This card is part of my self-imposed challenge to use up some of my scraps and already-cut card bases that have multiplied beyond reason. The layout is the same as this card, which goes to show you can get pretty different looks just by changing up the color. The red with cool caribbean on the Sweet Moments card is so punchy and high energy, while the kraft with cool caribbean is a bit more relaxing, calmer, but still fun. I love it when a Bic Mark-It marker matches SU cardstock so well.
Now, for chatter. Puns, like cliches, have always bothered me. You see, I was an English major and eventually a college English teacher, so I'm conditioned to groan, not laugh, at puns. Shakespeare and Chaucer are allowed to use the occasional pun, but those two can get away with anything. If they both anachronistically stood on stage on their heads, naked and whistling Dixie, I'd enthusiastically applaud their genius.
Pause for a moment and let that image sink in. You're welcome.
But mere humans like myself should not use puns. It's not dignified. (Please note the heavy irony in my last sentence; I'm dignified only in my dreams.)
My complaints about StampinUp from the beginning have been the gratuitous use of puns and the totally unnecessary exclamation point in their company name. Somehow, I ended up with Very Punny. (Was it a "Sale"-Abration set? Good heavens, SU must stop doing this.) When I "mounted" the rubber (please groan), I put the punny sentiments on the sides of the blocks so it would be easier to ignore them. The pun that belonged with the fish, however, offended me so much with its stupidity that I threw it in the trash.
My apologies to anyone who likes that stamp.
Through constant exposure to stamp puns and the loss of what little dignity I had after birthing two boys and having to say things like "Hands out of pants" daily, however, I'm changing my mind. I'm using puns occasionally now and don't even feel like I have to wash my hands afterward. Life's more fun this way, and I'm totally okay with that.
So today's card is for you, my blog readers. I like you a latte!
(No extra charge for the exclamation point.)