As always, Wednesday brings with it a peek at my latest Pals Paper Arts inspiration card. As you can see, there is texture, cross-stitching, Iridescent Ice, and what appears to be speckling from the Color Spritzer Tool. Hmm? Pearls? None are showing in the peek. But what do you think? Pearls or no pearls? Just leave your answer in your comment, and you could be the winner of a "Bite of Blog Candy". I am continuing the purging of my retired supplies, and this week I am offering 15 yards of Red Gingham Ribbon, Red Microbeads, and Red Glass Mix Beads! I will announce the randomly selected winner on Friday from all comments left today and Thursday.
The Twins Update
The Twins are still recuperating from their show this past weekend. If you have followed the Twins, you know that Brody was a "bad boy" at the show a few weeks ago. However, here's Brody to tell you about this past weekend.
Brody: I'm excited that Mom is letting me talk this week. We got sick Sunday when we got home from the show and Muffy is still sick 'cause she didn't get the shot and I got the shot and so I am better and we are getting medicine that Mom wraps up in treats and the vet said we couldn't take our baths and then at the show I was a good boy and the judds gave me blue ribbons and I didn't try to play with any one when I was in the ring even my friend with the floppy ears and Muffy...
Me: Brody! Slow down! That is one really long run-on sentence!
Brody: Mom...you are being silly. I'm not running. I am sitting. It's a "sit-on sentence".
Me: Brody, you are being such a good boy and sitting. But let's back up a minute and talk about the show results. Now, take a deep breath, and start at the beginning.
Brody: I was a good boy because I didn't want Mom to send me to the bad-puppy place. So I didn't play with any one in the ring. The woman-judd and the man-judd gave me blue ribbons both days.
Me: And Mom, Dad, and all of our Boxer friends were very proud of you, Brody. Now how about your sister, Muffy? Tell everyone how well Muffy did.
Brody: Muffy had a lot of girl puppies in her class. The woman-judd gave her the blue ribbon on Saturday. But the man-judd gave her the red ribbon on Sunday. I don't think he could see very well 'cause I think Muffy was prettier. I heard some people say it was "polly ticks". I sure hope it wasn't. I don't like ticks.
Me: I don't either, Brody. But Muffy did a very good job. People are starting to notice her.
Brody: What about me, Mom? Don't people notice me?
Mom: Yes they do, Brody. But girl Boxers mature faster than little boy Boxers. You just wait. You will be getting muscles, too!
Brody: And Mom, don't I still have the cuter nose?
Me: Yep, Brody. You will always have the cuter nose.
Brody: Mom, can I also talk about the Neighbor?
Me: If you wish, Brody. Go ahead...you can tell.
Brody: I have a Neighbor. She is very, very sick. She doesn't come outside anymore like when I was a baby, so she watches me from her window. Mom makes certain that we walk past her window and I do my dog show poses for her. She got to come outside to see me again a few days ago. She had a special mover called a "walker". She wanted to pet me, so I stood really still and did not jump on her. I was a good boy. Mom said when I get older I can be a "there-I-pee" dog.
Me: I was very, very proud of you Brody. You were such a good boy, and some day I know you will be a Therapy Dog. It is one of my goals for you. Brody, do you care if Mom just finishes up. This is getting to be a really long post, and Mom's friends have other blogs to visit and cards to make.
Brody: Sure, Mom. I'll let you finish. I am just going to go over and steal Muffy's chew.
As for their "sickness", both puppies were diagnosed with "sinusitis" and possible allergies Monday. They were coughing and sneezing, with watery eyes and runny noses. They were shown in a very dusty dirt ring. That's all I need...two puppies allergic to dirt!
Since so many of you have asked in your emails to me, Brady the Boy had a wonderful recital Saturday evening! He was amazing. For those of you familiar with classical music, he played Concertpiece No. 1, Opus 11 by Brandt, all three movements of Kennan's Sonata for Trumpet and Piano, and Vivaldi's Concerto in C Major for Two Trumpets. I am supposed to receive a recording of his performance. If I can share a couple of excerpts with you, I certainly will. As for the Sense of Time card, he loved it. He sent it home with me to put in his room. I will be framing it for him.
And finally...don't forget to visit the Stampin' Up! Clearance Rack! The Grab Bags are fabulous! And remember, a $20 order qualifies you to purchase the Four Frames stamp set and Paisley Patterns Designer Series Paper. If you live in southeastern Iowa, western Illinois, or northeastern Missouri, contact me today to set up your workshop! A workshop of $350 earns you the Four Frames set and Paisley Prints for FREE!
So, getting back to the sneak peek...what do you think? Pearls or no pearls? Let me know in your comment today. And join me tomorrow for the full reveal. Until next time...