Saturday, March 12, 2016

Doggie Valentines

Office Doggie Valentines


I am a little late in posting this but...

My sweet husband Dan works for a great woman-owned company that allows it's workers to bring their pups to work with them! (How awesome is that???) Since the company is located in California and we live in Illinois AND since we don't have a dog....Dan doesn't get to join in the fun.

However, when Dan does get to go into the office he loves seeing all the different dogs. Each has a sweet personality and their own personal charms.

We thought it might be fun to make special little Valentines for each dog. We filled a bag with ridiculously small milk bones (we Non-dog owners have little experience with buying dog treats clearly). I created little open ended Sour Cream containers with little Valentine tags. 



And here is Ajax... A super smart Pup and handsome fella!






And Buck, who loves to carry his leash around the hallways...you know...just in case someone wants to take him for a walk Tee hee! I'd take him for a walk...right after I gave him a big hug!



And a little Cockapoo names Gracie..the only dog in the office that might appreciate such small little Valentine Treats LOL!


Here's my favorite Valentine, my husband Dan. 

And for a final Valentine thought...Dan sent his favorite girls some beautiful roses for Valentines Day! I think Pickles, (our only girl kitty who was once a stray) is thinking, " I have the best Daddy in the world". I totally agree with her!



I hope you make a special treat for someone you love!!





Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Mojo#438 Fear Not



Mojo# 438 - Fear Not


Time for another Mojo Monday Challenge! Great Sketch this week. Here it is:



My Take:


I just love the Birthday Bouquet Paper! This is one of the prettiest sets of paper Stampin' UP! has designed in my opinion.

 Hard to choose which one is a favorite! But this is my favorite:
I couldn't help but use it on this sketch. 


I really find comfort in the verse included in the Rose Wonder Stamp Set. So this card came together naturally for me. Of course, I had to add the gorgeous Pool Party ribbon which coordinates perfectly.





Rose Wonder Photopolymer Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

Here is a small close up of the paper. However, a close up shows my poor cutting job-oh well.



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Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Life Without Dogs-Mojo#436

Life without Dogs? I don't think so!


Today's card features my love of animals. I love all kinds of furry creatures...even dogs. (Crush does not look amused at my saying this).

My husband and I would love to have a fawn colored Great Dane some day. While on vacation  in Arkansas years ago, we came across a a massive stuffed Great Dane in a souvenir shop. The childhood part of our hearts couldn't resist purchasing him. Thus Belle (as we named her), is one giant stuffed Great Dane who keeps watch over the entry way to our home. Many guests have been startled by her. :)

Here is the Crush meeting Belle the first time:
He seems to be saying  "Fess up! Whose idea was this??"

Enough silliness-  on to this week's Mojo sketch:
http://mojomonday.blogspot.com/2016/02/mojo-monday-436.html  

And my Take on it:

 I had to omit one of the circles due to the size of the dog heads. But I think it still worked out!  While fussy cutting the ribbon on the bone from a Real Red stamping of the image, I began to question my own mental stability. However, I survived.
 I gussied up the inside a little with some left over pattern paper. I really like this years DSP stacks.

And finally, I had to share another photo of Belle and one of our other kitties named Bling. This photo was taken in our previous home in Indianapolis. Bling (he has extra digits on his two front paws making him polydactyl) felt brave enough to stand watch at night with his big friend by his side. Now during times of extreme danger (ie. someone other than Dan and I in the house) he can be find hiding inside my stamp cabinet upstairs. :) Shh...he is safe there because no one knows where he is!


Please come back again soon for more stamping inspiration!

Friday, February 12, 2016

Mojo Monday 434 Friend Card

Mojo Monday 434 Friend Card

Hi Stampers,
I finally made a new Mojo card. It is interesting to me that what I end up with, is usually different than what I have in my head starting out. That isn't a bad thing...just somewhat surprising.  For instance Garden Green is not something I reach for right off the bat, nor is stamping a heart in that color but...that is just where the process took me.
Here is this week's sketch. I struggled a bit with that top circle. I like the idea of it getting cut off the card... but not sure I chose the right paper. I am still working with pairing pattern papers. I wish I had taken a design class while in college.


Here is my take on the Sketch :

I ended up using the opposite side of the pattern papers once I had them cut. I kinda wish I had tried stamping the heart on Crumb Cake paper instead of white as well. That would have changed the second circle to the beige hearts I wanted to originally use. Didn't think of that till now....

One more detail:

I used one of the It's My Party Enamel Dots and then added a Rhinestone on top. Not sure how well this will make it through the mail but it is pretty in person.


My new crafting resolution of using the pretty accents (designer paper, enamel dots, etc) instead of collecting them seems to be working out.

Hope you enjoyed the card! All the products I used are listed down below. Click on one to go directly to my online store.

Monday, January 11, 2016

Saleabration Creation

Sky is the Limit Card

Hi all! Now that I have had a lengthy break it is time to get back to what I love! Crush was definately excited to see me back at my stamping desk. 

I decided to start the year with a card using a Limited time Saleabration set. Who doesn't love a free set? The Sky is the limit has a fun mix of images and words.

I chose a small design pattern paper from the new Have a Cuppa Designer Series paper stack (140567). The 6x6 size makes it perfect for card makers.


I chose to heat emboss the plane with White Embossing powder to give it a special touch. I also took a cue from the paper and added some red glitter hearts I punched using the owl builder. Every project has to have some bling in my opinion.

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