Celery Stamped Roses (and the NCMA Pinup)

0 Posted by - September 21, 2012 - DIY & Crafts

I live in the Triangle Area of North Carolina, in case you didn’t know, which is basically the area surrounding the Research Triangle Park. Raleigh is one of the points of the triangle.

Enough geography.

I explained all that to say that I went to Raleigh last night in my first ever official appearance as the Pintester for the NCMA Pinup (a meetup for Pinterest nerds). The artsy fartsy part of the evening was a tour of the Edvard Munch exhibit. (It’s pronounced “Monk,” guys, so stop tittering in the back, there.) Also, I thought I didn’t know who Edvard Munch was, but we all know who he is. He did this.

If you want to be real creeped out, you can either read about the Slender Man trope (don’t say I didn’t warn you), or you can go see the Edvard Munch exhibit at the NCMA. Creepsville. Creepytown. Horror central. OMG. I’m gonna have nightmares.

It was wicked cool.

Anyway, after that we all drank wine and did crafts. Munch-inspired crafts.

It was like all the best parts of kindergarden, except with wine.

I decided to try my hand at a celery rose.

After I practiced, of course.

The NCMA kindly provided greeting cards for us to stamp our artwork on. So now I have a greeting card.

I can’t think of a reason why I would mail this to anyone. It doesn’t really lend itself to any specific message, except maybe, “Congratulations on your menses,” or something. But here’s the deal. Give me a reason why I should mail you this card, and leave it in the comments. I will pick a winner based on the reason I like best (so, basically, it depends on what mood I’m in) and then I will write in it and mail it to you (or to the person you think needs it). So hit me in the comments. I’m looking forward to it.

Thanks for a fun event, NCMA, and a special shout-out to Meg (pictured below in the bangin’ blue dress, trying out a Munch-inspired letterpress) for alerting me to the event!

To see more photos and art from the Pinup, check out NCMA’s Pinup board!


  • JessicaRWebb September 21, 2012 - 8:22 am Reply

    My hubby, who was looking over my shoulder, finds this disturbing. Of course, that now means I want it, so I can frame it and glue it to his nightstand where he’ll never be able to get it off 😀

    • hdub September 21, 2012 - 8:57 am Reply

      JessicaRWebb i read that last part as “he’ll never be able to get off” guess i should pay closer attention 🙂

      • princessmom09 September 21, 2012 - 10:37 am Reply

        hdub i saw it that way too, we must be demented

    • JessicaRWebb September 21, 2012 - 6:02 pm Reply

      HA! See there’s a science experiment in the making! Once more reason if I don’t get this one, I’ll have to make one. 😀

  • ShelleyinsoIL September 21, 2012 - 8:27 am Reply

    I would cherish a celery menses rose from the Pintester!  And did you know that the AdChoices next to this post actually advertises DIY nose wax?  How many things can be wrong with those three words?  Nose and wax should never ever be paired with DIY!!  How about DIY toe turds?  Or maybe DIY cheesecloth exercises?  Those make more sense to me.  To sum up, send me the damn rose.  Love your blog!

  • Sally Rountree September 21, 2012 - 8:52 am Reply

    You SO should send it to me!  congratulating me  not NOT having the menses any more!!!!  Sort of a hot flash celebration type thingy.

    • Truffles8761 September 21, 2012 - 6:12 pm Reply

      Sally Rountree I’m with you.  Menses is nothing to celebrate.  The end of menses is champagne worthy.

  • chepburn77 September 21, 2012 - 8:52 am Reply

    Since you think it looks like a menses card, I think you should send it to me.  That way we can sync up our cycles and BFFs and shit like that.  Blood sisters!!!! LOL (or maybe it can represent the blood from being “deflowered”……..”Heard you finally got laid, congrats!”)

  • persephone767 September 21, 2012 - 9:07 am Reply

    I’d frame it and hang it in my bathroom, so that when I’m having horrible cramps, or maybe just a particularly tough time pooping, I can look at it and be reminded of all the crazy shit you’ve done in the name of pin-science. And it will make my day better just like that *snaps fingers*v

  • Nutritionista September 21, 2012 - 9:07 am Reply

    I have been TRYING to attempt this craft. Three times I have bought an entire … bunch? Bundle? Head? … of celery, instead of the pre-cut celery that the Lord God Walmart has allowed me to usually buy. Two times it sat in the refrigerator and turned to mush before I had a moment to sit down and have crafty time without my children going into “Mom Isn’t Looking; Wreck The House” mode. The third time I left it on the counter and my cat gnawed on it, then puked it up in my favorite flip flops. Please, save me from my own ineptness and send me the god damned card.

