Thursday, 1 September 2011

A pinch and a punch for the first of the month....

Morning everyone! As kids we always used this saying on the first of the month - anyone else remember it?

This afternoon I have to go to the dentist, which I am not looking forward to at all, so I hope it won't be as bad as I am imagining it to be!

As it's the first of the month it's time for my September journal pages. The kids here are going back to school now, so I have incorporated a blackboard into the first side. I painted some torchon watercolor paper with black acrylic paint and scratched some words into it while it was still wet, and then rubbed some white chalk into it, as all the blackboards at school were always scratched and rather battered. I wrote the *message* using a white wax crayon. I saw this quote recently on Sue's blog, and liked it so much I just had to put it onto my journal. Apart from that, the general theme is autumn, so I used orange, red, brown and green for my colors, lots of fallen leaves, some TH spiders' webs and some quotes about September and autumn. I made the colors paler on the second page, to try to give a misty look. I used straight lines, divided up into 2 blocks for the daily journalling, as I found this easier to use last month than the usual squares. It was fun to make, and I like using different techniques and colors each time. I will be linking my journal to the *Kathryn Wheel* journal challenge as soon as the link is ready!




And while I was in an autumn frame of mind I made the September calendar page for a friend, who gets a page from me each month.


And here's another of Narda's jokes:

A couple lived near the ocean and used to walk the beach a lot. One summer they noticed a girl who was at the beach almost every day. She wasn't unusual, nor was the travel bag she carried, except for one thing; she would approach people who were sitting on the beach, glance around and then speak to them.

Generally, the people would respond negatively and she would wander off. But occasionally someone would nod and there would be a quick exchange of money and something that she carried in her bag.

The couple assumed that she was selling drugs and debated calling the cops, but since they didn't know for sure, they decided to just continue watching her.

After a couple of weeks the wife said, 'Honey, have you ever noticed that she only goes up to people with boom boxes and other electronic devices?' He hadn't and said so.

Then she said, 'Tomorrow I want you to get a towel and our big radio and go lie out on the beach. Then we can find out what she's really doing.'

Well, the plan went off without a hitch and the wife was almost hopping up and down with anticipation when she saw the girl talk to her husband and then leave... The man then walked up the beach and met his wife at the road.

'Well, is she selling drugs?' she asked excitedly. 'No, she's not,' he said, enjoying this probably more than he should have.

'Well, what is it then? What does she do?' his wife fairly shrieked.

The man grinned and said, 'She's a battery salesperson.'

'Batteries?' cried the wife.

'Yes!' he replied.

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'She Sells C Cells by the Seashore!'


So, that was it for today. Think of me this afternoon when I am at the dentist's, I need moral support! Have a good day, stay safe, and thanks for visiting!



38 comments:

  1. Hi Val, love your journal pages! I'll keep my fingers crossed for you this afternoon! Hugs, Sarah

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  2. Hee hee, I liked that joke and I love the journal pages - gorgeous colours and falling leaves. Hope this afternoon is not as bad as you're expecting - we'll all be sending you positive vibes! Take care. Suze xx

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  3. Thats a cracker Valerie lol
    Love the journal pages and hope all goes well at the dentist :)
    Von xxx

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  4. Your fall pages are gorgeous, Valerie. Love the black board idea. Dentist? Well ... not so much fun, however been than 'gumming it' as they say. :o) Take care, I'll be thinking of you. Hugs, Donna

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  5. Still rofl @ the joke - just what I needed this morning!
    Loving your September pages especially the "misty" one. Can't believe it's already Sept. :(
    Hugs xx

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  6. Oh wow, terrific journal pages, love them all. Annette x

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  7. Your journal pages are wonderful and another great joke from Narda. Good luck at the dentist.
    xxx Hazel.

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  8. hahahahah. Excellent Valerie! Love it. And your journal pages as well! They are so clever. Love the blackboard. x Julie

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  9. Hi Valerie. Great Journal pages. Love the idea of incorporating the blackboard. Good luck at the dentist.
    Regards Florence x

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  10. Love your mixed media piece with the pastels...gorgeous! LOL with the WTF..hee-heeee, too funny! GOOD LUCK at the dentist today and hope it goes well!

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  11. Gorgeous pages. I can remember that saying well, hope alls well for your dentist visit. Yvonne x

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  12. Hi Val yes I remember the boys in the playground having great fun with that one.Lol. Love your Calender and the joke. Hope you get on ok at the dentist. I've just lost a filling too!!

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  13. I LOVE your journal quote too, hilarious! Good luck at the dentist Valerie.

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  14. HA!!! That is a fabulous quote! I may have to steal that one! Wonderful pages!

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  15. Lovely pages Val, love the colours - and the quote! Hugs, Barb

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  16. Gorgeous artwork Valerie and a rather funny joke too.
    Hope you got on all right at the you know where!
    Hugs, Fliss xx

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  17. Beautiful journal pages and love WTF...Actually F the best Friday...right?! LOL Happy Creating and sorry about that darn dentist!

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  18. hank you for the joke, made me chuckle! Hope the dentist went ok. Your pages truly reflect Autumn and back to school. :-(

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  19. Hee! That is a fun little journal page,Val!

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  20. I busted up with the "WTF." Never paid that any attention before! Lovely work as always! I sure hope your dental visit will be a little more pleasant. I keep putting it off and I know nothing is going to improve with age!! Take care!

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  21. beatiful pages and that quote is a humdinger, Siobhan

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  22. Hope all went well at the dentist and you are recuperating with a glass of something nice brandy perhaps purely medicinal of course. Fabulous journal pages, your friend is so lucky to receive such a beauty from you and every month too. As for the joke .......she sells c cells indeed !!!!!!

    Marie

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  23. Love, love your journal pages, my sides are aching with laughing at your humour, fantastic

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  24. Hi Valerie, I hope your trip to the dentist was not as miserable as you thought it might be. I go on Tuesday of next week and am not liking the idea at all.

    Your latest art projects are fantastic. The children returned to school in our area this week but I had never heard the expression a "pinch and a punch."

    Love the jokes from your friend, Narda.

    Hugs,
    C

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  25. Oh loving your journal pages Valerie and that joke made me groan but chuckle too. He he, good to see some humor.
    Lesley
    PS thanks for dropping by

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  26. Ha! That's wonderful! I love the joke and that Fabulous quote about the days of the week!! Too good not to use ;) Good luck with school and thank you for the beautiful autumn inspiration, xoxo

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  27. Teeheeheee, Thanks for the giggle! with your journal page and the joke!

    Hope things went well at the dentist Valerie!
    hugs Lynn

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  28. I really like the lines for each date as opposed to the boxes. Very clever.

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  29. Such pretty colours. Enjoy Autumn :-)

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  30. Beautiful pages and love those gorgeous colours!

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  31. Love your journal pages, fantastic work.
    You are so creative :]
    Always a pleasure to visit.
    Take care dear friend, good luck at the dentist *hugs*

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  32. Hahaha. Have fun filling in your calendar.

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  33. I love the spiderwebs! Are they stamped or hand drawn?

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  34. Beautiful pages. Love all the add-ons! Hope the dentist went well and that you have a great weekend.

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  35. This is the first calendar I have seen done this way, and I really, really like it. Sure saves on space, too. And the way you decorated the page is truly awesome! All the little extras you add are so fall like and gorgeous.

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  36. Oh ha ha! I love the quote! Great calendar pages. Well done for keeping up with the challenge so far - we are 8/12 completed - yay!

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  37. Still laughing! Love the way you've done your page, super colours too!

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