Chunky Dunking

At our age swimming is dangerous.
Lifeguards don't try as hard.
   ~ George K.

Eat Cake Graphics Doris

Eat Cake Graphics Doris



Can you see that hilarious sentiment on the inside of my card? It says: "I don't skinny dip. I chunky dunk." Yeah, I'm a chunky dunker, and there's proof.

Oh, and I found the perfect hankies to put in my matching tissue coozie.

Design Design Hankies

Isn't that hilarious?

My chunky dunker is such a fashionable chick, don't you think, with that flower on her cap? Does anyone remember these?



That swim cap reminded me of the caps Mom used to wear. Now, Mom was not a skinny dipper (at least that she admitted to me) or a chunky dunker, but she was a bathing beauty. She was a synchronized swimmer in college and could kick my butt in the water even as a retired Grandma. Mom got her hair set and teased every week, so when we went water skiing on the weekend, she wore a lovely rubber swim cap to keep her hair pretty for church. I just couldn't resist putting a flower on the swim cap in honor of the vintage swim caps Mom wore.


This week's theme at the Ribbon Carousel Challenge blog is CAS (Clean and Simple) cards (RCC3). Well, dears, there's nothing clean or simple about me.

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I love CAS cards, but, seriously, my last card (Ladybug Hugs) had at least 12 layers! So, I submit to you, that, while this is not a single-layer, embellishment-free, pure clean-and-simple card; with half my usual layers, it's clean-and-simple for me. And, if I can pull this off, all of you certainly can. 

I followed Holly Ramer's instructions at her very fun site, Stitch Craft to make the tissue coozie. Here's the rest of my recipe:

  • Stamps – Eat Cake Graphics 1129-J Doris is Ready for Water and 8173-F Chunky Dunk; My Favorite Things Typewriter Alpha sets
  • Paper – Neenah; Stampin' Up! designer paper and cardstock (Pumpkin Pie and Bashful Blue)
  • Color Mediums – Copic Markers, Signo White Gel Pen, Memento Ink, Stampin' Up! Classic Ink (Pumpkin Pie and Bashful Blue)
  • Fibers – Stampin' Up! gingham ribbon and May Arts
  • Tools– Nestabilities, EK Success 5/8" circle punch, My Favorite Things Fishtail Banner and medium scallop Die-namics, Cuttlebug embossing folder
  • Embellishments – Making Memories metal flowers, Stampin' Up! eyelets
  • Challenges – My Favorite Things Wednesday Stamp Club Sketch (MFTWSC19), Splitcoast Stampers CAS118 (Banners)


Eat Cake Graphics Doris

Okay . . . off to make sure all the chunky dunkers are well represented. Wheee! Cannon Ball!



Sweet Comments

  1. Shelly Schmidt says:

    LOL  This is darling. I love the wonderful image!

  2. Corinna McGregor says:

    I love this card and your explanation of your version of CAS!! 😉  And yes, my grandma…a bathing beauty as well, wore those fabulously sweaty caps! I still don't know how it kept their hair done!

  3. THis is GORGEOUS< LINDA!  I love that sentiment too, must steal that one!

  4. Oh Linda this has me in stitches!!!! I love your image and sentiment!!! I can soooo identify!!! Pure fun and I love all your little touches! The dp is perfect!

  5. Oh my goodness!!! I love it!!! I'd be chunky dunking…. Love!

  6. this is sooooo fabulous linda! just love it…my fave is the banner & that sentiment…so cute! and i have to admit, i love your stories. you are such a good storyteller & i always love reading your puns and antidotes. your creations make me smile, but your words make me laugh out loud! big hugs beautiful!

  7. Love this!  That sentiment had me lol :)  Great card – that banner is sweeeeet !

  8. Very cute, love the banner you created!

  9. I LOVE your style…CAS to me is less than 10 layers, and two different ribbons…LMBO!! SUPER cute, and I am TOTALLY a chunky dunker, too!!


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