Oh my do I have so much to share with you today. First off, I want you to meet Elliott! She is actually a female but the girls decided that Elliott was a unisex name (much like Pat I guess) and we are calling her El. I like Ellie so most times Ellie May comes slipping out but I try to make it Els.


She is four months old and I presume by her size is going to be rather small. But, she is cute and so playful. Now Sydney who is now close to seven months is huge compared to Els. AND, she is rather jealous, quite protective of all of us, and just this morning actually started to play with Els. But she gets rather aggressive in her play, starts to growl and bark and then Little E (hehe) backs off. Here is a picture of both of them, Mallory struggling to hold them both, it is rare trust me!

Syd and Els

Moving on! As most of you know, Mallory my youngest daughter, just graduated from high school this year, and is heading out to college. We shopped yesterday, shopped till we dropped. It actually became a major family outing. We picked up my mother so she could go with, my sister called while we were in Target and she and my aunt met us at Bed, Bath and Beyond. Another full shopping cart and we all headed out for lunch. After checking our list, all of us headed back to Target for one last run through. So here we have three shopping carts worth of stuff, all piled together, and there is still a few things like toiletries, snacks, etc. to get.

Dorm Shopping

Oh my it just keeps getting better! I knew that my first order from the new Stampin’ UP! Catty was due yesterday. By the time everyone left my house yesterday, of course all the aunts and grandma had to come see the new baby, and then my sister got a call – her new kitten was ready to be picked up. Yep, she has two already and just adopted an orange tabby named Tony! She and Mallory headed out to pick up Tony and introduce him to his cousins. Anyhoo, it was close to 5:30 when things here settled down and Mr. Brown was still not here. With each truck I could hear go down the road I ran to the front door only to be disappointed. I finally gave up about 7:00 and headed to the studio to do a little organizing so I would be ready. I checked again at 7:30 – nothing. At 8:00 I decided to give it one more look see – WOO HOO, packages by the front door!

1st Order

Now late last night I was talking with my other BAD self on the phone, and we were rattling off some of the new in-colors we thought looked good together. Well, I just couldn’t help myself. My card today for the Sketch Challenge on Splitcoast, and we all know that I can’t miss many of those (I did last week, SORRY Roxie), using one of those combinations – Purely Pomegranate and Groovy Guava!


The main images were stamped first in Groovy Guava, rock and rolled in Purely Pomegranate, and then stamped. I stamped the flairs in Groovy Guava and then went back and stamped again in Purely Pomegranate. Oh my how I love this over stamping looks! As you can see, I also got some of the new ribbon in my order – oh my! I was going to use just a one layer card of the Groovy Guava, and after I stamped it and laid it out, I just couldn’t leave it alone – nope, had to cut off the panel and stick it on a card base of the Pomegranate. All three of the panels are raised on mounting tape too!

Stamps: Priceless

Ink: Groovy Guava, Purely Pomegranate

Paper: Neenah Solar White Cover, Groovy Guava, Purely Pomegranate

Accessories: Dauber, Mounting Tape, Ribbon, Brads

I know this has been a very long post, but I’m just so excited to share all the news! (In addition, I knew my sister and cousin would want pictures of the new pup.) Hope everyone has a great day!

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