I finally got the photos edited of my Dad's Fathers Day card. This is a modified trifold shutter card as designed by Sandy Allnock of Operation Write Home. (You go, Girl! Love me some Sandy Allnock!) The card turned out really great, I think!
Yes, it's been awhile. I've been active in the craft room, but taking the photos, editing them, and then thinking of something to say about them really slows me down. It's the week before the Fourth. Those of you who have visited here before know how much I really enjoy the sights and sounds of Independence Day. This is the first summer with all four of the dogs, and from the few preliminary firecrackers we experienced last night, I can tell you that Bianca and Chance will not handle the week well. Teddy and Muffin eventually settle down. The worst part of this holiday is that I cannot have windows open to help ventilate the house because the sounds are louder. Currently, at 6:20 PM, the temperature inside the house in 86 degrees. Yippee. I will be leaving the house in a couple hours to go have dinner some place with yummy food and even yummier air conditioning! Alright, I have several cards to share, but because many of them were made from scraps I received from a fellow card maker, I may not have full descriptions for them. Edits are in the future! First is a card I made as my submission for Tickled Pink's "Lil Lads and Lolitas" design team. C. C. Designs are sold at All That Scraps.com. I have a lot of former students having babies, so this image will be used often! Stamp: Little Lads & Lolitas "Baby Ivy" (Tickled Pink) Ink: Copics Papers: Paper Doll Collection "Emma" (Crate Paper), Walnut Grove "Nellie" (Pebbles) Misc.: Groovy Guava ribbon (Stampin' Up!), circle dies (Nestabilities), pearls (unknown), white gel pen (Signo)
Here's a close-up of the main image. Hair is still kicking my ass, but I keep trying. I get the idea of creating hair by making strokes with the marker, but direction and color combinations continue to be a challenge.
Second, I made a card a submission for Sami's (A Day for Daisies) design team. I apparently didn't make the design team, but I like this card because it's a great image for lots of occasions.
Next, are a couple cards I did for a card class I put together for some ladies at work. I can only lay my hands on two of the six that were offered. I'll add the others once I figure out where I put them...including the fireworks cards that need to go into the mail tomorrow!
Updated photos of the dogs for the anniversary of their arrival at my house. I have had them for a year now. These pictures were taken by a local photographer who has the patience of a saint! Bianca has been with me the longest. She's now 3 1/2 years old. She doesn't like to share me and gets really cranky when anything/anyone bumps into her. Her nicknames are B, Miss B, Bee-zee, Beezus, and Pretty Girl.
This is my little 'Muffin. Her real name is Ragamuffin. I also call her Miss Muffin, Everybody loves Muffin! All the dogs get along with her and there isn't a person who has met her who hasn't fallen in love. (This is the dog who, when I visited the shelter and asked to hold her, nuzzled her head into the place where my neck and shoulder meet. Who WOULDN'T take her home?) Muffin is the baby of the pack at 2 1/2 years old.
This handsome lad is Teddy. He had been returned to the shelter and looked like an absolute mess when I met him. He also had the longest legs of any small breed dog I'd ever met! Teddy wasn't really interested in having his photo taken. In fact, every photo shows him in mid-stride, trying to walk away from the photo area! Teddy's nicknames are My Prince, Tedster, Ted, Teddy B., and Theodore
Finally, my little man, Chance. I worked really hard to get him here from California. He had been part of a hoarder's collection and the shelter was reluctant to adopt him to someone from out of state. His nicknames are Chancey, Skittle, Football, Happy Ass, and Cute Boy. I know parents aren't supposed to have favorites, but...
Since the last time I posted photos of the cats, I had to have both Mignon and Saddles put to sleep. Miss my girls. The boys, Cocoa and Yael, remain sequestered in the family room with opportunities to sneak out and wander about the house at night. I wish everyone could get along, but it seems like a long shot at best.