Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Double D Anything with a Tail


Time for another fun challenge at Double D.  For this challenge you just need to create a project with a tail. Here are some ideas from the Mood Board. 


Years ago I bought these dies to make a special card for my husband, Steve. He loved cows, horses, barns, tractors and gardens so I bought these Karen Burniston dies to make a special card for him.  The card I made for him was a pop up card and he was really impressed.  I never told him how much that card cost me to make.  The barn, fence and cow came to about $50 dollars.  Thankfully, I found several other ways to use these dies so it was not just for one card.  For this card, I also used some IO pumpkins and a Frantic Stamper Tree. Notice the other cow at the back of the barn.  I think that is an Amy design. A little flower soft on the tree made the look of fall complete. 

On a side note

After being stationed in Okinawa for three years, our next tour was Sumter, South Carolina. Our kids were 7 years old, and Steve really wanted to raise them on a small family farm because he felt that instilled a love of nature, wholesome atmosphere, and a good work ethic. We bought a small 6 acre farm and started a very different life.  We had a family milk cow, pigs, chickens, turkeys, goats, and horses. We had a garden where we raised enough  vegetables to feed us for the whole year and the best cantaloupes and watermelon I have ever eaten.  We also had access to wild black berries, a blueberry farm and peach orchard. We ate well.  We made our own butter  and homemade ice cream so our grocery bills were very reasonable. Our kids still remember these times fondly.  We were stationed there for six years so many of their  formative years were spent on the farm.   

                                          Kim milking the family cow. 

                                     Jenny and Kim with our pigs. 

One entry chosen randomly will win this cute fox die.  

Dies R Us Let's have Coffee

The DRU Store  has just received a new shipment of Karen Burniston dies so now is the time to stock up on some amazing pop up dies like this Coffee Cup Pop Up.   Not only is it a fun pop up, but there is also a slot to place a gift card. I decided to make this in neutral colors so I can use it for either a male or female. 

                                                         Karen Burniston Pop Up Coffee Cup

                                                               Memory Box Birthday Mail

The challenge is Anything Goes as long as you use at least one metal die from a company carried at the
  DRU Store.  We hope you will join us at  DRU Challenge Blog