Saturday, August 5, 2017

Puppy Friend

Hi! This has been a really relaxing week. I spent it up north in Michigan for a family vacation. If you like the outdoors and get a chance, the upper peninsula and the northern part of the lower peninsula of Michigan are gorgeous. Actually, most of Michigan is like that once you get out of the suburbs :) We were lucky because we had warm sunny days pretty much the whole time too.

Anyway, I got back and had a box waiting here from My Favorite Things! They had a great release and sale right before we left and I couldn't resist. After a week away I was itching to do some crafting :)

I have a couple of aunts who help me out by babysitting and other stuff and I want to do something nice for them. I started out by coloring the little puppy with my copics, then fussy cut him out since I didn't get the dies too. I had gotten a few of the blueprints dies and one included the "Friend" cut out and the rectangle in the middle. I added little Nuvo dots around the bottom sentiment and glossy accents to the puppy's collar.

The patterned paper is also from MFT's sale. I used eyelets to attach the piece of patterned paper just at the edges and then threaded a piece of twine through. I haven't decided if I am going to go with a GC or maybe tickets to an event instead when I give it to them. Either one should fit in the little pocket.

Stamps: MFT - Puppy pals
Dies: MFT - Blueprints 8
Inks: Copics
Misc: Nuvo - Silver Linings; Glossy Accents; 
MFT true blue houndstooth patterned paper 

I am adding this card to a few challenges:
MFT Card  - Blueprints challenge
Inkspirational #140 - Photo challenge
Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers #90 - M is for Mink
Craftyhazelnut's patterned paper challenge

I couldn't resist, I had to include some pictures from my vacation.... :)

The view from the end of the dock at the house we stayed at.

My husband and kids on the path to the historic lighthouse at Presque Isle, MI.

My kids found this caterpillar on a beach on Lake Huron. There were more butterflies there than I have ever seen outside of the butterfly house at the zoo!
Thanks so much for stopping by!


  1. Fantastic idea for a GC or tickets, super cute puppy and sometimes you really don't need the dies, your fussy cutting is A1. Thanks for playing along with the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers for M is for Mink.

  2. What a great way to present a gift card. Love your cute little puppy and the way he is leaping into the window. Thanks for joining us at SOSS

  3. Lovely gift card holder - that little pup is adorable. Great vacation pics too, Jo x

  4. Super cute gift card holder! Love the adorable pup!
    Thanks for getting furry with Edna and the sisterhood of snarky stampers!

  5. Great photos. Love the cards, what a nice card and gift you have done for your aunts. Thanks for getting furry with the Snarky Sisters.

  6. What a great way to break in your new stuff, with this sweet card! Love the combo card and gc holder. Thanks for joining the furry fun at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers!

  7. What a gorgeous gift card holder - I'm sure your friend will love it. Loving the neutral colours you've used!

  8. What a lovely way to present a gift card - love that cute puppy. Thank you for joining us at Inkspirational Challenges.

  9. Such a great idea. I love the puppy!! Thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper. Rebecca x


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