Friday, September 25, 2009

Five Minute Friday: You’re a Hoot


Today’s card is super simple with a stamp from Unity’s Mix Up of Cuteness which I paired with the greeting from Into the Forest. I stamped the owl and greeting in Palette Burnt Umber and colored the owl with my Prismacolor pencils. I popped up the wings for some dimension and colored them with my clear Spica for some sparkle. He’s sitting on a little piece of brown leafy vine ribbon. The bubble was hand-drawn with my sand Spica pen. VERY SIMPLE!

Scroll down for some NSR info about my weekend plans and my pond.


Picture 002 Still here? Thanks! A few people have asked how our pond is fairing. We’ve probably got another 6 or so weeks before the fish go into hibernation. The water temperature needs to drop down to 50 degrees before we stop feeding them. Our biggest frog has been a huge source of entertainment for us this summer. We saw him carrying around a small bird earlier in the season and then just last week we caught him with another one! (Click the picture for a close up, if you want to see it.) Who knew that green frogs ate birds?!! I sure didn’t (although some Google research says it is pretty common) and it definitely lowers his cuteness factor with a poor little sparrow sticking out of his mouth. Nature amazes me (and grosses me out sometimes!)

Thanks for stopping by! We're heading to the Hudson Valley Garlic Festival, an annual tradition for us. We go to the Festival, then go to a local orchard for some yummy apple picking and then head to the original Rocco's Restaurant in New City, NY. They have the most amazing garlic knots. It's all about the knots. I've been going to Rocco's since I was in high school, although now that I live much farther away I usually only get to go when we make the trek to the HVGF. Mmm...I'm hungry just thinking about it.

Anyway, the Garlic Festival is where I get my cloves for my own garlic harvest. I'll post a picture of my haul when I get back. It's always HUGE! It's always a long and exhausting day but I look forward to it every year. Have a great weekend!


Gretchen said...

Oh that owl is so adorable sitting on that vine! The frog on the other hand is not!! Great post! Have fun at the festival

whoistracy said...

Adorable card- love the kraft! Have fun at the festival. I cannot believe your frog eats birds- that's crazy!!! I had no idea they would do that.

Lynn Mercurio said...

This is hootalicious! Love that cute little owl.