Friday, August 17, 2018

Hope your birthday is Dino-rrific! a Friday Freebie from Bugaboo!

It's Friday, and that in itself is dino-rrific!  It's Friday Freebie at Bugaboo Stamps which notches the day up a level.  Add in that today's freebie is super cute, and you've got one wonderful Friday on your hands!

Here's my creation with today's Friday Freebie from Bugaboo Stamps:



I colored this super cute dinosaur with Copic markers, making him both lime green and violet because, well, I think dinosaurs probably were, right?!?  Who really knows?  Then, I added a fun gingham paper from We Are 3 Digital Shop, paired it with my own sentiment, and voila!  My fun birthday card is complete.  Oh, and I think dinosaurs just might have painted their toenails pink, too.  Again, who really knows?  Revlon should study this, perhaps!



Check out the awesome Catch the Bug blog for great inspiration on today's freebie, challenges, Oldies but Goodies, and more ideas than you can imagine!  There's also the Bugaboo Stamps Fan Club Facebook Group to check out for more fun, inspiration and news.

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
Crafty Sentiments Challenges -- animals
Outlawz Festive Friday -- Birthday
2 Crafty Critter Crazies Challenge -- ATG with a Critter

What's New with You? for QKR Stampede

It's Friday!  Friday, Friday, Friday!  That means it's time for a new challenge at QKR Stampede Challenge Blog. The challenges are Anything Goes, all the time!

This week, I used the digi News (Q-digi7604) to create this: 



I colored the News digi with Copic markers, then fussy cut it.  I backed it with a piece of black card stock for contrast.  

The designer paper behind the centipede is from We Are 3 Digital Shop.  It is one of the papers from the Watercolor Batik paper collection

The sentiment was computer generated.  The circles are a die.

I hope you can join us this week at QKR Stampede Challenge Blog for our Anything Goes challenge this week.  I'd love to see what you create, and we've got great digis you can win (like this one!)

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
AUD Sentiment -- ATG with a sentiment
Word Art Wednesday -- ATG
Polkadoodles -- ATG

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Birthday Boy -- for Sasayaki Glitter

It's time for a bit of mid-challenge inspiration at Sasayaki Glitter Challenge Blog. The theme this month is "male".  Naz has some adorable male images in the Sasayaki Glitter Etsy store.  Check them out here!

For today's inspiration, I used the Sasayaki Glitter image, Benny (image #148) to create this:



I colored Benny with Copic markers.  Doesn't he have the most mischievous expression on his face?

Papers on this card are from We Are 3 Digital Shop.  I used the Roses Are Red paper collection. 

The Happy Birthday sentiment is a die that I cut.  It is from Diamond Press.  The stitched oval dies are from Spellbinders dies. 

I hope you find time to still join in on the Sasayaki Glitter "Male" challenge.  It will run until September 2, so there's still plenty of time to link up!  Have fun coloring!

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
Outlawz Monday Greetings -- Kids
Craft Rocket Challenges -- ATG

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

For My Friend -- and DigiStamps4Joy Challenge Blog

August 15 -- I can't believe how fast August is going! The days aren't getting cooler yet (I wish!), but they sure are getting shorter.  Signs of Autumn are creeping up on us.  When I'm out and about, I keep seeing sunflowers, and I just love them!  They inspired me to create this card for some mid-challenge inspiration at DigiStamps4Joy.



Our optional theme this time is an easy one -- add a sentiment.  I almost always add a sentiment to my cards, so this was an easy one!  
This card uses the digi, Sunflower (jl875), colored with Copic markers, then fussy cut.

The sunflower designer paper behind the image, and the sentiment, are both from the New Releases this month at We Are 3 Digital Shop.  The paper is one of the papers from the Sunflower paper collection. The sentiment is from the Itty Bitty Birthday Sentiment Collection

A little Timeless Twine finishes off the card. 

The challenge at DigiStamps4Joy is Anything Goes with an optional Add a Sentiment or greeting.  It goes until August 31, so you still have plenty of time to enter, and there are great prizes to win -- like this awesome Sunflower digi! 

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
D.L. Art -- August Linky Party
DigiChoosday -- ATG
Outlawz Saturday Paper ala Mode -- Summer

Monday, August 13, 2018

Puppy Love -- a New Release at We Are 3 Digital Shop

If you know me at all, you know I love dogs, so when Bonnie at We Are 3 Digital Shop released a new paper collection this month, Dog Love, I knew I'd love it!  Here's a little card I created with it to use for a thank you for a gift I got for my new pup: 



I used the treat paper from the collection, and found this card in the Silhouette Design Store to cut out.  



