Thursday, September 29, 2011

I Was Having a RUFF Time in July

I had moved! It was hot! (over 100 degrees kind of hot!!!) I couldn't seem to get my stamping supplies unpacked! And my stamping/creating opportunities were being left unfinished! It was ruff! RUFF!!!

The July challenge in the Calendar Girls blog group was a fun one, selected by our Miss July, Michelle. I didn't get it made! And now, the end of September, I am just now doing so. EEK! I am sooooooooooooo sorry, Michelle!!! I hope you understand and will forgive my tardiness!!!

Michelle's theme was a Free for all - anything goes - but with one catch!

Our cards were to be created with anything EXCEPT a stamped image. We could use punch art, stickers, embellishments, patterned paper, whatever we chose... just NO stamped image.

Easy! I knew immediately that I would use punch art! I love punch art!!!

Fast forward to September. My daughter Brittney moved in August and now has two roomates and a petmate, too. I've mailed Brittney several cards over the years, and now her roomates admire them, too. Kacee, the petmate's owner, told Brittney she wanted me to make her a card with a black dog on it. Sooooooo, my punch art card features a black dog.

What's not to love about this face???

I didn't originally plan to make an easel card, but it just kind of evolved.

The dog's ears fold in making it easy to mail this card in a normal square envelope.

Ruff! Ruff!

I hope my doggie card wins first place in the dog show! Oh, and I hope Michelle likes it, too, since it was my July Calendar Girl Anything Goes card!

And I hope Kacee likes it - I'll be mailing it to her! (Do you think it will remind her of her dog Diesel?)

And I hope Brittney thinks I did okay creating this card for her roomate.

It's been fun!

Cardstock: Stampin' UP! Real Red and scraps from my scrap file

Designer Paper: Reminisce Good Dog (double-sided)

Embellishments: black brads


April said...

Well, I know I like it!!
A true winner in my book!

Those DP's are wonderful!! Love how you have everything paired up!!

Lola said...

Oh he's ADORABLE!!!

Terry Ladwig said...

How stinkin cute is that??? I love his ears that tuck in for mailing!!

I love it Jeanette ☺ Glad you finally posted it, it was worth the wait!!

:: BlueInks :: said...

That is REALLY cute! So creative on the punch art. The DP's tie the entire card together perfectly!

Carol W said...

Holy Hannah....what a card. I love, love, love it and you are so blasted clever to make his ears definitely win first prize in my you never cease to amaze me with your creativity...♥♥♥

Barb said...

Oh My! What a darling card--I so admire punch art and you did an outstanding job. I am sure Kacee will love the card and so will Diesel!

Laura Jean (LJ) said...

ohhhh adorable. Glad I took a peek at your blog tonight.....sending me to bed with a big smile on my face!

Judy McMullen said...

Jeanette, this is so adorable! I love this punch art puppy!! I think I'm going to have to CASE this one.