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

12 comments:

Nikki xx said...

Such sweet layouts Leslie - I especailly love those gorgeous handmade flowers too! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Get Picky...and...umm....if you ask certain members of our family...they think 'fart' anythings are funny too :)

LyndaKay said...

Love the scalloped punched banner and the color combo of the top LO. REALLY pretty LO! The paper bow, pleated border and blue flower on the second one are great embellies. Love the inked edges of the flower and will try to fold and staple one myself. Thanks for the inspiration.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Beautiful layout with lovely details! Thanks for sharing!

aussiescrapper said...

Wow I love both of your layouts, I too love the Indy Girl line and the subject and gorgeous handmade flowers and banner is just divine, I am so glad you shared this gorgeous layout with us at THE LOLLIPOP LADIES. Melxx

Bev said...

fabulous lift.. amazing layout..beautiful accents..
thanks for playing along and hope to see you again next month.. hugs Bev xoxoDT

KateB said...

great layout and it's always wonderful when we see that inspiration IS truly EVERYWHERE....and glad that I inspired you with my collage pick over at Candy SHoppe and that our Lipstick chick Nicole inspired you over at True! and yes...MME stuff rocks!

*Spring Blossom* said...

Loving the colours you have chosen for your layout. Thanks for playing at the Lollipop Ladies this fortnight.

Trish - Candy Stripe

Leanne said...

Loving your colour combos! Thx for playing along with us at Get Picky..x

Sara Zenger said...

Great layout and the flower is fab! Thanks for joining us at ScrapFIT!!

Khristen said...

Lovely lift, the flowers are awesome :) Thanks for playing along at XOXO

Keri said...

Love the handmade flower, the pleated trim, AND the hilarious blog commentary! :) Thanks for using our Get Picky sketch!

Cheryl said...

I think it's really a skill to combine so many challenges into each layout! thanks for playing along at XOXO! Cheryl (Lipstick Chick at XOXO)

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