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Monday, February 20, 2017

National Love Your Pet Day - Mocca Lifts Me Up!

Hello friends!
I had noticed on the web somewhere today that it is
National "Love Your Pet" Day
So of course I got in my stamp room and pulled out some of my beloved Doxie stamps to play with!

Since the weather has been ridiculously warm over my way (It's been very unseasonably warm and record setting temperatures for my area this time of year.  Usually we get snow and cold in February and we've been getting 60 degree weather!), it was very easy to think warm Spring and colors on my design.  I happened to spot a fun color challenge to go along with my pet stamps too!

So here's what I came up with for today:
I pulled out a fave stamp set from Newton's Nook called "Delightful Doxies".  I saw they just came out with the coordinating dies to go with this, so I'm sure I'll be picking that up sometime! :)  I think the extra "string" added to this set is really fun to make your design as long as you want.  So, I took advantage of that to fill up the length of my kite so that it would fit with the length of the card too.  I wanted the front part of the doxies feet to be touching the ground as if the bottom portion of the doxie was being lifted up by the kite.  I paper pieced the kite and cut it out to place on my card and stamped the kite bows where I wanted them.  I stamped the butterfly from the set and made it appear as if it has landed on the doxie's nose.  I've also stamped the clouds from the NN's Spring Showers stamp set as I thought it would add a nice sky for the kite.

Everything was colored with my Copics and the blue in the sky was made with blue chalk.  I added some details with my black and white gel pens and I used a gold gel pen to color in the dog tag.

For the scallop border along the edge, I took a border die and cut it with some pink and mint colored card stock and attached it to my image panel and then attached that to a yellow A2 sized side folding card base.  I took a sentiment from the doxie stamp set to add to the corner of my card.
This will be a nice flat card to mail out.

I hope you've enjoyed my card today!
Before I go, I couldn't leave without sharing a photo of my beloved pet doxie Mocca:
This is her head sticking out from a pile of laundry that just came out of the dryer.
She likes the warmth and immediately comes right over when she sees the basket.  LOL!  She is such a pleasure to have as a family member and we all love her very much.  She certainly DOES lift us up in many different ways! :)

Mocca says: "Be sure to show your pet how much you love them today!"

Thanks so much for dropping by!  See you soon!
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HUGS & SMILES
*Vicki*

CHALLENGES:
1.  Newton's Nook Inky Paws Challenge - Color Combo:  Mint, Pink, Yellow, White

2.  A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything Goes

3.  Little Red Wagon - Use Products You Love (Doxie stamps, Copics, Border dies)

4.  Crafty Gals Corner - Use Your Favorite Things (mentioned above!)

37 comments:

Carol L said...

How completely cute and fun is this adorable card. And SO is your precious Doxie Mocca! We had one who passed on some years ago and I still miss her much! I love those teeny scalloped borders in those fun colors and that butterfly on the nose is just too darned CUTE! Every day should be love your pet day as far as I'm concerned :) There's just nothing like the unconditional love of a pet is there? :)

Rhonda Miller said...

Your card is so cute. I love the adorable doxie image and the pic of your sweet doxie.

jimlynn said...

Love your fun card Vicki! So pretty and you nailed that color challenge with it. Cute idea to extend the kite. He really does look like he's flying through the air. Love it!

Mocca............OMG!!!! What a little cutie she is! Absolutely precious! Rambo would love to be her best friend I know. Rambo loves the burrow under the warm laundry too and usually watches to see when I walk though with it and then heads for that area. They're a joy to have aren't they!

Lynn

Kim said...

This is such a cute card. I hadn't realized it was National Pets Day. Your Mocca is adorable.

aussie aNNie said...

Love Mocca, looks like my chocolate lab there...only smaller. Love love love your gorgeous doggie card, it's adorable...fabulous design too.xx{aNNie}

Shelly Schmidt said...

Darling card- love the layers of the dies in different colors. That image is adorable too! And, your dog is just adorable!!! Our dog is too old to get into the laundry basket.... He cannot jump up anymore : ( bit t is fun to see your dog like that. Such a bundle of love!!!

Debra K. said...

What a wonderfully fun, cute card! Such a fabulous card design Vicki. Beautifully coloured too. I love the butterfly on his nose and the curving border in the three colours.
Your Mocha is gorgeous! Such expressive eyes. If I could dive into the warm washing out of the tumbler I would too :D, smart dog! Thanks for showing your cute doxie to us. Debra x

coldwaters2 said...

OMG how beautiful is Mocca those eyes hold you captive they are full of love and expression they sure make you smile with their antics don't they Vicki, lol. Vicki your card is absolutely delightful and full of happiness I always find that animals can make you feel uplifted even when the day is not going so well.
hugs
lorraine x

Dotty Jo x said...

A gorgeous card and an even more gorgeous pic of your little friend, Jo x

Shelly said...

Aww...such a sweet card! And what a cute picture of Mocca!

