January 28, 2009

taking the hire moral ground

So, decided not to judge Lynzii's brattyness and to rise above her petty ways and include her in MY SHOWER w/ TONS of love. Figure I owe it to the MiaMaid's to keep being the best example ever, even when insensitives in the ward insult my womanhood and excpect me to be all pioneer about it. BUT, including her in my party is fine. Seriously. Fine. Making the invitations was such a win-win bc it #1, the giving helped me hill the sadness and #2 I have an awesome real life example of charity to use in next months lesson!

Front:


Inside:



LOVE love LOVE giving!

Don't forget to call me if you want in on my next card-making supplies partay! :)

75 comments:

Casey and Jeannie said...

Oh TAMN! I love it! Lynzii is so lucky to have you!

SAHM: Surviving Assorted Home Mayhem said...

Ha! "allegedy preggo" totally genereous of you!

SAHM: Surviving Assorted Home Mayhem said...

Ha! "allegedy preggo" totally genereous of you!

Laurie said...

I don't know who made this invite, but they deserve a medal for perfectly capturing the corny sparkly invite. No offense! :)

b. said...

Your defiantly a giver...

The Boob Nazi said...

I just threw up looking at that.

Emili said...

their stunning! but i'd just throw a tad more glitter on there...

Kerry said...

a) thanx for taking the hire moral ground

b) seriously, who the heck made that card? WOW. WOW. WOW.

Rach said...

Of COURSE your babies have heart-shaped jewel binkies. Hope the shower rocks!

♥georgie♥ said...

the card is so pretty and sparkly!!!

Sadie, Corey and Cailyn said...

Your talent is enough to get you into "PIONEER HEAVEN!". Besides, we are told to forgive, NOT FORGET!

the Eggett's said...

I actually honestly love the front of the invites.

Jess said...

Wow, I'm blown away by your card making skills! Lynzii is so lucky you're so freakin' awesome/generous.

Token Asian Friend said...

Are those fake eyelashes?!?

blogismycopilot said...

way to rock the spotlight on your bestie!

you did make sure and tell the RS pres no "group-gifts" right?

because that would be so sad if everybody went in on a double stroller for you and it wasn't the one you wanted.

McCulloch Family said...

You are such an inspiration to me, thank you for your awesome example of charity!!!!!!! :) LUV U.

Public Artist said...

I love "pioneer" and "hire"

I'm not LDS, but this is excellent satire that crosses religion boundaries!

Krista said...

TAMN, you are an inspiration!!! The Mia Maids are so lucky to have your example!

Also, did you ever get another ultrasound? Any confirmation that the other twin is a girl?? Last I heard, it was a 50/50 chance...

Hizzeather said...

I just got mine in the mail! The postal lady looked seriously pissed, because it is quite heavy, but come on...you paid the $3.55 required postage for the weight, so she needs to chill!

Loves it! I'll be there with super great, big presents for the feti. And maybe I'll get Lynzii something too.

Maren Hansen said...

Completely awesome--way to let it shine (pun intended)...

Kayci Ayers said...

WOW! I think I'm blind now... ;)

Reed and Liz said...

are your feti boys or girls??

Elizabeth said...

I like how its a party and not a shower.

Jo said...

Lynzii is so lucky to be included. I am sure this is the best party she will ever be at.

Christa said...

omg, I am so wanting to use the front for my kiddos birthday part now! Where did you find those eye's with the eyelashes? So flippin cute! (I have twins to ya know, mine are both girls)

Heidi Ashworth said...

I think there is no one better at passive agressive back handed complimenting than you! Tamn rocks!

Cassidie Anne said...

somebody threw up martha steward all over that thing. and why is there a four?

Bree said...

WOW - that card is just... well... um... FAB-U-LUSS! HAHAHA! Lynzii is lucky to have a "friend" like you! ;) Have fun at the party!

Savitri said...

"Lynzii's allegedly preggo,too"

Thanks, TAMN, for yet another laughter ab workout.

Mishqueen said...

I hope that you made HUNDREDS of those way-eeezy cards, so that you can have as many people as possible give you gifts for the twinsies. Plus, you have two coming so you need twice as many people to come.

Michael and Cordie said...

That was hilarious!

Anne said...

"allegedly preggo" : she COULD be faking it. Ya never know. You are so charatable.

Mina said...

You R sich an exampil of giving. Look at you give, give, give. And with a totally grate attitude about it, two. I'm gonna miss you when your trancelated.

Melinda said...

I know what I'm going to get you! An entire wheelbarrow full of scrapbooking supplies, and a gallon of glitter! My present is the best!

Musings of the Mrs. said...

Please please make my invites whenever I get preggo. These are the MOST CUTEST INVITES EVER!!! SERIOUSLY!!! And how giving of you to include Lynzii in them. you are such a great example!

Karilynn said...

Oh Em Gosh! These invites have a serious WOW factor. You definitely need to invite me to the next card making partay. Your feti are so lucky to have such an amazing mommy and Lynzii is just lucky you are such a charitable person. Way to set an example for those MiaMaids! :o) And I think it was really important that you point out the alleged pregnancy of Lynzii cause seriously, if she didn't look pregnant at your last en counter... this could totally just be her being jealous and trying to steal your thunder. WHATEVS!!!

kris said...

Thank you for having your name in the background just in case we didn't know it was for you.

Did you use your Cricut?

Amy said...

No blinking miniature LED lights? Oh TAMN...I need to invite YOU to MY next partay!

mzzmyrick said...

LOL... Thanks for the laugh.
That was a very interestingly sparkle-beautiful invite. It will be the envy of everyone in your ward, in hopes that they will be invited to go party for your righteous womb!

