Monday, August 20, 2012


Bandit - It has been a quite day for me, but I was very tired after my trek to the scrap booking convention yesterday. 

Today, I have a card to share with you and 3 stories about raccoons. No, we don't have a pet raccoon, but my family seems to frequently have encounter with them.

I will start with the most recent encounter and I will save the best till last. 

My husband was on staff a Boy Scout camp this summer. I moved into a canvas tent that was built onto a platform. That evening when he returned to his tent, there was a bandit going through his things. He had to shoo it out, as it was in no hurry to leave.

That night as he was sleeping, the raccoon entered his tent multiply times. Needless to say, he did not get much sleep. Luckily, it was the end of his time there and he was able to come home and get a little more sleep.

This raccoon card is my ST project for Seems a Little Sketchy. Here is our sketch for this challenge.

For my card, I used  some travel Designer papers that I have had in my stash for a long time. I no longer remember who made it.

My image is part of the woodland set from My Grafico, who is our sponsor for this challenge. I colored the raccoon with Copics and added the little meadow.  I cut the image with a SB and added some square brads to it.

I added a small compass on the card. The vine, is a MS punch that I embossed with a CB folder then wrapped a thin cord around.

My second raccoon story happened to my DIL. She was camping with her family and forgot to take her camera inside the camper with her when she went to bed.

The next morning the camera was gone. She finally happened upon it on one of the trails. A racoon had chewed it up. Luckily for her, she had bought the warranty plan at the office supply store that she had bought it at. Her and my son are now a legend at that store. On a later visit to the store, an employee ran around to the other employees telling them that they were the raccoon people.

My sentiment is Hot Off the Press, punched with SU punches. The kiwi pearls are made using a Viva Decor pen. I love these and I have them in several colors. They can flatten depending on the surface that they are made on. I have a mat that was designed for the hot glue gun, but I always get a nicely formed flat back pearl with it, so that is what I use.

Now for my finial raccoon tale!  My husband, son and our German Shepard, Major went camping together. That night my husband was awaken by a scraping sound. He turned his flashlight to the area and there was a raccoon dragging the large plastic container that held Major's dog food. The container was sealed and had a handle on it. The raccoon had hooked his arm through the handle and was dragging it into the woods. When my husband flashed the light on him, the raccoon stopped for a moment, but then continued his work. Major normally is quite a barker, but he didn't utter a sound at this thief. My son had to run towards the raccoon and chase him off. I wish they would have video taped this. It must have been quite a sight.

Well, that is my raccoon stories, I hope you liked them and that you will join us in our sketch challenge at Seems A Little Sketchy!

Dutch Dare-Card Challenges #178 Furry Friends
4 Crafty Chicks #103 Circles
Totally Gorjuss #145 String
Color-me-classroom #50 Black in image
Pile it on Challenge #34 Critters


  1. A fabulous card, such a fun image and great colouring - your design and colours are stunning.

    Heather xx
    Thanks so much for joining us with the Simon Says Stamp challenge.

  2. Oh my goodness this is fabulous! I love these colors and the image you put in the circles is AWESOME!! Amazing coloring too. Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful inspiration at 4 Crafty Chicks.

  3. This is amazing! I love this little racoon and that added compass is perfect!

  4. Fab card and thanks for sharing at CRAFTY CATZ with our animal theme

  5. Super cute little one...thanks for playing our challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks, great job!

  6. Wow this is fabulous what a super card and image well done Hugs Elaine

  7. I just love this. The colours and layout are just perfect. Hope you are having a fab Tuesday. Hugs Desíre Doing Life Digistamps4Joy DT Member Tammys Scrapin Corner DT Member

  8. love that image! what a cute raccoon! Thanks for joining us this week at CraftyCatz. Kim x

  9. Adorable card and fabulous stories!!!


  10. what a cutie of a card love the image too fabulous work thank you for joining in with us all over at crafty Catz hugs sassyx

  11. This is just wonderful! I love the image and your attention to detail is fabulous! Thank you for joining us at CMC!
    Marie XX

  12. Bandit is really cute! I love how you colored him!
    Sandy, SALS Design Team
    sandy's crafty creations

  13. Amazing and cute designs! I really like them all keep sharing.

  14. Wow gorgeous card great image you've used and fabulous colouring too. Thanks for joining us at CMC this time. luv gina xx GDT

  15. Sweet card! Thank-you for participating in PILE IT ON challenge blog!Hope to see you again!