Thursday, February 11, 2010

Twisted ;-)

The sentiment on the front of this card, from My Favorite Things' latest "twisted" set, Twisted Threesome, will be appreciated by all stampers who have an outside-of-the-home job, I'm thinkin', and the inside sentiment says the rest. We'd *much* rather be home stamping, but the job pays the bills and buys the stamps, paper, get the picture, LOL. My boss reads my blog, but I know she'll appreciate this and she knows I appreciate my job ;-)

I'm using Digital Girl and I love how well this set takes to paper piecing. The small patterns in Basic Grey's new Origins paper are perfect! I thought that grid pattern looks like the walls of a cubicle and that little dot paper reminds me of flooring. I stamped the image on a Perfect Paper Panel with Memento Rich Cocoa ink and colored any non-paper pieced areas with Copic markers. A few embellishments and it was done!

Thanks so much for dropping in today! Tomorrow's Stamp Simply Challenge day, so be sure to stop back to see what we're doing.

Twisted Threesome, Digital Girl (MFT)

Whisper White, Soft Suede, Old Olive (SU!); Origins 6 x 6 pad (Basic Grey); Perfect Paper Panels (MFT)
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa; Vintage Touch Ink (PTI)
3M foam squares, ribbon (craft store); Copic markers; sewing machine; Dew Drops, library clip, oval punch (SU!); Vintage buttons, Rustic Twine (PTI)


  1. Cute-I remember those days! Love the scene you put together with the different papers. Love her flowery dress! tfs

  2. Amen to that! Thanks for the early morning smile before I head to work. I love it Bar!

  3. bawhahah... I about spit out my coffee when I read this. lol Very cute Barbara.

  4. OMGOSH this is genius! That sentiment is HILARIOUS and I love your paper piecing!

  5. I love it! So true!! I handed in a letter to retire from teaching because a big benefit was going to be dropped. Now they are not dropping it and I don't know what to do. It is a love hate thing. I love teaching but I hate the 12 hour 6 days a week. That is what it take for me as a first grade teacher. But like your card says it gives me money to spend on my stamping and no time to do it. What is a girl to do?
    I totally love your card all the detail is wonderful!

  6. Love this!! The sentiment is too funny, and your colour palette is delicious. Love the pop of black with the earth tones and the paper pieced dress looks fabulous!

  7. Oh my gosh, I hadn't seen this set or sentiment's SOOOOOOO flippin' perfect! I need this hanging at my desk to look at while I'm grumbling about all the reports I have to type, lol!

    .....P.S. do you have MY addy??

  8. Great card. I use to have one of those (outside the home) jobs so I can still relate.
    Love you new photo too.

  9. Gosh, Barbara, you do beautiful work, and after reading your bio and seeing all the design work you do, I feel like I should get my tired old work-worn self up out of this chair and stamp something! Sheesh! I've got a few years to go before retirement...

  10. Barbara, this card made laugh out loud! Great design and fabulous details, but that clipped sentiment and inside commentary are so on the mark. Fabulously done!

  11. Yep, that's right! Even MY job sometimes! LOVE all the paper piecing on this! Her dress looks fabulous!

  12. Beautiful. love the work sucks sentiment.

  13. I love love love this card, its so funny and you did a wonderful job on it. I love the clip holding the sign on there. Brilliant.

  14. LOL!! YES!!! They do, some more than others... LOL

    I really like how you off set the oblong punch to give it hi light... I HATE that punch since you can't outline it, but this, now THIS is an AWESOME idea...

    PS I LOVE THE CARD!!!! :)~

    XO kj


Thank you for your kind comments--they make my day and I appreciate every one!