Tuesday, December 8, 2009

What Do Snowmen Do at Night?

Have you ever pondered the deep mystery of what snowmen do at night while all of us humans are sleeping? Well, apparently Lisa (aka lisa lara on Splitcoaststampers) has. She is our supercalafragilisticexpealidocious Teapot Tuesday hostess today, and, man, does she have a darling teapot for our inspiration! Furthermore, she has created an exceptionally ADORABLE card of her own for this challenge and she drew her own image!!!! I envy her talent to draw her own images. Check out the challenge and Lisa's cute card here. I hope you'll consider playing along with us.

Earlier this week, Lisa posted a sneak peek picture of the inspiration teapot and that is what I worked from. I knew it had something to do with snowmen at night and I saw lots of my beloved purple color, so I drew upon those three things (snowmen, night, and purple) for my card today. And my alter ego, Bertie, also drew upon one more item for her inspiration: pink snowballs. Yep. Pink snowballs....you know....those yummy pink coconut, marshmallow- covered cupcake snowballs? Yep. Bertie and I got the most hilarious package in the mail yesterday from Lorraine (pidgesmom on SCS). It seems Lorraine wanted to continue the snowball fight that Bertie started at last week's Teapot Tuesday party, and she sent me a package of pink snowballs covered with this cute SPLAT! cover:

What? You wanna know where the pink snowballs are? Well, listen up, my friends....here's Bertie's story of what she thinks snowmen do at night and what happened to the pink snowballs Lorraine sent:

Hi, ya'll!!! I jes gots ta tell ya that I thinks snowmen wake up around midnight with all this purty purple glistening snow at their feet, as well as pink, glittery snowballs already preformed layin' about all over da place and they have this massive snowball fight until about 3:00 a.m.!! See this li'l guy here? He's warmin' up his pitchin' arm and has his 'amnition alls abouts him. He's comin' in the front door to the tea party at Santa's cottage and plans to blast a few of the tea partiers with these pink snowballs. Aw, shucks! Don't worry yer purty li'l heads off. Ain't no one gonna git hurt. These snowballs are soft, tasty and full of chocolate cake and creamy white centers! Ya see, snowmen....just afer midnight each night....go from house to house stealin' them thar pink snowball cake goodies and use them for their snowball fights! That's what happened to poor Charlene's snowball goodies that Lorraine sent her. One of them thar snowmen snuck into her house and stole 'em!! What? No, I ain't gained no weight over night. It's jes yer imag'nation.

Well, that's Bertie's story and what she thinks snowmen do at night and what happened to the scrumpdillyicious pink snowball cakes that Lorraine sent to me. I swear that girl is getting fatter every day!!!

Note: I drew the snowman's stick arms so he could warm up his pitchin' arm for the snowball fight. That's the extent of my drawing ability! :-) For my night sky, I ripped some post-it notes and used my sponge daubers to apply various shades of inks (my brayer doesn't like me, so I have to use sponge daubers). I can't remember the name of these tiny snowflakes, but I white embossed them.

Have a great day and watch out for Bertie! She's on the loose. Last I heard she was searchin' for Peggy...

Stamps: Verve's Snow Much Fun
Cardstock: Lovely Lilac, Night of Navy, Whisper White
Ink: almost amethyst, lavender lace, brilliant blue, night of navy, not quite navy, basic gray, black inks for sky, white craft
Accessories: Stampendous pink and purple glitters,copic markers,white embossing powder, snowflake embossing folder, 1/4" circle punch, zig zag punch, purple and navy ribbon, dimensionals


jdmommy said...

Yummy! I LOVE those pink snowballs (even though they aren't RED!). Bertie could throw a couple of them my way!!! Darling card.....the windup looks about ready!

StampOwl said...

adorable snowman cards Charlene, too funny the first one

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

I swear, that Bert gets nuttier by the minute. Good thing you have some control over her, or imagine what trouble she could find....

LOVE the *SPLAT* cover. What a clever and fun gift to receive Charlene!! And your purple (shocker) card is charming and gorgeous!! Love your sky and your fabulously hand drawn arms!!! Darling!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

LOL Oh that is totally funny! Splat... very fun.

Pat (mspfd) said...

Super card, Charlene. And what a fun snowball gift!

Sorry you aren't friends with your brayer, but no worries cause your sponging is phenomenal. Love the pink snowballs!!

Joanne (jojot) said...

well.....somehow I missed this post....probably cuz I was ducking down so I wouldn't get splattered with a dead fish, pink snowball, or whatever you are throwing this week...fun story....you quack me up