Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Sweet Dreams of You, Dusty

My sweet, innocent, and purty bear (pronounced bar) girl is havin' sweet dreams of Dusty. She loves him so, but he's a cheatin' bear and jes cain't be true to one luv. (She was paper pieced with pink gingham paper and was given rosey cheeks, long flirty eyelashes, and a hair bow.)

Last week, I was hostess for the Teapot Tuesday challenge on SCS for Mothermark. You can scroll down to my 11/10 blog post to see the tale of woe I gave my fellow tea partiers. One of the Twisted Sistahs, Brat Cards (aka Terri), came up with a really cool song in response to a challenge I had given her. You can view her hunkaburnin' love man card and Dusty's song here. In return, Terri challenged Bertie to write a cheatin' song in response.

Bertie loves a challenge, but she's not a great song writer, so she went to one of her favorite Country Western singers, Patsy Cline, for inspiration. If you're familiar with Patsy Cline's music, you'll notice that Bertie took some liberties with incorporating lyrics from various songs of Patsy's into one song.

It goes sumpin' like this:

Sweet dreams of you
Every night I go through
Why can't I ferget you and start my life anew
Instead of havin' sweet dreams about you

I go out walkin' after midnight
Out in the moonlight just like we used to do
I'm always walkin' after midnight searchin' fer you

You don't love me, it's plain
I should know, I'll never wear yer ring
I should hate you the whole night through
Instead of havin' sweet dreams about you

I walk fer miles along the highway
Well that's just my way of sayin' I love you
I'm always walkin' after midnight searchin' fer you

Sweet dreams of you
Things I know cain't come true
Why can't I ferget the past, start loving someone new
Instead of havin' sweet dreams of you

I stopped to see a weepin' willow
Cryin' on his pillow, maybe he's cryin' fer me
And as the skies turn gloomy
Night winds whisper to me, I'm lonesome as I can be

Crazy, I'm crazy fer feeling so lonely
I'm crazy, crazy fer feeling so blue
I knew you'd love me as long as you wanted
And then someday you'd leave me for somebody new

Worry why do I let myself worry?
Wondrin' what in the world did I do?
Crazy fer thinkin' that my love could hold you
I'm crazy fer tryin' and crazy for cryin'
and I'm crazy fer lovin' you

I used the sketch design from SCS for this card.


Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

fabulous card!

gotta love patsy. she always comes thru for a heartbreak - lol.


deb mills said...

love this adorable and beautifully done card, charlene. and the gorgeous cardinal one too! awesome cards!

marilynprestonn said...

Well, you do have a talent fer writing somebody elses words. LOL

I love your song, and the fact that you stepped up to Terri's challenge. Did you know that she still thinks she's Santa's favourite. Shhhhh...don't tell I told you so.


Oh and please, don't quit your day job. LOL

Traci M said...

And here I thought I was going to fall asleep on my pillow tonight knowing that Dusty had a new home,, but instead I get another "somebody done somebody wrong song..." Dusty doesn't deserve this sweetness that's for sure...
But your song sure made me laugh and release some endorphins...and your card is too cute...so I guess I forgive ya anyways!!

Danni said...

So very sweet!

Joanne (jojot) said...

Oh My Gosh....u girls r 2 funnee...lovin' da toons an' wonderin' whatz nekts..use r havin' me tinkin I mae knead ta get inta da toon biznes 2...now lets talk aboot dat cutie of a kard...abslutly preshus...u r weigh 2 talentful 4 mee....I'll gest spend me days drulin' ovah yer be-u-tee-us work....gosh golly I hope I grow up 2 B as talentful az u

Joanne (jojot) said...

OH....I forgot to tell ya....I talked to Toshipooh tonight...gosh was that fun.....we really all gotta get together some day....I'll buy the Depends...lol

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

LOL! This is ADORABLE Charlene! LOVE this teddy bear and all the pink!!

Charlene said...

Aw...love her jammies. This is just adorable!!

chercroppin said...

Hey Charlene! This is just so sweet...I used to have that stamp set, but not enough babies to need it for so I sold it, now I wish I hadn't...yours turned out lovely! Great embossing, papers, and I love your jammies on that sweet lil bear, nice touch!

Connie M. said...

Oh my goodness...this is just waaay tooo adoralbe, Charlene!! Love the pink on the bear!!

Pat (mspfd) said...

Pink perfection. Love it Charlene!!

Joan Ervin said...

I'm speechless.....

Joan Ervin said...

Ok, I have recovered....such a super sweet little bearlet in her purty pink jammies!!! Not sure I would introduce her to Dusty, though...what with his cheatin heart and all!!!! Your song tugged at my heart strings, Charlene, but I agree with Peggy...you better stick with your day job for now!!!!

Heather said...

Charelene! This is just too darn cute! Love the pj's on the cute little bear! So adorable!

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

This is just super cute Charlene!! I love your darling little bear in her precious pj's!!