Friday, August 6, 2021

What is Your Favourite Animal - for As You See It Challenge #256

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 There is quite a story behind this card and I'm not sure how much of it I can share with you right now. First of all, I have two of my three daughters and their families visiting right now and the house is almost completely FULL, waiting until tonight when my third daughter arrives with her family, and then the house will be COMPLETELY FULL! I'm trying to craft and write posts around playing with a houseful of grandkids, which isn't easy, but is a wonderful problem to have after the last year and a half! They are having a ball together!

It's a new As You See It Challenge today and this one is a Fill In The Blank Challenge: 

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When I looked for a current stamp set to depict one of my favourite animals, I drew a blank! But then my middle daughter (who loves sloths, by the way)pulled off a major coup!

My youngest daughter has been fangirling a major local celebrity for years and every time she comes home for a visit, she says," I wonder if I'll see J----- while I'm here?"

My middle daughter, saw that this same celebrity was selling bouquets of her flowers for charity, hand delivered, so she bought a bouquet for my youngest daughter so she would be sure to meet this celebrity! But it turned out that on the day in question, the celebrity was under the weather and postponed the transaction until the next day. Knowing this, I thought I would make a get well card for her to take with them, and since I needed a favourite animal card, I decided to use the Back On Your Feet stamp set and the sloth image for the get well card.

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  • I used some of the jungle themed paper from In the Wild Designer Series Paper as background for my poor, under-the-weather sloth. I chose a colour from the background, Merry Merlot, for the card base. 
  • The first Sahara Sand layer is dry embossed with one of the Greenery Embossing Folders. I had to use it twice to emboss the whole sheet.
  • The sloth image is coloured in with the Smoky Slate, Gray Granite, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede and Evening Evergreen Stampin' Blends Markers. Then I die cut it using the Stitched Rectangle Dies. I used them as well for it's Merry Merlot backing.
  • The sentiment is from the Back on Your Feet stamp set and I die cut it out with the same Stitched Rectangle Dies.
  • A little Linen Thread bow finishes it off.
The girls said the celebrity was really touched by the card. If I get permission, I will share a photo of the girls with her.

I have a couple of photos of the grandkids, but I've really been so busy playing with them, I've largely forgotten to take photos. I'll have to improve over the last two days, but here they are:

Cedar is showing her two cousins, Parker and Jackson, the intricacies of make up and how to do a make over. Below, Gramps gets to model the results.

gramps' make over

The fourth grandchild, Kesten saying goodnight tonight! They are all growing up so fast!

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  1. What a joyful post Heather! It really warmed my heart. I love that you have a whole houseful of your family with you and know that that's the kind of busy we're all on board with! Loved the photos and your story about your girls and their fangirling, and of course your card with that fabulous paper and the poor old sloth taking it easy while his arm heals (and then maybe carrying on taking it easy!!) Have a wonderful time with your family. Vicky x

  2. Haha! Thanks, Vicky! Chuckling at your comment about the sloth carrying on taking it easy! I haven't been a huge fan of the In the Wild Suite so I was happy to see how I could make the DSP work with some other stamp sets.


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