Saturday, March 26, 2016

ONE Easter Card

This year I made just one Easter card.  It went to the January birthday boy....  I thought it would be perfect since he couldn't enjoy Easter last year - he was just too little.
This is a stair-step card.  Directions for construction can be found on Splitcoast Stampers.

I keep a copy of the Egg Wheel on my craft desk all year round (like I keep Christmas trees up in my house all year) (NOT the big tree).  I broke out the watercolors, and colored each image on this card - the Egg Wheel with 7 eggs, the 2 bunnies, the egg plants, mushrooms, the chick and balloon.

I don't use it often, but the grass scissors came in handy for this one!

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Saturday, March 19, 2016

Chameleon at The Butterfly Palace in Branson, MO.

While we were on our Branson trip, we took advantage of going back to The Butterfly Palace.  We've toured many butterfly "houses" as we've traveled around the country, and I've been to this one many times.

The butterflies were beautiful, and I had 5 or 6 of them on me at one time, but we also met a chameleon!

I don't know what his name was, and AFTER my husband took the video, I found out they can't hear.  So here I am, sounding ridiculous talking to a chameleon....  his eyes and feet are a little freaky, but it was fun watching him.

Friday, March 18, 2016

Branson Spring Break

This year's Spring Break found us in Branson!  My husband and I aren't much into country music shows, so we spent the week doing other things.

Near Springfield, MO there's a drive-through cave!  We were early enough to get a private tour with the driver.  It was GREAT!!!  We got some amazing pictures, and I bought a Himalayan Salt Lamp that is set up on a timer.  SO cool!  We love big rocks anyway.... above or below ground!  If you get a chance to go to Fantastic Caverns, take it!!  It has some interesting, unique history.

 The other place we went to was the National Tiger Sanctuary.  I'll say it now... I'M IN LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!!!!
I mean, I love kitties... and I love BIG kitties....  this tour was fantastic!
This is Harry.  When we got home, I did a(n) NTS adoption, and adopted Harry!  I'll do this every year from now on.  Maybe I'll pick another cat - maybe one of the lions - or just stay with Harry.
He was charming when we were on our tour, and I fell in love with that really big kitty!!!!!
He pouted!  It was super cute!
I've asked permission to add one of the videos we took... waiting for permission.

AND I got permission from NTS!  Here's our video of Harry, and Judah the Lion.  Harry is charming. :)

Here's a very SHORT but adorable video we took of Judah - he's definitely a comedian!

The animals' stories can break your heart, but they are so very well taken care of... we are definitely going back!

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Tuesday, March 1, 2016

LOVE this image!

Yes, I made this card.  NO, I don't remember who I sent it to.

It's difficult to see, but I used Wink of Stella on the rose to give it shimmer.  After die-cutting the rose and leaf piece, I used the sponge daubers to add color. 

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