Friday, June 15, 2012

Don't Have Bloody Mary Mix? Make a Card!

I'm SO excited to have our Virtual Stamp Weekend kickoff tonight and even MORE excited that the first challenge is to be inspired by the band Journey. I LOVE Journey and my entire junior high - er, I mean elementary school - experience is recalled whenever I hear their songs.

So the hostess for this first challenge used Any Way You Want It for her inspiration and I had to use this too because you're not going to BELIEVE how I made my card. You are going to welcome this idea with Open Arms - Don't Stop Believing that! See how I did that? :)

Okay but seriously. So last night I made this AWESOME recipe for crockpot Buffalo chicken lettuce wraps and it called for celery. So after I was all done and cleaning up I noticed that the bottom of the celery bundle that I had whacked off looked JUST like a rose! This is the point where the other NORMALLY gives me the crazy eye, but he had to agree that it did indeed look like a rose. I didn't get the crazy eye until I said I was going to stamp with it.

So I hung on to the little end, which did just fine overnight, by the way, and when I saw this challenge I knew it was meant for my celery butt!!

I just took a Real Red Stampin' Spot and inked it up - it took the ink really well. And you can even see the little dots around the edges!
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The greeting is from Sweet Essentials.

Now that, my friends, is a happy accident. Here's the picture of the inked up celery hiney. I apologize for putting your butt on the internet, little celery!


Cool, eh? It looks so beautiful inked up.

Oh, and if you want that bomb-diggety recipe, it is here. I had to add nearly a teaspoon of salt to the dressing. Maybe half a teaspoon to the chicken as well. People leave salt out of recipes a lot these days. Not sure what that's about. But this is crazy delicious and easy and healthy, regardless of what Bloomberg says!

So come play along with us this weekend - who knows what will inspire you!

Loveyameanitbye


16 comments:

  1. Celery butts, who woulda thunk it??? Fabulous card and so very creative! I have to say I just love your humor.

    80's Gals unite!!!!!

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  2. EEEP! That celery butt is even better than my stamping with the evil okra! So inspired! And yes, I have that song in my head now. ;/

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  3. Don't you love those AHA moments of artsy inspiration?! I've stamped the butt end of celery before! I does look like a rose! Also, I get that stink eye from Mr. M when we're out and about and I see something that must be inked and stamped - like an interesting texture on a street or something.

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  4. Ok, that recipe sounds awesome!! I love your card. I've used celery butts with acrylic paint before to paint roses but I never thought to use ink. Your card is wonderful..

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  5. It's that amazing that those roses look so fabulous with a celery butt!!! CRAZY GORGEOUS! Visiting you from the Moxie Fab Blog Roll (he he, you were one of my random picks from the random generator)

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  6. Ok, thank you all. I was able to show this to my husband to prove that I could be MUCH WORSE, and he should appreciate me for the fact that I don't go stamping celery butts. ROTFLMAO!!!

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  7. P.S. I never see the anti-spam words anymore. What's up with that?

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  8. Unbelievable Blue! I'm going in to frig and hack off all the celery and buy more until I can get this look! You are a true blue artist! I love your card!

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  9. Stunning and clever! A good reminder to all of us to keep our eyes open for great ideas like this!

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  10. Now that's an awesome rose! Great example of seeing beauty in everyday things! Love the card and the idea, too!

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  11. Lydia, you inspire! Your card is fabulous and you never cease to amaze me. So, if a celery hiney can make such a beautiful card, what other produce can we repurpose?!

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  12. What a clever idea - I probably would never have thought to use a celery butt to stamp with. And your card turned out just lovely. Also, thank you for the opportunity to use the term "celery butt" in a sentence today. Now THAT is how I like to start the week! ROFL!!

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  13. i love love love it!(and that cute kitty "Stamped by" stamp too!)

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  14. That is very Martha-esque (hope that doesn't offend)! Super cool!!

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  15. A new form of butt stamping! I am fascinated! (and adding celery to my shopping list) Thanks for your creative eye and sharing spirit.

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  16. Looks like your cat image is giving you the crazy eye, too, but we artists must continue to go where inspiration takes us! Very cool, dearie..... *smile*

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