Friday, June 29, 2018

Hurray for the Red, White, and Blue! for QKR Stampede

It's Friday, and near the 4th of July, so I have a patriotic pup to share with you today for the QKR Stampede Challenge blog.  The challenges are every week, and they are always Anything Goes!

I haven't talked about this on my blog yet.  It's so painful, I hate to share, but feel I must.  Last Thursday, June 21, we had our beautiful  Golden Retriever, Gracie, spayed.  She was just a year old on June 17.  She died of complications from the surgery on June 24.  It is such a loss for my husband and I.  Having no children, our pets are our 4-legged family.  She was the dog that was going to help me recuperate from cancer and be with me in retirement.  Less than a month into my retirement, she is gone.  We are deeply grieving her loss.

So, I guess today's card is in her honor -- Patriotic puppy (ES-digi33103)

I colored Patriotic Puppy with Copic markers.  The star studded background was created with a file I found at the Silhouette Design Store, cut out on my Silhouette Cameo 3.   The multi-star ribbon is from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  The sentiment is an acrylic stamp from Paper Wishes. 

I hope you can join us this busy holiday week for the QKR Stampede Anything Goes challenge.  I'd love to see your creations, and we've got great digis you can win!  (like this one!)

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
D.L. Art -- June Linky Party
Not Just Cards -- ATG
Sunny Day Crafting -- Any Animal
Crafty Sentiments Designs -- ATG
D.L. Art Thankful Thursday -- Red, White, and Blue


  1. Wonderful card Julie that looks like your pup.

  2. Just Gorgeous! Thanks for sharing with us at Sunny Day Crafting and Not Just Cards.
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  3. Thanks for sharing your story. Losing a pet is so hard. I am thinking of you and your loss. Pets are so special. I have three dogs. Your card is beautiful I love the sweet image. Thank you for joining the DL.ART Thankful Thursday Challenge

  4. So LUV your card. Your coloring is fantastic, and the little image is adorable. I am so sorry to read of the loss of your fur-baby. At our house, the fur-babies are part of the family, too. I understand how your heart is breaking.