Puppy Paws

Hello Friends and Welcome Visitors,

As a lot of you who visit my blog regularly know, we lost our sweet dog Louie the day after Valentine's day this year.  Soon after, a rescue group got in touch with us and asked us to take on this  ball of energy that we call Duncan.

I sat down the other day and looked at Louie's baby book (yes, I keep a baby book for my puppies, of course I do).  Two things stood out to me.  The first was that I had taken pictures of Louie's paws and they were there for me to look at again.  The second thing I noticed was that I had "tucked away" little notes in that album.  Just things that I could tell no one else but my big sweet dog Louie.  The album did not make me cry.  It filled me with JOY that I had this dog, that we had all of these adventures together and I had given him such a good life.

So when Let's Scrap Sketches came out with this new sketch.  I knew it needed to go into Duncan's Baby Book.

It has a little fold over flap for messages.

Here is my take on the sketch.

I embossed it with my Darcie Puppy Paws folder.

For the flap side, I put together some ephemera.  I am new at doing this (I know I am so behind everyone else) It seems counter-intuitive to me to take things and cover them with other things.  I want everything to show and be pretty.  Here is a Youtube video that was helpful to me. YouTube Video.

I also stamped on this layout.  

Inside the flap.

Recipe for this layout:
Bazzill Basic Paper
Deja Views - dog days
Ephemera - Doodle Bug Designs and stash
Chalked edges with Quick Quote Powder Puff Paint
Embossing - Darice boarder embossing folder
2 Dog stamps from stash
Tim Holtz Staplers
Dog paw ribbon from stash

I am entering this layout into the following challenges:

Crafting Musketeers - #40 Anything But A Card
Not Just Cards - #35 August Challenge
DL.Art - August Linky Challenge

Thank you so much for stopping by today!


A Gift For A Special Teacher

Good Morning Friends & Welcome Visitors,

The kiddes go back to school next week, but the teacher started back last week.  I had to make something for my very favorite teacher in the whole world, my good friend Jen.

So here it is, a little Teacher's Sign to decorate her classroom door.  It is made with chalk board so it can be erased and written on again.

Here is a picture of Jen with her new Teacher's Sign,  I think she likes it!

This month's challenge on Quick Quotes is to make your own flower.  I wanted to make a Black Eyed Susan, because that is the state flower of Maryland; here was my attempt.

Recipe for this Teacher's Sign:

SVG Cuts Miss Baker's Classroom
Chalkboard - My Minds Eye
Paper - Bazzill solid colors
Silhouette Chipboard
Cosmo Cricket - Jack's World Lessons 
Brads - Simple Story Smarty Pants
Flower - ep- Dots and Stripes
bling from stash
Twisted Jute Twine from stash

I am entering this Teacher's Sign into the following challenges:

Quick Quotes - Challenge #66 Create Flowers!
Decorate To Celebrate - Anything Goes Challenge #17
D.L.Art August Linky Challenge - Anything Goes
A Bit More Time To Craft - Challenge #26 Anything Goes
Connie Can Crop - #37 Chalk It Up!
Crafting Musketeers - Challenge #40 Anything But A Card
Pink and Main Challenges - #12 - School
Amusing Challenges - Anything Goes
Pile It On - #115 Die Cut Embellishment

Thank you so much for stopping by my friends, I certainly do appreciate your comments!


Water You Up To?

Hello Friends and Welcome Visitors,

Wow!  Summer is winding down already!  Before it goes away, I wanted to make a few more summer cards.  I saw this cute sketch on Sweet Sketch Wednesday  and decided to use it to make my card.

Here is a close-up of the digital stamp.  It is from Mo's Digital Pencil.

This is the second project in a row that I have used washi tape!

Recipe for this card:

Digital Stamp- Pool Party
Colored with Copic Markers
Paper - Bo Bunny Barefoot & Bliss & scraps from my stash
2 Dies - Circles & Scalloped Circle
Chalk - Quick Quotes Powder Puff Chalk
Flip Flop Washi Tape
Sunshine Brad from stash

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Sweet Sketch Wednesday - Sketch 2-96
DL.Art - Thankful Thursday Challenge #186 Vacation
Broken Fairy Challenge - #8 Anything Goes with a twist (Use Your Stash)
Come and Get It - Punches & Dies
Crafting From The Heart - #123 Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday - #439 Kiddies/Babies
Melonheadz Friends - Use Die Cuts/or Punches
Mo's Digital Challenge - #266 Anything Mo Goes

Thank you so much for stopping by!


Tag/Bookmark for my Niece

Hello Friends and Welcome Visitors,

Today I would like to show you a quick tag/bookmark I made for my niece Taylor.  

Recipe for this tag/bookmark:

Paper & ephemera - Authentique - "Curiosity"
Powder Puff Chalks

I am entering this project into the following challenges:

PDE Linky Party - Challenge #133 Back To School

Thank you so much for stopping by!