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Saturday, September 5, 2009

A {Get Along Little Doggie} Sketch For You To Try

Well, you know I told ya'll yesterday that I had lunch dates with my two favorite elementary schoolers. It was a little hectic getting to McDonald's, sitting down and having lunch with Audrie for thirty minutes, going back to Mickey D's and getting back to the school in time to make it for Lindsie's lunch. My timing had to be perfect. Audrie has the earliest lunch ever--10:42 AM. And even though I was in the drive-through line at 10:24 and tried to order a Happy Meal, they told me I had to wait 6 minutes before I could order lunch and made me get out of line. It's still a mystery as to how they make that "magical switch" from serving breakfast to lunch, but there must be something very special about it, that it can only start at 10:30 on the dot. The only thing I can think of is that the minute hand on the clock must be connected to the grill so that it won't turn on until precisely at 10:30:00:00 AM. Wow.

Anyway, I have to be somewhere this morning at 10 o'clock on the dot, so I need to "get along little doggie" with the latest Sketch For You To Try from Jen. These are just a smidgen of the cutest images ever from Whipper Snapper's Singing Cowboy set. My card today is very "stampy". I covered a chipboard star with Kraft (it was yellow), and stamped the little musical notes on it. On the twill, I stamped the stars, I repeated the stars on the Chocolate layer and heat embossed them in clear and even the main panel is made with 3 different stamps. That's 6 images on one card! I'm pretty stinkin' proud of myself on this one!

Ok, so here's what happened after I ate lunch with the Kindergarten set yesterday: The kids were all lined up, ready to head back to their classroom. I was standing there with Audrie and saying goodbye. The curly-headed, long-haired, red-headed little girl in front of her turns around to me and says, "Are you Audrie's Grandma"? I said, "No, I'm her mom"! Yep, that was me yesterday--insulted by a 5 year old. Needless to say, after I got home from my lunches yesterday afternoon, I applied for every reality makeover show on TLC and the Style Network.

Now it's time for ya'll to head 'em up and move 'em out and check out my other SFYTT (your favorite keyword) sisters and see what they rustled up for this week's challenge:
Amy R.
Amy S.

SUSIE Q-TIP: When using a cream (or even kraft) color for your main panel, use a white gel pen to add little highlights here and there to your image. It stands out against the cream and looks nice and bright.

Stamps: Singing Cowboy (Whipper Snapper)
Paper: Kraft (SU!), Enchanted Evening, Dark Chocolate, Vintage Cream (PTI), Chloe's Closet (MM)
Ink: Palette Noir (Superior), Chocolate Chip, Creamy Caramel, Brocade Blue, Cool Carribean (SU!), Chestnut Roan Cat's Eye (Colorbox), Versamark (Tsukineko)
Accessories: Labels One Nestabilities, Cuttlebug, Sewing Machine/Brown Thread, Deckle Scissors, Heat Tool, Clear EP (Stampendous), Copic Markers, White Gel Pen (Ranger), Chipboard Star, Twill Ribbon (Martha Stewart), Aged Copper Brads, Stipple Brush, Button, Glue Dot, Scrapper's Floss (KF), Jody Boosters


  1. Absolutely adorable, Sus, and I love the Micky D's story, lol!

  2. Love your card Susan! It's fabulous!

  3. Adorable, Susan! Love those images and all the stamped extras! Have an awesome weekend!

  4. This is so cute! What a fun little image and i Love all of your details!

  5. Very cute card, Susan! Whatever you have at your McDonald's works at ours too only in reverse!!! We can drive through on a Sunday after church at 10:33 and nope, no breakfast because it's past 10:30. But we can sit in our vehicle and look through the drive through window and WATCH them throw the eggy, bacony things away because they are DONE serving breakfast! Oh well--probably better for us anyway if we avoid them! I just had to laugh, though because it must be universal. Hope you are feeling better.

  6. This is adorable, Susan! I love the piece of twill! And GRANDMA??? OMG! lol. You do NOT look like a grandma in any way, shape or form! Holy cow! {{{Susan}}} lol.

  7. This is a fabulous use of the sketch, love the dog oriented card, super special!!

  8. First of all - love the card.. of course!!

    Secondly... awwww, Sus.... my heart goes out to you. I haven't had the "are you here grandma?" question yet amazingly so. Don't let that 5-year-old get you down ~ she just doesn't have enough life experience yet to gain a good perspective ;) .

    Love ya, Sus!! Love your blog and your stories and yes, McD's methods are a mystery to me, too :)

  9. LOVE this card!! What awesome images and I LOVE all your embellies! I totally just LOL'd at your Mc'D's timing story...that is crazy!

  10. Doesn't that just bother you when a young'un says that to you. It happened to me when my daughter was just a toddler (she's 10 now). Some young mother, that also had a daughter the same age as mine asked me if she was my grand-daughter. I was only 35 at the time, I can't help it they started having children very young. Just thought I'd share. You're not alone. Mari

  11. What a cute card. I love the colors and the little dog and bird are so adorable!

  12. Silly kids, what do they know about age and beauty? Maybe she thought you were her grandma because you are so nice and we all know how nice grandma's are :). I worked at McDonald's in High School and that changeover from B to L is quite an ordeal. You do have to switch over all of the ingredients in the kitchen, plus clean all of the grills (no butter from the eggs or bacon grease on those burgers) and switch out all of the utensils, warm up the bun warmers,'s actually quite a production! So, next time you are having to wait for your fries while the hash browns are being served, take it easy on those kids making minimum wage back there ;)


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