Work of Art for Case this Sketch #79
Old Glory for Paper Players #199

Ouch for Addicted to CAS Challenge #40

Hi Everyone.

Happy Saturday.  It's the fabuous Karen's turn to host our challenge at Addicted to CAS this week and she has a great code word for us.

My mind went into all sorts of different spheres - including the outer hemipshere - on this code word.  In the end, I needed a get well card for my dear friend who is going in for surgery on Wednesday.  Then I remembered my PTI Special Delivery stamp set and then I was all set.
Here's my transport card:
Atcas transport
I love the little ambulance speeding along on the tarmac road and, of course, I had to add a siren!  I know you can't see it, but I used my wink of stella pen on the headlight, the red cross, the inside of the siren and the stripes on the ambulance.  I think a little bit of shimmer is rarely out of place :-)
The design team have created some amazing cards, so please check out their blogs and don't forget to play along with us.  We'd love to see what YOU do with this code word.
If you are the winner, we also have a prize of 5 digis from our fabulous sponsor



As this is the first challenge of the month, we also change out our Guest Designers.  We say a fond farewll to Darnell and say hello to Karen (Snippets) who is joining us as Guest Designer for the month of June.

On a personal note:

The weather has been glorious the last couple of days.  It's been in the upper 70s, the sun has been shining and, although it has been humid, it has been glorious. 

Things are moving along in the garden.  Some of the shrubs were planted today and, although we won't get full enjoyment out of them for a couple of years, they should still provide some food for the birds later in the year.  In a couple of years they will also provide shelter and a place to make their nest.

Let's take a look at some nature shots.

Here's a shot I got of Mommy and her babies.  My... how they are growing!  She really is a good mother!

Mommy and babies

I have to share a photograph of Niles and Daphne wandering through the grass.  Just before I took this shot, Niles had tried to kill his opponent who, just happened to be him!   I had forgotten to close the curtains in the basement and he saw his reflection in the window.   Lou and I were in the garage assembling furniture when I heard him calling and then THUMP.  THUMP.  THUMP.  It was such a forceful thump, that I could feel it in the garage, which is a long way from the back of the basement.  I rushed through the house and onto the deck to stamp my feet over his head and scare him off and then had to go and clean all the blood off the window.  I won't forget to close the curtains again!  

Niles and daphne in the grass

Now, this isn't a wildlife shot, but I did want to give a shout out to Lou.  The deck looks awesome!


Doesn't that deck floor look fabulous?  It's such a gorgeous rich color and he did a 1000 times better than the professionals who did it the first time!  This weekend we will be painting the railing and, hopefully, they should be coming in to do the underdeck next week.... hopefully.  The concrete is done and Lou is painting it, and that was the last thing we had to do to prep for the screening.

This shot also shows how the trees are in full leaf and are looking fabulous.  It really is wonderful to see so much green after such a looooooong winter :-)

I'll be back on Sunday morning with my Paper Players card.  In the meantime, thank you for visiting and for your comments and emails.  I really do appreciate them.

Warm hugs and prayers for those of you who need a little lift tonight.



Card recipe:

  • Card stock:  Soft Sky, Basic Black.  (SU)
  • Stamps:  Special Delivery and Special Delivery sentiments (PTI)