Thursday, May 19, 2011

Cricut Lite Beep Beep - Speed Racer Card

Hello Everyone!

Okay, I am not proud of the inspiration for this card but it is, in fact, a very true story.  Yesterday, as I was driving on my way to the store, I was pulled over by a policeman.  I had no clue why I was being pulled over, as I was only going 47 and the speed limit was 45.  He comes up to the window and then lets me know that the speed limit for that ONE BLOCK was 35!  I have lived here for almost 7 years and did not realize that it dropped 10 miles at that spot.  I tried to nicely let him know that I have never in my 38 years EVER received a speeding ticket.  He took my license and registration and went back to his vehicle.  This is when my 4 year old son says to me "Mommy, you're going to jail!" followed by his 6 year old brother saying, "Mom's not going to jail, she's going to prison!"  Okay, it is very funny now but I was not pleased at the time.  I turned around and told them both that mommy was not going to jail or prison!  LOL!!  Turns out that the "nice" policeman gave me my first speeding ticket.  Of course I cried AFTER I drove away.  :) Yes, he was doing his job so I have no hard feelings towards him.  I feel a little silly that I didn't know the speed limit, though.  Here is the card that he inspired me to make.  My hubby said it probably wasn't a good idea to send it to him in the mail like I had suggested.  :)





Recipe:

Cricut Lite Beep Beep Cartridge
Police car cut at 3 inches

Base:  5 1/2 x 8 1/2 (folded in half)

4 x 5 1/4 piece of light blue cardstock

1 x 5 1/4 piece of dark gray cardstock

White Signo Gel Pen to make lines.

My Pink Stamper Boy Crazy Stamp Set
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Red Stickles

122 comments:

  1. Robyn,

    Sorry this happened to you. Go back to that spot, check to see if there is a different speed limit sign posted on either side of the road. In my own we have a 35 mile speed limit sign posted on the North bound lane, but if you are in the south bound lane, the speed limit still applies even though it is not posted. Take photos, and then maybe you can fight the ticket. Otherwise have a good day!

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  2. Your boys are hilarious! Next you have to make a paperdoll in striped prison garb - lol! That seems so silly to have the speed limit change for just ONE block! They're obviously just trying to get more tickets. At least it's your only one.

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  3. Sorry for your ticket. I was stopped once and given a warning thank goodness in an area where the speed limit was 35mph and of course I only saw the 40mph sign so that was what I was going. Like the card. Do you know if WalMart will price reduce the previous Cricut Lite cartridges when the new ones become available? I did order Cricut Lite: Bloom & Handyman online $60 bundle w/ no shipping cost & picked them up at my local WalMart.
    Melissa
    http://createdbysunshinehoneybee.blogspot.com

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  4. This really made my morning...Memory lane (14 years ago) just kicked me in the rear. Mine were 5 and 8 and we were on the way to a school function...
    Needless to say...by the time we left the function, I was a career driving crimnal and the only reason Mommy wasn't taken to jail is her oldest was performing for the first time. And, get this....The officers son was the soloist at our schools play...
    Funny things we do, that our children don't let us live down and things our kids say....LOL!!!

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  5. You made my day Robyn. Hate that you got a ticket. But Love what your boys said. Just wish someone was there taking pictures. So you could make a layout. :0)
    Your Card is really cute. Thanks for sharing!

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  6. Lol!!! what a great story Robyn :)

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  7. Thanks for sharing Robyn. It's great that we can laugh at some of the not so good things that happen to us. Now that's taking your Lemons and making Lemonade. I agree with your hubby, sending it would not be a good idea. Smooches... Felicia at scrapperinthemaking.blogspot.com

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  8. Oh I forgot, Love the card and theh humor behind it. lol. Smooches... Felicia at scrapperinthemaking.blogspot.com

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  9. I am so sorry that happened to you! At least your boys gave you something to laugh about AFTER the fact. Oh goodness. I would totally send that card!!

