Fat In the Saddle Again

Whoopi-ty-aye-oh, Rockin' to and fro . . . Fat in the saddle again
Whoopi-ty-aye-yay. I go my way . . . Fat in the saddle again
   ~ with apologies to Gene Autry

Deadbeat Design Does this Saddle Make Me Look Fat


I can't help it. The whole time I was making this card Gene Autry's song "Back in the Saddle Again" kept running through my mind. And, being the twisted mind that it is "Back in the Saddle" became "Fat in the Saddle" – in my head, you know. I promise, I don't know any fat cowgirls. So, no cowgirls (or overburdened horses) were harmed in the making of this card. And, hey, don't blame me, blame Mark at Deadbeat Design, he started it with this stamp.



If that sentiment hits a little too close to home . . .


Hee Hee Hee! I promise, you I'd be jiggling to and fro so much on a saddle, even a Rodeo Clown pair of suspenders would be working overtime.

I've had these Deadbeat Design stamps forever. In fact, I like them so much, I accidentally bought one of them twice! If you'd like to see some of the other cards I've made with Mark's Deadbeat Design stamps, just click here, Deadbeat Designs.

Since Gene Autry isn't here to defend himself, here's the real version of his signature song (written by him and Ray Whitley in 1939). Try not to giggle about a jiggle.



Follow the Recipe

Well, you know, I never follow the rules completely, even my own rules. Christine's fabulously delicious recipe for the Catered Crop Follow the Recipe #16 (FTR16) includes a cake with strawberries. Well, I didn't have any cake images or strawberries either. So, I thought I'd make my card about what would happen if I ate all that delicious cake – Yep! Fat in the Saddle for Sure! As for the rest of Christine's recipe, I did use some white and brown, flower (as a prop), circles, banners, and stitching.

So, you see, following the recipe at Catered Crop FTR16 is crazy easy – interpret the recipe any way you like, stir it up, and serve it by joining the linking party. It's a blast to see all the literal and not so literal interpretations of the recipes. Get more details and come play with us here, at Follow the Recipe FTR16. Mark's Deadbeat Designs is our sponsor for FTR16. Yee Haw is right!

Here's the rest of my recipe. I went crazy with my Stampin' Up! Copper stash. I guess I'll have to hoard these because they've been discontinued. Or at least I think they've been discontinued. (I don't have the new catalog, yet, hint, hint.)

  • Stamp – Deadbeat Design D-262 Does This Saddle and F-158 Cowgirl Up
  • Paper – Creative Imaginations, Stampin' Up! Cardstock (Whisper White, Chocolate Chip, Baja Breeze, and Brushed Copper)
  • Color Mediums – Versamark watermark ink and Stampin' up! Copper Embossing Powder
  • Fibers – Stampin' Up! Copper Cord
  • Embellishments – Stampin' Up! Corduroy button, Art-C glitter
  • Tools – Nestabilities, My Favorite Things Die-namics You Move Me and First Place Ribbon
  • Sketch/Challenge – Deconstructed Sketch #10 (DC10), Scrappin' Chicks July Challenge (Your Favorite Song – hee, hee – I couldn't resist).


Oh, and those flowers (the prop) were from my darling daughter. She bought them to perk me up from one of the worst weeks ever in the history of, well, worst weeks. Okay, it wasn't really that bad, it just felt like it, and it felt better to be a whiny about it, and it definitely felt better when someone listened to my whine and bought me flowers. Thanks, baby girl. Next time maybe I won't get my saddle in such a cinch.




Sweet Comments

  1. What memories you brought up! Wow… Your card is cute, cute, cute!

  2. Love love love this SO MUCH, Linda!! You never cease to amaze me, you are such a superstar stamper. SO CUTE!! And of course you know I love Deadbeat stamps!! TOO FUNNY!! Can’t wait to start stamping in my new room & join you again!!

  3. This is awesome, LOVE it!!

  4. This blog entry made me giggle when I started reading it! I love your sense of humour! This card is just gorgeous! The concertina folded rosette is just so pretty. I love the paper you used and the sentiment. What a fab take on the song! Thanks for linking up over at Scrappin Chics Challenge Blog!

  5. This is AWESOME!!! I love that sentiment and the gorgeous way you used the layout and the papers! This cracks me up! Thanks for using this week’s Deconstructed Sketch!

  6. Well if all your posts are that funny, I can’t wait to read them tonight! I love your card, stamp and post. I am a new follower and email subscriber. Thank you for joing us at Scrappin’ Chics. Good Luck!