Saturday, April 27, 2019

Don't like the White Outline on Dies? Me Either: Picket Fence Giveaway & Discount Code


Hello Crafters! 

I'm so excited to be the guest for today in the Picket Fence Studios Birthday Celebration! 
You guys. The giveaway. 
You don't even know. 

Do you want to know? 
Of course you do! 

Picket Fence Studios.  is generously giving a 20% discount code for anything you purchase in the next 3 days. It's short lived but it's a good one and they offer free shipping the US if you spend $25. If you're anything like me that's not hard to hit haha! 

The 20%  discount code to use in the store is PFS20. 
and that's not all ya'll! 

Seriously this companies generosity is astounding. They are allowing me to give away a $100 gift certificate to the store! 
You're dead. I know. 
I decided that I will pull from comments on the blog, tell me your funniest child story! Giveaway will close 04/30 at 11:59pm. 


Alright card time folks! I used the Jungle babies set to make a card for my coworker who just had a little girl on April 18th. I loved the idea of daddy and Mommy sitting exhausted while there little one zoomed all over. Except I was feeling lazy and didn't want to mask. 
 

I started with a card panel I ink blending several blues and greens on to create my background. I then flicked on clean water to create more subtle "stars" for the bright stars I mixed some perfect pearls with water and spattered those on too. I stamped out my images on another piece of white cardstock and colored them up with my copic markers. 


Once the coloring was done I die cut them and laid them down where I wanted to adhere them, but don't stick them yet. I don'y live a white edge on a die. It's usually why I mask or fussy cut. Again feeling lazy... so instead I decided to hide it. I picked matching copic markers to my background and just colored it. It's not perfection but it isn't bad either. Plus, it gave me the option to pop them up which I usually can't do so that was an added bonus! 

You can watch the entire process in the video below. You'll also get to hear about my colicky kid haha. Thank goodness that's over. 



Like I said I know it's not perfect but it'll work for any background and it doesn't add a large amount of time to the process. Definitely saved me time cutting masks lol!  


Thanks so much for stopping by and to Picket Fence Studios.  for having me!!
Enjoy your weekend :) 



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172 comments:

  1. Kelly - I am a Mom of three and Grandmother of two. Still very thrilled with the honour and privilege of being a Mom. Indeed, children’s stories are the funniest. One day my middle child came in and looked very lost and sad. Dad asked if he was okay and my little guy started bawling. “I’m lost .. I have lost ...” was all we could get. After some calming down, he was finally able to clarify ... “I’ve lost my marbles!” He is now Dad to my two grandchildren and I have recently confirmed that indeed ... you will often feel like you’ve lost you marbles! LOL

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  2. The funniest story I still tell today to people is when we were you we always used to get rats that used to get into our trailer. So one night my dad woke up to a big one sitting right on his chest! Without moving he was trying to get my moms attention by saying, "Louella, there's a rat on my chest"! Well, when she finally heard him and woke up, she saw the big ole rat, it scared the crap out of her, she jumped out of bed, ran to grab a broom, came back and proceeded to beat my father with the broom!! LOL. Problem was with all the commotion...the rat was long gone and she was just beating my father for no reason! HAHAHAHA!!! Needless to say I don't think my father will ever wake her up again for anything like that in the future!!

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  3. I would have to say my funny story is of my daughter Hope. She was about 3 or 4 and my husband was going through some of his old toys. He still has the teenage mutant ninja turtles and their van. Hope came by her dad with her barbie and got all excited. She says daddy can I play with your barbie van? My husband says no Hope it's a teenage mutant ninja turtle van and continues to explain all about them to her. Hope then grabs it and says what ever it's a barbie van now. She then goes on playing with it. We just cracked up. I also have one of my daughter Kaitlyn. She was 3 and was sitting on my moms lap. My mom was quizzing her on her colors. My mom said what color are you? Kaitlyn said well today I'm brown but tomorrow I might be blue. My mom laughed so hard she almost dropped her. My mom tried to correct her and Kaitlyn just said grandma I can be what ever color I want. Guess you had to be there but they crack me up everytime.

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  4. I’m a fur-baby mama, but also an auntie. The most recent funny video I have about my niece & nephew involves a video that my sister sent me, showing her kids testing out a reclining type exercise bike. My niece (7) was first, long blond hair in a messy pony tail, shirtless (looking like a 90’s head-banger, honestly), hanging onto the handles and riding the bike standing on the pedals, off the seat (basically at a 45 degree angle)... mom (my sister) asks why she has her top off.... “cause that’s what boys do”... where’d you get that idea?... “that’s what dad does.” My nephew (5), standing there, suddenly rips his shirt off and pumps his arms (like he’s running) with a crazy, mad grin on his face. They take turns riding this bike like it shouldn’t be ridden (for safety’s sake), generally acting like they’re on speed or something. Where does the energy come from? I have NO idea! I’m just glad the terrible two’s are over! ;)

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  6. Kelly,
    We were video taping out son and daughter in the backyard wading pool and stepped out of our daughter's sight for a moment. ( we could still see both children and were only a few feet way) Our daughter looked all around and reached over and pushed her brother's head into the water. He started crying and we immediately stepped in to get him. Our daughter claimed that she had no idea why her brother was crying.She was 6 and he was around 18 months. Well my daughter is now 41 and my son , who will be a first time father in 8 weeks, is 35. We still kid my daughter that she was trying to get rid of her brother that day, and we have it all on video! By the way, they get along great now! Thanks for all you do!

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  7. I’m not a mommy, but am a very involved Tia (auntie). About 6 months ago, my parents and I took my then 3 year old nephew to McDonalds. My parents and I were talking when I saw out of the corner of my eye that my nephew was about to dip his apple slice into his ketchup. I jokingly told him that’s not a French fry and he said it’s an apple and then dipped it into the ketchup, bit into it and closed his eyes and said “yummm”. Lol. He still does it now, but now when my parents take him to Mcdonalds, he asks my dad to get him an ice cream to dip his chicken nuggets in. 🀷‍♀️🀣🀣🀣

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  8. Hi Kelly. I always love your stories, so it's fun to tell you one of mine. I have two grown boys. Their names are Kane & Jon. When they were four & three we were out looking at Christmas decorations and Jon was getting upset. When we asked him why, he said it was because Jon's don't do anything. We couldn't figure out what he meant by that. He said that there are always hurri-Kane's and candy-Kane's. We really though that was rather clever for a three year old boy! Your baby card is super cute!

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  9. One time my daughter came up to me when she was about three, and said her foot was dizzy. I'm like what!? She was pretty concerned. Yeah my foot is all dizzy! It took me a minute to realize she meant her foot had fallen asleep. Oh sweetie it's ok, it'll go away in a minute. Poor baby!!!

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  10. Hi Kelly I love listening to your stories!! So my funny story about my kids (who are now 27 & 23) when my son was about 6 months old we lived in a place that our bedroom was downstairs and the kids were upstairs. We were listening to them over the baby monitor one morning. My daughter (3 yrs old) was talking to my son and being all mom like lol then we heard gurgling and hear her say is that better? So up the stairs we went and she was standing on the side of the crib pouring gatorade into the cap and pouring it in his mouth "because he was thirsty" very sweet and to this day my son will tell people his sister tried to drown him lol

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  11. Such a sweet scene and a great way to hide the white borders. I don't have any kids, but I do have fur babies. Before we moved to Crete, we adopted a cat who was in a box with a few kittens when one of the men of the animal shelter found them. He assumed it was a mother and her kittens, but it turned out to be a male cat instead. After we moved to Crete, we were adopted by a Cretan cat, who got herself pregnant and then ran out of milk when her one kitten was only 3 weeks old and abandoned her. The male cat took over the mother role, washing the kitten after each meal and even allow her to 'drink'. Sadly, he was killed by a car soon after, but our kitten is now almost ten and the queen of our household.

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  12. My 5 yr. old daughter came into the house to ask, mom, can I go up on the roof to get the frisbee??" I said, no, you may not!,.. my 6 yr. old son then came in and said," Mom can I go up on the roof to get the frisbee?", I said "No! absolutely not!" 10 min. later my husband came home and said what was Robbie, my 4 yr old. doing on the roof? When asked Robbie replied," Lisa asked and mom said no, Jimmy asked and mom said no, so I knew that I better not ask.!" I guess he figured better to beg for forgiveness than ask for permission!

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  13. This card is so adorable. Your coworker and his wife will love it! I have 4 grandkids ages 8 - 2 and they all have stories that make me chuckle but the funniest one happened today(4-27-19). While my daughter was in her bathroom getting ready for the day, the 4 kiddos were in the living room. The older 3 were singing with the awesome karaoke microphone that was a Christmas present while the youngest took s pair of scissors and decided to cut her hair. Now this is no ordinary haircut, mind you. This is a straight up 1980's mullet!!😬 My daughter texts me a picture of this and I suggest a visit to the local salon. About 2 hours later, I get 3 new pics of the 'new and improved' hair doo. I recommended the scrapbook shout title to be either 'My Mullet and How it was Fixed' or '2019 Style Mullet'. I'm sure Mom will be able to laugh at this in the futureπŸ˜†

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  14. My son and his friend (a girl) would play outside and since summer is so hot here in TX we would strip them down to diapers...it happened so often that as soon as she came over he would just start taking off his clothing...I would have to stop him if we were headed to the mall or something!

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  15. I helped raise my nieces and their children but the funniest was when my oldest niece was about 4 or 5. I lost my balance while trying shoes on her while I was squatted down reaching to the lowest shelf. She looked at me and said, "Aunt Bunny, you are just too fatter." She realized I hurt myself and started crying while I was laughing. The scene was very concerning to everyone passing.

