Friday, August 10, 2012

Around the Farm - PDEC Wk#32

Hello Crafters,

How has your week gone?  It has been a busy one for me.  Getting ready for vacation.  Going to the lake for a nice relaxing week.  There will be a big party on Sunday for the "Sister's Reunion" for my Mom and her sisters.  There will be six sisters in attendance and many cousins, nieces and maybe a few nephews.  It is a fun time.  August is a special month for us.  There will be at least four birthday girls there.  Some of the nieces and cousins have August birthdays too, just don't know which will be in attendance.  Too much fun!!!  Birthday wishes all around.  Well, let's get on to the project of the week for Pause Dream Enjoy Challenges.

This week at Pause Dream Enjoy Challenges our challenge was to create a project from "Around the Farm".  Well, I have been around several farms.  My Nannie had cows and chickens.  During war time she sold her eggs to the local market.  My mom grew up with fresh milk, straight from the cow.  I am not fond of fresh milk ... don't like the floaties ... eeeeewwwwwww!  But fresh milk does make good butter.  Now mind you that my grandmother had nine children ... yes, you read right that is NINE!!!  With all those names to remember she made it easy on herself and named the cows for her girls.  Can you imagine you mother running down a list of names and forget and call you the same as the cow?  Well, naming her cows the same as her girls took care of that problem ... heehee!!  My mother also had a pet chicken that followed her everywhere.  Around that farm you could not get too attached to anything as it may wind up as dinner!!

My ex-husband, Brad and I raised our own beef and pork.  It was tons of work but sure good eats.  Did you know that a single pig will not eat as well as two pigs?  They like a little competition.  We did not name our pigs as I did not want to be eating 'Gracey or Ellie'.  Well, here is my little project for this week's challenge at Pause Dream Enjoy Challenges.
Aren't these little pigs cute?  I sure think so.  Look at those curly tails.  Here are is recipe:
Tag size:  4.5"
Tag:  ELEGANT EDGES, pg 46, Heart2-s, cut @ 4.5" using Oblong and Shadow features.
Barn:  CREATE A CRITTER, pg 60, Cow + Milk cut @ 1.7" using Accessory feature.
Grass:  STRAIGHT FROM THE NEST, pg 41, Grass-s cut @ 1.8" and 0.4"
Pigs:  YEE-HAW Lite, pg 2, 7th image, Pig cut @ 1".  Used the Flip Function on one pig.
Cardstock:  The Paper Company (White, Black and Burgundy), Recollections (Sage), SEI (Chick-a-dee assortment - peach is flipside of Tiny Bubbles)
Patterned Paper:  Colorbok (Neutrals Pack - brown chevron), DCWV (Spring Fling & Summer Days Combo Stack - green spots) and SEI (Chick-a-dee Assortment pack - Tiny Bubbles and Birdies Buddies flip side)
Color Medium:  Sukara (White Jelly Roll pen)
Adhesives:  Scotch (ATG and foam tape) and EKSuccess (Zig 2 Way Glue Pen Fine Tip)

Now it is your turn!!!  With all the inspiration of my design team sisters you are sure to come up with a wonderfully clever project.  I know PDEC has some terrifically talented followers.  We, the design team love to look at your creations too.  So, stop by PDEC and enter your latest 'Farm' creation. 

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Also, don't forget to stop by my wonderfully creative design team sister's and check out their projects for this week.  Remember ... leave them some {Comment LOVE}.  We all enjoy hearing from you about our creations. 

Toodles and Happy Crafting,

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