Cows and Cards and Voting


Its Thursday and time for a Project 2011 update. Project 2011 is a meme hosted by Cate at Moments of Whimsy. She started it for us to chronicle our goals for 2011. Each week we update our progress in a blog post.  My goal was to be more crafty during the year.

My dad used to be a meat cutter and The Graphics Fairy had a cool image I could use on a card for him. A cow showing the different cuts of meat. I think he will find it amusing. I told Jenny that I wanted to add a bit of red food coloring for blood on the front. She thought that was tacky. Hence, the card remained blood free.
I also wanted to make some Artist Trading Cards, which I did. Mr. Bernie was a helper bee and cut the cards out for me. All I had to do was doll them up. I posted these for The Graphics Fairy Brag Monday. I had wanted to get them in the mail for swapping but they haven’t made it to the mail box yet.



My friend Michele from Living on Less loved the idea of these and made some this weekend. . She told me they are addicting little buggers to make.  She did a neat twist on them and added personal pictures. This picture was taken when Jenny and Michele came to visit me in Montana. Just because I can I’m posting a picture of the one she made.

TexaGermaNadian is in the running to be Blog of the Month over at For The Love of Blogs. She is a Texan who fell in love with a hockey player. They currently live in Germany while he plays for a German hockey team. You don’t even have to like hockey to like her blog. Her stories are sure to make you laugh. I just wanted to pimp that she was nominated and see if we could get her a few more votes. For The Love Of Blogs has a radio button you can click to vote for your favorite blog. It’s on the main page, right below the current blog of the month.I know she would appreciate the votes.

Speaking of For the Love Of Blogs, are you a member? It’s free to join and a great way to get your blog out there. They have blog hops,  promotions and so on. Read the rules and sign your own blog up to be part of the community. They also have a spot where you can nominate your favorite blog for the month. A great resource for bloggers.

Have a great day!

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  1. Those are adorable! On a separate note, when I tried to view your blog, i got a redirect to some facebook scam, not sure why. Had to hit the back button and then the stop button real quick to get here.

    • I’m not sure why either. I had a friend check the link out after you posted this and it worked fine for her.

  2. I'm following back from the hop! Sorry for such a late response


  3. Hi Bernie! I just landed on your blog, and I can't stop laughing at your blog header:) hi hi.. too funny! You're a genius. I am now following you thanks to Fab Friends Thursday Blog Hop, and it would be so nice if you could share the love back on my blog;)

    Also today we have the coolest blog hop there is… no rules just fun and would love you to join in with us at Boost My Blog Friday, where you can meet lots of friends and have a great time:) See you there!

    Happy Friday

    • Thank you. I'm glad you stopped by. Thank you for mentioning your blog hop. I ended up joining for Friday!!

  4. I love your header image….really! I am following you back from TTT and thanks for the compliment on my blog layout too. I really appreciate it. Have a great weekend.

  5. I couldn't find the post about the Blog Hop, so I am leaving my note here….

    BLOG HOPping around – I am now a follower of your blog, wont you also follow me?? ~KM

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  7. Congratulations on your progress!!

    I love what you’ve done!

  8. Your cards look great! I especially love the cow (er…bull? did we decide it's a bull?) one. I would have appreciated the touch of red for blood, but I understand that not everyone is as gross as me.

    Yay for plugging Tex! I voted!

  9. Thanks for joining the Fab Friends Thursday Blog Hop. I’m following back!

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  10. Umm, Bernie, that is not a cow. (Just saying since I spent a lot of time learning this stuff in college.) lol
    I love the cards.

  11. Congratulations on keeping at the cards…as you should, you make such pretty ones. I LOVE the trading card of the two little girls doing their laundry…so sweet. I happen to be a huge fan of the gingham pattern too. :D

  12. Love your cow card! And your ATCs. We are on the mend and hope to make some soon. At the latest will be Wednesday when we start our ATC activity at our homeschool resource center.

    I totally adore Michelle's ATC. What a clever idea!!

  13. I can't wait to trade cards with you, I am off to make a few more today just because I can. ;) umm thanks (?) for getting me hooked on them.

  14. That card you made for your dad reminds me of something my second daughter brought back from Argentina, which must be the beef capitol of the world or something like that. Anyway, my daughter's host mom sent with a gift for me. It was a cloth cylinder bag for storing plastic shopping bags. It was imprinted with the cuts of meat, much like the image you used on your cards. I couldn't bring myself to place this unappealing work of "art" in my kitchen. Nice thought, but…

  15. Yeah that blood thing might be a bit tacky, but really funny!

    I just featured TexaGermaNadian on my blog. She certainly does lead an interesting life with her hockey playing husband and I like her snark in her blog posts.

    I am following you from a hop, I would be delighted if you stopped by sometime. Heather From and Mommy Only Has Two Hands!

    • Thank you, Heather. I will need to tell Jenny that.
      She is a hoot. I enjoy the snark in her posts as well.
      Thanks for following and I should be stopping by later.

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