Fiki said...

so cute dog!
and your card is adorable!
lots of hugs , Fiki
My little store: Crafty Kitty Cat Shop
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Jerrie said...

AWW, Mocca is so cute!! I love her face peeking out from the laundry!! Your card is sweet too!

Donna Ellis said...

Mocca is soooooo cute, Vicki! And who does not love being snuggled by the warm clothes from the dryer. She looks so happy! I agree that our fur children add a dimension to our lives we would never have experienced without them. and each fur child brings different gifts to us. Thanks for sharing the photo of your doxie!

Your card is fantastic! Also so cheerful and sweet, your creations never fail to bring smiles to my face. The pretty scallop stitched layers on your card were the perfect way to introduce pretty colors and create a lovely design. Wonderful card! Wishing you a great week! hugs, de

Davi said...

Oh Vicki what a delightful card you created! Brings lots of smile with that cutie image and the pretty layered colors :) Your little Mocca is a real sweetie! Funny how our little critters all have the cutest little quirks and bring such joy! Have a Blessed week Vicki :)

Linda Simpson said...

Beautiful card Vicki, loving the photo of your own cute doxie.
Hugs
Linda xxx

Lori Kobular said...

What a pretty card! I love the butterfly on the doxie's nose! The layers going down the side of your card are awesome! Your little Mocca is a true sweetheart!

Mac Mable said...

Your card is so adorable and love how you've got that cute dog just lifting up with the balloon and the butterfly on it's nose.....adorable x As is your beloved doxie Mocca x Thanks for sharing x

Margreet said...

Both fun and gorgeous Vicki...love the way you used the scallop borders and the stamp is so much fun!
Love the photo of your Mocca!
xxx Margreet

Lola said...

So cute (your card and furbaby). What a lovely scalloped border and light colors.

Tammy said...

Your card is adorable Vicki!! I love the fun scene you created and the gorgeous layered scallops! OMGosh that picture of Mocca is adorable, what a little cutie!!
Hugs, Tammy

Heather said...

This is so sweet. And so is your puppy. Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon this week.

MiamiKel said...

Aw Vicki - delightful! What a cute card, perfect for the challenge! I squealed when I saw the day and made my card - what a perfect day to celebrate! Little Mocca is darling! She's a delight as well!
Hugs!

NanaConnie said...

Oh, Vicki, you and Lynn have the cutest doxies ever! The one on your card is mighty cute, too. Precious card. :-D

Donna said...

Fabulous design and beautifully colored Vicki and Mocca is just adorable! Can you give her a doggy treat for me?

Lynn McAuley said...

Such a fabulously fun card, Vicky! And with that sweet face, it is clear to see that Mocca is much loved!!

Jennifer Jackson said...

I love Moca! Such a sweet face!!! Your card is so lovely too! I love the border layered with the colors used in the challenge! so clever!
Thanks for playing along with our Inky Paws Challenge!

-Jen {Newton's Nook Designs}

Chrissy said...

Super cute card Vicki..fabulous design, very cute image, but look who stole the show..Mocca is just adorable..

Luv CHRISSYxx

Sarah said...

Now, the card is great but Moccas steals the show today....adorable xx

Crafty EllenH. said...

So cute I love this card!!!! :)

crafty-stamper said...

Love the really cute image and great design-and Mocca looks so cute too-if I posted pics of all our pets my goodness-we have 2 dogs/2 cats/2rabbits/2 bearded dragons/gecko and 4 hamsters -mind you only the 2 cats are mine the others are daughters and sons which they came back home with!!!
Carol x

JD/ Jill said...

Adorable! Both your card and Mocca! It brings back memories of our Snoopy! His favorite place to be is with our laundry too.

MaryH said...

So enjoyed meeting Mocca and she's very pretty too! Cute that she lovs to burrow in the warm laundry. LOve this delightful doxie card, and like the way you've done the scallops layers with the pastel colors. That is one cute image too! Truly uplifting in so many ways! Enjoy your warm bed, Mocca! Hugs & TFS

Pia S said...

The layers of colors is a fun detail, and you managed to ground the dog so it looks like he's just about to be taken by the wind and kite. Fun and sweet!

Asha said...

Eeeek! Cuteness overload!!!! Mocca is such a distraction from your card. Look at those eyes and cute little nosey-wosey. I want to scoop her up and hugs the precious little munchkin. That card is perfect for the occasion, my friend.
hugs Asha

Indy's Designs said...

Oh your puppy is so cute! As for your card, great use of the challenge colors and wonderfully designed! So glad you were inspired to join Inky Paws Challenge's color challenge!
Debbie, IPC Lead

Monika Reeck said...

So Lovely Vicki
I adore the Image so sweet that the Dog will fly with the Kite
sweeet and the cloud so cuute too
and the sky so soft Vicki
Love the triple DIES in pink green and the main Image...Cute butterfly on his nose too
One WORD: CUTENESS EVER!!
LOVE!!

Patti J said...

Be still my heart - this is so adorable! I have a friend with doxie's - she'd love this image. Beautifully done! (As always :)

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