Monday, October 26, 2009

Bitten by the Bug Blog Hop and Some Vintage Goodies to Give Away!

This week's Bitten By The Bug challenge was to use the pointed tag from the Stretch Your Imagination cartridge. Mine ended up looking a bit like a house. I love that I could combine my favorite companies for this week's challenge. I used an image from the Halloween Journaling booklets by Crafty Secrets., and Halloween paper from Noel Mignon's 31st kit. (sold out) I used a Martha Stewart punch for the roof and added some black glitter. I also outlined the main image with glitter because a girl can never have enough sparkle! KWIM? I added a lil' bow, a button, and a couple of stick pins to finish it off.
Isn't this a cool little border punch on the "roof?"

And what would a blog hop be without some fun candy to go with it?! Since ya'll know that I LOVE anything shabby or vintage, I thought I'd give some of my absolute favorites away! This is what you will get........ : ) Do you want to see what is inside the bag? Keep scrollin' down.....and you'll see the goodies inside!

This bag is PACKED with vintage finds and pretty notions.......I love the pinks, reds, and creams.....

So what do you have to do to win all of this? Just leave a funny for me......yep....make me laugh. Cuz right now laughing is very much needed...... : )
So where are ya headed next? Regina Easter!!! She always has the CUTEST cards and projects!
I will draw a winner on Wednesday night!




85 comments:

jeanie nieva said...

something funny, umm...a friend's daughter asking if putting a light bulb on your head means you get a bright idea. :)

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

lol!!!! i loveeeeeeeeeeeeeee what jeanie said about the light bulb!!! lol!!!!! i loveeeeeeeeeeeee that card michele!!!! gorgeous!!!! and hehehehehehehehehehehehe....funny.....ok.....we are out shopping yesterday and everyone is getting to be in the "the holidays are coming, the holidays are coming, therefore its time to start being a jerk!" attitude....soooooooooooooooo all i could do was remember the COOLEST spongebob song ever......"don't be a jerk, it's christmas" lol!!! it was all i could do not to become a jerk like the cranky peeps i kept running into!!! lol! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Jingle said...

This card is fab-u-lous! For reals! I love it!

A funny, huh? So...two men walk into a bar....




....it figures! Women are at least smart enough to DUCK! HA!!!!

Well, at least you can laugh at my ability to tell an endless number of dumb jokes! lOl!

Jean Rowell said...

I have a six year old niece who is constantly keeping the family laughing. One afternoon, I picked her up from school and she handed me her back pack. It was heavy, So I asked Abby .. Why is your backpack so heavy ? Very shyly, Abby opens up her closed fist and inside of her tiny little hand is a bunch of rocks. She is collecting them for her fairy garden at home. I almost fell down laughing so hard !!

Crystal said...

Oh my word this is FANTASTIC!!!!! What a GREAT Halloween creation!!!

Carolyn said...

I just love this image Michele. She is just toooooo cute. I also love the punch, gonna have to get that one. What a fabulous card.
Hugs xx
Carolyn

Margie H said...

How about a hubby joke?
Q: How do you keep your husband from reading your e-mail?
A: Rename the mail folder 'Instruction Manual.
Well, it could've been a dirty one! LOL!!

LOVE that card and you know who got me on a vintage kick?! YOU!!! I have several packages of pins, pages of CS' Vintage cuts & cotton scraps...but I love it! LOL!!

Have a great week! xo

Julie said...

Good morning, Michele! I LOVE that card! Such a clever thing to make a house out of a tag--only you would think of that! Now I've got to go to Michael's today & get that punch--dang it! I agree with you--everything's gotta sparkle--love the black glitter, it looks fabulous!

I'm too sleepy still to think of something to make you giggle this morning...my alarm didn't go off--AGAIN! Maybe I'll be a smart girl & figure out what's wrong with it today before it happens again tomorrow morning.....!

Sharon Caudle said...

LOVE this card and that border punch looks so cool! I didn't think I needed that one and then look at what you do! LOL!

