Saturday, February 5, 2011

Are You Ready for Some Football?

Black and yellow, black and yellow - green and gold, green and gold - decisions, decisions - which one will win? I think I'll be neutral and wear all yellow tomorrow! LOL I'll look like a lemon, but that's OK, right?

Are you doing anything special for Superbowl Sunday - a party, friends over, CRAFTING? I'm a sweet wife, so I'll be my hubby's football companion otherwise he'd be watching the game all alone. He'll appreciate that. I hate football. What can I say? Love means never having to say...oh, wait, that's wrong...Love means sharing what he likes to do!

There are a couple of commercials that I think are too funny - the one is a Dorito commercial where two guys are discussing Doritos. At the very end, one guy sticks the Dorito flavored index finger of the other guy right into his mouth! The second one is for Pepsi, I think. A couple is sitting on a park bench having a bite to eat. A gorgeous jogger runs by and sits on the bench next to the couple. The male half of the couple is distracted by the gorgeous jogger. The female half notices the distraction and tosses her hamburger (or was it a can of Pepsi?) at the guy who, right at the same time, bends over! The result is that whatever is thrown hits the jogger on the side of her head, knocks her right off the bench and onto the ground. The couple runs away leaving the gal on the ground. Both commercials have that unexpected twist which I find to be the best aspect. You didn't see "that" coming!

I have a couple of snack goodies all lined up. One is mini BLTs in puff pastry. It's easy and self contained! The other is soup. For us, soup is a must on Superbowl Sunday. I'm thinking cream of almond soup or split pea (hubby's fav). That's quite a contrast of flavors, isn't it? LOL Then, I got it into my head to go back in time and make a Chex Mix from the 1960s. When I looked for the recipe, I found one that said it was the original recipe. When I read it, it included pita chips! I don't think so! Pita chips weren't heard of back then! I dug a little deeper and found one that I think is the original as I remember it. We'll see.

I have been busy, busy, busy! I'd like to share a Valentine card with you. It's my second ever easel card. I had a little fun with it by placing Edwin inside the dry embossed bird cage, LOL. Of course, DH had a lot of "guy things" to say about Edwin in the cage. I won't share them here, ahem. I used punches, ribbon, pearls, Stickles, Bazzill, patterned papers by Bo Bunny, Distress Inks, and, of course, Magnolia Stamps. Tilda has been elevated on pop dots as are the little butterflies (which are also Magnolia stamped images). On the back is a little, white vellum envelope for a love note. I wish you could see all the embossed details on the bird cage, but white just isn't a good color for showing embossing. The cage is so beautiful!

Here's my creation:

I'm going to enter my card into the following challenges:

Crafty Emma - Red and Romance

Crazy 4 Challenges - Valentines

Creative Inspirations - Valentine's Day/Love

Paperplay Challenges - Stamp It Out

Simon Says Stamp and Show - Show Some Love

Thank you so very much for stopping by. I so love that you took the time to visit. Have fun tomorrow!



Sandy said...

Uh Chris sweet friend - is this valentine a subconscious statement about your husband and all that football and all your good cooking - why or why is he in that bird cage!!
Love, Sandy

Myrna said...

A person shouldn't skim a blog. My first thought was Edwin was in the cage because he had been looking at a beautiful jogger!!! See how a rumor can get started. LOL!! All kidding aside your card is awesome Chris! Love the idea and your cage is just to cool! Love Tilda's dress too. Super card! I did go back and reread it word by word. :-)

Jean said...

It is an adorable card Chris. Love the birdcage and your colors are great. And is Sandy on to something? LOL Don't want Poor Edwin to be in the birdcage anymore, set him free please!! Seriously, you did a great job on your coloring and layout... great card, great humor too!!
Hugs, Jean

Card Crazy said...

That's an adorable card with the added advantage of being very funny! Oh Tilda, please forgive him for whatever it is he's done. He can't help being mischievous!
Sue S.

Leslie Anne Avila said...

Lol, super sweet and creative card. Loving the red! It's just perfect.
Blessings to you Chris,

annieb said...

What a cute valentine. TFS

Kelly said...

This is funny, I love how she captured her sweetie. Great card.

Rene said...

Only for you Chris! :D

Hahaha! I love it! Edwin in the birdcage...I guess Tilda ALWAYS gets her man, no matter what!!!
Rene :D

Nancy said...

What a sweet card! And I love your post - had me chuckling big time!!

Thank you for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp & Show Challenge!

Catherine Atkinson said...

Lol! Great card!

Cami said...

Oh Chris! Your card is so cute and I love the humor! I can almost "hear" what your hubby said about Edwin being "caged" LOL! Very lovely red and white!
Hugs, Cami

cabio's craft corner said...

OMG Chris, I have to laugh when I see your card. Very fun and cute. Such a creative idea and it is awesome :o)

Zoe said...

Hahaha Chris - tooo funny! Loving the WHOLE card! hugs xxoo

Deeanna said...

Great card idea. the birdcage is a great touch. thanks for sharing Dee

Myra W said...

Love it! It's nice to see a cage come in handy! Good use! Tee hee hee!

Sharon Caudle said...

LMBO!!! I coulnd't help but giggle about Tilda "trapping" Edwin! This card coudln't be more adorable, Chris! I love your coloring, your paper piecing, your arrangement, and the punched border edge! FABULOUS!! Enjoy the game!
hugs, Sharon

Treacle said...

Lol Chris.

I love this card. Never of thought of using that birdcage for that purpose lol. I have to say that is exactly what i'd like to do to my hubby sometimes.

Chris said...

How adorable!

Anonymous said...

LOL! What a charming card this is! This scene gave me such a good laugh! So very clever Chris! I love it! hugs, Angela

Julie said...

Wow Chris - this is fabulous!! So creative - lovely sentiment and piccie combine!! Thanks for joining in our challenge at CES this week, Juliexx

Becca said...

Very Cute! Poor Edwin....perhaps he can some out for good! I love the white die cut frame. Hugs, Becca

Pam said... the scene you created and the paper pieced dress. TFS
Hugs from Indiana,

Eulanda said...

OH wow is this EVAH cute!! I love it!

Anonymous said...

totally tilda Chris! Delightful, creative and thought out card! Made me smile! TFS!
Pam Going Postal

Iulia said...

Wow! This is truly unexpected:)) You are really in a creative mood:)Your Edwin looks great behind bars:) Love Tilda's dress too and all the details.
Your card is delicious. Love it!
Hugs, Iulia

Pen to Paper said...

Hahaha, Chris I love this!!! It's so darn cute and funny! Ohmigoodness, I can't get enough of it. Your reds are so rich too! Awesome!



Emma said...

Lol...I love your card, so gorgeous.
Thanks for joining us at CES Challenges & good luck.
Hugs Emma x

kaylou said...

wow this is an amazing card , thank you for joining our red/romance challenge at CES.
Hugs Kaylou xx