Wednesday, September 22, 2010

A New Card for some Challenges

I am entering this card in some challenges:
A Spoonful of Sugar-Anything Goes
Tuesday Taggers-It takes all Sorts
Stempeltraume -would like a bow
Stamping Vacation No No-No sparkle

My memory is so bad, I admit it.  I started this card about three weeks ago for a challenge, so if the layout looks familiar, it was a sketch I saw on a challenge that runs on fridays, but I never got around to finishing it. That is all I remember!  Do you think that is bad?  Well I have had this adorable dog stamp since April!  Do I remember what company it is from? Well... of course not.... I am so bad.

What I do remember is I bought this stamp at a stamp show I went to with my friend last spring and it reminded me of Winston.  (Winston is my little buddy... he is an eccentric old dog... more about that in a sec) and I know this paper is Basic Grey's Max and Whiskers
That is Winston a few years ago.  Anyone that knows me very well knows that I love animals.  Cats, dogs, rabbits, birds... love them all... so my point?  What prompted me to finally get that stamp out and use it?  My husband was on a rampage about my little buddy Winston.  Winston has some bad habits, he makes odd noises, scratches all the time and other dog type behavior problems. (That is why I call him eccentric.)  However, that day he was a little naughtier than usual, so my husband was mad. Thus, he unknowingly inspired this card!  Anyone else that knows me will tell you I am a mother bear, whether it be to my human children or my "animal" children.  (It is sometimes hard to tell which are truely human and which are animals!)

On to humans now.  Just wanted to share a picture from my one tank trip a couple of weeks ago.  We took the kids to brandywine falls in the Cuyahoga Valley park area. Of course it rained for the whole hike, but we had fun anyway.  My children are the tall one on the left, the fourth one over and the little girl next to him.  They all brought a friend... thus the extra kids.We didn't have much rain this summer so the river was low.

I also wanted to mention that I do have the design team all chosen for my store, and will be back later this week when I have more time to announce the new design team.
I think that is it for now.
Take care


Jacilynn said...

what a great card and love that sweet pup. just perfect.

Kelly Massman said...

What a darling card! Love your story about Winston! And, great photos!

Tracey said...

beautiful pictures! your card is cute too...i was gonna ask where u got it but after reading your post i see you don't remember ;) he does look like your dog though!!!

Curlybear said...

Hi Michelle
lovely design and the dog is so sweet and coloured beautifully, thanks for joining us at SCSC101: Anything goes, Good luck, Hugs Bridget x. SCSC DT

Anonymous said...

I love your card, the image is adorable...
Thanks for joining our special launch challenge at SCSC, and good luck with the draw

Teri said...

Cute card hun - love it!
Thanks for playing at Tuesday Taggers this week.
Teri x

Céline et Nathalie said...

hi !
fantastic card and i love this little puppy
thnaks for playing at stempelträume

{Jane} said...

Fab card

Thanks for joining us on SCSC :)

Hugs Jane x

Tanya R said...

Fabulous card Michelle, and I loved reading the dialogue too. You have a way with words. It was nice of you to share your children's smiles with us as well.

MauMau88 said...


Alphabet Challenge

angelique (anlou) said...

what an cute card hun
love the photo's hun
it looks great
hugs angelique

Fran, said...

It's a smilie card, cute :-)

Stacie (craft-princess) said...

Great pics and that card is sooooo adorable!! Thanks for sharing with us at Stamping Vacation!