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  10. I hope you don't worry about it too much. And it is funny how children react to a sitation. I think you should be very happy that you had a nice officer and not your sons as officers. Now you have a speedingticket, your sons would have send you to jail or prison.

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  11. Hi Robyn. Im sorry to hear about your ticket experience. I think its great that you made it to age 38 w/out ever getting a ticket.I don't remember when i got my first one but i have gotten a few since then. I didn't get a speeding ticket but I made a left turn at the wrong hour of the day ,like from 2-4 o'clock or something,so that was my last ticket. It was pretty expensive too. like over 150 dollars. I wonder if the cop's wife is a crafter.LOL Have a great day. K

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  12. 5boysmom-texas5/19/2011 7:53 AM

    This is just too funny!!! Just goes to prove that you're never to old to learn something!!! My husband got a ticket in Pontiac,Michigan while watching the Woodward Dream Cruise, for jaywalking and the whole time the cop was writing him up you could look both ways and see all the jaywalkers going back and forth across the street!! It cost him like $40 and when I sent the money in I just couldn't resist writing a letter explaining how we felt!! That was fun!!! LOL

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  13. Inspiration can come in many forms! LOL! That is totally something my kids would say to me too.

    Sorry about the ticket - so frustrating! Especially when it happens so innocently.

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  14. Sorry about the ticket. That happened to me recently too. I don't know if your state has a good driver defense. You basically get a "one free" for having a good driver record in the last five years. If you do have this, you will just have to pay court costs and it doesn't go on your record for the speeding. Hope this helps.

    Love the card!

    Kris in Rhode Island
    dietzrobles at yahoo dot com

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  15. Awww, sweetie, sorry you got a ticket. Look at it this way, you have joined the umpteen million of us other "good drivers" who have gotten tickets (and cried while driving off). At least it inspired a really cute card! Love it. I would send it, the police officer might get a kick out of it! Just sign it, "I know you were just doing your job, thanks for protecting our community". LOL.
    Smilez,
    Jessica

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  17. I feel your pain. I wish I didn't have personal first hand knowledge of this experience but I'm afraid I do. Hope you have a better day today.

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  18. Those comments from the boys are priceless! Maybe turn that card into a scrapbook journaling page!
    You can always contest the ticket too. Cheer up, you know your heart was in the right place!

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  19. Sorry you got a ticket, hope you're ok now. The card looks great pity you couldn't send it to Mr Policeman!
    linda@barkbusters.co.uk

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  20. So sorry about the ticket. :(
    I had a similar situation happen yrs ago where it was the same road traveled so many times and I knew the limit. Then, they changed the sign to 5 mph lower. Check out the situation anyway and see exactly where the signs change. I know here in Broken Arrow, OK you can fight the ticket at traffic court and if the officer doesn't show up, the ticket gets thrown out. IMO, kinda smells like a speed trap situation. But...you do have a good attitude about it and kudos on making it this far with no ticket.

    Gotta love a child's humor LOL. That was priceless! Love the card!!
    I think you should send it :)

    Donya
    okscrappinmama.blogspot.com

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  21. Haha! Aw! I'm sorry to giggle...but yours kids are adorable. I remember crying when I got my first (and only) speeding ticket too. :S That's an adorable card, Robyn! I want that cart!

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  22. You are not alone. That same thing including the jail comments by our children in the vehicle happened to us. There was a school located in a small church and the speed limit for that one block was 20 and we were going 25 in what we thought was a 35. When my hubby got pulled over we were both trying to figure out why. He too got a ticket. Darn it! LOL. A couple years later, it's not so tramatic. Sorry for your stress!

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  23. That is too cute! Sorry about the ticket!

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  24. Robyn, it's unfortunate the Police Officer would not show a little empathy when you explained why you were driving at that speed...we all love our Protectors. Close to where I live there is a 35mph sign then at about 50 feet is another sign with 55mph, which is only on one side of the street...go figure. As always you found a way to take something unpleasant...and make it pleasant. You are a cup's half-full kind of girl. Thanks for all you do.

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  25. Kids say some funny things, right?! At least you can find some humor it in after the fact. Love your card - very cute.

