Saturday, January 22, 2011

Risky Business

Happy Saturday!

True Story: This week, I had to order white cardstock and twine from Papertrey, and when I did, somehow, inexplicably, the birdcage stamp set jumped ALL BY ITSELF into my cart. And for some reason, the edit button wasn't working and I couldn't delete it from my cart. It just wouldn't delete! So I went ahead and bought it. Isn't that a shame?

Why is it when people are lying they always say, "True story"?

Anywho, since my new birdcage set isn't here yet, take a look at this card using the Hero Arts clear set called Just a Note and Marina Mist cardstock. Here's a ruler card that DOESN'T make me think of male anatomy.


How many of you followed that male anatomy link thinking you were going to see something naughty? English majors don't roll that way. No, ma'am. We just write about male anatomy and stamp pear cards.

Speaking of which, have you ever driven up to a city, rounded a curve, and seen a bunch of skyscrapers competing for the Tallest Building Award? I always think of rulers then, too, and the odd things that must go on in business meetings.

Sorry, folks. It's just one of those days.

23 comments:

  1. Careful if you ever go to London and come across the building locals call "The Gherkin" ;)

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  2. What a laugh, thank you. I have the same problem with online shopping (not limited to PTI), you can't just leave those poor little stamp sets with no home can you?

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  3. That happens in the UK too....selling tactics lol
    Fantastic card

    mandi

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  4. Thanks for making me chuckle this morning both with your PTI story and your ruler theory!! Fab card too btw

    Kathyk

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  5. LOL .. I always enjoy reading your blog .. and it has to be everyday or my day won't be complete .. & today I laughed .. thanks :)


    Amna

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  6. Now I'm going to add more naughty to this thread....in Belfast there is an area called 'The Falls' and, the City Council in it's wisdom, has commissioned some artist to create street art...in this case it is a sphere or spheres....not even created yet but has already been nick-named 'The Balls on the Falls'....just like Molly Malone in Dublin's Fair City - she's nicknamed the Dolly with the Trolley and there is another piece of street art which looks like a woman in the bath and it's nick-name is 'The Floosie in the Jacuzzi'. Come to Ireland, North and South, for this kind of thing folks...the tourist board and the rest of us will give you a warm welcome.
    The card is great - loved the bit about sets jumping into your cart!!! LOL!!

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  7. Definitely less risque this time...but I like it anyway! :)

    Those dang stamp sets -- they just have minds of their own, no? Enjoy your new goodies!

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  8. Susan- I really like this card, although not as humorous as the other one. I have had the shopping cart problem too many times.

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  9. You provided me with a double laugh today! The first one with this post, the second was when I clicked your male anatomy link!

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  10. hehehehe - you are so funny! I really like the color of this card, is that a HA or a SU color??

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  11. I have always loved pear images, but will never think of them the same now. Somehow missed that original blog post. Your post about giving birth is still my favorite.

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  12. Funny post! Just went and read the pear post...occurred prior to my blogging adventures....hysterical! Love your ruler/envelope post...just got this HA set and lovin' the ideas!

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  13. The world is full of mysterious happenings. I haven't yet had a stamp set jump into my cart but have definitely gone to a nursery to buy a bag of grass seed and had several plants jump into my car. I'll now be on the alert for those sneaky stamp sets.

    Loved the link to your pear card - I wasn't aware of your blog back then so it was a treat to read an earlier and very funny post.

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  14. I love this card!

    What I don't love is...cherries. Pairs of cherries.

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  15. Hmmm.

    What I don't love ARE cherries.

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  16. Reminds me of the scene in "Shrek" where Shrek and Donkey are admiring Lord Farquad's castle and Shrek wonders aloud if he is compensating for something. That line gets me EVERY time.

    The card is lovely. I am enamored of that little folder stamp; it is much prettier than the manila envelopes we see at work.

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  17. I just visited PTI and a LOT of stuff jumped in my basket...and I only went there to order white cardstock! ~Gasp~ How does that happen! NOW I must go check out the birdcage stamp....shame on you! LOL!

    Lovin the colored bases...such a cute card and ..nothing dirty crossed my mind when I saw the ruler and read you comment ~giggle~

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  18. Oh, Lord, I'd forgotten about the pears...thanks for ruining them for me yet again! :P

    Love your sweet CAS card! Can't wait to get my PTI order, either!

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  19. You are too funny, Susan! ;) I love your adorable card! Wonderful images, and I love the colors too!!

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  20. Years ago, in her book "The Womens Room", Marilyn French wrote that men erect in stone that which they can not achieve in life, or words to that affect. I remember underlining the passage in yellow highlighter. Even though I can't remember her exact words, they still make me shake my head.

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  21. I'm glad your ruler stamp wasn't forever ruined for you! I really like the elements of this card, it looks great.

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  22. You know, I have never looked at a pear the same way since! And now, sigh, I will probably never look at a ruler the same way! Your card looks great, as ever!

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  23. Funny story. Look up the definition of story in a dictionary and you will see why true story exists.

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