Sunday, June 25, 2017

Bold Color, Bright Bling

Today's card was inspired by a number of cards featuring brightly-colored backgrounds for white die cuts, like this card here by Loll Thompson. Loll used alcohol inks to create her lovely background, but I don't have alcohol inks (a lack I may or may not correct). Using my Tim Holtz Distress Inks, I sponged an ombre backdrop for my white, punched flowers.

I love the way the Distress Inks blend so smoothly with the Tim Holtz mini blending tools. The intensity of the color is wonderful and pops right off the white card base. I added rhinestones to my daisies after coloring them with Sharpies. Because, you know, BLING!

This weekend, we put a downpayment on a new puppy! She's not been born yet, but we have second pick of a litter between two adorable adult golden retrievers. Here are the mom (Annie, left) and dad (Grady, right).

Their previous litter was full of adorable pups!

Around Labor Day, our lives will become very, very chewy and furry. Please say a prayer for Daisy, who will no longer be the only pup. She may not be amused by a little furball.

Mercy, grace, peace, and love,

stamps: My Favorite Things Label Maker Sentiments
ink: Tim Holtz Distress Inks, Memento black
paper: Papertrey white
accessories: flower punch, rhinestones, Sharpie markers


  1. Fabulous, bright card and wonderful news on the pup!

  2. love those colors so much!!! a new puppy!! eek

  3. Exciting news about the new puppy!! We are also waiting for ours to be ready to come home in August (male yellow lab).

  4. What a gorgeous card. Very striking. It has inspired me to have a go at something similar. Thank you.

    Good luck with the chewy puppy phase!

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  6. Beautiful gorgeous colours lovely...xx

  7. As always, I love the card. Introduce your dog and the puppy in a neutral place. I read that on several sites years ago when I was getting ready to increase our family. That way your dog won't be as likely to feel like his 'territory' is being invaded. A friend brought the puppies (yes, I got 2 at that time) to the vets and I brought my 2 dogs. It wasn't seamless when we got home, but I think it went better than if I had just brought the puppies home.

  8. Awesome card. I love the colors. I do not have alcohol inks either. I think about it and just never do it. Great news about the pup. Good looking parents. I always tell my husband 2 dogs are better than one. Good luck

  9. This might help ease your mind about adding a second pup: Check out Leslie Miller's blog: Goldens and Garden. Her Nov. 7, 2011 entry begins her story of bringing home a second golden. Oh, and great card! Love the stark white against that gorgeous blend of colors.
    Lu C

  10. OH! Those sweet golden faces! Golden retrievers have the smiliest, happiest faces! I love them.

    Oh, and look! You had another lovely card too. I was distracted.

    1. (This is Sharon D. I just realized another Sharon commented above.)

  11. Beautiful card. Can't wait to see photos of your new puppy.


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