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Sunday, August 17, 2014

Happy Bird-Day!!!


Hello everyone!!! Hope you are having a fun weekend!!! The Hubs and I have been canning....we canned 13 quarts of hamburger soup yesterday!!! You should have seen my kitchen...it too an hour to clean up all the mess!!! We are still new to canning and with the first batch the pressure canner started doing weird things so I ran next door to get some help from my neighbor. They have been canning for 30 years so they have lots of helpful hints that you can't find in a book!!! Apparently, we had the heat up too high...once we fixed that problem, everything went smoothly. We need to can some more tomatoes tomorrow because they are coming out of our ears!!! I will add some onions, green peppers, and celery to make my own stewed tomatoes...they are so good in soups!! Anyway..

I had  some time to play a little with my new Reverse Confetti Stamps...I bought the new Fabulous Flamingo set last week and I just love the sweet little flamingos!!! The first time I stamped the legs, they were backwards...it took me a minute to figure that out...LOL!!! I used Jen's SFYTT #15 for the sketch and papers from Doodlebugs Sugar Shoppe 6x6 paper pad. The birds were cutout with the coordinating die...the wings were embossed with the Dotted Swiss folder and the pearls for eyes, sewing, and ribbon finish it off. 

Thanks for stopping by...have a great day!!!


12 comments:

Sue B said...

Ooh these flamingoes are gorgeous Joan!! and love the pretty papers and fab layout… it's a beautiful design!
glad you had some help on hand with the canning… but must be awesome to have your own produce for homemade soup! :-))
Hope you've had a great weekend!
Hugs Sue xx

Tammy said...

I can make that kind of a mess in the kitchen when I make a grilled cheese sandwich! Love your adorable card, the flamingos are to cute!

Annette Allen said...

so totally cute.. love those flamingoes

Betty Wright said...

Love these flamingos, Joan! Great blend of colors, patterns, and design! Great looking card!

NEW to canning? You have a pressure canner! That sounds like a professional! LOL! I bet you eat well all year with these fabulous items in storage! I miss old fashioned vegetables! I really should learn to do this. I LOVE farm fresh veggies all year!

Anne Temple said...

This is as cute as can be. Love their wings and you design is fabulous.

Lynn McAuley said...

Sensational work with these awesome flamingos, Joan!! I love the popped up wings!

Be careful with that pressure cooker!

Charlene said...

SO cute Joan! Love the flamingos!

*Vicki* said...

I really love the layout with your flamingos!! The papers look fabulous together Joan! :)

Wanda Cullen said...

LOVE this adorable flamingo card! I have this set and wish I had more time to play with it! Kudos to you for canning so much! Pressure canners always scared me, so if I do can anything, it's always just water bath method. Our tomatoes are so puny and small this year. Not sure what is going on. No juice to be canned this summer. :-(

Becky said...

What a fabulously fun card Joan. I love those flamingo's! And love how you embossed their wings.
I got to look up hamburger soup, sounds delicious :)

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

So cute!! I just love the flamingos, your bright colors and patterns!! Such a fun layout!!

jimlynn said...

It just can't get any cuter than this! Precious!!! Love those flamingos!
Lynn