Monday, January 7, 2008

Barf and Eat Chocolate!

hmmmm....maybe in the reverse order!

Well, today the kiddos headed back to school (all but my little one!)-Woohooo! When I pulled out my son's school bag and opened his lunchbox I found this:


Betcha can't guess what it is---

I will help you out--an apple slice. Ewww....this thing has been festering in this lunch bag for over two weeks.....the smell was enough to gag me--- barfing smileyface

NICE! I am definitely up for the Best Mommy award!

Onto some sweeter things---I got a pleasant email this morning that a bunch of cards I had submitted were accepted for publication. Very few were on this blog, but funny, one was a card I posted just yesterday. So sorry that I had to pull it but I promise to design some more with that Gina K set very soon!

Anyway...onto chocolate, which always makes me feel better! My Favorite Things (http://www.mftstamps.com/) is releasing three new sets on Wednesday night (they are having a release party on Splitcoaststampers in the MFT forum from 9-11 eastern time on Wednesday night with lots of fun and games and your chance to be My Favorite Guest!)

One of the new releases is this set called, "Be Mine." Isn't it cute? The chocolates are stamped and colored with primacolor pencils and gamsol. I added versamark to the chocolates and heated glassy glaze enamel over them to give them some shine and dimension. Yummy!

I used my textile cuttlebug folder for the embossing and Nestability dies for the framing of this image. Hope you likey!




Materials used: Stamps--Be Mine (My Favorite Things); cardstock-red, blush, chocolate, white; ink-black, chocolate; Primacolor pencils; Gamsol; Word window punch (SU!); Cropadile; eyelet (Making Memories); ribbon-Offray; cuttlebug; textiles folder; corner punch (SU!); versamark; glassy glaze (SU!); heat tool; dimensionals.

Don't forget---Random.Cara will draw the winner of the blog candy tomorrow night. Add a comment on the post below to be entered to win!

26 comments:

Michelle said...

OK, that is just nasty but on another note - your card is stunning!

Michelle said...

Too funny! I'm sure he was just saving that apple slice for you! :)

GORGEOUS card! I love every single detail!

And CONGRATS on being published, yet again! This is getting to be a real habit for you, isn't it? LOL!

Dawn Easton said...

Congrats on being published again! Wonderful for you!! Love how you did the chocolates...they look really yummy!

Summerthyme Studio said...

Yumma Yumma, that is Gorgeous darlin'!!!! Nice Lunch box Find....................My Problem is I can't find my son's Lunchbox...........looked for it forever last night to no avail.......I know that I cleaned it out and put it away for safekeeping HA! I suppose if I hadn't cleaned it, something in it may have grown legs and walked it back to me!!

Congrats on your publications!

Vicki

mikesgal said...

Yeah, I'm not the only one! My son left a milk carton in his lunch box over Christmas break one time. Aghhhhh!

I love your chocolates card. Very cute!

Elizebeth said...

Your chocolates look delicious! That "apple slice" as you call it, does not.

Time for a new lunchbox!

Congrats on your new publications!

Melanie said...

mmmm mmmm Lip smackin' good!!(the card, NOT the apple, can't believe you showed me that)

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

Awww Cam!! You have dark chocolate in your candy box!! NUM!! Adorable card!! Love the embossing!! More publications, eh? Woo-Hoo!! Ye-Ha and all that!! Congrats my friend!!

Amy said...

I love your card. The layers are great. The apple is nasty and makes me gag just thinking of the smell!

Carole (TruCarMa) said...

I'm right there with you, friend! I opened up Carter's lunch box yesterday a.m. and hadn't washed out his thermos since, oh, Dec. 20th or so (he eats those little Gerber Graduates ravioli w/o the sauce for lunch at pre-school) -- ewww... stinky!

Love that card and can't wait to see your gorgeous stuff in print again -- just got my copy of Crafts N Things -- what a fantastic spread!!! Can I have your autograph?!

Kay said...

