Wednesday, August 31, 2022

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Hey y'all, how's it going?  I think we're adjusting okay to having Ryan in school, though he does NOT like getting up so early in the morning : )  He's been big smiles when he got off the bus for the first two days, so far so good.  I've been spending time in my craft room this week but man, yesterday I had the TOUGHEST time settling in to make anything!  I wasted at least 3 hours just trying to figure out what to do and then finally got my act together when I only had about two hours until getting Ryan off the bus.  But I made a card for my dog-loving friend Krissy's birthday at last!

Couldn't help it, I had to use Ruff Day again (she also got the last card I made with this stamp set!).  And I used up some of my Fresh Prints scraps for this, I just love that paper.  I still have at least one more pack that hasn't even been opened yet but I'm parsimonious about using even my scraps.  (Unabashed paper hoarder here.)

Thank you to the Retro Rubber Challenge for giving me the jump start yesterday to actually make something!

Ruff Day is quite retro at 15 years old.  This card reminded me once again that we do not have Coastal Cabana Stampin' Blends and really, the Bermuda Bay ones are not that great of a substitute.  We need Blends in alllllll of the colors, SU!  The tag die I used is from last year's Sweet Little Stockings bundle, it was just the right size for my retro stamps.

I'm also entering this at the Shopping Our Stash challenge where the theme is Animal Antics.  My first time playing along there!

We've got workmen here at the house today who are replacing our heating system.  That means I have to stay at the house all day until they're done...guess I'll just have to go back in my craft room ; )  Hopefully my creativity will be a bit more cooperative today.  Cheers, y'all!

Supplies, all SU!
Stamps:  Ruff Day
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Coastal Cabana, Stampin' Blends in Crumb Cake, Basic Black, Real Red, Bermuda Bay
Paper:  Coastal Cabana, Real Red, Thick Basic White, Fresh Prints DSP Stack
Accessories:  Stockings dies, red rhinestone, Dimensionals


dj said...

Cute little party animal!! Perfect for our ANIMAL ANTICS challenge over at SOS...Way to go shopping your stash!! As a first time player over at Shopping Our Stash...WELCOME!! Hope you enjoyed our challenge and we hope to see you again!!

Barb Finnical said...

Super cute card! The dog is having such a good time. I love how you did your background papers. I'm going to have to use that technique on a card soon.

Heather said...

Dang, that's super cute, Christy! Love this partying doggo, and what great papers to add to the celebration! This sings! Thanks so much for playing at Retro Rubber!

Maria Rodriguez. said...

Oh my gosh!! this little doggie is the cutest, love the fabulous array of DSP on your card, the perfect background for this happy pup!!
Thank you for sharing with us at RETRO RUBBER.
Stay healthy and safe.

AlisonC said...

A brilliant way to use scraps for the background. I must try and remember. This dog is such fun, it's sure to make anyone laugh. Thanks for Shopping your Stash with us this time.

SmilynStef said...

What a fun little party animal ... and that paper is fantastic ... so very glad you joined our Animal Antics at Shopping Our Stash.