Saturday, November 5, 2011

Top Dog!

Well, I finally had time to stamp today! This is the first of the sketches that Ruthie will be doing for the month of November, and I really like this sketch! You can see the list of participants in this week's sketch here. Here it is, DIVASC161.

When I saw it, I immediately had an idea. I had seen a really cute card by Monika Davis, which inspired me to buy the set "Not So Seriously." (page 55, IB&C, #123087, $25.95) And here's what I did with it. I combined DIVASC161 with color challenge PPA118, and here's my card.

Stamps: Not So Seriously
Paper: Whisper White, Soft Suede, Early Espresso
Inks: Soft Suede, Early Espresso, River Rock, Black Staz-on
Accessories: Soft Suede 1 1/4" striped grosgrain ribbon, neutrals brads, word window punch, Modern Label punch, Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border punch, circle punch, stripes embossing folder

I need to stop working at night because I hate using a flash for my photography! I would much rather have natural daylight to take my photos. You can hardly see the striped embossing in the background. Sad...

Oh, I saw the greatest idea today for the word window punch, and now I don't remember where I saw it! The "top dog" greeting was too long for the word window punch, so I measured the length I needed, folded a piece of card stock in half and used the window punch on the folded card stock to get the longer length. I did the same thing with the modern label punch. If you look closely, you may see the fold in the papers. If you have any questions, I can take a photo later to show you. Just give me a holler!

Thanks for stopping by today! If you have time to leave a comment, I really appreciate them! It let's me know that people are actually stopping by.

Blessings to you and yours,


  1. What a cute card! I love that striped Soft Suede ribbon! Thanks for joining us at Pals Paper Arts! :)

  2. This is just the cutest card, Barbara! I love the sketch that you used. The wide ribbon is the perfect touch! Thanks for playing with the Pals at Pals Paper Arts!

  3. This is adorable! Love those hounds!

  4. Such a cute card. Thank you for sharing