  • rhiannonrichard September 21, 2012 - 9:12 am Reply

    Whoa.  There was a Pinterest meeting of the nerds in the Triangle?  I live in Durham!Which is probably why you should send me the card.  It wouldn’t have to go very far.  Which is better for the environment and stuff.

  • Azen September 21, 2012 - 9:22 am Reply

    Since I can’t even draw a straight line correctly at 30 years old, and having to draw simple shapes for my art appreciation class make me break out into a cold sweat and almost tears, perhaps I could be the recipient. I can’t draw for shit, but I can admire others’ works.

  • StephanieCaldwell September 21, 2012 - 9:57 am Reply

    You should send this to my niece, she’s 2 and would be happy to have something fun to color on. Plus it would probably wicked creep my sister out getting a card from a stranger in the mail addresses to her kid, and THAT would be awesome! (we’re best frenemies because we’re sisters, you know. She even had me & the rest of my family take down any pictures of us with her daughter from our FB pages, it would totally freak her out, lol)

  • smiller September 21, 2012 - 10:12 am Reply

    Please send the card to my 14 year old daughter.  She loves anything freaky, creepy, scary and odd.  She brought the game Slender into our home several months ago and has enjoyed many hours freaking out the cat, dog, brother and friends via Skype.  She’s a geek and a nerd and I expect very big things from her in the future.  Or years worth of therepy bills.

  • boilermkrchck02 September 21, 2012 - 10:17 am Reply

    I just like getting random shit other than bills in the mail. Hightlight of my year, a tampon sample.

  • stylishgraceful September 21, 2012 - 10:17 am Reply

    You should send it to me because i am a fellow democrat, i also enjoy swearing like a sailor, plus i just kinda want it. The end!

  • rhiannonrichard September 21, 2012 - 10:42 am Reply

    Whoa. There was a Pinterest meeting of the nerds in the Triangle? I live in Durham!

  • RinGilmore September 21, 2012 - 11:12 am Reply

    You should send it to my friend Melissa, she is the person who introduced me to your site and now you have me in your circle of cool people.  So you should send the card to her and thank her for bringing me into your life and than go on and on about how cool and clever I am. yes. I think that will be a lovely idea, I think you should do it and ummm tit-sling shit screw you chik fil- a-holes go women’s rights I love wrapped bodies and eating crafts too… Okay that last part was totally trying to play on your weaknesses.

  • Consumer13220 September 21, 2012 - 11:22 am Reply

    I would be so honored to receive this card because I have recently experienced a dramatic change in my menses! It used to be like a murder scene, like that whole greeting card would be painted red. I recently had surgery to help correct this little problem of mine, and now my menses is much more delicate. It is beautiful, like that beautiful celery rose. So this card would be perfect for congratulating me on my menses!

  • stephanieread324 September 21, 2012 - 11:32 am Reply

    I am a brand new follower, and this is the very first post of yours that I’ve ever read! I think you should send me the card to commemorate the moment! It would be a very special bonding experience 😉 Plus I’m friends with Marquita and she’s mentioned you before. Does it help that I can name drop? 😀

  • mzthing September 21, 2012 - 11:32 am Reply

    I would be thrilled and honored, yes honored, to hang your celery roses in my gallery.  I have cancer (not playing the pity card… I save that for things like “Why Didn’t You File Your Taxes This Year?” and “Did You Know You Were Going 69 in a 55?”), and my meds cause my to spend an LOT of time in the bathroom.  Naturally being an artist I decided to turn my bathroom into an art gallery with some of my own work plus select works of my friends (we’re friends, right?) and other obscure pieces.  I also love the fact that I can say “Sorry I missed your call… I was in the gallery.”  …AND you will be able to say, “Oh that thing?  It’s hanging in a gallery.”P.S.  I love Munch.

  • Anabanana37 September 21, 2012 - 12:17 pm Reply

     I like pickles. Also this -> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XropvsmgsR4

  • Ethne Hedren Denham September 21, 2012 - 12:22 pm Reply

    My sister is trying to get pregnant and just got a job transfer across town that she’s less than enthused about.  Honestly, I’m an awesome sister and I pep her up as much as I can, but receiving your wino kindergarten rose with some irreverent humor in it, the least of which will be that it will be coming from you and I’ve been nagging her to read your blog for weeks now – it would be just the pick-me-up she needs.  And it’d get me off the hook for a day or two of coming up with peppy inspiration.  Seriously, she’s the psychologist; I’m just a dumpy barrister.  Your humor is much appreciated every day, Sonja.  PS, I insist you use the term ‘cock’ at least once, please.  ‘Cocksucker’ is our fave term from “Deadwood” so she’ll appreciate its inclusion.

