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Friday, 17 June 2016

'Life's too short to act normal!'

This title I think you could say says it all about me. I try to act normal as little as possible. I enjoy entertaining others, humour and try to never take myself seriously. Lucky for me Elysha and Dale and Jessie have all inherited this same characteristic so it makes life easier. I have a couple of children who are more serious, they have a good sense of humour but don't always see the funny side of things so we have to be careful how far we go when joking. We never joke or laugh at the expense of others but we do enjoy a practical joke or two. My expertise is more being able to see the funny side to most circumstances and keeping things lite so unhappiness can pass quicker. I use this 'talent to get Elysha out of her misunderstanding funks that are mostly due to her not understanding properly what someone has said and I have also found it particularly helpful in dealing with issues that arise from mum and dads dementia/Alzheimers. Enough on that,

Now just check out this card



I love what I have achieved here. There is a challenge and this week it is 'Selfies', I had an idea and started with that. I love this new stamp set from 'The Ton'. they have to be the cutest pandas I have seen. My first card I did the pandas rolling around on the ground laughing, but I did two of the larger polaroid frames and did some lop sided photos but didnt feel it worked.


So I started again, did my laughing pandas with very red cheeks but this time I used the smallest polaroid frames out of copic cardstock. Then stamped the 'selfies' and coloured.


 After placing everything where I wanted it, I drew in some grass and stamped this sentiment.
Its finished and I'm very happy.

Challenges :

Make a Polaroid Scene is the actual title so I might have missed the mark here. Please let me know if I have and I will remove. Shopping my stash: Polaroid dies that have sat for a long time not being loved, sentiment that hasn't seen the light of day for a long time. Stamps are new but never used before.





Stamping + Die-cuts + Fussy Cutting





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29 comments:

  1. What a sweet and thoughtful design! Love the cute pandas! Thanks so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Animal Magic” Challenge! Well done!

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  2. Gorgeous! They are the cutest pandas.
    Nothing wrong with a sense of hummour :)

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  3. Wow, this is amazing!! Love the touch of humour!! :D

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  4. You are one talented and clever lady. Enjoyed reading about fun/laughter etc. This is such a fabulous card. The idea of the selfies and those mini pandas is a master stroke! Such a fun card. Absolutely love it! x

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  5. Hello Aileen and thank you for playing along with us at Shopping Our Stash with this super fun and adorable card.
    I agree with everything you said about keeping a good sense of humor in certain situations, I don't dwell in unpleasantness, like you said, keeping things on the light side makes the "ugly" pass quickly.
    Your little pandas are a hoot!!! love those "selfies", LOL!! fabulous coloring as always, my friend.
    I'm so happy you played along with our challenge, hope to see you in the gallery again soon.
    Hugs,
    Maria Rodriguez.

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  6. Cute and fun card Aileen. Great design! Those pandas are adorable. Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up. xx

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  7. Oh my gosh, how adorable, Aileen! Fabulous design and coloring...such a fun card! Thanks for making me smile :)

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  8. OH MY GOODNESS!!!!! This is one fabulous and fun card. I just love all your bear selfies, so stinkin' cute.

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  9. What a fun and sweet card! Love the adorable laughing pandas! And the polaroid pictures are so funny!

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  10. Hahaha! I love it! Reminds me of those old photo booth photos that you used to take. Love the colouring too. It's a brilliant scene. Xx

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  11. These sweet pandas make me laugh, Aileen! What a fun card! Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up!

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  12. OMG, this is freaking adorable! I just recentky saw a documentary about pandas and this is exactly what they look like rolling around on the grass! Big smiles here! Thanks for *shopping your stash* with your playful Polaroid pandas!

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  13. Oh my goodness, how fantastic is this, Aileen! It's beyond brilliant ... clever ... fun ... and completely adorable! Hugs, Anita :)

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  14. LOL, Brilliant card Aileen those little Pandas are so precious and lovable, this is one adorable cute card
    hugs
    lorraine x

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  15. Fabulous take on our "Selfie" Challenge! Nice concept and brilliant execution! Thanks for playing along at Shopping Our Stash!
    Hugz,
    Chana, DT

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  16. Oh my this is just way too funny and adorable! Love all those pandas and polaroid frames for them!
    Thank you for playing along with Happy Little Stampers - Anything Goes with Dies this month!

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  17. Those pandas are hilarious, the selfies are just too funny for words. Love the composition Cara x

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  18. PS normal? Does not compute!

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  19. Oh what an adorable card, Aileen! Very cute & creative!

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  20. You absolutely nailed it! I absolutely love it! That card made me laugh and smile and it is perfection! Thank you for joining us at Shopping Our Stash! And, thank you for the laugh! Cyndi, DT

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  21. Such a brilliant card. Made me smile! Thank you for joining us at Happy Little Stampers - Anything Goes with a die.

    Emma, Design Team Member

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  22. Ha ha ha, that is truly hilarious! Fabulous idea!

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  23. Congrats on being featured at the SOS challenge blog with this super fun card!

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  24. This card is fantastic ... love it.

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  25. Aileen, I was soooo glad to see your adorable panda selfies in the SOS Shout-Out gallery! This is one of the cutest cards I've seen in a long time. :)

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  26. Aileen, I was soooo glad to see your adorable panda selfies in the SOS Shout-Out gallery! This is one of the cutest cards I've seen in a long time. :)

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  27. Adorable card! Those pandas just make me smile :)

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  28. How cute are these selfies !!! What an original idea and you've pulled it off superbly !!!

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  29. I love your polaroid dies BTW, where did you find them!!!

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