Saturday, August 13, 2011

Where was I?

I'm back - and I'm very near the end of the final blog hop of the 2011 VC Rocks Season - Punches Galore is our theme - I couldn't miss this!

Where have I been since last hop? My Punch Art should give you a clue...


I have helped a friend pack to move out of her HUGE house in Houston. 

I have been to Austin, carting boxes from my attic to my eldest daughter's first solo apartment. 

This next week I will move my youngest into a dorm at UT Austin.  (The girls are THRILLED to be in the same city)

And when I get home from that, I continue preparing for hubby's overseas work assignment. 

I am tired of the smell of cardboard but I'm now a whiz with packing tape!

IDEA: You could change this to be boxes of presents for a birthday or other gift giving occasion.  OR: You could easily change it to a huge layered cake (oh yes! yum..... I'll have two pieces if it's chocolate).

And you don't have to have gray sticky out hair or boots - switch them around so you don't look like me!  But if you feel the need to make ME and packing boxes, here is what you need:

Boxes - 2 rectangles of Crumb Cake - sponged  (1.25 x 1.5 inches approx)

Hair - Scallop Circle in Gray - put it on a post it note, reinsert and repunch offset - lather, rinse and repeat (OK, just repeat) and then do it again for a small bang piece.  Post it notes are a punchers friend - keep some handy.

Arms -  1.25 inch circle HOLE in a piece of  Real Red - punch around that hole with the 1.75 inch circle - cut the resulting ring in half to get the arms.  (In the spirit of honesty, I was actually wearing short sleeves through all this packing - we had 40 consecutive days over 100 degrees around here...and more in the forecast)

Hands - Modern Label in flesh tone (I still have a stockpile of retired Blush Blossom, you could use Blushing Bride) repunch each end with a 1/2 inch circle

Jeans - modern label on denim paper - trim the "bumps" off one end  (need 2 since I have 2 legs)  To make denim paper, simply rub your Night of Navy ink pad all over a piece of Bashful Blue cardstock.  (Yes, it is that easy)


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Shoes - (supposed to look like my favorite and constantly worn Cowboy Boots) - 5 petal flower - trimmed with scissors.

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29 comments:

Nichole said...

Ellen! I love this!! I am not good with punch art, but now want to try this, with presents. :)

Sharon Field / Created By You said...

LOL.. adorable as always Ellen! Always with a great sense of humor.. hope to meet you one day!

Holly / InkPaperStamps said...

Oh my goodness, this is a hoot, Ellen!

But you forgot one thing. . . your crown--cause it sounds like you've earned the right to be called the Moving Queen!

Krafting Karen said...

Ellen is this so clever!!!! Great job!

Whimcees said...

Hello!

I am so happy to see you back! You take care of yourself and have a good weekend!

Hugs,

Barbara Diane

Loni said...

OMG, that just cracks me up Ellen.. and perfect for your scrapbooking too. Hugs, Loni

Carey said...

Aren't we too old to be helping people move? At least that is the excuse I love to tell people. They don't usually buy it though. I would make this a woman carrying boxes from UPS with Stampin' Up! on the side!! Yeahh

Carey and Roscoe

Elizabeth said...

She looks just like you! Lol. I actually thought that was you holding bags from crafts store shopping.

Chris O said...

Ellen: Your blog is like 'comfort food' for me...I love punches and I know I'm always going get a quality idea that makes me go "awww", "BRILLIANT!", or just plain belly-laugh. Thanks for the creativity!

Brandy said...

Love it! :o)

inkedx2 said...

This is super cute! With all that packing no wonder you were inspired. Thanks for the great idea!

Robbie

Debbie Martin said...

Great moving punch person. I helped my daughter move last week, so perfect, I need to add this to her scrapbook. TFS
www.cleverandcute.blogspot.com

Beth Harple said...

I always enjoy seeing you punch people, the box carrying is no exception.

Kathy said...

Very cute and creative :-)

Stamper Shirley said...

Oh Big E, I have been waiting for weeks to see what you create for this hop - and you certainly did not disappoint! So stinkin' creative it's not fair! Your mind must be going all the time searching for (and remembering) ideas for using your punches! Guess that is why you really are our Punch Queen!! Thanx for sharing your roaming mind ... take care, my friend. Hugs, Sassy

Tory said...

Oh, Big E, you actually made me laugh out loud! Love your post and your punch are was out of this world just like always!

Merry said...

Oh so fantastic...that sure is a lot of packing you are doing.

Alicia said...

This is AMAZING!! I need to try this one out and put the Stampin' Up! logo on the boxes. :)

Janice Heighway said...

You are the Punch Queen Ellen! I love him, so clever.

Barbara Furlong said...

We have missed ya! You do such great punch art as always...thanks for hopping with us!

kilroy said...

Welcome back! Sue

zuziqu said...

The first time I miss a day looking at your blog, you posted!

Welcome Back! I love "you", but I thought they were the boxes from the man in brown! It would work for a big SU! order arriving as well!

Glad you are back.

Sue Bishop

Patrice H said...

Big E You are so darn cleaver!! She does look like you too! I hope all the moving settles down a lot more as the summer winds down! You were really missed this summer by all of us and especially me. Thanks for your continued inspiration and creativity. We will see you next summer where ever you are. Thank God for the internet!!!

CarrieNixon said...

SOOOOOO cute! I missed you like crazy! Welcome back!

Elaine Wright said...

As always, your punch art is innovative! I hope I never have to move again but I'll surely help lots of other people move so I'll get a chance to use your moving lady someday. Thanks for all the great ideas you share!

Cynthia Ferenz said...

I may have to be making one of these soon. DS is planning on getting married next weekend (if they can get everything planned), so we will probably be helping him next month move everything into a rental. Luckily most of it is already in the trailer ready to go from when we brought it all back when he moved into a rental with friends, had problems with them and decided to move back into the barracks less than a month later. We left everything in the trailer, except for a few things he pulled out. Luckily with my knees I mostly supervise and will then help unpack. :-) TFS! You are the Punch Queen and I agree you need a crown for now being the Moving Queen!

Cindy Ferenz
Proud Parent of 2 Soldiers

Kym said...

Awesome!!! Ellen you are a wizard with those punches.

Carolyn Sharkas said...

Hey, my friend, this is yet another adorable little punch art. Too cute, thanks for sharing her with us.

hugs,

Brenda Hugar said...

Cute card, but love your story. The empty nest syndrome is the hardest to work through. And, I agree, you need kleenex for when you think of cleaning and cooking and ironing -- heck anything that takes you away from stamping!