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Monday, July 19, 2010

I love the Owl!

Happy Monday! This weekend went by really fast, considering it was a longer one for me with a furlough day added in. I'm moving a little slower today after all of the cleaning that I did over the weekend, photos at the end of this kind of long post...I'm posting my project first in case you don't want to hear me drag on about my cleaning adventure.
When I saw this cute 2-step owl punch (#118074) in the new idea book & catalog, I knew I HAD to have it! This punch will punch out all of the pieces you will need to make this cute owl! I attached the owl on a 1 3/4" circle and clipped it on to a milk carton using a mini library clip. Here's a side view of my project. I used another new punch, dotted scallop ribbon border, around the milk carton. I love this punch too! The DSP that I used for the border and the owl's tummy is called Sweet and Sour specialty #117390. The branch that the owl is standing on is from a punch called 2-step bird, XL #117191. Did you know that SU has self-adhesive rhinestones and pearls? I love it! I used a rhinestone for the center of the mini flower.
A close up of the owl. I'm excited to try out different color combos for the owl.
Well, here is some before and after photos of my cleaning adventure. I decided that last week that I needed to help Dad clean out his garden shed in the back yard. He's accumulated so much junk over the years and that junk kept piling up to the point where he didn't know what was in there and he couldn't even get in there! My goal was to straighten up the place, throw out the junk/rubbish and make room for him to be outside in the yard to do some planting even if there was some small rain outside. Are you ready to see the before photos?
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It took me a few hours to accomplish, but I was happy with the results. There were so many empty, smashed up boxes stuffed everywhere...why??!! Oh, and I only came across two geckos, amazing! Here are the after photos...I cleared an area for him to do some planting...
kind of organized things...
My body kind of aches today, but hopefully the advil will help! I hope you all had a productive weekend too.
Thanks for looking today! I'll be back to share another owl project with you!

19 comments:

Michele said...

That owl punch is so great! I love what you did with it...too cute! And you did such a great job on your dad's shed!! You are a brave soul for taking on the task of cleaning out an OUTDOOR storage unit! I dare not step a foot into ours!! Don't know what kind of creatures will try and jump out at me. LOL!! Have a great day Teri!!

Cindy Haffner said...

Ohh I love this punch, SWEET!

kraftkat said...

great job on both fronts: creative & tool shed. Looks terrific!! Hope you recover your balance the rest of the week. Take care!

charlotte said...

Great job, Teri, and now I know what I want to purchase from the new catty. I'm sure your dad appreciate your help in cleaning out his shed.

Cheryl said...

Omg! You weren't kidding when you said the shed was filled with all kinds of stuff! Can't believe you finished it too.
Cute owl! I've been seeing that owl all over the place. Can't wait to see all the different ways you come up with.

joni h said...

Whoo! Whoo! Love that owl! Oh the possibilities!
Awesome job on the shed! What a wonderful feeling for having cleaned all that up! Definitely safer for your dad too!
Have a great day!

Colleen said...

The owl is very cute. I like how you dressed it up with DSP and a flower with a rhinestone on it. I did not know that SU now carries self adhesive rhinestones and pearls. I guess I have not looked at my catty thorough enough yet to notice all the new items.
You a great job in helping your dad organize his shed. It looks great!

Sparkle said...

This is so cute!

Jodi said...

Teri this is an adorable owl punch!! It's very cute on this milk carton!!
Looks like you had a productive day cleaning out the shed! Great job on all of this Teri!
Hugs
Jodi =)

Berenice R. said...

So nice project! TFS Big hugs :)

mst822 said...

Ooh, that owl is so cute! Luv how you attached it to the milk carton! Shucks, you are so brave to tackle such a big project & to take on the geckos! Awesome job & it'll be much safer for your dad too!
Tammy

蔡舜娟蔡舜娟 said...

let us be happey everyday!!............................................................

Kim Y. said...

So cute, Teri!
A job well done, Teri!

eunice said...

You're right, that owl punch is a real cutie! (how did I miss him while lookin' thru the new catalog?) Love the colors and papers you chose to create him too!
Oh, and btw...any time you're free (maybe on your next furlough friday) plse come on by to my house to tidy up...my home kind of looks like your dad's tool shed, and I know you will do an awesome job on it too! LOL! JK... you are such a sweetie to help your dad!!!

Joyce J said...

Great job cleaning out, Teri! Cute owl. I can't wait to make one.

CraftCrave said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [20 Jul 12:00pm GMT]. Thanks, Maria

Brenda said...

Love your new blogwear, your little owl, and how you cleaned out your dad's shed! Aren't you "suppose" to be relaxing? lol! take care and see you again soon!

Cami said...

I love what you did with this new owl punch...so perfect for that milk carton. I'd love to see more of your creations with this! I can't believe little you cleaned out your Dad's shed. But look at it now...all tidy and neat with lots of space and easier to find things. You're such a good daughter (and Mom and Wife!). Rest your weary body...you deserve it! Have a great week Teri! Cami

Janis said...

Love the new owl punch & your latest creations. It's so cute. Great job with your dad's tool shed. Hope you get some rest!