Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Evidence that farts are naturally funny

I did this layout for like a gazillion challenges.  First, it's for the April Sassafrass blog challenge.  I used their Indie Girl line, which I love because of the unique color combo.  I cut up a scalloped border sticker to make a banner, and I also cut the feather from a sticker.  Second, it's for Scrapfit challenge #41 to create a homemade flower.  I created an accordian-folded flower out of a strip of paper that I punched with a border punch.  I was also inspired by the colors and the grid-style layout in the Etsy collage provided for the Candy Shop Designs April challenge. My color scheme and the shimmer from my misting was inspired by the Easter egg picture at Lollipop Ladies. The Show Us Your Stuff April challenge was to use a button in a creative way.  I topped my homeade flower with a button tied with twine.  Last, the What's Up Wednesday challenge at Sweet Peach Crop Shoppe was to use mist.  I used Smooch on my background paper and on the raw chipboard letters in my title.

This here layout was done for the My Mind's Eye blog challenge.  I can't believe that previous sentence just flowed from my brain to my fingertips so naturally.  Apparently, you can take the girl out of Texas, but you can't take the Texas out of the girl.   But I digress.  I made a pleated border which I attached with staples, and I made a homemade paper bow.  I also made the flower, and I've discovered a way to simplify the flower-making process that involves staples and a few scissor snips.  If I had any sort of motvation, I would share it here, step-by-step.  But hey, I can't even get motivated to take my shoes off before I go to bed half the time.

Anyway, I was inspired by Nicole Brenna's layout at XOXO Girls.  I liked how she clustered here flowers.  It's not a close lift, but I think you can see the inspiration.  This is also for the April challenges at Get Picky, Stuck!, Pencil Lines, and Sketch Inspiration.  It's also for the challenge at 2 Peas to use a die-cut.  Last, it was inspired by the sketch at Sweet Peach Crop Shop, also.  I'm not a big fan of circles, so I replaced the circle in the sketch with a square. 

Please excuse my numerous, self-aggrandizing layout closeup pictures.  But hey, you could learn ALOT by examining EVERY. SINGLE. DETAIL. of my projects.  Like how to creatively mask pet hair and pink-colored Froot Loop milk spills on your pages!

Anyway, so more about my blog post title.  The other day, the adorable, 16 month-old child that I nanny (is nanny a verb?) tooted on my head while we were cuddling in bed together.  You may ask how her butt came to be positioned on the back of my head, but that's a story for another day.  Well, she started laughing hysterically, her little fists hitting the bed in a state of utter giddiness.  I ask you, how did this sweet little creature come to think that passing gas is funny?  It's not like I laughed or showed any type of reaction.  And no, that's not a rhetorical question.  I have an answer.  She laughed because farts are naturally funny.  It's human nature to laugh at farts.  Even a toddler, who has been sheltered from all cultural sources of potty humor, thinks farts are funny.  It's NATURE not nurture

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Little Circus Monkey

I love this kid.  The journaling says, " This kid is such a performer.  Whether she's being "bossy," kissing her reflection in the mirror, or wearing her bowl on her face, she loves to make us laugh!  In fact, as soon as she does something silly, she'll look up at me to see if I'm laughing!  And boy, do people ever laugh!  Of course, I think sometimes SHE laughs more at her antics than we do.  Caroline, this is one of the many reasons I love spending my days with you.  I truly have the best job in the world!  And she's laughing at the dog as I write this!"

This is for three challenges.  First, it's for the Imaginisce challenge to create a paper piecing.  I made a cute little banner out of pop dotted triangles and stars.  I also doodled and added a bit of twine.  I also used a sketch from Sketchy Thursdays and used the color comination from the collage given at Scrap the Girls.  I love this layout because the colors, embellishments, and design all help tell my story!  I'm totally patting myself on the back right now.  Heh heh...

And yeah, to everyone one complaining that I don't post enough, thanks for inadvertantly telling me you like and read my blog.  Well, I guess that you don't necessarily have to like my blog to read it...  I'll try to post more "funny" stuff soon.

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