Thursday, January 26, 2012

Mash-Up Fun!

Corrie has come up with a fun 'mash-up' idea for GCU artists to participate in via their blogs. We choose a favorite card by another artist and explain why we love it. The only bad part is that we are limited to one. So I began looking through my 'favorite' cards at GCU (I have almost 100!) and I realized that most of them are beautiful works of art OR cartoons . . . the kind of artwork or styles I'd love to be able to emulate. A few of them were stunning photographic works . . . but I'll never be a good photographer, so I'll leave those to someone else. And lastly, I have a few favorited cards that are just plain funny! Because of all my disabilities, humor is the one thing I can count on to keep me going when I've hit a rough patch in my life. I'm actually going through one of those rough patches right now, so I've decided to choose a card that is making me feel better both emotionally and physically (because laughter is the best medicine) while providing me with the ideal material to participate in this mash-up. :)

The card I've selected as my current favorite is this delightfully funny wedding greeter card by Ramelle Richardson. When I first saw it, I thought it would be hilarious to have a wedding greeter who would greet the guests while making a similar funny face at THEM. That would be one crazy-funny wedding! Then I thought about the wedding from the greeter's perspective. If I was asked to be a greeter at a wedding with this card, I would say "yes" without hesitation; because anyone who asks someone to be their greeter with this card, obviously will have a great sense of humor and will also probably have an unforgettable wedding. :)

But in addition to making me laugh whenever I look at the card, I also reminisce back to a happy time in my life when I was a bridesmaid (1978). The harmonious vintage look of the card with its '70s photo and sepia background, plus the jovial feeling it provokes, makes this an all-around perfect design in my book. :)


  1. Great choice Cindy! I laughed at this card when Ramelle posted it! I'm reminiscing with you!

  2. Oh Cindy, thank you for making me laugh! Like you, I reach for humor when I'm having a rough day - and it usually works like a charm.

  3. Cindy, This is a fun choice for the challenge. How funny those dresses look now. I wore one just like it to my prom. Wow, those were the days!

  4. Cindy..really like your fun card, got around to reading up on one of your suggested sites...just curious to know if you follow "auto link builder& Digg"..what's your feedback?

  5. Hi Judith. Thanks for posting. No I don't think I follow 'auto link builder' or 'Digg' I don't have any feedback on them. Sorry. Do you have an opinion (whether good or bad) about either (or both) of them?

    To Doreen, Peggy, and Betsy, thanks for posting and yes, it's fun to reminisce about the 1970's at our age! ;) Lol!