Thursday, May 6, 2010

P

My Mom & Dad have a little Yorkie named Buddy ... he is just a cute & sturdy little guy ... when out and about on walks Buddy likes to sniff and sniff and sniff. He doesn't just sniff for the scents of other dogs, he sniffs everything ... including the flowers ... he takes such a long time to lift his leg and do his business because he is so involved with his sniffing ... So my Dad has decided they should have named him Shakespeare ... "to Pee or not to Pee" ... that is Buddy's question ...

Buddy ... hiding on top of the sofa... he hates the camera.


Allright, we now resume our regularly scheduled P post for Jo's compendium ...

This week for P I started searching hi and low for P words that defined me and i was totally stuck, i mean totally ... like a bug in amber ... just that stuck.

okay, so this bug is trapped in a lollypop ... not quite the same as amber ... this is my daughters, she hasn't quite licked it clear down to the bug yet ...

So i started to search obscure P words (don'tcha just love google) ... and i found quite a few very interesting words, but again ... nothing just quite fit ... i was back in that amber.

Late last night, as I was shutting everything down for the day and getting ready to tumble into bed the words finally hit me ... in fact they were staring me right in the face ... and those words ... drumroll please .... my Paper Playhouse ... the name of my blog ... duh!

I made this little house banner maybe 18 months ago or so ... and look at the butterfly, it almost looks like it is trapped in amber! weirdness abounds!


Here i have been running around the house and the internet, shaking things loose, searching in those dusty cobwebby corners, hoping that the much desired P word will fall out and land at my feet, when i have been staring at it everyday since I started this blog.

The banners and the "clouds" are cut from separate pieces of paper! Sometimes all you need are a few scraps and a bit of glue!

Paper - gosh i love the stuff ... and i always have, so it's no surprise that i ended up loving scrapbooking and paper crafting as my favourite hobby ... sure there were stops along the way, forays into the crafts my mother and her mother and her mother before her enjoyed ... but i was never really home until i discovered playing with paper. So here i am, in my imaginary/cyberspace playhouse, playing with paper, and the sun is shining brightly... the skies are blue and the birds sweep & swoon & sing ... the crickets tell me their stories and the butterflies whisper their secrets and anything absolutley anything glued down can be lifted up and repositioned without causing harm to a single piece of paper... my loved ones and my friends stop by for a cuppa and a chat and life is beautiful ... here in my little paper playhouse.

Look what you can do with plain white paper ... it's good to play ... and no, there are no bugs in that lolly!

Once again coming to you from the uber fabulous Jenny Matlock's Alphabe-Thursday Meme ... just click on the link and follow the mclinky for other totally cool posts all about the letter P!

23 comments:

Viki said...

Isn't it funny how things can be staring us right in the face but luckily you saw it LOL. Usually when I'm done with my letter and post it I think why didn't I write about this or that that I think of. Oh well, you did good. I love little Buddy. That is so funny "to pee or not to pee". I've seen those suckers with bugs in them Ugh!!

Sue C said...

Oh Jo - I can see where your wonderful sense of humour comes from - "to pee or not to pee". Hilarious!
Love the layouts, they are works of art, as always.

laterg8r said...

you crack me up :D

love the bug lolly! ewwww! LOL

you play wonderfully with paper :D

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

I had a dog once who did the "to pee or not to pee" thing. It was hilarious..

Jenny said...

What a profoundly cute P post!

I love the "to pee or not to pee?" That made me laugh.

And your page layouts are perfect. You really have a wonderful artistic sense of design!

And your banner is particularly adorable, too!

Thanks for this fun and happy stop on our little journey through Alphabe-Thursday's Letter "P"!

A+

Julie Schuler said...

Paper can be a best playmate!
I think there is a place near me that sells real bug lollies, and scorpion ones, too. Yuck.

Birgit said...

Hi there,

To pee or not to pee -- thanks for the grin this morning! ;)

Oh, I also love paper -- and playing with paper. Great Ps! :)

Thanks for visiting my blog -- you know, I also had a crush on Little Joe... :)

Greetings from Munich,
Birgit

Izzy said...

Love this post! and the layouts too... can't wait to read all about the letter "Q" should be interesting ;)

Marvelous Mommy said...

Haha great post! I love your blog! I'm your newest follower!

Tracy said...

perfect blog loved it thanks

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Jo I love paper, too, but I don't create as much as I used to pre-blog..lol I do have a lot of rubber stampos from The Ink Pad store --I had to promise my husband not to buy any more when I walked into that store..lol

Your paper creations are beautiful!

Marina said...

Great post! I love Paper and Pens, too!
I loved your little story about Buddy sniffing everything: he is really cute. Tell your dad I enjoyed the "to Pee or not to Pee" Part...funny!

Mumsy said...

Your lay out is wonderful, and what a fun P post..

lissa said...

yes, fun P words, paper playhouse, what wonderful creations you have here

thanks for your visit

Lourie said...

My in-laws had a yorkie named Buddy. He was so sweet.

The potato-bug in the lollipop is like a 12 on the Eeeew factor! o.0

VKT said...

You really are talented when it comes to manipulating paper Jo! It's funny that you tried to think of p words when you had it all along in your title...lol

Christy said...

To pee or not to pee! that is hysterical! Great post!

mbkatc230 said...

How funny. Like we say around here "if it was a snake, it would have bit you!". Buddy is too cute, and I love your dad's comment about his name. And where on earth did you find that lollipop? It's too funny. Thanks for stopping by and your sweet comment! Kathy

Amanda said...

Your post made me laugh again! How Perfect!

Christy said...

ha! how funny that it took you a bit to find it! i love all the pieces before you did..that little dog is precious!

easternsparkle said...

Just wondering how close you would get to that bug in the lolly beofre stopping.....

Melinda Cornish said...

I like your paper playhouse....it is the perfect P' post....I am pleased that you published it.....

Steph said...

Buddy is cute even with his pee-ing prejudices. I had to smile when you came back around to your own lovely Paper Playhouse. You create such beautiful things as you play with your passion. Wonderful post!