Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Lotsa cards ... I couldn't leave you hanging.

Here are three different cards that I created for various occasions. The first one was for one of Beate's sketch challenge (which I was too late posting to participate in):

This one is for my sisters birthday which is coming up on June 9th. She is a pretty funky chick so I wanted to create a funky card:

This next one took a couple of days to create as I kept changing what I wanted to put together. As it turned out I think that it is one of my faves! I gave this one to my Mom as she is my #1 Fave!

Monday, May 28, 2007

Father's Day ... Early!

Thanks to Allison I have been a stamping fool lately! I have created birthday and thank you cards early and participated in two sketch challenges ... can you say 'enabler' ... haha. I am really having fun and I know that all of the recipients are really enjoying the cards as well.

Here is my creation for Father's Day ... Allison and I each worked on one and they were fun to create and turned out really well.

And here is what it looks like folded out. I have to add some photos, but I know that my Dad will really appreciate it ... he thinks I am an artiste!

Sunday, May 27, 2007

Allison's Sketch

Well, I figured that I better get my butt in gear and get on this sketch considering it was made for me!

This was made with my new stamp set from Stampin' Up - In the Wild. I absolutely love this set as it features my favourite of all things ... animals. Lots of posts to come ... I have actually been stamping, just not blogging.

Friday, May 18, 2007

Dundee a little cuter ... plus Koda.

I was just looking back at the picture of Dundee and I realized that was a face only a mother could love. He really is quite cute so I took these pictures of him wrapped up in a blanket looking very tame ... ha,ha ... how they fool you!

At the same time, I also realized that my other dog Koda has not had much face time on the blog yet. Could this be because he is sweet, quiet and stays out of trouble??? Great reward for the 'good' dog, pretend he doesn't exist. Well, here is a picture of my sweetest little black doggie, KK. Well he is really not so little, he is about 50 lbs. but he is little compared to Dundee. This is him being introspective at his Auntie Joyce's in California:

Friends ...

Here is the very first card that I have created with my very own Papertrey Ink stamps! It is quite fitting that I made this with Allison as she is my BFF who introduced me to all of this stamping craziness.

And here is the inside ... like my Mom I love to put sentiments on the inside as well:

Wow! The orange is looking pretty bright in the photos ... it certainly stands out however I don't think it is that harsh in real life.

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Doggies ... finally!

I just remembered that this blog is called "Doggies and more..." and thought that I might as well share a bit of the Doggies part. Dundee (my sweet but VERY busy puppy) has a thing for chewing on eyeglasses. He has destroyed 4 or so pairs of glasses (both mine and my Mother's) and most recently a brand new pair that I got to replace the pair he had ingested!

Here they are! I wasn't able to find any of the lenses however my Mom said that she almost stepped on pieces of them when she came over later that day to let Koda and Dundee out. It was supposed to be a secret that he had eaten another pair (and a very expensive pair too), but I had to stay late at work. For your viewing pleasure we also took a pic with them on me:

Why am I smiling? I don't know. Is that I have gone totally insane as well as broke from this nutcase I call my dog??? Here is a picture of him looking sweet and then another of him trying to quickly vacate the crafting table that he had just been investigating.

3 days in a row!

Well, I think that I have actually posted three days in a row ... holy moly!! Can you tell I self-censored there?? Anyhoo, I have another card that I made last Friday that I really like (it is another one that I gave to my Momma for Mom's Day):

Monday, May 14, 2007

Monday, Monday ...

The work week has begun again ... this always seems to happen on Mondays! ;)

I was a very busy card making bee this weekend thanks to Allison's great stamps and creative support so I thought that I should share. I made these for my Mom for Mother's Day. All of our stamping stuff is at my house so it is hard for her to get over and make cards when she needs them, so I figured I would give her some.

I made the top card first and absolutely loved it. It is so simple, but quite striking. The other two were meant to follow on the theme however they just aren't as appealing to me, but I like them all together.

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Happy Mother's Day!!

Happy Mother's Day to all of you beautiful women out there who spend so much of your time caring for people like me ... I love you Mom!

Here is the card that I created for my Momma. I used the vibrant silk flowers that I won from Nicole in a Friday Freebie:

And here is my Mom, Cheryl, with the card:

Beate's Sketch Challenge

This is my first sketch challenge that I have ever entered into Blog Candy and this time it is for Beate who has reached over 200000 hits!!

I am quite proud of this card and so happy with how it turned out. I can't wait to get my Papertrey Ink stamps (these are Allison's).

Monday, May 7, 2007

Finally ... some cards of my own!!

Finally I have downloaded some images from my camera from a couple of cards that I have made in the last couple of week.

This is a card that I made for Allison. It doesn't look that great in the photo but I really fell in love with this SU paper (I think it is Elegant Eggplant).

I made this card for my Mom the week before last. It had been a pretty hairy week (as per usual) and I wanted to create something fresh and hopeful. I think that it is one of my favourites that I have made.


You Belong in 1986

Wild, over the top, and just a little bit cheesy. You're colorful at night - and successful during the day.

Friday Freebie ... I won!!

Hello All. I finally have something good to publish. ;p A couple of weeks ago I won one of Nicole's 'Friday Freebies' and here they are:

She also sent me a really pretty card:

This arrived in the mail on Friday and it was a welcome treat!!