Sign, Sign, Everywhere a Sign

Do you remember that phrase?  It’s actually the chorus from the song, “Signs” by Five Man Electrical Band.  Here’s the full chorus:

“Sign, sign, everywhere a sign
Blockin’ out the scenery, breakin’ my mind
Do this, don’t do that, can’t you read the sign?”

There are some signs I could definitely live without…I mean, do I really need to be informed about remedies to erectile dysfunction when entering the Garden State Parkway?  I think not.

There are other signs that I find very helpful, stop signs, street signs, building name signs; all necessary, though not all attractive.  But when I want to get somewhere, I don’t need attractive; I just need effective.

But there are three signs I’ve seen that I just loved and want to share them with you:

The first is actually a bumper sticker that caught my eye.  Being a real animal lover, I liked it so much I took a picture of it.  Certainly makes a statement, doesn’t it?


The next sign was a billboard I drove past every day and for the longest time had no clue what they were trying to sell.  The background looked like oranges…maybe…it was a blurred picture so you couldn’t really be sure.  In bold black letters was, “It’s not a medium, it’s a large!”  Humm, I thought, large what?  Oranges?  So, day after day I pondered until one day it finally hit! (Picture one of those, I coulda had a V8 moments).  They weren’t selling a product at all…they were selling billboard space!  The medium to which they referred was an advertising medium.  Their point being, as mediums go, this is a large.  A clever concept, to be sure.  But I wonder how many people never did get what they were trying to say.  What do you think…good advertising or did it miss the mark?

The last sign was in front of a very quaint country church.  The kind you’d see in a Norman Rockwell picture.  The sign was very simple in black letters on a white background and it said:


What’s Missing?

I thought this was a brilliant sign.  Made you think a moment and then you got the message loud and clear.  I hope it inspired people.  And what do you think of this one?

Okay, so now you’ve listened to my random thoughts about signs.  How about a card with a sign on it…

Stand Back 1

I’m submitting this card to the November “Cornycopia” challenge hosted by Connie Can Crop.  The theme is to make something with a pun or joke.  I think this is funny even if the turkey doesn’t!

I’m also entering this card in the following challenges:

Before I go, I anted to share that my, “Sound the Alarm” card was selected as a Favorite of the Week at Splitcoast Stampers.  I’m very thankful for the people there who take the time to comment and vote…it’s so nice to open an e-mail and see that someone picked your card as a favorite!  If you missed the post with that card, it’s here.



17 Responses to “Sign, Sign, Everywhere a Sign”

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  1. Angela says:

    I love this card!!! Such a great job with the wire and the feathers and everything else! Thanks for joining us at Connie Can Crops monthly challenge!

  2. donnastamps1971 says:

    He he he fantastic card Kim! I am not sure what made me giggle more, your blog post or the card! Thanks for playing along with the SHOPPING OUR STASH crew for our “No Stamping” challenge this week!!

  3. Chana Malkah says:

    This is beyond cute! Love the image and it is beautifully colored! Thanks for accepting the challenge this week at Shopping Our Stash!
    Chana, DT

  4. amy says:

    Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Crafters Cafe, good luck!!! Amy DT

  5. Daphne says:

    Your turkey card is so cute! I love it. Thanks so much for joining us for the monthly challenge over at Connie Can Crop.

  6. wndy26 says:

    Love the sign! And wow on the wire! Is that a stamp or a die cut framelit or something? So stinkin cute!

    • Kim&Katy says:

      Hi and thanks! Actually I created the wire cut file. I found an image on the Internet of chicken fencing. I traced it in my Silhouette and welded it into a rectangle. Since I created the file, I’m happy to share it if you can open a .studio file.

  7. Shelly Schmidt says:

    Wow- love this card! That is a cool wire cut, and love the feathers in the fence. I do enjoy eating Turkey on Thanksgiving- poor creatures…..! Hope you and Katy had a great day, and forgot to say on your 12 days of Christmas post how cute Katy looks with the X-mas lights on!

  8. leslie says:

    That is an OLD song. 🙂

    Love the card! Poor bird!

    Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash for our No Stamping challenge.

  9. Cass says:

    Wonderful, so so funny. Thanks for joining us at The Crafter’s Cafe this fortnight for our “CAS – Food Theme” challenge.

    • Kim&Katy says:

      I think I was pushing the envelope by submitting this to a food themed challenge…but he will be food in a short while! LOL

  10. Hazel says:

    Thanks for sharing your lovely crafting for Fan-tastic Tuesday challenge 113 – hope to see you again soon, Hazel, DT x

  11. HI Katy, I love this fun card. The pun is hilarious. Thanks for joining us at Connie Can Crop.

  12. connie says:

    This card cracks me up! I feel like that all the time! lol! Love the feathers and the look of the fence. Looks so real!! 🙂 Wonderful card!

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