Monday, May 19, 2008

My turtle...and a beach-n card!

I took a day of vacation today to get caught up on some things with the store and around the house. I decided to call Laurie sometime around mid morning to talk to her about a couple of things. While we were on the phone I walked out the back door onto the patio and saw this turtle in my swimming pool! We continued talking for quite some time. I was just certain that when I got off the phone the sucker would have somehow gotten out of there. Nope....he/she COULD NOT get out! Be sure to click on the photo to see a close up. Is that thing big, hairy and ugly? Or am I still just freaked out???

About 3 hours later, I could no longer stand it! I really wanted to call someone to come get it out for me. But on the other hand, I didn't want my male friends to think I'm a wimp. Any one of the guys from my office would have come right over, and I know that. I just didn't want to give them the satisfaction. (Sometimes being single and independent just sucks!) So.....I finally mustered all my courage and used the net to fish the darned thing out of there. It never occurred to me that it would have such sharp claws. You can see the pool net that his claws completely shredded. Guess I will go buy a new one this weekend, huh?

The turtle was probably as frightened as I was. I slung him out of the pool into the back yard. I'm not lookin' for him, and he's probably not looking for me either. LOL!
Onto the card....the real reason you stopped by anyway...right?

This card was made by my friend (and stamp rep) Debbie Gunion. She represents quite a few companies I buy from, and we've been friends for many years now. I LOVE it when she makes card samples and sends them to me!

All stamps are from Stampendous, and are in the store. The palm trees stamp is Summer Palms , and the sun is Sun Dots . The chair is called Little Lounge .

Of course, I know you all recognize the Changito Pool Guy . Isn't he adorable? And the sentiment is Beach-N-Birthday .
The latter part of my day was adding new inventory to the store. The UPS guy was good to me today. :-) I've restocked all the Basic Grey paper pads, and added their incredible Precision File Set .

Also new...stamps AND paper from Inque Boutique . I am really excited about their fabulous new 6 x 6 paper pads!

I also have new 8 x 8 paper pads from Cosmo Cricket .

There is much, much more....and lots of other things on the way. But this post has been much too long, and it's my dinner time. LOL!

Thanks so much for stopping by. I do so appreciate each and every one of you!


Basement Stamper said...

Beautiful card, I love the coloring of it and these images are so cute! I love Changito!

Kurtis said...

Hopefully that turtle doesn't find his way back to your pool. :)

We've had a couple snapping turtles by our house - that can be annoying...

Lovely card by the way!!

Kris H said...

I think this Changito stamp is adorable!!!! So cute... and appropriate for the day you had.

We only find HUGE bull frogs, snakes and crawfish in our pool. Just takes one crawfish caught in the pool cleaner and we're off to buy a new $20 mesh bag. They are wicked creatures.

Darce Roberts said...

YUCK!!! That thing is NASTY...I mean the turtle, not the card of course! LOL

Will you be getting in all the new Inque Boutique sets?

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

Glad you were able to take care of the turtle! :) I ADORE this card! I LOVE that Changito. . .so cute!

Sara :) said...

OMGoodness! I LOVE your trutle story! I keep invisioning you slinging that thing out of the pool, HAHAHAHA!! I know if it were me my next step would have been a big EEEEWWWWWWW...then I'd have to shake it off and RUN inside!!!!!! GrrrrOOOOOOsssss!

Anonymous said...

YUCKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK!!! That is the grossest turtle I have ever seen. I would have freaked a little too!!! Great card too!

Susan (rainy) said...

What an adventure to hopefully never have again!

Your card is wonderful. Your composition with the sun and trees and chair images are fabulous.

Charlene Austin (Willow01) said...

I would so be freaked out by the turtle too. My friend has a 60lb land turtle and it scares me just to be near her house let alone inside with it. LOL!