Wednesday, March 26, 2014

It's Raining Cats & Dogs ...

Good Afternoon friends . . .

It's not really raining here (YET!) ... SNOW today ... RAIN TOMORROW!  Uugh ...

Actually my title indicates the challenge theme this week over at Classy Cards n Such.
And, since I recently purchased these adorable Impression Obsession puppies from her store, I just couldn't help but create and play along.

Didn't this little scene come together adorably!!
I am LOVIN' all the new dies I've been collecting lately.  So much fun to create with.

LOVE these puppies (I also ordered the DOGS).
I have a lot of 'animal lovers' that request cards from me and I really didn't have many stamps or dies in that category (NOT being a HUGE animal lover myself).  Don't get me wrong ... my daughter & granddaughter both have animals and they are wonderful ... 
I just don't want them living at MY house!  
Been there ... done that!  LOL ... you understand I hope!

I just can't say enough about how cute these critters are ... there are 5 different puppy dies in this set.  
I will list all the dies (w/numbers) used on this card below my name at the bottom of this post.

I have created the background using two different stamps for the rain .. CC Rubber Stamps and All Nite Media.  They were stamped in SU Blue Bayou ink, and the back ground green grassy area was sponged with Memento Bamboo Leaves ink.

All my dies were cut from scraps of paper I had in my scrap bin (love when that happens).
My sentiment comes from the Crafty Secrets Words from the Heart Booklet 'Celebration & Joy', and my I/O cat dies came from Dies R Us.  For their eyes, I simply used a white gelly roll pen the on the dogs eyes place a small black dot with a fine black marker.  The outside grass is a Joy Craft die purchased through Joan's Gardens and the picket fence is from Cheery Lynn Designs.

A few other challenges to share in:

Thanks so much for stopping by!  I hope you're having a great day!
I've been sick for nearly a week now (thank goodness for blogger prepost capability), and FINALLY today I'm starting to feel 'human' again!  Thanks to all who sent well wishes ... very appreciated!
Till next time ...

Papers:   white, black, garden green, brown card stock
Stamps:  CC Rubber Stamps, All Nite Media
Inks: Versafine Onyx, Memento 'bamboo leaves', Stampin' Up 'Blue Bayou'
Accessories: TH black marker, White Gelly Roll Pen, Crafty Secrets sentiment
Dies:  Impression Obsession Cats #DIE083, Puppies #DIE142, Joy Craft Grass #6002/0137, Cheery Lynn Designs Victorian Picket Fence #B123


Mulberry Mindy said...

So sorry you have been feeling bad, and glad that you are better. I too, purchased the puppies, but haven't had a chance to use them yet. I don't know if I will be able to participate in the challenge this week, am getting paperwork ready to do my income tax. Love your card with kitties and puppies, thanks for the inspiration.

Jennifer Scull said...

thees dies are just as cute as can be! I'll need to add them to my wish list for certain!
you wouldn't like my house, as my dogs are truly the queens of the castle there. ;) I miss having a cat or two around to add to the fun.

I sent you an email a few days ago, so please let me know if it didn't come through. thanks!
sure hope you stay feeling better. being sick is ick ick ick!

Diane said...

Well, isn't this the most adorable scene ever!!! I just love these dies, and like Mindy have yet made the time to use cute!!!! I had a big old smile when I read your post, cuz you better bring your lint roller when you come to the house in May, with 3 cats and a dog, you might go home kidding, Nellie is a "no-shed" and I do vacuum!!! Thanks for joining us at CCNS for our animal your creation and thank you for supporting us each we, we appreciate it so much!!

Za ovinkom said...

Oh you made so cute scene! Love it! Thank you for joining our Anything goes Challenge at The Paper Nest Dolls.
Jasmina DT PND

Cut It Up Challenge Blog said...

I love how you took the theme literally and used dogs and cats on your project. Awesome scene! My favorite is the pup sticking his nose through the fence to get a better smell!!

Thanks for joining our Anything Goes challenge at Cut it Up!

June Houck said...

What a super cute scene card! We have had lots of rain/snow the past few days here...such appropriate timing to see this adorable card. I am so happy that you joined us at Cut It up!

jrmom said...

What a great scene! I love how some are peaking through the fence and others are behind...really adds depth. You may not be a HUGE animal lover, but you have a special affection for little Lylla and your birds and crazy squirrels.

Rosebuds n Ribbons said...

Sweet card Thanks for joining the challenge at http://www.digichoosday
hugs and good luck Susan DT

CraftygasheadZo said...

Love it, thanks for joining us at Digi Choosday for our Animal challenge. Take care Zo xx (DT)

Aluna said...

An interesting way to use dies. Thanks for joining us at Creative Card Crew Challenge. Good Luck, Joanna DT