Sunday, August 16, 2020

Party Pooch


It's been a good few weeks since I've spent time in the craft room.  I'm usually a hide-in-the-air-conditioning kind of girl in the summer but for some reason this year I've been wanting to spend more time outside.  The weather's been gorgeous for the most part and my friend, Michael, basically told me, "If you're not going to make use of your waterfront then I will!"  He planned a birthday dock party for me and comes around regularly to drag me out for a swim.  I'm loving it.  We practically lived down at the dock when I was a kid but in the last few years, especially since our last two dogs haven't been interested in swimming, we haven't been down there much.  I'm glad that has changed this year.

The casualty of that change is that I'm making fewer cards but the weather will turn eventually and cards will take priority again.  I managed to make a few cards today.  This one is for The Card Concept and I think it fits into the Clean and Layered category.  The adorable pooch in the inspiration photo spoke to me immediately and I dug out my Tim Holtz Crazy Dogs and these fun sunglasses from MFT.  This guy definitely looks ready to party so I thought the Reverse Confetti sentiment was perfect for him.

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Real Red, Pacific Point, Basic Black) Stampin' Up
Patterned Paper:  (Oh Happy Life 6x6) Amy Tangerine
Stamps:  (Dog from Crazy Dogs, Hat from Crazy Things) Tim Holtz, (Sentiment from Birthday Wishes) Reverse Confetti
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black, Memento Tuxedo Black) Tsukineko
Dies:  (Sunglasses) My Favourite Things
Markers:  (R17, R20, R22, Y17, E33, E35, E37, E53, C7) Copic
Other:  (Nuvo White Crystal Drops) Tonic


StampinwithAnita said...

So fun and a great take on the inspiration photo. Thanks so much for joining us at The Card Concept!

I Card Everyone said...

He is definitely ready to partay, Jen!!
Enjoy yourself, and your gorgeous surroundings! So sorry to read I've missed your birthday... hope you partied like this pup!!

lostinpaper said...

Glad to hear that you are enjoying the 'coastal' life, and why not, before long you will it'll be too cold and inside will call lol. We do exactly the same thing, it's kinda like we forget we live at the beach and when we remember that we do, then it's like why don't we do this more often... ps we are camping right on the beach right now and totally enjoying the sun, sand and food and wine lol.

Lindsey said...

I love this card! So fun. I'm the same - maximum time outdoors this summer. Possibly something to do with staying in as much as possible the first long weeks of the pandemic...?

Bobby said...

Now that I've moved to the lake I totally understand what you're saying, Jen. That and the fact that I only have a portion of my stamps with me limit my card making to mostly Design Team work. I love your party dog and what a great background!

Julie Gearinger said...

So fun and cute! Love this dog with the sunglasses as well as the bright summer colors- perfect for our inspiration photo! We are so thankful that you shared with us at The Card Concept! Hugs and we hope you can play along with us soon!