Monday, May 18, 2009

AI May Release Blog Hop


Welcome to the Artful INKables May release blog hop!!!! Kristin has some amazing sets in the line up again! While I am so happy you are here today, if you are here and haven't hopped here, please feel free to go to the Artful INKables blog to start at the beginning and make your way back here. However, if you are here all hoppy and inspired, this is your next stop on the hop!! There is some wonderful blog candy available at the end, so make sure you carry on with Cathy's blog.

I have the privileged of using Music in My Heart, one of 4 new releases this month. Now honestly, is anyone really surprised I chose this image? This cutie patootie little guy singing his way into my heart? Really?!! In my life, I would giggle and chortle at this little guy serenading me, and then he would promptly go behind the speaker and chew the cord in half! I'll continue this story momentarily.

Most important, I'll give you the why's and wherefore's about this card. I coloured this image with copics. He is on white cardstock so I had to dirty it up a bit to go with the designer paper I used. I did this by using the Tim Holtz ink applicator tool...love this thing!!! It's a tool that I thought was totally bupkiss until I tried it. My sincerest apologies, Tim!!! My DD is helping me move back into my craft room and she decided my embellishments were taking up too much room so she combined and condensed for me. I know these buttons are from Basic Grey, but beats me which line they are from *sigh*...



We had the warmest day of the year yesterday and so we did yard work like just about everyone else on our block. Jaycee found it warm enough that she crawled under a pine tree in our yard for a little shade and grabbed herself a siesta. Adorable inspiration here for my card, don't you think?

About the cord... One of our previous fosters, Pearl, was fostered a little longer than her litter mates since her new owners were moving and didn't want to cause her more undue stress than necessary. Foxy and her puppies (Juno and Jaycee are part of that litter) moved in to the garage and Pearl moved upstairs. At this point we were still looking after my dad's dog and had a grand total of 15 dogs in the house.

One night we were having supper and Pearl was roaming free. I peeked in at her and discovered she was chewing an unplugged lamp cord. *sigh* She chewed the end right off. My DH spliced the end back on following dinner that night. Not more than 20 minutes later while we were sitting on the couch, Pearl ran by us with the cord end dangling from her mouth! Oh the joy of the 10 week old teething puppy!!! Looking back it's hard not to snicker about the whole event, but my lamp hasn't been re-fixed yet... I have a friend who has told me I should write a book about our dog adventures. What a HOOT!!!

Now, I'm thrilled you came by and I hope you enjoyed my true puppy story. More than anything, I hope you are enjoying the new Artful INKables releases. I think they are wonderful!!! Your next stop on the hop is over at Cathy's Crafty Thoughts. I hope you have a wonderful week and thank-you so much for stopping and feel free to leave some love with a comment!


((hugs)))

stamps; music in my heart (artful INKables)
paper; brown, coconut swirl (bazzill), taylor collection (crate paper)
ink; antique linen, tea dye (distress ink by ranger)
accessories; buttons (basic grey), circle, scallop circle, labels 1 nesties (spellbinders), soft sky double stitch ribbon (SU!), brown gros grain (martha Stewart), hemp twine, copic markers

23 comments:

Elena said...

Oh, I love your card, Loretta! Very cute! Love the buttons you added too! Your coloring is simply amazing!
Thank you for sharing a story and puppy picture!

Cathy Indelicato said...

Such a cute card!!!! tfs

Velta said...

You did a great job with this image Loretta ! I have to say that those puppies have stolen my heart...I SUCH a fool for dogs!! Do you know what breed these are...Your pictures just make me say Aawww!!

Joanne Travis said...

Aww, your puppy image looks like the sweet little one curled up in the picture. How precious, Loretta! What an adorable card.

toners said...

Beautiful card, Loretta! I love the colors and embellies you used to really make the image pop! And the puppy story and picture are adorable :)

Dawn said...

Loretta..so cute, and so perfect for you with your puppies!
love the pine tree shot...awwww

Kerri said...

Your card and picture are both absolutely adorable!!! I love the colors you used on the card, and your coloring~just fabulous!

Ida P. Krause said...

Very Sweet card. The puppy image is so cute and your "inspiration" puppy was adorable as well.

Sandra said...

Fab card Loretta... love that cutie patootie ;o)
Off I hop to the next blog...
Sandra x

Kristin said...

Love it! I should have known you'd pick the puppy image and you've made a wonderful card with it! Thanks so much for all you do!!

imastampin said...

I am really enjoying all these new and wonderful images. What a cute card you created.

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

This is super adorable! I love the colors you used and your coloring is fab! TFS! :)

Kate said...

Cute!

Debby said...

What a cute card. Most importantly what a cute doggie. Aw!!!

Charlene Merrick (LilLuvsStampin) said...

Awwwwww! I love all the sweet li'l pups, Loretta, including the stamped image one! I use to have a Sheltie; he was the best dog I ever had and I miss him, but he had a good, long life. What a sa-weet card!

Wendy said...

Love your card, and what a cute puppy! :)

Julia Aston said...

what a sweet Image Loretta! your puppies are so adorable!

Vikki Jo said...

Jaycee is adorable!
That card is too cute.. and the cord ,yep I've had puppies.. I remember those days!

terriavidreader (USA - IN) said...

cute card. Don't all dogs love to sing!

Kelli said...

I hope Juno finds a lovin home...

Kelli said...

OK got so caught up with Juno forgot to say, That card is CUTE...lil "singing Puppie" CUTE CUTE CUTE!!!!!

auntbaba246 said...

What a beautiful card!

Prpldy said...

love the card and the puppy...both are so sweet!

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