Sunday, April 13, 2008

A Questionable Gift and CCEE Name Challenge

My husband just returned last night from a medical mission to Honduras. He went to assist a team of urologists who were doing humanitarian work sponsored by the Army.

He was gone for a couple of LONG weeks and we are so happy to have him back. Although I typically do not write about his work, deployments, etc. (because I do not ever want to compromise the safety of him, his team or my family)....but.....since he is home now---I had to show you the special gift he brought me (remember this was a urology medical mission!):

I could not stop laughing when I unwrapped this! Thought you guys might appreciate the humor. (Well, I know my friend Carole will--bet she might even want to borrow it! SNORT!) Now, I have to figure out where I should display it!?
OK...how about a card?! It is time again for the zany challenge with my CCEE friends on Splitcoaststampers. Once a month we "honor" another SCS member--picking a funny or interesting sign-on name to play around with and then sending her (or him) the cards.
This week we selected Butterfly Ears. I heard it through the grapevine (Mothermark!)--she used this name because of her dog's ears in her avatar look like butterflies. So....one of the loco rule makers in our group (see itallic name above!) decided we had to make a card with two butterflies on it and four paws. (@#$!@)

But.....I figured out how to use these rules to my advantage (I used Kangaroo paws!) I thought this set drawn by my friend Melanie for Gina K Designs would be perfect for this challenge.

The main image is stamped and colored with prismacolor pencils and I used my new H2Os that I was enabled to buy by the ultra talented Ila (check our her work--she is amazing!)
I am still learning but it is fun trying to use them anyway!
Materials used: Stamps-Just so Hoppy (Gina K Designs); ink-black; cardstock-olive, choc chip, white (SU!); dp by Chatterbox; white embossing powder; versamark; Cuttlebug and Nestabilities; horizontal punch and tab punch (Stampin' Up!); corner rounder punch (Creative Memories); white brads (Paper Studio); Prismacolor pencils and odorless mineral spirits; Twinkling H20s; dimensionals (SU!); ribbon (May Arts).

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41 comments:

Michelle said...

Oh my that is one heck of a "conversation" piece!

Love the card BTW!

Rita said...

Bwah!!!! I couldn't stop laughing! He has the same taste as my hubby I think! Hubby went to Mexico one time & brought me some gifts that I had to hide in the basement like forever! That is too funny! I'm curious to see where your going to put this amazing sculpture???? Hahaha!!!

Rita said...

I forgot to tell you that I luv your card!

Ila said...

Wow!! that is quite the gift..lol...I hope you give him a detailed list at Xmas!!

Your card is is Fabulous and So Cute!! ..love the way you colored that Kanga!!

Thank you so much for your kind words about my work...I'm so glad and honered that you like it!!

Dawn Easton said...

rofl! hahaha! I'm not sure it would be something people couldn't stop talking about or something they didn't dare talk about...haha! Too funny!

Your card is cute! I love that kangaroo!

Molly B said...

ROFL, I almost PIMP! I can't wait to see where Carole goes with this one :) I love your kanga card! The oval and square layers give it a fantastic look. -Molly B

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Joan said...

I love the Kangaroo card, quite clever. As to your gift, it has left me speechless! It is very funny!!
Love your blog!!
Joan F.

Teresa said...

wow what a gift!!!I do love the colors thou!
I would display it in the livingroom window ( A Christmas Story)!

Michelle said...

ROTFL!!! Isn't it amusing to see the things that catch our DH's eye when they are shopping for us? The card is beautiful Cammie, thanks so much for your kind words.. I so appreciate it.

Michelle

stampmonkey said...

Oh my goodness! I think I might be tempted to leave your 'gift' in the box until after you've sold your home. Between that and your underwear, it just might cause some raised eyebrows...and be the talk of the town. lol

And I love your kangaroo card -- cute, fun, and happy! ;)

Jennifer Buck said...

Wowza! ...not even sure where you put something like this! Is it time to decorate your closet??? Cute card! Love this little guy! TFS and have a wonderful night! ;)

Libby said...

LOL! That gift is hilarious! Love your cute little kangaroo card too!

Darce Roberts said...

OMG..that is HILARIOUS!! But what I really can't believe is that you obviously were "home alone" during the whole house sale/no sale ordeal!! WOW! You must handles stress really, really well! :)

Can't wait to hear where you display your new "family jewel!" LOL

Donna said...

oh my word! that is pretty funny! glad your DH is back, bet y'all missed him (what a great thing to be part of) love your kangaroo card (I also love h2o's I just got 12 more!) makes me miss my hippys & hoppys

Pinky Roth said...