Dirty-D & J-Spice Winters said...

That is the cutest freaking card I have ever seen.

momodafoxes4 said...

Oh my holy epileptic fit causing bling! Seriously awesome! Hope you were wearing a mask of some sort when you were applying the glitter...wouldn't want that to end up in the precious feti's lungs now....

Lili said...

OMGosh, GORGEOUS!!

brossettelewis said...

Those are perfect! You could totally pull a talent lesson out of this too!

myimaginaryblog said...

I have just been dying to know how you would handle this situation -- I should of known you would take the high road!

My cousin is having twins, a boy and a girl, and my sister made Luke and Leia onesies for them. I wonder if anyone will come up with anything that awesome for you.

Nerd Goddess said...

Seriously, SO classy.

HBrady said...

My sister just told me about your blog and we have been busting a gut reading it. Seriously, I am going to have to see a doctor about my aching sides. Also, your invites scream class. Lynzii will totally be pitching a fit that she didn't think of this first.

Kara Miller said...

Allegedly!!!!!!!!!!!!! Bahhahahahaha!

Laurel said...

wow, tamn! That's a lot of sparkle packed into those invites.

Cafe Johnsonia said...

Quit your day job! I think it's time to head into designing wedding invitations, too.

Kari said...

You had me at the gOOgly eyes.

Ugh-maZING! ;)

Kayleigh said...

Way to go with the allegedly! That's a pretty big word! Makes you look all smartical, not to mention a total giver.

Trent!? said...

Is that mascara on your she-fetus?

The G Fam said...

Love that you have taken the higher ground and decided to include Lynzii! And love the allegedly-it is the perfect touch!!!! What sparkling talent you have!

The Lewis Family said...

Hilarious, seriously, that card rocks.
~C

Little Lovables said...

you even spelled Lynzii's name right, I bet that never happens for her!

What an awesome job on the invites. I bet you will sprinkle tons of glittery confetti in the envelopes so when people open the card, confetti will spill all over them!

Maybe your cricut can cut little TAMN confetti pieces?

Nicole said...

TAMN, u are seriously my favorite person ever. I'm so excited for you and your feti. Lynzii is totally lucky that ur been so Christlike and setting the most richous and perfect example for your MiaMaids!

Nicole said...

TAMN, u are seriously my favorite person ever. I'm so excited for you and your feti. Lynzii is totally lucky that ur been so Christlike and setting the most richous and perfect example for your MiaMaids!

keighty said...

I'm with The Eggetts. The front of the card is actually really cute! And would you mind if I include a reference to my "righteous womb" in my future baby shower invites? I'll aim for twinners.

Mandy said...

Allegedly...awesome.

Stephanie said...

oh.my.ugliness. I know you have a ton of time being on bedrest and all, but, does being preggo totally make you want to create grossness? If I got one of these in the mail, I would submit it to Guiness for ugliest-scrapbook-creation-EVER, and then I would make it a point not to go -- wait, that's your purpose, isn't it? You want everyone to shudder at the sight of this, promptly shred it twice, and forget they ever received it, don't you? That way, Lynzii selfish head won't steal your thunder, and then you can make cute invites for your own shower! BRILLIANT, TAMN!

kris and judd said...

That allegedly preggo girl Lynzii is so lucky to have you in her life. She probably would have had a lame shower, but now she gets to share in the celebration of your righteous womb! She'll probably frame that invite in the triplet's nursury. Way to be an example!

The Singlutionary said...

This is the most deliciously TAMNified tacky card I have ever seen in my life.

dharvey said...

SO FUNNY ! ROFL ! Seriously so over the top-- rarely have I seen a baby shower invitation that garish. That is gosh-awful, but absolutely a riot. One of your most hilarious messages evar ! Lurve you, D.

mbbatch04 said...

So cute!

GladysIcanbee said...

I always wanted to celebrate someone's richus womb now I actually get to!!

Jennifer Miller said...

YAY! I got my invite toooo! I went to Baby Gap and got your adorable feti the CUTEST EVER outfits (that were NOT on sale btw)
And your generosity to Lynzii inspired me to get her a present also...Blue Light Special for her!

Shannon said...

It just makes me laugh thinking about the real person that actually made that invite. Hilarious and seriously impressive. That had to have taken several days. I keep looking at all the intricate detail and I am floored by the work put into that...all for a laugh. I really love this blog.

Aunty Em said...

You're a genius - oh, but a seriously cute one!

Misty said...

TAMN, you're just too darn cute. Thanks for inspirational invite. I am a stay at home Mom of 3 and I'm so glad I have something now to fill up my days with. I was bored of cleaning and talking to my children, now I'm going to use the inspiration from these cards and open an etsy-store! You are so talented!

Emily said...

TAMN, is'nt it about time for you to share ultra sound pics? I'm just saying. I heard Lynzii did on her blog. People miight say somthing.

Paula said...

TAMN, i hope uv got ur desinger hospital gown ordered. if no u could ask for 1 at ur shower.

Sarah's blog... and I guess our newlywed blog that I update like twice a year. said...

Tamners... sweetie, you forgot to put the date and time on your invite!!

Oh well, I guess that means you just have to make ANOTHER one to send out with this! Ohh! Or maybe a super cute insert!!

Diamond in the Rough said...

So totally love the invite. It's perfect, of course. So generous of you to include Lydzii!!

She She Me said...

Everyone knows that the wannabees who get all caught up in trying to out-TAMN you are destined for failure. Like her triplets are going to end up conjoined or BOYS with no junk. Just chill, think happy thoughts (Manolo, Choo, Gucci) and keep adding to that baby registry!

Chels said...

Umm... SO CUTE! Over the top and perfect because of it!!!