Saturday, April 23, 2011

Farm animals: A Drunken Stampers Challenge

Whenever a co-worker is leaving for brighter horizons I make a card for everyone to sign.

As you'd expect the card is geared towards the recipients' interests or favorite things. In the case of our most recent leaving, and already missed, coworker I got to double up with this week's Drunken Stampers challenge: Farm animals.

The reason for this is that my now former coworker, who was semi-retired, and is now fully retired, is fully retired and living the good life on her farm. I don't actually know for sure that her life is good, but what the hell other kind of life do you live on a farm?

Really, if I was surrounded by fields and an owl-filled barn and mooing and bleating and crowing ... I'd feel good ... for the 10 seconds preceding the realization that I must be lost because I do not live on a farm.

However, we do have two great-horned owls who screech in our yard at midnight every summer night and our neighbors have an annoying rooster. Amazingly I like the wake-me-up, freak-me-out at midnight owls ... I wish the 4:30 a.m. alarm clock rooster would fly away.

Anyhow, this fun and bright card features a lovely red barn from the Heritage Cricut cartridge, glittery sunshine and music notes from the Gypsy Wanderings cartridge and two farm animals from Cricut ... but I can't remember which cartridge at the moment.

Personally my favorite bit is the pseudo Dutch hex sign I placed above the barn door: It's from a Stampin' Up set and is embossed in gold. Don't you love it when you feel brilliant? That hex makes me feel brilliant. Or at least slightly clever.

Can you create something clever with farm animals? I bet you can! And we want to see it at Drunken Stampers before midnight Friday, April 29!

13 comments:

  1. What a lovely card - your co-worker is lucky to receive one so lovely.
    I do think the Hex sign the perfect touch. I love those sign - I still own the one I bought when I was a young newly wed and -we were driving home through Pennsylvania at the end of my husbands enlistment service. That is a little over 40 years ago).

    Hugs,
    Penny

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  2. Great card and such a clever sghape, no doubt your retired co-worker is enjoying the time on the farm. We keep my Miracle (rooster ) and our chickens locked up till 7:30 just so he dosen't annoy the neighbors! Thoughtful aren't we! LOL
    hugs Lynn

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  3. Only a Drunken Stamper could come up with a theme like this one.....lol What brilliant luck that you had already made one for a co-worker. It is a fab card and a lot of fun....but no I cannot do clever things with farm animals, but can do brilliant things with beef, pork, lamb and chicken....... Hope you are having a great Easter.... Annette x

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  4. aww what an awesome card!!!..she will love it..
    love the farm..i live in the country just wild animals..but love it..tfs..great job tracy..loves ya

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  5. Fabulous farm animals card! I'm sure your former coworker loved it! No roosters here, either, but we do have wild turkeys, an owl, and loads of other birds that like to hang out around the yard. Every now and then we even get a moose, deer, or bear to wander through. Have a great weekend! :)

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  6. Do you know how much work there is to do on a farm? I like your kind of farm best. Cheery and full of great images. I can hear the cow mooing. and I don't have to milk her. Happy Easter..Donna

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  7. Super cheerful farm card, love your animals. The nearest I have got to a farmyard animal is my collie dog, she would object to being inked up to be stamped I think. xx

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  8. Wonderful idea, love your farm animals.
    You've asked where I got the sentiment stamp. It's from Stampers Anonymous (Plate 058).

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  9. Great card Tracy! Love the animals! And they appear to be genetically correct, too! lol! Have a great Easter!

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  10. What a fun card. Hope you have an egg filled Easter. Hugs Mrs A.

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  11. This reminds me of, "Old MacDonald Had A Farm." We sing that to my bird and make the animals noises and he goes nuts! Your co-worker will love this perfect themed card that your created. Very clever design, but of course! Happy Easter!

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  12. What a great card!!! LOVE the design and your whole post is a hoot! You should feel brilliant. Happy Easter. xxD

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  13. Wow great card you did a nice job tfs!!

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