Monday, September 1, 2008

Good Question!


I found this Whipper Snapper sentiment stamp the last time I was at the Creative Pals store in Milwaukee. The sentiment actually reads, "If Barbie is so popular, why do you have to buy her friends?" but I thought I could have a little fun and change it a bit. I used my black SU marker to ink all of the words except "Barbie", and then hand wrote "Bella" in the open space. I'm impressed with how close I was able to get my handwriting to match the font used on the rest of the stamp!

The Bella is Dogwalkabella, but I masked the dog. She does pretty well on her own, but I have to question who leaves the house all dolled up like that with no shoes on? ;o) I made the dots on her purse and in the centers of the flowers on her dress with my white gel pen. My SU pen died, so I replaced it with some from Hobby Lobby. They don't seem to stay white though. The white ink absorbs whatever color of marker is underneath it. I've tried letting the marker ink dry for some time before applying the white but it doesn't seem to make any difference. It's kind of neat though, because it gives you a nice complementary color totally by accident!

Cute, right?

Speaking of cute, I drove past this sign today on my way to the mall and it made me snicker. If you heard anything about the Brett Favre saga of recent weeks, you might get a grin out of it too.

Oh, and I have to give a shout out to Scrappie Jessica (a.k.a. Glitterbella), who recently awarded me with the Javablu Award. Thanks so much, Jessica!

Details:
Stamps: Dogwalkabella (Stamping Bella), Sentiment (Whipper Snapper)
Ink: Basic Black marker (SU!)
Paper: Basic Black, Whisper White, DP (Unknown, it was a gift)
Other: Pink Flower Eyelet (SU!), Black and White Gingham ribbon (Hobby Lobby), Copic Markers

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25 comments:

Lorie said...

Oh, goodness...this is hilarious and such a cute card! I LOVE the simplicity (although not because of the omitting) of it! :o)

Jacquie said...

What an awesome card, Sarah! I love it! The sentiment is perfect!! I love it when that happens, don't you? Hope you are having a great weekend!

Rach said...

What a fabulous idea Sarah...I wouldn't have guessed that you had handwritten the bella part of your sentiment if you hadn't have said....fabulous. hugs rachxx

Holly said...

Oh how funny! Great handwriting Sarah! I think she left the house with shoes on, but had to take them off because she stepped in something her dog left behind! LOL!

Laurel said...

Too cute! I've seen that sentiment stamp and would never thought of using for Bella!

Debby said...

You are way over analyzing your bellas. LOL! Do you do that with everything? You so make me laugh. I love your card as I love everything you do and your handwriting is perfect! Now pick another bella that torments and share. :-)

Katie Skiff said...

That is pretty funny!! They had that on a sign once in the town I used to live it...but you did an awesome job matching up the fonts!! WOW!!!

Katie Skiff said...

That is pretty funny!! They had that on a sign once in the town I used to live it...but you did an awesome job matching up the fonts!! WOW!!!

Martha said...

OMG - how cute.

Danyel said...

Clever! I think she's one of my new favorite Bellas! I'm definitely adding this to my next order!

Danyel
aka Nelliebella
www.psychostamper.com

Paper Makeup said...

wow! I'm definitely impressed on the handwriting! The rest of the card looks fantab too! :)

Carmen said...

Great job on the card. I love the sentiment. It made me laugh. Oh by the way, I am still a little upset over the your fake bro. :)

Lara said...

Tee Hee Hee... Too cute! Love the colors!

Kim said...

Love your card! I really like how you masked the dog and changed the sentiment! Adorable!
Hugs~ Kim

butterfly843 said...

Love the sentiment on this.

ChrissyM said...

How funny. If you didn't say anything I would have thought the stamp read Bella not Barbie. Your handwriting is perfect, matches to the tee. Great card, love all the details you added to it.

Meli Mitchell said...

That sentiment is so GREAT!!!

sparkplug17 said...

She is too cute! Wow, I would of never known you wrote in! Just wanted to let you know for tomorrow that I moved my blog. My new blog is at sparklecreations.blogspot.com. Hope you had a great weekend!

Kari said...

Super cute card!!! Love the saying!! Great layout too!!! I really like how the bella pops out of the top of the rectangle!! Love it!!

Hulachickabella said...

This works! Love it! Hey, I know...she must have left the house with shoes, stepped in doggy doo and took them off! Yeah...that sounds right! =)

Mel =)

Carri D said...

How stinkin creative!! I love it. and great job on the font!

Mandy said...

BWAHAHAHAHA! And I totally would NEVER have guessed that the whole thing wasn't a stamp! You definitely need to send this to Em, the Bella herself... Or to me.... Hmmm. ;)

Dani said...

Look at your handwriting! OMG! It matches perfectly. Love the card, that sentiment is too funny! Great job!

Ice Escape said...

That is sooo stinkin' funny! love it!
***HeatheR***

Cheribella said...

This card is just too cute...I love it. She was already on my next bella order but you just opened a whole new realm of possibilites. Thanks.

 
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