Speaking of puppy love, I have a new pup, Winter.  He has a best friend, Roger.  Here's the 2 of them together.


They are 4 days apart in age, and fairly closely matched in size, so they have so much fun playing together.  Plus, they are very tired out after, so they take long naps, and the puppy parents are happy about that! 

Dog Love -- check out this new release, and the other fantastic new releases in the We Are 3 Digital Shop

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
Sunny Day Crafting - Animals 
D.L. Art -- August Linky Party
2 Crafty Critter Crazies -- Anything with a Critter


Sunday, August 12, 2018

Peekaboo Angel -- a DigiStamps4Joy New Release

It seems like it's been awhile, but it is New Release Sunday at DigiStamps4Joy.  There are 4 new releases today.  I decided to have a play with one of the New Releases, Peekaboo Angel, by Jen Leeflang.



I used pinks and blues for this beautiful Peekaboo Angel, colored with Copic markers.  

The designer paper framing her is from We Are 3 Digital Shop.  It is from the Summer Butterflies paper collection.  The "Fabulous" sentiment is a word die from Crafter's Companion.  The stitched frame die is from Craftin' Desert Divas. 

I hope you check out all the great inspiration from the DigiStamps4Joy design team for today's new releases, then do some shopping in the DigiStamps4Joy shop. Then, check out the DigiStamps4Joy Facebook group, too!

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
D.L. Art -- August Linky Party 
BBB Challenges -- Use a Digital Image
Happy Little Stampers -- ATG with Dies (CAS)
Stars Stampz -- Things with Wings

Saturday, August 11, 2018

Pineapple Panda Hello -- for Kitty Bee Designs

I'm on the Kitty Bee Designs blog today, for my designer spotlight.    I am sharing an adorable panda called Pineapple Panda II:


I colored the Pineapple Panda II twice, fussy cut it once, and mounted one on top of the other for depth.  I found some tropical colored papers to bring out the colors of the pineapple in the panda.

Papers on this card are from We Are 3.  They are the Tropical Delights digital papers and the Tropical Snapshots transparent windows. 

There are so many cute pandas and other adorable images in the Kitty Bee Designs Etsy shop.  Make sure and check it out here.

Join the Aloha Friday Challenges, too.  They are every other Friday, with wonderful prizes from our generous sponsors! 

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
A Perfect Time to Craft  -- ATG
D.L. Art --  August Linky Party
That's Crafty Challenge -- Animal Magic
Sunny Day Crafting -- Animals

Friday, August 10, 2018

Hedgie with Sunflowers - for Di's Digi Designs Challenges

I love this time of year, with the seasons starting to change a bit, and the sunflowers ripening where I live.  I love how they turn their faces to the sun each day and follow the sun's orbit.  They are such happy flowers!  They were the inspiration behind today's day, created for the "2 or more patterned papers" challenge that starts today at Di's Digi Designs Challenges.  The challenge will run for the next 2 weeks!



The image on this card is Sunflowers for Hedgy.  This is the black & white version, but it is also available in a colored version. 

I colored Sunflowers for Hedgy with Copic markers, then cut out the card base on my Silhouette Cameo 3, using a file from Pretty Paper Pretty Ribbons.  The papers are from We Are 3.  They are the Crisp Autumn digital papers. 



I hope you can join us the next 2 weeks at Di's Digi Designs Challenges for our "2 or more patterned papers" challenge.  I don't know about you, but I love to play with papers.  What better excuse do you need? 

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
Creative Knockouts Challenges -- Fancy Folds (2 of 2)
2 Crafty Critter Crazies -- ATG with a Critter
EllieBelle's Crafty Wednesday -- Feature a Creature
A Bit More Time to Craft -- ATG
TTCRD -- ATG

I Love Books! for Aloha Friday Challenges

It's time for a little mid-challenge inspiration over on the Aloha Friday Challenge Blog. Our theme for this challenge (which runs until through Thursday, August 16) is Books.  This can be an image of a book, a book title, or a quote from a book.

