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Sunday, November 15, 2009

Turkey Time?

I don't think so.

The challenge today at Stamptacular Sunday Challenge is to create a card or some other sort of project that can be used at or sent at Thanksgiving time...put a TURKEY on it and get entered TWICE to win this week's fabulous prize!

Well, I made card that is Thanksgiving themed, but it doesn't have any turkey on it.

The chances of me ever having a turkey stamp are pretty slim.
  I don't like turkeys.  Oh, I like to EAT turkeys.  It sort of a "revenge" thing.  See, when I was a kid I was tormented by a turkey.  Yes, the following is a true story.  No matter how far fetched it may seem it is totally and completely true.  My family will vouch for that.

 So here goes..... When I was in high school we lived out in the country.  It was my dad's escape back to the country boy in him. My dad would always get these "ideas." One blessed year he decides we are going to raise turkeys and then sell them.  I think we had around 25 of them and one "rooster."  This rooster liked to get out and walk around the yard.  I soon learned that he would run right towards me like he was going to attack me.   I would have to check to make sure he wasn't out when I wanted to leave the house.  My family thought it was funny.  Aren't they nice?  Believe it or not, I hold no emotional scars from them.
Well, one day when I was leaving the house HE was out.  I think I had to go to work so I made a dash for the car.  He chased after me and then proceeded to circle my little car, pecking at it.
We later discovered that he would attack my brother's  RED and blue basketball too.  I think this turkey was part bull and the color red made it attack.  I have RED hair!  That is my theory, anyway.

The day we loaded those turkeys up into my dad's truck to be hauled off to the butcher was a happy day for me.  He joked about keeping the "DEVIL TURKEY" around.  In the end he became a Thanksgiving dinner:)
Honestly, those turkeys that we raised were the best turkey I have ever eaten.

I hope I didn't offend any vegetarians or turkey lovers out there, but you can see why I may not be that fond of the little fellows when they are alive.

 I do have a picture of a turkey to share though.  This was created by my son for school.  He was to disguise a turkey so that it can't be recognized and eaten at Thanksgiving.

He decided to put it in camouflage to make it look like the turkey is the hunter.  We also added  glasses with a fake nose and mustache.  That part cracks me up.

I hope you will join in our challenge this week.
Our sponsor is Simon Says Stamp .

The prize is a $25 gift certificate and FREE shipping!
Go have a look at all the fun and beautiful creations by the design team.
What's In It?
Stamps: Tall Oaks (Verve)
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa
Paper: K&Co Classic and scraps from my stash
Other: Copics and Prismacolor pencils, blending stumps, baby oil, crystal effects, vintage brads, recollections pearl, TPS button, twine, dimensionals, paper piercer, vine trim ( Papierloftet)


Patti J said...

How funny, a bull turkey! Your card is beautiful, turkey or not, and your son's wonderful picture more than makes up for your 'lack of turkey on card' dilemna!!! Tell him he should get an A+!!!

Liza said...

A fab card Nikki and I had to laugh at your story!!

Liza x

Anonymous said...

Awesome card Nikki ;0)

Janneke X

Dotty Jo said...

Beautiful card Nikki and thanks for the great turkey story! My uncle had 'attack' geese when I was a child so I can totally sympathise! Love that turkey in disguise!!!!!!!! Jo x

craft_princess said...

Cute story...had to laugh! Love the card and the camo turkey!

j,j,andhsmom said...

Love your turkey story! We saw the lineup of disgused turkeys when we were at the school for conferences. We enjoyed the creativity!