Thursday, March 25, 2010

Paws I Care... that's why!!!

Thank you all so much...

for the sweet comments on the projects I made for yesterday's Mega March Blog Hop with JustRite Stamps!!  I hope that your efforts will yield you some fabulous JR Prizes!!  :-)

Day Three of the Mega Hop is going on today so please stop by the 
to find the list of today's participants!!  
Everything I have seen has been amazing!!

To see my projects from yesterday's Hop simply scroll down.  You can still leave a comment until Friday night at 6pm EST to be eligible to win one of the many prizes offered!  Good Luck!!

 So, on to today's post which is near and dear to my heart!

There are so many things that I just love about Melyssa Connolly, owner and stamp designer of Whimsie Doodles stamps.  Not only is she super sweet and super talented, but she also has a soft spot in her heart for animals!!  As you know we rescued Tasha (our puppy) almost a year ago from a shelter and so animal shelters are something that we in our family feel strongly should receive support from us!

PCP challenge Blinkie

Melyssa has designed a special stamp set full of wonderful stamped images of cats and dogs and whimsical sayings too.  And she is graciously donating ALL of the proceeds from the stamp sales to a local SPCA.  

So why don't you do your part and buy the set today!!

Are these not the cutest images ever!!!  
And the best news is you can get them all in digital format for 
only $5... for the whole set!!

Isn't that a wonderful bargain?  Please help us help homeless pets!

Here is a card that I made featuring the Dog Years image which has this cute dog wearing a birthday party hat!  The DP I used is from the DCWV Pet Stack.  It is the same paper that I am using to make the 1st year album for Tasha!!  I love it!!  I colored in the image using Copic Markers and cut it out leaving a small border of white.  Then I matted it with coordinating Bazzill paper too.

The sketch I used (flipped horizontally and vertically) is the one for the challenge going on over at Paper Crafts Planet that Whimsie Doodles is sponsoring.  You can enter the challenge for a chance to win a $10 gift card for Whimsie Doodles.  So if you are interested in playing along (even if you don't have WD stamps) just click HERE to check it out!

For the sentiment I had to get a little creative in Photoshop and erase the dog and heart images that you see in the digistamp above.  I filled in the missing lines with a black fine tip marker.  I then altered the size of the sentiment to fit inside the bone and ran it through the printer again .  I subtly highlighted the sentiment with a pale BG marker from Copics.

For added dimension I popped up the dog on some foam tape then added the golden yellow twill tape and three coordinating brads!!  Finally to finish it off I added a frame of machine stitching to the outer edges of the card!!  Whatcha think??

I hope your week is winding down nicely.  Tomorrow is Friday already and on top of that I am off call too!!  Please have a wonderful day and may your bucket overflow with the desire to help homeless animals!


nessy said...

wow kelly what an amazing card ~and what a perfect cause ~just love this little chap and fab paper to match!
vanessa xx

Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

Super cute card, Kelly!! I love how you did the sentiment on the doggie bone!! Great job!!

Dawn B. said...

This is so sweet. I love this set.. It is really a fun way to create.. I forgot to tell you the last time I visited that I LOVE your blog.. It is so creative..Great design..

mulberry station said...

This is the sweetest set of images! I love what you have done with your card. it is super cute Kelly!