Monday, July 6, 2009

41 Cards this weekend!!

I am pretty thrilled - they were completed for a challenge over at We received bags of scraps and were to create 8 cards from each baggie. It was a blast! (ok - I noticed I forgot to color a few of the stamped images - I will do that when I am done with this post)

Note: my scanner isn't working quite right (not sure why - with all other computer problems lately - shouldn't be surprised - lost my hard drive/camera not loading right) - the cards really turned out well - the colors are not nearly as dingy as they look here

Group 1 - the materials were a lot of fun - I really like working with the earthy tones.

Group 2 - the yellows took a minute to figure out, but then I started having fun! I ended up making 9 cards from this group - I don't use yellow much, but may have to now!

Group 3 - another fun group - I really like oranges, so these went together extremely quickly. The one with the monogram R came from a title that was in the package - works perfectly for someone I had in mind!

Group 4 - these are actually the first ones I created - my favorite is the simple green backgroun with a scallop punch and ornament (with mini scallop beside). The one with the butterfly was beautiful before it dried - this is now its before picture - I am planning to take apart and re-make - the ink disappeared when I used crystal lacquer and I dropped something on the distressed stickles (in addition to not getting centered properly). However - Love the clear "paper" that came in this pack of scraps - I hadn't seen anything like that - much, much heavier than transparency. Have to find out where it came from/who makes the paper.

Group 5 - these were fun too! I really enjoy working with the colors now - and it is the first time I have ever used the mesh stuff before!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Little Betty Battletank?

What do you think happens when a little pot-bellied pig takes a liking to her "pet" rooster that lives in the same pen with her and some mean old red dog comes in to take said rooster?

Little Betty Battletank comes to life!

This afternoon, Autumn, ds's Golden Retriever, decided that the roosters that Betty Boo kept in her pen as pets should not belong only to Betty. So into the pen goes Autumn.

Autumn is quick and great with birds - so she grabbed a rooster (Betty has 2). The rooster was not amused with being picked up by the red dog, so he starts to crow. Betty noticed and decided to charge the dog.

Autumn jumped out, rooster still in her mouth, Little Betty Battletank charging from behind. Betty was not amused that Autumn took a rooster. (The rooster was even less amused, but I don't feel too bad for him - he got moved from the hen house into the pig pen for constantly trying to attack whoever goes in to feed.)

Autumn did not care for being chased - Betty out-weighs Autumn by about 125 pounds.

The rooster is fine (Autumn has a very soft mouth. Ds saw right away and told her to drop - she did - rooster ran off and is now in the hen house until tomorrow morning.)

All is well that ends well with Betty the Battletank being sad that one of her pets is now on the other side of the fence. She will be happier in the morning when the rooster is returned to her. (She also enjoys playing with some concrete balls that are in her pen)

Betty doesn't like to stand for close-up photos, but she doesn't mind being photographed while napping!