I'm tired and I'm at work, LOL! So I can't think of one funny thing this morning. But I sure enjoyed reading everyone else's, so thanks for the giggles this morning! hugs!

Tara Powell said...

Michele, this card is soooo fabulous!
I would LOVE to win your RAK, I can't find Crafty Secrets anywhere near me!
I will give you a funny...
The other day I was working on a class at my LSS and I had my 4 year old son, Roman with me.
He sits quietly and draws and is very good when we go there.
The store was full of people.
Well he had been working very intently on a picture and was very proud to show it to me. He yelled out, "Look Mommy! I drew Daddy's penis! It's a big one!"
(I let him take a shower with Daddy that morning, needless to say that was the last.)
I was mortified!

Jocelyn said...

Love the card and the MS Punch is Perfect!!!!! Love the vintage!!!!! Your work is STUNNING!!!! Wishing you a great week...sweet friend!!!! :-) Funny....my daughter took care of her 3 nieces and nephews along with her two boys this weekend and she said...I have had it with all these children......Birth Control is the best thing I can think of right now!!! You should have see her....she looked like Fright Night!!!!! :-)

Gabriela said...

Last month when the radiologist was measuring my girth to mark the spots for my radiation I said, "You needed my measurements? Well why didn't you just ask? I'm a 36-24-36!" But that wasn't enough. Oh no, then they had to make 3 tiny pin dot tattoos to mark the exact spots. I am now a tattoo'd woman. May as well buy myself a Harley and a 6-pack of beer. (I don't even drink)

DonnaMundinger said...

LOVE this Michelle! Especially your use of that punch! This is the 3rd time I've been here and can't for the life of me think of anything funny except something REALLY embarrassing so here goes. Sometimes I'm in the habit of taking my clothes off really fast in the closet (pants and panties together) and leaving them on the closet floor. Well I picked my jeans up quickly and pulled them on again and went shopping. I sat down to try on some shoes and felt something funny in my pants leg. I reached up from the bottom and pulled out my panties! (which I immediately threw into my purse!!!!) Can you imagine if they'd just fallen out while I was walking in the mall? YIKES!! (I can't believe I revealed that!) xxD

Crayola58 said...

What a darling image on that cute tag.
Carole

Jana Eubank said...

Gorgeous card, Michele! I love what you did with that image!!! Okay, I would love a chance at that goodie packet! . . . Here's a joke my grampa told me when I was little:

Why doesn't Smokey the Bear have any kids?
Because everytime his wife went into heat he threw dirt on her. ;)

charlene aka scrappygma said...

Wow it is hard to think of some funnies that compare to these here thanks for startin my morning off in a great way ! The only thing I can think of is the other evening I set the coffee pot to make coffee in the am and when I got ...No coffee ummmm I forgot to put the water in LOL !
Have a great day your proect is awesome.
Hugs

amylynn said...

Love the card!! Super cute!!

Anonymous said...

what a generous giveaway. I love all things Crafty Secrets.
this morning I pretended to be on the phone with Supernanny to get my son out of bed. It didn't work.
Ang@todybran.com

Crystal aka Caitlynsmommy said...

hmm something funny! My nephew asked me the other day " What do you call a cow with only two legs" LEAN BEEF! he thought it was funny! LOL! Hope you are smiling soon! Love all the glitter you used!

jan farnworth said...

you did a great job love the vintage image.

Ila said...

Your card is Spooky Beautiful!!..and the candy looks Fabulous!!...can't think of very much funny right now..Hubby is retiring in a few weeks...Soon I will have "Twice as much husband and half as much money"...Hugs, Ila

jcscraphappy said...

loooooooove it, the image is soooooooo cute. great, great card.

Kristin G. said...
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- - Sheryl - - said...

Adorable project! Love the glitter - yes .. in fact I just bought a "Halloween Pack" of glitter this weekend at Michael's like I didn't have enough to begin with.

