Thursday, June 12, 2008

Thump Thump Thump...A Doggie Love Birthday Card

One of my dearest friends, Jodie, is a dog lover. She has two--a chihuahua (I had to look up how to spell that, which would make her smile)named Dutchess and a poodle named Candy. Another thing about Jodie...she's no girly girl! I have never in my life seen her wear anything remotely resembling lacy or flowery, so when I was thinking about her birthday card, I wanted it to reflect her style as well.

I have been hoarding a large piece of cool patterned paper by Shabby Princess, and I was inspired by Stephanie's color scheme and design at Steph's Stampin' Stuff. SO, after seeing her work, I determined to stop the madness and use it all up to make Jodie's card.

The design that Stephanie used is from Jen del Muro's weekly feature, Saturday Sketch For You To Try. When I saw it last week, I wasn't all that moved by it, but, as may happen to you when you visit this or any other blog, seeing somenone else's take on a layout or how she uses a stamp set can change everything!

I just pulled some colors from the paper and followed the sketch. The strip with the brads on it is supposed to make you think of a dog collar. Was I successful? Since this dog stamp was a stand-alone purchase, i.e. not part of a SU! set so it didn't come with a saying, I had to come up with my own. I think it'll make her smile.

Today's the last day to enter the blog candy contest (see this post)! I've enjoyed hearing from you, many of whom I've never met! I love this! The winner will be posted tomorrow after I get home from my early morning shift at Starbucks, so don't get up at 4am to see if I post the winner before going to work!


sandra said...

very cute card. Your friend will love it.

Stephanie said...

Wow! You were inspired by me? I LOVE your card! That dog is adorable! Great job!