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  16. Kelly as always I laugh at once but mostly more at story time of your videos. I enjoy them very much. There are many funny stories with my son who is now 31. He was obsessed with dinosaurs so we did his bedroom and bathroom dinosaur themed. At about 6 years of age he came home from school and said " Mommy were there dinosaurs back in your day?" I laughed and laughed. Said no honey those were a longer time ago. They have no concept of time, which was quite funny!

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  17. Although I didnt think it funny at the time.. my daughter about three years old was always stripping at home.. I had a hard time keeping clothes on that girl. Once.. I grabbed both her and her brother to make a quick trip to the grocery store and when I lifted her up to put her in the grocery cart..her dress rode up..and there was her bare bottom for everyone to see. Unbeknownst to me..she had removed her underwear .. Needless to say I was pretty embarrassed at the time.

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  18. Hi Kelly, and I love your cards and your stories. I am a mother of 4 and grandmother of 10. Whew! I know. My oldest was a colicky baby as well, crying all the time, only sleeping on my husband 's chest. It lasted 6 months, until we changed milk. One of my best stories, was when I delivered my 3rd. child, and knew immediately, it wasn't over. I was still needing to push. The nurse, while massaging my abdomen, said, "oh my God, there is another baby in there"! Yes, I had twins!!! As I held them, a boy and a girl, in my arms later, I would look at them, thinking oh how sweet, twins, and in the next second, I would think, Oh My God Twins, what am I going to do?? I had a 3 year old and a 7 year old at home. Anyway, it all worked out, and after having unexpected twins, I felt I could accomplish anything, and thank God it was only twins, and I had two arms. Thank you again and hugs.

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  19. Love using elephants for baby cards btw, so cute. My funny story is a southern deal with a saying I have heard my whole life whenever we misbehaved. My son was 2ish & had tried my patience; I was holding him, & we were about to be seated at a restaurant, I leaned in his ear & said, "Buddy, you had better straighten up & fly right, or you are going to be in trouble." Very quickly, without missing a beat, my clever 2 year old said, "But Mama, I don't have any wings." Needless to say, the stress of the day went out the window with all the laughter.

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  20. I don't have kids, but appreciate a good kid story. A friend of mine had me rolling on the floor when she told me what her 5 year old son said a while back. They walked into Walmart and her son announced very loudly: "Whooooo! It smells like a mountain goat in here!"

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  21. So when my little guy was about 3 we were playing in the livingroom. He farted, loke the little man that he is. I looked at him and said, "What was that?!". He looked around and said, "It was a frog!". I said, "You better take him outside.". He starts getting sad and says, "but he's my bestfwend!". I died with laughter!

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  22. So my funny story is when my daughter Tamson was new and we came home from the hospital we were told to wait a week to bathe her. Well her being my husband's first child he didn't know how to do it so after the week I am giving him the 101 all serious in teach mode. While I am showing him how to clean her little bum getting it all soapy she farts and bubbleb are airborne. I just lost it and laughed to crying and my poor husband was so confused about this.

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  23. My kiddo asked me the other day "who's idea was it to put an S in lisp?" I laughed for 10 min.

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  24. When my niece was 2, she was misbehaving and my brother starting counting. After he said one, she said two in the hickest accent ever. She's 13 now and I still laugh about it! Such a cute card, Kelly!

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  25. I can relate to the colicky baby. Mine was colicky and starving for the first 4 months and the only thing that helped was to strip him naked. ( It worked like a charm.) This same child wanted to open a lemonade stand when he was about 5, soon a Sunday afternoon I made him a pitcher of lemonade, gave him some cups and a sign, and set him out in front of my mom's house to sell his lemonade. Well, I thought it was strange when I walked outside and all the men in the neighborhood were standing in front of his lemonade stand chatting and the child had a bucket full of money! Well, come to find out, he was sneaking into the garage and taking my mother's beer out of the fridge in the garage, and selling it to the neighbors! The kid was selling the beer for$2.00 a can. We caught him before he managed to sell all my mother's beer. That little guy is now 30 years old, and he and my 85 year old mother still love their beer and he regularly goes to her house and brings her beer and hangs out with her.

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  26. One of my funniest memories of my son growing up is one night while going Trick or Treating. I would stand at the end of the driveway while he went to the door to get his candy. Every time someone gave him a Snickers candy bar, he would turn around and yell loudly at me “Mom, I got another Snickers bar for you!” It was embarrassing, yet so funny. The adult at the door would look out at me and laugh so hard. I’ll just never forget that night. Oh, the innocence of children.

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  27. Love your card! Than again I love all your work. Thank you for sharing! My nephew was misbehaving and my mother told him to go to time out he's 2 and was refusing to go my niece who's 4 said let me have a talk with him and she tried explaining why he needed to go to time out. Kids are so funny. They speak their minds and they speak the truth! Happy 1st to picket fence I love there products and look forward to what the future brings.

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  28. Fortunately my children weren't colicky. That would have been tough. One of my favorite moments was with my daughter when she was around seven or eight. We were driving somewhere and she was talking and talking and talking and..... Eventually, I turned back and said Brianne, can't you please be quiet? She quickly replied "No, Mommy, I can't." That baby girl will graduate college in two weeks with her mechanical engineering degree. And she's still just as talkative. <3

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  29. This is just precious Kelly. I am a huge fan of cute elephants and these ones certainly are!
    While babysitting my grandson Doyle, one day he asked me: Nanny who is your favorite super hero? I said Spiderman, because I knew at the time he was crazy over him. So I said who is yours Doyle? He said, YOU are Nanny! I was so moved and I said really? Why me? He said 'cause today's your lucky day! LOL (So much for me feeling special...HAHA)

    A HUGE THANK YOU to you and Picket Fence for the opportunity to win such a generous giveaway!

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  30. Love your card today. Our second daughter was also very collicky. Our "joke" was that if she had been our first one, she would have been an only child. As it is, we have two adult daughters who are wonderful people! Thanks for you wonderful creativity.

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  31. My story doesn't involve my child or even a relative, but I think it's adorable. A coworker brought his 7 year old son to work (as he frequently does). Because he comes into the office a lot, we asked him who his dad's boss was. He didn't hesitate before say, "me."

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  32. My comment above about my coworker doesn't show my name. I'm Jodie.

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  33. I’m a fur babies Mom and an Aunt too. We adopted a rescue that was named Sprite. My 9 year old niece met him for the first time and said...when I get a dog I’m going to name him Pepsi, We still tell that story and laugh. My niece is now 31 with kids of her own.

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  34. When my son was about 3 years old, he saw me as I was just covering up with a towel after getting out of the shower. I was shocked and from the look on his face, he was too. Well he must of thought about what’s he had seen all day. Later that evening I was standing at kitchen sink doing dishes. I had a long skirt on and suddenly felt it lifting from behind. I turned around to find my son was lifting my skirt up using a golf club. I said what are you doing? He said “I was trying to see your beard again”! ������ Brenda McKinley

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  35. I was in charge of a Sunday School class. When asking for song requests, one little boy would always request “I’ve Got the Joy, Joy, Joy, Joy (Down In My Heart). It was quite awhile before I realized that Joey thought we were singing about him. That was close to 40 years ago, and I still chuckle when I think of it.

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  36. When my grandson was two and we were babysitting, he wanted to go to McDonalds. Of course his wish was our command. We went through the drive through and his window was up and I had mine down to give them his order. Before I could answer the gal in the window, his window went down and this little voice hollered out the window, "Nuggets please! I love you!!" The girl in the window cracked up and so did I. I had no clue he knew how to get the window down.

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  37. I have two beautiful neices the oldest when we were at a hotel in Alabama she must've been and 4 at the time. We were walking to get breakfast under a walk way with columns down the whole thing and she ran straight into one and when dad asked her if it jumped out at get she insisted that was it so the rest of the walk my dad, little sister and I were jumping in front of them acting like we were holding them back and she was much more confident going forward ��. For my youngest one she's always cracking me up and it's about to be 6 but when she could barely talk she told her mom to turn the fucking window down repeatedly in the car and she also called a pink fox stuffie I got her a pink fuck it took quite a while to correct that one cause we cause we couldn't help laughing.

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  38. Well, when my now 26 year old was about 3, he was sitting in a child sized recliner and was laughing hysterically. When I went to see what he was laughing at, he said "look...I have a super doo da" Oh my gosh! I didn't know what to say - but I think I said "don't touch it" lol. (he called his boy parts a "doo da")

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  39. Entry for Reva Hash who is having trouble with Chrome. She emailed me her story: My story is about two of my cousins, approx. age 6-8. There Mom was not known for her cooking abilities. This particular evening part of their dinner meal was a garden salad. As the children got their salads, they noticed a good bit of brown around the edges of the lettuce. They then said to their Mom, “Did you have to burn the lettuce, too?”

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  40. I love your story time Kelly! My funny/at the time embarrassing my son pulled down and peed on the front tire of my dad's fancy, new Jaquire! Where he learned that from was most definitely not from me. He was only 2. He's still a jokester today! Last night when his oldest son got out of the shower he put flour in a leaf blower and blew it all over his damp body! So funny to see this 17 year old kid covered in flour!!! Glad it wasn't at my house! Sorry this is so long. Thank you Picket Fence for your kindness and generosity!πŸ’•

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  41. I laugh often about the time my little girl was three years old and was getting used to wearing panties instead of a diaper. She was fiercely independent, wanting to it all by herself. She came over to me quite upset and said, "Daddy, Daddy, I have a wedgy!! I said, "Okay Baby, Daddy will help yo." So I reached down and pulled her wedgy out. Then she looked at me very determinedly and said, "No, I do it." She promptly gave herself a wedgy and pulled her underwear back out again!!

