Friday, September 16, 2011

Izzy

I can't resist sharing some pics we took of Izzy recently. We have started letting her go outside during the day. She doesn't wander any further than the back yard but seems to have her own little adventures every day. Yesterday I caught her laying in the grass staring up at the tree as if dinner were simply going to drop from it. Here's a pic of her climbing said tree.
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She's insanely jealous of anything that prevents you from petting her. Here she is attempting to circumvent hubby working on a blanket.
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She also is a chair thief extraordinaire.
All it takes is for me to get up for a mere 30 seconds. By the time I get back she is sound asleep in my chair.
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And last but not least, no day would be complete without one of Izzy's "I'm gonna shred you in your sleep" looks.
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Thursday, September 15, 2011

Knit Baby Blanket - Otherwise Known as My Eternity Blanket

I finally finished (last month) the baby blanket for charity that I started on at the beginning of summer (mid-May). I'm not sure what possessed me to think that it would be quick to knit a baby blanket. I crochet much faster than I knit, and I think I was getting tired of crocheting them. While I do both, knitting is my preferred method. :) Now to be fair, I did set this blanket down for 6-8 weeks while we prepared for, went on vacation, and attempted to recuperate from said vacation. Still, I felt like it took forever and I dubbed it my eternity blanket because it felt like it was taking an eternity to knit! I love the colors and how they pooled and striped even within the same skein of yarn. I am very grateful that the only scraps I have from this blanket is a little walnut sized ball because as much as I love the colors I'm sick of seeing the yarn! LOL

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Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Back to School Composition Books #3

Here's the final back to school composition book and the only one not to have a school theme to it. I confess that when I was done with this one I wanted to keep it for myself! Needless to say I'm quite pleased with how it turned out. I just love the stamp set I used (Woof Woof from Recollections). The papers are CTMH from a special they did a while back. Dang if I can remember the name of them. I swear my memory is not just going but gone! I used Glossy Accents on the paw prints, the dog bone and the dog's nose. Isn't that just the cutest poochie?

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Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Back to School Composition Books #2

Here's the 2nd back to school notebook I made. As soon as my friend asked me to make these notebooks I knew I wanted to use the Greeting Card Kids stamp set from SU. They are perfect for vintage themed projects. The papers are from a Tim Holtz paper pad. The lace ribbon is from SU.

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Monday, September 12, 2011

Back to School Composition Books #1

I recently received an order for three composition books for back to school teacher gifts. My friend said she wanted two with a school theme and the 3rd one she wanted with a dog theme. Other than that I was free to be as creative as I wanted to be. So I started searching through my stash and just knew that I needed to use the Cosmo Cricket paper that I'd been holding on to forever. I love it when the papers speak to me! The stamp set is one I bought at JoAnn's. I wish I could remember the brand and name...sorry...it's one of the rubber stamp sets that go on clear blocks.

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After coloring the pencil in, I used foam dots to give it some dimension and then used Glossy Accents to give it some shine. I love how the flower with the apple turned out. Also used Glossy Accents there too. The flower was in my stash. I bought them a while back on clearance at Michael's and this one was perfect for this project.