Hi- Congratulations on being published again! You have SO much talent and we're SO honored to have you share your talents with us! Hugs Kay (petking@vcn.com)

Velta said...

My Congratulations on your being published...This card is to die for! I really want to reach into those chocolates and take a bite. Too funny about the apple...don't you just love kids :)

Jennifer Buck said...

Been there! My fav was when I realized after the weekend my son had not thrown out his yogurt...which was open and spilled all over the lunch box!  We brown bagged it that day and I made a trip to Target!  Congratulations on the cards! & this one is sooo cute!  I love it!  Take care!

tyrymom29 said...

This card is Way to pretty I love it !!!!!Congrats on being Published !!!!

I dont know how many times that happens ....GO check their Locker at school YUCKY !!!! Boys will be Boys .... so Much for the saying
AN APPLE A DAY WILL KEEP THE DOCTOR AWAY!!!!!!!! :)

Rae said...

Congrats, congrats, congrats on your bunches of cards getting picked up!!! Love all of the detail on this card ~ you rock Ms. Carolyn!

Carol said...

you have such a knack for finding humor in everyday life! I'm totally cracking up over that apple slice - it reminds me of many science projects I discovered in the back of my fridge that were a lovely shade of green! LOL
The card is lovely! I adore all the embossing - it looks almost good enough to eat! TFS:)

Carol said...

oops! forgot!
I wanted to offer congrats on being published! I remember that card from yesterday - very cute:)
I was laughing so hard at the apple slice I completely forgot to mention being published LOL

Chris Scrappin and Stampin in Texas said...

I love all the CB and colors in the card. WOW< I would have NEVER guessed that was an apple. Now that my kids are older, they don't carry lunchboxes...paperbags,,,so they can throw them away...JUSt a thought...I would have gagged too!!!

bethoula said...

what fun you had in the morning ! be glad it was just an apple slice and not a sandwich with mayo on it ! i had that one time---yuk. lol. try rubbing the lunch bag with a paper towel with a feww drops of vanilla on it and leave in the bag over nite to get ride of the odor.

love the card---it is stunning!

Kim said...

You crack me up with your family tidbits! I love 'em! Makes me feel much better! LOVE the card as well of course, and I do have your autograph! (Don't check ebay for the next 7 days or so)HA!

Karolyn L. said...

Hahaha! You should have saved that apple piece for when Ben is old enough to do science experiments! You'll find that moldy anything makes a great science experiment for upcoming science fairs! Thanks for sharing your always darling creations and CONGRATULATIONS on being selected AGAIN for publication! Can't wait to see them in print!

Stacy said...

You are too funny. I am quite sure that his lunch box was not alone over christmas vaca. Imagine all the other buzz around christmas and we mothers are expected to remember every little thing. I think you should have used the pic for a contest to give away some blog candy. You know whoever guessed what it was. Congrats on the cards getting published.

Barb Nelson said...

That apple looks nasty!! I'm so sorry you had to deal with that - yucko!!

And your card is stunning - I'm still on the fence about Nestabilities, but I bet I'll fall off soon!

Helen said...

LOL about the lunchbox! I lost my work one WEEKS ago... but I knew it contained three pieces of fruit so was in two minds about finding it. It turned up today at work and the person who found it had luckily disposed off the fruit. Phew!

As for your card... it's simply gorgeous! Congrats on getting published!

Julie Campbell said...

OH my gosh! Carolyn! LOL! You are the kind of person that I would love to be friends with! You crack me up! How many people would post a pic of a rotten apple in their kid's lunch box? I love how your blog is so true to life! No candy-coating! Do you know how many times I've found mysterious food items in my son's lunchbox over the years? :) Thanks for being real. It's nice to know I'm not alone out there!

Bee said...

The lunchbox incident made me laugh because the same thing happened to me after the holidays too, only the thing left in the lunchbag was a thermos container of pasta with tomato sauce. It was so disgusting I had to throw the container away... :-S