    Bahahaha

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  42. Hi Kelly,
    First, love your videos and stories.
    So my story actually comes from my mom. She was telling me about just after they brought my brother, who was two years older than me home from the hospital. Mom & Dad were at the changing table with my brother and Mom said "Roy, can you get an extra diaper to cover his hooohaa while I change him?"
    Dad came back with the extra diaper & as soon as Mom took his soiled diaper off, my brother perfectly fountain "shot" into my Dad's shirt pocket. My Dad said "Well, I guess we could nickname him Deadeye". My mom couldn't finish diapering my brother because she was laughing too hard.

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  43. Love your work Kelly!
    When my son was 4 he got really mad at me because I laughed at him when he fell.
    He then proceeded to fire me. He is now 10 and I've been fired many times. I h ave a bad habit of cracking up when people do stupid things and get hurt.

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  44. My youngest son would act out all of his Disney movies word for word complete with actions ! It was like watching a live play rehearsal whenever the tv was on . Love you Kelly !

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  45. My very first mother's day present was a blown out diaper in her car seat. My husband carried her upstairs to clean her like a baby bomb while I cleaned the car. He came back down stairs all smug she was clean and dressed anew and he'd escaped the mess... and then shrieked when he put his hand on the bannister and realised that somehow he had got poop on it on the way up and now he had a hand covered in it....lol

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  46. Beautiful card. My story is from my childhood before car seats. I was about 3 or 4 in the backseat with my mom and little sister who was still a baby. I had a piece of candy and started to choke. While my mom was hitting me on the back to dislodge it, my sister rolled off the seat. My mom quickly picked her up and went back to hitting me on the back. My sister rolled off the seat again. I don't know how many times she rolled off the seat but my father used to laugh when he told the story.

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  47. I'm a mom of two boys, when they were about five and eight we went on a day trip and on the way home got caught in traffic. They were both getting sleepy, hungry and sick of being in the car, so of course the only possible response to these less than ideal conditions was for them to start aggravating each other. After 10 minutes or so of playing referee to my boys as my husband navigated traffic I was at a boiling point and told them each to look out there windows and not at there brother. Ahhhhhh, silence.... for about thirty whole seconds. What broke the silence?you ask. My youngest son who said "Mom, he's thinking about looking at me!" My husband couldn't hold back the laughter, soon the car was filled with laughter and the rest of the trip was much more pleasant.

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  48. My daughter was four when my son was born. My husband and I played on an adult soccer league together but my husband had injured his knee several weeks earlier and wasn’t able to play. That particular day, my husband was late getting to the game so some of the team family took care of my son and daughter while I played. When I came off the field, I was informed that Alyssa had informed everyone that my husband was having surgery on his knee so he couldn’t have any more babies. �� Kids hear EVERYTHING! Clearly she overheard us talking about vasectomy....just didn’t quite understand the big picture. I’m sure I went eight shades or red.

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  49. My niece was around 3 years old and was always wondering off in the stores. My mom got one of those child leases for their wrists. That lasted all of a minute, my niece took it off, handed it to my mom and said “Here Gram, I can’t wear this!!”

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  50. Wow there are so many things, ok I had a date over and it was only the 2nd date and my son decided he wanted to stay around (age 12). He would come out to the living room and try to make jokes to make us laugh and I think he was running out of idea's so he goes into my bedroom, and was in there for a good bit, when he came out he had fluffed his hair to where it was standing on end, had put my make up on (did a really good job I must say) but the funniest thing was he had put on my 2 piece bathing suit and came out very slowly like Marilyn Monroe, moving his hands slowly from his neck to his chest...sining "Happy Birthday Mr. President". Kelly I never laughed so hard in my life.

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  51. So, funny fur-baby story because I'm not having a kid. I lost enough sleep in the first two months with the puppy. No way I'm signing up for 18+ years. I definitely do not have what it takes for full-time human momma status.

    When Feeney was a puppy and he would go outside to poo, he would over balance and face plant in the yard every time. It took him about two months to figure out how not to have that happen. It was hilarious but sad all at the same time.

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  52. Easter weekend, my 3 year old nephew was playing and having fun. In the midst of it, he stops and says, “who’s got two thumbs and is the cutest?” He points his 2 thumbs to himself and says “this guy!” We all Cracked up. Of course, we tried to capture it on video, but he got shy and wouldn’t do it again.

    Sweet card. x

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  53. I'm a mom of two boys and 7 grandsons. When I gave birth to my second boy we where living in Texas, both of my boys were born toeheads, almost white blonde. When we took my first born 4 yrs old to the nursery in the hospital to see his baby brother he looked at all the other babies with black and brown hair, looked at his brother. Looked around again and said I want that one. Pointing to a baby with brown hair, like we were at a buffet and he could just choose what ever baby he wanted, He wanted a baby with different hair, not like his. It took us some time to explain that those babies belonged to other mommies and daddies and we couldn't just pick what we wanted.

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  54. While my daughter was taking a nap, her oldest daughter decided to cut her younger sister's hair. She stacked two chairs on top of each other to be able to get the scissors out of the cabinet. We had given the girls a plastic hair stylist table with a mirror and chair for Christmas. The oldest granddaughter was about 5 or 6. As you could expect, the hair cut was awful. On the way to the beauty shop to see what could be done, the younger one said to the older one as she was looking at herself in the mirror "you owe me!" Still makes me laugh! (Both girls are now in their 20' s!!)

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  55. My daughter was around 3 and we’d just taken her to see The Lion King. My husband brought home our first CD player with our first CD, Yellow Brick Road”. After listening to the CD my daughter proudly announced that she knew who the singer was, Melten John.


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  56. My son and daughter in law had a cat named Eeyore, one day she heard him meowing but couldn’t find him. Every now and again my grandson who was about 2 1/2 or 3 would spend the weekend with me. He had a suitcase that read “going to grandma’s house” he was carrying the suitcase around when she realized he had put the cat in the suitcase. when asked why he had put him in there he replied Eeyore was going to grandma’ house too. The cat was not hurt just a little upset. To this day we have never figured out how he put him there in the first place.

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  57. When my daughter (now 29) was three and a half, her brother came along. To help her be involved with the new baby, I would ask her to help me with his care such as passing me a fresh happy (diaper) when I was changing him. One day when the baby was a couple of months old, I was rushing so as not to be late for pre school and I asked my daughter to do/get something (I don't remember exactly what) when she turned to me , hands on her hips and said "What are I? An octopus?!".... obviously I had overdone the 'helping'!!

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  58. My mom told me when my oldest son began walking and talking, "pick your own battles". I wouldn't know how much that advice would come in handy until his 4th or 5th birthday. I used to bake and decorate elaborate, character cakes for my boys(the whole family actually), and this year was a teddy bear. Single mom, living with my parents, with 2 boys, the youngest just a couple months old, and I only had my sons Birthday off as I was a hairstylist.
    The teddy bear cake was sitting on the counter, on its cake board, cooling, waiting to be decorated. I walk out of the bedroom(if memory serves me correctly ,I was doing laundry and changing a diaper), and I find my son, standing on a step stool, both hands buried in that teddy bear, and the bears legs are completely destroyed! But, my son is smiling, and looks at me with pure joy on his face and tells me that he was helping me by making sure the cake was cool. As much as I wanted to strangle him at that moment, my moms words ran through my mind, so, I grabbed my camera and did the next best thing... blackmail pictures!
    Yes, those pictures live in his scrapbook my mom made for him, and yes, his fiance has seen them. He's also a proud, first time daddy to a little boy born in March. I hope and pray the words my mom told me, and the words I told my son, are remembered for when the next generation sticks their arms into a birthday cake.
    P.S.
    I did remake his cake!

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  59. My story is about my son at about four maybe and we went to the movies to watch Robin Hood - Men in Tights... I didn't know it was not a kids movie... There is a part where a blind guy is sitting on a loo with a braile porno mag on his lap.. a huge cement tablet with boobs. Next minute he gets up off the loo and pulls his pants up. My son jumps up on his seat and screaming with laughter says very loudly.... MOM! He forgot to wipe his bum... :D :D :D

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  60. We were down at the cottage for the weekend. My grandso Ivan 😁 he's just one of those kids. Ivan is 5 at the time. His mom took off his shirt. He's covered with mosquito bites. His mom shook her head. Without missing a beat Ivan said, "I'm not going to get Malaria." We live in Wisconsin he had bug spray on.

    Loved you card as always. Great tip using the black ink. My favorite saying that I include in cards. Welcome to ur new alarm clock.

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  61. My story is about my older sister, we lived in upstate New York really close to where the bills stadium is. We lived on the end of a street surrounded by forest on three sides. We always played in the woods and even had a small pond that froze over I. The winter that we could skate on. My sister climbed up an apple tree and couldn’t get down. I ran all the way back home and got my mom. We got to where my sister was and of course she was never stuck she basically played on a prank on me, lol! I was only about six or seven so pretty gullible, lol!
    I love the way you hid the white border, so cool. Looking forward to the video!

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  62. First let me say that I love your card. My story is about my grandsons and there Easter egg hunt. The boys were running around the house picking up eggs and putting them in their baskets , then they started upstairs to get more. The one in front was gathering the eggs on the steps but he had his basket tipped and they were falling out but he didn't notice. The boy coming behind just filled his basket with the droppings. At the top of the stairs the boy in front had hardy any eggs but the guy in back had a whole basket full !

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  63. Hi Kelly! First off, I adore all of your cards and could your watch for videos for days!! I have 3 children grown, married, and most have their own children. We are very blessed with 5 grandchildren. Its so much fun watching our children parent their children. My funny child story is about our youngest child, a girl. I was a stay at home mom that was licensed day care provider (and still am licensed family child care provider in MN for 38 years!). Anyway, our youngest daughter was a mommy baby and clung to me like crazy! She ended up with a nickname for many years of "velcro baby" because of her attachment to me! Happy to say, she outgrew it before she entered school and is now a happily married 31 year old! I could tell you TONS of stories about kids and what they say, believe me! Thanks again for the chance to win a giveaway! Keep on doing what you're doing Kelly, I admire your skills and real life stories!

