Happy Wednesday to y’all! Boy do I have some backyard woes to share with you today LOL. Yesterday I let my dogs out in the morning when I heard them barking strangely—I have cairn terriers and when they corner something their barks get real shrill. So I ran outside figuring they had a snake but NOoooooooo not a snake a MEAN BADGER—OMgoodness! It was hissing and clawing at them cuz’ it was cornered and of course my lovelies were NOT backing down. I had to grab them by the scruffs of their necks BARELY missing the nasty claws of the badger as he hissed at us. Scared at least 10 years off of my life and managed to get the dogs inside. Well it wasn’t budging---seems it made a HOME behind my woodpile as if my yard was an animal Marriott or something—next thing you know it will be ordering room service via it’s cell phone LMBO! Course Animal Control won’t trap it and won’t relocate it so I don’t know how they’re going to help me any---so hubby is going to move the woodpile behind our fence to see if it will go away this weekend. Glad I won’t be here for that job, LOL! Geez—if its not one darn issue its another. Update on Alexa’s dress---well thank you for the good ole’ internet cuz she found a dress at Nordstroms under $60 and I paid the extra shipping to get it here quick which SAVED ME BIG TIME on the hemming, & hawing at the mall with her tomorrow LOL! Score 1 for mom-er-roo for that one hee hee! Although now she’s having 4 friends over tomorrow instead since we won’t be at the mall---so did I win this one or not—that remains to be seen
Our last week in Hilton Head was full of fun and beach trips! One day the waves were the biggest we have ever seen there. Course the kids decided that it was the PERFECT day to break out the raft—it was a comedy of errors that didn’t involve me but I can totally see that they both inherited the “Suzanne effect” LOL (see pics below). We did some night swimming in our pool too and yes it was at 1 am (I hear my mom groaning right now) but we are a family of vampires so it works for us and its just plain ole’ FUN right? That’s why they call it vacation KWIM! We also did one of my fave activities—KAYAKING on Skull Creek and in the inlets! WELL I SWORE that I would not share a kayak with Alexa after last year but somehow, darn it she convinced me to share again. UGH—lets just say that I was the only wet person on the trip because she dumped about 10 gallons of water behind her on me with her paddle. And then we saw dolphins and she about tipped us over, almost lost her paddle and then wasn’t helping paddle half the time cuz’ “she was tired” awww NOT..don’t feel sorry for ya uh-uh!! James & Riley were like “why you guys so slow”---well….ummmm…when you have a DEAD WEIGHT in the kayak you don’t go so fast, LOL! And then we went thru grasses and the lil’ black crabs were on them dropping into the kayak—LMBO—omg Alexa was flipping out. And when I start laughing you know what happens? I get weak and can’t paddle LOL so we just sat there while she screamed—our guide thought we were BONKERS. Funny thing---six degrees of separation again yep—he is the son of the fantastic guide we had out on Dafuskie Island last year (see what I mean about connections between us all)! Then we celebrated 4th of July over at Shelter Cove, had a yummy dinner at Alexanders (my fave) and rode our bikes over to the cove. Alexa met up with a friend and we camped out and watched the fireworks and ate ice cream (way too much ice cream for me, I need to detox). We hadn’t finished our ice cream when James announced he wanted Mexican…uh what? Yep he ate a HUGE chimichanga burrito thing and a margarita after all that---I was GAGGING!! I’m not sure how he ate it all and then biked back home but then he ATE A FRIGGIN’ donut too---I think he was trying to make me barf to tell you the truth. So the Dean Family is on Vacation-Food Detox currently, only healthy stuff and yes Cherry Coke too for the next few weeks!
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Today I’m sharing a fun project using a brand NEW From the Vault stamp by Elisabeth Bell for SCACD—Susana’s Custom Art & Card Design! This cutie is called “Hydrangea Hugs”---hydrangeas are my fave flower after tulips. Mine in my front flower beds are huge right now so I’m going to clip some and dry them—love them dried and displayed in vases!
My papers are from a K&Co pack that I have—I just love the combo of spring green, aqua and lilac together, so pretty! The mats behind the image were done with SB’s Labels 1 die and the green mat was embossed with a CB folder (cherry blossoms). The large flower wreath on the left is by Prima—I got mine in FL at my pal Paula Beeten’s store in Port St. Lucie and I finally had a great project to use it on! Bow Easy was used for the double bow and topped with a Prima flower & Prima Jewel.
This sweetie was colored with Copics V99,V95,V93 / B04,B02,B000 /E11,E00,R20 / E37,E35,E31,E50. Then I added stardust Stickles to her flower hat and the bow. Diamond Glaze was used on the pot for extra shine!
That’s it for me today—hope you enjoyed this cutie! See you back here on Friday with a Copic Creations Challenge!