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  26. I'm glad you can laugh about it now! Your boys are too cute! Great card and thanks for sharing your story! I'm suprised that they didn't let you off with just a warning!

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  27. Robyn, I'm so sorry that happened to you. but everyone that will possessed a driver license will eventually get a speeding ticket.. that card is probably the most expensive card you have ever made.

    hugs ,

    Catarina (Docerela)

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  28. That sucks! The story is funny though. My husband is a deputy with LA Sheriff's and he would totally get a kick out of it if someone sent him a card like that! LOL! Fortunately though he doesn't really give out speeding tickets..he has bigger fish to fry if you know what I mean. You should totally send that cop the card with the link to your blog post. I bet he would laugh.

    Don't feel bad...I got a ticket for talking on my phone. Only ticket I have ever gotten! My son said he didn't like police men anymore after that and told me to throw the ticket back out the window!! lol KIDS! BTW! Your kids are adorable!

    http:\\priscrafteeescape.blogspot.com

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  29. Sorry about your ticket...at least you waited until after you got the ticket to cry I was crying the whole time when I got mine. :o(. I think you should send the officer the card...it would probably be good for him to know that at least one person understands it's his job and it's not personal.

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  30. Cards by Kelly5/19/2011 9:20 AM

    Awe...sorry you got a ticket. It happens to the best of us! Lol. At least you set a good example to your kids in that situation.

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  31. The same thing happened to me Robyn when I was 40. I was going down a street that I didn't know the speed limit had changed on. I was rushing as I was late picking up one of my sons, my youngest 4 year old was in the back of my van. I was pulled over doing 47 in a 25!!! I had no idea that it was 25 speed limit. The officer told me that the limit had been changed. I told him I was rushing as I was late picking up DS. The officer decided to give me a ticket but chose not to give me any points out of it. So nice of him!!! This was my first ticket I told him and he said I must be a very good driver. I said to him, "not today I wasnt!". LOL This officer stood there talking to me for a good 20 mins., just chatting! So I was even more late picking up DS! Youngest DS sat very quietly in the back, he was afraid that I was going to go to jail too and that he would have to go with me!! LOL So I so get your story as it is so close to my story! Sorry you got a ticket. I am now 51 (as of today) and haven't had any other speeding tickets, just that one and only so I guess that isn't too bad. LOL

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  32. So sorry this happened. :( Your boys' comments are so funny (I'm sure they did not feel that way at the time!). Speaking from experience, it happens to the best of us. Love the card but I think your husband is right about not sending it! :)

    Go Speed Racer!!

    Leslie

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  33. Sorry you got a ticket! Cute card though!!

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  34. ooo..so sorry you got your first ticket. The card is great :)

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  35. So Sorry to hear about this. I've never had a speeding ticket either. I'm always try to be so careful to stay right on. I can just imagine my 4 year old saying something like your boys. They really know how to "comfort " a person when they're already stressed don't they ? :) Your card is cute though !
    Anna

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  36. Sorry about your ticket:(. I was pulled over a few years ago and got a warning. A few weeks later my boys and I were at a very busy diner when one asked me, very loudly. "hey mom remember when you were arrested?". So embarrassed! Funny now not then!

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  37. Hi Robyn, just when I was feeling a little blue, I read what happened to you. I am very sorry for the ticket but thanks for the laugh. You made me forget about my troubles for the day....LOL
    Thanks

    Mrodriguez860@hotmail.com

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  38. Oh I am so sad to hear about your "ticket"... but the card is adorable. I wish you were coming to CA for the circle crop in June... hugs

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  39. Hello Robyn,

    Make sure you go down on the right date and if it is posted, a lot of times they just want the money and will lower the charge so you will not get points. They have done this for me on one occassion when I accidently sped in an area. Good Luck!

