Monday, July 21, 2014

Ohio State Fair Llama Show and Silent Auction!


How many years have we been attending the Ohio State Fair Llama Show… I’ve lost track, but we’ve taken a lot of kids and animals over and had a BLAST each and every time!

This year was no exception! Five of the six kids went, 4 llamas and 1 alpaca….and boy, did Los Llameros kick some booty! All the kids placed in their Youth classes and 4 of them showed in Halter classes against adults!!

Leah did Costume class with her brother’s llama, Lady. Ben’s llama, Rainey, was used by his little sister, Jorden (a Cloverbud in another club). Rainey had tried her costume on a couple of times, which unfortunately needed some fine tuning to keep it in place (we found out AT the show!). Lady was introduced to her costume about 30 minutes BEFORE the class… Oh boy… that was a rodeo!!! More on that in a few…


Here is Jorden the Clown and Rainey… a table complete with birthday presents and cake!


Oops… we’re starting to slip a bit!



Jorden offers words of comfort!
All in all, Rainey did very well for never being in this type of atmosphere before! Too cute!! Here is a video

Now, enter Leah and Lady…..who wasn’t too sure about that THING following her!!!



Note the lights and silver tree skirt are evenly placed! For the full effect you’ll have to watch the video!



By this time the sled was removed and in the bleachers… this look from Lady is telling me“Don’t EVER let them put that THING behind me again!!!”
Here is the video…

Everyone was fine! It looks worse than it was!

Ooh the FUN!!!!

So, Friday is more fun activities with the bulk of showing on Saturday. The kids did do Youth Judging on Friday afternoon in a huge group of youth! All placed too!! Woohoo!!

I only got one pic of Lleaping Llama from Friday night, Johnathan and Tobi.


On Saturday, we start bright and early with the Opening Ceremony. All the kids had spent the night and by the looks on some faces, I think they’d still like to be in bed!




We started with Youth Showmanship. All the work we’ve done paid off. The kids really were paying attention! LOL!





Benjamin 191 placed 2nd, Gabriel 192 placed 1st! Both did a great job!!



Love this of Tobi kissing up to the judge in Intermediate Showmanship! Unfortunately it didn’t work.

We have a Silent Auction to help with miscellaneous expenses. This year I thought I’d put in some canned items…spruced up a bit!

Our Daily Bread designs

Our Daily Bread designs

ODBD Blue Ribbon Winner was perfect for this quart pickled jalapenos!

Our Daily Bread designs

Our Daily Bread designs

I love how my jar of jam turned out! Pennants die with Pennant Swag Alphabet and Blushing Rose Collection for my label! On top I had fun with Asters and Leaves, Zinnia and Leaves, Zinnia.

Our Daily Bread designs

Our Daily Bread designs

We raised well over $600!!! Woohoo!!

Obstacle classes are always fun!!


Trevor with his year old Alpaca who wasn’t too sure about these hanging bottles! They placed in 3 classes!




Johnathan and Tobi did well, they were one of the ones in a halter class showing against adults and placed!


First time for this girl to be in a show, no problem with Ben at the end of the lead!




Well done!! Woohoo!!! Ben also showed in Halter and placed!


The pack is put on before they enter the ring, but the kids have to put the gunny sacks over the pack! Hmmm, says Lady!






Gabriel placed 4th in Jr Trail Pack! He also showed in Halter and placed!


This was Leah’s and her Llama, Honey’s first show!




They must have been a good team…


Leah and Honey were Jr Performance Reserve Grand Champion! Awesome!!

Now we’re on our down time before we gear up for our county fair!!! Whew! It’s like being in the eye of a tornado…then BAM… it’s a WEEK at fair! Oh Boy!

Thanks for stopping by!!


Friday, July 18, 2014

Taking a Look Back at the ODBD July Release!

Our Daily Bread designs

Welcome to the “looking back at the July ODBD release” post! I just can’t get over the clever, unique ways this team has thought to use all these cool pennants and banners! Amazing!!

You can also read about this awesome release on the ODBD blog.

These are what I used (from July) for my sample today

Our Daily Bread designs

Our Daily Bread designs






I used a ton of wonderful ODBD on this! Did you know Our Daily Bread designs has pre-cut and scored Fun and Fancy Fold Cards sets?!! Well, you do now! This is the Double Display Card.

Our Daily Bread designs

Pretty self explanatory… I used Sentiments Collection 2, Scripture Series 3, Heart and Soul Collection, Pennants Die, Vintage Labels die, Vintage Flourish Pattern die, and Ornate Hearts die. Ink is Colorbox Chalk Rouge.

Here it is closed

Our Daily Bread designs

For much more inspiration, see what the rest of the breadsticks created just for YOU!

Julie * Grace * Lori * Cathy * Chris  Sandy * Paula * Wanda 
Silke * Stacy * Angie

And, don’t forget, you still have time to get in on the clearance sale going on now!! Check it out here.

Thanks for stopping by!


Wednesday, July 9, 2014

After the Storm….a Great Time for Pictures and a Card!

I complain about the mud, yes, I hate it, but a good rain brings beauty too. In between downpours yesterday I had to step out and get some pics! I didn’t get too far as it started to spit again while I was madly snapping, but I did manage to get a few of this lily and the hostas.

I saw this quote on Facebook

I also did this card with a new image from Sassy Cheryl’s, Riding the Rapids. How fun, now I have a boy and a girl kayaker for those special people in my life!

Sassy Cheryl's Stamps, Our Daily Bread designs

Noah and his kayak are colored with Copics. I used a negative piece leftover from Memory Box Grassland Border and Puffy Clouds that turned into rocks!

I air brushed the sky then took white acrylic paint thinned with a little water, and using my finger made some clouds.

Sassy Cheryl's Stamps, Our Daily Bread designs

The sentiment is from Iris by ODBD.

Sassy Cheryl's Stamps, Our Daily Bread designs

Posts are scarce these days…it’s my busy time of year! 4H is in full swing with State Fair next week and County Fair not long after! Whew! Next will be the garden exploding with goodness!

Take time to enjoy the moments after a good rain…

Thanks for stopping by!