One of our wonderful sponsors this challenge is Sasayaki Glitter Digital Stamps.  I had the grand opportunity to color up this fun image:



This is Amy Loves Books, colored with Copic markers.  She just seemed to want to be on a bookmark, so that's what I created.  The sentiment was a freebie last week at Bugaboo Stamps

Link up with us at Aloha Friday Challenges for our Books theme.  I'd love to see what you create! 

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
Polkadoodle Craft Challenge -- ATG
Lemon Shortbread Challenge -- ATG
PDE Linky Party -- ATG
Words to Crafty By -- School

Even Pigs Love a Vacation! for Bugaboo Stamps

It's Friday, and the only thing that's better than Friday is Friday Freebie at Bugaboo Stamps! Yes! Every Friday, you'll find a new freebie for your coloring enjoyment!  Color it up and enter it in a challenge at Catch the Bug Challenges.  Win more Bugaboo Stamps! But buy some, too.  There's tons of great ones you HAVE to have!  

Today's freebie is called Pig Vacation:



The way I see it, everyone loves a vacation -- even pigs!  This pig is ready for his vacation in the tropics, complete with tropical shirt and Mai Tai with drink umbrella.  Life is good for this little piggy!

I colored Piggy Vacation with Copic markers, then used a center step card die from Sizzix to create the card.  Papers on the card are from We Are 3 Digital Shop.  It is the Tropical Delight paper collection. 



I hope you have a chance to grab Pig Vacation from the Bugaboo Stamps store, and get it colored up.  It was so much fun to create with!  I sure am enjoying my time as a guest designer with Catch the Bug!

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
Word Art Wednesday -- ATG
As You Like it Challenges -- Fur or Feathers (Definitely prefer fur!)
Creative Knockouts -- Fancy Folds
The Crafter's Cafe -- Travel/Leisure

Bee Adorable -- for QKR Stampede

It's Fri-Yay!  I love Fridays -- it means it's start of a new challenge at QKR Stampede. Every Friday, a new challenge.  Every Friday, Anything Goes!

This week, I'm in a Bee Happy sort of mood.  I colored up this QKR Stampede bee image called Bumble Bee (Q-digi14017) and created this: 



I colored Bumble Bee with Copic markers.  The papers and sentiment on this card are both new releases this month at We Are 3 Digital Shop.




I hope you can join us this week at QKR Stampede Challenge Blog.  I'd love to see what you make, and we've got wonderful prizes you can win -- like this cute digi!  

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
D.L. Art -- August Linky Party
D.L. Art Thankful Thursday -- Summer
Craft Rocket Challenges -- ATG

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Party Chicken -- for Kinda Cute by Patricia Alvarez

It's my party!  I have a delightful image and card to share with you today, using a Kinda Cute by Patricia Alvarez image.  The digi is called Party Chicken. Here's my card using it:



I colored Party Chicken with Copic markers, then combined papers, stickers, and twine from a couple of old, old collections to create this card.  This chick is ready to party!

I hope you check out Patricia's blog to see her other digis and her really fantastic coloring!  She is truly an artist!  You'll find it here!  Also check out the Kinda Cute by Patricia Alvarez Facebook group for a monthly challenge, more inspiration, and other great news and fun. 

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
Outlawz Festive Fridays -- birthday
Crafty Sentiments Designs -- ATG
DigiChoosday -- ATG
Lemon Shortbread Challenge -- ATG


Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Birthday Kitty -- a New Release at Bugaboo Stamps

It's New Release day at Bugaboo Stamps today, and I got a chance to get inky with this one!
Tuesdays are always exciting at Bugaboo Stamps, and today is no exception -- it's New Release Day!  This new release is called simply Cat Silhouette, but there's nothing simple about it.  It has a world of possibilities!  Here's what I did with it:



I had lots of different ideas swirling around for this Cat Silhouette, but in the end, I decided to get out my distress oxide inks and play with them.  I made the blue background with 3 different colors of distress oxide inks, then colored the Cat Silhouette with 2 shades of pink/red distress oxide inks, fussy cutting her out.  I have a sister-in-law who's a real cat lover, so I made this card for her for her birthday.  A matching crinkle ribbon finished off the card.

You'll find other ideas for how to use this Cat Silhouette New Release on the Catch the Bug blog today.  Check it out! Then come back tomorrow for more inspiration, and the next day, and the next...you get the idea!

