Tootsie Pop #WorldWatercolorGroup

Remember the commercial?  How many licks does it take to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop?  Mr. Owl proved that it was 3, but since that 1969 commercial hundreds of official and unofficial studies have been done by university groups and neighborhood children.  Evidently the number spans from 3 licks to 3,481 licks, but according to the official studies there are many variables.  Frankly, I think the number was way overanalyzed and will stick with Mr. Owl’s conclusion.

Tootsie Pops

Tootsie Pops

Today’s prompt of sugar candy led me to paint my three favorite flavors of Tootsie Pops from when I was a youngster.  Chocolate was the very first flavor introduced in 1931 and it was my favorite.  Cherry and Orange ran a close second.  I loathed grape for some reason, but luckily my sister loved it and disliked the orange, so we made a lot of trades over the years.  What was your favorite flavor?

More Critters

Because I love Cricut’s Create-A-Critter cartridge so much, I am sharing a few more of my favorite cards made with it.  Most were created for OWH except for the giraffe baby card, which was made for my sweet friend Pat when her granddaughter was born.  I took the liberty of using glittered paper on that one (a no-no for OWH) so of course I had to take a good picture of it!

Missing you is ruff

Missing you is ruff

G'day Koala

G’day Koala

Monkey card topper

Monkey card topper

Owl's it goin?

Owl’s it goin?

Tons of Thanks

Tons of Thanks

Giraffe baby card by special request

Giraffe baby card, by special request

Giraffe baby card close up, glittered paper

Giraffe baby card close up, glittered paper

I wish I had taken a better picture of the completed monkey card but forgot before they were all boxed up and sent, so I will just have to make more so I can get a better photo.  I was happy that some of my punny sentiments went right along with the critters.  TGIF!

Making Some Crafty Strides

How in the world did November arrive so quickly?  Guess time flies when you are having fun!  I finished the Hawaii scrapbook but know it is not my best effort.  It was so overwhelming because of the length of the trip and the amount of pictures to go through, but I was determined to get that off my plate.  Over two weeks I devoted huge chunks of time to it but was glad to get the last embellishment on the last page.  Then I had to get all the pages over the metal binding posts with added extenders, which is no easy feat, and just as it was almost on my last nerve, the final post was screwed together.  Of course that was after one kept popping off and the dog tried to eat it multiple times!

Another reason it was on my last nerve was because I have so many ideas swirling in my head for the other projects I want to finish by the end of the year as I mentioned in my previous post.  I am making headway on the love/Valentine cards for OWH and am showcasing this one today.

Owl Silhouettes

Owl Silhouettes

The owls are from the Stampin Up Owl Punch and the branch is from the Stampin Up Bird punch.  The heart is a Martha Stewart sticker, the moon is a 3-1/2 inch white circle, and I used the Cloudy Day embossing folder from Stampin Up on the blue background.  Thanks, Sharon, for giving me a gentle nudge to update.  Now back to my crafty corner to start a new batch.  Happy November!

OWH – Happy World Card Making Day!

 

OWH, World Card Making Day - Click Here to go Back to Beginning of Blog Hop

OWH, World Card Making Day – Click Here to go Back to Beginning of Blog Hop

Welcome to my blog!  I am thrilled to celebrate World Card Making Day by participating in OWH’s bloghop!  My card is based on Sketch 96.  I like how the tree branch of my card mimics the third strip to the right.

Sketch 96

Sketch 96

Thank You Card based on Sketch 96

Thank You Card based on Sketch 96

The owl on this thank you card was made with the Cricut Create a Critter cartridge, and the sentiment is from Scrappy Mom’s “Owl Occasions.”   Papers are from my scrap box and ended up going together nicely, I think.  Thanks for stopping by!

Weekend Retreat at the Crop-A-Doodle-Do

I was fortunate enough to enjoy another weekend at my favorite crafting place – the Crop-A-Doodle-Do – which is Indiana’s finest crafting Bed and Breakfast!  It is a farmhouse renovated into a crafter’s haven.  What a respite.  All our meals and snacks were made for us, and all we had to do was craft, relax, and reconnect with friends.  Here are some pictures of the weekend.

Friday's Sunset

Friday’s Sunset

Friday's Sunset

Friday’s Sunset

Relaxing in Adirondak Chairs

Relaxing in Adirondak Chairs

I planned to make 114 owl cards to to go along with the owl pun stamps I just bought.  After about 35 owl cards I had had enough of the tedious piecing and moved on to another project.

Components to make 114 owl cards!

Components to make 114 owl cards!

Guess Whoo Misses You

Guess Whoo Misses You

Guess Whooo Loves You

Guess Whooo Loves You

The owls were made with Stampin Up’s owl punch and the branch is from their bird punch.  I pieced everything together with my craft tweezers and Tombow’s Mono Multi Glue.

You Rock components

You Rock components

I borrowed the CADD’s Cricut Cartridge called Nifty Fifties and cut out all these terrific guitars as well as the phrases of “You Rock.”  I made these cards for OWH and thought the You Rock cards were perfect for deployed service folks to send home to their teenagers.

Now back to normal tomorrow with work, etc., but at least I am starting Monday feeling refreshed and rested.  Speaking of work – Missie, here is the card I dedicated to you for covering the weekend’s dictation for me.  Thank You – You Rock!

You Rock

You Rock, Missie!