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  40. Yikes! A speeding ticket. Your card is super cute, Robyn :)

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  41. Oh no! I got pulled over last month. I was taking my 5 year old son to school and that was the first thing he said when the officer left to his car to write my ticket "Mommy your going to jail" These boys! Lol. Cute card. Sorry you got a ticket. I cried too when I drove away. Not a good feeling.
    ~Monica

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  42. Sorry about your little adventure. Funny how God uses things like this to give us inspiration. I'm happy to hear that you bear no ill thoughts toward the "nice" policeman. Nice card. Keep the inspiration coming to us but in a safe way.

    *Kellie

    kardsbykellie.blogspot.com

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  43. Sorry you got a ticket! I'll never forget my first experience of getting pulled over..haven't got pulled over since then (knock on wood) I just got away with a warning. Great card!

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  44. So sorry about the ticket Robyn, but your boys comments made me smile. We're the same age and I have not had a ticket ever. (better knock on some wood) But I think I would cry too.

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  45. Oh, I am sorry, getting a ticket is a horrible feeling. I got one in the mail one time, not fun. I think he would get a kick out of it and then appreciate that you took the time to send him a card, it's very cute :)

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  46. Oh what a bummer! I am 39 and have not received a speeding ticket yet either. I need to watch it though as I could see something like that happening to me too! Your boys are too cute though! It's so great that our kids can help us thru those situations and help make us feel better. And your card is cute to commemorate the event!

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  47. Oh so sorry this happened. I know getting your 1st ticket is very hard. I cried too when I got mine.

    Even worse the police officer didn't believe me when I told him I was going to the ice cream place - which was 30 miles away from my house. It was a very expenisve ice cream.

    All I can say is -- go to court - and see if you can gett deferred adjudication. Or even see if you can go to court if the police office doesn't show up then you can ask to dismiss the ticket.

    Good Luck.

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  48. I'm sorry that happened to you Robyn. But I'm glad you can laugh about what your children said. Hey! when they get older they will probably remember. It's OK you didn't know.

    take care
    lupe

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  49. hehehe...I'm not giggling at you but at your boy's comments! I could see my girls getting worked up like that if I were to get pulled over! I'm sure it will be a whole theatrical experience for them for days recreating the scene of the crime! I love the card too! I personally think you should send it! My brother, uncles and several of our friends are all city police or state troopers and I know each of them would get a kick out of that card! Send it signed from the boys!! I really need to get that stamp set now! I just posted one of my policeman cards this week but I need to make a few for 2 retirements and a transfer and that stamp would be perfect! Thanks for sharing your experience!
    Amber

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  50. aww poor lady. well now you know.

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  51. Sorry about your experience. But you got a good laugh (after the fact) & such a cute card. See your stamp sets are great for everything (even those me may want to forget). LOL
    Lori

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  52. You bad girl you!!! lol :) sorry about your ticket. This card is really cute though!!!

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  53. Oh my. Kids are great! Love how you brought the light on top alive. You may not have thought of that if you hadn't got pulled over. You never know where inspiration will come from but I'll pass on the getting a ticket part. Love this cartridge!

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  54. :( Robyn - I hope my driving record can stay as clean as yours:) I have had my license for one month now:) So far no police!! Hope no more inspiration cards like this for you even though it is cute!
    ~Madison funkycards.blogspot.com

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  55. Well you took it alot better than I would have. I think if he saw your records and knows its clean he should have just given a warning. But like you said, he has to do his job. Bad job on my opinion.

    The card is adorable. That police car is too cute. Thanks for sharing your story.

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  56. From the mouths of babes...lol So sorry about your ticket! (I would have cried on the spot.)

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  57. What a shame to get a ticket, but great card.

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  58. I would have done the same thing in your situation, cried! I am 42 and have never been pulled over. I think every year it gets worse for me, just pull me over already! You would think he could have given you a warning, I mean if you were speeding all over town, you probably would have a ticket or two by now. Sorry you got a ticket, but it's great you can laugh about it so soon.

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  59. I'm not proud to admit that your card is MUCH NICER than the one *I* would have wanted to send him!! My car would have been mine and the person inside would have had a friendly gesture. Well, not really but it is fun to think about.