  • kimread September 21, 2012 - 12:27 pm Reply

    I like cheese!

  • LaurissaWilson September 21, 2012 - 12:47 pm Reply

    I’m a broke full-time college student majoring in art education. As an artist my walls at home are bare and boring. Your card would look super sweet being proudly displayed in my dining room 😀 (also, you fucking crack me up! So nice to see other people that don’t take everything so seriously) 

  • heidibadger September 21, 2012 - 12:52 pm Reply

    Imma make one and send it to you.

  • TerrySpicer September 21, 2012 - 2:07 pm Reply

    Why should you send it to me? Because…well…I’m fucking awesome (not really) and I deserve something really cool to hang on my cubicle at work to inspire me when I try (and fail) to create origami I find on Pinterest. 

  • jojomace September 21, 2012 - 3:07 pm Reply

    I think you should send it to me BECAUSE I have been on one date with a really nice guy, going out with him again tomorrow, and he still has refrained from sending pictures of his junk.  Trust me, this is RARE in a single guy these days.  Enjoy it?  Absolutely!  Want to see pictures of it on my phone?  Notsomuch.  Previously, I was so inundated with weenie picks that I began to use the ‘Edit’ feature on my cell, which allows me to add features and also put them into interesting settings, like a winter wonderland.  It’s disturbing the amount of joy I got from adding a Frosty-type top hat and a scarf…Anyway, it would be to celebrate the absence of said weenie pics!

    • icanseethebunny September 21, 2012 - 8:57 pm Reply

      jojomace Please tell me that you then send the edited pictures back to their owners.

      • jojomace September 24, 2012 - 3:22 pm Reply

        That thought had not occured to me, but if it happens again, you can be sure I will do that! 

    • icanseethebunny September 21, 2012 - 8:57 pm Reply

      jojomace Please tell me that you then send the edited pictures back to their owners.

    • icanseethebunny September 21, 2012 - 8:57 pm Reply

      jojomace Please tell me that you then send the edited pictures back to their owners.

  • bebeaboney September 21, 2012 - 3:37 pm Reply

    because its cool as crap…i collect roses…and i could make a pin about how you sent me something featured on your pin!

  • CamelToe September 21, 2012 - 4:02 pm Reply

    I sharted myself this morning. I am in desperate need of a celery rose stamped card.

  • Fab4MyAmour September 21, 2012 - 4:17 pm Reply

    You should send it to me because I spend the last half hour of my work day, every day, goofing off by reading your blog and risking a written warning.  Also, my husband, as wonderful as he is, doesn’t send me jack shit in the way of flowers and it would be nice to get a rose, even one stamped on a card by a bunch of celery stalks.  Hey, can you send me the celery too???  I like Bloody Marys and you can’t have a Bloody Mary without celery…I’ll just lop off the painted end.

  • Dbnzee September 21, 2012 - 4:17 pm Reply

    I don’t have a good enough story to compete! Why not make a bunch more and send each of us one?

  • RobinParks September 21, 2012 - 6:32 pm Reply

    The celery roses and Okra flowers (or that’s what they look like to me) plus the tomato-y colour make me think of gumbo. Just needs some shirmp.

    • TaraLynnRichardson September 21, 2012 - 7:42 pm Reply

      RobinParks Is it bad that when I read shrimp, I immediately thought of Bubba Gump Shrimp? lol

  • KungFuAlex September 21, 2012 - 7:22 pm Reply

    You should send me the card because I also live in the Triangle area and had no idea about this event and am really bummed I missed it, especially since being pregnant has all but completely destroyed my social life.  It would kind of be the opposite of “congratulations on your menses” but I’m willing to let that slide.

  • NadiaMulholland September 21, 2012 - 7:27 pm Reply

    I would appreciate your lovely rose card because my best friend and I read you blog and quote it all the time (we were given dirty looks for talking about cock at the dinner table the other night) heheheh. And if you send me this card I will be able to rub it in her face that you gave it to me not her 😀  I also think you should give it to me because even though you said it was totally not your fault if we mangled our wrists trying out the twist tie escape thing, that happened to me anyway and I was stuck in the for over half an hour and I was home alone and really had to pee. So that is my reasoning as why I should recieve this lovely celery rose card. Thank you very much 😀

  • epicpoppit September 21, 2012 - 8:22 pm Reply

    I would love this card because I am from Canada and that automatically means epic. My friend and I are going on a quest to find some owls in their nest. If we find them it would be nice to leave a thank you card for letting us stare at their adorbs faces. If we fail to find them I will mail the card to them via carrier pigeon. Sincerely, Igloo Dweller PS I love your blog. 