Your candy is fab as I am working on copying some of my dad's old pictures.

have a good day!

Donna said...

Great project! All of them have been fabulous. No shortage of inspiration here!
Something funny, huh? Well, when my son was in kindergarten he came home one day very close to the beginning of the school year and announced very dramatically, "I've met the girl of my dreams!" Needless to say we were a little skeptical but he was so serious you had to laugh. She didn't turnout to be the girl of his dreams and he thinks it's hilarious now too!

L. said...

i love the vintage feel of your cards and how you combined the MS punch with it.

lakisha

Nancy ~ Inkcicles said...

I am so bad at jokes and funnies but instead I'll share a suggested movie scene that will get you giggling... Have you seen the new Transformers flick? We watched it last night and totally almost fell on the floor laughing with the taser scene in the bathroom at the museum. Hilarious!!!

I hope you have lots more smiles today Michele. Love your designs!

:-)

~nance

Sharon said...

beautiful card. just love the vintage pumpkin. you have such incredible talent!

Kimberly said...

Wow! I absolutely love this card. I too didn't think I needed that Martha punch until I saw this card. Great job! Thanks for the chance to win the fantastic vintage goodies. Hmmm...a funny? I'm a firefighter/paramedic and one time I was taking this cute little old lady to the hospital, and treating her for chest pain. I gave her 4 baby aspirin and told her to chew them up into a paste and swallow. Quite a few minutes later, something falls out of her mouth and she puts is back in. I said "Do you still have those aspirin in your mouth? You can chew those up and swallow them." She says "No I can't. I don't have my teeth in!" LOL. She was so cute!
Kim

Michele said...

CUTE project!!! I love it! what an awesome set of goodies, I love vintage stuff!

Heather Cady Wilson said...

Love what you did with the tag - turning into a house. also love your black glittering, so effective. Thx!

Velta said...

Very, very vintage! I LOVE this. I have that same paper pad and I swear Crafty Secrets needs to keep on goin on. Your design around that pumpkin is just gorgeous!

Natalie said...

Wow...I LOVE this project! Your creations are soooooo fun!!

Ok....now for my funny. I have a co-worker with a three year old who is always making us laugh!

Charli woke up one morning and her voice was scratchy. Mom asked her what was wrong...she said she had frog in her throat...not just any frog...."a red-eyed tree frog" When asked how it got in there she said, "It just jumped in there when I walked by the river." Upon Mom saying she was sorry about it she stated, "That's Ok. It's not your fault Mommy." (Apparently she's been watching too much Go Diego Go!) Ha!

Regina Easter said...

wow wow wow wow wow wow wow wow...this is so my style..wow wow wow wow...i love it and i love that blog candy..wow

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

Oh wow!! What a very cool project!! I JUST ADORE the vintage Halloween style! Love your fabby papers and the sewing looks fabulous!! Thanks for sharing all of your fabulous goodies!! HUGS

Yolanda said...

First love the card! I was cleaning out the medicine cabinet and came some kind of vitamin bottle. I turned to my husband, and asked what is this?? Terrified that he would say it was steriods or something, bottle wasn't clearly marked. He excitedly responds, "OH these are help me with my memory!" Then follows up a serious face, "I just can't seem to remember to take them." I just about died laughing! Laughed for over 10 minutes and I'm laughing now!

Hope this made you smile! :-}

selzerc said...

Great Work! Love all your work. Sometimes I just need a lift and your blog just does that for me. Need a funny! Well yesterday I was babysitting my grandaughter, Ryleigh who's 4 and as serious as she could be said "Me Me, (thats my name) do you know how to tell a boy dog from a girl dog? I said "No how." She looked at me as serious as can be and said "a boy dog has Balls!" She turned around and ran off. I just laughed and thats what I needed to make my day go better. There are times when grandchildren can really brighten your day and they don't even know it.

Have a great day and keep up the good work.

Carol said...

