Thursday, May 10, 2012

Attitude crawling

     I know you're all scratching your heads saying "what's up with that sentiment?"  Well, like Ricky told Lucy, "I got some splainin' to do."  :-)
     You see, this week at Mo's Digital Pencil challenge our theme is "Tickle My Funny Bone".  I knew right off the bat I wanted to use this little guy and I originally planned to give him a DeNiro line--"You talkin' to me?"  Well the more I thought about the card the more I knew I had to go in a different direction with the sentiment because I realized just who was going to get this card.
  We have the sweetest couple at our church who are expecting their first baby.  When they found out they were pregnant the husband, who is quite a jokester, decided to have a bit of fun with his wife when they started talking about baby names.  Now if you've spent any amount of time in the south you have heard some whopper names.  This funny man suggested that if it was a boy, he would be named Boudreaux or Opie Dell.  LOL  His sweet wife put the skids on that, but he shared it with us at church one day and Boudreaux stuck.  No matter that they picked out a very nice "normal" name, the baby is always referred to as Boudreaux.  Poor little fellow is probably going to get stuck with that nickname for life.  :-)  One of the older ladies even presented papa to be with a tube of Boudreaux's Butt Paste!  LOL  Now if you don't know what that is, it's diaper rash medicine.  His plan was to put it in a place of honor on the shelf he refinished for the baby's room, although he told me he had a sneaking suspicion momma wasn't going to leave it there.  :-)
     Thus the new sentiment was born.  Momma might not leave the butt paste on the shelf, but she just might leave this card.  LOL  I think they'll both get a real kick out of it.
     So what can you come up with to tickle our funny bone?  You can head to Mo's shop if you want this little guy or use some other Mo's image to play along with our challenge.  I have a feeling scrolling through the entries this week if going to be a lot of fun.
     I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Creative Belli--baby/new arrival
Divas by Design--one for the boys
Paper Shelter--anything goes
Creative Craft--anythings goes
Papertake Weekly--cute, cute, cute
Cards for Men--kicking back
Make It Monday--anything goes
The Crazy Challenge--for a young one
The Catered Crop--the letter "B" (baby, bottles, brads, Baker's Twine, BOUDREAUX!  LOL)
That Craft Place--one for the boys
Craft Your Days Away--just for children

     Happy almost weekend!

  • Paper:  DCWV "All About Boys", Bazzill, Recollections, Copic XPress-it Blending card
  • Stamp:  Mo's Digital Pencil "Biker Babe"
  • Ink:  Copics, Prismacolor pencils and OMS, Marvy Uchida white gel pen
  • Tools:  Nestabilities Classic Ovals, EK Success corner rounder, sewing machine
  • Miscellaneous:  Kraft Outlet Baker's Twine, Recollections brads, Glossy Accents


Ros said...

What a lovely story ... and a perfect card as always!

amanda stokes said...

Hi Tracy,
Gorgeous card,he's such a fab image :) x

heidy said...
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heidy said...

Oh fab card Tracy!
Hugs Heidy

Nancy said...

Oh, Tracy! My funny bone was tickled even before I read your sweet story! lol What a charming little fellow! I was also imagining his name with the appropriate accent and distinction! Fabulous card and story! :o)

Audrey Pettit said...

This is SO fun and SO cute, Tracy! I love that you played with that funny name story to create this adorable card for them! Such a funny little image. Love the cloud paper background and the strips of paper, too. You used the most perfect papers and colors for a baby boy design!

Cheryl said...

Funny story! Your card is sure to tickle their funny bone. Your coloring and card design are fabulous.

I’m stopping by from MIM. (I’m entries 70 & 157)


Unknown said...

Tracy what a stunning image , beautifully coloured what a fantastic card I love this one
Hugs Elaine

Carla S. said...

Funny story and super cute card, Tracy! The image is adorable and as always, you've colored him perfectly!

Pat said...

Tracy! This card is hysterical! I thought that name really was a baby's name!! I've heard some pretty interesting names since I moved to Virginia! hehe! I almost wet myself laughing when I read your post! hahaha! Love the Butt Paste part of the story! This little guy's parents will cherish this card forever, I have no doubt!! Hugs. Pat Frank

Rene said...

Lol! This is AWESOME! Love the layout and colors...and of course your sentiment!
Thank you so much for joining us at Make it Monday this week! For a chance at a second prize, don't forget to leave a comment for another entry and mention you saw them on MIM! Good luck,
Rene :D

Alyce Kit and Clowder said...

lol Tracy that is great. Hehe what a cute name - I'll bet she'll be happy with that! ;) hehe The background works perfectly with this...adds a nice touch! :D

Jennifer said...

