Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Elephant Tales - FMS106



This little elephant image is so sweet that I decided to stamp it more than once!  The plan is to make a blue version of this card as well.  I vowed earlier this year to make at least two of every card I design for my blog but I am not doing so well in that department.  I am such a one and done kind of gal - why do I dislike making multiple cards?  I am curious about what you do.  If you blog or make your own cards do you stop at one or make a batch?

Now for the elephant story.....you knew there would be one......

I grew up in a small town and our back yard bordered the school grounds.  Our local fire department sponsored a circus one year and it pulled into town late one night. We were already sleeping when the circus set up camp on the playground.  A lone elephant was tethered at the edge of the grounds.  In the middle of the night I heard my father yelling that there was an elephant loose in our backyard.......followed by his raging into the yard (in his boxer shorts!) after that elephant who was trampling bushes and our burning barrel. The handler eventually got the elephant secure but not before it dropped a few more surprises ;)  We got free tickets to the circus the next day.......my father chose not to go.......




Amy O'Neill designed our sweet sketch this week at Freshly Made Sketches!


22 comments:

Diane - oliver.mdiane@comcast.net said...

Linda I love everything about this card. I love the little elephant X3, Love the pink/grey, love the doily as a background accent and LOVE those ears! How cute is that! I might have to CASE this one... but I need a elephant stamp first!
Yes I NOW try to make at least two of everything. I always have one for a reference and the one I mailed! hugs.

stampinsue said...

That is just precious, Linda! TFS

Marisa said...

Love this card, Linda!! Such a cute use of the sketch and the polka dotted ears are great -- as is the story behind it LOL!

I used to make multiple cards when I supplied cards for sale in a few stores. Kept them on the easier side and did about ten of each. Not nearly as much fun as the one offs!

Dodge3670 said...

Oh no! What a great story and memory! Love the elephants with the polka dot ears. The background and doily are awesome. Great choice with the bow and buttons too! Thanks for sharing! Lynn G.

Brenda in IN said...

This card is so cute. What a fun story to remember from childhood. Can't blame dad for not going! I made several cards once when I made one that I truly loved. Sent each of my girlfriends one for their birthdays! Otherwise I just make one of each except for Christmas. I'm not creative enough to make all different ones!

LeAnne said...

Oh my goodness....it's a wonder your father didn't drop a few surprises...or at least a few choice words, after seeing an elephant in his yard! Yikes! Well, the card is ADORABLE....love it! And I am a one and done kinda gal, too....I should make duplicates but I am usually rarin' to go to the next challenge!

Bette S said...

Love your card - the colors, everything! Loved the story with it too! We never did have an elephant in our back yard, but I do remember the circus coming to town. Thank you so much! Great memories!

Dawn Tidd said...

Adorable! The elephants look like they're parading in the circus too. I can't wait to see the blue version! :)

Stef Perry said...

This is truly a darling card and I LOVE your story!! What a unique and oh so fun memory!

I have a hard time making more than one card at a time, the exception being Christmas cards where I have to mass produce or I'd be at it 24/7 for a month! But if I really like a design I might replicate at a later date. I would certainly make another one of these if I were you - it is so charming!

Claire Creates Cards said...

Linda, I LOVE this baby card!!!!! It is darling! The elephant ears are precious! You rocked this card!!!!! Hugs! Claire

Carolee said...

I love your card! I seldom, if ever, make just one of a kind. I usually make one, cut for 30, then make another one to be sure I have all the supplies packed for the Stamp Along.
I am not sure what brought me to your blog in the first place but I have been following for awhile. I like your work and I am always looking for ideas to share. Thank you!
Caretostampwithcarolee.blogspot.com

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

What an adorable card! I just love the polka dotsI
Thanks for sharing the wonderful story about the elephant !

Jen said...

I almost never make two of anything! If there's a card I love enough to think I want to duplicate, I just hoard it instead and take it out every so often and gaze upon it fondly.

This is adorable. I'm was never particularly enamored of elephants but I would love to have seen one roaming around the yard! And even better if I could have seen my father chasing it in his skivvies!

Amy O said...

I love this card, Linda! The little peeks of doily, and those floppy ears just make me happy. And I love your story -- that was definitely a memorable event!

Cindy Brumbaugh said...

Love those floppy ears! The doily is a great backdrop for the cuties. I am a one and done, too. And, when someone asks me to make a card- for some reason, instead of recreating one I have made before, I put the pressure on myself to create a brand new design.

Jen Brum said...

Love this card Linda! It's so sweet! Those little elephants are adorable!!! Love that ribbon! That elephant story is hilarious! I'm pretty sure not too many people in the US can say they've had an elephant trample through their backyard!!!! Oh, and I only make 1 card - unless it's Christmas cards....them sometimes I'll make multiples!

Julia Aston said...

what a sweet baby card - love the ears on your cute ellies!

Linda Suarez said...

Funny story! I used to always make two of every card, but somewhere along the way I stopped and became a one and done girl too. Your card is adorable with the pink elephants and their cute ears!

Narelle Farrugia said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this gorgeous baby card Linda (and your elephant story!) The colours you've used are so cute for a girl and the elephants are adorable!

Notes by Nina said...

Fabulous card Linda, I love your adorable little elephants.

Cindy Hall said...

Great card, Linda. I love how you repeated the image across the card front, and those sweet ears! Your story was hilarious! And we had a burning barrel, too! I think they're pretty much outlawed nowadays!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Linda, I truly enjoy your posts when they hit my email inbox. :) Love the little stories you are now known for, as well as each card you present. You've got such a wonderful style!

Keep 'em comin'!