I’m not really a dog person, it took my husband and kids 3 years to talk me into getting a dog. They finally broke me and we got a yellow lab.  Three guesses who did most of her caretaking? Yep, it was me. I soon learned that nothing beats the loyalty of a dog, they are so faithful and forgiving. Yeah, her fur was a huge pain…who knew short hair doesn’t mean less volume of fur! She chewed most of the trim off our shed, and garage side door among other things, but there were far more fun times with her than the times she was a pain. Although I have no plans to get another dog, I miss our lab, Zoie, I still expect to see her in the backyard sometimes. 
These cards make me think of her because she was a true friend to each member of the family. Always happy to see us!
 One of my new all time favorite colors, Lemon Lime Twist! I used it for the card base and the balloon, (from Balloon Celebration). I also, heat embossed clear embossing powder on the balloon, twice, so it would look shiny like a real balloon. Soft Suede is the scalloped background matting and the color of the dogs fur. The parrot is Real Red, Garden Green and Pacific Point markers. I used Soft Sky around the animals and used watercolor paper for the images. The sentiment is stamped on Whisper White card stock.

I can’t post the links to most of the products, used on the second card until June 1st. With the exception of the following inks, Melon Mambo, Pool Party, So Saffron and Flirty Flamingo,(stamped off and full strength).


So Saffron Stampin Pad

Soft Sky Stampin Pad


Soft Suede Stampin Pad

Flirty Flamingo Stampin Pad


Pool Party Stampin Pad

Melon Mambo Stampin Pad


Rich Regals Stampin Write Markers

Brights Stampin Write Markers


Layering Squares Framelits

Layering Ovals Framelits
Stitched Shapes Framelits
Soft Suede card stock

Balloon Celebration

Bella and Friends