Friday, July 2, 2010

Creative use of &?@!


Aaaaatennnnn- SHUN!!!!


Hey there! If you have stopped by on your Independence Day Blog Tour for Operation Write Home - welcome to my Blog Tour Post! I have prepaed something really special for you guys today. We are going to talk about creative use of your leftover &?$#@!!!!!

Allow me to explain. I am a paper crafting hoarder. I keep everything. Right down to the tiniest scrap of paper. Even the tiniest scraps and leftovers eventually get used to make cards for the troops. . . and that is half the fun! Among my stash of "gently used" supplies I found several pieces of old letter sticker sheets and rub-ons the other day. Those a e i o and u's got used up, as did the r s t l n and sometimes y's. What I am left with is a whole bunch of left over x z's and tons of & ? * # @ and !'s. . . today we are going to talk about your leftover &#@? and what you can do with it!



I took a bunch of my leftover &?@! and added them to a camo background patterned paper and turned them into a great card. I couldn't find a good stamp or clip art for this card, so I made one up. I'd like to introduce Sarge. . . who will hopefully be making a few more appearances around here in the future. He is free to use for making cards for Operation Write Home. Free blog candy! Digi Sarge!!! &$#@ yeah!!!

Here is Sarge for you to download, and a photo of the finished product. Since we are featuring Birthday Cards in honor of the birthday of our country. . . I made Sarge using a birthday sentiment. I found that tearing the paper and adding some scribbly handwriting font made the card look extra angry!!! All in jest of course - but I do think that this would be a fun card to send. Anyone who has ever gone through boot camp knows all about &#?@!!!! This card will get a special white inside liner too - so that the sender can write lots to someone at home.





I'd like to thank you for stopping by - and in closure I would like to dedicate this card and post to one of my favorite celebrity icons - R. Lee "Gunny" Ermey. I love to watch him in movies and in shows like "Mail Call" and "Lock 'N Load" on the History Channel. This is a guy who really knows his &$#!! Since he is such a big fan of Mail. . . I wonder if he knows about Operation Write Home? If he did, I bet he would be proud. Now get out there and use up your &#@!!! Oooh-rah!!! Thanks for stopping by! Have a very safe and happy holiday weekend and remember, it is our heroes who make it all possible.

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Much love!
 - Nancy

47 comments:

JustYolie said...

LOL great card and thanks for the free digi!
Happy 4th of July!!

Adele said...

What a great card! Thanks for the digi. I'm going to enjoy using it!

Jan Hunnicutt said...

Oh Nancy you are so cute! I so enjoyed your blog post today and I'm going to "adopt" sarge and make some fun cards with him ;) Have a wonderful 4th of July weekend!

Noelle's Corner said...

what a great card for a soldier

Paula said...

Awesome post Nancy! The card is just too funny and there are always great ideas and creativity to be found on your blog. Thanks for being a part of OWH!

Brenda said...

Love your card. Sarge is great. Having been in the military and going through boot camp, this card made me chuckle when the old memories started flowing.

Thanks for the digi!

Rhonda Miller said...

What a great card. I love the Sarge image. Thanks.

Becca Whitham said...

Made me laugh out loud!!

2MuchFun said...

What a fun card.

Jackie L Watson said...

Great card, I love Sarge. Thanks for the free digi. Happy 4th of July

HalfDozen said...

Love it!

rstuck2003 said...

Thanks for the free digi! Love your card. Happy 4th of July.

Marlene Diefendorf said...

Oh Nancy you're a hoot and a holler! Thanks for everything... the free digi, the tut on using $?@, and a good laugh. Happy 4th!

Cheryl said...

Very cute! Great image.

Have a safe & happy July 4th week end!

Please stop by my blog and sign up to win my blog candy.

Cheryl
http://shestamps.blogspot.com/

Sherry Hickey said...

Funny, fun and creative card! Happy 4th!

mmwilken said...

This digit is so cute and can use it for any quote!! Thanks so much for sharing!!

helloholley said...

Your card is so cute and I love your digi...thanks for sharing!!! Happy 4th!

Jeanne said...

Great card! And a good idea for using up those random symbols. Thanks for sharing the digi.

...Darlene said...

Nancy,
Thank you for sharing this kickin' kard! I bet "Gunny" would have been proud of OWH too!

grandmalee said...

I just love Sarge and I still have nightmares about my old %%!*%#! drill sargeant! Love your card & thanks for the digi! Thanks for giving us ideas!

Esther said...

Love your blog and free digi!

MomsBeenScrappin said...

LOVE your card and love the free digi. TFS :)

Erika said...

Great, great card! Thanks for the digi!

Operation Write Home said...

PERFECTLY done Nancy! LOLOLOL! You made me guffaw! Stay tuned m'aam, I will be using up some &?$#@!! myself soon!

Marianne said...

Nancy,
thanks for the cute digi. We watch that show too.

Julie said...

Great card! I'm a papercraft hoarder too!

debb said...

What a great card and great art- thank you! And thank you for the inspiration to use our hoard! Great post! happy 4th!

Ola said...

This is a great card... thanks for the tips on using leftovers!

Happy 4th of July!

Thanks so much for sharing!!!

~Ola
okj83 at live dot com

Rufus said...

LOL, LOVE it! What a hoot! Thanks so much.
R/

Lone Pine Designs said...

That card will certainly make someone smile! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

treesawardincrafts said...

I am contestant #67 on this fabulous tour for such a good cause. Please stop by my blog and sign up to win my blog candy that I Did It Creations is sponsoring for the tour. Hugs Teresa xxx

Bev E said...

Great card & use of %@$#*'s. LOL I get that hoarder thing!

Shirley said...

Thank you so much for the creative use of the %$&!*. I love it and the image.

Christine said...

love love love the digi - awesome card you created out of it. TFS
I too dig R. Lee Ermey - love his passion for all things military.
Yes, I did get my candy from the last hop. I have not played with it yet, but looks intriguing . . .Thanks again.

Jamie said...

what a wonderful card! thank you so much for the digi. I will have fun with it

Toucan Scraps said...

wonderfully creative.

thank you for your lovely comment on my blog. please let me know when you use the papers - I'd love to see.

Courtney said...

I'm totally with you when it comes to using up those leftover letters...they make perfect backgrounds when grouped together.

Susan said...

Love the image!! thank you :)

and as i say every time I visit...I love tour blog title and sub title...makes me giggle every time :)

Happy 4th for you and yours!
Susan

Lena said...

this is so awsome! Thank you for the amazing free digi!

Cindy's Card Co said...

Nancy, you visited my blog this weekend and wanted to know where I got my Libby and Sam stamp. They are Stampendous clear stamps but I can't remember where I got them. I'm sure you can find them online somewhere. I hope that you find this comment. Thanks for visiting my blog.

Nicole said...

love love this card. thanks for ideas with the leftover letters.

SuzAnn said...

great digi and idea! Like Sandy I too am slow.

Sandy said...

I, my dear, am a nooglehead. But I finally did your challenge! I actually remembered it this whole time, LOL!
http://acolourfulworld.blogspot.com/2010/10/have-great-daynow.html

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