Thursday, January 24, 2013

And the saga continues...

If you are a new follower to my blog, first of all...Welcome! So glad you joined me! and second, this post may make absolutely no sense to you at all.  I am providing back links in case you would like to understand it, but if nothing else, I hope you will enjoy my card for today!

It all started a little over a year ago when Chip met Rocky and they went on their first date...

Apparently it was quite a date because 10 days later, this card shared they were married and moved to Boulder...

During their next visit to my blog, we learned that the gestation period for lawn gnomes is around 5 months, either that or they were trying to keep a little secret from all of us...

The arrival of Chip Jr., (or Slip, as his family calls him) and another move, this time to Little Rock, was announced in June.  Since then, I haven't heard much from them. I assumed they were keeping pretty busy with their new baby and didn't have time to write or call.  

So imagine my surprise when Rocky sent me their latest family photo...

Seems they have been very busy!  You will notice that Chip Jr. had quite a growth spurt over the past 7 months.  That's him on the left and then there are the newly arrived twins, a sweet little girl named Pebble, and another little boy, named Flint.  If you can manage to read the sentiment on the card, you will notice that they have also relocated again... 'Snow Place Like Gnome'.  Rocky tells me they have family there.  When I asked her about the additional frog, she shared the sad news that the original pet frog was no longer with them (wait for it...) He croaked a few months ago.  But with the two babies, they decided to go ahead and get two new pet frogs.  Chip has a new job working in the mines, but he's not sure he likes working with all of the dwarfs.  He claims they are quite a 'dopey' bunch.

So if you have lawn gnomes at your home, be sure to keep a close eye on them because they are apparently more fertile than rabbits and grow faster too! Next thing you know, they'll be taking over your yard!

Well, I hope you have enjoyed the latest 'pun'-filled adventures of Chip and Rocky.  I can't be sure,but I thought I heard groans and boos coming from my computer.  Surely not...

On a little more serious note, this card was inspired by my blogging friend, Lisa.  She kept throwing out hints about the gnomes and I thought that it would only be fitting to use some goodies I received from her on my card.  The dimensional snowman and the alpha stamps for the sentiment were prizes I won from her fabulous blog!  I also used some brand spankin' new DSP on this!  Sycamore Street is a new DSP available during Sale-a-bration and it's FREE with a purchase of $50!!

Card Recipe: Cardstock-whisper white, Sycamore Street DSP, Ink-black stazon, various SU markers, Stamp Sets-Gnome Sweet Gnome (ret), tiny alphabet set from Lisa, Accessories-pastels, dazzling details, crystal effects, 3D snowman from Lisa


  1. Chip and Rocky have a BIG family now!!! LOL!
    VERY cute.

  2. I was wondering what had happened to Chip and Rocky. Thanks so much for the update. I love your sense of humour so very funny!!!!

  3. I think they may be related to our family....they expand at the same rate, anyhoo...hahaa! Delightful cards, delightful back story, Margaret. ;D

  4. What a sweet thing to create for your friends! Love the little gnomes and your cards are so special commemorating these milestone events!

  5. and here I thought they were real! :)

  6. This is just great......what a super cute card set!@11

  7. too funny Margaret-love the latest Chip and Rocky adventure

  8. Heehee!! I remember the original story, lol ... Too cute!! What a fun saga and absolutely darling cards ... Can't wait for their finale!! :)

  9. Wowsers,I am not letting any garden gnomes into our place Margaret if they will outdo the rabbits in the populate or perish race here!
    Your post today is delightful!
    Lots of fun!

  10. Margaret, you are too funny!!! Congrats on winning Lisa's blog candy, she'll be tickled with how you've used her goodies. This is a very busy family lol and I love your series of cards. Have a wonderful weekend, hugs.

  11. They are ADORABLE Margaret!!! Oh I can't stop smiling at the very enlarged family of wonderful gnomes. :D I'm so happy that you finally heard back from them...I was really hoping they were doing well. Obviously, they've been keeping busy. Any day now, I know Spielberg will be contacting you for the movie rights!! :D
    Your humor is just the best and I love the way you right up a post. So happy you enjoyed some of the goodies too.
    Terrific card my friend and hugs to you!!

  12. Ha, ha , ha !!!! Thanks for the giggle !

  13. *giggles!* This is too cute!! Adorable cards too! :)

  14. How lovely to join in with the saga just as it reaches such a happy point... the whole family is enchanting!
    Alison x


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