Duck, Duck, Goose!

No Aflac jokes, I promise!  It’s just too obvious.  Remember that game from when you were a kid? I couldn’t figure out if this was a duck or a goose.  I should know, I guess, since I grew up on a farm.  But we didn’t have poultry, just cattle and a few horses.  (Ask me about beef cattle, and I’ll really impress you.  Maybe.  If you don’t know much about beef cattle.)  When the boys were little, our local park had a pond with a lot of geese and ducks.  You could buy food for them until the city decided the geese were overpopulating and feeding them was adding to the problem, so they quit selling the bags of grain.  But we stopped by to feed them one day.  Good grief.  Geese are nasty little creatures.  I had to act brave for the boys, but I was ready to take a stick and smack a couple geese until they were ready to be Christmas dinner.  So I really, really hope this image is a duck.  (Edited to say:  Mike thinks it’s a goose.  Darn.  Now I don’t like this set as much.  Maybe I can figure out how to put this goose on a plate without upsetting my vegetarian/vegan friends and family…)

I wrote and rewrote my “wish list” many times, paring it down to a manageable amount and this set, Cherish Friendship, was on it each time.  I love to watercolor, and anything “farmish” gets my attention.

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Stamp sets:  Cherish Friendship, Fabulous Phrases, Delicate Doilies; Ink:  Jet Black Stazon; Island Indigo classic; Many Marvelous Markers; Paper:  Just add cake designer series paper; Wild Wasabi, Calypso Coral, Island Indigo card stock; watercolor paper; Other:  Whisper White taffeta ribbon, brads – regals, brights, mini glue dots, stampin’ dimensionals, small oval punch, paper piercing tool, mat pack, aqua painter, scallop edge punch 

This was also a sketch challenge.  Since I was working with limited supplies, I used the ribbon and duck/goose as embellishments.  I didn’t bring any buttons or larger brads with me, so I punched some small ovals and stamped the doily image on them for the other two embellishments.

I saw some wonderful fireworks last night.  They seemed to go on forever and were really amazing.  They had patriotic music playing at the same time, and the crowd was so appreciative.  It really brought home the idea of “Americana.”

My computer is in the same room as the TV, and Mike is watching the closing arguments in the Anthony trial.  After years of watching Matlock and Perry Mason, I realize that TV trials are a lot more exciting than real ones.  And now that they’re finished talking about things I won’t mention (just in case you’re eating), I’ll go fix some lunch.  But it won’t be anything with rice in it.

Thanks for stopping in!

About buffycooper

Among other things, I am a musician who enjoys papercrafting (specifically with rubber stamps), a Stampin' Up!® demonstrator, Christian, wife and mom to two great boys.
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