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  60. Oh this was too funny; thanks for sharing. And I'm glad you're not in prison ;p

    ~Selena

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  61. You really should check to see if there is a sign posted and call the city to see what the previous speed limit was and see when it was changed! A few weeks ago I was driving home after a long shift at work and I got pulled over and I have never been pulled over I told the police officer that I had just gotten off work and I apologized he seen my badge that I was a Hosp. employee so I didnt get a ticked I thought to myself finally a perk of going to work!

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  62. Sorry about your speeding ticket but this story made me lol card is lovely too!!:)

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  63. My first and only ticket was for going 57mph in a 55mph. It was on a very lonely desert highway in Arizona. I was in a little VW bug going up a hill... (which was hard to do in little VW bug's) The "nice policeman" was obviously having a hard day and I was the one around to take it out on. It has haunted me, and now, 20 years later, I can finally laugh about it. No worries... it will make a terrific scrapbook page. And you can put your Card on the page too... and I would write to him in it, just don't send it. It will make a great memory page.
    Penny
    redheadworking at earthlink dot net

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  64. So sorry to hear about your ticket experience. Congratulations making it this long without ever having a ticket!!! Your boys response was just darling..... Shake it off, and know it probably won't ever happen again!

    And, the card you made is just darling!!

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  65. Sounds like a "speed trap" for sure! So glad you can have a sense of humor about it!

    Thanks for your inspiration,

    Cindy :)

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  66. Can I just say I love the fact that you cried. That would so be me! I feel more normal now. Sorry about the ticket though, that's a bummer. It's a good teaching moment for your kids though, breaking the rules has consequences, even if you didn't know the rule. PS - adorable card!

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  67. Very funny, can only imagine your surprise. As alway the card is wonderful.

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  68. Aww, sorry you got a ticket. That is not a fun day :( Your card is very cute though.

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  69. I think you should TOTALLY send it to him! :)

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  70. Hi Robyn-

    I love how up beat and positive you are. Always taking a situation and making it a positive one. :0) You are such a sweetheart. I wouldn't have the heart to give you a ticket. XOXO, Julie. :0)

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  71. That stinks!! THe card is cute though!

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  72. Oh, that stinks! I mean the ticket stinks. The card is great! Hope today was a better day!

    pawprintspetsits

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  73. OMG! I have gotten several tickets, and I cry every time. It's so embarassing, and that just makes me cry more! One of these days, I'm going to learn. I luv your idea of sending the card to the officer, but hubby is probably right :)

    Stampingl8y.com

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  74. well.. I'm sure that wasn't on your bucket list... LOL well the card is so cute!!!
    parkernana5@cox.net

    i have a silly confession - I too was going a little fast in an area and i had the music as me and my niece (then 9yr) was just a singing loud, etc... WHAT I DIDN'T know was the office had been following behind me for several miles yelling through that speaker they have. finally i looked up and saw the lights.. thinking it would pass - it didn't. Lucky for me i got a warning.. but she did laugh that she could see our heads a bobbing...
    parkernana5@cox.net

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  75. When I was pulled over once my little sweet daughter who was 5 started singing the cop theme to that police show. Here are a few of the lines. "Bad boy, bad boy what you'll gone do when they come for you". She was sweet and sang it when the police office was at my window.
    Out of the mouths of childen, we just never know what to expect.

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  76. Gosh Robyn, so sorry that the "nice" police man gave you a ticket. That stinks....you could have made a skunk card...lol! Hope you can have a relaxing evening!

