Saturday, December 13, 2014

December Photo a Day.....Day 13

I am so excited to share my photo today!!!  We live out in the country in a very rural area so wildlife sightings are not unusual, but seeing this beautiful creature is not a very usual thing.  Since we bought our house 28 years ago, I've been able to hear the hoo hoo's of an owl in our yard.  It is so common that sometimes I might not even notice, but always wonder where that hooing owl is.  Now I can't say that this is the one I hear because there have been quite a few sightings of snowy white owls in our area lately, but I like to think this is the one that I hear.  I was able to take this picture on my way home from town today.  I turned onto Stein Road and, but maybe not even a quarter of the way down I saw him sitting on the shoulder of the road.  At first I thought maybe it was a white garbage bag that someone had thrown out.  I pulled up slowly and was able to take my picture and even talk to him.  I had such an urge to get out and pick him up and hug him because he just looked so soft and beautiful, but hey I'm not that delusional.  You were worried about me there for a minute, weren't you?  LOL!  I just find owls so amazing and such a beautiful creature that God created.  What an awesome Day 13 photo in my book!  I'm calling him my Christmas Owl.  Enjoy!

Is that not the prettiest sight?  I get goosebumps just looking at it.

Now here is my project for today.  I'm still making Christmas cards.  I've been working the last couple of days in my stamp room creating.  First I cleaned the room, which really helps and then I've been creating and catching up on projects and listening to Christmas music or watching Hallmark movies.  It has really paid off that I had my tree up and house decorated this year before Thanksgiving.  I knew I needed to have that done early, what with me having surgery and knowing all the things I like to do for Christmas.  I'm really enjoying myself this year and that's not something I usually say about now.  I will do my baking next week and finish up my shopping and then the week of Christmas I can take it easy and do just what I want and maybe work on some extra gift projects.   I can honestly say that this surgery has turned into a real blessing.  I'm feeling better and I'm more organized, which really makes me feel good.  Thank you God for all your blessings!
Just used up leftover pieces from my pile to make this card.  The snowflake was cut out and used for my Create for Christmas class so the negative couldn't be thrown away.  LOL!

Now for a little sneak peak of something coming up in the Occasions catalog.  The catalog will go live January 6.  If you are one of my customers you should be receiving your catalog along with the Sale-a-bration catalog by January 1, so be on the look out.  They both have Hello Honey colored covers.  I will post a pick of those in the next week or so, so you'll know what to look for.  If you don't receive one and would like one, please let me know and I'll be glad to send you one.  As always, Stampin'Up! has out done themselves with this catalog. 

More info to come on this later, but I wanted to give ya a little sneak peak.  These were so fun to make with a new Framelit set.  The DSP I used is in the Holiday catalog and is still available.  It's called Nordic Noel (135822 $10.95).  Get yourself some before it's gone.  These little bags are so quick and easy to make and there are lots of additional dies to use in the set as well.

Wow!  This had been a long post, but I hope you enjoy my ramblings.  I love sharing with you.  For those who have left me comments, you don't know how much I appreciate them.  They bring a smile to my face every time and mean so much.  Thank you for taking the time to comment!!!



Wendy Zick said...

I am so glad you were able to enjoy the owl at such close range and snap that awesome pic! I actually have 12 cards left towards next Christmas. :)

Carin said...

Love it!


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