Monday, August 25, 2008

I have to tell you a funny story. We have some tall cows compared to our neighbors bull. We rented the bull to breed our cows but were unsure if he was tall enough to reach them. We joked around about putting a step stool out there for him or digging holes for the cows to stand in. My son in law was a dairy farmer and my DH asked him to preg check the cows. For some reason my SIL thought my DH had picked up a sleeve glove for him to check & my DH assumed my SIL still had know men & their communication skills. Anyway since we had no sleeve I suggested wrapping his arm in saran wrap & using a latex glove.....It worked but was really funny to see. By the way, old shorty was pretty sneaky and brought his own step stool, SIL checked 3 of the tallest cows & we figured he managed with the gals with long legs so he was probably successful with the shorter gals. OK enough of that.

I made this card after seeing a card made by Sheri Lee of Surrey, BC. I copied how she made the owl from punches. I thought she was pretty clever. I free handed the branch and ran it thru the distressed cuttlebug folder. I cuttlebugged the orange background (which happens to be an orange envelope cut in half, The feet & beak( SU! scallop punch & SU! 5 petal flower) are stamped with the SU! sanded background stamp and the Head(SU! round tab punch) and wings (SU! Scallop circle punch) are stamped with the SU! Cheesecloth BG stamp.

This picture is the inside tag pulled out slightly.

I have had this shoe pattern made by Ellen Hutson for I don't know how long & finally got around to trying it.

I love this little shoe.

I was surprised at how easy it went together. I used retired SU! designer paper and found out that you do not need double sided paper. The liner(orange) covers the DP so you really do not see it anyway.
I am irrigating until 3pm today so no playing until after then. Have a magnificent Monday!


Vickie said...

way to cute. Vickie

Laura Pierce said...

This shoe is just awesome and the owl is adorable. I have signed up for Jessica's class so watch me go. I love your Me page and want to be just like you when I finish her first class. Miss you girl!

Evonne said...

Do you have a templatr for the shoe? I'd love to have it. I lokked on Ellen Hutson's site but did not see it mentioned.

paper bag create said...

Fabulous job with the owl! I'm truly flattered that you liked the owl!