Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Friends to the End

Happy Tuesday! How are things with you? I've been having "doggy drama" this week. My pup developed some kind of allergy last Wednesday...poor thing was sneezing, with watery eyes that were so swollen she could barely see. I took her to the vet, and she was on the mend until Sunday, when her eyes got all red and swollen again...took her to the vet yesterday and found out her eyes are now infected. She got more shots, and now she's on quite the regimen...a pill every 12 hours and eye drops every 6...which means I haven't been getting much sleep around here. I always think of her as my child, and now I have the sleep deprivation to prove it! Smiley

Now onto today's card. Every once in a while I like to challenge myself to complete a bunch of challenges on one card...while keeping to my clean style. This card fits four challenges:
CPS Sketch 177
Curtain Call Color Challenge Act 40 (Tempting Turquoise, Kiwi Kiss, Real Red, Basic Black)
Wee Memories Scrappy Saturday Challenge 15 (Incorporate Stamping)
A Passion for Papertrey (Forever Friends)

I played with the out of the box technique for the first time...I thought this set was perfect for it. Splitcoast has a great tutorial on how to do this technique with Nestabilities, but I just used scissors and a ruler to eyeball it.

Hope you like it!

Stamps: Turning a New Leaf, Mega Mixed Messages (PTI)
Paper: Basic Black, PTI white, SU pp
Ink: Kiwi Kiss, Basic Black
Accessories: PTI ribbon, Kaisercraft pearls, Martha Stewart butterfly punch

32 comments:

Merry said...

This card is so beautiful....I love your style. I hope your puppy is better quickly...poor thing.

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

Beautiful card, Ann!! I just love your CAS creations!!

Laurel said...

Wow what a fantastic card! love it.

Lynnette said...

I love this card. It's so pretty, the leaves and butterfly are just fabulous.

StampinCathy said...

Sorry to hear about your doggie. Your card is just lovely and love the colors and your style.

Karen B. said...

Great technique, colors and card! Hope your puppy is doing better!

Rosanne said...

Pretty card!

Angie Tieman said...

Ooh, this is SO cute! And 4 challenges?! You go, girl! Sorry to hear about your puppy though! :(
Hope he gets better soon!

Pat (mspfd) said...

Wow! I love this! What a super fabulous card. Your design is a show stopper!

Stacey Schafer said...

beautiful, Ann! thanks for sharing this with us at the Curtain Call!

Brandi said...

Awwww! Hope your little pup gets to feeling better!

~amy~ said...

soo pretty Ann!

Marisa said...

Fabulous use of this week's colours. I just ordered that PTI leaf set and am very impatiently waiting for it LOL! You have used it wonderfully here along with the butterflies. Thanks for playing the curtain call.

Lyn S said...

Lovely card Ann! Hope your doggie is doing better.

xiumaiyuki said...

Gorgeous CAScard, Ann! it breaks my heart reading about your puppy. Hope he'll feel better soon!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

I think this one is great, well done with those colors (I struggled a bit with them). Love the CAS look to it.

Jenny said...

Such a pretty card Ann! Love it! :) :) :) :)

Ingrid Danvers said...

Your card is really beautiful, Ann. The small butterflies add a nice touch. Sorry to hear about your pup.

Deanna said...

Perfection!

Aimes said...

Awww poor, pup! Hope she's getting better by now!
OK how you've managed to master so many challenges with this card is pretty impressive! I'm so happy that one of the challenges is ours ;D
Just love the drama of the bold red ribbon at the bottom. It really finishes off the card so nicely!
Have fun at CHA btw - totally jealous *grrr* ;D
Hugs,
Aimes
x

JoLynn said...

I think it's delightful. Love the butterflies, and the "outside the box" technique. I don't use that enough.

Irena said...

Gorgeous card.

Heidi Van Laar said...

Ann, this is gorgeous! Love how you used the out of the box technique!

hope your puppy is feeling better soon!

(-: Heidi

Sue Kohler said...

Stunning use of this weeks colours Ann, what a great design! Thanks for sharing at Curtain Call this week! :)

Courtney K said...

Love this design -- especially the blue butterflies.

Karen said...

Fantastic card! Love the colors & those sweet butterflies. :> I scanned the posts above & don't see any news....is your pup doing better? I hope so!

Susan (peebsmama) said...

I really like how you used the color combo. This would have been nice as a one layer card, but with the panel matted in black it really stands out.

I can definitely sympathize with you and your puppy. I have a cat who has had asthma for quite a while now. He's on regular meds for it, but every once in a while he has a series of bad episodes where he can barely get a breath and I have to take him to the emergency vet - they always happen in the middle of the night. I took him in this past Friday night. Usually that keeps him good for several weeks. Not this time though. I had to bring him in again yesterday. We now have to start him on a special nebulizer with medicine that costs $215! It's unbelievable what we will go through for our pets.

Michele Gross said...

So pretty!! Love the layout of this :) Hope your pup is better soon and you can get some sleep!!

Mandy said...

Sorry to hear about the pup! Poor thing!! Your card is beautiful, though!

Kate Lewis said...

Hi Ann, so sorry to read about your poor pup, I hope she's doing well now. Thank you for entering this fabulous card into our challenge - such an clean, eye-catching design & I love those butterflies!

Glad to read on Facebook you're having a fab time at CHA!! Kate x

Belinda said...

Hope your little puppy is better soon! :) Lovely card with the pop of blue!

Carol said...

Hi Ann,

I just found your blog via Passion for Papertrey and just wanted to say how pretty your cards are. I hope you dog is feeling better and you are getting some sleep.

Carol x