MAD THURSDAY

Remember those funny MAD LIBS you did as a kid.  Well, today I’m featuring a funny MAD LIBS with a girlfriend theme. I picked the following ‘paper crafting’ words without looking at the story: 
Adjective=paperlicious
Adjective=blinged
Adverb=creatively
Verb=embellish
Plural Noun=stampers
Noun=scrapbook
Adjective=scalloped
Adjective=distressed
Plural Noun=techniques
Part of the Body=brain
Noun=die-cut
Article of Clothing=apron
Adjective=stampendous
Silly Noise=Riiiiiiiiiip!
Noun=straight cutter
Noun=chipboard

Now here is the story with the words inserted:

A GIRL AND HER GIRLFRIENDS
Every girl needs a few PAPERLICIOUS girlfriends to hit the town with.  Friends who will stick by your side through thick or BLINGED.  Friends who will CREATIVELY share the check and not quibble over whose turn it is to EMBELLISH the next round.  STAMPERS you can call at the very last minute and be ready when you roll up in your convertible SCRAPBOOK with a SCALLOPED invitation to a DISTRESSED party.  Friends you’ve known for many TECHNIQUES, who have nursed you through a broken BRAIN, cheered you when you got that well deserved DIE-CUT, and agreed that your designer APRON was a STAMPENDOUS steal.  Most importantly, these friends know that type of guy you go RIIIIIIIIIP over and won’t think twice about approaching someone who fits the description of your dream STRAIGHT-CUTTER and asking, “What do you think of my CHIPBOARD over there?”

Okay, that was kinda corny. . .but it was challenging coming up with words that were related to paper crafting terms! 

TODAY’S GIRL CARDS
Cheerleader Team Spirit.  These are a series of cards I did with all the college teams in our area:  Kansas Univ., Kansas State, and University of Missouri (Mizzou).  I showed the matching boy football cards as well.  I think I need to get busy on some KC Chiefs and Royals for pro spirit! 

ONE EXTRA EASTER CARD

I am sending out a BIG Thank You to my followers who have been coming back to my blog and leaving comments!  Since I have not had any takers on the Blog Candy girlfriend challenge this week. . .next week, I be reposting the BLOG CANDY on one day next week for just those of you who leave as many comments that day on my blog, and then I’ll do a random pick via an online random drawing submission. 

Come back tomorrow for my FEATURE FRIDAY GUEST BLOGGER! Have a great Thursday!
Jill

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MAKE IT MINE MONDAY & HUGE GIVE AWAY!!!!

Today’s card is taking inspiration from a picture from a paper crafting magazine, essentially taking someone’s else general design or idea and switching it up and making it my own.  I do this often. . .the great thing is, it never really looks like theirs, sometimes I just need a launching point for getting my creative juices flowing. While I like the pagemaps and sketches, I’m more of an in-color gal that needs more visuals to get me going on a project!  

BIG GIVE-AWAY NEXT MONDAY!
Okay ladies. . .I am trying to draw more followers to my blog and I need your help. . .so I’m giving away some new, never opened great stuff from my MemoryWorks inventory and my own stash.  To WIN, all you have to do is bring more followers from today through next Monday, April 5th to my blog by posting my blog link everywhere and getting the word out.  I’ll need a minimum of at least 10 new followers referred by each person to be eligible for the give-away.  If we have a tie. . . we’ll have an additional 24 hour contest to see who brings the first new additional follower to my blog-just one more. Just make sure that a new follower you referred leaves a comment on any day and they will need to leave your name and blog name and link so that I can go back and count each comment and verify each new follower as one of your referred.  Hope that makes sense?  I’ll foot the postage and mail out to the winner! I’ll post pictures of the goodies later this week, but here is what the WINNER will get:

BIG STASH GIVE AWAY ITEMS:
1. Red Mini-Notebook
2. We R Memory Keepers Self-Adhesive Flocked Lace in Lavendar Swirl (Madame Royale)
3. Inkadinkado Set of 10 Clear Stamps-Little Cupcake Set  (little cute babies and expressions)
4. K&Company Amy Butler Mini Alblum Book Kit
5. Junkitz Experssions Blue Print Letter/Alphabet Rub-ons
6. Piggy Tales Barndoors/Windows from the Cinderella Collection (they are like frames that open)-13 total
7. 7 Gypsies Congrats Sticker Sheet
8. 7 Gypsies Love Sticker Sheet
9. Daisy D’s Sunshine Cardstock Sticker Sheet
10. Fancy Pants Aged Florals Double Sided Paper Pack by designer Nancie Rowe-Janitz-6 PP in florals
11. Fancy Pants Cards/PP in Summer Soiree by designer Michelle Coleman-12 cards or 1 PP on other side
12. Pebbles So Tweet Sticker Sheet
13. BasicGrey Undressed Self-Adhesive & Archival Safe Chipboard Shapes in Obscure-120 pieces
14. EXCLUSIVE Calendar Tag Book Kit from MemoryWorks-comes with designer paper, tons of embellishments for the book, pre-printed calendar month pages, and instructions.
15.  You Go Girl Special Issue Magazine by Paper Crafts Magazine-this is my issue, I’ll be passing on slightly used.

WOWSIE!  That is nice Give Away for just spreading the word about my blog!

TODAY’S MAKE IT MINE MONDAY PROJECT:  LIFE OF THE PARTY CARD!

This is taken from the Special Paper Crafts Magazine issue:  You Go Girl from this picture on page 155 by designer Charrie Shockey.  Her card is adorable and it is called “You Sexy Thing”.  Hope I’m not infringing on any copyright here. . .I’m giving credit to the magazine and the designer.   Love her design, but I switched my up and it came out completely different!

 From the above card to Making It Mine

Start bringing those followers over for a chance to win the Give Away!  You have until next week.  Come back every day this week for some more GIRL FUN!  Tomorrow is MAD LIBS and it will be entertaining!
See you then!
Jill

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