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November 14, 2012

CFC78 ~ I'm SO Torn! and DD28 Sand with Cherry and Pixie's 46

Hi Y'all Y'all,
 
Just a quickie today.  I think I overdid it yesterday.
 
I've used some snipperts today, so I'm going to play with my playmates over at Pixie's Crafty Workshop, now that the fire infestation has been completed and no one cottoned to my involvement.  Phew, that was a close one!  I also want to play in the CAS-ual Fridays (CFC78) challenge, which is down to less than a day.  And finally, since I haven't played with them for a while, I'm joining another favorite, the Dynamic Duos, (DD28), which is also down to less than a day.  So here we go.
 
The DD28 challenge colors are sahara sand and cherry cobbler.  It sort of got in my teeth, but was delicious nevertheless.
 
 
The CFC78 challenge was to create a card with something "torn" on it. 
 
 
Well, as Whoopi would say, "Now, child, you know I had to go in a whole nother directory with this idea!"
 
I have had this set of Stamping Up! stamps with kids on them for a long time.  In the set there is a stamp of a little boy which has always (apologies to the artist) made me go, "huh?" while cocking my head to the side.  Here it is:
 

Is it just me or doesn't that kid look like he has three faces!  Those two ears have always looked like extra noses to me.  I cannot believe that I have this golden opportunity to do this with it:
 
"I'm SO torn!"
 
I thought it was too good to pass up, so I masked off that annoying little face and did a little plastic surgery.  He has piggie noses now, no question about it, but I decided it was better that than three faces.  No?
 
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Before I go have a lie down (and after that, you might feel like one also), I wanted to tell you, if you haven't already heard, that there is a new CAS challenge hitting the sphere in like one day which is called Addicted to CAS!  (Love that banner art, ladies!)  If you like CAS, there's always room for another challenge and I wish the DT all the best with their new adventure!  They are having a fabulous prize give-away, too!  Scoot.
 
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Enjoy your day!  No, seriously, enjoy your day.
 
As always, thank you for stopping by to visit.  Special thanks to you if you take the time to join as a follower or leave a comment!
 
Paper:  SU! sahara sand and
  cherry cobbler; PTI white
Stamps:  unknown SU! set
Ink:  PTI black; Marvy markers
Die:  Sizzix "Curves Ahead"

26 comments:

Amanda said...

Fab card, I thought it was just me that saw the three faces lol. Hugs, Amanda x

Carol L said...

Knee-slapping hysterical card and post today!! LOL I never would have seen those 3 faces had you not mentioned it, but now I see exactly what you see! The card blew my mind!! Fabulously funny - thanks for the chuckles again today :)

Ardyth said...

Oh, where to start. My son thinks I'm off my rocker for laughing so hard at this post. You missed your calling my dear, you should have been a plastic surgeon - you certainly saw the full potential in this guy! lol! Also, go collect your commission cheque from the new blog - we've all signed up - they're up to almost 100 members already, due, in no small part, to you, I'm sure!

Tracey McNeely said...

Your image is fantastic Darnell, laughing my touchie off! I love your posts and I love your pun.

scrappymo! said...

I thought he had 3 faces too..and very ugly ears. For a stampin up stamp he was quite surprising.
Great card. Off to check out that challenge...what exactly is a CAS card? Off to see their definition.
Wondering if some of my quickie cards would qualify.

Amy V. said...

What a great way to use that stamp! It is a bit eerie to see those ears/noses on that poor little guy, but you did a great job of remaking him!

Virginia L. said...

How fun are your torn edges with the images, Darnell!! The little plastic surgery works beautifully! Love love your humor and your card has certainly made me smile :) So glad that you join the fun with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Jacquie Southas said...

love, love, LOVE this! You've told a great story & I totally see what you see - what a delightful card!!!

The-crafty-corner said...

Oh,Darnell that is too funny :) i have laughed at the funny little 3 headed boy this morning !! He is like one of those cartoon characters whose head spins from side to side at speed tee hee ! Fabby,funny card-take it easy today :) xx

Brenda Carswell said...

Darnell, I have never left a comment and sure 'nuf, my first one disappeared. This is try #2. I can so relate to your latest adventures. I'm what the local church people call a "shut-in" - that just shouts the South doesn't it? I love visiting with you most days and love your work! My stamping is somewhat limited now but I enjoy seeing what others create. It keeps the dream alive. I hope you are on the mend now. Since it's almost Thanksgiving, it's apropos to say, "I'm thankful for finding you on the WWW. Brenda Carswell

Karen said...

Well you might have overdone it yesterday but you're on top form today! Saw immediately what you meant about 3 faced boy - nearly choked on my cuppa! I think your "so torn" card deserved top prize for inginuity - it's brilliant (bit like you....). Thanks for the shout out for our new challenge blog Addicted to CAS. We're really excited about it.

Hugs.

Karen xxx

Redanne said...

Hi Darnell, I couldn't quite see it at first but when you pointed out - yes - three faces, how very odd! Love the plastic surgery and your card is hilarious - I just adore it! You are so clever....

Please take care my friend, get plenty of rest, time to play later on. Big crafty hugs, Annie xxx

shirley-bee said...

All that medication has done wonders for you, Darnell! What a fun card - love his odd shoes and socks!

Amy White said...

What a fun card! Isn't it funny what differnt people see?! Thanks for playing along with Dynamic Duos this week!

kingstonmama said...

Those ears do look like noses. This is so clever! ann

Di said...

Ha, ha - just on the way to bed and this woke me up with a start! Really clever - and, as already commented, his odd shoes and sox are so eyecatching. Just gonna go back and check how many eyes he has now!

No need to hide behind the slide in the Playground, I'm sure I saw the mark of Darnell (as opposed to the mark of Zorro) burned into one of the seats on the swings :) Hugs, Di xx

Bonnie said...

I did a double take when I saw this stamp. You're right, he looks like he has 3 faces or a really fat face! I love your card! What a creative way to interpret this challenge!

Bobby said...

Hahahaha. Since you're such a great plastic surgeon, I'd just cut off those ears and have a normal boy.

Karen B. said...

I think you were successful in your quest to transform him! What a cool card. Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays!

Suzanne said...

Darnell, you make me laugh! Now that you say it...yes it looks like he has 3 faces. Poor thing. But you've brought him to life in this card. I am smiling. Thanks for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Kim said...

I have to agree with you, that little guy does look like he has 3 faces and love what you did with him, just so stinking creative!

Anne Marie Hile said...

Oh my goodness, Darnell...I laughed so hard when I read your post. He really DOES look like he has three faces. THat is creepy! LOL! At least you fixed him up with a little stampy surgery though. Too cute! Thank you so much for joining us this week at Dynamic Duos! :)

Kelly Griglione said...

That is too funny. What were they thinking? I saw three faces too, before reading your comments. Your plastic surgery makes him look so much better (even though there are two of him!!)

mypapercraftworld said...

Love the plastic surgery, so much better than the original! Anita :)

tilly said...

what a funny stamp.... I had to giggle at this one lol
Tilly

Jean said...

I have that stamp ~ I'll never think of it quite the same anymore!