't seem to get past the laundry, recycling, dishes, cabinets that need cleaning and now painting, etc. Maybe tomorrow will be better.