I'm a grammar freak. I admit it. I love grammar, and it was always my favorite subject in school. In fact, in high school and after college, I voluntarily took "brush-up grammar" classes, just for fun. My ideal "girls night out" (besides stamping) would be to go to a coffee shop and diagram sentences. My husband and sons think I'm weird, and maybe you do, too, now.
So you can imagine how I cringe whenever I'm in a store and there's a huge sign at the check-out that says, "20 Items or Less." AAARRRRGGGH! I just want to shout, "It's fewer. Fewer, Fewer, FEWER!" Or stick a little sign with "FEWER" written on it over "Less." There's one grocery store in the area that gets it right, and I just want to hug whoever made the sign. I even mentioned it to the cashier one day, and she looked at me very oddly. I think she was thinking, "Oh, that's the correct way?" Or maybe, "Man, this is one strange old lady."
Oh, well…I sometimes laugh when people make a big deal out of forcing immigrants to learn English. It's a good thing, and I think anyone should know the language of the country where they choose to reside, just for their own benefit. But if fifth generation Americans don't speak correct English, how can we expect immigrants to?
So before I posted this, I had to double check to make sure I was using this term correctly: This is a 10-minutes or less card. ('Cause wouldn't I feel stupid if I used "less" incorrectly after my rant???) I got the sketch for this from Kim Schmulowitz, who swapped with me at Regionals. We CASED her swap at workshops last week, but I wanted to use my new "Birthday Bakery" set, and needed to make a quick card before a haircut today.
Doesn't this make your mouth water a little? It was super easy to make. I chose the colors because I wanted it to look like a bakery. The designer paper is from the In Color hostess pack. The main card is Daffodil Delight and the background layer (under those yummy looking cakes) is Poppy Parade. It took me a few minutes to warm up to Poppy Parade; I mean, it's really, really an orange-y red. But I'm really liking it.
Here's the complete supply list:
Stamp Set: Birthday Bakery
Ink: Jet Black StazOn, Poppy Parade classic, Stampin' Write markers: Poppy Parade, Pretty in Pink, Pink Pirouette, Peach Parfait, Crumb Cake, Regal Rose, Old Olive, Daffodil Delight
Paper: Daffodil Delight, Poppy Parade, Whisper White card stock; Poppy Parade dsp (In Color hostess pack)
Other: Blender Pen, stampin' dimensionals, circle fire rhinestone brads, modern label and scallop oval punches
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