Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Woke up to snow! And a card

YAY, snow again, NOT!
I had to share a funny pic of my fur baby "Ruffis".  He's a chocolate lab with a bit of hound in him.  He's Buddies daddy. (The one that got hit by a truck and had his tail amputated, yep, that's the one!)  His momma was a beagle, yes folks it does happen.  Poor old girl had two litters of his pups before she went to puppy heaven. She was a strong little thing. We call them "Beagledores", half/lab - half/beagle


On to my card!  Of course, you now know why I was thinking about fur babies today.  I used this adorable image "Hershey Bath" from Sew Many Cards.  He's just too darn cute.  I paired him up with some of my papers from an old Swirlydoo's Kit and ribbon from RRR.  I made my bow and added a little blue stick pin with a heart on it.  I pushed it down under the layers so you won't get poked opening it.  I love the phrase "Oh no you didn't!", which is from Kraftin Kimmie's.  I'm NOT happy with the coloring on the barrel, but I am happy with the glazed water look.  I used my glossy accents for that and sprinkled just a touch of glitter on it.  I also distressed all the edges and inked it with Tim Holtz, Weathered Wood.  I'm really trying to use different products and colors that I'm not so comfortable with.  One day I will actually figure out shading, until then I'll keep on trying!

Challenges Entered:
Sew Many Cards - Monkey Business
My Sheri - Organic (Can't get more organic than water!)
StampIt Crazy - Loopy - Something to cheer you up
Simon Says - Animal Antics
Mojo Monday - Sketch
Critter Sketch - Distressing and Circles

 I'm trying to make a point to also decorate the insides of my card as well this year.  Nothing fancy just to finish it off.

I hope everyone stays warm!
Hugs
Jen


18 comments:

  1. I love your fur baby! So cute awesome pictures of him.

    I love, love your card. Great job as usual!! I love all the layers!

    Good job working on the inside, I always forget about that!!!

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  2. What a gorgeous card, its so sweet.
    hugs linda

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  3. Love your fur baby, and love your card too...just in a different way lol. Your glazed water effective is very...well, effective lol. Nothing wrong with your shading...we can't all be Dorcas can we...sadly lol. Hugs lin

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  4. Thanks for playing at StampitCrazy.
    Hugs Nataliya

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  5. Very cute Jen! Love the adorable image! The water is great! I think your shading and coloring is very good! I am still working on it myself! Love your colors and the bow-makes it all pop!

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  6. You did a great job on this Jen! And your dog is cute too. :-)

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  7. The card and envelope are very nice.

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  8. This made me smile! Also, the pics of your dog are cute! Thanks for sharing with us this week!

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  9. Ah . . . I love puppy pix and puppy cards! Yep, I'm trying to do better with decorating inside - you're doing a lot better than me. It's adorable.

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  10. Gorgeous card, I love your soft gentle colours and colouring. Such an adorable image and perfect sentiment lol!!

    Thanks for sharing this with us at the Simon Says Stamp challenge,
    hugs
    Heather xx

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  11. Cute card...love the doggie image!

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  12. Gorgeous creation sweetie, fab image in a gorgeous colour scheme, big hugs love Pops x x x

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  13. It's so funny my best friends name is Jennifer McLaughlin.
    Cute card, love the scallop circles & fab layout. Thanks for playing along with us at Critter Sketch :)

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  14. Oh this is so beautiful and adorable too.
    luv
    Debby

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  15. Oh--that's a cute dog--and a cute card! Thanks for playing along with the Critter Sketch Challenge this week.

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  16. brrr it's cold here today too! but thankfully no snow. love your card, such soft subtle colours and a cute image too!
    hugs, annie x

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  17. What a great card! I just love it! Thanks for joining us this week at Critter Sketch Challenge Blog for Distressed/Circle Challenge! Good Luck! We Hope to see you again for our next challenge! Thanks Again, Tammy

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  18. Cute card and I love how you used your ribbon! Thanks for joining us at Critter Sketch Challenges!

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