Wednesday, August 15, 2012


Hi there!

Wow!  I canned 28 quarts of green and yellow beans yesterday and I'm canning the remaining
seven quarts this morning!  And this is only the first picking!
Our house was sweltering yesterday from all those quarts boiling!

I think the 2nd batch of peas will be ready to pick soon too!  I love standing in my garden picking
the peas and eating them, throwing the shells back into my garden.  So yummy!

Today I have a sketch challenge from Let's Scrap in which
I missed the deadline but submitted it anyway because I had worked so long on this one, I still
wanted to upload it to their gallery.

Here's the sketch (8-1-12):


And here's my take on the sketch:

Our dog got sprayed by a skunk late one night and the smell was, well, out of this
world.... a smell that's even hard to describe in words!
Of course, I had to bathe her!  I washed and scrubbed, rinsed and washed again and
again, until finally I had to just get her out of the tub because the smell was 
making my eyes water!  
So, in our living room, on old towels, our cat, Tom, loved the smell!  I think
he's the only cat on this earth who loves the smell of skunk!  
Tom really brightened the mood of this situation.  He just "loved" Zoe.  He kept
rubbing his head against Zoe, rubbing against her, rolling around beside her, purring like
crazy!  Is he for real?  How in the world can he love this smell?  But, it was really a sight
to see and did get some chuckles out of me.  Silly cat!

Supplies used:
Paper: DCWV
Font: Cricut Doodletype
Green Sheer Ribbon: Stampin' Up!
Gold Cording
Stampin' Up! Border Punch
Sharpie Marker (for journaling)
Flowers: Forever in Time
Sizzix Striped Embossing Folder
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder
Gems: Forever in Time

Left side of the layout. 

 These paper flowers are the cutest from our local Dollar Store.
You just never know what you're going to find in one of these stores.
 I layered two different colored flowers and added a gem in the center.
You can also see the border punch and how I curled up the ends to give the
layout some dimension.

I still can't believe I found ribbon that actually matches my layout!  I only had about
14 inches of it.... nothing more in my stash, so I knew I didn't have much room for
"mistakes" and had to get this just right pretty much the first time.

These banners are the cutest!  Each time I see a challenge with banners, I cringe, but
the more I actually get to work with them, the easier it gets and more fun too!
I glued the ribbons around the cording to help keep them in place better.  I ended up
knotting the cording on each end rather than "tucking" it underneath something.

After cutting the title letters with my Cricut, I decided the letters needed something else,
so I embossed them, which I think turned out pretty good. 

I used an embossing folder for this piece of cardstock and added the sheer ribbon from Stampin' Up!

Right side of the layout. 

Another close up of the embossing, the border punch and flowers.

And, finally, the journaling telling the story of Zoe getting sprayed by a skunk!

Have a wonderful day!
Polly  :)

1 comment:

  1. Hi Polly! Thank you for visiting and following my doing the same here :) Love your layout...erm, have no idea how stinky smell a skunk produce but that must be yikes :{
    Have great moments always!