Ok, something funny......
never feed a dog something really chewy no matter how small...chew, chew, chew and he still asked for more!
love your card!
Carol<><

QweenDavia said...

love love love it! thanks for sharing!

Why don't mummies take vacations?......They're afraid they'll relax and unwind.

hahahaha hope this helped!

Carrie said...

Love the vintage look you have. Just beautiful.

Funny? The funniest thing I heard today was from coworker... her daughter asked her 5 yo granddaughter how her throat felt (after being sick the night before). The little girl looked at her mom with "that look" and replied, "Like my throat. It doesn't feel like my ears."

CherylP said...

Great job with that tag! I love it!

Now here's my dumb joke for the day...

Do you know how to catch a polar bear?

First cut a big hole in the ice


Second, sprinkle peas around it.


When the bear comes to take a pea.....


Kick him in the Ice hole!!

Lynne in NI said...

Fabulous card - love all the details.
What about a seasonal funny:

Do zombies eat popcorn with their fingers?
No, they eat the fingers separately...

;o)

Jessica said...

What a sweet card! I love the black glitter. I don't know if you're a cat person, but I thought this was funny. My calico cat apparently didn't like having her kitty litter brand changed, so she kept peeing on the rugs in the bathroom. Now she's banned to the downstairs at night, which she hates. So I go to shut her in one night and can't find her anywhere. Finally, I check the guest room closet, part the clothes and there she is, hiding! She came out looking very sheepish. Guess she thought she could outsmart me! lol!

Maria Matter said...

Wowza, what a fabulous halloween creation...love the black sparkle!
take care!
Blessings, Maria

Something funny huh?
There were two muffins in the oven...one said, "boy, it's hot in here." The other said, "wow, a talking muffin!" hehe

Melissa said...

What did the fish say when it ran in to the wall?!?


DAM(N)

haha - my favorite dumb joke - enjoy.

HazelQ said...

Aww lovely project! I like the paper :) Thank you for the chance to win. I can't think of anything funny right now, so I owe you a nice joke next time :P
Hugs
Hazel

Janet said...

Thanks for the chance to win. These goodies are terrific! My funny involves my kids--sibling rivalry. Somedays it just gets too much, eh? My boys were about 6 and 8--constantly arguing, or so I thought. We were in the car, both in the back seat, and one hollers at me: "Mom, make him stop. He's looking out MY window!"

Well I just burst out laughing. It's still a joke with us today and they are 17 and 19.

Patti's Scrapinings said...

Your card is spooky-sweet! I love all things vintage! Well I don't have a funny per say, but just what my 8year old said to me this morning. I went to wake her up for school this morning and she said to me " Mom, I am really getting tired of you waking me up early in the morning, can you come back later?" I was speechless for a few seconds, then I told her to get up and left the room laughing. Gotta love the 8 yr. old girl attitude. On the other hand my teenagers attitudes I can do without....

Judy said...

Your card is adorable and I love the border on the house. I like the layout and the image you colored. You did a great job!

Now for something funny Hmmmmm

Why don't skeletons ever go out on the town?

Because they don't have any body to go out with...

Margie said...

This is a fab card! Thanks for your sweet comments on my blog! I think it is funny when my 5 year old twins "try" to make up jokes! One of them just said to me"Why did the zombie go to zombieland? Because he was a zombie!" in a very matter of fact voice.

Creative Momma said...

Great card...beautiful papers too..

I read an email today that said...

A good friend approached me this morning and said the Charity she volunteers for needs me to donate some of my clothes for people that are starving..
I said GET LOST!
Anyone who can fit into my clothes is NOT STARVING LOL....
One more...
I bought a little plaque for my desk at work...
Lord, if you can't make me skinny. Could you please make all my friends FAT...lol...love this cuz we are all doing the biggest loser at work...they dont think its funny lol

Elaine said...

Yowza~ I would have never thought to use the border up there but I absolutely adore that!! How totally cute!! and so much fun on your crafty blog candy ....woohoo for one lucky lady (or man?) ;-) Thanks much for sharing the FABBY card!

