Thursday, April 25, 2013

April PTI Blog Hop

Hi all,
Today's post is for the papertrey ink blog hop.
This month we were challenged to create a project that features something tilted.  Position a frame at an angle, tilt your text, add a background strip diagonally, create a border that has an incline, slant a sentiment block, the sky is truly the limit!   
I inked up Rosie Posie and made my own background paper, then die cut some roses from the set as my focal point.  I decided to make my angle using banners diecut from my handmade patterned paper.  Since Mother's Day is coming up, I used my tiny tags mother's day sentiment to top it off.
Thanks for visiting and before you go, enjoy a little Boston humor as we Bostonians try to stay cheerful despite our heavy hearts over the events of last week.  
YOU'VE GOT TO LOVE BOSTONIANS
The geographical center of Boston is in Roxbury.
Due north of the center we find the South End.
This is not to be confused with South Boston which lies directly east from the South End.
North of the South End is East Boston and southwest of East Boston is the North End.
There is no school on School Street, no court on Court Street, no dock on Dock Square, and no water on Water Street.
Back Bay Boston streets are in alphabetical awddah: Arlington, Berkeley, Clarendon, Dartmouth, etc. So are South Boston streets: A, B, C, D, etc.
If the streets are named after trees (e.g. Walnut, Chestnut, Cedar) you are on Beacon Hill. If they are named after poets, you are in Wellesley.
Most people live here all their life and still do not know what the hell is going on with this one. Route 128 South is I-95 south and it is also I-93 north.
The underground train is not a subway. It is the T, and it does not run all night
(Fah chrysakes, this ain't Noo Yawk).
Order the cold tea in China Town after 2:00 AM; you will get a kettle full of beer.
Bostonians: think that it is their God-given right to cut off someone in traffic.
Bostonians: think that there are only 25 letters in the alphabet (No Rs, except in idear.)
Bostonians: think that three straight days of 90+ temperatures is a heat wave.
Bostonians: refer to six inches of snow as a dusting.
Bostonians: always bang a left as soon as the light turns green, and oncoming traffic always expects it..
Bostonians: believe that using your turn signal is a sign of weakness.
Bostonians: think that 63 degree ocean water is warm.
Bostonians: think Rhode Island accents are annoying.

How to pronounce these Massachusetts cities correctly:
Worcester: Wuhsta or Wistah.
Gloucester: Glawsta.
Leicester: Lesta.
Woburn: Woobun.
Dedham: Dead-um.
Revere: Re-vee-ah.
Quincy: Quinzee.
Tewksbury: Tooks-ber-ry.
Leominster: Lemon-sta.
Peabody: Pee-ba-dee.
Waltham: Walth-ham.
Chatham: Chad-dum.
Samoset: Sam-oh-set or Sum-aw-set, but nevah Summerset!

Have a great day.

8 comments:

Leigh said...

Very pretty, Linda!

Tracey McNeely said...

Really beautiful Linda, love all those roses together.

Linda said...

Wow, Linda this is so amazing and creative. Just beautiful.

Kristii said...

I love the angled patterned paper strips. So pretty!

Jacquie Southas said...

Love the way you created your diagonal line with the staggered flags! Your Bostonian humor made me chuckle - I had the pleasure of visiting many years ago & loved every minute of it.

Sarah Kate Monroe said...

Love this post about Boston! :)

My favorite parts were:
Bostonians: always bang a left as soon as the light turns green, and oncoming traffic always expects it..
Bostonians: believe that using your turn signal is a sign of weakness.

That is so true! I do both of these...

I didn't know this and think it's really cool: If the streets are named after trees (e.g. Walnut, Chestnut, Cedar) you are on Beacon Hill. If they are named after poets, you are in Wellesley.

I also really liked the phonetical spelling of some of our towns. As a Bostonian (well, suburbs...), I can't help but get irritated by people who don't pronounce them right, even though the way we say it usually has nothing to do with the way it is spelled.

Proud to be from the Boston area <3

Jean said...

Your card is just beautiful - love it! Thanks for sharing the Boston humor -I especially liked the ones related to weather.

Kimberly Gajewski said...

Lovely card, Linda! I'm laughing so hard that I'm crying over the Boston list!!! Oh my word...so true! Love it! :D