Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Slow down, I have found, seems that every time I turn around, got one foot in the muck and another foot in the mire

What a week! I'm so sorry I haven't been a very good blogger lately, but life has been WILD! Back to school time at work is super duper hectic, and I also have two boys to get ready for school (shopping for shoes, clothes, and supplies, not to mention haircuts!). So at night when I get home I am just exhausted. No stamping time for me lately.

I did feel like playing last night, so I stamped the owl images from the U R A Hoot set from CHF and watercolored them. I masked the large owl and kind of "tucked" baby owl under her wing. So cute. Then when I decided to make it into a quick card, I masked both owls, stamped the branch, and cut out the main panel. I also distressed the edges and sponged them before layering onto the Suede Brown cardstock.

I found a strip of Old Olive in my stash that was the perfect size, so I used my corner rounder to make scalloped edge (not for long...my scallop punch is on the way!!) and pierced each one. The ribbon is Darice (I believe...Charmaine sent it to me a long time ago), and the 2 brads are from the Vintage Brads pack. I thought the best finishing touch (actually it had me cracking up) was the sentiment...from Verve's Feeling Groovy. I stamped it in Versafine Black on my 140 lb Watercolor card base. It explains just how I feel right now. *tired grin*

So right now I'm going to take a little nap, cause I have a kitchen to clean and some stamping projects I need to catch up on. And a super mega lot to do this week! Thanks for being patient, and Happy Tuesday!


Jessie/knightrone said...

This is so super cute!!!

Dawn Easton said...

So cute Shannan! sorry you are so busy...I'll be doing the back to school thing in a couple of weeks too...ugh!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

ADORABLE, Shannan!

Julee from Verve said...

How pretty! You ALMOST made me forget that owls creep me out. LOL! Love the layout and your beautiful shading. Great card, chickie! :)

Ida P. Krause said...

So adorable! Yep, I've had those kinds of days.

Jenn said...

Super adorable!!! Love the sentiment...so cute! :D

Sarah {SCS: Sairabee} said...

ha ha! I love this! So cute, and so true.

Thanks for visiting my blog so I could find yours!

Nancy ~ Inkcicles said...

Sorry to read that life has been so busy. Your card is amazing!


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