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
The Outlawz  Festive Fridays - Birthday
Show Us Your Pussies challenge -- Anything cat goes
D.L. Art -- August Linky Party
Less Is More -- Pets

Monday, August 6, 2018

Dog Love -- a New Release at We Are 3 Digital Shop

Dog Love.  Even the name of the New Release from We Are 3 is enough to make me know it's gonna be good!  Anything to do with dogs, and I'm more than likely going to love it!  This month's new release from We Are 3 Digital Shop, Dog Love, is named appropriately!

Today, I have a 3D project to share with you, using the new Dog Love papers.  

Here's view 1 of the treat bag:



I printed the papers as large as I could get them on an 8 1/2 x 11 piece of paper (so, slightly larger than 8x8).  I used a Lawn Fawn treat bag die and 2 pieces of the Dog Love bone treat paper to create the bag itself.  Then, I printed a piece of the Pup with Hat paper, printing this piece at about 4x4.  I cut out the dog from the paper, and adhered it to the bag.  All that was left was to add some decorative ribbons, and I had the perfect treat bag for a dog loving friend or family member. 



Since we're talking Dog Love, I thought it would be appropriate to include a recent picture of my new puppy, Winter.  I call him the fern-minator, as he likes to destroy my ferns.


Who couldn't love that face, right?  He's 9 weeks old now and a bundle of love and energy.

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
Angie's digital Stamps -- Anything But a Card
Elliebelle's Crafty Wednesday -- Feature a Creature
D.L. Art -- August Linky Party
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends -- ATG
2 Crafty Critter Crazies -- ATG with a Critter

Sunday, August 5, 2018

So Cute! for the Scrapbook Stamp Society

Greetings, fellow crafters.  I am on the Scrapbook Stamp Society Blog today, with an adorable My Besties image.  We're a few days into a new month already.  Where is the summer going?

I have a delightful Fall image to share with you today. Lil' Rosie (image 744):


Isn't she as sweet as can be?  I colored Lil' Rosie with Copic markers, then constructed the card with a Fall theme.  The sunflowers are beginning to bloom where I live, and I love watching their faces follow the sun through the corse of the day.  They are so beautiful just like Lil' Rosie!



You will find Lil' Rosie and many, many more wonderful My Besties images in the My Besties Shop. There's also Print and Cut, digital papers, card kits, clear stamps, pre-colored digs, and so much more!

Papers on this card are from We are 3 Digital Shop.   They are part of the new August release -- Sunflower digital papers.  The sentiment, also from We are 3, is from the new Bee Buzz release.

Check out the My Besties Creative Craft Club for tons of inspiration, insider info on new releases, sales, and lots of fun!



I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
D.L. Art -- August Linky Party
Scrapbook Stamp Society Challenge Blog -- ATG
My Besties Aussie Challenge -- ATG
My Besties International -- ATG
My Besties Dutch -- ATG
My Besties Scandinavian -- ATG
Color It Create It Show it Off -- ATG
My Besties Spanish -- ATG
My Besties 3D and More --ATG

Friday, August 3, 2018

I Love Books! -- Guest Designing at Catch the Bug!

Woooooohoooooo!   Hooooo!    I'm guest designing for the next several months for Bugaboo Stamps!  The very first digital stamps I ever bought and figured out how to use were from Bugaboo.  I've always loved Jodie's style, and it's fun to have a chance to guest design and play along with the fabulous design team at Catch the Bug Challenge Blog.  There's lots happening every day there!  

Every Friday, there's a freebie at Bugaboo Stamps.  Every Friday!  Grab it, color it, participate in the Catch the Bug challenges with it, win more great Bugaboo Stamps.  It's that easy (but shop some, too!)

I love to read, and although most of my reading is now done on an e-reader, I still love books.  So, today's free digi (complete with sentiment), really makes me smile:



This digi is called "Big Books Boy," and I colored him up with Copic markers, then used some Tattered Lace dies to cut him out and make him into a bookmark. Papers are by Echo Park.  Fibers are long retired, by Close To My Heart.  

Grab the freebie, join the challenges -- I hope to see you at Catch The Bug Challenge blog this week! 

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
Not Just Cards -- ATG
Always Fun Challenges -- ATBAC
Creative Knockouts -- For the Kids
Moving Along with the Times -- for the Boys

For You -- and QKR Stampede Challenge Blog

These weeks of Summer keep rolling by!  Here we are at the first Friday of August already!  That means it's time for a new challenge at QKR Stampede Challenge blog. The themes are always Anything Goes.  Every week -- Anything Goes!

