What Stinks??

Friday, January 30, 2009

When I worked in Vermont, I used to drive past a dairy farm everyday and certain days were more hazardous to your olfactory senses than others. Warm days mostly. *shudder* So glad I don't have that drive anymore!

So that's what inspired today's card! Some days just REALLY stink don't they?! Hubby suggested I put a big pile of dung at the cow's feet, but I told him I was taking the subtle approach instead. I don't think I could bring myself to send a card that had a steaming pile of poop on it to anyone I know!

When I bought this paper (yep, at that New Years Day sale) I had no idea what I was going to use it for because it's not paper that I typically buy. But doesn't it look like rolling hills on a farm?! Another one of those flukie purchases! Love that! Not much watercoloring on this card at all. I created some shadows on Miss Daisy and colored the bodies of the flies (they might bees but they're flies today!), and the rest of the card was sponged.

This card is today's Hanna Stamps Friday Challenge (HSC54) over at the SCS forum. Ilina Crouse is our hostess with the mostess this week and she has given us a sketch challenge to play with!I flipped the sketch on it's side for my card. It worked better with the cow. It'd would also allow you to use a Hanna for this sketch too. If you want to participate in this challenge, just upload your card to SCS, use the keyword HSC54, and leave a link in the thread so we can find your card and leave some love!

The following is some news. Proudly brought to you by moi! ;D

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HANNA STAMPS RELEASE WEEK

Yep, it's that time of the month again! And boy do we have some FABULOUS stamps this month!!! Barbie has nothing on our Hanna with her various looks and occupations! So starting Monday the design team will be previewing their sneak peeks on their blogs as well as SCS and PCP. Clear your social calendars this Thursday Feb 5th starting at 9pm EST because you're going to be busy ooohing and aaahing and typing in a mad frenzy to win some new stamps!! (I'll post the link to the forum for the release party when it's up and running).

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CLUB ANYA

Just reiterating what I mentioned earlier in the week with a bit more detail, Club Anya (a place for all things Anya and Ian related) is offically opening this Sunday February 1st.

To kick off the launch Jess, Club Anya's Vice President, has some really fun things planned for you! It all starts at NOON CST on the Club Anya blog with a special "Guess that Anya" blog hop (which I'm participating in!) that will ultimately end with the new release of Rock the Farm and an ALL NEW MYSTERY ANYA!!!! Ahhhhhhh! I'm hyperventilating just thinking about it!

Prizes?? Did someone say prizes? You got it!! Jess and Marie will be giving away some ADORABLE Anya Pocket Mirrors to the first 20 people who complete ALL the "Guess that Anyas" on the Blog Hop correctly, as well as completing an Anya "Scavenger Hunt". In addition, we will be giving away a few of the BRAND NEW ANYAs as well! How cool is that?

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See you all on Monday or on the blog hop!! Have a fabulous (snow free) weekend!


Supplies:
Stamps: Hanna Stamps!
'Hay Hanna' and 'Backyard Dwellers', sentiment by Studio G Mini Alphabet set
Inks: StazOn 'Jet Black', Cool Caribbean, Distress Inks 'Black Soot & Peeled Paint'
Paper: Georgia Pacific cs, Bazzil cs, PP -
Access: Ribbon, decorative scissors, circle punch, circle cutter

17 Comments:

Lorie said...

That DP is perfect for this card, and that's one cute googly-eyed cow!! It may stink, but it smells like $$$$ to me!! :-D

Lauri said...

Love that cow! His eyes are so cute and the paper really works!

~amy~ said...

flukie purchase....that cracks me up Sandra...it is perfect for your card and yes, it does look like rolling hills. FUN card!!!

MiamiKel said...

Love those googly eyes! What a fun, happy card :)

kadie said...

Just when I think I've seen it all...this is seriously so cute. And the perfect bad day card. What a great way to combine those Hanna sets and make use of unique PP. As always your coloring is flawless, as well as your ink distress. I also love the little black edging behind the image. Glad you left out the poo :) Happy Friday!

karen said...

Are those GOOGLY EYES?! Love it!
And what a great card to give someone who had a rough day! Or, had something not so nice happen.. as for the steaming pile of cow poop - thanks for keeping it "clean" LOL!!!!!!

Stamp n Sparkle said...

The googly eyes are brilliant! Your card is lovely!
Zee x

Tracey said...

Love this! What a fun card!

Michelle said...

Moooo ~ what a great card! I love it.

Christi said...

LOL! This card is fantastic!!

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

Dairies stink? Hmmmmm....I've lived on our dairy for almost 20 years now and I never noticed a smell. Bwahahahaha...I can, however, relate to the flies! Gazillions of them, I tell ya. This card would sooooooo come in handy around this area!! Cute, cute, cute!! Love the dp as a backdrop to that goofy, googly eyed cow too!! Too fun!

the whimsical butterfly said...

LOL!!! I love your card and even more the title of your post ha ha ha. Vermont? yeah, I can imagine that stinks LOL...Thank God for Ben and Jerry's LOL!

Judy McMullen said...

So darn cute and clever, Sandra! Left you some love in your SCS gallery. You are such a temptres with your wonderful creation 'cause I really want to get this stamp set!

Catherine said...

LOL! too cute

Janna said...

Sandra, this is the funniest card I have ever seen!! I cracked up when I saw it!! I just love it! This is so my sense of humor! I love the paper in the background. But those flies are so perfect!!!

Smiles,
janna

Carolyn Bounds said...

Cute! Cute!! Too stinkin' cute!!! I love it:o)

Hugs!
Carolyn

Cassie said...

haha!! there is a big cow town not far from here 1 hour - they must have umpteen feed lots for the processing plant(s). on certain days, when the wind is right, we get that smell so I can totally relate!!! i think this is hilarious!!!

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