Thursday, October 22, 2009

Card inspired by Bob and Peggysue

This is my submission for this weeks Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge #24. Click here to see the challenge
There's 2 stories behind this card. The first is Bob. Bob was the audiologist who came to the center where I work to do hearing evals one time a week. I coordinate the clinic, act as a liaison between the two facilities and assist during the assessment as needed. Bob started at the center when I first got the clinic up and running. We spent about 7-8 years together before he retired. In that time Bob was a clinical supervisor for Au.D students. Bob LOVED teaching the students. One of his teaching moments was talking about a disorder as if they are a duck. It would go something like this, "If it looks like a duck, waddles like a duck, feels like a duck, quacks like a duck, then it most likely..." and he'd wait for his students to say, "a duck". His analogy for a hearing loss. If it looks like a hearing loss, the person acts as if they have a hearing loss, people around the individual complain of patient having a hearing loss, then it's probably a hearing loss. Go for the easy answer first. See Bob, I was paying attention!
The second story involves my good friend Peggysue. Peggysue recently wrote an article and used a duck as an analogy. See the article here. Peggysue points out that a duck does everyday what it was intended to do and that is just being a duck. It doesn't know how to do anything else but be a duck (she had much more depth than that, but I will let you read it for yourself). Do you see the parallel between the two stories?? Looks like a duck, waddles like a duck and only knows how to be a duck. Aren't ducks wonderful creatures? Well, until they attack you for bread crumbs!

Stamps: Lovin' and Huggin' by Penny Black
Ink Memento tuxedo black
paper: white, only orange, glitter mat stack
coloring medium: SU marker only orange and C1 copic marker
accessories: satin ribbon (provided by Ashjoy), buttons, oval and scallop nesties, various embossing folders


  1. Karen Lynn: What a wonderful card and I love reading about you friends stores about ducks!! So entertaining!! I have always just loved these ducks. All of Penny Black's kitten and ducks are just too cute!! The MMDesign Team thanks you for playing in our challenge this week and you know we will be looking for you next week too!!

    Phyllis MMDesign Team

  2. Karen, this is the cutest card you've made yet! I love the colors and the texture and it fits the sketch sooo nicely. Loved your story about Bob too . . . and thanks for mentioning my little duck story. Everything about this card is perfectly in place.

  3. Oh, is this ever cute, I really like your layout for this duck card, the oval reminds me of an egg!! Great job with the bow too!

  4. What a cute card! Love your Bob's story.
    You have so many cute stamps I'm finding it very hard not to be jealous! You tie bows so well so pretty!

  5. Hello Karen Lynn - I loved your stories and also this adorable card!! Thos ducks are just too cute!! I love the way you have used the skecth and used the perfect colours for ducks!! Well played!! Thank you for playing the Midnight Madness Sketch Challange this week and we look forward to seeing what you do next week!
    Linda MMSC Guest Designer

  6. Your work is so crisp and clean a true pleasure to view your work!! What a PERFECT take on the sketch. Thank you so much for playing the Midnight Madness Sketch challenge this week.
    MMSC Hostess

  7. Quack Quack Karen. Now if you watch QVC you would know that would mean we were Quacker Factory Girls!!! Lots of stories about ducks!!! Love your precious card. The ducks are just adorable. I love your embossing and embellishments. Everything about this card is just "Ducky"! Yuk Yuk Snort!!! I couldn't help myself!!! Thanks for playing along with MMSC this week. We sure do appreciate it and are looking forward to seeing more of your creativity.


  8. Hi Karen! Super cute card! The ducks are just adorable! All of your details are perfect! Well done!


  9. Thanks so much for sharing your stories and how these individuals inspired you. What a gorgeous duck card!! I love your colors and all the texture you added with the dry embossing!!
    Super cute and beautiful!!

  10. First, you already know how much I just love those ducks. Good Card!
    Second.. love the inspiration!

  11. Cute, cute, cute!!!! Love your card!

  12. This is so adorable. Love the pb ducks. Your color selections are just perfect for this adorable card. Thanks so much for joining us this week at MMSC! Great take on the challenge.
    Midnight Madness Design Team

  13. How gorgeous are those two little ducks! This is such a fabulous card and the story about the ducks is so entertaining...thanks for sharing that with us. Pretty dp and ribbon add the perfect touch to this sweet card.
    Thanks so much for playing along with us this week.

  14. What a wonderful duck story and a great card to go with it! Thanks so much for sharing that story Karen :) Very cute card too, Thanks for taking some time to play this week, xox ~Jeni & MMSC DT

  15. What a just ducky story to go along with your just ducky card! Loved them both....Bob sounds like a great guy! And, well, we know Peggusy is a wonderful gal! And, you...what a wonderful card maker and friend! Just ducky!!! Dat's fur shore!