Monday, October 31, 2011

Scarecrows and Lions and Awards, Oh My

I had a group of kids trick or treating at my house tonight dressed as the characters from the Wizard of Oz.  Dorothy was so cute in her checked pinafore, the littlest one was the lion,  the tin man was made of silver sprayed boxes with a heart painted on, and the scarecrow looked just like my card.

I cut this little guy from Simply Charmed with his denim overalls and red shirt.  He's loving the hay (picture paper stack by DCWV) in the background.  I'm entering him in the challenge at Cooking With Cricut.

Susan at Cricut and Grasshopper sent me two blog awards.  I became a recent follower of hers and you might too, if you check out her blog. She said she was sending the awards to people who have fairly new blogs with few followers.   So thank you, Susan, for thinking of me. 

With the Butterfly award there are no rules attached but with the Versatile Blogger award there are a few rules.

1.) Thank the person who awarded you
2.) Tell 7 things about yourself that your readers may not know
3.) Award 7 other bloggers this award

I checked the other awardees and not one responded to Susan by thanking her or following the rules.  Now I must admit I usually consider these things in the same category as chain letters.  I want no part ot them.  So I'm going to compromise.  I'll thank Susan, which I did earlier in the post and will do on her blog,  and tell 7 things about myself, but I am not going to pass the awards on.  I don't think the Versatile Blogger Fairy will come and take my award away if I don't but if she does, so be it..   

Here are my seven things:

1. I live in the geographical center of the lower peninsula of Michigan. It says so in the park.  lol
2. I have helped side 10 houses, 1 garage and 1 church, in addition to putting on a steel roof.
3. I play FarmTown with my DIL every day.
4. I am a closet interior designer, having redone 4 houses in the last 20 years.
5. I collect owls, over 100 of various sizes, shapes, materials and uses.
6. I play hammered dulcimer.
7. I love old tools.  I have a number of old kitchen ones hanging on my kitchen soffit but the rest are packed away since we "down-sized" and I have no room to hang them.

Okay, I know that was much more than most of you wanted to know, but there you go.  To each his own.


  1. Very cute card. Thanks for playing with us at CWC. Smooches... Sous Chef Feli'

  2. Cute card, Bobby! Thanks for linking up at Cooking With Cricut this week.

    ~ Jen, CWC Design Team

  3. I am so glad you linked your cute scarecrow card with us at CWC. The background paper is perfect for this cute little scarecrow.

  4. So cute! How fun to be visited by the cast from the Wizard of Oz :) Thanks for joining us at Cooking with Cricut this week!

  5. Very adorable! Thanks for playing with us at Cooking with cricut this week!

    ~Court, CWC DT member

  6. adorable, thanks for playing at CWC!

  7. I just love how you used the straw background paper- genius! Great job! Thanks for joining us this week at Cooking with Cricut!
    Heather :)
    CWC DT

  8. Perfect background for your adorable scarecrow. Thanks for sharing at CWC.