  • DanaEvans68 September 21, 2012 - 8:27 pm Reply

    I’m actually experiencing my menses right now, so I should get it 🙂

  • averagemomblog September 21, 2012 - 8:32 pm Reply

    I love it!  I think I deserve this card, because today I taught 60 teenagers all about SEX.  And then I opened up the floor for questions.  This means I answered things like “Why is cum white?” and “why do some people like anal sex?” and “is throat chlamydia a real thing?”I could show them this card and say it is a menses art piece.  They would believe me.

  • Craftpocalypse September 21, 2012 - 8:32 pm Reply

    I want this card because I am sitting on a train right now (for 22hrs), moving from my home in Alabama to NYC for an UNPAID internship. I was just discharged from the hospital yesterday…Kidney stones. So the train, in combination with my dilaudid hangover has made me so sick that the banjo toting hipster assigned to sit next to me has shunned me to the sticky lounge car. I’ve been shunned by a Hipster Banjoist. I SO deserve that card. 🙁

  • badgerwrangler September 21, 2012 - 9:02 pm Reply

    along the lines of “Congratulations on your menses”, I would love a card celebrating my “break on the birthcontrol because my husband’s deployed so I now can safely do so”. I’ma just leave that bit of TMI here, along with the sadness that I couldn’t go see you as it was like 5 hours? away and I’m only good for an hour and a half.

  • Luv_On September 21, 2012 - 9:07 pm Reply

    You should send it to me because while reading your blog post and then many other people’s following comments, every time I saw the word “menses” I thought it said MENSA (the smart people group) and didn’t know why so many people could relate to that. In fact one commenter even said “I’m actually experiencing my menses right now, so I should get it :)” and thought maybe she was being inducted or something. I was probably half way down the page when a little light bulb went off in my head and I stopped being an idiot. So I think I should receive the card because I have a 4.0 gpa and am in my senior year of college, but I apparently don’t know the difference between a menstrual cycle and a genius.

  • Chemarie76 September 21, 2012 - 9:17 pm Reply

    We do share the same last name, so that practically makes us related, right? And I will totally send you a card back because I am just that awesome!

    • Chemarie76 September 21, 2012 - 11:12 pm Reply

      Why, yes I am commenting on my own comment- so what? I’ve just been thinking that since we are practically related that it really is quite shocking you haven’t sent me a card before. Just think about all the birthdays and Christmas cards you should have been sending over the years. Man, now I’m offended I’ve never received a card from you. So rude. What’s that? You’ve never received a card from me either? Oh. Hmm. Well that’s totally different. Because I said so.

  • JulieHaywardBrantley September 21, 2012 - 9:27 pm Reply

    I don’t want your stupid fucking card. Yes I do. No, I don’t you piece of crap….you can’t even make a celery rose correct! I am schitzo…send me the damn card so the “nice one” can win.PSA – No offense is meant by the term schitzo. People who suffer from mental illness are wonderful. (No they’re not) WTF

  • AuntieWitch September 21, 2012 - 10:22 pm Reply

    I have no  good reason.  I’m just selfish.

  • aceofspaydz84 September 21, 2012 - 10:57 pm Reply

    I need this celery card because I love celelry. When I don’t have to eat it. And I’m too damn lazy and cheap to buy the $0.69 celery and do it myself. (I priced that specifically at 69 for your enjoyment. You’re welcome.)

  • aceofspaydz84 September 21, 2012 - 10:57 pm Reply

    I need this celery card because I love celery. When I don’t have to eat it. And I’m too damn lazy and cheap to buy the $0.69 celery and do it myself. (I priced that specifically at 69 for your enjoyment. You’re welcome.)

  • renlish September 21, 2012 - 11:12 pm Reply

    I’m in Australia, therefore you should feel sorry for me and send me that card to make me fee better. 

    • renlish September 21, 2012 - 11:12 pm Reply

      ugh, am also using a crappy old mac book that doesn’t like the letter L.  Make me feeL better, please? Huh? Pretty please?

  • Simple Mama September 21, 2012 - 11:47 pm Reply

    Pick me!   I’m the original blogger from Homemade Serenity!   I shared this post on  my facebook page and I promise I’ll give your menses card a place of honor in my studio.   Best laugh I’ve had all week!

  • ranaemarie September 22, 2012 - 12:32 am Reply

    I think you should send me this celery card because it makes me strangely happy in a weird, I want to touch it and see how it feels, type of way. Also, I kind of want to smell it. I can’t do that if you send it to somebody else. 