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  64. My daughter was 2 and sitting in the front of the shopping cart. All of a sudden out of nowhere, she asks in a very loud voice "Mommy, are you wearing panties?" At least I could say "yes" but the clerk in the meat department had a good laugh into his sleeve!

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  65. Gosh, you are testing my memory! My "kids" are now 26 and 28, and no grandkids yet. The first story that comes to mind (since the story keeps getting brought up at family events) is about my son, Ryan. He was about 10 years at the time. He and his sister had spent the night with their cousins, at my brothers house. At some point during the evening, he disappeared into the bathroom for a lengthy time. As he walked back into the room where everyone was seated, he very casually, and seriously announced, "I don't remember eating corn." Everyone died laughing. About 19 years later, and that sentence still gets repeated at least once when someone walks out of the bathroom :)

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  66. Hi! First, oh how I love your stories!

    Ok, so you asked for it...
    Let me clarify a little before I go on... I have 5 brothers and no sisters. 2 sons and a hubs..ok, 3 sons...

    When my oldest son was about 3 years old I had not noticed that he had followed me completely into the bathroom (shocking, I know).

    I was working on potty training which we all know how fun a chore that can be. Anyway, I go into the bathroom, sit down, take care of business and start to stand up. My son is standing there with his head cocked to one side.. you know, kinda like a puppy does. I quickly try to get my clothes pulled up and he starts circling me. Tilting his head to and fro. I ask him "what are you doing?". And he replies "Mommy, where your pee pee go?"
    Oh my, the talk at 3? So not ready for that. So, I'm trying to pull my clothes up and explain that girls have different pee pees than boys. HE is circling like a low flying aircraft -- trying to get a birds eye view.... and I'm twisting and turning like one of those helicopter seeds from a tree...

    I'm yelling for my hubs to come in and help, but he's laughing so hard... yes, I did say I have 3 sons... that he is of no help.

    I finally finish getting dressed while keeping the 3 year old at bay.. and he walks out of the bathroom.
    My husband is now laughing hysterically ... and doing that snort laugh we all can do.
    My 3 year old goes over to his dad and says "Do you sit on the cold place like mommy? I'm never doing that. It makes your pee pee fall off."

    And so, the potty training adventure... took a year and a half. A year and a half of fighting to get someone to sit on the potty. Yep, life with all boys.... such an adventurous life.

    I didn't think he would EVER use the toilet.

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  67. Oh what an adorable card, amazing scene! My favorite childhood story is when I was around 4 years old. I thought it would be a good idea to sell rocks. I loaded up the wagon with landscape rocks from the side of the house and pulled it down to the end of the driveway. The rocks were 10 cents each or 3 for a quarter. I did have a few sales but there wasn't much foot traffic on our block so I took it to the road and went door to door. Well, that was a bust. I always joke that I was the originator of the pet rock:)

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  68. Your card is so pretty! I do not have any children and am too old to remember much from my own childhood......... But, I grew up on a farm as pretty much an only child as my brother and sister where much older. Animals on the farm were my "friends" and I dressed up my black cat called Midnight in doll clothes and pushed her around in a buggy! She allowed me to do pretty much anything with her...............

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  69. Love your stories and all your cards, including this one. Our son, was also colicky as a baby but also a little late in talking and potty-training. While we were on a road trip, staying in hotels/motels along the way, he must have been intrigued with the 'new' toilets and he potty-trained all by himself on the trip!!!! It was great!! Good luck to Picket Fence and their continued success!!! xoxox

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  70. My friend's mom was concerned that she still was a Santa true believer long after her friends stopped believing. So she gently told Kathy who all of the gifts came from. In tears Kathy asked about Easter Bunny? Tooth Fairy? Pilgrims too????

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  71. My favorite story about my son Evan (who is now 14, went too fast) is father's day when he was 2 1/2 yrs old. I was making breakfast for my hubby and had place all the egg shells in a bowl to use in my garden later( they help keep slugs from eating all your hostas) , I walked away a moment and came back to Evan standing on a chair mixing the bowl of egg shells, after repeated requests for him to stop I told him to get down or I'd crack him on the butt...his response "but I already have a crack in my butt" . I was crying from laughing so hard. That kid still says some crazy things, but now it's about girls.

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  72. I have enjoyed reading everyone's stories.
    Here is my own. I have 4 grown daughters, the youngest are twins, The older girls turned 4 & 6 a few months after the twins were born. My 4 year old was a baby nut, She loved her dollies but when the twins came along, oh my, her "mama" kicked-in and she was all about those babies!
    Twenty-three years ago we made our first trip to church with the newborns; It was quite memorable. After mass we had a small gathering of parishioners that surrounded us to see the babies. I was busy packing all our baby/kid/church stuff up while chatting with someone when I hear my 4 year old, who is standing firmly between a twin and a sweet little old lady, say forcefully, "I don't have to share my baby!" The lil lady's eyes got big and her mouth dropped open a bit and she may have even taken a step back. I felt like I wanted to stuff my lil mama under the pew! Instead, I wrapped my available arm around her, kissed her head, and scrambled to explain that what she meant was: because there are two babies, she doesn't need to share with her sister at home; they each have a baby to look after and don't have to share one baby like most families. I'm not sure if she bought my story or not. But, it's a moment in time I'll never forget. My 4year old is now 27 and has a daughter of her own. She still is protective and she's an amazing Mom.
    Thank you Kelly for sharing your talent. You have inspired the cards I will make for my daughters for Mother's Day this year.

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  73. I had bought chips from the nearby shop, once I got back home, I saw the label which read "Cholesterol free". I said that the shopkeeper cheated us, he didn't give me the free stuff cholesterol. Everyone had a good laugh and tget explained to me that it is not a free stuff, cholesterol is a lipid

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  74. Love your ink-blended background and the adorable elephants! Darling card!
    Funny story about my daughter. She had some episodes of colic when she was little. The only thing that worked was to put her in her swing. She loved that! One afternoon, the beloved swing broke. Her Dad and I were in a panic. I made a very quick trip to the local children's shop to buy a new swing, and rushed home with it as fast as I could! We couldn't manage to get it set up fast enough!

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  75. Happy Anniversary Picket Fence Studios, I hope you have many more anniversaries to come so whe can enjoy all the lovely products you make. Thank you for the great giveaway!

    Thank you for showing your gorgeous card Kelly and the great tip of colouring the white outlines of a die. So simple and never thought of. Also thank you for making it possible to win such great prize.

    My story:
    Every year on May 5th we celebrate Liberation Day in the Netherlands. There’s a parade in most towns. Years ago, when my niece was three years old, her parents took her to see the parade. Many men in the parade made the V-sign, for victory, by holding up two fingers in that shape. My niece got angrier the more signs she saw, until she shouted: “I’m three, not two!” while demonstratively holding up three fingers!

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  76. Kelly, I love your videos, especially your stories. When my oldest son was two, we lived in a really small house where his bedroom was just off of the living room. He never was really interested in television but when the commercials came on, he would rush into the living room and watch them. We had no idea that he was teaching himself to read until one day, when I was reading to him, he started identifying words that he recognized from commercials. Maybe not the best place to learn but it worked for him. Thanks to Picket Fence for sharing with your viewers.

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  77. My funniest/most embarrassing mom moment was when my son asked the cable man if he was his daddy. Let me give you the backstory on that one. I live in South Louisiana and my late husband worked offshore when our boys were little. Andy (my husband) didn't have a set schedule like a lot of guys do, he worked until his part of the job was done (meaning he was sometimes gone for a few months). Well our cable was giving us trouble so Cox sent a technician out to fix it. The man walked in (this guy could have been Andy's twin). My son, Cord was about 3 or 4 years old at the time) tugged on the guys pant leg and looked up and asked him so innocently "Are you my Daddy?" I don't know who was more embarrassed me or the cable man. Cable man said "no buddy, I don't think". I'm thinking to myself wth??? You don't think so, no you are NOT!!!! I then had to explain to the guy that my husband worked offshore and had been gone a few months but was coming home that day (white lie, I just didn't want him to know that we would be alone) so that's why my son was confused. When I told Andy what had happened that was the last time he went for so long on a job. From then one he would turn down the job if it was more than 3 weeks long. This was all before Face time, video chats, and cell phones. He had to use a company phone to call from the rig so we couldn't even talk for more then 5 or 10 minutes a day.

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  78. Fur-kid Mom here. I brought Arbys home for dinner after a looooong day. While I mindlessly sat eating, my cat, an only-cat, sat on the arm of the sofa next to me. After being stared at long enough I looked over to see THE most pitiful look on his face begging for a bit of my sandwich. Of course I obliged and he loved arbys roast beef ever after. But HE WAS AN ONLY CHILD so where do they learn this? :D

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  79. The funniest story I keep telling is when my son, who around the age of 8, asked my husband and myself to stay home from work the next day. My husband asked him what he wanted us to do, go on Welfare? My son thought for a moment then replied Yes, Simcoe Fair and Paris Fair too

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  80. When I was little I sat at the end of our gravel driveway and threw small pebbles onto the road to see how far I could throw them. Then I gathered them up and sat in the middle of the road and threw them back into the driveway. I did this a few times before I was caught. When asked why I didn't leave the pebbles on the road I said it was because it was unsafe, not realizing the part about me sitting in the middle of the road was unsafe. I got into so much trouble for this!

