Monday, January 2, 2017

Totally Pawsome

Happy Monday! A last day of vacation for some today. My husband will go back to work tomorrow. So he took the shift with the kids today so I got some time to craft and catch up on a few chores here at home. My youngest Steve left this afternoon to begin his travels to Boston and to start his new job. So our house is suddenly empty after all the hustle and bustle of the holidays. Our decorations are still up/ The twins love to watch the lights so I've been slow at putting things away. Maybe I'll leave things up until the Three Kings visit.
I needed one more thank you card to finish off my Christmas thank yous. I know this card doesn't have anything to do with Christmas but the recipients have a dog that they love a lot. So I thought this was appropriate.

The dog is a Bugaboo image but I was unable to find it on the sight so it may be a retired image. I colored him with Copic and Bic markers. The image is doe cut with MFT's Stitched Circles. The sentiment is from Squigglefly, who has unfortunately closed their doors. I die cut the sentiment with a Spellbinder's Ribbon Tag Trio 2 die and attached it with a piece of red ribbon. I then added a paw print from Paper Smooches using a die cut and then stenciled the paw on the card stock with Gathered Twigs distress ink. The designer paper in the background is Cat Pack Digi Papers from Imagine That Digis by Kris! Yeah, I know my image is a dog but I can't tell the difference between cat and dog paws. I'm sure someone can but I was using up scraps that I already had printed. I backed the layers with dark brown card stock.
I am entering these challenges:

Someone reminded me that I haven't written about the twins' Baptism. Lots of family showed up for the Mass and the twins were perfect. They slept through the entire ceremony. We couldn't believe it. Here's a picture of them at the ceremony right after they were baptized.

Arthur is closest and Valerie is the farther baby. Here's some pics taken before the ceremony. Valerie wore her mother's Baptismal outfit that was made from material from my wedding dress. Arthur wore the same outfit that both my boys wore for their Baptisms. That material was left over from my SIL's wedding dress. It was so cool to have them wearing these for the ceremony.

This is Valerie.

This is Arthur.
And one last picture taken as the same day of their Baptism. My daughter wanted some pictures fro Christmas in their Christmas outfits. We then made a collage that she gave out as presents this year.

Arthur and Valerie under our Christmas tree.
Thanks so much for stopping by and checking out what I am up to. I need to catch up with chores around the house tomorrow. But hopefully will get some time to play. I am looking forward to getting back to something resembling normal, whatever that might be. Hugs to you all!



Virginia L. said...

This is PAWESOME indeed! So glad that you join the fun over Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Anything Goes” Challenge! Awesome details and design! Super work!

Leanne said...

Great card, love that paper and of course the image is super cool, thanks for playing our challenge at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends.
Leanne DT/LPCF
Remember to following us for a chance to win!

Lisa Lynn said...

What a darling card Donna. And what adorable pics. It is wonderful to use the fabric from the wedding dress - love to hear of such recycled items. They are getting so big. You will have to get some Valentine heart lights, hehe.

scrappymo! said...

Oh my goodness, they are so, so sweet!

We celebrate Christmas till twelfth night (or Epiphany).

Cards by Beckie said...

Such a adorable card. Thank you for sharing with us at Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper.Rebecca x

Pam said...

Oh how adorable, your grand-babies are so precious! Thank you for sharing the sweet photos of their special day. I love the story of their outfits. Your card is adorable too!

ScrappyHorses said...

Donna, those twins are adorable! Isn't it so fun having babies at Christmas! We had our little grand baby baptized this fall and Christmas was delightful! It's so beautiful how the twins wore sentimental gowns/clothes for their baptisms. I'm sure you will agree, this grandma stuff is great!!

Dawn Frost said...

Great card, I LOVE the twins, lol! Thanks for joining Catch the Bug's Make us Laugh challenge good luck! Dawn Bugaboo DT

Karen Howard said...

Wow, this is awesome!!!

Whether you have a stash of pet themed cards or are interested in making blank thank you pet themed handmade cards Sending Paw Prints is a great cause and would love your support!

Sending Paw Prints supports our furry friends by collecting blank thank you pet themed handmade cards and donating them to animal shelters and rescue groups for them to write thank you messages to foster parents, donors and volunteers.

Thank you!
Karen Howard

Carolina Girl (Cely) said...

Absolutely precious!!!!! the card...well, that's one of my favorite images.

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