Monday, February 18, 2013

I'm a featured blogger today at Market Street Stamps!

Oh how fun to be featured!  I feel like I'm in the spotlight!  If you've come here from Market Street Stamps to hear the rest of the story, thank you so much!  And bear with me, there'll be a little repetition for those coming straight to my blog.

I made a card to send to the local veterinary clinic, thanking them for the great care they give to Sophie, the nursing home dog who happens to come home with me each night.  They give her free routine care, a break on all medications including heartworm, flea & tick, and whatever other medications she may need, and discounts on vet care when she gets ill.  I thought the sentiment on this card would be perfect to send them:
 

I cut the card out on the Silhouette using Echo Park cardstock, then masked the top of it, stamping the front of the card with the Market Street Stamp background stamp, "Hearts-a-Plenty" (retired) in a matching ink (Close to my Heart Outdoor Denim).  MSS has the best background stamps -- they are huge - and easy to stamp with!  Love them!  I own about every one they make.  Then, I used another background stamp,  "Houndstooth", and stamped on Echo Park cardstock using a contrasting ink, Close To My Heart cranberry. The dog, stamped using the MSS stamp set, "Pawprints on our Hearts", also uses Echo Park cardstock.  He is accessorized with stamps from the set.  A gold star from my stash finished the card.  Or so I thought. 

A couple evenings later, while eating supper, my husband asked, "What's Sophie got?" Well, evidently SHE didn't feel the card was complete.  She had taken it down from a shelf and left her signature on it.  When she got done, it looked like this:

Hmmm.  Well.  OK.  I looked at it for awhile and thought, "what the heck.  It's Sophie's card.  It's going to the vet clinic.  If anyone can understand and see the humor in it, it's them."  So, I mailed it.  With a bit of an explanation, of course.  I haven't been there since to know if they liked it.  Sophie obviously did.  You'll have to let me know which version you like best.  Mine?  or Sophie's?  I never did find the dog's collar, so she must have eaten it.  I guess she wasn't accessorized correctly!

And, I'm sharing one more project on the Market Street Stamps blog today.  It's been cold and snowy here in NW Wisconsin, so I made this snowman framed art.


He uses the Market Street Stamps "Joyful Snowman" stamp set and the beautiful "Flurries" background stamp.  I paper pieced the snowman, used a water brush and re-inkers on the hat, scarf, and nose.  I used the Flurries background stamp and stamped it several times, then layered them with some contrasting gray Close To My Heart cardstock inbetween layers.  I mounted it on a retired piece of CTMH designer paper and used a bow from 3 Girl Jam to finish it up.

I'm giving away some blog candy to celebrate my recent addition as a design team member to 3 Girl Jam, and to celebrate this guest designer day.  If you 'd like a chance to win, please follow my blog and leave a comment on today's post.  I'll choose the winner tomorrow.

Thanks so much for stopping by.  I'll be featured again at Market Street Stamps on March 8, so please come back then.

16 comments:

  1. LOL--Great card, Julie!!! I kinda like Sophie's version better, no offense! It's definitely got her paw of approval. :) I'll bet my socks that the vet will get a kick out of it!

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  2. I love your cards. I love how Sophie helped you out this week. I am quite taken by her distressed version of the card and her removal of the tail and accessories. Glad that you can see the humor in the situation and not using the excuse "the dog ate my homework" :)

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  3. Oh my goodness! Well, first, congratulations Julie! Second, the dog with the card just cracked me up! I had a dog who used to wreck my stuff and it was frustrating until I figured out she would do it when she couldn't find me. I think Sophie's touch is perfect for a vet clinic and I'm glad you mailed it like that, I'm sure they got a chuckle!

    Love your snowman art as well, he's very seasonal!

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  4. Congrats Julie!Love that heart background!

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  5. That is hilarious! Thanks for the laugh and I'll bet the vet got a good laugh as well. gwsharkcpa

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  6. Oh, that Sophie! Too funny! I'll bet the vet clinic people chortled when they read your explanation & proudly displayed it somewhere. Who doesn't love an interactive dog? :)

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  7. LOL...LOVE that you sent it with Sophie's touch! :D Congrats again on all your guest blogger, guest designer, DT accomplishments lately!!

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  8. Love the card for Sophie's vet! The chewed corner adds a bit of the "distressed" look!
    Congrats on your 3GJ DT spot too! I am already a follower here!
    DeniseB

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  9. Thank you so much for joining us today Julie!! I am giggling about the vet card - it couldn't be more perfect!! :)

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  10. That's hilarious! I think I might like Sophie's version better, although I wish she'd left the collar on, I liked it. ;) I like the Clifford-style of your dog image. I do like your snowman art, too -- I just don't fully appreciate the cold and snowy reason behind it. :P

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  11. You're like a crafting rock star these days, my friend. Totally great projects!

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  12. Hilarious! It seems like Sophie wanted to say thank you in her own way! The snowman is adorable! Congrats on your guest designer spot :) I will have to check out their stamps!

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  13. That's great Sophie wanted to put her touch on the card! I'd be tickled pink if I received this card.

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  14. Sophie was just signing it too. I like that a lot, it really adds the personal touch. Congrats on being the guest designer. You did a great job!

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  15. LOL! I love that Sophie added her signature to the card and I'll bet the vet staff loved it too! :) Give her a big ol' tummy rub for me!

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