I love your little baby image and card! The sentiment steals the show for me because my husbands nickname from his family is that as well! When I found that out I had a real hoot!

loz said...

Such a Beautiful card Tracy.. Saw this on MIM..Loz

Unknown said...

Such a great story that matches your beautiful card Tracy, this little chap is way too cute! Love him! Hugs, Ira

Denise said...

What a fun story and such a fun card to go with it. Love this little guy and your gorgeous layout too.
Denise xx

Unknown said...

You crack me up.. Got to love this. what a great card!

Debbie said...

Love the story of the name, I hope he doesn't get saddled with it poor little fellow... But your card is so cute, love the red, white and blue. I am sure it will replace the butt cream.


Danni said...

Very cute and fun card and a fun story too!

coldwaters2 said...

This is so cute and adorable that image is a little treasure, the colours and design look super, thank you for joining our challenge at The Paper Shelter this week.
Lorraine x

Grenouille Greetings said...

I loved our fun story and I love your fun card. Your friends want to be careful. I have friends who named their baby bump lollipop and by the time she was born they just couldn't get that out of their heads so that's what she's called!
I think its a fabulous name. Mind you Boudreaux has a certain ring to it...Bou for short! Hugs, Lesley

Kathlene said...

I kinda like the name Beau...romantic and very southern. Adore your card,,'ll become part of their family story. Awesomenesss all around. Hugs, Kathy

Elaine L. said...

Wonderful card, Tracy, and a cute story, too! This is a card the family will chuckle over for years to come!

Dorcas said...

Oh thats awesome Tracy! The story and the card! Nicknames do stick, my daughters nickname that she received as a baby (Tweety) has lasted her 14 years now and in fact it was a bit if a shock when she went to school and they had to call her by her "real" name. She hardly knew it and didn't like it at all!(Kiara)

Julie said...

What a great card - I love it. What a great keepsake even if the nickname isn't for keep!

Thanks for joining us at CYDA for our For Children Challenge. Hope you stop by again soon.

Julie x

Lisa Minckler said...

Hahahaha...someone should make a shadow box of the butt paste and your card and hang it up. That is toooo funny Tracy!!! I'm certain the young child will be born with an outstanding name, but it's always wonderful to have a nickname. Ain't it Hick?
Your card is beyond adorable and now that we know it's inspiration, all the more better!
I can't even remember how to spell that name you mentioned..LOL..good thing they won't be picking that one.
Have a great weekend,

Mau xx said...

This is just the cutest "Tickle" card and story Tracy, I can see this card coming out for his 21st birthday party with the story retold a dozen
Love it and love the image and detail on it.
huge hugs Mau Xx

Nikbee said...

A wonderful card and lovely story. Thank you for joining us at Creative Craft.
Nikki x

Geri said...

Well, this card will certainly be a treasure for them, then. Adorable image and layout to match! Couldn't be any cuter!! Happy Mother's Day!

paola said...

i was tickled pink at the story behind the sentiment and i thought this an absolutely fab card, you rocked it!!!

Clair Matthews said...

Brilliant...I love it! xxx

Jinny Newlin said...

What a great story, but poor, little thing ;)! Your card is so fun and beautifully colored... as always. LOVE!

Wanda Cullen said...

I'm a first time visitor to your blog and am wondering what cave I've been hiding in that I haven't been here before! I'm in awe of your fabulous coloring and just had the greatest laugh reading about the couple in your church and the name game! Congratulations on your featured stamper really deserve the honor!

Stacy Morgan said...

Adorable! What a sweet little boy and your coloring rocks!

debby4000 said...

Adorable sweet card, love the cute baby.

CG said...

Oh my gosh, I love this for so many reasons!!! So great!

NancyD said...

Wonderful boy card! Love the image and the added twine is perfect. Thanks for joining us this week at Creative Craft Challenges. NancyD

Kathleen said...

fab card, sweet image. Thanks for joining us at Divas by design
Kat x

Arabella said...

Lol! That's classic! What a totally stunning card! I bet she'll leave it on the shelf!


Robin Parker said...

Love the bright colors and image. Thanks for sharing on the Belli Challenge for Baby/New Arrival.

Patricia St Martin said...

Fab... card always love Mo's images. Love the story that is so. Thanks for joining us at Cards for men. I really enjoy seeing your creation. Good luck on the challenge.
Hugs, Patricia

Jen Nelson said...

gorgeous Tracey i love it

Thanks for joining us at cards for men

jen xxx