  • JanetLee September 22, 2012 - 1:27 am Reply

    You should send it to my mother-in-law because she just had knee replacement surgery (again) after her first one got infected and then the physical therapist at the hospital almost killed her (literally) by causing internal bleeding while they were trying to keep her strong enough for the second replacement.  I want to walk in her door and say “Hey! You got the menses card!” and have her look at me weird and laugh at me so I can also laugh about it, therefore bringing me some joy at the same time as making her feel better, because she’s awesome like that.  (Thank you for tolerating my run-on sentence.)

  • AshleyMelberg September 22, 2012 - 2:37 am Reply

    If I had this lovely card, I could pretend that it’s a get-well-celery-rose-card from my new friend, the Pintester. People would be jealous. I’m a young high school teacher, going in for my second back surgery next week (broken spine), and trying to make it through the days at work (in pain and in brace), but I have a severe lack of vegetable-based art creations in my room. Your blog always provides a good laugh when I need it the most, and this card will make me smile each day, and possibly keep me from losing my mind when the kids are being crazy. p/s- the celery prints actually look like the wire leads they’re implanting in my back-bonus!

  • Bexxy September 22, 2012 - 3:12 am Reply

    My brother is getting civil unioned in October and said if I can’t get Ellen at his wedding I’m a failure as a sister, I figure this card will be an decent Ellen replacement. 

  • Cilla September 22, 2012 - 7:32 am Reply

    Mail it to meeeeeee!

  • MaggieMayhem September 22, 2012 - 8:32 am Reply

    You should send it to me because my menses is soon approaching and I’ve never gotten a “Congratulations on Your Menses” card and I think it’s about time! By the way, I LOVE reading your hilarious posts and I hope you keep fucking up Pinterest pins for many years to come!

  • Scrubthetoiletandsmile September 22, 2012 - 8:32 am Reply

    I just found you last night and have subscribed to your halariousness. I saw you last night with the chocolate cinnamon mask on your face and was laughing so hard there was so sound coming out of my mouth. Let me tell you my two children were wondering what’s so funny about a lady with a drippy face mask??? Anyways it’s eight thirty in the morning, in dreadful Florida, I’m watching jake and the never land pirates, and you cheer me up. Plus I got the menses thing right away. That is all.

  • CherryVanilla September 22, 2012 - 9:17 am Reply

    Please can I have the celery card because today I was larking around on the monkey bars in the park an I accidentally kicked my 18 month old in the head. He didn’t fall down but he cried alot and I felt bad. And other parents judged me 🙁

  • HeatherJarrell September 22, 2012 - 1:32 pm Reply

    I think you should send it to a random address…someone who isnt expecting it..and say heres a card I made hope it brightens up your day…Just never know when someone might need a smile  :O)

  • KerryPeters September 22, 2012 - 1:32 pm Reply

    I would love for you to send this card to my dear Kari (bff) she is amilitary wife on an active duty marine that is fighting a custody battlewith an ex….so could use a laugh and a big hug from the world.

  • KerryPeters September 22, 2012 - 1:32 pm Reply

    I would love love love for you to send it to my Kari (yes we are bff/share a name/and a brain!).  She is a military wife of an active duty marine….stationed away from family and friends right now.  And her ex is now demanding custody of their oldest child.  I can’t be there to cheer her up but I think this would really make her day!!!

  • BrookeAnnEms September 22, 2012 - 7:22 pm Reply


    • MindyHouston September 23, 2012 - 3:27 am Reply

      BrookeAnnEms However, Rawr means “Buttsecks” in Grizzly Bear.Dinosaur/Grizzly relations are very tense.

  • ChelleCrew September 22, 2012 - 8:12 pm Reply

    You should send it to me cause I’m just that cool. 

  • BethanyBrown September 22, 2012 - 8:12 pm Reply

    I would love the card as a get well soon to myself. I just returned from a family vacation to Disneyland where I spent 3 days with 100,000 other people in 95 degree weather crammed into the Happiest Place on Earth. My 6 year old son (who acts more like a 70 year old woman sometimes) decided his two favorite rides were It’s a Small World and the Monorail.  Yes, his favorite “ride” was the transportation shuttling people around the park. So we shuffled between the two attractions no less than 30 times a day. My husband is now insessantly whistling the song from the ride, I have 4 suitcases of laundry to do, and we came home to discover we were all out of wine.  The kids are already asking when we can go back. Help!

  • KatieOhlmann September 22, 2012 - 8:17 pm Reply

    Tomorrow is my 30th birthday! I’m running in a 1/4 marathon in the morning and have lost 72 pounds since February.  I’m really very tired.  Oh, and we are broke so my husband probably won’t be getting me a present.  You could sign it “Love, Chris” and it will save our marriage.

