Housewarming Birds


Just in time for many upcoming family and friendly get-togethers, the Splitcoast Tutorial this week is Bagalopes. Here’s the sample that I put together with those oh-so-Pretty Birds by Kim Hughes. You can check the tutorial out in this week’s Weekling Inkling. (I am pre-posting, so I’ll have to add a link later today.) They are so quick and easy! This one will end up holding a candle. Isn’t that the standard issue housewarming gift?

I’m off to do that job called, Domestic Engineer…you know the one where you shuffle children to the dentist, pick up a mountain of fundraiser stuff that no one really wanted to buy in the first place, deliver it all because you don’t have freezer space, take 8 loads of clean, wet laundry to the laundromat because your dryer is broken, pick up and deliver meat tray and rolls for the PTO Teacher Appreciation lunch, dinner at church and Girls in Action activities…oh yeah, DH is travelling..forgot about trash day and taking care of his dog…let’s see if I can squeeze a Route 44 Diet Vanilla Coke ~ easy ice in there somewhere. WHew…it’s too early in the day to be this tired.


  • Stamps: Pretty Birds by Kim Hughes and Paisley Bandana Backgrounder – both by Cornish Heritage Farms

  • CS: 9×12 White Catalog Envelope, Ballet Blue, Celery, Chocolate Chip and Curious Iridescent White (Shimmery from

  • Ink: Palette Burnt Umber and various dyes for watercoloring

  • Accs: Nestabilities, Glitter, aquapainter


10 responses to “Housewarming Birds

  1. Sheesh you’re busy! The worst part of being a domestic engineer is you never get a day off! Kudos to you for your hard work.

    I love the card!

  2. This is too cute! I love it!

  3. Adorable bag, Lori — love those stamps! Great job with the tutorial. I’m going to bed now — you’ve made me tired by just reading about your day, LOL!

  4. Loved this when I saw it on the CHF gallery, Lori. Will have to check out SCS for the tutorial. Just love the way you’ve combined the stamps here – fantastic job!

  5. i can always find time for a diet vanilla coke. lol.

    love the bag, very cute!

  6. YOU are one busy woman! I love your bagalope! I haven’t made one of these since one of your stamp camps! Sounds like fun! Yours is SO cute, BTW!

  7. Hi Lori,

    I read your blog all the time but seldom leave a message. I wanted you to know I’ve ‘tagged’ you on my blog!

  8. You busy girl, you! I love your bag-a-lope! So sweet!!

  9. Awesome tutorial, darlin’ friend! And I LOVE your sample! Those birdies just tickle me all over!
    Uhhhm … Lori, dear … You are wearin’ me OUT!!!


  10. Thanks for the tutorial Lori – great job. I don’t have a SCS gallery so I’ve added my bagalope attempt to my blog if you’re interested in seeing your influence! :o)

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