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Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Runaway Dogs!

Hello there :)

I was recently running late to go shopping and run some errands with my mom when we drove past a woman trying to catch her dog on a busy street. It was at that moment I realized exactly why I was running behind! I stopped and rolled down the window, asking if she needed help. While trying to catch this dog, she told me she did need help and that another dog of hers was also loose. Yikes!  She was having trouble walking and we weren't sure what was going to happen with two loose dogs that may possibly go in different directions on a busy street, but of course we pulled over to help because that's the kind of people we are :)

We ended up catching the dogs and drove them and owner back to their home safely :) She was such a sweet woman and was so thankful for us. She was crying and saying we were her angels. It still makes me smile to think about her and her sweet Houdini dogs :)   We didn't exchange names, but she briefly held my hand and hugged my mom. Such a sweet woman and I'm so glad we could help her!  Mom and I thought it would be a  nice idea to drop off food and a card for her escape artists. I hope they like them!

I just had to buy this Playful Pups stamp set from Mama Elephant because the little grey dog reminded me of one of my dogs :)  I stamped them and colored with Copic markers.  I'm very excited because I normally struggle with creating shadows under images, but feel like I did great with them on this card. I always want to make them big but I guess that small is the key LOL  The sentiment was embossed with white embossing powder and I used an old Stampin' Up background stamp to create the distressed background.

Neenah Solar White Card Stock
Black Cardstock
Playful Pups Stamp Set from Mama Elephant
White Embossing Powder
Anti-Static Tool
Heat Ttool
Copic Markers
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Memento Ladybug Ink
Stampin' Up Canvas Background Stamp

That does it for me today. Thanks so much for stopping by!

Friday, January 1, 2016

Let's Get Silly! + Naughty or Nice January Challenge


Our first challenge of 2016 at Naughty or Nice Challenges is a silly one. Do something that makes you chuckle, something that makes you smile. Be silly.  Every time I see this card I giggle, so I know it definitely fits the bill :)

I started by masking off a rectangle on my paper, then used Distress Inks to fill in the space and  added Perfect Pearls on top of it for a cool shimmery effect.  I have these really great wood glasses and mustaches from Oriental Trading that I colored black and added to it to give it some personality.  I love these wood pieces! They are very reasonably priced and you can do so much with them!  I stamped on the bow tie and hat because, let's just face it, glasses and a mustache just look better with them :) Finally,  I drew on the little arms and legs and used patterned paper from my stash on the card base.  Fun, huh?!

You have until Jan. 25 to join us in the challenge so head on over to the blog and share a bit of your creativity with us :)  Thanks for stopping by today!