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Sunday, April 15, 2012

Hambo "NERD" Challenge-Aww he's so cute!

What a fun challenge on Hambo Hoedown this week!  We were given a great Nerdie character (NERD - digital image by Hambo Stamps) to use with 3 perfect sentiments one of which was "Smitten" AND the added challenge of using plaid/multiple pattern papers.  I know I'm smitten with scrapbooking and cards so it was a perfect phrase to use. Hummm...wonder where I used it?

When I think of the kids known as NERDS "back in the day" (and yes I'm old enough to know about that), I always think of kids wearing the POCKET PROTECTORS in their shirt pocket and the multi-patterned outfits that were so popular.  It's funny to see some of those coming back in style now! 

Well, this is the style card I made-it is supposed to have the appearance of a shirt, complete with a pocket with faux stitching around the edges and with a stitched PP inside the pocket.  Well our little guy is fancy cut so that he hangs out over the edge.  When you pull it out you will see the surprise phrase mounted on ARGYLE paper.  Wow, I'm having flashbacks!  I wanted you to see how I colored him with Copics so I let him escape the pocket.  All that's missing are the pens! I ran a vertical banner down the side and embellished with tweed style buttons and again mounted a phrase with an Argyle backing.  That accent is much like the old "bowling" shirts!
Play along each week with a Hambo Stamps Image (rubber or digital) and you will be in the loop for some awesome FREE images.  I hope I've taken you down Memory Lane for a short while-come back when you can stay longer!
Also including this in:
Sassy Cheryl's SMT Challenge:  Show Me WINNER!
Carolyn

20 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness Carolyn this is the cutest. So so so cute. Just love it. How clever your card is. Thank you for joining our CDS blog hop and taking the time to comment.

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    1. Thanks Lisa-wasn't that a hilarious digi to use? Appreciate the kind remarks!
      Carolyn

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  2. So glad you found our blog hop today! Thanks for visiting and leave such wonderful comments.

    If you get a chance come play with us in our monthly challenges
    http://clearlyistamp.typepad.com/my_weblog/cic/

    Thanks Again,
    Clear Dollar Stamps DT

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    1. Thanks for visiting Kathy! Great hop and nice to see all the different designs on the CDS blog!
      Carolyn

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  3. Too cute. I do love the nerds, but then given that I have an engineering degree, I guess I am a nerd myself. Fun card. Cheers, Holley

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    1. Thanks Holley! It was a fun digi to use!

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  4. Wow, really awesome work! I love the interactive nature of this card ... and especially that nerdy shirt! Actually, I think my husband has one similar. :) Thanks for dancing along in our Hoedown again this week!

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    1. Thanks Monica-Wasn't he a hoot? Too funny about your hubby!! I had a lot of fun working on him~
      Carolyn

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  5. OMgoodness! It brought a smile to my face! This is just perfect. I hope you win!
    Mel

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    1. I think I'm still chuckling! What a goofy guy right? Thanks for the funny remarks!
      Carolyn

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    1. Karen I appreciate your kind remarks! He was a hoot to work with!
      Carolyn

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  7. Oh my word! Your pocket protector is just the cutest thing!! Love it! So creative~! Thanks for sharing it at the Hoedown!

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    1. Thanks Judy~Think I might have known someone like him "back in the day"! I should've stuck some paper pencils down in the pocket with him-hehe!
      Carolyn

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  8. squeal, squeal...I love the pocket protector idea for this card...thanks for joining the Hambo Hoedown...this is such a winner of a card!

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    1. Your hilarious Dawn! Yep the pocket protector fits him so well! Thanks for your kind remarks!
      Carolyn

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  9. What a glorious little nerd. He is too stink in cute and your card is simply amazing. Love it.
    Thanks for playing along in the SMThursday fun this week.

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    1. Thanks Cheryl-he's a funny little Dork isn't he! Puts a smile on your face! Always appreciate your comments!
      Carolyn

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  10. How much fun is this! Congrats on your SMT win!!!

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    1. hey Thanks Ann! I didn't know until I read your comments! I DO SO love her digitals! Appreciate your kind remarks!

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