DeeDee's Digis - Grown with Love #2

Hi - it's Monday once more. When I was working, I always dreaded having Monday come around -- even when I liked the job that I had at the time. Just something about having to get up early, go to work. Much nicer to have the day to sleep in if you want, make your own choices as to what you will do that day. Plus, you don't have to put up with office politics. Yay!

Here's the 2nd card made with the DeeDee's Grown with Love set. The background DP came from the set Chance of Showers.  Just FYI, there are some great sets for the Upcoming Father's Day as well. An added bonus of these DeeDee's sets is the ability to combine elements from the different sets that fit in with whatever it might be that you are currently working on. Resizing the designs is another feature that I enjoy, along with the precolored images if I don't have time to color the line art that is with all the sets. Some of the sets have digi papers, some do not. All of the sets have appropriate sentiments too. Nice to have available, to use whenever you might need it.

- Bouquet die cut with MFT Stitched Circle die. Background colored with Copics, and added WoS to the heart and flowers.
- Gloves, garden tools and sack were fussy cut and adhered to the collage. The sack was shaded a bit with copics on the front side. Corners were curled a bit, so added some heavy brown copic shades on the back side, knowing that it would bleed through the front and give a 'used look' to the bag.
- Photo doesn't show it well, but the dp was embossed with a PTI Cover Plate: Stitched Die. It gives a very faint impression. Since the dp was thinner paper, a piece of normal card stock was placed behind so that the die would not cut through the paper.
- Card base is a pale yellow. This will go to a SIL who loves to garden. She is happiest when she is outside working in her flowers.
- Misti helped to place the sentiment which is from a very old Inkadinkadoo clear set - Personal Impressions.
It is  the middle of the month so if you haven't made up your card for DeeDee's  Digi of the Month Challenge now is the time to start getting serious! You have 2 weeks left since the challenge will run to May 31st.

This month "Dad's Day Off" is featured. (available here for Non-EU residents or here for EU residents).
Here's another joke that arrived in our email last week. I laughed, so I hope you will too.

A woman was at her hairdresser's getting her hair styled for a trip to Rome
She mentioned the trip to the  hairdresser, who responded:  " Rome? Why would anyone want to
go there? It's crowded and dirty. You're crazy to go to Rome. So,how are you getting there?"
"We're taking Continental," was the reply. "We got a great rate!"
"Continental?" exclaimed the hairdresser. "That's a terrible airline. Their planes are old, their flight
attendants are ugly, and they're always late. So, where are you staying in Rome?"

"We'll be at this exclusive little place over on Rome's Tiber River called Teste."
"Don't go any further. I know that place. Everybody thinks it’s going to be something special and
exclusive, but it's really a dump."

"We're going to
go to see the Vatican and maybe get to see the Pope."

"That's rich," laughed the hairdresser. "You and a million other people trying to see him.
He'll look the size of an ant. Boy, good luck on this lousy trip of yours. You're going to need it."

A month later, the woman again came in for a hair do.

The hairdresser asked her about her trip to Rome.

"It was wonderful," explained the woman, "not only were we on time in one of Continental's brand new planes, but it was overbooked, and they bumped us up to first class. The food and wine were wonderful, and I had a handsome 28-year-old steward who waited on me hand and foot.. And the hotel was great! They'd just finished a $5million remodeling job, and now it's a jewel, the finest hotel in the city. They, too, were overbooked, so they apologized and gave us their owner's suite at no extra charge!"
"Well," muttered the hairdresser, "that's all well and good, but I know you didn't get to see the Pope."
"Actually, we were quite lucky, because as we toured the Vatican, a Swiss Guard tapped me on the shoulder, and explained that the Pope likes to meet some of the visitors, and if I'd be so kind as to step into his private room and wait, the Pope would personally greet me. Sure enough, five minutes later, the Pope walked through the door and shook my hand! I knelt down and he spoke a few words to me.."
"Oh, really! What'd he say??!!!"
He said, "Who screwed up your hair?!!"
LOL! Come again when you have time, and have a great day. Hugs & Thanks for visitin'.



  1. Another cute card using that set of stamps from Deedee's! Love the way you use all the different images on one card. I'm just not that great merging the digital images that way....but keep trying.
    Another cute joke too.
    Three cheers for not having to be somewhere at a certain time every morning also!

  2. Hahaha...thanks for the laugh and your card is beautiful! Makes me want to go to the garden right now!

  3. Love your card Mary and the joke made me chuckle! :)

  4. What a gorgeous card, Mary!! I love the beautiful flowers!! The images you added are just perfect!! And ha - what a fun joke!! Have a great day :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  5. Another fab card.

