A little of this and a little of that.

12 December 2007

Our fur baby is the big 2!

Look at the big two year old! Jake, our spoiled dog had a wonderful birthday. I took him to have his nails done (trimmed). Then we walked around Petco and he picked out his own birthday toy. Jake also enjoyed a little snow play with Riley and Austin. Okay on to stamping…

I challenged myself to make a card without using patterned paper. This is what I came up with… and it was tough. I had to struggle to find something to fill in the background. I punched holes in the Stonewash (Bazzill) cardstock and then I layer that on top of white cardstock, I was trying to give it a snowing look. I then filled each hole with Diamond Stickles and I still wasn’t very happy with it, it still needed more. I then added small snowflakes (TAC Snowflakes set) in-between the falling snow. Yippee I was happy with the background!

For the second card, I gave up on my challenged and pulled out the patterned paper (Basic Grey Figgy Pudding Forest / Glee) and I was pleasantly surprised to see that Close to My Heart’s (CTMH) Twilight and Garden Green matched it perfectly.

Thanks for reading ~ Jovi

Stamps: Light Hanging (Stampabilities), Snowflakes (TAC) ~ Paper: Cranberry (CTMH), Stonewash (Bazzill), White ~ Ink: Noir (Palette), White Daisy (CTMH) ~ Other: Diamond Stickles, Red Grosgrain (SU), Scalloped Punch, Round Punch, Small Hole Punch, Paper Snowflake, Chalk, Glossy Accents by Ranger, Pop Dots, Glue Dots, Prismacolor Pencils blended with Gamsol

Stamps: Light Hanging (Stampabilities) ~ Paper: Garden Green (CTMH), Twilight (CTMH), Crystal Blue (CTMH), White, Basic Grey Figgy Pudding Forest / Glee ~ In ~ Ink: Noir (Palette) ~ Other: Twilight Designer Ribbon (CTMH), Pebbles Chalk, Prismacolor Pencils blended with Gamsol


  1. I love both of these cards, but the first one, without patterned paper, is my favourite.

  2. What happened to Rapture of the Road? I just went there and it is gone. Sorry to see it gone because I really enjoyed your writing.


  3. too cute, I like both of them too..what a neat way to make the background on the first card, I really like it!

  4. I LOVE, LOVE these cards...especially the first one!!! I came so close to buying this stamp...bad me, bad me!!!

  5. Hmmm, who's cuter--the dog or house mouse? Well, today it has to be your dog.

  6. Jovi, I better add that your cards are adorable. I don't want you thinking I hated your cards!

  7. I love that stamp,he's so stinkin' cute!! Your cards are awesome!!!

  8. I LOVE hm stamps and these are just too adorable!!!
    Great job.

    I am gonna link you on my blogroll!!!

  9. What a cute puppy...I love your cards you did also with the mice.

    Also, glad you were not hurt on your bike and someone stopped to help you....doesnt happen much that someone will actually stop to help you unless they are FREAKS..LOL


  10. Great cards! Jake is super cute. He looks full of personality.

  11. You are positively THE BEST with House Mouse stamps. Your coloring is so right-on-perfect! Look at the glow around the bulbs. AWESOME!

    ~ Jennifer

  12. P.S. and not to leave out your pup! He is SUCH a handsome guy! I think 'Bella has a major crush on him!

    ~ Jennifer

  13. Hello Jovita,

    Jake looks so cute.

    I like your new House Mouse cards. Your selected colors fit very well together .


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