Tuesday, August 26, 2008

A New Layout

This one was done for a challenge at Scrapperie. I was only allowed to use card and patterned paper, and had to use paint (the lines in the background), embossing (the pattern on the title, and the stamped words), ribbon, paper tearing, and a tag. I was quite happy with this LO-especially with the tag. I've always had a problem using tags-but the tag looks OK on this LO!

Here's a joke for you:
A man came home from work and found his three children outside, still in their pyjamas, playing in the mud, with empty food boxes and wrappers strewn all around the front yard. The door of his wife's car was open, as was the front door to the house and there was no sign of the dog.
Proceeding Into the entry, he found an even bigger mess. A lamp had been knocked over, and the throw rug was wadded against one wall. In the front room the TV was loudly blaring a cartoon channel, and the family room was strewn with toys and various items of clothing.

In the kitchen, dishes filled the sink, breakfast food was spilled on the counter, the fridge door was open wide, dog food was spilled on the floor, a broken glass lay under the table, and a small pile of sand was spread by the back door. He quickly headed up the stairs, stepping over toys and more piles of clothes, looking for his wife. He was worried she might be ill, or that something serious had happened. He was met with a small trickle of water as it made its way out the bathroom door. As he peered inside he found wet towels, scummy soap and more toys strewn over the floor. Miles of toilet paper lay in a heap and toothpaste had been smeared over the mirror and walls.

As he rushed to the bedroom, he found his wife still curled up in the bed in her pyjamas, reading a novel. She looked up at him, smiled and asked how his day went. He looked at her bewildered and asked, 'What happened here today?' She again smiled and answered, 'You know every day when you Come home from work and you ask me what in the world I do all day?' '
Yes,' was his incredulous reply.
She answered, 'Well, today I didn't do it.'

9 comments:

dddeeebbbzzz said...

Stunning LO! It's so striking with the red against the white background.
Great joke!

LadyBug said...

Fab LO. I love the Red and White together really striking!!!! Great Joke!!! :)

shaina said...

that joke is terrific! my mom would so love (and appreciate) it! :D

Shirley said...

Thanks for the smile and your RED LO is stunning :)

Cleo Crafts said...

I am not sure which i like more, the joke or the layout!!! Love the scalloped edges.....

~Vicki~ said...

wow that layout is gorgeous - love the red and white, really stunning!!!

Sue said...

LOL, so true

Andrea said...

I love that lo! I have read that joke before but it still made me smile! Think I'll link it to my DH, or perhaps I'll just read a novel tomorrow!!!

KimmyS said...

wahahahahahahaha that is too funny!

Love LOVE love that layout Pam. It's gorgeous especially the way you used the red ribbon