Hey All! I have an update on Gunther at the end of the blog for those of you who want to know what's going on with him.
Well, it's another Monday and that means it's time for another House Mouse Monday Challenge! Since we are so close to Valentine's Day, my teammate America has challenged us to use "Love" as the theme of our cards. Anything goes as long as it has to do with love. So, here is what I came up with:
OMGosh I love this image so much and was so glad I could finally get to use it. I originally bought it just to have in case someone got married or someone wanted me to make a card for a wedding. Well, that has not happened, so this was the perfect opportunity! Are they not the sweetest little couple? This House Mouse Stamp is called "Playing Dress Up". I took some of the great suggestions I got from you all for coloring "black" things, and I really am pleased with how his little tux came out. Here is a close up of the image:
I had to hold the card at an angle for you to see the glitter on her dress. I used a glitter gel pen and just dotted her dress to make it look like it had sequins on it. You will also see that I put a little pearl headband on her veil. I used colored pencils and oms to color them. His tux is colored with a black pencil and then blended with oms. So just the one pencil did it. I used a MS punch for the lacy border. I wanted the card to reflect both feminine qualities and male qualities so I made the upper half with swirly paper and the bottom half with a formal "tux stripe". LOL I then punched out the heart and attached it with the little silver chain and stamped the word "love" on it.
I really hope you have time in the next couple of weeks to join in the challenge over at House Mouse Monday Challenge blog. I would LOVE to see what you create! If you don't have time for the challenge, at least hop over to see what my fellow design team created. They are an amazing group!
OK now for a Gunther update. After the accident and the initial xrays, the vet said that I could walk him for a short walk five days after he had total rest. So that's what I did. I guess "short" is a relative term. I walked him for what was a way shorter walk that he normally gets. . . just around the block. He started out OK, but by the time we got home, he was having great difficulty. It set him way back. As of today (Sunday) he is at an 8 on the limp scale of 1 - 10. I'm so disappointed. So now the vet says no exercise for two weeks! He is going to go nuts! And poor Shotsy. I'm going to have to get over my guilt and take Shotsy for his romp in the park without Gunther, and that just breaks my heart. Gunther is not going to understand, but on the other hand, Shotsy shouldn't have to suffer two weeks of not going to the park. God I can't wait until Gunther heals! So, that is the scoop. He is off pain meds and on to Ascriptin. It seems to take the edge off for him. So keep those good thoughts coming his way! Thanks again for all of your sweet comments and support for my beautiful boy.
One last thing. . .I'm working on Valentine's Day cards for Pat over at The Rubber Maid. Every year she takes the donated cards to the kids over at the Children's Hospital in Michigan. This is such a worthy cause and I participated last year as I am this year. I'll be posting the cards on my Wednesday Evening Post along with other stuff. So, if you would like to help, here is the link to the info. There is blog candy involved!
Thanks so much for stopping by. I love you guys!
"God, please help me be the person that my dogs think I am."