Friday, June 20, 2014

Another Friday! Already!!

Another Friday already. The nice weather is slipping by much faster than the bitter cold days did! We’ve had a busy week and the weekend will likely be busier. The rain should end later tonight but I don’t think it’s going to be enough to satisfy the garden so I expect to be out with the hose again. My neighbour asked me once why I don’t just hook up the sprinkler (we have two) and let it get watered that way but I like holding the hose and making sure every plant gets watered. It’s very relaxing. My sister thinks I’m weird but it’s because she hates watering with the hose. To each their own I say.

When we came home from our morning walk we stopped to check out the baby robins that were in a nest in the corner of our carport. One was standing right by the edge of the nest and all of a sudden he made a lunge out of the nest, right past us and landed by the car. He just stood there and looked at us as if to say, “Now what do I do?” A couple hours later, another one left, then the third one and then finally all of them. We’ll miss seeing them when we leave the house but at least all four of them made it. One made it into our backyard and was sitting on our railing so I just had to get a photo of it.  Here’s what a baby robin looks like first day out of the nest.

Today’s card is for the challenge at Stamping Bella – another sketch. The problem is we have to use a current stamp, nothing discontinued, and a lot of her latest stamps are very large images and they don’t fit well into a small circle or oval without cropping them. But, you have to do what you have to do to enter a challenge so that’s what I did.

This one is from her Senioritis collection. Cute stamps, but large. It was coloured once again with Prismacolor pencils and blended with gamsol. The fancy oval is from Spellbinder. The background paper is from the stash. I couldn’t find any light purple paper with a pattern I liked so I made my own. A friend had gifted me with her stamps and the butterfly stamp was in with some Stampin’ Up stamps but I have no idea if this was with the original set. I stamped it with the purple ink then I took another Stampin’ Up tiny stamp and stamped the little dots with pink. Then the card was assembled. The arrow was die cut with a Sizzix die and then I punched little holes in it for texture. The heart was from a set of acrylic templates I picked up at the dollar store and I added the holes there as well. The butterfly was cut from the left over paper I had stamped and I added it with dimensional glue dots and then added the sicker sentiment.

That’s all for a Friday. This is a late in the day post because our Internet has been down for hours. So glad to have it back up and running.  Have a wonderful weekend everyone.


1 comment:

jinxxxygirl said...

I don't know if you know.... :) but i worked for a Garden Center for years YEARS and i can attest to the calming , therapeutic and relaxing affects of watering with a hose. Its quiet time, time to think..... Anyway i'm right there with you. All the plants the builders put in are on a drip irrigation system . I've never dealt with that before but it seems to work fine... All the plants I put in have to be hand watered about every other day... And i love to do it. I try to plant only drought tolerant plants or native plants and that helps. But i thoroughly enjoy getting out there every other morning, coffee in one hand , hose in the other. Then i pull a few dead blooms, pluck a few weeds and i've done my gardening for the day.. :) If i was in the country i would do it in my but not here... Hugs! deb

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