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Thursday, August 20, 2009

Dog Days of Summer!!!


Good morning everyone!!! It's been a lazy week around here....nothing to exciting going on. School starts on Monday so we have been doing some clothes shopping for the Grands. They all have grown by leaps and bounds this summer!!! I also ordered my new glasses yesterday...yikes!!!! I haven't bought glasses in about 4 years and boy have they gone up...the first pair I tried on cost $450.00!!!!! No, I didn't get those....anyway....

Today is the monthly Dirty Dozen/Alumni challenge...Val (11Valerie11) challenged us to make a card with the "dog days of summer" theme.

The requirements are to have a dog image or sentiment and summer colors such as yellow, orange, red. The restricted element is flock or any fluffy embellishment. The dog images from SU's Man's Best Friend were stamped with Pumpkin Pie, Really Rust, Real Red, and Ruby Red, cutout and attached to the SU cloud background with dimensionals. Googlie eyes were added to the dogs and a little glitter (not fluffy!!) was added to the colors and noses. The large eyelet and ribbon finish it off.



This is the card I made yesterday for the Sketch Challenge on Splitcoast. The Clear Dollar Stamps Aster-The September Flower of the Month, was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black and colored with copics. I used Stampin Up's Razzleberry Lemonade dp for the layers and ribbon, Primas, punched leaves, and silver pearls finish it off.

Recipe:

Stamps: Clear Dollar Stamps Aster - September Flower of the Month
Paper: White, RRich Razzleberry, Razzleberry Lemonade dp Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Nestabilities, Primas, Silver Pearls, Ribbon


Tuesday's Color Challenge colors on Splitcoast
were Taken with Teal, Close to Cocoa, and Vanilla. This was also made for Mothermark's Teapot Tuesday challenge. I am really excited because the Mudder got a great deal for the tea party...We went to Peggy's Cove in Nova Scotia! Whoohoo!!!! Da Mudder struck a bargain with the Lighthouse People so we got to stay in the Light House! The down side was we have to catch 42,000 lbs of fish...yikes!!! I did ask my bird friends to help us out a little...maybe we could eat a few, too!!! If you want join the party, check out Mothermark's blog. I used images from three different Kittie Kits Cause a Scene by Rubbernecker: Master#2, Scene #6, and Scene #5. The images were all stamped with Close to Cocoa, colored with ink pads and an aqua pen, cutout, and attached with dimensionals. A white gel pen was used on the waves, Mothermark's Cloud Template was used for the clouds and ribbon and a charm finish it off.

Thanks for stopping by this morning....I hope your day is wonderful and you get to do something super special!!!!!


25 comments:

Dawn Easton said...

Oh my gosh, I love the googlie eyes in the first card...how freakin' adorable!

Cassie said...

Haha, Joan, I love those googly eyes! Great cards ;D

Saskia said...

Wow! You've been so creative!! Lovely cards! The first one is my favourite... yes, I LOVE cute cards!!! :)

Saskia :)

Betty Wright said...

Gorgeous and adorable cards, Joan!!! Love those boogie eyes on the doggie card. Fabulous work!!!

Crystal said...

Beautiful and Adorable cards...wow these are GREAT Joan!!

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

Joan, you always have such inspiring creations on your blog!! I love how each one is so different and has something to offer!! :) These are gorgeous!! TFS!! HUGS

Joanne (jojot) said...

they are all fabulous, but gotta say those nontraditonall colored animals gave me a smile

Charlene Merrick (LilLuvsStampin) said...

Woof-woof-woofy!!! Each and everyone is fabulous in their own right from downright beautiful to cute and humorous. I love the googlie eyes on the doggies. Did you give them big eyes so they wouldn't have to invest in expensive eye glasses? That was smart on your part. Hubby and I had to buy new glasses (and prescription sunglasses) this year and seriously considered a second mortgage on our home (well, not really, but that's how ridicuously priced they've become). Have fun with those grandkids!

Liz Williams said...

I had to laugh at Charlene's comments. Too funny!! I guess maybe you did have your mind on eyes and putting these goggling eyes on these adorable doggies just added to their cuteness! Start selling some of these cute cards for your emergency eye care fund!!LOL

Connie said...

These are all so wonderful, Joan! Love the adorable googlie eyes on the first...the colors are so beautiful on the second, and your scene on the third is just amazing!!

Lisa Foster said...

Wow! These are all fabulous! Those googlie eyes are too cute! Your creativity always amazes me! Hugs, Lisa

Tenia Nelson said...

These cards rock!!

Norine said...

love all of these as usual
Hugs
Norine

Rose Ann said...

Your Dog Days card is too cute, Joan...and I love all of the googlie eyes and dimension! Your aster card is soooo pretty, and I love your beachy lighthouse scene!! Fantastic cards!!

JulieA said...

That dog card is sooooo cute! Love what you did with it, especially that dog sitting on the hydrant! Too funny! Love the other cards, too. That sky for your lighthouse is gorgeous!

Susan (rainy) said...

I love this doggie card with the googlie eyes! And your floral sketch card is beautiful as is the color challenge beach scene. Love the starfish charm.

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

These are all gorgeous Joan!! Love the dogs with the googly eyes!! Your beach scene and floral card are awesome!! You rock girl!
hugs,
Chris

One4Joy said...

wow, Joan, your lighthouse scene is fantastic! I love your sky and the sandy berm...so sad I missed that boat!!!


Hava a happy weekend

nannette13 said...

Love the doggie eyes! The light house card is beautiful!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Cute cards! I like the googly eyes on the dogs. The flowers are so pretty and great layout. Your sea creation is beautiful and makes me want to go to the beach. lol
EEK 450 bucks, that is expensive. I won't pay over 150 but they are Oakleys and they last forever... lol Hope you found a reasonable pair. hee hee

Jackie said...

What beautiful cards Joan! I always look forward to your creations & you never disappoint me!!! TSMFS!!!!!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Wow, this is one AWESOME post! The doggie card is so fun and cute, the sketch card is beautiful, and that beachy card is FANNNNN-TASTIC! So serene and calming...you KNOW I love anything to do with the beach!

Cindy Haffner said...

Oh my gosh just adorable!!

Savor the Journey said...

Goodness, Joan! When you stamp, you stamp a'plenty these days! I'm just wild about those dogs! Fun colors for such a cool ... I mean "hot dog days" card!
You know I love the asters ... flowers are always perfect! And your lighthouse for Mothermark's challenge ... well, I'm wishin' for a beach about now!

~Bev
(who is a wee bit "red" from today's pool fun with 'grands'!)

Savor the Journey said...

Goodness, Joan! When you stamp, you stamp a'plenty these days! I'm just wild about those dogs! Fun colors for such a cool ... I mean "hot dog days" card!
You know I love the asters ... flowers are always perfect! And your lighthouse for Mothermark's challenge ... well, I'm wishin' for a beach about now!

~Bev
(who is a wee bit "red" from today's pool fun with 'grands'!)