Cammie, what is the gift your husband bought you? Is it vase or what!

My daughter's college friend lives in Honduras. She was in the peace corps I believe and lived down there for a couple of years. She met and fell in love w/one of the Christian preachers in Honduras and they got married about 4 years ago and they still live there. They have two children and my DD is always sending her things from the states for them because they are so limited there.

It is a small world indeed!

Pinky

Amy said...

Could you put a pillar candle on it or is it open like a vase? I am sure it will look stunning in your new home!!! Regardless of the gift I am sure you are happy to have your hubby home safe and sound!

Darling card! I love the kangaroo!

peanutbee said...

That's a conversation piece alright. That's all I'll say about that, LOL!

Great card!!! Love the colors and the nestie layers!

Lee said...

Oh gosh...........totally hysterical!!! Obviously it must be a floor vase next to the commode!!!!! LOL Your card is just too cute and very clever way of using four paws!!!

Karen said...

Well, you can just put that gift in a visible spot--ya know, like the guy on the Christmas Story who had to have his fishnet leg lamp right in the front window! Cute little kangaroo in your card and I love that bird cage in your last entry!

Rose Ann said...

Your gift if too funny....and your card is soooo adorable!! Glad your DH is home!!

Jana Weaver said...

Great card...but the gift is amazing! Your dh has such amazingly good taste. :-D I'm sure you'll find a very special place to display this wonderful work of art in your new home! ;-) Sorry to hear the house fell through...but you'll sell it eventually! Heck...we had to move out of the country to sell our house 2 years ago!! Good luck!

dianalcurtis said...

That is very funny. I must show to my husband. He is also a urologist. He would appreciate it.

JAR said...

Wow! I didn't expect to see anything quite that....um.....AMUSING! Definitely brought a smile --- okay, maybe a guffaw!!! What a funny sculpture! Your card is so cute and totally works for CindIs challenge!

Dee aka stampincuzILuv2 said...

This is adorable! It made me smile soon as I saw it:)
Dee

Melanie said...

These challenges really have me scratching my head!! You always pull them off though in away that no one would know you had tyo follow therse rules1 GREAT CARD, thanks for thinking of me/it!!
((((((((HUGS)))))))))))))

I wanna know what your kids think of the "gift"?!!

Deb said...

LOL, too funny!! This card is adorable, love the coloring on the kanga and the cute little butterflies!

Julie Masse said...

Very interesting! LOL! Your card is adorable - that kanga's so cute!! :)

Bee said...

Beautiful card! And yes, this vase definitely made me laugh... ;-)

Judi said...

Too funny!!! Glad your husband his home safe. What a cute card.

Juanita B said...

OH, MY GOODNESS!!!! What a wonderful laugh for today! Everytime I look at it that is all I can see, hahahahaha.

Great card, TFS.

Christina Fischer said...

Love that gift!! I'm sure you're glad to have him home safe and sound!

Your card is adorable -- I love every detail! :)

Joan and Amy said...

Beauiful card and....interesting piece of home decor!!! Can you use it as a vase? Or is the top flat? Joan

Chris Scrappin and Stampin in Texas said...

I agree, that is a conversation piece, literally!!! OMG I am laughing so hard right now, in my office, they are all staring at me..LOL

Love the kangaroo card. Sorry I have been lacking lately, super hectic. chris

SueD said...

Oh my....that's...um...quite the gift! I think our husbands are cut from the same cloth. Must be the medical training thing..
Thanks for the chuckles!
SueD

Susan (rainy) said...

Okay.. this is too funny!!! I have a son in dental school and he is so looking forward to the time when he can participate with medical teams. He speaks fluent Spanish so will really be a valuable asset I think. :)

Oh yes... darling card, too, Carolyn!

Charmaine (CharmWarm on SCS) said...

LOVE your take on the challenge! Your card is just perfect! Not to mention adorable!

dpkennedy said...

I didn't even need to read the commentary to have a naughty thought about that vase...it certainly will not go unnoticed! (which may or may not be good for potential home buyers!) Your card is adorable! Great job!

Jessie/knightrone said...

Ummm, thanks honey, what the **** is it!!!! That's what you would have heard here if you were a fly on the wall!! Completely hysterical!!! Your card is fabulous, and I am sure Nicole will love it, she has had a tough time recently.

Stampmouse said...

hmmm well that is an interesting gift indeed. something to treasure and store in a box saved for the grandchildren someday. lol

NormaJ said...

I cracked up before I read your comments on your unusual gift. But
I would find a great place for it.
It's quirky piece and needs all the attention it can get.