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  77. That is soo unfortunate, but you're right...it is funny now! Makes for a great card! TFS

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  78. oh my stars!! your boys are too funny...but i think you SHOULD send it to him... he'd probably get a kick out of it.. =)

    donna

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  79. Same thing happened to me. My then 8 month old was crying and I think that is the only reason I got out of a ticket.
    Quick question. Have you had any trouble with your new Cricut 2 not cutting heavier paper? I know that you can set it to do multiple cuts but I never needed to before on my Expression. Just wondering!!
    gena
    mdgd3477@yahoo.com

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  80. So sorry that you got your first ticket. (LOL) You might want to take your husbands advice and not send him the card tho because he will probably be watching for you every time you leave home. It was a funny story thou, "Kids say the funniest things". Don't feel to bad thou because I got my first ticket back in the early nintys. I had a sick child and made a run to Wal-Mart to get tylenol and my daughter started throwing up so I pulled to the side of the street to help her and when I got back in the car I had buckled my daughter back up but forgot to buckle mine back and I didn't get a 1/4 of a mile and was stopped and was given a ticket for "no seat belt". So I guess we all get one at some point.



    Tammy H

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  81. That happened to me too! Only when I told the officer that I had been driving for over 20 years and never gotten a ticket, he smiled and said "well mam, I guess this is your first one, and I'm glad I get to give it to you"...
    How rude!!! I wanted to strangle him!
    Jenny C

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  82. How frustrating for you! Don't worry it happens to everyone. Your boys are a stitch!

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  83. I think he was a j__k! your kids should send "HIM" to jail.hehe

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  84. That totally stinks! What street/block is it so I can be aware of it! I also would send him the card with a link to your post! Lol

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  85. Sorry about your ticket, love the comments from your boys, kids say the darnedest things. Your card is awesome, :) Lori m

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  86. I got pulled over about 10 feet inside the speed limit sign in two towns over ( 7 miles ) from my house. THe cop had to wait until I was in his city limits to pull me over. It was late at night and I had my adult DD with me. Fortunately, the officer was called to an emergency so I got just a verbal warning.

    Send the card to the cop and sign it anonymously or something like 'one of your many traffic stops.' Even though it was an unfortunate situation, cops don't get thanks for doing their job.

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  87. I really feel for you! I had a somewhat similar experience and I cried too. And I didn't even get a ticket! Kids always make it seem to make the funniest comments in those situations too! Take care and don't worry to much about it! :)

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  88. Darling card Robyn, and love the story that goes along with it---kids thoughts are the greatest!!!! ;)

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  89. Sorry you got a ticket :-( Not fun! I LOVE how you even thought of sending that card to him. lol! Even though your hubby thought it was a bad idea. -Sam

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  90. So sorry thishappened to you. I have only had one speeding ticket in my life too. I went ahead and payed it but I should have fought it. You see when the policeman wrote up the ticket he had my right birth date down but misfigured my age by 10 YEARS. No not 10 years less 10 years more. I told the clerk when I payed the ticket to pass the message to hem that it was not nice to age a lady by 10 years. She said she agreed completely.

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  91. Awww, chica. I'm so sorry that happened to you. I'm glad that you were able to use it as inspiration.

    Hugs.
    Dorcas

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  92. Fight the ticket Robyn. I bet the judge will not give you the points and may even throw it out if you "behave" for 6 months and do not get any more tickets. It's worth the try. eem eemmm not that I am speaking from experience or anything.

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  93. What a great story Robyn! Sorry that you got a ticket instead of a warning...

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  94. I absolutely love that little card

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  95. Sorry you got a ticket, bummer! But thank goodness you didn't go to prison! lol You're little guys are too cute! TFS
    Lisa C

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  96. Robyn, love the story. as a 911 dispatcher, and friends to MANY good officers. Im sure he would LOVE this card!but I am sorry that you got a ticket.But if I was you, I would send it to him as a lesson learned. Hope you have a good day! thanks for the story!

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  97. Love the card.

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  98. I hate to say it but it is a funny story! Too bad he wasn't a "nice" cop :(

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  99. Sorry about your ticket! The exact thing happened to me about a block and a half from my house! I got my first and only ticket at 38 too. Mean old policeman, yours and mine could have given us a warning. Must have been quota time.
    claudiamatzke at hotmail dot com

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  100. Oh we all need to have one.BUT sometimes I think the change those speed to trick us and if you are watching the road how do you see all and read all of those signs???
    This card should go in your journal with your story. Well I guess it is here and this is kinda your journal isn't it?

