I love the new Two Step Owl punch, and am so excited that we have the best punches around.I am having an owl punch class in October and everyone coming to class will get their own punch and we will make three projects. A few of my regular class girls are not able to come to the class in October and they asked if they got together a few of their friends if I would bring a private class to them, and I said sure! So Friday I have a private Owl class at Lisa's house and there will be 9 girls there.
This is one of the cards they will be doing, I got the idea from Laurie Froehlich, I had to totally find where I found this card, I had just printed it out and it had no watermark, so I finally found it and I did my inside different, but oh well. I still love it. Thanks Laurie.
Here it is from the front and it looks like a tree with holes and the owls are peeking through.
Here it is on the inside. So cute.
Stamp Set: Family Phrases, Woodgrain Background stamp
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake, Old Olive, Real Red, Whisper White, Basic Black, Greenhouse Gala DSP, Pumpkin Pie
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Misc: Two Step Owl punch, Two Step Bird punch, 1 3/4" circle punch
So speaking of birds…wanna see my girls? My Gnomes? I probably should stop calling them the Gnomes eh? Cause you know what they are now. They are getting bigger eh? Must be all those eggs they are holding inside…ha!
Here they are eating their treat. They love brown rice, I also gave them some green beans too. The platter is plastic and it's like a typewriter hearing them peck at the rice.
Still no eggs, but they sure know who feeds them. I just walk out the back door and they are cooing at me. I think they would really like to be out of their pen too, but I would worry that they would get hurt. We have almost three acres, but the front drive way is not fenced all the way in, and sometimes stray dogs, or the neighbors dog comes in and I would be sick if anything happened to them. I told Jeff if he makes a fenced in area around the pen, and clips their wings then and maybe then I would let them out, but still what stops something from jumping in to get them? This way I know they are protected.
So the other day I got my videos and tapes of the convention classes and also demonstrator theater, I had no idea this would be on there. When I demoed at Regionals they did not give us a tape of that. So I was surprised when Dianne (Hi girlfriend) emailed me and said she saw me on her convention tape. So it came yesterday and Jeff and I sat down to watch it. I had no idea which one they would show, cause I did it like 6 times. Well I'll be darned if they didn't tape the "we don't sell water" demo. Let me explain. One of the techniques I showed was Ink Wash Faux Embossing, where you ink up the paper with a sponge, then inking up the stamp (I used the medallion) with versamark, then spray it with the Stampin' Mist, then lay the inked paper on top of the stamp, and the ink kinda pulls off the paper. Well someone yelled out "can you use water?" and I very seriously (ok, kinda seriously) said "but we don't sell water, we sell Stampin' Mist", well that got a laugh. But really I had not tried water, and I think the mist is necessary cause of the tackiness of it, I mean I don't know. But anyway, after I said that I must have made 20 different faces, so the person was not mad at me for saying that, and in fact one part I made this one face and Jeff said "did you just have three chins?". Well I said something to him, you can imagine what it was…ha! But anyway, I am very glad that Jeff got to see me in action, and he said he was proud of me, and then I forgave him the chin comment.
Well I have to get up early tomorrow, I gotta go get the old dyed out of my hair. So I am gonna say night night!
Have a great Thursday and thanks for stopping in!
That was a great comeback to the water question. Too funny.
My brother used to let his chickens and turkey roam around in his yard and one day the turkey decided to fly the coup – literally. He flew up into the top of the tallest tree in the yard. Maybe is was getting close to Thanksgiving and my brother looked hungry. Just kidding. They spoiled those silly birds just like you do. 🙂
Jacqui Lines says
I'm proud of you too! I bet all the SU people were just beaming when you said "but we don't sell water!"
Has there been any more "cold" eggs in your nests?? Granny thought that was pretty funny!
Kim Burmeister says
Holy Moly, Di! I love your card! I am going to CASE this one. Now, I need that background stamp. It is on my wish list…now, it is on my order…LOL!
Love to see your girls! They are getting big!
I bet Jeff is proud of you! You Rock!
This is so cute, love the design of this card and love this owl.
Lauren Y. says
I know many have already seen this at convention, but would you please (please oh please)make a video turtorial for us who didn't attend convnetion?
Pretty please!!!!!!! : )
Carey Rogers says
I was at the demonstrator theater where you said the line about not selling water!! I laughed pretty hard at that and so did all the people around me. I didn't see the three chins from where I was sitting so don't worry about it. You didn't say it snappingly or mean or any other negative way so no one could take it any way but you being silly. Thanks for doing your presentation at convention, I really enjoyed it. Did you see me on the tape? I didn't think so. I love the card and will be doing a CASE on it. My punch will be here tomorrow. Nothing like taking forever to jump on the bandwagon, right.
aka Roscoe's mommy
Hi Diana.. I always read your newsletter, thinking i never wrote to you… I don't know.
I want to say that you have a beautiful Blog and wonderful creations.
Jackie Barfield says
I drive by a farm that lets their chickens run around. They are always right by the road and I've never seen a dead chicken. I guess the joke about why did the chicken cross the road doesn't apply to these chics. LOL. But I will let you know that my cousin had two chickens and something attacked the coop and got them. It was very sad. I totally want chickens though. I would love to have fresh eggs everyday. I saw a show once that said to stick your finger in their, um, you know what, and that would get them to start laying eggs. I think it was a survivor show so maybe you want to research that before trying it. LOL.
I remember you saying about the stampin' mist and that we don't sell water. That was pure genius. I now always use the stampin' mist to do the water color technique. Of course I tell them they have to use that not water. LOL.
Love your blog!
Diana Gibbs says
OMG! Jackie, you have me laughing, and cringing at the same time. I don't know if I want eggs THAT bad! Ha!