    • KatieOhlmann September 22, 2012 - 8:22 pm Reply

      Oh and if you send me your “art,” I will send you mine:http://www.regretsy.com/2010/11/29/ebay-hole-nsfw/

      • KatieOhlmann September 22, 2012 - 8:22 pm Reply

        Furthermore, should i make this a pin so I can suggest that you test it?

        • Pintester September 22, 2012 - 9:42 pm Reply

          KatieOhlmann I thought about making it a policy that I don’t test pins that require me to take off my pants, but it’s too late for that I guess. (See http://pintester.com/2012/09/body-wrap-at-home/ )

  • trutland September 22, 2012 - 9:07 pm Reply

    Well, I have successfully scared the shit out of myself with “Slender Man” research, thanks.  As for the card, if you send it to me and I see an image of Slender Man, I’m sending that shit back.  😉

  • keywordshopblog September 22, 2012 - 11:22 pm Reply

    I know you warned us, but I clicked on the Slender Man link. Which just led to more links and google searches. Thanks a lot! Sleeping with the lights on tonight….and all future nights.

  • MariAndOscarCasares September 23, 2012 - 12:17 am Reply

    I’m sitting here wondering why I’m trying to think of a reason I want you to send this oddly fascinating card you made. I just know that I would mostly likely put it in my kitchen, because that is where we all hang out for some reason when guests are over. They will see this and of course ask about this lovely piece of artwork that I have obtained and I will be able to proudly say that this was made by THE PINTESTER! There is a pin on pinterest that says I saw this on pinterest, I have been known to say that, but now its followed by, you should check out pintester, it’s freaking awesome!

  • Jennifer Holbert September 23, 2012 - 1:12 am Reply

    New reader here who just laughed down her leg at your posts. Do please tell me when you get to outdoor projects as I’m dying to see stamped brick walkways that look like drunken legos. You get the gold star. Card please? 🙂

  • MindyHouston September 23, 2012 - 3:32 am Reply

    Everyone wants your card!  I do, too, but unlike everyone else, I won’t have hurt fee-fees if I don’t get it.Also! So you know, there have been several times I’ve been reading your posts and laughing hard enough that the spouse has come to ask if I’m okay.  I have also scared the cats.  I hope that’s what you’re going for.

  • CrystalKYuhhyzaguirre September 23, 2012 - 3:52 am Reply

    Im on my period. I need a congratulations on your menses card for sure. Like a prize for enduring the misery.

  • Anabanana37 September 23, 2012 - 12:47 pm Reply

    so who won??

  • JessicaN42 September 23, 2012 - 3:02 pm Reply

    I tried to think of a good reason you should send me the card. Couldn’t think of any. However, I also couldn’t think of any reasons for you NOT to pick me. So by default I win.Also, I just had a baby and my (unpaid) maternity leave is up in 1 week. Which blows. Pity party time.

  • sarahhenry19 September 23, 2012 - 3:07 pm Reply

    I have a chest infection and laughing makes me cough. Needless to say your blog nearly hospitalized me. Would have been worth it. Haha. Get well soon card please? 🙂 

  • AskSarah September 23, 2012 - 8:07 pm Reply

    I think you should send it to me so I can re gift it to a relative

  • DallasChancey September 23, 2012 - 9:07 pm Reply

    I think you should send it to me because I am a broke college kid and can’t afford art for my dorm room. 🙂 And because you’re awesome.

  • SomerAlderson September 23, 2012 - 9:12 pm Reply

    In the old country, sending a card to my family meant many blessings on your house, bountiful crops, and diarrhea on all of your enemies. What more reason do you need?

  • Abby S September 23, 2012 - 9:42 pm Reply

    You should send me your card because your celery rose is far more beautiful than anything that could grow in my yard. My house is where plants go to die. I am the Jack Kevorkian of the plant world.

  • AGrandNote September 23, 2012 - 10:57 pm Reply

    You should grant me this wonderful card due to five considerations: 1) I am a 28 year old woman who loves to act like a 3 year old, so this craft is definitely ‘up my alley.’ (i.e.I ask for crayons and coloring pages in restaurants so I can color while I wait for my food.  My husband’s embarrassed, but I am not ashamed). 2) I am a creative person – I’ve pursued music, dance and art- so I have an appreciation for these sort of things 3) I love to garden so celery forming artwork “pears” (haha) my love of fine arts with gardening.  4) I really, really love to get mail (maybe this is part of my being a 3 year old thing…) And lastly, 5) Wednesday, 9/26 is my birthday.

