Monday, August 26, 2013

Get well for a 'furry friend'

 A friend of mine requested a special card.  Their son's golden retriever, Gibson, will be having ACL surgery in the fall.  So my friend asked if I would create a get well card for Gibson.  She gave me a picture of Gibson to use, but I found some other pictures on the internet that worked well with my idea.
Gibson is a reddish golden retriever so these pictures worked perfect for the theme of my card.  I did try finding pictures of a dog with its leg in a cast, but I didn't really like any that I found.  I think this idea with the 'cone' is a much better one.
I hope my friend likes the card.  If she doesn't I'll make her another and keep this one for myself.  I'm sure I will be able to find a use for it since it isn't specific about what type of health issue the dog has.
I love challenges like this... and love making dog cards.

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Calendars for 2014

It may only be August, but the sooner I get the 2014 calendars finished the better.  Since the summer weather hasn't been so great this year I have more time to craft indoors.
 I created 49 calendars in total and here are pics of the various styles that I made.  I think I would get too bored making all of them the same.  And besides.... this way my friends have a choice.
 I used the Tim Holtz clock die for this group along with a sentiment from one of Tim's Stamper's Anonymous stamp sets.
 In this group of calendars I like the extra pizzazz that the punched border gives.  I'll have to remember that for other projects and cards.  It is also a great way to use up pieces of scrap paper.
 The saying is from a set of Birthday sentiments made by Fiskars.
 The paper is from a 6 x 6" Bo Bunnie paper pad.  I had a difficult time parting with it... but I don't know why I was hanging on to it anyway.  I need to use up more of my stuff!!!
 I was using some of my ribbons before I had the idea to use my punches to create an embellished border.

 I wanted to make some calendars that did not have a clock or time theme.  I used a brass stencil and momento inks to color the cattails on the decorative scrapbook paper.  I had a bunch of die cut butterflies in my stash so I used them also.  The sentiment is from Sweet Pea Stamps.
 I just love this frog; I have used this stamp so much (Sparkle N Sprinkle).  I like to stamp it in black and color with Twinkling H2O's.  The sentiment is a $1 from Michael's.
 I was attempting to use up some of my wide ribbon and found several pieces that worked well with the colors of the paper I was using.
I used my oval spellbinders to cut the frog and the mats that I used with him.