2010-08-31

TRUE STORY....that inspired today's card!!

The Bugaboo theme challenge...what does "Dog Days of Summer" mean to you...(perhaps end of summer vacation, kids going back to school, less children at the mall, etc)

Well, the following is a TRUE STORY about my friend....

       My friend lives at the beach. School was starting back for her son who would now be entering the 6th grade. She delighted in telling him how much she would be enjoying having the beach to herself and catching up on things that matter the most to her once school started. He walked away a little annoyed.
       On the first day of school, the teacher went around the room asking each student to tell something about themselves and their family. John, still being annoyed at this mom and having to return to school proceeds to say, " I like sports, my dad works for the phone company, and my mom takes long hot baths, drinks boxed wine, sits around eating bon bons and reads trashy novels."  The class had a big laugh as the teacher hurried along to the next student.  Needless to say, my friend was "the topic of converstaion" in the teacher's lounge.  And, yes, the story got back to her since she did volunteer work at the school...of course, after she had her hot bath, drank wine, ate bon bons, and read her trashy novels. 
(I'll not give names in order to protect the innocent.... and the guilty.)

This is how I came up with this card for the Bugaboo challenge.
Size: A2



Freebie for today.....pumpkin pie....yum yum!


Download:  Pumpkin Pie   (svg)
If you enjoy...please leave a comment!!



23 comments:

  1. You truely have the cutest cards I have ever seen.Love this card it just makes ya giggle. Oh yeah and the pumkin pie yum

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  2. Beautiful card... I just love your stories that you add along with your creations... I love it...

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  3. Great story and love the card that went with it...very girly. I would like to be the girl or your friend for a day.

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  4. What a fun card. I like the purple going on. I also enjoyed the story. Enjoy your blog.

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  5. LOL! What a funny story !!

    Love the card and you are right -- it's perfect!!

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  6. ROTFLMAO - You are my kind of woman Cely! Thanks so much for participating in Catch the Bug's Dog Days of Summery challenge with Bugaboo Stamps! :D MWAH!

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  7. Caolinagrammie in Rock Hill - What a great story and card! Also, thanks for the pumpkin pie-one of my favorites.

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  8. Oh my gosh, that is hilarious! I LOVE your card...the image, the sentiments and of course, the gorgeous purple!! I love your photo with the flower and wine glass too! Very nice. Thanks for playing along at the Bugaboo Catch the Bug Challenge!

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  9. That is just a priceless story... shesh, don't cross that little boy!!! LOL - great card, I love it!

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  10. lol - too funny! fabulous card and love the sentiment!
    thanks for playing the bugaboo challenge!

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  11. Poor lady!!!! I love bubble baths - no wine, no bon bons for me. Unfortunately, when the kids are back in school so am I as I work at a school. Very cute card!
    Thanks for the files

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  12. That is totally hysterical Cely!!!! LOL!! Leave it to a "tween"!! The story made my morning!
    Love the card!!! Purple's my fave!! Nice job & good luck with the challenge! (I'm so far behind in creating anything! I need to jump back on the horse, but I've been so busy figuring out what to pack, following aroung inspectors, chasing down the HVAC guy, etc, etc..... YIKES! Give me back my space!)

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  13. Fabulous story and gorgeous card love everything about it
    Thank you so much for sharing with us at ooh la la this week
    Wendi

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  14. Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in Creative Busy Hands Cricut Freebies Search List, under the Elements post on Sep. 01, 2010. Thanks again.

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  15. Hehehe.... Great card! I'm sure she will love it!

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  16. OMG!! I love this! That sentiment is a stitch (gonna have to CASE that). Chocolate fixes everything and so does "Back to School" season. LOL!

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  17. Terrific card to go with a hilarious story! Thank! And thanks for the pumpkin pie

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  18. Love your card, but I especially love your story! I'm a retired teacher, so your story brings back fond memories of some of the things I heard from students! Thanks for playing along with the Bugaboo challenge.

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  19. What a cute card thanks for joining us this week for our Dog Days of Summer Challenge, I hope you will join us again for our next challenge!

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  20. What a cute card thanks for joining us this week for our Dog Days of Summer Challenge, I hope you will join us again for our next challenge!

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  21. Great card and love the story! Fab use of digi on your card! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake! Shelly ;)

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  22. Great card! HILARIOUS story! lol! Thanks for joing us this week at CtB! Hope you'll be back next week! :)

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