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  101. Hi Robyn!!
    HHhhhmmmmmm speeding?!? What's that?!? hahaha We all do it by mistake at least once. I so think you should send him your card. It's adorable! The only "bad" thing is, is that your boys were witnesses! You will NEVER live it down! haha I can just imagine how the story sounds coming from them telling it to someone else. Not only should you send the card (of course w/a nice comment, so he doesn't take it wrong), you should include your MPS address AND your boys should sign it too! I think when he sees it posted here...he will laugh! Keep safe!
    God Bless & Bunnie Hugs from R.I.,
    Laura
    http://bunniescraps.blogspot.com/

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  102. At least it took you awhile to get one! :) I've only gotten 2 and my first was one week after getting my drivers license for going 34 in a 30! I was so mad!

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  103. Well, now you've gotten it out of your system. No more, right?

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  104. I would send my check for the ticket in that card.... Too cute!

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  105. So sorry you got a ticket but it is a funny story! And I have to agree with your DH, don't send the card, not all law enforcement have a great sense of humor!

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  106. Robyn, that is such a funny story, kids say the darnest things...... with the 2 kids in the car, he could have given you a warning..... love the card, it is so cute.....

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  107. Oh I am so sorry that you got your first ticket. I still haven't gotten one for speeding, but I have for other things. So I feel for you. I do agree with you that you should have sent it to him in the mail. It may have reminded him that we are all human and appealed to his softer side for the next victim of that speed change! Speed on girlfriend:)

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  108. Oh man! I can't believe he gave you the ticket. That stinks. I've never gotten a speeding ticket either and was stopped at Christmastime on my way to church! We were running late, but we were in the car singing Christmas carols with the radio and low and behold I get stopped. I believe I was doing 55 in a 40. I gave him my license and ins. and the kids said, does this mean that Christmas is cancelled? We think he heard that and the fact that I'd never had a ticket he just sent me on my way.

    Cute card!

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  109. Sorry about the ticket, but the boys' comments were toooo cute!! I got pulled over a couple of months ago and when he walked up to my car, he said "I'm sorry but your little kia was going way to fast for me to let you go!"... without missing a beat I replied "yes sir, it was cause I live around the corner and I'm about to pee in my pants". I have an hour commute to/from work and by the time I got home, I had to go. He chuckled, gave me a warning and send me on my way.

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  110. Oh Robyn!!! I am so sorry you got a ticket but thank you so much for a good chuckle!!! Your kids sound like fun and I love the card!!!

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  111. Gurl!!! I read this at 4 o'clock in the morning today and I was hollerin'! You made my day! I have gotten many a ticket and it does feel bad the first time. From what you were describing I thought the story would have ended with a warning. I have crazy speed changes in my neighborhood too. Love the card!

    La-Vie

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  112. Your boys are so cute!!

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  113. I had to laugh! I just got my first speeding ticket on 4-1-11, it was not an April fools joke. I didn't cry, but I was depressed for a few days. The fine was pretty high too, so I really make sure I am going the right limit. I check for signs all the time.

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  114. Mary Colemon5/20/2011 6:35 PM

    I love it!! I got my first and only speeding ticket the day my youngest sister had her first baby...I thought the police car coming up so fast behind me was 'after someone.' Yup---me, lol! I was on a long stretch of highway and was over the speed limit by about 7 MPH...I feel your pain!

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  115. Don't kids always know what to say at the most inappropriate time lol. You will never forget that speed limit now!! The police do that job for a reason even if at the time it feels unjustified but just think that is a great page to scrap for your boys lol
    Kim xXx

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  116. Robyn - I would give the card to the officer! He would love it!!!

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  117. How funny would that have been to send it to him... I would do it and not sign it. I am sure he has lots of people that it could have been from.,
    rosemary hudak

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  118. I'm sorry about the ticket...but the card is great!! Send it!!

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  119. The boys, that is way to funny!! I am sure it was not funny at the time. I am so impressed you have never had a ticket before, wow!! But I love the card and probably not a good idea to send it to him, LOL
    HUGS

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