Retirement

Stampin’ Up! Happy New Beginning Celebrations!

Well, good Inauguration Day to y’all!  Regardless of how you voted in November, what you think of Mr. Trump and his family, today’s a big day for this country.  It’s a pretty big part of what makes us who and what we are.  We should all be proud.

And really really glad we’re not in Washington DC!!  What a mess that’s going to be, huh?  Too many people.  And at least half of them not too happy.  I’m happy to be far away.

So’s Finn.  He’s way too busy doing important dog work to worry about who’s the President.

Or even what a President is! 🙂

He’s been playing with his squeaky toy in the leaves…

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Contemplating the world (as he knows it)…

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Wading in the pond (the tongue.  The TONGUE!!)…finn-just-out-of-the-pond
…and considering the potential ramifications of ponding…

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He’s a happy boy!

His mom, on the other hand, has been busy making cards!  Today’s is a card I made for a friend who’s welcoming a new baby.  It’s not a traditional looking baby card – just wouldn’t fit her!  I used the new Happy Celebrations stamp set and the fun Celebrations Duo TIEFs.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Glamper Adventure for the Last Blast of Summer Blog hop

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Mornin’, y’all – welcome to another Amy’s Inkin’ Krew Blog Hop. We’re doing a Theme Hop and today celebrates the Last Blast of Summer! I know that all of us have a different idea about the right way to celebrate the end of summer, so I hope you’ll take the time to check them all out when you’re done here! 🙂

For me – I decided to use two new stamp sets in the 2016 Holiday Catalog.  Glamper Greetings and Mountain Adventure go together like beef tips and rice!  Here’s what they look like:

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Glamper Greetings struck a cord with me when I saw it – my husband and I have long talked of buying an RV and exploring this great country.  May not be in the cards for a bit while we’ve still got the horse-kids with us – I’m not a fan of leaving them with people to watch.  But, when the time comes, mayhaps we’ll take the plunge.  There’ll be some discussion though – motorhome or 5th wheel?  Wayne’s a motorhome advocate, I prefer a 5th wheel.  More room for my card making – and that’s a non-negotiable piece! 😉

I combined the two stamp sets to create a little mountain lake-side scene that might look just like a spot we’d end up one day.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Always an Adventure for Christmas

Well, it’s Hawmp day again!  Week’s almost over – gotta love a 4-day week, huh?

Things are quiet here on the wild animal front.  Well….Duck-Duck isn’t quiet.  Ever.  She was a bit flustered this morning.  Don’t know what got into her, but she met me at the barn and gave me the what-for for the whole time I was there.  Actually came all the way in to the barn to tell me all about it.  Whatever it was.  I may never know!  Once Wayne got there and we sat down, she settled a bit.  And then came and stood in front of us and groomed.

And groomed.

And…groomed.

And then – once every feather on her considerable body was fluffed and primped and rubbed and perfect…she stood in front of us and…balanced. On one leg.  I don’t know why.  Cuz I don’t understand “goose”.

But, I gotta say she’s funny as all get out.  And I spent a lot of time laughing like crazy at her grooming rituals! 🙂  And if I can ever figure out how to get a video from my phone into this blog – I’ll let you see it, too.

But – on to the card for the day!  My friend out in California is retiring this month.  Which means that the next time I have to go out there for work, he won’t be there.  He’s been my friend and my rock for every single event we’ve done out there.  It’s going to be pretty hard without him – and I’m going to miss him.  But I’m happy for him and want to send him a card.  Not a sappy one – just a fun one.  

His new home is a log house on a lake in Wisconsin, so I wanted an outdoor theme – and the Outdoor Adventure Framelits seemed like the way to go.  I used a few other sets, too – like the Host set called Time of Year.  And the Labeler Alphabet.  And the Hearth & Home Thinlits.  Take a look-see:

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