Friday, April 27, 2012

Dogs and Butterflies

Good Morning!

I have a little vent before we move onto the card for today. I'm not sure if I've ever shared but I am the "Momma" to two dogs. Molly is a one year old mastiff/boxer/lab mix. Molly was found on street in the city where I work. The first day I met her she slept under my desk all day at work. I told my hubby she picked me :)

Samantha was "adopted" from my sister. My sissy moved and couldn't keep her so she came to stay with us. "Mana Banana" as I so affectionately call her is a eleven year old lab/chow mix.

So now that I have introduced you to my "children" maybe you can help me with my problem. Samantha cries every time we put her in her cage. Now, I love her but sometimes I want to strangle her! Every night I lay in bed waiting until she stops crying before I can fall asleep. I've tried covering her cage with a blanket, yelling, and simply telling her to knock it off. Nothing has worked. In fact, as I type this she is in her bed crying . . .grrrr. If you have ANY suggestions I'm wide open!

Thanks for sticking with me through my complaining :) Now on to the card. I'm throwing my hat in the ring for this week's Tuesday Trigger over at Moxie Fab. The inspiration is beautiful but I struggled to make this card

this is what I came up with

I inked up my paper very lightly with my distress ink colors before stamping the background in versamark. Once I clear embossed I added more distress ink. I saw this on someone else's card but I'm not sure who, please forgive me. It gives a much softer look than just clear embossing on white which I really like. I stamped my butterflies in archival ink. Once they were dry I trimmed them out and adhered just the bodies to my white card base.

The overall look of this card is a little bolder than the inspiration photo but it's what came together for me after SEVERAL tries :) All the stamps are Hero Arts. I used Antique Engravings, Truly Appreciated and the Leaf and Floral background.

Happy Friday to you!


  1. I wish I could help you with your dog situation...I couldn't bear to hear my Lucy cry when we got her. I was determined (or not so much really) to crate train her but in the end both dogs sleep on my bed with dh and i every night. I can't imagine them being anywhere else. It's crowded...especially when dd comes in but I guess I wouldn't have it any other way. They are all my babies! lol

    I love your card!

  2. I'm no help either with your dog problem. It took my Bichon 2 months after I adopted her to train me that she really should sleep with me or she'll wake me up 4-5 times a night just to see if I'm still there. Now I wouldn't trade it for anything. Well, there was the night I woke up and she was resting her head on my right eye.

  3. I agree! I couldn't take the crying so they sleep with me. Guess we know who's in charge at my house. LOL!