KathyJ (Wattle) said...
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KathyJ (Wattle) said...

This is AWESOME Michele!!! What a fabulous Holiday card!!! The house is so creative and love the roof!!! :)

bonnie said...

Lovely creations glad I found your blog!! :) Bonnie x

debbif said...

Your design is really cute....I'm thinking that little girl realllly has eaten way to much Halloween candy or is it just her costume? Love your work!

sue said...

Great card, lovin the paper and image. I've got a funny for you from my 12 year old son- What is the longest sentence in the english language? I do!!

sue@kajs.demon.co.uk

helen said...

beautiful details and i love how the green pops at the roofline with that border punch! the card looks like it was created with quality products and especially artistry.
a laugh?
i work with students with special needs who are developmentally delayed. a co worker each day helped the students hand over hand with brushing their teeth. a student from another classroom started coming in and signing that he wanted to brush his teeth, she helped him each day for a few weeks. one day she asked him who helped him at home with his teeth. he pointed to himself and when she asked why he didn't do it at school, he pointed to her and then made the letter L on his forehead indicating loser! she was stunned then they laughed together and have a bond that continues years later.

Kristina said...

Great card, just love your image.
Something funny, Hmmmm... OK this isn't a joke but something I read on a blog somewhere:
My greatest fear is that when I die my husband will sell all my crafting supplies for what I told him I paid for them!
Not hilarous, but all I could come up with this morning :)

Nancy said...

I love your projects! I love vintage stuff too!

Here's a little funny.... (with 4 children there are tons of funnies, I just don't remember them all!)

Quite a few years ago when my daughter was about 4 yrs old we lived in apartments that had tiny back yards divided by concrete walls. One time my daughter and I were outside and my husband walked by the sliding glass door in pants and an undershirt on. My daughter shouts out very loudly... "Daddy's NAKID!" I heard someone start laughing from one of the other yards that was close by. I quickly said, "No, daddy isn't naked, he's in his underwear with pants on!" That didn't stop the laughing. I never did find out which neighbor it was that over-heard us. LOL

StampinCathy said...

This is one fabulous card. I just love your creative and inspiring style. Something funny....My sister came go visit and the family went to eat and she rented car and said it was a Yukon. So after we all ate we drove to Sonic to eat dessert, which was right next door. So my sister and I found a Yukon and I started to open the door.....well of course it wasn't hers. So they all starting laughing and to find out she walked to the place. Oh and she didn't rent a Yukon either, but she thought she did. I seem to be the one they always laugh at. Thanks for a chance at this awesome giveaway. I just love vintage.

Sandy said...

OMG - how cute!! Great tag!

michelled said...

I love the image you used, that pumpkin girls is the cutest! I also really like the punch you used on the roof line. Thanks for sharing.

NancyS (momsnack) said...

Wwhat a clever card! I love using tags.
Are those wooden dominoes?? I love dominoes and have several colors and sizes but have never seem ones like that - they reminded me of the black wooden ones we played with as kids.

Steph said...

Bootiful card! I hope no one gets offended with this joke! If so, Sorry!!!

Why don't witches have kids?

because their boyfriends have HALLOWEENIES!

TFS!

connie said...

My grandson (8yr now) name is Bradley James Demoulin. And my last name is Melancon - the "c" sounds like an "s". When he was little I would call him Bradley James Demoulin Melancon. He told his other grandmother (who happens to be my close friend) his name was Bradley James Demoulin "mawmaw connie son". I had him so confused.

joanna said...

Love the image on the tag. Stunning card!

cards4u said...

I told my kids at the dinner table tonight I needed a joke and this is what my college bound senior came up with. "What's orange and sounds like a parrot?" And I said "I don't know - what?" She replied "A carrot!" Do you think this might be her winning ticket into Harvard?? Love what you did with your tag and the added border punch is great!! Thanks for the chance to play!