  • Anabanana37 September 23, 2012 - 11:47 pm Reply

    because i started no pants fridays

    • Anabanana37 September 23, 2012 - 11:52 pm Reply

      and no underwear wednesdays.and toothpick tusedays. and handstand sundays.

  • heidibadger September 24, 2012 - 12:07 am Reply

    I love all the comments.Sonja you have inspired us. That being said, send  me that cute little fucker. Next Tuesday is good for me.

  • DarthVal September 24, 2012 - 2:42 am Reply

    I think I deserve the card because it’s my birthday on Tuesday (9/25) and I hate my birthday, it’s always a disaster. And I hate aging. So a menses card from you would definitely help me feel better!

  • KellyCaseHolmes September 24, 2012 - 7:52 am Reply

    Me — cuz I’m fuckin’ awesome, thats why…..

  • McpPatton September 24, 2012 - 9:37 am Reply

    Send that ugly shit to me, I need a new litter box scoop.

  • StephanieHadley September 24, 2012 - 12:22 pm Reply

    So there is this story. It starts with a little redheaded girl that loved roses. She made paper roses, she picked roses from neighbors yards and hoarded them on her porch. She drew roses all over her walls, then her mom got super pissed at her. She loved roses so much that she tried to change her name to Rose. Wait a minute….you are thinking I was this little girl, right? Oh hell no. That bitch lived down the street…we thought she was weird. But, If you send me the card I can totally mail it to her and make her day!

  • JeannieLynn24 September 24, 2012 - 12:27 pm Reply

    um, I really don’t deserve it so don’t send it to me, alright.

  • AshleyBeeCooks September 24, 2012 - 12:42 pm Reply

    I just moved to a new apartment and am too lazy to change my address. So your card could be the first piece of mail I actually get sent to me and not my parents’ house! Be part of this lifetime milestone 😛

  • cyferguson September 24, 2012 - 3:07 pm Reply

    I just had a hysterectomy and I no longer have to suffer menses! Every morning I wake up and think, yeah! today I won’t bleed all over myself unexpectedly!

  • NicoleMangiapane September 24, 2012 - 3:32 pm Reply

    Love your blog and I read this today to see you are also in Raleigh! =) Made my afternoon as I am always laughing at your fails and when I fail one of the pins (uhhh, Crock Pot Freezer meals can go straight to hell)  I remember I am not the only one….

  • BrittanyDickey September 24, 2012 - 4:27 pm Reply

    tristan(my 4yr old) waking up at 430am…flooded bathroom…raining kitchen(b/c its under the bathroom)….dog shit on the stairs…and a diaper torn up in the office….mommy needs a drink already and its not even 7am yet.. my life is one crazy “what the fuck moment” of another send me the card!!!

  • BrandyHudgins September 24, 2012 - 5:22 pm Reply

    me. because i believe that everything i pin and try makes me about as pintarded as you:)

  • Anabanana37 September 24, 2012 - 7:02 pm Reply

    dude fuh realz who wins?

  • Pintester September 24, 2012 - 7:57 pm Reply

    Winner announcement tomorrow! Hang in there. 😉

  • heidibadger September 24, 2012 - 8:17 pm Reply

    YEAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!Pick me!!!!!

  • kizzyk September 25, 2012 - 12:12 am Reply

    Pick me. Reason: Because. 

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  • GmaOfTen September 25, 2012 - 10:42 am Reply

    Pick me, please.  Because I make and send cards and don’t know anyone who does that so I never get homemade cards.  : )

  • LindseyTucker September 25, 2012 - 10:42 am Reply

    That’s by far the best use of celery I’ve seen seeing as it tastes like wet grass. The kind that you accidentally ate when you were younger after going mach 1 down the slip and slide. Yum, celery…um grass… and dirt burn.

  • stargazer22 September 25, 2012 - 11:02 pm Reply

    You should pick me…  Well, not me specifically me but for my best friend in the world, Amy. She just broke up with her boyfriend of 4 years, and is having a hard time. Sometimes she just needs a good laugh to cheer her up. So you should pick me because my friend is awesome and needs a pick-me-up!!  Thank you for your consideration. P.S. Love the blog!!!  Hilarious!!

  • AlliAudi September 25, 2012 - 11:27 pm Reply

    Send that beautiful peice of art to my long time BFF Teresa! She is my other half in life and just turned 24 Saturday! I love sending her random shit in the mail. For example, I once wrote her a letter on some old stationary I found and she loves it so much it has a permanent fridge spot. However, the Madonna post card probably tops the cake with an highly inappropriate quote about marriage on the back. Plus I bought her this bad ass pink ribbon birthday pin last week and the cashier thought she was turning the “big 4-0” and that kiiinnda ruined her life. And since I know how much you enjoy good randomness, we always toast to Mary-Kate and Ashely Olsen before our shots. Your impressed. I know.

