Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Doodle Pantry Garden Hose Ants


I have a cute card and a fun story to share with you today.

First things first, my card...  I used Doodle Pantry's Garden Hose Ants in the pre-colored version, sized and printed it to fit the card layout I wanted to use (I love that about digital stamps!) and got busy.  The layout is a sketch I've used before and really liked and could picture in my mind the finished card, I love it when that happens too. 

The cardstock colors are Via Vellum Black, Mohawk Bright White, Sorbet Lemon, Stampin' Up Brilliant Blue.  For the dots on the Brilliant Blue I used a stamp from Papertrey Ink.  The sentiment is cut out using Spellbinders Mega Ovals and Scalloped Mega Ovals dies.  

My card is for our newest Midweek Throwdown challenge at Operation Write Home Stars & Stamps, the challenge theme is "water".  

And now for the funny story-

Last Saturday my husband was watering the grass in our yard and had to leave for a few minutes.  Maxine our dog was outside and I was inside at my desk when I heard a strange sound.  I got up to look out the window and discovered the hose and sprinkler at the front door spraying the front window and door.  I also realized that for me to do something about this I was going to get really wet!  


So I opened the front door and ran out to pick up the sprinkler and hose to put it back in the grass.  Luckily it was around 105 outside so I dried pretty fast.


Maxine thought I'd come out to play too...


I did go back in the house for my camera


and then she picked up the hose again and ran toward me!  


But stopped to play with the sprinkler a little more


and then ran toward me again as I ran away trying to keep my camera dry!  lol

It's really too bad we didn't get this all on video, but I still laugh looking at the pictures and remembering.  I suppose that's entertainment in a small town in Arizona!

I hope you enjoyed my story, Doodle Pantry card and will play along in our "water" themed challenge at Operation Write Home Stars & Stamps this week!

Thanks for visiting my blog today -

Challenges:
Operation Write Home - Water
Fussy & Fancy - Summer
Creative Card Crew - Animal Antics
The Pink Elephant - Fun In The Sun
Order of the Opus Gluei - Beat The Heat
Paper Sundaes - Beachy or Summer
Craft Your Days Away - Summertime
Easy Craft Projects - Summertime
Divas By Design - Summer

31 comments:

Dana said...

I like your kind of entertainment!! Good, "clean" fun : ) Maxine sure looks like she was enjoying herself too! I love your card also! Your coloring is sooooo good and the water spraying out of the hose looks real!
Hugs~
Dana

jimlynn said...

LOL! Great story to go with the fun and cute card Jan! Maxine looks like she was having a good time...I'd probably just have to play in the sprinkler with her in 105 temps too!
Lynn

Nana Connie said...

Love Maxine to pieces! She's into my kind of entertainment. :-) Great card, Jan. Funny thing is, I considered using this image for my "water" card before Kathryn drew that incredible seagull image for me! Love the yellow and blue background you chose. Hugz

Donna Hanley said...

Jan, Love that card. What a great image. I love the layout you used also. I love, love, love your pictures and story about Maxine. Don't our 4 legged childred bring so many smiles to our faces? Can't beat it. Thanks for sharing. Have a great day.

kare said...

AAHHH-HAA-HAA-HAA-HAA!!!!))
So Much fun!!!
Abbys used to love playing in the sprinklers too!!
i wonder if she's too old and "dignified"(ha) to do this now?
we only have gravel here :[
Thanks for sharing your joyous SPRING-kler celebration in the middle of our Hot & dry days.

Love the ant card...but not so much the ants in our yard.

blessings & buzz's
*kare

ThePurplePlace said...

Maxine wanted her Mommy to cool down and play with her!! My boys both did things like that when they were little and I was always a challenge to see if I could get the house away from them....before they drenched me or if I could get the the water shutoff first!! They would laugh and laugh and thought it was so much fun!!

I guess in hindsight it was, because the memories do make me smile! :)

Joanne (jojot) said...

love your 'buggy' card and your 'doggy' story

Jen said...

