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Wednesday, June 22, 2011


Well, this post is way later than I was hoping it to be, but I do have an excuse and it's a good one!!  Where to begin...  I have been trying to lose weight for some time now so I signed up to do training with a friend of mine who is a personal trainer.  She has equipment in her house to workout so I go over there in the morning after the kids are at camp or I have a babysitter here.  This morning, my babysitter took my 3 older kids to camp and my youngest was at a sleepover so it was just me and the dogs, but the dogs were outside.  When I went to call them in, only one came in and then I heard wimpering and realized the other dog was stuck under my deck.  I tried to get him out for 1/2 hr. with no luck and then left because I was 15-20 mins. late.  While working out, I called my hubby, who came home for 10 mins. and then had to leave to go to a work outing - mind you he had to get up at 3:20am today to go to work, so he's not in the greatest mood - and dog still under deck.

My babysitter called her brother to come over and he dug a huge trench on the side of the deck, then we found an opposum sitting underneath the deck, but in the more open part, so I was face to face with that animal.  Another animal with a bushy tale also ran out and then my dog all of a sudden is out and then went back under and it took another 10 mins. to finally get him out and he is filfthy!!

Meanwhile, after I got both dogs in the house, I went to pick up my youngest at sleepover and somehow my dirty dog jimmied open the gate by the kitchen where the dogs stay and got mud all over my stairs and pooped all over my youngest's carpet!!  That was another 1/2 hr. of cleaning up.

Aside from all that, I am pleased to be GDT for the NEW CHALLENGE this week at
PENNY'S PAPER-CRAFTY CHALLENGE.  I was fortunate to have my Summer Card chosen as winner of their challenge and get to GDT with the lovely ladies at PENNY'S PAPER-CRAFTY CHALLENGE this time.  The challenge is RED, WHITE and BLUE and runs for 2 weeks, so you will have until Tues.., July 5 to enter your project at PENNY'S PAPER-CRAFTY CHALLENGE.

The sponsor this week is ROBYN'S FETISH and they are offering an amazing prize, so head on over to PENNY'S PAPER-CRAFTY CHALLENGE to find out what the prize will be and also to check out their DT's AMAZING inspiration.

I colored my ROBYN'S FETISH image with Copics, Atyou Spicas and added Liquid applique, cut using Nesties.  Embossing done with Cuttlebug EFs.  Lace from Hobby Lobby, flower from Prima, sentiment is from Fiskars and Cheery Lynn emboss plate used on 2nd layer.  Hope you like it:)

Additional Challenges:
CRAFTS AND ME CHALLENGES - stitches (faux)
SCRAPBOOK SISTERS - anything goes
7 KIDS COLLEGE FUND - fluffy texture
CREATIVE CRAFT CHALLENGES - make your own backing paper
SWEET STAMPS - red, white, blue
OLDIE BUT GOODIE - image 6 mos. or older plus inspired by a country (USA - red, white and blue plus stars and stripes)


Happy Days said...

Awww Audrey I feel for you hun. Hope you get everything straightened out.

Claire xx

PS Fab card and congrats on your GDT.

Chrissy said...

Well, I feel for you too, but could not help to laugh, what a nightmare, sounds like my card, love the puffy stuff on theirs hats, very cool, love using it myself.

Patty Chalas said...

very cute card audrey!!

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Cute card!

Animals, you just got to love them! Glad she is ok!

Hellma said...

Great card, love the images and the fluffy stuff.

E. Marie said...

What a day for you. Sometimes the dog is more work than the kid. Congrats on you GDT and very cute card.

Crafteezee said...

So cute. Thanks for joining us at Crafts and Me. Hugs Tracy x

Miranda said...

great card Audrey, love the bgp
thanks for joining the TSB challenge

DesignerDiva said...

Great little card Audrey, love those cheeky little faces!
Thanks for sharing it with us this week at Oldie But A Goodie and good luck with the challnge
Hugs Laurie x

Craftdee said...

Congrats on the GDT!! Reading you dog story reminded me of my son going to work (at 5.30am) and seeing a rabbit calmly cleaning himself on his front lawn - then popping straight under their decking; Matt describes it as the worlds biggest rabbit hutch :-) He rubbed his eyes and rang his wife who said she'd seen it the morning before but thought she was seeing things so ignored it!! TFS, Dee

Lisa Jane said...

what a cute pair - love the patriotic colours
Thanks for joining us at Oldie but a goodie this fortnight
Lisa x

Padster said...

What an awful time you had with your furries! - love the card - thanks for sharing with us at Oldie but a Goodie
Debbie GDT

Debs said...

Fab card - super cute!
Thanks for playing along with us at An Oldie But Goodie this time.
Good luck.
Debs xx

Nadell said...

Such a pretty card and a great job on the sketch. Thanks for joining us at SFC.

Hugs Nadell

Collette said...

Such a cute card! Thanks for sharing with us at The Stamping Boutique.

theCook said...

Love that lace! Thanks for playing in the Ladybug Crafts Ink red challenge!

Anita said...

Very cute card. Love the puff on the hats. Thanks for joining the LCI Challenge.