Monday, September 17, 2018

Keep Disturbing Your Friends

Sometimes I get random texts from my friend Ilina Crouse, like "honey - can you pick up dinner?" or "that bid proposal is due" - that are meant for her husband or coworkers.

The other day I texted a meme to the wrong friend. And mind you, I have some pretty strange memes I like to text around. In context of the conversation I was having with a DIFFERENT friend, it completely made sense. However, when texted out of context to the WRONG friend, it probably resulted in her deleting my number.

BUT - it's good to keep your friends guessing about your sanity, so that's why I made you this hilarious card today.

I have a bunch of unfiled stamps on my desk last weekend. Unfiled means they are new, but haven't been put into stamp pockets, labeled and Airtabled.

Two of these sets - one with the flamingos and one with the sentiment - just happened to be next to each other and I laughed and laughed and laughed at the twisted card idea forming in my brain.

So to start out with, I stamped the three feathery friends in Innocent Pink ink for a no-line start. Then I used my Studio Pencils (I love these reasonably priced pencils - and no broken leads!) in pink, orange, yellow, and yes - blue. I found that that little pop of blue on the feathers really made it more interesting than all pink. The colors I used are Ice Blue, Orange, Pink and Black. These are available in open stock, which is a must for me with pencils, because I use some colors more than others, but I am still using the original set of 72 I bought on my VERY FIRST visit to a Blick store when I was in Boston a year or so ago.

Then I added one of my signature moves - googlie eyes. BAM. With the sentiment, stamped in Nocturne, I laughed and laughed and laughed. I fully intend to disturb my friends as long as possible.
Picket Fence Studios Flamingo Card by Understand Blue

That's Flocking Great - Picket Fence...
[ PFS ]
Levels of Friendship - Picket Fence...
[ PFS ]
Studio Katia SMALL GOOGLY EYES 3mm...
[ SSS ]
Blick Studio Artists' Colored Pencils...
[ BLIC ]
Box of 40 little cards with...
[ ETS ]
[ SSS | GNK ]
Coloring Glove - Anti-Smudge
Tsukineko VersaFine Clair NOCTURNE...
[ SSS | ELH | CST ]
Derwent Battery-Operated Eraser
[ BLIC ]
Ipoint Orbit Pencil Sharpener, Turquoise
Westcott iPoint Halo Electric Colored...
[ BLIC ]
Global Art Classic Leather Pencil Cases
Heavy Base Weight Card Stock- White
[ GNK ]
Artist's Choice 110lb White Card Stock
[ GNK ]
Staedtler Mars Plastic Erasers
[ BLIC | JGG ]
MISTI Stamping Tool
[ MSW | HA | SSS | ELH | MFT ]
Sizzix - Big Shot Express Machine...
[ SBC | BMS | SSS | ELH ]
Rotatrim Professional Series Cutter -...
[ BLIC ]
Absorber - Synthetic Cleaning Cloth
Mudder 10 Pack White Buffer Sanding...
[ SSS | ART ]
Essentials by Ellen Storage...
[ ELH ]
Teflon Bone Folder - Ellen Hutson LLC
[ ELH | SSS ]
Tombow MONO MULTI Liquid Glue Two...
[ SSS | ART | BLIC | ELH ]
Ink Off Cloth
[ INK ]
Xyron Adhesive 2 Inch by 2 Inch Eraser

How are you disturbing your friends this week? Be sure and let me know in a comment for your chance to win this stamp set!

Ghost stamp set by Picket Fence Studios

Hopefully they don't read my blog. :)

PS don't forget to disturb your friends with a card this week, okay? And tuck one of these into it.



  1. This is soooo cute!!! I love the hint of blue on the flamingos. The pairing of sentiment and birds is hilarious!

  2. You and your googly eyes! I love this card, Lydia! The flamingos are so fun - and this sentiment is incredibly fun! <3

  3. Oh my gosh, what a fabulous card - hilarious! I have accidentally emailed my boss something meant for my husband - thank goodness it wasn't anything bad, but I did have my usual line "love you lots" in it :) She at least got a kick out it even though I was mortified when I found out!

  4. You are the most disturbed friend I know... and I mean that in the nicest possible way. Your flamingos are fabulous, and I will never, ever see them without googly eyes again... the perfect touch!

  5. I love these quirky disturbing guys!

  6. Love your flamingos and the googly eyes are adorable. As usual, the coloring is stunning. I have several disturbed friends that would love this card, which is why we're friends:)

  7. This card is hilarious! I received a random text from someone I DIDN'T know, it was both disturbing and hilarious at the same time (I can't repeat it). I texted her back to let her know she had the wrong number, she was mortified, which made it even funnier. The Tidbits are so awesome!

  8. Love the flamingo set, so had to order it immediately. Thanks in a good way.

  9. Love those fun flamingos with the googlie eyes! Delightful card!
    Thinking of making some Halloween-y cards to send out to some of my stamping friends.... there are some who will appreciate being disturbed! Love that fun ghost stamp set!

  10. I like to plot long and hard how to disturb my friends but since most of them are on the East coast I do it by osmosis! Ha I wish! I send cards out fairly regularly or text them, but I am not a meme person. Just an emoji one. I am crafting some invites for one friend and made a birthday card for a gal today who is 50 & fabulous!
    I am really enjoying your sense of humor and need to check on you more often. ;)
    Your flamingos are the bomb and the sentiment is great! The googly eyes are a odd & whimsical touch I appreciate! Thank you too for the blue idea. I love getting tidbits like that! I want to see what you make with the freebie you are giving away-mischievous comes to mind!

  11. I love your flamingos card Lydia! The googly eyes and the sentiment had me laughing. Thanks so much for that.

  12. Your flamingos are the funniest ever !! 😂😂 And that sentiment is awesome !! Well, I happened to be disabled, so at 42 years old I’ve had to go back at my parents. The house is quite small so I’m living in the living room. My parents don’t work anymore so we’re spending pretty much all our time together. At the beginning it was a bit hard, but after an adjustment time, now everything is better and im super glad to have the opportunity to spend these years all together. And this “keep disturbing your friends” became our motto ! When there’s a bit of stress in between us, we’re pulling it with a : “As long as we keep disturbing each other, that’s precisely because we are together !” I don’t know if my English is good enough for you so you can understand what I’m trying to say... Hopefully it is.... Thank you so much Lydia for this post and for your generosity ! Love, Marjorie

  13. Those flamingoes are fabulous, love the soft feathering.


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