Sunday, November 8, 2009

Gone to the Dogs

As a family, we've always loved dogs. A definite preference for bigger rather than smaller, but dogs in general. Until last fall, we had been dogless since the spring of 2006. My husband took pity on me when the youngest child went to college and got me Emma, a German Shepherd. She's now 15 months old and until recently was the center of the universe. Just ask her. Now, suddenly and happily, we're a family of dogs! Nigel the wonder Corgi joined a little over a month ago and Colby, the Australian Cattle dog puppy just last week. This card is for them from Emma. She helped. And if you haven't had a German shepherd help you carry stuff out a screen door while you're on crutches, believe me, you haven't had help!

I used the Color Throwdown Challenge #67 and Mojo Monday sketch #111 for the design. Here's Emma's card:

Best part? I WON these stamps! Earlier I posted a card with stamps I won from Papercraft's blog . This set was included. And at that time, we didn't have a dog with a patch or a mask in the family. The stamps are from a set called Cosmo Pups from Gel a tins. And they come in a nifty tin too! BUT WAIT! There's more! Stamps that is. (And I'll use them another time). The papers used are from the Wild Saffron die cut mat pad from K&Company. Those pads are a nice way to get variations in papers if you're a cardmaker and not a scrapper.I made the collar embellishment and used some open holed brads that look like eyelets.

Hope you've had time to enjoy your family dogs lately! 


  1. I am DELIGHTED that your card enlarged when I clicked on it: I HAD to get a closer look! WHAT A WONDERFUL JOB! Holy HAPPY PUPS! This is SUCH an adorable interpretation of the CTD colors! I'm just dizzy with puppy-lovin', happy camper/stamper/ card crafter FABULOUSNESS! You ARE wonderful - WHAT A GREAT JOB! Thank you SO much for this awesome share!

  2. Oh how Cuuuute! I love what you did with the CTD colors :) TFS I enjoyed my fur babies today! :)

  3. Oh my stars, that is TOO CUTE! LOVE the collar in the corner, and your story of your furry friends! We're a dog-lovin' family too, but only 1 at a time, thankyouverymuch! LOL Thanks for playing the Throwdown!

  4. What a completely and utterly adorable card!! Love it!

  5. Hahaha! This is a stinkin' cute card!! We have Cyrus the Wonder Dog! There is a picture of him on my blog!!! I love furry friends!!!

    Lesley :)

  6. Oh, goodness, GRACIOUS! I'm so glad this lovely work was acknowledged! I simply had to come back and say CONGRATULATIONS on your acknowledgment by the CTD gals! Awesome!