The sunflowers are ripening where I live, turning their faces to the sun, and following it on it's daily journey across the sky.  They were the inspiration behind today's card:



This is Smiling Flowers (Q-digi17002), colored with Copic markers, in bright, happy colors.

The sentiment and papers on this card are from We Are 3.  The sentiment and sunflower paper are from the new August release.  You need to check out all the great new releases in the We Are 3 Digital Shop!  The sentiment is from the new Itty Bitty Birthday set.  The beautiful flower paper is from the new Sunflower paper collection.  The pink designer paper is from the Tropical Delight digital paper collection

I hope you can join us this week at QKR Stampede Challenge Blog, where it's always Anything Goes!  We've got the cutest images you can win -- like this one!

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
D.L. Art -- August Linky Party
Polkadoodle Challenge Blog -- ATG
Digichoosday -- ATG
Outlawz Monday Challenge -- use Yellow on your card

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Sending You Hugs -- for Sasayaki Glitter

I'm so happy to be back on the Sasayaki Glitter design team!  I needed to quit when my health was failing, but I'm feeling well enough now to be able to join in again and it is such a pleasure!  Today is my first post (or is it re-post?)  for the team.

Today is the start of the August challenge over on the Sasayaki Glitter Challenge Blog. The theme this month is "male".  You may use any image you wish, but if you use a Sasayaki Glitter image, Naz loves to draw boys, and she has some wonderful ones! 

Here's my card, with the "male" theme in mind, but also thinking of these summer days:



This card uses Yummy Melon (image #45), colored with Copic markers.  I cut it out with a decorative circle die from Craftin' Desert Divas.  The burlap ribbon is long-retired from Close To My Heart.  I'm going to be so disappointed when I use it all up.  I love it for masculine cards!  

The turquoise burlap paper and the sentiment are from We Are 3 Digital Shop.  The papers are called Pastel Burlap, and have just the right amount of texture to them.  The sentiment is from the Sending You Sentiment Set.

The Sasayaki Glitter challenges start on the 3rd of the month, and run for a whole month, so you have plenty of time to get your 'male' make together.  I sure hope you can join in the fun! 

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
Craft Rocket Challenges -- ATG 
Crafting with an Attitude -- ATG
Cute Card Thursday -- ATG
Moving Along with the Times -- For the Boys

You're the Sweetest Things -- Guest Designing at My Besties 3D

I have the honor of guest designing at My Besties 3D and More Challenge Blog again this month.  I thank Julie and her team for inviting my back again!

I'm not sure I've got this decoupage thing figure out, but I just keep cutting and layering!

I made a tag this time, using the design sheet Sunflower Girl.  



I love sunflowers, and they are just starting to bloom where I live.  I love their little faces following the sun throughout the day.  Their faces, though, aren't as cute as this little girl's face!  Isn't she the sweetest thing?

Here's a look at the tag from the side so you can see all the layers.  I might have gone a bit overboard with my cutting and layering, I'm not sure!



Just how 3D are these 3D things supposed to be?  That is the question!

Well, if I can do this, you can do this!  So join in on the challenge at My Besties 3D & More Challenge Blog.  There are some wonderful Print & Cut sheets in the Sherri Baldy Shop to get you started. 

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
D.L. Art -- August Linky Party
Scrapbook Stamp Society Challenge Blog -- ATG
My Besties Aussie Challenge -- ATG
My Besties International -- ATG
My Besties Dutch -- ATG
My Besties Scandinavian -- ATG
Color It Create It Show it Off -- ATG
My Besties Spanish -- ATG
My Besties 3D and More --ATG



Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Happy Holidays -- for the 12 Months of Christmas Link Up

It's August, and one month close to Christmas.  Since it's the first of August, it's the start of a new challenge at the 12 Months of Christmas Link Up.  This month, the theme is to use some Greenery on your Christmas cards.  That should be easy!

We have another great sponsor this month, Luna Girl.  If you like vintage images, you'll love Luna Girl.  I used the collage sheet, Tags:  Christmas Holly Digital Collection to create this card:



I also used 2 papers from another of our sponsors, Decosse's Dynamite Doodles.  The sentiment is also from Decosse's Dynamite Doodles.  

I hope you find time to create a Christmas card or two this month.  If you do, link them up at The 12 Months of Christmas.  I'd love to see what you create! 