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  81. Hi Kelly, Ok when my daughter (my 1 and only) was about 5 she was quiet in my bedroom. Now shes ALWAYS been a happy baby. She never cried. But I didnt hear her making any noise playing so when I went to check on her.....omg! She looked at me and said "mommy dont i look pretty? " and she had put "make up" on her face with....with.......... .omg....SHARPIES! YES SHARPIES! At 1st i laughed, then i gasped,then the horror set in. Its not coming off! Some alcohol wipes (which she didnt like) and i had to be careful with that,it lightened it up some but there was still a sharpie nightmare on her face. Lipstick, eyeshadow, eye brows! YES EYEBROWS! OH THE HORROR. looking back its funny. But at the time....i was horrified. Lol. My baby girl is almost 11 now. I miss those days❤ thank you for this most generous opportunity πŸ™πŸŒž

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  82. My son was in Kindergarten and did a poster of his parents. "My mom is 93 and stays home all day. My dad is a money making machine." I still love him!
    Kelly, your work is very inspirational! I have learned so much from your videos and love story time! Thanks for making my day brighter!

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  83. Your card is beautiful and I love the fun way you colored in the white edges like you did. As for funny memories? My daughter is an only and she was always so well behaved. She was always cute, but didn't really do things that were naughty, per say. When she was little, she was always singing. We had a rule that she could not go out of her room on the weekends until it said eight zero zero. She could play quietly or go to the bathroom if she needed but not to wake us up. We still had a baby monitor in our room and every weekend day we could hear her sing her little heart out or talk to the butterflies on her ceiling above. Then when the clock it 8:00 she would run out of her room and "wake" us up.

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  84. It's so funny that I am actually creating a baby shower card today & here you have a baby card! I'm making a tri-fold 5x7 card because everyone where I work will sign it for our co-worker. I needed the extra space for all the signatures. Thank you to Picket Fence for the giveaway and the discount. I hope I win. That stamp set you used is adorable! My funny story is my nephew who was about 7 years old. He was old enough to know the "secret" about Santa Claus, but his younger brother still didn't know. My sister & all 3 of her kids came by to see my new house. As they were leaving it was really dark outside, and I told them to be careful because they didn't believe in street lights in my neighborhood. Jeremy stopped with this perplexed look on his face. He whispered to me so that Alex wouldn't hear, and said, "You mean they don't think street lights are real, like Santa Claus?"

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  85. Well damn girl! Super cute card! You’ve got lots of reading to do!
    My funniest memory from childhood is the things I would find randomly here and there and bring home. Rings, coins, pins... I guess I was an urban explorer. One day I found this weird looking tube, it was in a field next to my school. I was in 1st grade at the time. Well this tube was big & heavy. But it was coming home with me! So I strained with all my might and drug it across the field, park grass, sidewalk, down a curb and across the street. Hearing the scraping and grinding, my dad came outside just as I was making my way to the driveway, the look on his face was indescribable horror! I was confused because usually he would laugh and marvel at my finds. This time he was quiet. He put his hands out in front of him and said, “ set it down gently...” of course being a kid I just let it go. The end I held clanged loudly to the sidewalk. The tube rolled into the gutter, out the the street and back to the the gutter. My dad and I just stood there looking at it. Finally he said, “go in the house. Now!”
    From the window I watched him careful squat down and pick up the tube like it was and injured heavy dog. My only reference of comparison being so young... he carrie d it across the street with that hurried this-is-heavy-i-might-drop-it type of strut. He set it down on the grass where the park began. He looked around as if looking for someone, anyone, then ran back to the house. He went straight to the phone and asked the operator to connect him to the BOMB SQUAD.
    The police arrived pretty quickly. Then a big square van showed up and an astronaut in all blue got out and went to the tube. He inspected it then gave some sort of hand signal. He took off his helmet and said it was a “dud.” Apparently it was dropped in target practice training and not recovered. *next to a school?!?
    Dude. I found a BOMB! LOL! I begged to keep it! But they wouldn’t let me. 🀷🏻‍♀️

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  86. Hi. I, too, had a VERY collicy baby. My son was seldom relaxed/happy so I tried all the tricks: white noise, rocking, driving, infant massage, etc. One day, I was bathing him and he was in a rare good mood--smiling even! I siezed the opportunity to take a quick picture of him in his little tub. Afterward, I wondered why my camera was wet and assumed I had gotten bath water on it. After the pictures were developed (pre digital), I saw the real reason I'd had a wet camera: I had caught him mid-stream! Maybe that's why he was smiling so well in the photo!

    Great idea to hide the white border--thanks!

    Donna

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  87. LOVE that sentiment! It is so appropriate- especially for first time parents!
    I don't have children, but I get a laugh out of my friends' stories. Like when the twins down the street mooned the neighbors as they drove by. Too bad the twins were so small, all the folks could see were the tops of their heads and hear the twins laughing. After they drove a bit farther, they could see the mooning postures, but not the moons. These twins are going to college now! Great "blackmail" material for when they get married!

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  88. This is just the best comment section!! My daughter, Rose, now a mom of 4, was about 4 years old. I had developed mom radar by then, so when I didn't hear anything for a little while I went to check. "Rose where are you?" "I'm in the garage". We had an attached garage at the time. "What are you doing?" "Playing house with the dog." So I go out to the garage to check. "Where's the dog? "In the house." "Where's the house?" This is when she pointed to the freezer. She had managed to stuff a Brittany spaniel into the bottom shelf of the freezer! I have no idea how she got that dog in there and managed to close the door.
    Your card is lovely. Hope they keep it to show their daughter when she is all grown up.

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  89. One of my favorite stories about my daughter, when she was about 3 - 4 years old - she used to love hearing the same "bedtime" story over and over, so we were stuck on Jack and the Beanstalk for quite a few days. I was walking by her room, and she had several dolls lined up on the bed, and she was "reading" to them from her book, but really reciting it from memory. When she got to the part where the giant appears, she said "Fe Fi Fo Fum, I smell...." and she paused and looked around for a bit, trying to remember what came next, and then burst out with "an English Muffin!" She is 37 years old now, and mother to three of my grandchildren, but that memory still brings a smile to my face. It was so sweet :-) Love your card, BTW!

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  90. My granddaughter was 3, at dinner one night she held up her fork with a large piece of broccoli and in an impressive radio announcer voice told her mom "Congratulations Mama, you win this broccoli!" On a side note, my youngest son was colicky too, the only thing that soothed him was laying him on his tummy on the dryer while is was running..... I got so much laundry done when he was a baby!!!

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  91. Such a darling card! Congratulations & thanks PFS for the opportunity to win

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  92. Those elephants are so darling!! Gorgeous card.
    I don't have any kids, but when I was about 5 years old, my dad thought it would be so funny to give me coal for Christmas. And he did!! I did finally get presents, but not until after my brother had opened all of his gifts. Looking back it's funny, but it wasn't then! haha

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  93. Just have to say I Love the card! I babysit my 2 grandsons. My oldest grandson is 4. He was pretending to be a dog, then a cat ,then a cow. He says "Im a cow, Moooo, can you milk my gutters"! I never laughed so hard in my life!! I hope you got a laugh too!🀣

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  94. Super cute card Kelly, sorry you had yo deal with a colicky baby but look st that handsome boy now all worth it!!!
    Well, one of my gunny stories is shopping with my 3 year old boy, he loved his veggies, we were kn a budget, meal planning.. well he was with me to grocery shop..in the veggie isle I was getting brussel sprouts, and he says mommy can we get broccoli, I said no hunny not this week..its brussel sprouts , he started to cry but mommy I want broccoli...this older man sees him crying comes over to me...Excuse me but is he crying FOR broccoli? I said yes, but were having brussel sprouts.. he says will he eat the brussel sprouts I said yes he loves them, he says and he eats broccoli? I said yes he loved his veggies, he just shakes his head and says my kids are in there 20's and still won't eat there veggies how do you get him to eat them..lots of cheese...I said no, he just loves them ...then a few minutes later I could hear him telling his wife about the poor little guy crying for broccoli.
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  95. I have identical twins that we always placed in separate classrooms. When they were in the third grade I received a call from one of their teachers. He said that he had noticed that there were many children from his classroom not following the playground rules one lunch recess. He called to his class to go in early. He stood at the door and watched as they filed in to the classroom. He was taking one last look over the playground to make sure they were all in and noticed my daughter still out on the playground. He hustled over to her and took her by the arm and marched her down to his classroom. The entire walk was about listening and obeying. When he walked into the classroom there my other daughter was sitting at her desk. He was so worried that he called me immediately to let me know his side of the story before my girls got home to tell me what had happened. From that point on he was very careful to check which outfit my daughter in his class was wearing so he didn't repeat the incident. We still laugh about it now and they are 37.

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  96. Your card is so adorable! :) Love those little elephants, and your coloring is fantastic!

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  97. One of the funniest stories I can remember is when my son and my niece were about 5 and 6. They are now 43 and 44. My husband's grandmother was baby sitting so, of course, she was watching her soap operas. My son and niece were on the sofa with her laying down and a blanket over her. My son was at her feet with his hands under the blanket and then her pulled a baby doll out by it's ankles and said it's a girl! Well, we were speechless and shocked. We wondered how much they knew and where in the world did they get this information. In the next minute out fears were allayed when my son pronounced, "Okay, it's my turn!" We laughed and laughed. I guess they picked it up off the soap opera but not the real meaning, thank goodness!

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  98. My daughter was about 18 months old and there was a full length mirror at the end of the hall, I was putting laundry away and walked down the hall, she had pulled off her diaper and had hers legs up on either side of the mirror and was checking out her business in the mirror. I laughed so hard!