Rheannon said...

Woweee I LOVE your card! That little image is so darling. Funny: yesterday my son told me they had pinecones for snack at school. I couldn't figure out what he was talking about. Today we went to the market and while passing the fruit section he blurts out "look! pinecones!". We'd just passed the pineapple... oh he says, I guess I got my words mixed up! LOL Little cutie.

Jo said...

Cute card ... love the vintage feel. I don't have a joke or funny story today ... I spent the better part of today cleaning closets, but I really enjoyed reading your blog comments today ... just the break I needed. Thanks!

Jo xx

DB said...

Beautiful card! I love the background paper and the punched border on the roof.

I work at a daycare and my granddaughter goes to work with me (she's convinced she works there too). The other day they were playing in the play room and one of the two year olds pooped her pants. My granddaughter kept telling her to go get her pants changed and every time she told her, her voice got louder. The director went over to get the girl and she told Courtney if she was a lawyer that she would be badgering the witness. She looked at the director with a really serious look on her face and said "I'm not a lawyer, I'm the poop police."

chriswooten57 said...

you did good girl. i wish i was as good at this as you ladies. i just started using my cricut,etc...i do not have that cartridge, but would love to own it.

thanks for a chance at winning

something funny, ok. well my grandaughter was at carowinds dancing 2 summers ago at the stage with dora the explorer. dora came down and got her to go on stage and dance. my granddaughter had on a sun dress and was so shy and nervous that she just stood there pulling her dress up over her face, panties and all shining. lucky dora and crew made her feel more at ease and dora starting pulling her dress up too. i know you had to be there to see it and hear the crowd.

turnedgyspy aka chriswooten57
mcwooten1999@carolina.rr.com
http://www.turnedgpsy.blogspot.com undercontruction

rosa said...

hi, your blog is very beautiful and your ideas are genial...I hope really to win this candy for me Kisses

laugh!;-D
seen on the gate of a Chinese restaurant:EXCHANGE CLOSED FOR DIGESTION

Mary said...

Something funny....let's see....

My 5 year old daughter is a big fan of Hannah Montana. So the other day some friends of mine that I hadn't seen in over 12 years were up in Maine on vacation and stopped in for a visit. My daughter asked where they lived and they told her Montana. She looked right at them just as serious as could be and said "do you live in Hannah Montana?"

Karen said...

love the card! can't think of anything funny at this time, but I sure got a laugh out of other peoples jokes. thanks. :):)

Kristin G. said...

I was here before but I missed the part about making you laugh so I thought I would delete the other one and leave you a funny.

There were two muffins in an over and one muffin said to the other "boy it's hot in here" and the other said "Oh my gosh, a talking muffin!"

Love your stuff. Thanks for the chance to win.

Kristi said...

Cute card. The little pumpkin girl looks like the Campbell's soup kid.

Kim said...

Love the card, especially the punch. Love all the insiration that I am getting from the blogs and cannot wait to get to my craft room today and get back to crafting.

iluvmybugs said...

Love your card...and that punch is great!!!

Something funny hmmmmmm:

Q: What do you get when you goose a ghost??

A: A handful of sheet!!!

Happy Halloween!!
Hugs,
Terry

Cricut Critter said...

lovely card...

Kathy said...

Oh my, I love that vintage image..too cute. Love your work
Can't think of a darn thing funny right now, unless you are amused by the fact I wore unmatched earring to work today...

megline said...

Very cute card.
Hugs, Line

Aimee said...

First, gorgeous card, as usual!!! Second, a funny, my daughter (2 years old) insisted that I wear 4 inch heels the other night while putting away laundry because she thought I looked pretty in "princess shoes". :) And finally, I hope your daughter stays healthy through all of this, I have the same fears for my other daughter who has special needs as well. hang in there!

Chirpin Is Fun said...

Great project...thanks for sharing...and for the blog hop!

Dee Dee said...

Love how you used the border punch. :) Loved everyone's funnies.