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
Sweet Stampin' Christmas -- ATG Christmas 
A Snowflakes Promise -- ATG

You are My Favorite! -- for SheepSki Designs

August 1st.  This summer is going so fast!  August 1st also means it's the start of a new challenge at SheepSki Designs Challenge Blog.  The theme of this month's challenge is:  "My Favorite Things".

When I think of my favorite things, many things come to mind, but I might just have been hungry when figuring out my make for the challenge, because here's what I came up with:



I love strawberries!  I especially love when it's strawberry season here in Wisconsin and I can get them fresh out of the patch.  They are one of my favorite things!

This image is Strawberry Season (image #33), and I absolutely love it!  It was also a great image to practice those berry skills on.  I haven't worked on my "shine" for awhile, and I wanted them to look good enough to eat -- mouth watering!

I colored Strawberry Season with Copic markers.  I used a die from Spellbinders Paper Arts to cut it out.  The strawberry designer paper is a long retired piece from Close To My Heart, as is the paper on the tag.  It is now almost gone.  I need a new source of strawberry paper!  The ribbon is from Really Reasonable Ribbon. The sentiment is computer generated.

I hope you can join us this month at SheepSki Designs for our "My Favorite Things" challenge.  Andrea has some gorgeous images to color up.  Check them out in the SheepSki Designs Etsy store

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
Pause Dream Enjoy Challenges -- Use stitched dies
Not Just Cards -- ATG
TTCRD -- ATG
Crafty Sentiments Designs -- ATG
Cute and Crafty Challenge Blog -- Sweet Treats

A Cuddle Makes it all Better -- for All Dressed Up Stamps

There's nothing better than a new puppy!  They are great to cuddle with.  There's also a special bond between girls and their dogs.

This month, the Facebook Challenge at All Dressed Up Stamps has the theme of "Girls".  I found an image that is near and dear to me to color up and share with you for the challenge:



Isn't that the sweetest thing?  The digi is called, "A Cuddle Makes It All Better" and I colored it with Copic markers, then used a Spellbinders die to cut it out.  

The designer papers on the card are from We Are 3.  They are the Hearts in Love papers and the Floral Expressions papers.




I hope you can join the Facebook Challenge at All Dressed Up Stamps this month, with the theme of 'Girls'.  Wendy has so many wonderful images for you to color up.  Grab your favorite medium and get involved in the fun!  I'd love to see what you create! 

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
Crafting by designs -- ATG 
Crafty Creations -- ATG
Creative Moments -- ATG
D.L. Art -- August Linky party
Sunny Day Crafting -- Animal

Friday, July 27, 2018

Puppy Love -- for Di's Digi Designs Challenge Blog

And, they call it, Puppy Love!   How many of you know that song? It was running through my head the whole time I created today's card.  Now, if you know the song, you'll be singing it to!!

Sing about the new challenge on Di's Designs Challenge Blog, too. They're worth singing over!  The theme that starts today is "use your stash".  I could be on this theme for the next 200 years and never run out of supplies in my craft room!

For the challenge this time, I was inspired by my new puppy (photos in a moment).  I used this digital stamp called Daisy and Bassett to create this card: 



I colored Daisy and Bassett with Copic markers.  They are so smitten with each other, aren't they?  The stitched die and the label die are from a company no longer in business (part of the "from my stash theme for this challenge).  I cut out the paw print border with a file I found in the Silhouette Design Store, using my Silhouette Cameo 3.   The designer heart paper is from We Are 3 Digital Shop.  It's from the Hearts in Love paper pack.


The sentiment is from an acrylic stamp set that I've had forever -- it's part of the "in my stash".  The paw print brad has also been in my stash for years.  I have lots of dog related crafting items I can get out for projects just like this one!

Here's two pictures of my new Golden Retriever.  He just came home with us on Sunday:

Here, we're leaving the breeder's home, with a 2 hour car ride ahead of us.  He seems to be saying, "Let's go to my forever home, I'm ready!"

Here he is today, after exploring the yard. He found a cool place to hang out, in the ferns.

I hope you can play along with the Di's Designs Challenge these 2 weeks for our "stash items" challenge.  You might make a dent in the stash (or not), and there are the cutest digis you can win! 

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
The crafty Addicts -- All About Pets
D.L. Art -- July Linky Party
TTCRD -- ATG