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  99. You are my go-to person for card ideas and Copic coloring. I love your cards and your stories so thank you very much for your time and talent. I have two stories that I can't decide which is my favorite so I'm going to share both. Both are from last year when my grandson was 3 1/2 years old. I was on the floor with him and we were playing with this toy cars and trucks. He slammed a pick-up truck into a Lamborghini and I said, "Oh no, did they have an accident?" He looked me right in the eye and with a very serious expression said "Seriousy? When a truck hits a Lamborghini it's not an accident, IT'S A CRASH!" Nobody knows where he came up with that, but we were all shocked and crying from laughter. The other story was when he and my son-in-law were singing the nursery rhyme "Ring-around-the Rosie" They got to the part "ashes, ashes, we all fall down" and my son-in-law, who is from Britain said "no, no, you got it wrong. In Britain, we say "Tissue, Tissue, we all fall down" and my grandson's response was "Well, in TEXAS, we say ashes, ashes we all fall down!". Being our whole family is from Texas, we were so proud!.
    Thank you again for everything you do.

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    1. I forgot to login so my name didn't display. My name is Diane K and as you can tell from my story, I'm from Texas.

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  100. I already commented, but, had to tell you that you're right: I'm dead! totally blown away, lying on the floor, dead. :)

    Donna

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  101. Such beautiful inspiration! My granddaughter just turned 2 on April 1. Her favorite place is McDonalds. My daughter drove trough the pharmacy at CVS and my granddaughter tried to order a happy meal!

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  102. Funny kid story: When my daughter was 3 (she is 24 now) I had to go on a business trip to San Francisco (we live in Kentucky) and she was at home with Daddy. Her Dad and I were talking on the phone and I was telling him that we took a tour of the prison on Alcatraz while we were there that day. The next day she told the daycare teacher that "Mommy is in prison"! YIKES LOL!!!

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  103. My funny kid story: when my son was between 2 and 3 yrs. old he was really quiet from his nap when he usually woke up. My husband and I could hear him quietly in his room. We left him for awhile as he wasn't crying. When we went in to check him, we found he had unscrewed the spindles out of the side of his crib and lined them all up inside the crib. He had a great big open area that he could have gotten out, but never did. He was so happy and proud of what he did. My husband ended up having to glue them all back. Hes 33 now and I still love that story!

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  104. I love your card.
    My funny story, I have 6 kids so there are a few, but then one that still cracks me up are when my 2 oldest were little, about 4 and 2. My daugther, being the oldest used to tease her brother a lot. One day I guess he decided he'd had enough. We were all sitting there in the living room watching cartoons when all of a sudden he came barreling out of the dining room and just plowed her over. It was so funny and none of use saw him coming.

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  105. Great card...I love the colors. And I enjoy all the funny stories here!

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  106. Great card!!! I love this video and I am so sorry that you had such a rough time with Peanut, but he seems like he is so worth the struggle. So funny baby story... I had a Dennis the Menace for my second child... like literally! And he was extremely smart which made it worse. He was abut two years old and my younger brother lived with us. My son was very attached to his uncle and never wanted him to leave. My brother comes to me one day and is convinced that someone has stolen everything out of his wallet (his ID, drivers license and debit card are missing). I knew this could not be the case because of who was in the house. We searched and searched for a few days. I started to notice every time we were searching my son (Dennis the Menace) would be smirking. I finally looked at him and told him to take us to his uncles things. He walks through the hall and stands beside the AC vent... he couldn't open it. We open it to find that he had pushed all of the cards through the slits to keep his uncle in the house with him!

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  107. Kelly, love your card, creativity and videos. One thing that is funny about my childhood was babysitting my sisters who are 6 and 8 years younger. They liked me to do their hair and makeup and by the time I got done with them they looked like ladies of the evening. My parents didn’t laugh in front of me or them but they did behind closed doors. Good memories... TFS - Suzanne

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  108. Great card and video. I like how you got rid of the white outline. so many funny kid stories in the comments. I raised 4 boys and am now grandma of 4 girls and 3 boys--so far. Out of my 4 boys--one of them was more mischievous. He was the only one I used first and middle name when I was calling him for some thing he had done--James Michael. Normally we called him Jimmy. His two younger preschool age brothers were having a squabble with each other when one of them said "You James Michael you" as if he was calling him a bad name/word.

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  109. Kelly
    Another beautiful card. I am a mom of 2, and my funny story is about my son who now is 20 but then was 1 1/2 years old. He saw an African American woman nursing her baby and whispered to me “ not fair he gets chocolate milk”. I died in the moment but always thought how funny and innocent his comment was

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  110. Love the card,great tip to get rid white outlines. My funniest moment was when my son was about 2 I put him to bed, he had one of those changing tables attached to the crib. What I didn't realize was I left a new one pound tub of Balmax on changing table, little while later I hear my son giggling, went in his room to see him covered from head to toe with Balmax, what a mess. never did that again

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  111. This is a great card. Really enjoyed the video and process of this one. Of course gorgeous, Perfecto coloring but those images, adorable. Funny, my kid story: Preschool, circle time. My daughter noticed some boy picking his nose. Yells, points and screams out, for the whole class to hear, "ewwww only mmomie pick our noses." When the preschool teacher told me the story i was like mortified, inside. Like OMG. I'm glad she thought it was cute and now a good laugh, my daughter's 15 now.

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  112. My son was 5 when he went on his first airplane trip. He was unusually quiet and focused on looking out the window. When we got above the clouds, he pitched a fit and was screaming "you guys lied to me - you lied!" By this time he had everyone on the plane's attention and we kept saying "what? - what is going on?" He loudly replied "There ain't no Jesus up here!" Needless to say everyone on the plane busted out laughing!!

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  113. I am currently pregnant with my first, but I already have a funny story about my baby girl. As you know, sometimes pregnancy can cause gas and burping for the Mama!! lol. I burped one day really loud and it made the baby jump! LOL.

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  114. Wow, what a fantastic card with great tips! And that giveaway, wow! I have plenty of funny child stories, seeing that I have two little munchkins at home, but one is my recent favourite - my 3,5 year old daughter was watching random YouTube videos with me for a few minutes, and we came across one of those “best father/daughter dance during a wedding” videos... she watched them do lots of fancy dancing, and then started making wild dance moves herself, screaming “this is how I am going to dance at my wedding!”. I managed to capture this on my phone as a video... that is TOTALLY going to be shown on her wedding day πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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  115. Sweet new baby card for your co-worker! Now to answer your question. Many, many, many moons ago my youngest son was about 3 years old and was taking a bath. He loved to drag lots of toys in the tub with him and decided to make the bathroom his personal pool while I stepped out of the room for a moment. The entire bathroom, walls, floor, sink, toilet, etc... was soaked with water. I couldn't believe he did that in such a short amount of time. I was so angry and told him he was going to be punished. At that point, he looked me right in the eye and said, "When I was your papa and you were my child I didn't punish you" I was speechless! Kind of funny but also creepy like TWILIGHT ZONE creepy....dede, dede, dede...... To this day, he remembers that conversation and teases me that in the next life he may be my papa again. Oh and he also was a colic baby for about six months and I almost lost my mind.

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  116. Hi Kelly — Before my story, I just want to say how much I enjoy your scene cards. They always tell their own little story! Thank you for all the tips & tricks as well. I am a mother & grandmother, so have many stories but the one I chose is also about learning things with your first child. When my son was only a month or so old, he would start crying after feeding. When this continued a few times, I called the doctor thinking he was going to tell me it was colic. Instead, he asked me how many ounces I was feeding him (he was bottle fed). Once I told him, he said “So you haven’t increased how much your feeding him since you brought him home?” Needless to say, I felt like a horrible mom! It was truly a DUH moment!!

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  117. Cute card! I've been reading these comments and laughing, sure is bringing back some memories. Our son-in-law, who is a chiropractor, was adjusting my husband one day, our granddaughter was fiddling around by the adjusting table and jabbering. Grandpa asked her what she was going to be when she grew up. Her reply was when I grow up I'm going to be a "powercrapper" just like my daddy! When my daughter was in labor with their last child our granddaughter, the same one who wants to be a powercrapper, went over to her mom and patted her and told her that she would help her with her distractions. That girl has a vocabulary all her own!

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  118. When my 2 year old daughter and I were playing in the sandbox, she noticed there was some grass growing up along the edge. She looked up at me and said, "I guess God doesn't know this is a sandbox!" What an adorable card. I love watching you and listening to your stories.

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  119. I was in my last month of pregnancy with my son and my three year old daughter was with me as I went to the doctor for my checkup. afterwards we went shopping. Well as I often found when that far along in my pregnancy I had to run to the bathroom a lot and so when the urge hit I popped into a restaurant whose bathroom walls were very thin. I know in that bathroom I could hear the other customers so when the odor from my elimination got pretty strong my daughter said in the loudest voice she had "Pew, it sure does stink in here." I was so embarrassed and could not get out of that establishment fast enough.

    By the way I love your card. The design is so fun and adorable with the cute elephant and awesome sky background you made. Great scene.

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  120. I always love your cards and your stories! My son used to sleepwalk and he would carry on a full conversation with you and then go back to bed. It was so funny (but also a little creepy)!

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  121. The funniest I can think of is this (and you would have to know my son to really get the full effect): He was being naughty, very naughty. So I told him that I would have to spank him. I gave him a swat on the bottom. He smirked at me and said in a sing song way," That didn't huuuurrt". So I swatted him again. Again,"That didn't huuuurrrt". Another swat, a little harder. "THAT hurt!!". (no more sing songy smirky answer).

