Tuesday, May 4, 2010

I Survived - yay!

Yep, looking back, I'm definitely glad that I had Friday off.  Checklist:

  1. Run the edge trimmer around the front yard - check. Backyard ... um, no.
  2. Dog to the groomers - check. 
  3. Dog to the vet - check ... dog back to the vet today :(  Poor baby - limping due to the shot she had.  
  4. Paint living and dining roms - check.  Chose a color called garbanzo ... yeah, like the bean. LOL
  5. Finish planting hostas in backyard - check.
  6. InterNational Scrapooking Day - oh yeah, played until after midnight, and kept scrapping until 1:30 a.m.
{i}NSD was so much fun - freebies, chatting with the gals and designers, and getting a little scrapbooking in along the way.  Here are two pages that I finished over the weekend. The first was a challenge from MaryAnn Wise (at Design House Digital) to use the brushes freebie from her chat ... the second was a real challenge - a blind scraplift of a page by Audrey Neal.  We were able to ask 20 questions to get a feel for what Audrey had created, but that was it - that was a furious and fast hour for the chat, that's for sure.

Credits: papers from Audrey Neal's NSD freebie; brushes from MaryAnn Wise's NSD chat freebie; scallop from Organic, Mudpie Alpha - both Audrey Neal; mask in larger photo from Carina Gardner's Essentials line; brackets from the blog hop freebie. 

Credits: Vanity Fair Persimmon - Jen Allyson; Mudpie Alpha - Audrey Neal; Background paper from Butterfly Fancy - Audrey Neal; Paper for photo mat from Rainy Day - Audrey Neal.

Afer a long Friday and Saturday, it was nice to spend Sunday just chillin' in the backyard with nature - and boy, did we get some visitors! LOL  I guess the birds are enjoying the warmer weather 'cause they were everywhere, including in my hanging geraniums on the patio! I had noticed two little birds constantly coming and going - and then I realized: they're making a nest in my hanging plant!  Aaaawww, I'm going to have baby birds.  I'll have to keep tabs on the nest ... anyone know how long it would take for them to finish and lay eggs?  Thankfully, the birds have been very accommodating and have decided to make their nest towards the outer edge of the planter - can we say photo op? I did snap a couple of pics of them bringing building materials to the planter.

But, I have to say our nature winner for the day was a turtle that Haddie discovered. He was a pretty big guy, about the size of an appetizer plate.  Of course, he wasn't too thrilled at me picking him up - but hey!  I give you a nice cool, damp home outside the fence in the grove of trees ... or you stay in our backyard, only to be hounded by a dog poking you.  Well, Mr. Turtle, your choice.  After I dropped him off outside our yard, the turtle stayed very still, so I was able to get a photo of him between the fence posts - is that a look of disgust?