Saturday, March 1, 2008

Wish You Were Here!

Here is a stamp I challenged myself to use. (You'll hear that statement again and again.) It was a part of a full sheet I purchased years ago from Biblical Impressions. This was drawn by the same artist who drew the puppies ( >here is the post where I talked about it in case you want to follow the links<)
I didn't have a plan, but I was determined to use this image I'd colored. But for what? Why would I send someone a card with this image? I searched thru my stamps and came up with a couple of possiblities... wish you were here and a couple of missing you stamps. I guess if I was clever enough I could have computer generated something funny. But, I'm not that kind of clever and I was trying to use stamps I have. So obviously I settled on this one ( Hambo Stamps). So, there you have it. I successfully completed my own challenge and used a stamp I've had for 7 or more years. I'm not sure exactly when it was purchased, but I do remember which house I lived in and that I colored it right after I took a color pencil class in 2001 so I know it was sometime in 2001. I also remember using it once on the envelope when I sent another card to Biblical Impressions, but I've never actually had a card idea for it.
Now that it's done, who will I send this to? Will it stay in my card stash forever? Will it go to the first person to ask for it? Or will I send it to my daughter? Stay tuned for more nonsense like this...

This post is being edited to clear up some confusing statements. I wrote this before 8 am on a Saturday morning. Hmm after reading this again, I'm confused. I think the point I was trying to make was although I've never used it on a card, I do remember coloring it in 2001. I colored this particular one just the other day.


marciad said...

Great looking card. My first reaction to the image was a hearty laugh. Love it.

Michelle Adams said...

It is awfully cute!!!

Monica said...

I think pairing the "Wish you were here" sentiment with that particular image is very clever! What a great idea! Love the card, and glad you could find a way to use the image. :)

cindy said...

That combo is absolutely perfect and so is the card.

Cindy H. said...

Very cute card! The buttons are terrific with the image, too :) It's also a perfect sentiment.

He looks like Inspector Clouseau to me so if you'd like to try out some other sentiments maybe you could use one of these (or NOT):

"I haven't a clue...."
-why we haven't gotten
together lately! (Inside:
Let's do lunch!)
-what you'd like for your
birthday. (Inside: Maybe you
can think of something! -
and enclose a gift card)

I love yours but maybe this will help to extend the use of your image for other occasions, too. Just a suggestion :) Hope it helps.

jacki j. said...

Oh my goodness, Cindy!! That's just the kind of clever I was looking for!!! I love the one for the gift card. I struggle with teenage boy cards. I've already given in to the fact that they are gonna get gift cards, 'cause I haven't a clue about what to get them. That would make the perfect card!

Juanita B said...

Great, great card! I love cards with whimsy and unusual scenes, this is perfect.

Cindy's suggestions are awesome. I strive for clever thoughts like hers and don't come up with the as often as I would like. TFS.

Have a blessed weekend.

Juanita B said...

P.S. I'm so quick to hit the "Publish" key, lol. I would be honored to own this card. TFS.

Sarosa said...

Jacki, perfect! And thank you, Cindy, for the added suggestions! I love this stamp, but have never used it because I couldn't figure out what to do with it! (That and my soon-to-be-conquered terror of coloring also kept me from playing with it!)

Adorable card!

Cindy H. said...

Thank you Jacki, Juanita, and Sarosa - I'm blushing! I'm usually not clever at all but this little guy just seemed to inspire me :) Usually, when I'm trying to find a sentiment for my own cards, I can't come up with a thing, lol.
Glad you liked my little idea.