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  122. Ok! You asked for it!!
    When I was around 13 years old or so, we had mice in the house. My mom purchased some sticky mouse traps.My mom caught a mouse and thought she could reuse the trap she grabbed a pair of pliers and grabbed the mouse from the fur behind its head a preceded to pull the mouse from the sticky trap. Well, instead of the mouse coming loose from the trap, she pulled the entire skin off the mouse's head!! It sreached and freaked us all out!! Needless to say, she never tried removing a mouse from a sticky trap again! Us kids were traumatized for the rest of our lives!!! 😳😬😳

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  123. When my girls were about 3 and 1 years old they got one of those Little Tykes green tractor that had a little cart that hooked onto the back of it. My 3 year old hopped on the tractor and started scooting on it not realizing that her little sister was about to sit in the wagon. Well, you can figure out what happened next - poor baby girl fell flat on her bottom. It was one of those moments that you wished you had been filming it because it would have been great to send to America's Funniest Videos Show. Thanks for a chance to win, too. :D janet.sisk@gmail.com

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  124. I love how you colored away the white space. I think it fives a much more dramatic effect! As far as funny kid stories we have many here....two that come to mind are 1) when we were craning our heads to see the kids process in on palm sunday only to realize that our youngest was using her palm as a rifle as she walked down the aisle.... 2) When I ran downstairs after hearing too much laughing/general noise to see the girls trying to force our dog to sit on a whoopee cushion, all the while he was peeing all over the floor. It's a bit of a madhouse here!

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  125. Great card, love your videos! Alas my kids are both adults and really old enough to be parents themselves, and unfortunately have decided they will not be. When she was very young, my husband called her "Goof", yes, she was always Goofy. One day we were going somewhere in our van, with my Mother in the car. She was playing the "what is this" game with our daughter. Grandma, who has no sense of humor, did the usual naming of body parts stuff and then asked her name, which our daughter responded correctly with the add on "but Daddy calls me Goof!". My Mother was horrified.

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  126. I like be your card and your white outline trick is genius! As for my funniest kid story- when my boyfriends niece was about one, we were watching her one day- well I got called into work so my B/f had to watch her by himself. I came home about 3 hours later and walk in to find them in the bathroom... my boyfriend’s hair was straight up in the hair (something about Mary style), he had no shirt on and he had this panic look in his eyes and his niece was in the tub. I asked him what happened, well apparently she had pooped and it was so bad that he threw up on himself, and when he pulled his puked on shirt off, got it in his hair, which was why it was straight up! And he was trying to give her a bath. I seriously have never laughed so hard in my life. That was about 12 years ago and I still laugh when I tell the story! Priceless!

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    1. Lol! That is hilarious! :D men find it so difficult to cope with baby poop! I remember my husband could never cope when it was really bad! LOL!

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  127. I am the proud mama currently to 4 felines--3 grown cats & 1 kitten. In the past, we've had as many as 6(!) at one time--and 2 dogs (which were more my brother's than Mama's & mine). And yes, the cats are all indoor-only. My funny story is about our youngest at the moment, Ginger. She was apparently abandoned at an arboretum about 40 miles away from our house. We happened to be there last summer, and discovered her. When I couldn't find any no-kill shelters or rescue groups around here to take her, Mama & I decided to adopt. She has done things none of our other cats has ever done--and we've had cats pretty much constantly for about 39 years now! When we had her spayed, she of course had to wear the Cone of Shame. Until I decided to make a little onesie for her to protect her incision--first time for us doing that. She would kind of almost limp around the house in a most pitiful fashion, I assume to attempt to get us to remove this article of clothing. We did not, since we wanted to keep her from pulling her stitches out. This went on for a couple of weeks, until she finally decided enough was enough and somehow pulled this garment off and left it on the floor! Thankfully, she no longer really needed it, since most of her stitches had dissolved at that point. She also managed to climb inside my mom's recliner and either could not or would not come out. After she finally did figure out how to crawl out, I had to replace the scrim under the chair with canvas so she could not climb up into it again. And then there was unrolling the toilet paper in Mama's bathroom--another thing none of our cats had ever done! Thankfully, that was any easy fix by Mama putting her trash can under the toilet paper holder. Ginger has truly been a challenge, but also a joy, and we've never regretted taking her in! :) ~ Andrea

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  128. My funniest kid stories are always and only funny after the fact. My youngest was between 6-10 months old - definitely able to sit up and was teething. I was busy in the kitchen and she was on the carpeted floor in the livingroom staring at me and fussing, so (bad mom decision) I gave her a bottle of glue to play with - it was close and on the counter (non-toxic, school glue). Don't ask me how but in about 30 seconds she had the cap screwed off and she was pouring it all over herself and the carpet. I was truly stunned in place and did not know what to do first - clean her or the carpet! I am very sad however I was too panicked to take a picture!

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  129. I have so many funny stories of my kids that their dad is saving them for his 'father of the bride' speech! Lol! But one that still makes us chuckle is from when my eldest daughter was about 3yrs old, we were trading at a Christmas event in our local park and I noticed that she was missing, I went searching for her and found her the other side of the park (it's a small park) chatting to people as they entered. As I approached I heard her asking the people if they'd seen her dog Charlie. Well these lovely people were saying no, and offered to help her look for him. I went up to them and they told me they were helping her look for her lost dog, I then explained that Charlie is her invisible dog! Well they looked sheepish that they'd been fooled by a 3yr old! Lol! She managed to convince quite a few of them to start a search party though! :D

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  130. This is darling! I love your question! I am an identical twin. When my sister and I were young we were playing outside and a bird pooped on her arm. For some reason I knew it was bird poop and I told her it was FROSTING and she believed me and licked her arm!!! I immediately started laughing and told her and we both ran inside to tell my mom... I didn't get in trouble, she thought it was funny too!

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  131. What a fun question to accompany a fun card! When my youngest son was about 3 or 4 he was helping me wash walls. I told him we needed to put some elbow grease into a particularly dirty spot. A moment later I looked over to see him rubbing his elbow on the wall with a puzzled look. "Mom, why will elbow grease help?" :)

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  132. I'm going to have to bookmark this post for when I need a good laugh. Oh children, you adorable nutters.

    My story is from my nieces. Joan was 3 and Ruth was 1 and a half. Towards the end of my visit with them, my phone slipped out of my pocket and dropped on a sidewalk, cracking rather spectacularly. The next morning, Joan saw my phone and she came up to me, put her hand on my arm, and in the most commiserating voice you've ever heard, said, "Rufie do it?" It was the most "oh man, I've been there!" tone, and combined with the absolute assurance it must have been Ruth's fault, I just about fell off the couch laughing. To this day, when something goes wrong, we will solemnly ask each other, "Rufie do it?"

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  133. No kids but my Yorkie
    Shad, loved to play
    with little balls. I
    would roll it towards
    him and he would use
    his paw to push it
    back towards me!
    So fun. Miss my Shad.
    Carla from Utah

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  134. Love your cute card! One of my favorite kid stories is when my very serious son was eating my meatloaf and said very matter of fact to my daughter, "Now I know what dog food tastes like". Cooking never was my thing. LOL

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  135. Lovely card you've shared today. These critters are so sweet.

    One day about 6 years ago I was in another room and overheard this conversation between my then 7 and 8 year old daughters in the dining room: My 8 yo, referring to an ancient Datsun passing in front of our home, "Look at that old funky car!" My 7 yo, "That's the type of car they used to have when mummy was small". Her wise elder sister, "Girl, you are crazy. When mummy was small vehicles weren't invented yet! Mummy used to ride to school on a donkey!" My now enlightened 7 yo came into the room where I was and said, "Mummy, when you were small, what kind of dinosaur did you have as a pet?". I've counted backwards to 1976 (when I was born) to try to prove to them that it was "just the other day, I'm not old!" but they'll have none of it. They are convinced that I walked the earth with Jesus and I'm really one of the Flintstones in disguise.

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  136. My husband and I put our truck in the for sale section of the newspaper. He was working and my hands were busy changing my newborn son’s diaper, when the phone rang. My husky-voiced, mature 4 year old daughter answered. I could hear her end of the conversation. “Yes, the truck is for sale...It’s blue.” Then there was a pause on my daughter’s end and I heard her say, “Sort of like a rectangle.” The call then ended. I asked her why she said sort of like a rectangle, and she replied, “He wanted to know what shape it was in.”

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  137. Hi Kelly! I have never had any human babies, but I've had plenty of fur babies over the years. One particular kitten demanded attention. Every morning while I was still deep asleep enjoying a wonderful dream, my kitten would stand on my chest and rock back and forth. After finally pulling back to reality, I would open my eyes to have my full and complete vision filled with her two eyes! It looked like she was trying to understand where I went and was applying cardiac palpitations to resuce me from death. Once awake she would jump off and go do kitty things, none of which involved me. Why couldn't she go enjoy herself without my consciousness?!

    Loved your technique for both the background and coloring those annoying white edges. I don't understand why all dies aren't designed to cut along the image's edge. grrr

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  138. My niece invited the family for a corned beef
    and cabbage supper. There were 8 of us at
    the table. You know what happens to
    corned beef when you cook it (shrinkage).
    Everybody got a taste of the meat - ate
    lots of potatoes and cabbage. We still
    laugh about that when she invites us for
    a meal.
    Glad I'm not the only one who cringes
    about the white edges. I usually
    cut them off as much as possible after
    I die cut. If I can fill in with a
    matching color I'll do that. thanks
    for sharing a cute card.
    txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  139. I was reading a book to my 4 year old son and the TV was on in the room. I caught him watching the TV. So I stopped and asked if he wanted me to read or was he going to watch TV? He replied, "Mom I have two eyes I can do both. "

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  140. Our son saying at church, about his FULL diaper--a big ol' poop ball. It was rather embarrassing.

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  141. Kelly, such a cute card and a great idea about the white edges. I usually fussy-cute them off but sometimes that is difficult. Recently my youngest grandson was asked what he wanted for his birthday. After some thought he said, "Well, I like crafts and Jesus." Out of the mouth of babes!

