Chicken Trio

April 18th, 2007

Every other Wednesday is Stamp Morning at my house.  Even though I have to get up super early, which almost kills me since I’m soooo NOT a morning person, it always ends up being one of my favorite times of the week.  It started awhile back because my housekeepers could only come at 7:00 am every other Wednesday.  OK – don’t freak out that I have housekeepers *eye roll*.  I’ve always worked full time and part of the deal from even before I was married was that as long as I worked and could afford it I would have a housekeeper.  While I love a clean house, I am a terrible housekeeper myself.  A little over a year ago I switched my work schedule to part time due to some family illness issues and somehow I’ve managed to hang on to the housekeepers.  And that makes me really happy!  Makes hubby happy too! But I digress…  While they clean I “lock myself” in my stamp room with my birds (have I mentioned that I share my stamp room with 2 huge macaw cages and sometimes a small lovebird cage?)   I usually try to do some cleaing up in there – putting stuff away – which always needs to be done.  And then I stamp for awhile.  I totally lose track of time and it’s wonderful!  It’s probably the only time I stamp that I’m not thinking in the back of my mind that I should be doing something else.

This morning before my stamp exile I took a quick peek at the Sketch Challenge on SCS.  I had another card in mind to work on, but when I saw today’s sketch I knew it would be perfect for this new Whipper Snapper image “Chicken Trio” I got in that batch a few weeks ago.  I’ve been dying to get it inky!


Just yesterday I got some fun Daisy D paper from eclectic Paperie, so I started this card with the 8×8 pad of Chasing Butterflies.  I pulled all my colors from the designer paper, but of course in the end, not much of the paper even shows.  I used ink and markers on a cd to watercolor with an aquapainter on Naturals Ivory cardstock.  The red hen is a combo of Rose Red and Ruby Red, the yellow one is So Saffron, Marigold Morning and a little Mustard.  The background is sponged with Buckaroo Blue and Summer Sun.  The sentiment was a bit of an afterthought, but it just seemed too perfect so I squeezed it in there.  Card base is Buckaroo Blue and matting layers are Marigold Morning and Ruby Red along with the Daisy D paper.  The cardstock edges are roughed up with the SU distressing tool.  Just added a little doodling and some blue brads to finish it off.

I was very excited to see that I broke into the Stamping Top 100.  I am sitting at 97 as I write this post.  WooHoo!  Thanks to everyone who visits!!!  *big smooches*  (and yes I’m still resisting installing a site counter – standing firm – for now – *wink*)

Happy Wednesday.  I hope you can carve out a couple of hours of uninterrupted stamping time.  It’ll do you good!

10 Responses to “Chicken Trio”

  1. Kenna Says:

    Love the chickens – congrats on stamping top 100!!!

  2. Karen (Karen Stamps! on scs) Says:

    Awesome card! And good on ya’ for the housekeepers. I get someone to come in and give me a hand too and I tell you it’s the last thing that would go from my budget, yes, even stamps would be struck before I would give that up. It’s a lifesaver and I make no apologies.

    Congrats on the Stamping Top 100! This is an awesome blog, I always like reading what you have to say and seeing what you’ve made. Today’s card and musings are no exception.

  3. April Hall Says:

    Very cute card! I was able to get in some stamping time today, which i’m thankful for! Doesn’t happen too often where I get some uninterrupted craft time! Take care!

  4. Tandra Boyer Says:

    Jami thems chickens is adorable!! LOL Too cute!
    Congrats on Stampin’ Top 100!! My twice-a-day visits, are they helping??? LOL
    See ya at Mania!

  5. leslierich Says:

    I can see why you’d love these chickens! They’re so absolutely funny and adorable! Super cute card, Jami!

  6. lacyquilter Says:

    Cute, Jami. I was looking at some of those stamps yesterday at my LSS, but passed them up in favor of 2 scalloped punches, heehee.

  7. diane mcvey Says:

    The colors are perfect, the chickens are SO cute! Great card; and don’t tell anyone, but I have a cleaning lady that comes in once a week. You are right, it is wonderful! 🙂

  8. Debra Says:

    I am loving the chickens!!!

  9. Sue Lankford Says:

    Such a cute card, gotta have those chicks… Susie

  10. Anna Wight (SweetMissDaisy) Says:

    Now you KNOW i love the chickens too!!! 😀

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