This is for the CC476, the TLC479 to use this fabulous pillow bkg technique, and the MMPTP300 to bring furniture or decoratons to the new room for the sisterhood of the traveling tea party. Now, before all you lovely ladies of the sisterhood gasp and say that my wall are looks like I found it in "a house of ill repute", I have a story which eventually explains why this is perfect for our new room. My sweet old dog Dolly, whom I often mention, has slept on her fluffy dog bed in the middle of the family room for 13 years. A year ago, I came downstairs one morning, and there she was...sleeping on the smaller of the 2 couches in the den. She has remained there ever since, except when she in running around the yard getting dirty. My husband and 2 teenage sons, all 6 footers, squeeze on the lther couch. Luckily they are thin or I would be sitting on the abandoned dog bed. Recently I noticed a slight doggy ordor coming from the couch. Since my husband lost his job 6 months ago I have become the penny pinching queen. Rather than pay someone to steam clean the couch, I bought a $2. 99 box of carpet and furnitute deoderizer for a little DIY job. My husband said it would not work and to return it. Well, I did the only sensible thing...wait until he left to run an errand and sprinkle this magic powder not only on the one couch, but on both. DISASTER! The directions did not mention that this product left a stench worse than the most offensive bathroom doodorizer sprey ever made. My dog didn't mind the smell and proceeded to take a nap on the couch. The odor was quickly absorbed by her fur, and since she has always been attached to me like velcro, the smell folliws me everywhere. I decided to check the teapotters project to get my mind off my troubles, abd there was the word....FURNITURE! OMG-not furniture. I ran out of the house and decided to concentrate on artwork to decorate the walls of our new parlor. But, still, you are thinking the smell must have gone to my head to send a picture of a sexy undergarment. So here are the 2 reasons why this is the perfect wall art. First, a corset is an undergarment that gives women support...just like the teapot ladies support each other and the people that they send their cards to. And secondly...OOH LA LA we sure are a group of "hotties". TFL, Francie
Date: Friday, May 2, 2014 GMT Views: 719
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Registered: July 27, 2007 Location: Dublin, Ireland Posts: 68042
Fri, May 02, 2014 @ 11:28 AM
You made me laugh out loud with your write-up, Francie.
We had to change cars last year because the beautiful leather-seated Peugeot 607 we had had so many electrical problems it was breaking our heart and our bank balance; here, older cars have to be tested annually and we had all these faults that were showing up but no garage could figure out what they were or how to fix them. So - we got a very nice used station wagon which is great for putting musical instruments and stuff in the back - but...it smelled of dog. Not bad compared to some doggy cars I've been in, but enough so that you'd notice on a warm day. I got a brilliant spray-on foam which I must say has worked wonderfully.
I love the allegorical aspect of your support garment! What a fun card, and I'm glad you even managed to try out the TLC on it too. That hot pink and green is a fab combination.
Registered: February 9, 2010 Location: Mentone, California Posts: 7380
Sat, May 03, 2014 @ 12:02 AM
Can't figure out which I love more...the story or the card...Love your color choice and your pillow top technique for the back ground of that totally amazing undergarment ROCKS! I love the explanation of why this is the perfect image for this card...so true! This is a pretty AMAZING piece of art...
Registered: September 11, 2009 Location: Vancouver BC Posts: 7318
Sat, May 03, 2014 @ 4:37 PM
This made me laugh and brought back memories of a car my sister bought years ago. Everytime she got in the car she could smell a foul oder. after searching the car thoroughly thinking something mush have fallen out of the shopping and was rotting somewhere, she took it back to the dealer. They searched it just as thoroughly and said all was well but agreed they were obviously missing something. They eventually found manure under the trunk floor mat.
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Registered: April 18, 2011 Location: Melbourne, Aus Posts: 23520
Sun, May 04, 2014 @ 9:59 PM
Oh what a hoot. Francie I laughed my head off at your story (in fact I read it twice and doubled the laughter). Your card is terrific, I love how you combined several challenges. Straight into My Favs my friend.
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