Monday, September 20, 2010


Hey Stampers!

Thanks for popping in! We had a very relaxing and FUN weekend....the best part was that Steve had the weekend off!!!

On Saturday, we went to the annual Scottish Highland Games and Festival in a nearby town. We watch some Scottish competition.....which seemed to all involve throwing something big and heavy......there was stone throwing, hammer throwing, log throwing, ball and chain throwing (not sure exactly what this event was called, but the ball and chain sure looked heavy!), we watched some Scottish dancing competitions, listened to some Celtic musicians, and watched some Scottish military exercises where they shot guns and then shot a big gatling gun (this was Andy's favorite part)....Here's Andy by the gatling gun
Here's the soldiers as they marched out for their exhibition....
We had a great time just walking around and looking at everything.

Ok, now to stamping!

I wanted to share with you the third project that we will be making at my Owl Punch Class on October 4th. This card was inspired by a card by Kari that I saw on Stampin' is a website for Stampin' Up! demonstrators to post their has become my absolute FAVORITE site to go to for inspiration.
I started with a 1/2 sheet of Bashful Blue card stock and then took a 1/4 sheet of Soft Suede card stock and cut parts of it off to make the branch. Then using Whisper White craft ink I used the Woodgrain background stamp to make the tree. While the tree was drying, on scrap I punched the template for the sky.....I used the scalloped circle and the scalloped oval punches....then using a sponge dauber just sponged the sky, moving the templates around where ever I wanted a cloud. Using the two-step bird punch, I punched out just the leaves. Then I popped their entire tree up with dimensionals. I assembled my owl (he's on dimensionals too) and stamped my sentiment using the Thankful For set and that was it!

I didn't take a picture of the inside.....but I sponged more clouds on inside and used the "you, you, you" from the Three Little Words stamp set. I love how it turned out!!!

I'll leave you with a sweet picture of the kittens......I now think they believe the fountain to be their bunk beds.

Until next time, find some

time for stamping!!



Lori Ingebritson said...

I love the wood background stamp made into your tree. Those little owls are sooo cute!

Chanda Stehlik said...

So cute! You can tell you love that little owl! Thank you for sharing! I am one of your followers from Stampin' Connection. (I'm the one that started the Follow Me thread) I have a small favor to ask, please. I had to switch over my website (it used to be BellevueStampingClub) and lost all of my followers from SC. Would you be so kind as to go to my new site listed below and RE-follow me, please? You may have to copy and paste the link. Thanks so much! I really appreciate it!

Chanda Stehlik

Andrea Beasley said...

Hi there... New Follower from SC!
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