Jan, what an adorable card and too funny of a story! Thank goodness for 105 temps??!! LOL

Yolanda said...

Such a cute image! "Luckily it was around 105 outside..." craziest sentence I've read recently!

sf_crafter said...

Very cute card.

Cindy S. said...

That is hilarious---so cute, cooling off with HER sprinkler!

That's an adorable card; I love your choice of background colors. Nothing says summer like bright, vivid colors.

(BTW, what's that scary looking plant on the other side of the wall?!)

Kathy W. said...

Very cute card! Looks like Maxine was having so much fun playing in the sprinkler =) Take care and stay cool.

Kristine said...

Cute card Jan!! Love that your image stretches clear across the card *Ü* And what a fuuunnny story--love the pics!! Cute doggy. My dog loves to play but she never brings any of the playthings back to us--she thinks it's too fun to just run away with it! LOL

Pat (mspfd) said...

What a fun story and great pics of the dog! Love your card. Great scene and coloring!

auntbeespickles said...

Hi Jan, what a darling card! Those animals really bring a lot of fun into our lives don't they! Too cute and great to have made a card with a smile on your face the whole time remembering!
Hugs, Sarah

Christine said...

aaawwww. . . what a great story and great action pictures - you should get that dog in movies =) Thanks for sharing the story and the card ~ it is super super cute (as always)!

Crystal said...

Love your card!! The image is fantastic & looks like perfect summer fun! How wonderful that you were able to capture those fun moments on film :) Your sweet pup looks like she had so much fun! Thanks for joining us in Paper Sundaes "Summer" Challenge :)

Glenda Atkins said...

Love your story of Maxine and her playtime with the hose, great pics too. Hilarious! Your card is adorable with all the vivid colours and those 'ants' ( such pests they are IRL:) ) Make a great card though!

Rosemary said...

Your pup has a wonderful playful nature and that's so cute! I think I might have been tempted to let her get me soaked - it's sweltering in the Washington, DC area right now!

Now, your card, WOW WOW WOW - the design is great but your wonderful, vibrant colors and fantastic coloring make it just POP!

Thank you for finding us at Opus Gluei and sharing your creativity, I hope that you come back for many more challenges with us!

Gaynor said...

What a fab card, I LOVE it, thanks for sharing with us at Craft your days away and good luck, Gaynor DT xx

Karen Howard said...

Gotta love their antics, don't they just warm your heart! Love your card, I'd never have known it was pre-colored if you hadn't said, your coloring is that amazing! Hugs, Karen

Deena said...

that card is great...love that precoloured digital stamp...plus the story is quite entertaining...could just picture that happening...

Jenny said...

Perfect Summer image and great colouring. Thanks so much for joining us at Paper Sundaes this week.

Sarah said...

Hi Jan, great card - the image is fantastic and love the doggy story! Can't believe temps of 105, wish we had half that here in the soggy UK! Thanks for joining in with us this time at Divas by Design. Sarah

Rebekah said...

What wonderful work thanks for sharing at creative card crew & Divas hugs Rebekah xx

Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

Super cute summer card!! Love the fun image. Thank you so much for playing along with us at The Pink Elephant!!

Patti J said...

Ha ha.....don't know what's cuter - Maxine or your card! Love them both!!! I don't know about you, but the 100+ degree days can go away anytime they want to! And the humidity...ugh! Great card, and what a fun story!!!

Sharon Basel said...

So darn funny! Love your story and how perfect with your darling card! Love the bright colors and design.

Dawn Frost said...

I LOVE the ants and your card is awesome! I have a dog too and I love, love, love your story, totally adorable!

Amanda said...

Fun card and great pics of your dog too!

Thanks for joining us at CYDA summer challenge.

Amanda

Lisa said...

Jan I have a boxer too! Aren't they such clowns!? Yours is beautiful! I'll have to post a pic of Denny - he is the most loving and obedient dog we've ever had. I enjoyed your story and laughed out loud when I saw the card you made (which is adorable, by the way!) :) TFS!