    I hear you about going to work. I don't now, but can't lay in as my girls want out for their walk. Don't mind getting up for them though:)

    Hope you've had a good start to the week. Sue

  6. "Snort" I nearly choked on my sea bass Mary!! I managed to remember the cuckoo one and told it to the girls at work today...we all had a giggle!! Great card and I look forward to the next joke!! xx

  7. Darling card and would be especially nice for someone who lives to garden. Have a wonderful day.

  8. Cute garden themed card. I plan to share your joke with friends. I just had a great time touring your blog. I will be back again and I am your newest follower. Thanks for your kind comment on my blog and for being a follower. Ta Ta For Now, Kathy

  9. Brilliant card, great image and wonderful colouring.
    Loved the story as well, made me laugh.
    Patricia x

  10. A gorgeous image Mary and I love the garden tools you have added to this delightful card.
    I love Mondays as I have two days off after a gruelling 14 hr shift on the Sunday.
    Have a lovely week.

    Hugs Sharon. x

  11. A pretty card Mary, love the bright flowers in their colourful pot. A super card in your previous post as well, You did a great job of combining all those die cut pieces.
    I had a giggle at your jokes too, a bit of fun for a Monday morning.
    Jean x

  12. Love this pot of pretty flowers, Mary! I'm sure you SIL will cherish it! Loved the joke too. I'm still laughing!

  13. Brilliant card Mary. And thank you for the laugh. Hazel x

  14. I'm still laughing at the joke -

    I love what you have done with Deedee's images, great idea to add "use" to the sack, love the stitched die. A wonderful card for a gardener.
    Hope all is well, I agree about the not getting up on a Monday, we got up at 9.15am this morning instead of the usual 6am - wonderful LOL.

  15. Gorgeous card Mary and your sooooo right about not having to get up early on a Monday morning! lol Loved your joke too :))) huggles Sue xx

  16. Hi Mary, super card, lovely image and colours.
    Love your funny story, hugs Kate x

  17. I was just thinking the same thing you wrote as I was driving to work this morning lol! I HATE Mondays! But then I say to myself....O.K. it least you have a job right? I like my job, its just some days I'd love to stay home! I love your card, I need one of those Misti's!

  18. Lol...I didn't see that coming!! Thank you for starting and ending my day with a laugh :) Love your beautifully coloured card, so bright and cheery. Carol x

  19. Fabulous card - perfect for someone who loves gardening. Had a a good chuckle at your joke. LOL! xx

  20. Gorgeous card Mary, I like the image and the colours
    Kevin xx

  21. Those pretty blossoms just pop out of that vase with vivid red color! I can see the b/g embossing and it looks very pretty! A great card for the gardening folks, for sure! NJ!
    I just read that joke on someone else's blog recently, but it's always good for a 2nd laugh :)

  22. Another lovely card using this set of images Mary and what a great idea to use that copic on the reverse to 'dirty'the bag, and the rest is also so prettily coloured. Thanks for sharing this fun joke too, certainly made me chuckle. x

  23. Another brilliantly made card with beautiful colour tones.xx
    {aNNie My Personal Blog}

  24. Yay for not having to be at work on a Monday morning!! I love this card Momma Mary! The digi items you used are fabulous, who doesn't love a garden scene?! I also loved the joke, I about died laughing, didn't see that coming. lol Hugs, Brenda

  25. Love the potato sack - great idea to have the Copic bleed through to the front! Super gardening card, I'm sure your SIL will love it. Funny joke again, I'll be sharing later!

  26. Very pretty Mary! Love how you mixed the sets! That background paper is awesome. Have a great week!

  27. Clever DT card there Mary love all the little extras that you ache added too, clever clever you!!! Popped over to Deedee's too and some lovley digis there!!
    Thanks so much for sharing and for popping over,
    Shaz in Ozx.

    {Shaz in Oz – Calligraphy Cards}

  28. Gorgeous, colourful card Mary loving the images and the design, excellent make.
    lorraine x

  29. Another great gardeners card look great and another great funny lol
    Carol x

  30. This is absolutely the sweet spring scene you created and those colors are just perfect.
    I love Mondays too...and great day to start a new week off with. Enjoy your week!

  31. What a fabulous collage of the digi elements Mary - a gorgeous card.
    Loved the joke too ;-).

  32. Another great garden themed card, Mary!!!!! Love all the fun elements and the happy colours!!!
    Another joke I enjoyed so much, Mary!!! TFS!!!

  33. Am I behind? YES I am very behind but I try to peek now and then and leave some love where I can. Bright and colorful card Mary - now this made someone happy!
    Sandy xx