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  142. No kids, so have to tell a niece story. We were visiting Colorado in winter and it snowed while we were in a restaurant. My mother, my 3 year old niece and I were in the car while my husband was brushing off snow. My mother was big time complementing my husband going on and on about what a perfectionist he was and how well he does everything, and the windows were so clean, etc. When he got into the car my tiny niece pointed at a window and said “you missed a spot”.

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  143. Who needs perfection? Okay, sometimes I do.

    The funniest for me was when I was a kid that my mama had to make a check out to the baseball association for my sibling. When I looked at it I pointed out to mama that I thought it was a bad word because she abbreviated and wrote "Baseball A$$. Yikes! We both laughed at that because she was not a woman to cuss. [Bunny]

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  144. I don't have kids but I breed Bengal cats. This latest litter I had, we had two of the kittens past 6 months of age. The female ended up figuring out that the cabinets above the washing machine opened. She figured out how to open them, then realized that if she just bangs the door repeatedly I'll come out and see what's going on. So she developed a habit of going into the laundry room and just hanging the door like mad then quickly climbing in the cabinet when she heard me come down the hall so I'd go into the laundry room and see her brother just sitting on the dryer with his sister no where in sight. Freaked me out a couple times until I realized that she would hide in the cabinet. Then she'd refuse to come out, and she systematically cleaned out the cabinet so even though she's been sold the cabinet is still empty because of her lol.

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    1. I love begals! They are the best cats, I have an 11 year old male and he's been hiding in the kitchen cabinets since he was a kitten.

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  145. I love your solution for the die-cut white outlines. My daughter shocked us when she was about 12, saying that she'd seen a man at the swimming pool and "he had enormous balls.... the muscles on his arms were so big they looked like balls!".

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  146. My son was born on my daughter second birthday. She was not about to accept any competition for her parents or grandparents affection. She kept saying "no baby" when she was told that she had a baby brother. When we came home from the hospital, we tried to show her the baby, but she just closed her eyes and said "no baby". Her Grandparents went home a few days later and she still would not look at him. She wasn't ever mean to him, he just didn't exist in her little mind.

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  147. My funniest children’s story.

    One day my husband and I were on our way home from the store and we had left the kids at home. The boys were at the time 14, 6, & 4. We were 10 minutes away from the house when our 6 year old called, hysterical, and said Jon (14) is blind and can’t see! I was driving so my husband, Nik, answered the phone. Nik’s worried but relays the message to me and I start speeding to get home... for a whole 30 seconds. Then a thought crossed my mind... “Nik, ask Josh (6) if Jon’s eyes are closed.” I instructed. Nik gave me this look like I was crazy. I said “...just ask.” He did and the answer was...yes. I said “Nik... tell Josh to tell Jon to open his eyes and see what happens.” Jon did and he could see again! ...It’s a miracle, ha ha. Boys!
    ~Lisa Morrow~

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  148. One more of my funny stories deals with my oldest Grandson whom is now 24. When about 4 or 5 years old, he was always climbing into things such as the doggy kennel (which wasn’t huge), the dryer (luckily he couldn’t get the door shut once inside), the toy box, etc so that I would have to find him. Sometimes I would hear him giggle which helped me to find him, other times not.This became a game with us. One day I looked and looked and could not find him. And it happened to be near his nap time. I did start to panic as I thought maybe he left the house. Well he didn’t. I did find him. I had this tall plastic purple laundry hamper, he had climbed into and while waiting for me to find him, he fell asleep. He had never climbed into the hamper before, so never thought to look there. Got a good laugh once I found him and then it became one of his favorite places to hide. I have pictures of him in that purple hamper and they are some of my favorites of him at that age.

    Such a sweet card and thanks for the tip of coloring the white border.

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  149. Hello Kelly, what a wonderful ideal for a competition, weather I win or not I've already won;for I can't remember the last time I laughed so hard.
    When my son was 3 he ask me "THE QUESTION " and yes we were in public and he demanded the truth!!
    Where do babies come from. I should mention his his teacher was pregnant. Our audience was no help either, "yes Sandy were do babies come from..."
    When I replied the hospital, he didn't bite,"No mom" drop of the shoulders with the exaggerated sigh,which can only mean don't be silly,"I mean were in the body exactly is the baby,and how does it get out?"
    "Well, honey it's up to the Dr. and the patient,the health of the mother and her baby.why are you so concerned."?
    "All I want to know is if the baby is in her stomach. You know where her food goes.?"
    Apparantly he heard her throwing up and was afraid she was going to lose the child. Or perhaps have her child. I was relieved that I could calm his fears and avoid that conversation for many yrs to come.
    But he was not going to let me dogge that awkward moment, the more I tried the louder and more instant he became, to the giggles of all adults in the room.
    [Enjoy all the humor kids bring us]
    Great ideal

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  150. My little 4 yo son needed to use a public toilet and of course he didn’t have to just pee. Ugh. So I line the toilet with paper, lift him up carefully and he sits there ready to do his business. But of course he feels like he’s going to fall in. So I crouch down next to him to hold him and make him feel secure. He sees that I’m down with my face at toilet level and with all seriousness says ‘mom, be careful. It splashes!’ Omg, I laughed to loud. So sweet that he wanted to protect me from the evils of poop splash water! I guess my lessons about poop germs did actually sink in!

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  151. I have 3 kids so I have lots of stories but currently I have strep throat and PMS so my brain isn't functioning properly. However when were picking the kids up from the grandparents the other day my youngest who's two was saying her goodbyes and giving hugs well she decided the fish need a hug goodbye too so she wrapped her arm around as much of the fish tank as she could and said "Errrrrrr bye fishies I love you"

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  152. My youngest is now 9. One of my favorite memories of my kids are the funny things they say. My youngest is only girl and her brothers are 7 and 11 years older. Her favorite thing to say, she was about 1.5 years was, “I full of dis!” Mind you, this was not necessarily meaning food. She would be ‘full of dis’ for coloring, playing outside, basically anything she wanted to end! We laugh at that to this day.

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  153. Marisela Delgado said: My mom is from Mexico and we decided to visit Mexico City. I was about 12. My dad, with his macho bravado, said that he could climb the tallest and steepest Aztec pyramid. He decided to go for it, but my mom kept warning him not to. He got about half ways and then panicked. He went into full meltdown mode and was screaming for help. My mom was laughing and wouldn't stop taking pictures. A crowd formed. I was mortified. My dad got down eventually and was mad at me for not helping him. It was CRAZY. mariandmonsterd@yahoo.com

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  154. When my niece was 1 & 1/2 or 2 years old she was taking a bath. After she had been in there a while she looked down at her hands, which were pruny, and told her mom that they had to go to the doctor. She was very insistent that something was wrong and would not listen as my sister tried to explain that the texture on her hands was normal and would go away when she was dry. Finally, my niece let my sister put her snow gloves on, so her hands would "dry faster". Then my niece would pull the gloves off every 2 minutes to check the progress. Even at 5 and 1/2 she is still always wanting to go to the doctor. I am pretty sure that hypochondria is genetic because my mom is exactly the same way!
    Thanks for this great question, I have enjoyed reading everyone's stories.

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  155. I have a sixteen year old daughter and an eight year old son. I have fond memories of them both doing things that bring tears to my eyes now; but at the time, not so much. I once went into my daughter's room when she was still in diapers so she must have been about two and she had woken up, and unzipped her sleeper but left the snap still snapped at the top, and reached into her poopy diaper and spread the contents of it all around her crib! In her hair, on her, on the sheets, on the wall, ... you get the idea! Oh it was horrible! The first thing I did was to take a photo of this because who was gonna believe me! Plus it will be on the mantle next year when she goes to prom (just kidding but maybe!) I do remember my son when he was about the same age, getting into my purse and taking all the cash out, and crumpling it up and putting it into the trash... then when I found said cash, in the trash, I went to find my billfold and he had emptied the rest of the contents in a spare room, and put diaper cream all over the debit card, credit cards, etc., and all over the rug! He said that he was trying to prevent it from getting a rash if I remember correctly. Kids! Love 'em now because soon they will be off to college!
    Happy birthday to Picket Fence and I am off to go buy some items so thank you for the code! Super great to get a discount and support such a wonderful company. I really enjoyed your video Kelly and the card; but I always do! You are a wonderful storyteller and artist! Hugs!

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  156. When our son Chase was 4 yrs. old my husband told him to pick his toys up off the floor.My husband said to Chase, if you don't take care of your toys I will put them in a box to give them to other children that will appreciate them more and take care of them. The next day my husband came home from work and Chase's toys were scattered all over. My husband found a box and proceeded to pick up the toys and place in the box. As quickly as my husband picked up the first toy, Chase grabbed a toy and said, dad here's one. Chase started helping pick up the toys with excitement! My husband looked at me with a bewildered look on his face and then said, this didn't work as I had planned. He then put the box down and we both had a good laugh.

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  157. My daughter is almost 2 and allowed only 1 treat after dinner. She said she wanted a piece of chocolate. Then she changed her mind and wanted a pice of cake. I gave her the cake and before eating it she said she wanted the candy. She popped the candy in her mouth and as I was putting something away, she slide the piece of cake over to herself. I told her she had to spit out the candy (so she did into a napkin for me) and ate the cake. Next thing I know, she has chocolate rolling out of her mouth as she ate the cake - she duped me and never spit out the chocolate!!

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  158. Not loved at all are you beautiful lady.......NOT......hahahaha....You are soooooo loved....and your work is sooooo gorgeous!!!
    Hey...thank you for that great tip about coloring the edges....smart too...not just pretty and talented...lol...
    Thank you so very much for always being so generous.....I love your videos...it just shows how sweet and funny as well as talented that you are....YOU are surely loved....I am also on that list...big hugs

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