  • AlliAudi September 25, 2012 - 11:27 pm Reply

    Send that beautiful peice of art to my long time BFF Teresa! She is my other half in life and just turned 24 Saturday! I love sending her random shit in the mail. For example, I once wrote her a letter on some old stationary I found and she loves it so much it has a permanent fridge spot. However, the Madonna post card probably tops the cake with an highly inappropriate quote about marriage on the back. Plus I bought her this bad ass pink ribbon birthday pin last week and the cashier thought she was turning the “big 4-0” and that kiiinnda ruined her life. And since I know how much you enjoy good randomness, we always toast to Mary-Kate and Ashely Olsen before our shots. You are impressed. I know.

  • AllieKozak September 26, 2012 - 2:12 pm Reply

    Send it to me! It comes with the glass of wine in the picture right?If not, nevermind…

  • AmandaSidebottomCondry September 26, 2012 - 2:22 pm Reply

    You should send it to me because you feel bad.  Your blog has kept me entertained through various bouts of illness this past month- My two girls and I (3 years old and 5 months old) came down with Hand, Foot, and Mouth, the littlest one has a staph infection on her bum, and I have a tummy bug from hell.  In fact, as I write this, I have been trapped in the bathroom with nothing but my phone to keep me company. Prior to illness, your blog kept me from other fancy things such as housework, cooking, and social events that required bras and fancy shoes. You are a ray of sunshine in the hell of stay at home motherhood and I am always excited to see what is new. My phone is dying so this may be the last communication I have with the outside world. Keep living the dream, Pintester.

  • PennyMiller September 26, 2012 - 9:42 pm Reply

    Pick me! I’ve got two kids, 2 years and eight months. My husband works evenings and i get zero seconds to myself. I was feeling especially yucky today so I opened my Jillian micheals “trouble zones” DVD I bought a zillion years ago.I used my eight month old son as my free weights. Zero free time without kids. A card from you would make my day… I laughed till tears ran down my face the first time I read your blog!!

  • PennyMiller September 26, 2012 - 9:52 pm Reply

    Sigh… I shouldn’t read posts from oldest to newest…

  • liz mk September 26, 2012 - 10:32 pm Reply

    Oh, what the fuck? This happened in my town and I didn’t even know about it; apparently I’m bad at the internets! I’m always up for crafting with booze. Are there going to be any more of these?

    • soami6y October 9, 2012 - 1:05 pm Reply

      liz mk i was thinking the same thing. I’m up here north of Durham in the sticks, so I just have to craft while drinking at home most of the time.

      • liz mk October 9, 2012 - 1:20 pm Reply

        soami6y  Uh… I think we should organize something! I’m in the sketchy side of north Raleigh, but I’m willing to travel reasonably to test the hell out of some pins.

  • StormyLee September 28, 2012 - 1:37 pm Reply

    your blog keeps me entertained trough out my work day.. i send my friends andcoworkers links to your blog and beg them to read them! they are hilarious!!never been a big fan of ppls blogs.. but yours i keep up with because your senseof humor is just like mine! nice and dirty.. you should send it to me because iasked nicely 🙂 i also hate eating celery and this would be my only use for it.

  • BrittanyLynneBorden September 30, 2012 - 10:42 pm Reply

    Because I’d make it into a freakin’ sweet coaster for my bottle of vodka, southern comfort, rumpleminze, or whatever I’m drinking that night. I need to class up the place a bit, and cups/shot glasses are for pansies and people who need to impress.

  • HaeleaSharpWood October 2, 2012 - 7:58 pm Reply

    My friend had cancer. She told me I’m allowed to use that as an excuse. 

  • marciamae3474 October 4, 2012 - 12:33 pm Reply

    Well, on July 1st my BFF’s daughter died of liver cancer, two weeks after that my 76 year old Mom fell and looked like she had gone a few rounds with Mike Tyson, August 1st my oldest sister fell and broke both her ankles needing surgery and seven weeks in rehab, the second week of August a huge tree fell and took out the deck on the back of our house, my Mom discovered she had a pulled her miniscus when she fell requiring a walker and six weeks of rehab then yesterday my sister’s precious chihuahua “Paco” passed away.  It’s been an interesting few months.

    • Pintester October 4, 2012 - 1:03 pm Reply

      marciamae3474 Oh, that’s just awful! I don’t have the card anymore, but you have my sympathy and best wishes for a much better next few months.

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  • Kimberly January 7, 2013 - 1:26 pm Reply

    I’d like to use this to clean the dog pee off my carpet. ; )

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