Sunday, August 24, 2008

Speedy delivery!!

Sometimes the Post Office surprises me. I mailed this puppy card to my friend Cris on Friday, & she received it yesterday already!! Now, she does live in the same county, so that's the way it *should* be. But I've had mail going across town take more than a week!!

Anyway, Cris got a black lab puppy a couple of weeks ago so I HAD to make her a card for the occasion. Seems having a puppy is a lot like having a baby ~~ getting up at night to let it out, putting up baby gates to keep it out of trouble, & taking it *everywhere* to show it off!! I've only seen pictures of "Lola", but I hope to meet her soon!!


I used one of my very favorite images from Whipper Snapper, Spunky Pup. It's a small image but I do seem to get a lot of use out of him!! I stamped him onto Cryogen shimmery white paper (I prefer this over SU's shimmer paper ~~ the shimmer is a bit more subtle) & colored him with my Prisma pencils & Gamsol. The papers are from a K&Company paper pad I picked up at Michael's a couple of months ago. The circle/scalloped circles were all created with my Nestabilites. I added some of my favorite Offray dotted ribbon, a bone button I had in my stash, & finished with some faux stitching. Oh, how I would LOVE to learn how to operate a sewing machine! The last time I operated one was in middle school, in Home Economics class, in the year 19-none-of-your-business. I'm pretty sure they've changed since then, but unless it comes with an elf who can operate it for me, I'm out of luck. Those who can't sew, faux sew!! I added a bit of Crystal Effects to his cute little nose & sent him off to his new home!!!! I know I've seen this layout before, but I can't remember where. I hate when that happens. I just look at too many galleries & blogs to remember exactly what I've seen where! Thanks to ALL of you for your inspiration!

Hope you had a pleasant Sunday!! It was so gorgeous here ~~ sunny & perfect temps. We were outside most of the day & I even got a bit of gardening done! My asters are close to opening, & my mums are getting buds, which means fall is just around the corner!! I *heart* fall, but then another Wisconsin winter follows very quickly. And after LAST winter, I'm not sure I'll ever be ready for that!!!!

15 comments:

Amy Sheffer said...

Oh my goodness, this is sooooo cute!! I love the little bone embellishment. Fantastic layout and coloring!

angeljakki said...

This is lovely, love the colours you have used.

Tammi said...

Awww...so adorable Michelle!! Great layout, I might have to try that one too!

Niki Estes said...

He's so cute, Michelle!

This Place is a Disaster! said...

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Andrea said...

Oh wow, great card.
xAndrea

The Broken Man said...

Very pretty card!

The Broken man

Heavenly Blessed said...

cute card!! Also, wanted to let you know you won an award, check out my blog :)

Tori Wild said...

SOOOO cute--- and I know what you mean about drooling over baby girls-- I have a 3 and 5 year old boy and THEN had my baby girl. I went a little pink crazy with her!! Thanks for leaving me a comment-- I added you to my blog list too! I love all of your coloring and designs!

Amy said...

He is adorable Michelle! I love the whole card... I was actually admiring how great your sewing was then I read it was faux... that is pretty convincing faux sewing! What nesties did you use on your card? I got the cirlce ones in the mail today (small) and the scallops are so small and there are millions all around the outside... I am sure they aren't the right ones.

KAT said...

Adorable - love the puppy image, dog brad and the layout!!!

kerianne said...

You are super talented!!! This is a great card!

paulssandy said...

I am loving your blog and your cards! You make such wonderful ones. This one especially captured my heart!

Amy said...

Hi Michelle
Thanks for letting me know about the petite and classic nesties! I had no idea there were different types!! The pictures on websites always look the same to me! I think I have ordered the right ones this time!
Amy

~Michelle~ said...

oh, I *SO* love this Michelle!! That stamp is adorable and I love your color combo and layout. The little bone embellie is adorable too.....great card!

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