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Stampin’ Up! Barnyard Babies Congrats and Blog Candy #3 Winner!

We have a WINNER!!  My 100th Blog-post-iversary Blog Candy #3 will be on its way to its new home soon!  Read on down to see who the lucky winner is! Thanks to all who played and helped me celebrate 100 posts! 🙂

Now, I know that yesterday I told you to expect a card made with my new 2015 Holiday Catalog goodies.  But – we have a special event coming up and I needed a card.  And my brain had been running around an idea for a couple of days and I needed to get it made before I lost it!  Anyone able to relate to that??  Here’s what’s happening.

Chris – one of the twins I’ve told you guys about quite a bit in this blog – has (as you know!) been accepted to the University of GA School of Veterinary Medicine.  He starts class in about a week.  Sunday, they’re holding what they call The White Coat Ceremony.  We’re all going up to see what I assume is going to involve music and some cheering and some pep talks and maybe a few warnings about the difficulties and trials that lie ahead of them.  After the ceremony, we’ll tour the brand new, state of the art facilities at the school.  I’m really looking forward to going.  This is a really big deal for Chris – he’s worked so hard to get to this point, and we couldn’t be prouder of him.  As part of the deal, we’ll give him a gift of some sort (probably cash! 🙂 ) and, of course, a card!

He’s going to be a vet.  Barnyard Babies has animals.  Hello?  It’s pretty much a no-brainer.  Take a look-see:

Barnyard Congrats MM 410 Outside 3 watermarked

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Stampin’ Up! Lovely as a Tree at Moonrise

Well, the big cat just determined he was done with my lap – at least for a little while – so I can actually DO a blog post tonight!  Leo is a lap hog  – he stretches across my lap from one arm of the recliner to the other.  And stretches luxuriously and yawns (he yawns quite cute-ly – with the end of his tongue all curled up!) and turns half upside down – all across my lap.  And he does NOT think that it’s a good idea for me to set my computer on him whilst he’s doing all this.  So….cat -yes.  Computer – No.  Until he’s done with me.  It’s what we do.

My card tonight is inspired by a picture I saw on Pinterest.  Not of a card, but….

Hare at Moonrise

When I saw this photo, it just spoke to me.  About a 1000 years ago, in a galaxy far far away, I spent some time in the panhandle of Oklahoma.  Quite a while, actually – another business trip (yes, you’ve figured out my secret – I get ALL the great garden spots for my business trips….).  And it was in a pretty isolated little town (Super Walmart came while I was there and the whole town turned out.  It was BIG!).  So, I tried to find things to do (at that time, I didn’t do stamping, so I didn’t have a room full of crafty things to do) and on one of my little trips, I ended up at a preserve of some sort – no clue what it was called any more.  Wide open spaces.  Buffalo roaming.  Longhorns playing.  Bunnies frolicking.  Prairie Dogs barking.  It was big and, in its own way, beautiful.  A prairie preserved.  Anyway, I got a bee in my bonnet that it would be really cool to be there at night when there was a full moon.  So, one weekend, I dilly’d and dallied about until it was finally dark and the moon had risen over the prairie.  I wasn’t alone – other folks apparently shared my bee.  It was spectacular.  I don’t even remember the time of year now, but it wasn’t too hot or too cold.  It was just beautiful.  The light of the moon was….ethereal.  If it wasn’t too crystal-chaneling woo-woo….I’d say I could hear the creak of the wagons and the rustle of the wheels rolling thru the prairie grasses.  Truly one of the coolest experiences of my life.

Well – that picture took me back to that night.  And I wanted to re-create it on a card.  So I tried.  Take a look-see:

Lovely as a Tree Noel Color accurate watermarked

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