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Thursday, September 04, 2008

A SpookTACular kind of day & gone to the birds!

Howdy everyone! I hope that your week's been going good so far! Yesterday was Doctor appointment day and run around day. Those day's just beat me - especially when it's 90 and humid out. Going in and out of the cool stores to the heat outside ~ it just kicks my rear! So today I figure that I am doing nothing but stay in and craft. The only time that I'm peeking my head outside is when the mail comes.

And speaking of mail..... I placed one of my stamper's group party orders on Tuesday. I figured that Monday was a holiday and TAC was closed, they might be a little behind. Well, I went in last night to check the order and it was shipped on Monday!!! It should be here today ~ that's so super quick! So later on today I'm going to be sorting and putting my packages together. I never would of thought it would be here that quick. I just love getting party orders in. I ooooogle over everyone's stuff and then make a list of what I "have" to get.....

Well - my hubby finally finished one of his projects the other day. He started off late spring with making a bird house. I have a weeping willow tree in the back yard that I hung a bird feeder in. I just love to watch the birds in the yard. So he thought that he'd make a birdhouse to go with the feeder. Then my SIL was tossing out her birdbath - I took it. So now I've got the bird bath and the feeder. So Hubby's been working on the birdhouse for a long time. It's just something that he tinkers around with in his spare moments. And it's funny ~ he started out making this little birdhouse and it got bigger and bigger. I teased him that it was no longer a birdhouse, it was a bird condominium! It's got 10 holes for 10 different compartments in it! It's huge! But I love it, and I love him for making it! So now, within a few feet from one another I've got the feeder, the bird bath and the condo all together.
He's such a joker - I told him to pose for the camera and this is what I got!

He knows that I'm always snapping pictures of everything. And some day I will have them all in an album - I've got to get another one. The one that I have is so full and heavy that you pretty much have to keep it on the table.....

But anyway - each "story" of the house is petitioned off inside. There are 4 "units" on the first floor, four on the second and then there is 2 "attic" units. He used actually roofing shingles on the roof. Then he got out the table saw and cut the little strips to make the "barn doors". This project has literally taken months of a little bit of this and a little bit of that. Of course I always have something for him to do. Like the hillbilly hangers.... He was working on those around the parts to the condo... But now it's done and he's happy.

Now, on to what I created....
A couple of weeks ago SCS had a tutorial on the Joy Fold card. I just never got around to making it until now.
As most of you know I am a lover of Halloween. It is my favorite holiday to decorate and send cards out. There are so many adorable Halloween images out there. No, I don't like the scary, creepy stuff. But I love the cute images, pumpkins and all the cute little kiddies dressed up trick or treating. It's so fun!
This card I made using a Basic Black base. I used the SU! Ghostly Greeting DP along with Pumpkin Pie and Only Orange cs. The images are from TAC's Spooktacular and Trick or Treaters sets. They are adorable!! I colored everything with my pencils and gamsol and I was done.
Today I hope to get some more Halloween or Fall items done ~ but I must first get off the computer to do so :)
I hope that you all have a wonderful day!!! And dont forget!!! I am running "birthday candy" for someone who would like to win a suprise!! See this post for more info!
Hugs,
Joani

7 comments:

gina said...

so cute, i love it!!

Carmen O. said...

Those cards are adorable! I love Halloween too. Your DH did an awesome job on the bird condo. I know Reiman publications has a bird house contest but am not sure if it is yearly or not. I think the magazine is Birds and Blooms. You might want to google it and enter if there is one.

annmarie said...

That birdhouse is huge! Tell your hubby he did a wonderful job! I, like you, love the cute Halloween images, not the scary creepy ones. Those are fabulous!

Julie Temple said...

WOW, that is a FABBY Bird Condo! Does Hubby have an older single brother? Hehehe
Love the cards too, as usual!

Hugs!

Gabby said...

LOL Joani...your DH is too funny! Look at that pose! The cards are super cute!!!

Gabby said...

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Gabby

Mel M. M. M. said...

Your cards are stunning. I love Halloween & what a great fold! The colours and dp are super cute too. That bird condominium rocks! Now the birdies will have somewhere to get out of that blistering sun. Hope it's cooled down for you! :O)